Deputy Probation Officer I/II

YUBA COUNTY   Marysville, CA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on June 6, 2024
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The Yuba County Probation is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Probation Officer I/II.  Under general supervision, Deputy Probation Officers perform a variety of professional adult and juvenile probation duties related to case management, field monitoring and investigation, probation supervision, mediation, intake and other programs; coordinates probation activities with those of the Superior Court; ensures compliance with court ordered probation conditions through counseling; coordinates community resources to assist probationers to successfully complete the terms of probation; and performs related work as required. This classification is a flexibly staffed position in the protective services category in the professional Probation Officer series. As experience accrues, the incumbent performs with increasing independence and becomes a candidate for promotion after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency, which meet the qualifications of the higher-level class and successful completion of the Probation Officer Core curriculum approved by the Standards of Training and Corrections.

Examples of Duties:

  • Provide direct field supervision of clients including home, employment and school visits, weapons and contraband searches and chemical testing; ensure that conditions of probation are being complied with.
  • Interview, investigate, verify and compile information and prepare reports regarding the personal, social, educational, financial, vocational, health and/or prior criminal history of probationers referred by law enforcement agencies, Court officials and social service, out-of-home placement agencies or juvenile support agencies; explain conditions of probation; prepare and explain goals to be achieved during probationary period; develop and present recommendations for case management upon intake or for actions in the event of violation of probation.


About Yuba County Probation Services:

The principal mandated tasks accomplished by Adult and Juvenile Probation Services are the preparation of investigative reports and sentencing recommendations for the Courts on criminal, diversion and probation actions, and the supervision of adult and at risk youth granted formal probation. Probation Officers also supervise clients released on Post Release Community Supervision and pursuant to Section 1170(h) of the Penal Code. Probation manages a variety of specialized adult and youth program elements. The adult programs include Drug Court, a pre-trial risk assessment unit, and a wide array of rehabilitative programming at the Yuba County T.E.A.M. Center. The youth program elements include a variety of programs, Probation and School Success Program, Juvenile Offender Work Program, Truancy Program, and the Thomas E. Mathews School.  

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in the basic principles of applied psychology and sociology. Will Possess basic interviewing, behavior modification and counseling techniques. Able to keep accurate, clear and concise reports, correspondence, court documents and other written materials as required. Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with clients, general public, co-workers, other County employees and representatives from various agencies. Must maintain composure, keep emotions in check, control anger, and avoid aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Ability to deal effectively with manipulative, hostile or antisocial behavior.



Level I Minimum: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Level I Preferred: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or Behavioral Science or closely related field AND two years of experience in a field related to the work.

Level II Minimum: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND two years of experience providing probation and casework/counseling services at a level comparable to the County’s class of Deputy Probation Officer I.

Level II Preferred: In addition to the above described experience and required certification, a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Behavioral Science or a closely related field and experience functioning as a lead officer within a Probation Department; possess a valid California 832 Peace Officer Certificate; and/or a California State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Basic Probation Officer Certificate.

Special Requirements: Must meet the State of California requirements for peace officer status, including passing a detailed background investigation with a fingerprint check, having no felony convictions, passing a medical and psychological exam, being at least 18 years of age, being a US citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Depending upon assignment may require the ability to carry, use and care for firearms. Must meet and maintain appropriate state standards concerning physical and psychological characteristics.

Working Conditions: Work evenings, nights, weekends, and holiday shifts as assigned.  Attend meetings outside of normal business hours. Working conditions are typical of a public safety setting, and may involve potential for high stress levels, exposure to hostile situations, including potential exposure to blood/air borne pathogens, exposure to adverse weather conditions, dust, gas, fumes or chemicals and work with highly manipulative and psychologically challenging client population.

Licenses & Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid CA Class C Driver’s License. Possess or ability to successfully obtain the following certifications within one year of appointment, a valid First Aid and CPR Certifications; a California 832 Peace officer Certificate; and the CA State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Basic Probation Officer. All training and certifications must be maintained annually.


Level I: $4,964 - $5,461/monthly

Level II: $5,420 - $5,962/monthly



Marysville , CA
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