Deputy Probation Officer, Senior
Salary: $25.29-$30.88 hourly / $4,399-$5,370 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs professional
casework services for adult and juvenile offenders for the most
complex or difficult cases; provides technical guidance to junior
staff members; assists the Deputy Probation Officer, Supervising,
with supervisory duties on an as-needed basis; and performs related
duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the lead worker level in the
Deputy Probation Officer series, as distinguished from Deputy
Probation Officer, which is the entry-/journey-level class, and
Deputy Probation Officer, Supervising, which is the supervisory
level in charge of a unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Performs supervisory function at the discretion
of, or in the absence of the unit supervisor; conducts caseload
reviews, traffic hearings and in-service training programs; operates
counseling and education centers; reviews and signs Court reports
prepared by junior staff; interprets departmental policies and
procedures to staff; represents the department at meetings and
hearings; cooperates with representatives of state and local social
services and law enforcement agencies in cases of mutual interest;
investigates and supervises the most complex or difficult cases;
interviews offenders, their families, and interested individuals to
determine the nature of their environmental, employment, financial,
or family difficulties; formulates plans of probation and presents
oral or written recommendations to the Court; conducts group
counseling sessions; advises adults, juveniles, or their families
about available community resources; makes arrests and conducts body
searches as necessary and authorized; administers drug tests;
handles special assignments; prepares petitions, correspondence,
case histories, and regular and administrative reports, and
maintains case files.
1. Two years of professional probation experience; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Deputy Probation Officer with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Candidates must meet minimum peace officer standards as specified in
California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031, including but not
limited to: no one currently on probation for a misdemeanor; no
prior felony convictions (unless fully pardoned); good moral
character as determined by thorough background investigation;
submission of fingerprints for purpose of a criminal record check;
and found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental
condition which might adversely affect the powers of a peace
Possession of a valid California Driver's License and U.S.
Citizenship or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has
applied for citizenship.
Knowledge of: peace officer probation theory and practice; federal,
state, and local laws relating to probation work; casework
objectives and techniques; court practices and procedures.
Ability to: skillfully interview; demonstrate mature judgment in
disposition of cases; establish and maintain effective relationships
with others; make sound discretionary decisions; work well under
pressure; learn to plan, review, and direct the work of others.