Deputy Probation Officer, Supervising
Salary: $29.08-$35.51 hourly / $5,058-$6,175 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, plans, assigns, and supervises the
work of a group of probation officers and assigned staff; and
performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the full supervisory class
in which incumbents are responsible for administration and direction
of a unit staffed by Probation Officers and other assigned staff;
incumbents also perform difficult investigations and handle case
intake as necessary.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Assigns cases, supervises, reviews, and trains a staff of
Probation Officers engaged in one of the following activities:
investigating juvenile or adult offenders, rehabilitating offenders
through supervision or referral to public or private agencies, or
conducting civil investigations and preparing court reports.
2. Explains and interprets departmental policies and procedures to
staff and ensures that they are carried out; conveys views and
suggestions of staff to department administration.
3. Reviews and approves court reports for conformance with laws and
departmental policy, and may attend court hearings and interpret and
execute instructions of the court.
4. Coordinates with Department of Social Services, schools, law
enforcement agencies, and others to ensure that offenders receive
5. Provides continuous on-the-job training for development of staff;
evaluates staff performance; participates in interviewing,
selecting, and assigning staff to a unit.
6. Attends meetings and conferences to stay abreast of legislation
and new trends in professional methods.
1. Three years of experience as a probation officer, including one
year of lead work experience; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Deputy Probation Officer, Sr. with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License is required.
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
Citizenship: United States citizenship or permanent resident alien
status is required. A permanent resident alien must be eligible and
have applied for citizenship
Knowledge of: probation theory and practice; federal, state, and
local laws relating to probation work; principles of supervision;
departmental policies and procedures; and standard English grammar
Ability to: plan and direct the work of others; coordinate probation
work with related work of other agencies; establish and maintain
effective relationships with others; communicate effectively orally
and in writing; make sound discretionary decisions; work well under
pressure; represent the department with tact and diplomacy; assign,
delegate, and prioritize work; maintain objectivity and
confidentiality; understand, interpret, and explain laws and