Salary: $15.16-$18.51 hourly / $2,637-$3,219 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direct supervision, assists Deputy Probation
Officers in providing probation services by performing intake
procedures for clients, monitoring probationers' progress, closing
out cases with approval of Deputy Probation Officer; and performs
other related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Assists with intake procedures; reads incoming case material to
determine its content and files or distributes it appropriately;
completes intake forms; such as juvenile health history, 11590 H&S
2. Monitors case progress; gathers information requested by Deputy
Probation Officer, who makes case decision; makes notations in case
files, such as restitution made or letters received; conducts office
visits and documents contacts; checks with staff or other agencies
to verify that clients are following their case plans and logs
information in the case file.
3. Occasionally testifies in court about research that supports
Deputy Probation Officers' recommendations; researches new law or
probation violations and sets court date for offender.
4. Collects specimens for the purpose of testing, which includes but
is not limited to urine and DNA from clients; follows specific
procedures to preserve the chain of evidence.
5. Completes and types information for form letters or other
correspondence; picks up and delivers documents, reports, receipts,
etc.; performs calculations to determine remaining amount of
restitution client must pay; gathers departmental information as
6. Under direct supervision and review of a Deputy Probation
Officer: processes closing/termination of cases; drafts factual
portions of disposition, informational, suitability, and violation
7. Under limited circumstances, may accompany officers into the
field to check on the location of clients, assist in transportation
of clients, verify addresses and assist with evaluating home
environments for risk factors.
1. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and two years
of clerical experience that included considerable public contact;
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
College coursework may be substituted for the required experience on
a year-for-year basis.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License may be required at time of appointment.
Knowledge of: basic computing resources; standard English grammar
and usage; basic math; public contact and communication techniques.
Ability to: read, understand, and comply with laws, regulations, and
procedures; interact well with probation clients; follow through
with directions; maintain confidentiality of client information;
assume responsibility but know when to consult with supervisors;
keep accurate and complete file information; communicate effectively
both orally and in writing with persons from a variety of social,
cultural, and economic backgrounds; develop good interviewing
skills; budget time, effectively organize, and perform work amid
interruptions; establish and maintain effective working
relationships with fellow employees.