Placer County

Deputy Probation Officer I - Institution (#14405)

$25.20-$31.48 Hourly / $4,368.00-$5,456.53 Monthly / $52,416.00-$65,478.40 Yearly

Deputy Probation Officer II - Institution (#14407)

$28.24-$35.27 Hourly / $4,894.93-$6,113.47 Monthly / $58,739.20-$73,361.60 Yearly


DEFINITION

To provide for the care and custody of incarcerated juveniles in county institutions; and to provide counseling on an occasional basis to juvenile wards.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Deputy Probation Officer I – Institution
This is the entry level class in the Deputy Probation Officer - Institution series.  Incumbents work within the juvenile facility setting in any capacity for which they are properly trained and are expected to become fully trained in all aspects of institutional work. This class is distinguished from Probation Assistant in that the latter class performs technical work which does not require completion of Core training and Probation Assistant cannot assume sole responsibility for supervision of juveniles. This class is flexibly allocated with Deputy Probation Officer II – Institution.

 

Deputy Probation Officer II – Institution
This is the journey level class in the Deputy Probation Officer - Institution series.  Incumbents are fully competent to perform all aspects of institutional probation work and may perform specialized assignments or act as institution supervisor in the absence of a Supervising or Senior Deputy Probation Officer. This class is flexibly allocated with Deputy Probation Officer I - Institution and is distinguished by the level of training, experience and judgment exercised. This class is distinguished from the Senior and Supervisory levels in that the latter are the full lead and supervisory levels. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Deputy Probation Officer I – Institution
Receives immediate to general supervision from a Supervising or Senior Deputy Probation Officer – Institution; may receive technical and functional supervision from a Deputy Probation Officer II - Institution. Following completion of required Title 15 training, the incumbent may perform direct supervision of juveniles alone.
 
Deputy Probation Officer II – Institution

Receives general supervision from a Supervising or Senior Deputy Probation Officer – Institution. May exercise technical and functional supervision over Deputy Probation Officers - Institution and Probation Assistants.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Organize and supervise a group of delinquent and/or emotionally disturbed juveniles on a shift in recreational, work, and study activities, including meals, personal hygiene, athletics, and housekeeping chores; confer with supervisory personnel regarding medical problems, etc. 
  • Maintain security and safety of juveniles and staff; employ prescribed security measures while directing youths in their daily routine; handle routine disciplinary problems. 
  • Make frequent security checks of assigned areas in the facility to safeguard the juveniles, building, and equipment against disturbances, fires, and other hazards. 
  • Admit and release juveniles upon proper authority; book juveniles; make detention decisions. 
  • Conduct individual and group crisis counseling to modify anti-social behavior and aid detainees in making proper adjustments to the detention situation; counsel juveniles and families in an attempt to create a constructive group social atmosphere. 
  • May assist with the development of a treatment plan for detained children. 
  • Communicate with parents, probation officers, police, or other individuals as required. 
  • Keep and maintain records; prepare reports; may perform various clerical duties, such as typing and posting of booking records.
  • Escort and transport adults and juveniles to a variety of locations, including court appearances within the County and in other states. 
  • Search minors for weapons, contraband, or narcotics. 
  • Serve meals.
  • Participate in group and individual in-service training programs. 
  • Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Deputy Probation Officer I – Institution

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: No experience is required.

Training: An Associate of Arts degree or equivalent (completion of 60 units at an accredited college, with at least 9 units in the behavioral sciences). Experience as a group or youth counselor, or other paid, full-time experience in related juvenile work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

License or Certificate:

  • Must successfully complete Section 832 Penal Code Training (Search and Seizure) within 90 days from date of hire.
  • Must successfully complete the Basic Juvenile Institutions Course certified by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) within one year from date of hire.
  • Must successfully complete First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within one year of date of hire. 
  • Must maintain valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
  • May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class B driver’s license, or the equivalent, may be required depending on the particular assignment.

Special Requirements:

  • Employees in this classification are peace officers as defined by section 830.5 of the Penal Code and must satisfy the State of California criteria for peace officer status.
  • Must meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the Government Code.
  • Must meet the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) standards in Title 15, Sections 130-132.
  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • Must meet physical standards established for County Safety employees, including a psychological examination that qualifies candidates to carry firearms.
  • May be required to qualify for use of a firearm when assigned to transportation positions.

Deputy Probation Officer II – Institution

Experience: Two years of experience as a Deputy Probation Officer I – Institution or equivalent institutional experience.

Training: An Associate of Arts degree or equivalent (completion of 60 units at an accredited college, with at least 9 units in the behavioral sciences). Experience as a group or youth counselor, or other paid, full-time experience in related juvenile work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

License or Certificate:

  • Must successfully complete Section 832 Penal Code Training (Search and Seizure) within 90 days from date of hire.
  • Must successfully complete the Basic Juvenile Institutions Course certified by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) within one year from date of hire.
  • Must successfully complete First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within one year of date of hire. 
  • Must maintain valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
  • May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class B driver’s license, or the equivalent, may be required depending on the particular assignment.

Special Requirements:

  • Employees in this classification are peace officers as defined by section 830.5 of the Penal Code and must satisfy the State of California criteria for peace officer status.
  • Must meet minimum standards required for Peace Officers as set forth in Section 1029 and 1031 of the Government Code.
  • Must meet the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) standards in Title 15, Sections 130-132.
  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • Must meet physical standards established for County Safety employees, including a psychological examination that qualifies candidates to carry firearms.
  • May be required to qualify for use of a firearm when assigned to transportation positions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Deputy Probation Officer I – Institution

Knowledge of:

  • Criminal justice structure and system.
  • Human behavior.
  • Principles and theory of criminal justice and rehabilitation as applied to criminal offenders including juveniles.
  • Problems involved in handling juveniles under restraint.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Report writing.

Ability to:

  • Learn to maintain security and safety of incarcerated juveniles within an institutional setting.
  • On an intermittent basis, analyze individual behavior and social systems; identify potential problems among clients; interpret and understand human behavior; explain procedures and policies to inmates; problem solve situations by mediating disputes; know routine safety and security measures.  Continuously observe wards and adults under supervision and remember past behavior and medications.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit while preparing reports or counseling juveniles; walk to supervise wards within the institutions; stand, bend, and squat to book juveniles into the facility or perform searches; kneel to restrain a juvenile; climb in situations of pursuit; manage physical confrontations when individuals become physically abusive; use fine hand manipulation for handcuffs, weapons, and computer use; visual, auditory, and sense of smell needed for supervision of incarcerated juvenile; physically restrain juvenile and adult inmates; and lift very heavy weight.
  • Learn to apply restraints, handcuffs, and shackles.
  • Perform arrest, search, and seizure activities safely and within the confines of the law.
  • Learn Departmental computer system and operation.
  • Read and apply court orders.
  • Exercise good judgment and make sound decisions under a variety of conditions.
  • Inspire confidence and gain the respect of juvenile wards and adult program participants.
  • Work effectively in difficult situations.
  • Lift and carry a person in the event of an emergency.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Be sensitive to various cultural and ethnic groups present in the community.
  • Maintain good physical, emotional, and mental condition to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position.

Deputy Probation Officer II – Institution

In addition to the minimum qualifications for Deputy Probation Officer I - Institution: 

Ability to: 

  • Maintain security and safety of incarcerated juveniles within an institutional setting.
  • Apply restraints, handcuffs, and shackles.
     

CLASS: 14405; EST: 2/1/2005; REV: 7/1/2012;
CLASS: 14407; EST: 2/1/2005; REV: 7/1/2012;