Probation Assistant (#TP2000)
$20.57-$25.00 Hourly / $3,565.50-$4,333.89 Monthly / $42,786.07-$52,006.74 Yearly


Under supervision, assists Probation Officers in either the Juvenile Probation or Adult Probation Divisions by monitoring probationers to ensure compliance with conditions of their probation release, and does related work as required.


This is a temporary/part-time class in the Probation Department. The Probation Assistant works under direct supervision supporting Probation Officers assigned to programs that provide services for probationers and/or at-risk youth.


  • Assists Probation Officers with caseload management; uses various case management systems. Supports teachers and students. 
  • Helps provide a safe school environment. 
  • Monitors client program and attendance compliance; makes telephone calls and/or in-person contact with clients of the Probation Department; monitors offenders through telephone reporting. 
  • Assists with sending out restitution forms by reading crime reports and other legal documents; processes victim restitution. 
  • Provides monthly statistical information to supervisor or program coordinator. 
  • Researches, retrieves, and completes documents requested by the Court. 
  • Collaborates with partner agencies as needed.


Education: 30 semester units from an accredited college or university preferably in administration of justice or other social or behavioral science.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Principles of written and oral communication, including thorough knowledge of language mechanics, syntax, and composition; interviewing techniques; principles and methods of logic and data organization; sociology and psychology, particularly as related to personality development, behavior patterns, motivation, and group and family dynamics; some knowledge of casework practice, crisis intervention, treatment modalities, educational norms, philosophy of law, probation, courts, basic physiology, mathematics, research, and basic statistics.


Interact with students and teachers as a support team; establish rapport with children and adults; recognize emotional and behavioral problems; express self clearly, orally and in writing; follow written and oral instructions and procedures; work well with others.


Mobility-Frequent standing, walking, stooping, bending, climbing stairs, driving; constant use of a computer; Lifting-Able to lift 50 pounds; Visual-Constant overall vision; constant color perception, constant eye-hand coordination; constant depth perception; frequent reading/close-up work; constant field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion and reaching; Hearing/Talking-Constant requirement to hear normal speech; constant hearing on telephone; ability to hear faint sounds; constant talking on telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Potential contact with hostile individuals; exposure to emergency situations; may be exposed to trauma, grief and death; frequent public contact; decision-making and concentration; Special Requirements-Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: TP2000; EST: 9/17/2004; REV: 5/23/2024;