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Probation Assistant - Part-time

Probation Department

Recruitment #0622-TP2000-TM


This recruitment is being conducted to fill several part-time vacancies in the Probation Department and to establish a referral pool which may be used to fill future vacancies.

Probation Assistant positions will support Probation Officers assigned to programs that provide services for adult and juvenile probationers and/or at-risk youth. 

Probation Assistants may work nights and weekends, depending on the nature of the assignment. Candidates must participate in a mandatory orientation and successfully pass a background investigation and a drug screen prior to employment.  Candidates who pass the written exam will need to complete the Personal History Statement (PHS), which they will receive at the mandatory orientation. 

To review the PHS, click on the link to the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) forms page - San Joaquin County uses Form 2-255 Personal History Statement - Public Safety Dispatcher for this position.

Supporting a Safer, Stronger Community 

The San Joaquin County Probation Department is committed to increasing public safety, supporting victims, and reducing recidivism through client accountability and support; thereby making our community safer and stronger. We are dedicated to inspiring positive change by delivering proven evidence-based practices, which assist clients in identifying a path to productive life choices.

San Joaquin County Probation has a shared set of values.  We value excellence, importance of the individual, team concept, ethical conduct, professionalism, importance of community and a safe and healthy environment.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Keeps youth in school by helping them with positive decision-making.
  • Supports teachers and students.
  • Helps provide a safe school environment.
  • Checks with teachers to clear absences and makes daily telephone calls and/or home visits to ensure school attendance.
  • Participates in incentive trips.
  • Provides monthly statistical information to program coordinator.
  • Signs students up for Project 654.
  • Team member for Juvenile Drug Court Program–KADAP, Family Assistance Team, and/or Crossroads Team.
  • Assists Probation Officers with caseload management.

    Note:  Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

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


    Licenses and CertificatesPossession 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.


    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (

    Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

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

    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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