Deputy Probation Officer (Entry)

Recruitment #18-512020-03

Introduction

Impact the community in a positive way!

The Probation Department safeguards our community through the services provided to clients: the court, and victims.  The Probation Department actively seeks to modify the behaviors that lead to criminal activity and those that allow for a successful transition back into the community. If you are a positive team player with a dedication to community service then this may be the job for you! 

The mission of the Probation Department is to protect the community by:

·Facilitating rehabilitation of offenders and holding them accountable

·Conducting investigations and providing recommendations for the court.

·Enforcing court orders.

·Pursuing victim restoration and advocacy.

·Providing safe, secure, effective detention and treatment programs

To learn more about the Probation Department, please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/probation/default.asp

The Position

The Probation Department believes that its employees are the most valuable resource. Deputy Probation Officers in Solano County provide supervision and investigatory services of both juveniles and adults.  The overarching goal of the Probation Department is to reduce recidivism through positive behavior change. 

The entry level Deputy Probation Officer is expected to learn procedures and methods of effective probation casework.  Assignments are generally limited in scope and performed with direction from higher level employees.  Training is provided with the intent for advancement to the journey level. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology or a closely related field.

Experience: No experience required.

To view the job description for this position, please visit:  http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15702

BENEFITS

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2019 calendar year is $1498.09 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.  

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16479

 

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off [Represented] Sick Leave [Unrepresented] for every full hour worked.


To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:
  http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

Selection Process

01/25/19 - 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and required documents.

01/31/19 - 5:00pm Application status notices distributed via email and posted to applicant's online application account at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com. Applicants who do not receive an email notification in their Inbox by 5:00pm 01/31/19 are encouraged to either check their SPAM/Junk Mail folder for the notification, or check their online application account at www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, then clicking on "My Applications."

02/19/19- Written Examination

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank. 

 

1.

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree be conferred by the final filing deadline. Will you have a conferred Bachelor's Degree by the final filing deadline?

Yes  No 
2.

Please provide the date (MM/DD/YYYY) of your Bachelor's degree conferral.

Special Requirements

Deputy Probation Officer (Entry)

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver's license is required.
  • Incumbents of this class have limited Peace Officer powers as delineated in the California Penal Code and must therefore meet training requirements within required time limits, in accordance with Penal Code Section 832.
  • Peace Officers must meet minimum standards concerning citizenship, age, character, education and physical/mental condition as set forth in Section 1031 of the California government Code.
  • Must complete the Probation Core Course certified by the California Corrections Standards Authority within twelve (12) months.
  • Incumbents in the Deputy Probation Officer (Entry) class serve a twelve (12) month probationary period.
  • Must pass a physical exam and psychological exam as a condition of hire.

Supplemental Information

Deputy Probation Officer (Entry)

Independent travel is required.

Positions allocated to this class may require bilingual skills.

Incumbents of this class should demonstrate necessary knowledge and abilities to be promoted to Deputy Probation Officer within twelve (12) months of appointment.

Veterans Preference Points

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job. 

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (2016): 431,498

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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