Deputy Probation Officer (Supervising)

Recruitment #19-315020-01


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 - 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:


The Position

Under direction, plans, organizes and supervises a unit of Deputy Probation Officers who conduct investigations and develop recommendations for the Courts. The Deputy Probation Officer (Supervising) is responsible for a work unit of Deputy Probation Officers engaged in making assessments, preparing probation reports and/or supervising adult or juvenile probationers. Employees in this class also perform project and program management. Some incumbents may supervise employees in an armed unit in order to supervise caseloads of high-risk offenders and therefore will be, in accordance with department policy, authorized to carry firearms.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.  




Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university;


Experience: Three (3) years of full-time work experience equivalent to a Deputy Probation Officer (journey level) or one (1) year as a Deputy Probation Officer (Senior) with the County of Solano;


§  Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.

§  Employees assigned to an armed unit must obtain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certification prior to assignment and must maintain the certification while assigned to the unit.

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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 $1,498.09 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:

Selection Process

02/01/19 - Deadline to submit application and required documents.

Week of 02/18/19 - Tentative week for Oral Board interviews for most qualified applicants.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. 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 supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. 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,, 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: 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.

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position. All applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained. 

How to Submit Your Documents 

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Deputy Probation Officer - Supv) and the recruitment number (19-315020-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Special Requirements

  • Incumbents must complete annual training in accordance with Title 15, Division 1 of the California Administrative Code.
  • Incumbents have limited Peace Officer powers as delineated in the California
    Penal Code and must meet training requirements in accordance with Penal
    Code Section 832 within twelve (12) months of appointment.
  • 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.
  • Completion of the Probation Core Course certified by the California Corrections
    Standards Authority unless such training was not mandated at the time the
    candidate was initially employed as a Deputy Probation Officer, is required prior
    to appointment.
  • Must pass a physical exam and psychological exam confirming fitness to be
    armed as a condition of hire.
  • Firearm Proficiency: Prior to assignment to an armed unit, employees must
    complete required firearm training which includes: an approved course on
    firearms pursuant to Penal Code Section 832; a review and acknowledgement
    of the Department’s firearms policy; a Basic Force and Weaponry Course as
    selected by the Department; quarterly firearms qualification training; and other
    training required by the Department. Employees hired prior to this revision must
    also pass a psychological examination confirming fitness to be armed.
  • Independent Travel: Incumbents are required to travel independently, for
    example, to meet with adult and/or juvenile offenders, their families, and other
    concerned parties.
  • Language Proficiency: Positions allocated to this class may require bilingual
    skills. Some positions allocated to this class may require the applicant to speak,
    read and write in a language other than English.

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:

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.