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Probation Officer I - Tulare County , CA (ID: 366288)

Title Probation Officer I
Type Corrections
Date Posted 2020-09-28
City / Organization Tulare County , CA
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Multiple vacancies for positions with the Tulare County Probation Department. This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies. The anticipated life of the list is six months.

Typical Duties


Investigate and complete Pre-Sentence and other informational reports for the Tulare County Superior Court on adult and juvenile offenders; interview offenders, families and victims to determine appropriate sanctions; administer risk and needs assessments and formulate case plans; supervise and monitor compliance of juvenile and adult offenders with terms and conditions of probation; maintain detailed records; conduct searches of the person, automobile and residence; administer drug and alcohol tests; arrest and detain juvenile and adult offenders following violation of probation and/or new law violations; receive and book juvenile and adult offenders into local detention facilities; conduct non-custody and in-custody intakes on juvenile referrals; provide programming in institutional and community settings; work closely with law enforcement, schools and other-agency personnel in the areas of prevention, diversion, intervention and suppression; testify in Court, as needed


Employment Standards


Education/Experience: A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would the equivalent of graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in social sciences, sociology, psychology, criminology or a related field. Relevant paid work experience in probation, parole, juvenile institutions or a closely related field may be substituted on a year for year basis.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge of: Counseling and interviewing techniques appropriate to probation work; contemporary behavioral interventions; and different cultural value systems.

Skill/Ability to:  Present verbal and written information in a clear, concise manner; read and understand legal and technical information; present and substantiate factual information in verbal and written reports; establish and maintain professional relationships with staff members, the general public, offender populations, law enforcement and other-agency personnel; communicate with people from various socioeconomic, cultural and educational backgrounds; work eight hour shifts, five days a week or ten hour shifts four days per week (including evenings, weekends, and holidays); restrain an offender for the purpose of arrest and/or detention.


Additional Information


Peace Officer Status Requirements: Deputy Probation Officers are peace officers and must meet all of the minimum standards pursuant to California penal and government codes.

Conditions of Employment: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment. Prior to employment, applicants must successfully pass a written exam, a medical exam that includes drug and alcohol screening, a psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation to determine fitness for the position.

Applicants must meet the minimum Peace Officer Standards as defined in California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031.  Applicants must have a reputation of honesty and trustworthiness.  A felony conviction will be disqualifying and convictions for misdemeanors and traffic offenses will be assessed on a case-by case basis.   The background investigation will include reports from former employers, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, or other relevant sources.
As part of the background investigation process, all candidates will be required to submit to a CVSA examination.  The CVSA examination is used to verify the veracity and accuracy of information submitted by applicants regarding, but not necessarily limited to:  use of controlled substances, driving, criminal history, employment history, and other suitability factors.  Candidates will be fingerprinted by Live Scan as a required part of the background investigation.  Each fingerprint is scanned into a computer database at the Department of Justice and checked against criminal records nationwide.  Information received may include charges that have been dismissed. 

Training - Within the first year of employment, employees must complete and pass the Standards of Training for Corrections (STC) core and PC 832 Laws of Arrest.  A portion of this training will involve physical performance activities related to the control of persons and self-defense. Employees are also required to complete PC 832 Firearms and meet department firearms qualification to remain in the position.

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Job Post Expiration Date   November 1, 2020

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .