Deputy Probation Officer I/II

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Deputy Probation Officer I/II

County of Lake Lake County, California, United States

Job Description:

Deputy Probation Officer I/II

Description

General Recruitment Information

Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.

The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.

The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.

To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered - resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.

Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.

The Lake County Probation Office is offering a $10,000.00 hiring incentive to applicants hired as a permanent Deputy Probation Officer I/II with the County of Lake. The $10,000.00 hiring incentive will be made in two (2) $5,000.00 payments. The first $5,000.00 payment will be made to an employee within the next available pay period following the initial, first time hire of the employee in the Deputy Probation Officer I/II classification in the Lake County Deputy Probation's Office. The second $5,000.00 payment will be made upon successful completion of employment probation.

Employee must remain employed with the County for two (2) years or repay the hiring incentive; the employee shall authorize such repayment as a payroll deduction from the final paycheck, and/or repay any shortage not covered in the final paycheck with a personal check payable to the County of Lake within 15 days of termination.

Additional Information

A written exam will be administered to qualified applicants at the Lake County Courthouse in Lakeport California

Minimum Qualifications

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Completion of P.C. 832 Training must be achieved within one year of initial employment.

Completion of STC Core Class must be achieved within one year of initial employment.

Must maintain compliance with annual training requirements.

Education and Experience:
Pattern 1:
An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral sciences, sociology, psychology, or a related field is required.

Pattern 2:
Two years of full-time work experience performing duties such as custodial care, treatment counseling, probation, parole, corrections, criminal investigation, or administrative support in a law enforcement office.

Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER II

Licensing and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Completion of P.C. 832 Training.

Completion of STC Core Class.

Must maintain compliance with annual training requirements.

Education and Experience:
Two (2) years of full-time experience in probation work comparable to that of a Deputy Probation Officer I with the County of Lake

AND

Associate degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral sciences, sociology, psychology, or a related field.

Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.

Job Description

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I

DEFINITION Under general supervision, performs professional probation casework and investigations, assessments, supervision, and enforcement; refers juveniles and adult probationers to counseling and various social services as deemed necessary; prepares recommendations and reports for the courts; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level in the Deputy Probation Officer class series. Incumbents are expected to perform a wide range of professional probation work with minimal direction and supervision. Incumbents are generally assigned to either Adult or Juvenile Units. Incumbents in this classification are sworn peace officers as defined by P.C. 830.5.

This class is distinguished from Deputy Probation Officer II by the fact that incumbents are expected to perform the full range of assignments with minimal guidance and supervision.

Positions in the Deputy Probation Officer series are flexibly staffed. Incumbents may advance to the higher classifications after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direct supervision from assigned management staff, depending on areas of work assignments. Exercises no supervision over staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

Ability to:

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Completion of P.C. 832 Training must be achieved within one year of initial employment.

Completion of STC Core Class must be achieved within one year of initial employment.

Must maintain compliance with annual training requirements.

Education and Experience:
Pattern 1:
An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral sciences, sociology, psychology or a related field is required.

Pattern 2:
Two years of full-time work experience performing duties such as custodial care, treatment counseling, probation, parole, corrections, criminal investigation, or administrative support in a law enforcement office.
Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.

DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER II

DEFINITION Under general supervision, performs professional probation case-work and investigations, assessments, supervision, and enforcement; refers juveniles and adult probationers to counseling and various social services as deemed necessary; prepares recommendations and reports for the courts; and performs related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the fully experienced class in the Deputy Probation Officer series. Incumbents are expected to perform a wide range of professional probation work with minimal direction and supervision. Incumbents are generally assigned to either Adult or Juvenile Units. Incumbents in this classification are sworn peace officers as defined by P.C. 830.5.d

This class is distinguished from Deputy Probation Officer I by the fact that incumbents are expected to perform the full range of assignments with minimal guidance and supervision.

This class is distinguished from Deputy Probation Officer Senior in that Deputy Probation Officer Senior is the supervisory level in the class series.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives direct supervision from assigned management staff, depending on areas of work assignments. Exercises no supervision over staff. Provides lead direction to professional and technical support staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

Ability to:

Licensing and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Completion of P.C. 832 Training.

Completion of STC Core Class.

Must maintain compliance with annual training requirements.

Education and Experience:

Two (2) years of full-time experience in probation work comparable to that of a Deputy Probation Officer I with the County of Lake

AND

Associate degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral sciences, sociology, psychology, or a related field.

Additional directly related education and/or experience may be substituted.

WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Incumbents generally work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions and partially in the field. As such, incumbents may be exposed to extreme temperatures, loud noise, fumes, noxious odors, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation; and underground, confined, or restricted workspaces. Incumbents may have exposure to life threatening situations; exposure to body fluids and infectious agents, including blood borne viruses; and continuous contact with incarcerated individuals, other staff, and the public who may be upset while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Incumbents may also be subject to clients or members of the public afflicted with behavioral disorders or who are under emotionally stressful conditions.

Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.

Incumbents must be willing to respond to emergency situations during off-hours and work beyond normal working hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Standby duty is also required.

A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law).

Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County.

The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a “meet and confer” process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

RETIREMENT - County employees are members of the California Public Employee Retirement system (CalPERS).CalPERS provides a defined benefit pension at retirement for County employees.The pension formulas and employee contribution amounts may vary by bargaining unit, date of hire, prior qualifying service, and classification. Please contact Human Resources for more information

HEALTH AND INSURANCE BENEFITS - Medical, dental, hospital, vision, life and disability coverage is available to employees and their dependents. The County contributes $1,500 of the monthly premiums for the insurance plan options for all employees other than the Lake County Deputy Sheriff's Association (LCDSA). For the LCDSA, the County contributes 80% of the premium for health, dental, and vision benefits.

VACATION ACCRUAL may be adjusted for current city or county government employees.

VACATION - 80 hours per year during the first five years of service, 120 hours per year after five years, and additional accruals based on years of service beyond fifteen years. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SICK LEAVE - Accrues at a rate of 96 hours per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

HOLIDAYS- An average of twelve paid 8-hour holidays per year. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

SALARY - Lake County has an adopted salary schedule. The salary range for most classifications is in five increments with a provision for longevity increases. Appointments are normally made at the first step of the salary range.

SOCIAL SECURITY - County employees participate in Social Security.

CALIFORNIA STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE - SDI is available to some County employees.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS and CREDIT UNION MEMBERSHIPS are available to County employees.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary:

$4,589.87 - $6,007.73 Monthly
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