Deputy Probation Officer II - #197286

County Of Mendocino

Date: 06/08/2022 11:30 AM

City: Ukiah, California

Salary: $56,139 - $68,245 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

The Position

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Recruitments posted as "Continuous" are subject to close at any time (sometimes without warning) after an initial two-week posting period. Upon closing, the applications received will be screened (generally within 48 hours) and notices will be sent to the applicants regarding the status of their application. Once a continuous recruitment closes it will often be posted again immediately. You will not be notified by HR regarding the status of your application until the recruitment you applied under closes.

The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions, should they occur.

Under general supervision, primary responsibilities are to investigate assigned cases, prepare written reports and make recommendations to the referring court. Work consists of varied and moderately complex professional duties.

Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

(Duties may include but are not limited to the following:)

  • Manage caseload of assigned misdemeanor and/or felony probationary cases; monitor adherence of probationers with terms of probation; search probationer and residence.
  • Assess, investigate, evaluate, and recommend disposition for each case.
  • Arrange and monitor placement of individuals on probation in rehabilitation, treatment, and/or other programs.
  • Compile, investigate, verify, and present reports on personal, social, educational, financial, health, and/or prior criminal involvement of probationers and present the sentencing recommendations in court.
  • Communicate with a wide variety of agencies, probation departments, law enforcement agencies, or other organizations to arrange and maintain needed services for probationers.
  • Communicate with Sheriff's Office, Police Department, District Attorney's Office, Probation Department, and/or social service agencies on crime investigation and prevention.
  • Intervene in crisis situations; counsel with probationers and/or family members; communicate with involved community and/or private agencies; make referrals as required.
  • Maintain records; prepare and process various reports and court documents as needed.
  • Arrest and transport probation violators to appropriate location, which may involve physically restraining and/or detaining individuals.
  • Appear and/or testify in court for detention, jurisdictional, disposition, and/or violation of probation hearings; attend special and/or annual review and sealing of records per assigned casework in both adult and juvenile cases.
  • Perform drug tests following established policies and procedures, including: collecting urine specimens; sending specimens to appropriate laboratory; and monitoring and recording test results.
  • Monitor payments of fines, fees, and restitution.
  • Conduct presentations to community groups, organizations, or others as assigned.
  • May be appointed by the presiding Juvenile Court Judge to perform the duties of Juvenile Traffic Hearing Officer.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Associate degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, behavioral science, or a related field, and one (1) year of experience that is the equivalent to that of Deputy Probation Officer I with Mendocino County.

Substitution: A combination of related education, training, and experience performing duties such as custodial care, treatment counseling, probation, parole, corrections, criminal investigation, or other related law enforcement or counseling work may be substituted for the education at a rate of two (2) years of experience for each year of education requirement.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Penal Code 832
  • State Corrections Authority STC Probation Officer Core Course
  • Valid Driver's License

Special Requirements:

Candidates certified for appointment must satisfactorily complete a medical examination including drug screening, a background investigation and a psychological evaluation as part of the selection process

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of human behavior and applied psychology.
  • Principles and techniques of interviewing and casework.
  • Applicable state, federal, and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.

Skill in:

  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks.
  • Understanding, interpreting, and communicating complicated policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Mental and Physical Abilities:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Write reports and correspondence.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, and sit; reach with hands and arms; use manual dexterity to operate machinery/tools; handle, seize, hold, or otherwise work with hands; climb, jump, and/or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak and hear; use shape, sound, odor, and color perception and discrimination.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required lift and/or move over 50 pounds, and to arrest, detain, and/or physically restrain clients.

Selection Procedure

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application. A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application. Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference “see résumé” will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

Examination Process:
All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list

Special Testing:
If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at
707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known. You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request

Special Requirements:
Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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