Supervising Probation Officer
Company: County of Merced
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Examples of Duties Benefits Supplemental Questions
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Reviews difficult and unusual cases with Probation Officers.
Assists in coordinating staff members responsible for inter
Assigns cases for investigation by Probation Officers and
suggests procedures for investigations. Also conducts case reviews
of all assigned files.
Presents reports and recommendations to the Court.
Helps plan and conduct community educational activities and
Conducts internal administrative and background investigations
and prepares reports.
Train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff.
Participates in the grievance procedure of employees or their
Assists in the implementation of policy changes or develops and
implements policy as assigned.
Evaluates departmental programs and implements new or revised
- Assists in community outreach which may include special
volunteer or paid programs for prevention/treatment.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Four (4) years of full-time experience in probation/parole field
casework or similar work in a related correctional field.
Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university
with a degree. (One year graduate training in the field of
Criminology, Public Administration, Psychology, Sociology, or
similar field may be substituted for no more than one (1) year of
the required experience.)
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of
appointment and maintain.
California Penal Code Section 832 requirements regarding arrest,
search, and seizure.
Possess and maintain a STC Certificate for Deputy Probation
Officer Core Training, or certificate for STC supervisor core, and
evidence of continued compliance with annual training
Training and background which will meet the requirements of
California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031.
Must be free from any physical, mental or emotional condition
that might adversely affect the exercise of Peace Officer
Satisfactorily complete the Merced County Probation Departments
Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Operate a personal computer and other modern office
Communicate effectively with others in person and over the
Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations,
develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines
and under stressful conditions.
Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal
standards and/or County regulations.
Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond
appropriately to situations.
Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color
Occasionally lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and
manipulate large and small objects.
Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and
Be physically fit to perform the following: detain, restrain and
handcuff, both resisting and non-resisting persons, run short
distances, search probationers, walk up flights of stairs and drive
Use appropriate level of force, when necessary, for the purpose
of stopping and/or restraining a combative youth.
Occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
Sit or stand for long periods of time.
May be required to carry a firearm and safely operate the
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
Provisions of the California Penal, Welfare and Institutions,
Civil, Education, Vehicle and Health and Safety Codes pertaining to
the Department's function.
Principles, trends, methods and services in modern probation
Psychology as applied to both juvenile and adult offenders.
Fiscal, administrative, and personnel procedures.
Effective supervisory and management techniques.
Principles of training and staff development.
Writing, public speaking, local city and County government
- Operation and capabilities of computer programs and data entry
functions on personal computers.
Provide leadership, supervision, and training to subordinate
Work with assigned staff to resolve problems.
Develop, maintain, and prepare probation statistics, records,
Speak effectively to groups of people on probation work and
Effectively represent the Merced County Probation Department
with the court system, public, community organizations, and other
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those
contacted during the course of the work.
Maintain computerized automated records.
- Maintain Peace Officer status in accordance with California
State Government Code (Sections 1029 and 1031) and California State
Penal Code (Section 832).
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