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Under administrative direction, to plan, organize, manage, direct, and supervise the functions,
activities, and programs of the Plumas County Probation Department, including fiscal
management, personnel management, program planning and evaluation, and public and
political relations; to present Department activities, programs, and functions within the Court
system, community organizations, and other government agencies; to perform special
assignments as directed; to provide administrative support for the Board of Supervisors and
the County Administrative Officer; and to do related work as required.


The Chief Probation Officer is a department head classification with responsibility for the
administration of the County’s Adult and Juvenile probation programs. The Chief Probation
Officer is appointed by the Board of supervisors in accordance with Welfare and Institutions
Code section 271 and Penal Code Section 1203.5 and serves at the will and pleasure of the
Board of Supervisors. EOE

Five (5) years of broad and extensive professional work experience in adult and juvenile probation work, including at least three (3) years of experience in a management, supervisory, or lead position. Graduation from college with a BA/BS in criminology, sociology, psychology, social work or closely related field. Special Requirements Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application and a valid California Drivers License by the time of appointment. The valid California License must be maintained throughout employment. Possession of certification to meet California Penal Code Section 832 requirements regarding arrest, search, and seizure. Completion of the Basic Probation Course and Supervisor Core Training as certified by the Board of Corrections and evidence of continued compliance with annual training requirements. Ability to obtain a CPR /First Aid Certificate within one (1) year of employment. Ability to pass a full background investigation to meet provisions of Government Code 1029 and 1029.1. In addition, in accordance with Government Code Section 1031, Candidate’s physical, emotional and mental health will be evaluated and must be free from any condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer or performance of the duties of this position.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $42.42
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $51.58


    County Office

    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes