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DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER I/II (Continuous Recruitment)


DPO I $18.42 – $22.13 hourly, plus benefits

DPO II $20.18 -$24.28 hourly, plus benefits




Deputy Probation Officers investigate cases of juvenile and adult applicants for probation, prepare juvenile and adult

recommendations for the court, and provide technical support to the Deputy Chief Probation Officer. The Deputy Probation

Officer II is the journey level class and performs a broader range of duties. The major duties of the job include.

  • Maintain an assigned juvenile and/or adult caseload; counsel and guide juvenile and adult probationers including those in crisis situation; analyze emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Assess clients’ needs and develop and maintain current treatment plan; monitor compliance with the terms and conditions of probation.
  • Advise parents, school authorities and other pertinent agencies regarding the progress and needs of the probationer.
  • Serve as an adult and/or juvenile intake officer.
  • Conduct pre-court investigations; prepare petitions, court reports, own recognizance release reports, social case histories; review, and sealing of records and prepare recommendations for disposition of cases to Superior, Justice and Juvenile Courts.
  • Review reports from law enforcement, district attorney and related agencies.
  • Arrange and monitor placement of juvenile and adult offenders on probation in rehabilitation and/or treatment programs such as work furlough, group homes, alcoholic anonymous, drug rehabilitation, juvenile hall, ranches, camps, etc.
  • Calculate and monitor payment of fines and restitution and other court ordered payments.
  • Perform arrests, search, seizure, and other peace officer duties as provided by law.
  • Prepare and present reports and orders modifying, revoking and terminating probation.
  • Communicate with Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, District Attorney’s Office, Probation Departments and other related agencies on crime investigation and prevention.
  • Appear and/or testify in court for detention, jurisdictional, dispositional, and violation of probation hearings; attend special, annual reviews and sealing of records and other appearances as required.
  • Serve as 24 hour stand-by duty officer on rotation basis.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Education and Experience:

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in criminology, social or behavioral sciences, or a related field.

Experience: Four years of experience in a criminal justice field performing duties that include substantial case management or supervision of adults or adolescent youth.

In Addition- DPO II requires, one year of experience performing duties similar to the Deputy Probation Officer I within Lassen County.

License:          Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license.

Possession of a PC 832 POST certificate within ninety days of appointment.

Must have passed California Board of Corrections entry-level written examination, oral, physical and psychological testing.

In Addition to requirements for DPO I, DPO II requires:

 Complete a minimum of 200 hours of instruction in the Basic Probation Officers Course as certified by STC within the first year of appointment, or possess an equivalency thereof.

Completed 40 hours of STC certified annual training within each subsequent fiscal year.

Selection Process

Application materials will be reviewed, and the best-qualified applicants will be invited to Susanville for the Board of Corrections written examination.

How to Apply

It is your responsibility to provide specific, accurate and complete information describing how you meet the minimum qualifications.  An application is available in the application center at the Personnel Office, address listed below, and available at our website: at: . Qualified applicants are invited to submit a required Lassen County application to:

Lassen County Personnel Department                     (530) 251-8320

221 South Roop Street

Susanville, California 96130

                                                 General Information

Lassen County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicant.

Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Personnel Department prior to the filing deadline.

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity or authorization to work in the United States.

A thorough background investigation will be conducted.  The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information.

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process.

Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination.

This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening.  It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.

Obtain a Lassen County application from the Personnel Office at the address listed below or by visiting our website at


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Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 48
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: 18.42
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 24.28
    Accessible by Public Transportation: no
    Salary Range: DOE/LEVEL