Introduction WHY WE EXIST Impact the community in a positive way!
The Probation Department safeguards our community through the services provided to clients, the court, and victims. The Probation Department actively seeks to modify the behaviors that lead to criminal activity and those that allow for a successful transition back into the community. If you are a positive team player with a dedication to community service - this may be the job for you!
The mission of the Probation Department is to protect the community by:
•Facilitating rehabilitation of offenders and holding them accountable
•Conducting investigations and providing recommendations for the court
•Enforcing court orders
•Pursuing victim restoration and advocacy
•Providing safe, secure, effective detention and treatment programs
To learn more about the Probation Department, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/probation/default.asp THE POSITION
The Probation Department believes that its employees are the most valuable resource. Deputy Probation
Officers in Solano County provide supervision and investigatory services of both juveniles and adults. The overarching goal of the Probation Department is to reduce recidivism through positive behavior change. Currently hiring Extra Help
Extra-help positions are used to augment staffing and are typically less than 29 hours per week. Employees in Extra-help appointments cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year, are excluded from civil service and shall not have the property rights to regular or continued employment. POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience:
One (1) year of full-time work experience equivalent to a Deputy Probation Officer (Entry) with the County of Solano. Note:
While a degree in a specific field is not required, the possession of Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following fields is desired and may be a factor considered during the rating and/or selection process: criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology or a closely related field. OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required
- Employees assigned to an armed unit must obtain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certification prior to assignment and must maintain the certification while assigned to the unit.
To view the job description for this position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=15701 BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.
To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516 CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Solano County is committed to "Invest In and For the Future" by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:
• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities SELECTION PROCESS on-going
- Deadline to submit application and required documents.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant's ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees. HOW TO APPLY
Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com
, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf.
, and are due by the final filing date. Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.
Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time. DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS A Bachelor's Degree is required for this position.
Proof of this education requirement must be submitted with the Personal History Statement (PHS) and verified prior to appointment.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants' qualifications for this position and whether they will continue in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank. 1*
. This position requires a Bachelor's Degree to be conferred by the final filing deadline of this recruitment. Will you have a conferred Bachelor's Degree by the final filing deadline date? YES/NO 2*
. Extra-help positions are used to augment staffing and are typically less than 29 hours per week. Employees in Extra-help appointments cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year, are excluded from civil service and shall not have the property rights to regular or continued employment. Are you willing to accept extra-help employment? YES/NO SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Probation Officer Requirements:
• Incumbents must complete annual training in accordance with Title 15, Division 1 of the California Administrative Code.
• Incumbents have limited Peace Officer powers as delineated in the California Penal Code and must therefore meet training requirements in accordance with Penal Code Section 832 within twelve (12) months of appointment.
• Must complete the Probation Core Course certified by the California Corrections Standards Authority, or equivalent certifying agency, prior to appointment.
• Peace Officers must meet minimum standards concerning citizenship, age, character, education and physical/mental condition as set forth in Section 1031 of the California Government Code.
• Must pass a physical exam and psychological evaluation as a condition of hire.
VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS
- Firearm Proficiency: Prior to assignment to an armed unit, employees must pass a psychological examination confirming fitness to be armed and complete required firearm training which includes: an approved course on firearms pursuant to Penal Code Section 832; a review and acknowledgement of the Department's firearms policy; a Basic Force and Weaponry Course as selected by the Department; quarterly firearms qualification training; and other training required by the Department.
- Independent Travel: Incumbents are required to travel independently, for example, to meet with adult and/or juvenile offenders, their families, and other concerned parties.
- Language Proficiency: Some positions allocated to this class may require the applicant to speak, read and write in a language other than English.
To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE
. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.
Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran's preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the "Selection Process"), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215
This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date
of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request. SOLANO COUNTY OUR COMMUNITY
Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play... The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years-the only California community with that distinction.
- Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
- Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
- The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
- Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento-the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
County Population (2019): 447,643
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
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