Begin a rewarding career as a Probation Assistant. Multiple positions available!
Starting salary up to $26.95/hour*
The County of Sonoma’s Probation Department is hiring multiple Regular, Time-Limited, and Intermittent, Extra-Help positions. These positions may include non-traditional work hours, including weekend shifts. Additionally, the time-limited positions are grant funded through June 30, 2021. However, the duration for these positions could be extended through legislative mandate.
Please note: Possession of a valid driver’s license is required per the Minimum Qualifications.
Probation Assistants are non-peace officer positions that support Probation staff, clients, and the public by performing a variety of clerical, public relations, and manual tasks and services, including:
- Working with law enforcement and other agencies to collect information and research individuals’ out of state/out of county criminal history
- Verifying criminal history and defendant information for use in pretrial risk assessment, and supporting the communication of assessment data to the Courts
- Assisting with the set-up of electronic monitoring and alcohol detection equipment, reviewing the subsequent reports, and notifying officers of violations
- Helping defendants enroll in Court reminder and notification programs
- Counseling clients on probation policies, procedures, and expectations
- Co-facilitating delivery of curriculum to probation program participants
- Assembling, ordering, and delivering supplies, materials, and equipment
- Processing urine and buccal swab samples
Ideal candidates for these positions will have strong written and oral communication skills, an ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, and possess experience:
- Working with challenging client populations
- Conducting interviews and intake with clients/defendants
- Collaborating and communicating with multiple agencies
- Co-teaching and/or co-facilitating groups
- Researching and collecting data
- Performing clerical duties, involving public contact and customer service
- Explaining policies and procedures
Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.
*Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331.EOE Apply by 10/7/20