Job descriptionThe Riverside County Probation Department seeks to fill multiple Probation Specialist position in the Eastern Region of Riverside County. This posting has immediate openings in Palm Springs, Indio and Blythe, however the list may be used for future vacancies throughout Riverside County. The incumbent will be responsible to perform the more complex, non-sworn support functions for Deputy Probation Officers; to conduct evaluative and advisory services for clients and to perform other related duties as required. Competitive candidates will possess prior experience working in a law enforcement and/or court agency, experience in CLETS and Judicial Access, as well as being knowledgeable in Inter County transfers pursuant to 1203.9 of CA. penal code, A.B 109 related duties, and (COMPAS) assessment.
The Probation Specialist is the advanced working level classification and reports to a supervisory level position. Incumbents perform the more complex support services to relieve Deputy Probation Officers of the non-sworn probationary duties. Positions in this class are allocated to the court, the Home Supervision Program, Pretrial Services, or other specialized programs. Incumbents work with minimal supervision with a high level of accountability, organizational ability and problem-solving skills. The Probation Specialist is responsible for significant interaction with clients to conduct general inquiries, provide information and follow-up as needed, represent the Probation Department in court and provide programming. Incumbents monitor, assess, evaluate and provide updates to the Probation Officer regarding client compliance with conditions of probation, community supervision, or conditions of release pending court disposition.
The Probation Specialist is distinguished from the Probation Assistant in that the latter performs a variety of routine, non-sworn support duties with less direct client contact. The Probation Specialist is further distinguished from the Probation Corrections Officer series in that the latter supervises, controls detainees, and provides case evaluation and counseling. Probation Specialists are distinguished from the Deputy Probation Officer series in that the latter are sworn officers who make arrests, conduct searches and perform independent comprehensive case evaluations and investigations.
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The Riverside County Probation Department is a progressive criminal justice agency that believes in continuous improvement, searching and applying evidence-based and best practices, using measurable outcomes to evaluate programs, and doing our utmost to fulfill our mission and make Riverside County a safe and law-abiding community for its citizens. We recognize the value of a qualified, professional, dynamic, and diverse workforce and in building an organization that reflects the progressive community we serve.