Job Title:

Probation Aide

Closing Date/Time:



$25.31 Hourly
$4,403.94 Monthly
$52,847.28 Annually 

Job Type:

Intermittent - 1560


Sacramento, California


This is a continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on: 

09/25/14, 01/23/15, 05/22/15, 09/25/15

Under close supervision, Probation Aides learn to apply the principles and techniques of probation work; supervise and counsel individuals detained in, committed to, or sheltered in one of several County juvenile institutions; supervise minors assigned to Work Project; and provide close supervision of minors placed on home supervision. 

Probation Aides are typically hired as temporary replacements for regular Probation staff who are absent due to vacation, sick leave, military duty, leave without pay, or other reasons.




 Examples of Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of

         Principles and techniques applicable to the care and rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents

         The growth, development, needs and problems of minors

         Symptoms of behavior disorders

         Group dynamics

         Codes, standards and regulations governing are and treatment of juveniles in juvenile hall, camps, ranches or schools

         Principles of investigation and laws governing search, seizure and preservation of evidence

         Counseling techniques

         Basic housekeeping techniques

         Hygienic standards

         Motivational techniques

         Crisis intervention


         Appropriate use of force and security techniques

         Rights and liabilities of peace officers

Ability to

         Secure the respect and confidence of adolescents

         Cope with hostility and aggressive behavior

         Work well as a member of a team

         Exercise good judgment and act calmly in emergency situations

         Recognize subtle changes in behavior

         Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance

         Prepare concise and clear reports

         Maintain records

         Communicate with individuals from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds

         Establish and maintain effective working relationships

         Meet all physical requirements of the position

 Employment Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications 

Equivalent to an Associate of Art degree (60 semester units or 90 quarter units), from an accredited college or university. 

Note: Up to one year of the required education may be substituted by experience in full-time, or equivalent part-time, paid law enforcement or correctional work in a probation agency, parole agency, or correctional institution on the basis of 173.6 hours = 21.7 days = 1 work month = 3 semester or 4.5 quarter units. 

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click
here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice. 

Special Requirements 

Compliance with government Code: In accordance with California Government Code, Section 1031, each employee shall meet the following minimum standards: 

a. Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Any permanent resident alien shall be disqualified from holding the position if his or her application for citizenship is denied. 
b. Be at least 18 years of age. 
c. Be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record. In addition, a classifiable set of fingerprints shall be furnished to the Department of Justice and to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. 
d. Be found to be free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer. 

Background/Criminal History: Appointees must pass a criminal history and background check. Pursuant to California Government Code, Section 1029, the conviction of a felony is grounds for disqualification from an appointment. Pursuant to Sacramento County Civil Service Rules, candidates found having been convicted of a felony will be disqualified. 

Physical Requirements: Incumbents will frequently perform a wide variety of physical tasks such as standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, climbing stairs and lifting of individuals which requires strength, coordination, endurance, and agility. In addition, there may be occasional contact with hostile individuals, and incumbents may be subjected to physical and verbal abuse while restraining individuals. 

Driver's License: Possession of a valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, is required at the time of appointment. 

Note: Failure to maintain the appropriate valid California Driver License may constitute cause for dismissal from the class under applicable Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. 

Hours of Work: Incumbents in this class must be willing to work irregular hours, holidays and weekends. 

Probationary Period 
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.







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