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Deputy Probation Officer I/ii

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent 1730 Bishop St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States


The County of San Luis Obispo Probation Department is seeking experienced, self-motivated, dedicated Probation Officers to lateral transfer from another California agency.  Please see below to determine if you meet the requirements to be considered for a lateral transfer. 

A Deputy Probation Officer is responsible for providing professional services to adult and youth offenders involving the referral, supervision, counseling and rehabilitation of youths and adults on probation.  

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The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess general knowledge of modern principles of adult and juvenile probation casework and related court procedures, principles and methods of investigation and supervision of probation cases, and knowledge of individual and group behaviors.  Strong organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills are desired, as is the ability to motivate others.  The willingness to utilize law enforcement equipment, make physical arrests, and work under stress and adverse conditions is desired.  Also, we are seeking individuals with a demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for working with adult and youth offenders on probation.

Minimum Qualifications:

A combination of education, training, and experience resulting in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of qualifying education and experience includes:

All levels

:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree (Job-related experience may be substituted for the required education).

In addition to the above:

Deputy Probation Officer I

:  No additional experience.

Deputy Probation Officer II

:  Eighteen months of experience involving the referral, supervision, counseling or rehabilitation of youths or adults.  (

Social workers or parole agents would be examples of positions with relatable experience.)
Licenses and Certificates:

A valid driver’s license is required at the time of application.   A valid CALIFORNIA driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

All levels:  Successful completion of the Laws and Arrest component of Penal Code 832 training within one year of appointment.

All Levels:  Successful completion of the Board of State and Community Corrections, Standards and Training for Corrections, Deputy Probation Officer CORE Academy within one year of appointment.

  • The class in which employment is contemplated is closely related and comparable in duties and minimum qualifications to the class in which the individual holds permanent status.
  • The individual must have been employed by the other public agency within six months prior to the date of his or her application to the County.
  • The individual was appointed to the class in which he or she holds permanent status from an eligible list resulting from an open competitive or promotional examination which meets the standards of the County.
  • There must be written information submitted by the other public agency and on file with the Commission confirming the individual's permanent status and containing the following statements:
    • The employment record of the individual has been entirely satisfactory;
    • The individual has not been separated, nor is he/she being considered for separation, due to fault or delinquency on his/her part.
  • The individual may be required to take and pass an oral examination as administered by an oral board as provided in Rule 7.02.
  • The individual shall meet the medical requirements as provided in Rule 8.
  • The names of such individuals shall be placed on the open eligible list in the order of their approval and shall follow any names which may already appear on the eligible list.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail  for more information.

Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.