In the County of Riverside, the future is bright. With a variety of job opportunities with the County, there are as many places to take your career as there are stars in our sky. But there's more than a great vocation to draw you here: with affordable housing, a thriving, diverse, and progressive community, and excellent higher education, the opportunities for your life here are equally exciting. Come work in the heart of inland California, and see how great the view is when opportunity is on the horizon. .
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 value accountability, commitment, compassion, positive image, integrity, creativity, honesty, excellence, respect/values, and ethics in our staff and constantly strive to uphold the public trust and provide the best quality customer service. We recognize the value of a qualified, professional, dynamic, and diverse workforce and building an organization that reflects the progressive community we serve. .


Location: Throughout Riverside County, CA,
Employee Type: full time
Pay Range: $36000 to $49744 per Year (USD)
Experience: 0 - 2 years
Education: Associate degree
Travel Required: none


Under direct supervision, to receive training and acquire skills in supervising and caring for minors detained at an institution of the Riverside County Probation Department; and to perform other related work as required. This is the entry and trainee class in the Probation Corrections Officer series. Incumbents are expected to have an aptitude for supervising the activities of a group of minors in a detention environment. Incumbents receive supervision and training from Supervising Probation Officers, who are responsible for the overall operation of a living unit. Positions in this class are assigned routine functions associated with the general operation of a living unit. Positions in the next higher and journey level class of Probation Corrections Officer II are assigned the more difficult and complex counseling duties requiring an understanding of those factors affecting a minor's motivation and behavior. Incumbents of this class must successfully complete the following training: Basic Probation Corrections Officer, PC 832, First Aid, and CPR. Probation Corrections Officer I incumbents are expected to promote to Probation Corrections Officer II after acquiring necessary experience and training, and receiving a satisfactory job performance evaluation. .
In a training capacity: supervises the conduct and behavior of minors; maintains necessary order and discipline; directs the groups in constructive activities and imposes restrictions when necessary. Prepares daily behavior reports; attempts to modify antisocial behavior and assist minors in adjusting to detention situations; provides guidance on personal problems such as relationships with peers, parents, and school personnel. Instructs and encourages good manners, sportsmanship, and proper attitudes towards work, play, and citizenship; plans organized recreation and group activities. Maintains proper living standards and health habits through instruction on personal hygiene; maintains effective security and safety procedures within the unit at all times and is constantly alert for attempts to escape. Supervises such leisure time activities as games, athletics, crafts, and when required, encourages participation of individuals not already engage in these activities. Instruct in the rules of various games and in craft methods; referees games and organized tournaments. Prepares observation reports on detainee's attitudes, behavior, appearance, interest, skills, progress, and needs; administers first aid when required; issues and supervises the taking of medication as directed by professional medical personnel. Keeps the unit logs and other written information up to date; registers and stores personal belongings; searches for weapons and other contraband articles; checks for marks, bruises, and infections as required. Staff must be prepared to restrain and/or subdue hostile and/or violent juveniles, which may involve the use of pepper spray, physical force, participating in take downs, and/or the use of handcuffs. Use the computer to type reports and retrieve data and information. Will be assigned to a variety of assignments, facilities, and schedules which includes rotating shifts (day, swing and graveyard, weekends, and holidays). Overtime may be required. Performs other duties as required. .
Education: Completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units at an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in one of the behavioral sciences. Knowledge of: Group leadership techniques; counseling methods; health principles and practices. Ability to: Establish and maintain rapport with minors; learn techniques for supervising and guiding groups of minors under detention; learn and apply basic first aid techniques; exercise good judgment in stress situations; follow oral and written directions; speak and write effectively. .


For specific questions regarding this position, contact the recruiter listed in this posting. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment). Required Probationary Period - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head. The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor. Reasonable Accommodations - The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: ****CURRENT COUNTY EXPLOYEES MUST USE THEIR EMPLOYEE SELF SERVICE ACCOUNT TO APPLY.**** .
Submit a copy of your Member-4 Form DD-214, indicating dates of service, and a copy of your letter of disability (if applicable) to the Human Resources Department at For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for Veteran's preference. If taking a special test, (online, written exam or other), inform the recruiter of your veteran status. Your Member-4 Form DD-214 should be submitted to before this job posting expires. Please remember that you will need to resubmit your Member-4 Form DD-214 even if you have submitted one in the past to the County of Riverside. .
Benefits are based on the bargaining unit for the position. The bargaining unit for this position is RSA Public Safety. Go to for detailed information. .

For general questions about this job posting, contact Brian Arcinas at .



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