Employment

Riverside County Probation Department employs over 1000 personnel. Offices are located in Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, San Jacinto, Perris, Banning, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Springs, Indio, and Blythe. Institutions are in Riverside, Indio, and Murrieta. We have sworn peace officer assignments and non-sworn staff.

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SWORN PEACE OFFICERS:

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SWORN PEACE OFFICER POSITION

Probation Corrections OfficersThe Department’s entry-level sworn peace officer positions are Deputy Probation Officer and Probation Corrections Officer. In order to be considered for either sworn position, you must first take an entry assessment test administered by the County Human Resources. There is no application. For information regarding scheduling an assessment, please click here.

 


Probation staff at work

Probation Corrections Officers

Probation Corrections Officers
Work Environment and Duties:

Probation Corrections Officers work at a 24-hour facility, supervising detained minors. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising the conduct and behavior of minors; maintaining necessary order and discipline; and directing minors in constructive activities.
  • Attempting to modify antisocial behavior and assisting minors in adjusting to detention situations. Instructing and encouraging good manners, sportsmanship, and proper attitudes towards work, play, and citizenship; planning organized recreation and group activities and leisure time activities such as games, athletics, and crafts.
  • Maintaining proper living standards and health habits through instruction on personal hygiene; maintaining effective security and safety procedures within the unit at all times and being constantly alert escape attempts.
  • Preparing observation reports on detainee’s attitude, behavior, appearance, interest, skills, progress, and needs; administering first aid when required; issuing and supervising taking of medication as directed by professional medical personnel
  • Preparing daily behavior reports; keeping unit logs and other written information up to date; registering and storing personal belongings; searching for weapons and other contraband articles; checking for marks, bruises, and infections as required.

Link to Complete Job Description

Deputy Probation Officers

deputy probation officer
Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Enforce and ensure compliance with court-ordered probation terms and conditions for adults and juveniles.
  • Conduct office and home visits, including searches and arrests, as necessary. Investigate individuals and their offenses and evaluate pertinent behavioral, social, and personal information.
  • Prepare court reports and make recommendations on the disposition of cases.
  • Armed deputies supervise high-risk violent probationers, gang members, and other special caseloads which may involve participating in inter-agency law enforcement operations.

Link to Complete Job Description

Sworn Peace Officer Employment Preparation

1. Read the formal job description (located on the County’s Human Resources website), including the minimum requirements and potential disqualifiers.

2. Read law enforcement preparation guides, such as the pre-test study guides provided below:
Probation Corrections Officer
Probation Officer

3. Contact the Probation Department by e-mail at probjobs@rcprob.us if you have questions.

4. Once a job recruitment is open, follow the instructions on how and where to submit your resume. If you are selected, Human Resources will notify you of the testing procedure..

5. After you successfully pass the test, your name is placed on a roster by Human Resources. This roster is then given to the Probation Department who then schedules interviews. If you fail the test, you are not eligible to interview. However, you are encouraged to take the test again after six months. If you have questions about the testing process, you can learn more at the Riverside County Human Resources website.

6. Interviews consist of two parts: an oral interview in front of a two-person panel and a written essay. Your combined score determines whether or not you are invited to the next step in the hiring process, which is backgrounds.

7. The backgrounds process includes several parts, including completion of a Personal History Statement, a Pre-Investigative Questionaire, a meeting with a background investigator and their subsequent investigation. As you progress through backgrounds, you will also be given a physical examination and a psychological evaluation as well as a truth verification examination, via the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA)..

8. If you successfully pass the backgrounds process, then you are hired by the Department. The process from interview date to date of hire can take 3-6 months.

Non-Sworn Staff

Juvenile gardening, Cafeteria, Court room

OFFICE ASSISTANT II
OFFICE ASSISTANT III
SUPERVISING OFFICE ASSISTANT I
SUPERVISING OFFICE ASSISTANT II
SENIOR ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
ACCOUNTANT II
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ANALYST II
BUYER I
HUMAN RESOURCES CLERK
SUPERVISING GROUP SUPERVISOR/INSTRUCTOR
SENIOR GROUP SUPERVISOR/CULINARY ARTS
SENIOR GROUP SUPERVISOR/INDUSTRIAL ARTS
CORRECTIONAL COOK
SENIOR COOK/DETENTION
CORRECTIONAL SENIOR FOOD SERVICE WORKER
GARDENER
HOUSE MANAGER
LAUNDRY WORKER
PROBATION ASSISTANT
PROBATION SPECIALIST
IT USER SUPPORT TECHICIAN II

Personal History Statement for Non-Sworn Staff

Or visit Riverside County Human Resources’ website at www.rc-hr.com



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