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Probation Officer III

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Job Description:

The Sonoma County Probation Department seeks experienced, professional Probation Officers to come work in the beautiful Sonoma County!

STARTING SALARY UP TO $39.88/Hour ($83,234/Year)

(Salary is negotiable depending on experience and salary history and requirements.)

Probation officers play a crucial role in the criminal justice system by assisting offenders with rehabilitation in the community as well as protecting public safety by holding offenders accountable to the directives of the court. If you're looking for competitive salary and benefits, camaraderie, on-going job training and support, and professional growth, this will lead you to the career of a lifetime. If you are ready for change, challenge, and the opportunity to make a difference, then apply today!

In addition to the excellent opportunity and starting salary, we offer the following compensation and benefits*:

  • A cash allowance of approximately $600/month for full-time employees
  • Excellent health plan options with significant County paid premium contribution
  • Competitive vacation accrual and sick leave accruals
  • An Annual Professional Development/Wellness Benefit Allowance of $850
  • Opportunities for additional premium pay depending on assignment, generally 5% for each assignment, for a maximum of 10%
  • Plus many additional benefits

*Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.


The Probation Department currently has opportunities for individuals that have experience with higher risk and more complex Probation cases, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience presenting oral and written reports before Courts, and working knowledge of evidence based principles and practices in Juvenile Justice, Probation, and Community Corrections.

Under direction, a Probation Officer III investigates and prepares recommendations to the courts on probation cases involving adults and juveniles; assists in the training and supervision of subordinates in an assigned unit; and performs specialized assignments such as intake, intensive supervision, placement, and/or court officer.

Probation Officer III responsibilities include:

  • Specialized assignments or programs such as complex felony investigations, court officer, intake, placement, or other assignments which require advising or coordinating efforts of other Probation Officers in specialty areas;
  • Working intensive supervision cases requiring a greater degree of case management skill and independence; and/or
  • Assisting a Probation Officer IV with unit training or other activities.

For more information about Sonoma County Probation Department, visit: www.sonoma-county.org/probation

Apply Now! This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. To view the complete position details and apply online, visit us at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or phone HR at 707-565-8059. EOE


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Frequency of Pay:

per month

Other Qualifications:


Qualifications for this position normally include a bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, criminology, administration of justice, or a closely related field, AND one year of full time professional probation experience equivalent to the journey-level class of Probation Officer II with the County of Sonoma; OR significant academic course work in sociology, behavioral and social psychology, social casework, social welfare, counseling and guidance, or a closely related field AND two years of full time experience in a position equivalent, or closely related, to Correctional Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Juvenile Correctional Counselor, Social Worker, Substance Abuse Treatment Provider, or Probation Assistant with the County of Sonoma PLUS one year of full time professional probation experience equivalent to the  journey-level class of Probation Officer II with the County of Sonoma.

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Adjunct Services and Program Services for Defendants



Work Schedule:

Rotating Shift




Community Corrections