County of Los Angeles Los Angeles County
Chief Executive Office

Class Specification: SUPERVISING DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER

ITEM NUMBER: 8610

APPROVAL DATE: 03/27/2003

DEFINITION:
Supervises the work of a group of Deputy Probation Officers engaged in professional probation work involving the investigation or supervision of adults convicted of violations of law, the investigation or supervision of delinquent and non-delinquent children and juveniles, or other specialized probation service.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class represent the first supervisory level in the Deputy Probation Officer series and are distinguished by their supervisory responsibility for a staff of Deputy Probation Officers engaged in the performance of highly specialized Probation Department programs including investigation, supervision, surveillance and rehabilitation of adult and juvenile offenders. Positions in this class typically report to a Probation Director and are characterized by their responsibility for review and evaluation of a myriad of cases ranging from less difficult to more complex and for the appropriate application of concepts, theories, principles, laws and procedures of professional probation work by subordinate Deputy Probation Officers.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Supervises Deputy Probation Officers engaged in the investigation and evaluation of cases of adult applicants for probation, the supervision of adult probationers, the investigation, placement, and supervision of children and juveniles, and the investigation of adoption and other cases.

Has immediate supervisory responsibility for a specialized probation function such as intake detention control, or special court services.

Reviews files and cases periodically and confers with Deputy Probation Officers concerning methods, procedures, and recommendations, and interprets policy as necessary.

Has immediate supervisory responsibility for a probation camp on an assigned shift or 24-hour responsibility for an organizational unit of a juvenile hall.

Confers with superior officers regarding unusual cases, policies, and personnel matters.

Actively participates in in-service training programs and staff development activities.

Confers with probationers, parents, relatives, attorneys, judges, and other interested persons.

Conducts correspondence and supervises the maintenance of necessary records.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited college - AND - Three years of experience in probation or parole work at the level of Deputy Probation Officer II or higher.

*Specialized examinations may include:
Specialty / *Add
Field Services
One year of the required experience must have been in Field Services.

Juvenile Facilities
One year of the required experience must have been in Juvenile Facilities.

FOR PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS ONLY:One additional year of the required experience will be accepted for each year of college.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light.