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Deputy Probation Correctional Officer I (DPCO I)

Are you enthusiastic about improving the lives of young people? Have you studied Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Science, History or Education? Would you like $10,000 in tuition reimbursement every year? If so, you could be the future Deputy Probation Correctional Officer we’re looking for!


  • Serve as a positive role model and authority figure helping to resocialize youth
  • Monitor and direct youth during daily care, recreation, work crews and activities
  • Orient newly detained youth by explaining rules, policies and expectations
  • Identify objectives, develop case plans and facilitate group/individual counseling
  • Write reports and maintain files


  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Six months of experience supervising or guiding the development of youth – OR – twelve semester units of completed college-level coursework in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Science, History or Education
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony, not be on any form of probation or parole, and not have any active arrest warrants
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law
  • Must pass the online Juvenile Correctional Officer Exam, which is mandated by California's Board of State and Community Corrections – to prepare for the exam, all candidates should download, review and study the Juvenile Corrections Officer Candidate Orientation Booklet
  • Must complete a facility tour at Juvenile Hall
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation, a psychological evaluation and a comprehensive medical examination – the background investigation will follow guidelines established by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), evaluating each candidate’s viability based on:

                     - Personal / Family History
                     - Education
                     - Residence
                     - Employment
                     - Financial
                     - Legal Issues
                     - Criminal Record
                     - Military
                     - Narcotic Use
                     - Driving Record


  • $55,120–$74,297 annual salary
  • Up to $10,000 educational and professional reimbursement each year
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Vacation and healthcare leave
  • Medical benefits
  • Additional benefits administered by AOCDS for the County of Orange
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bilingual pay
  • Mentorship program
  • Peer support program

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