Deputy Probation Officer I

County of Marin
Full Time $85,654 - $94,432 Per year CA 3501 Civic Center Dr # 265, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” . Read on to find out more about this opportunity:


The Marin County Probation Department has a current need for four, full-time regular-hire Deputy Probation Officers, and anticipates the availability of additional regular hire vacancies in the future

These vacancies may be filled at either the Deputy Probation Officer (DPO) I or DPO II level. To be considered for the DPO II level, you must submit a separate application to that job posting, available on . This recruitment may also be used to fill positions that require the use of English/Spanish language skills and to fulfill any contingent hire needs that may arise.  

Working within the broad social and philosophical values held by the community and the corrections field, Deputy Probation Officers investigate and supervise cases referred by the court, families, law enforcement, social services, or other agencies. Key duties include conducting investigations and providing professional case management services to adult and juvenile clients through assessment, supervision, and enforcement; developing and maintaining contact with a variety of outside agencies and representing the Probation Department before community groups and organizations. Deputy Probation Officers may be required to work a varied schedule, including weekends and evenings, depending on coverage needs.

BILINGUAL POSITIONS: Vacancies be filled with either Bilingual or Monolingual positions. If the successful candidate has bilingual skills, they must demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English prior to receiving bilingual pay. Proficiency requires the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form, sufficient to convey information and instructions to the public and other employees.

A bilingual proficiency exam will be administered at that time to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements.


Our Highly Qualified Candidates are leaders with personal and professional integrity with the ability to identify problems, assess alternative courses of action, and exercise sound reasoning in order to arrive at logical conclusions. The ability to verbally communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including various government and social agencies, court personnel, departmental staff, offenders, and individuals from a variety of backgrounds is essential. Additionally, our highly qualified candidates: 

  • Are highly organized
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to empowerment through communication, collaboration and cooperation
  • Understand the role and current place of probation in the criminal justice system
  • Have strong written communication skills in order to prepare clear, accurate and well-organized reports 
The Minimum Qualifications and Requirements are: 
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Certificates & Licenses: Incumbents must successfully complete the Probation Officer core training course in the Standards and Training for Corrections Program (STC) and obtain a certificate in Search and Arrest Procedures as required by California State Penal Code Section 832 prior to completion of the one-year probation period.

Special Requirements:
State law requires that all applicants must: 
  • Be 21 years of age or older by the recruitment closing date
  • Have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness (felony law convictions will be disqualifying);
  • Be a citizen of the United States (or must have filed for citizenship with the Department of Immigration one year prior to employment application date).
Section 1031 of the Government Code provides that candidates:
  • Be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record;
  • Complete and pass a comprehensive psychological test administered by the Probation Department or designated agency.
  • Complete and pass a comprehensive background investigation by the Probation Department or designated agency.
California State Board of Corrections (BOC), Standards and Training Commission (STC) require candidates:

  • Pass the BOC’s written examination or an alternative examination as approved under Title 15 CCR, Section 132 .


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: No person shall be considered for employment as a sworn officer with the Marin County Probation Department if they have a drug history involving illicit drug use within the last three years, and marijuana use since submission of application, or have ever engaged in felonious drug activity.

All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your account to view these emails.

Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.