• Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Probation
  • Salary: $25.60 - $42.80 Hourly USD

Job Description


Department of Juvenile Justice Services is a comprehensive public service agency that performs more than the traditional Juvenile Court functions of probation and detention. The department also provides intervention services, guidance and daily supervision for youth ages 18 and under who are involved in delinquency and truancy.

We strive to ensure a safe community through partnerships involving youth, families, and community stakeholders. Our mission is to promote the safety and restoration of the community; hold juvenile offenders accountable for their behavior; and assist offenders and families in recognizing their potential by providing meaningful treatment, services and programs.

Juvenile Justice probation officers are primarily assigned to three divisions; Detention, Probation or the Spring Mountain Youth Camp. Officers will supervise the daily living, social, educational and treatment of youth; maintain sight and sound supervision of groups of juvenile detainees in a locked facility; monitor family visits; provide direct field supervision of juvenile offenders including home and school visits, manage court ordered conditions of probation; and counsel and advise youth and their families regarding pertinent personal, social, educational, financial, vocational and health matters.

Juvenile Probation Officer I: $53,248.00 - $82,492.80 Annually
Juvenile Probation Officer II: $57,532.80 - $89,024.00 Annually

This is an open and continuous recruitment, scheduling dates will vary depending on when the application was received and reviewed by Human Resources.

Please click on the link for a brief video from Clark County's Juvenile Probation Officers- https://youtu.be/dCcBQzq4a28?si=qRMVZnwuxpWdcrJp

This recruitment may be used to fill term (Limited-Permanent) positions. The selected candidates will be hired for a special project or duties of a limited duration, and be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying condition and exact dates of employment. The successful candidates will be eligible for benefits during the duration of employment.

Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such funds are no longer available.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.

The Juvenile Probation Officer I is a training underfill position: upon successful completion of the probationary period (520 hours worked to 2,080 hours worked) and the training program, which is up to two (2) years, the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to Juvenile Probation Officer II.


All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be notified by e-mail as to the next steps in the process.

There will be multiple parts to the examination process for Juvenile Probation Officer:

  • Physical Readiness Examination - Pass/Fail
  • Manager's Interview

Candidates who pass the physical readiness examination will advance to the interview.

There will be no rescheduling of any part of the examination.

Physical Readiness Examination :

Candidates invited to the physical readiness examination must successfully pass the physical readiness exam in order to advance to interviews. The physical readiness examination will test your ability to perform all the required physical standards set by the Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission pursuant to NAC 289.300 and/or 289.110.

To pass this examination, candidates must be able to do all of the following:
Vertically jump a height of 12 inches
Agility Run in 24.9 seconds
23 sit-ups in one minute
12 push-ups (no time limit)
300 meter sprint in 96 seconds
1.5 mile run in 24 minutes 10 seconds.

The physical readiness examination is a pass/fail examination.

The Department of Juvenile Justice Services will be offering POST physical readiness testing (PPRT) demos/practice.

For additional information please contact the Training Division at DJJSTraining@ClarkCountyNV.gov or 702-455-2935.

Interview : Candidates passing the physical readiness examination will be invited to an interview.

For Department of Juvenile Justice employment opportunities and up-to-date information about POST physical readiness testing (PPRT) demos/practice, please see the following link-


Education and Experience: Juvenile Probation Officer I - Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Education or Special Education, Behavioral Science, Counseling, Early Childhood , Health Science, Child Development, Communication, Public or Business Administration or a closely related field. Experience in working with youth is desirable. Directly related experience which has provided the knowledge and skills necessary to perform all aspects of the position may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Must be capable of passing P.O.S.T. pre-agility Fitness Standards as defined by N.A.C. 289.300 (1)(f). J

Juvenile Probation Officer II - In addition to the above, two (2) years of full-time professional level experience in providing probation and casework/counseling services to juveniles.

Minimum Age:
Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment.

Working Conditions: Work evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts. Work under potentially life-threatening emergency conditions. Specified positions may be assigned to a remote work site at high elevation. May be subject to exposure to blood and air borne diseases.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment. Must possess a valid P.O.S.T. level II certificate upon completion of probationary period at the JPO I level.

PLEASE NOTE: Nevada Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Certification:

In addition to the minimum requirements, per Nevada P.O.S.T. (NAC 289.110) :
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, and
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

For the full listing of NAC.289.110 minimum requirements, please visit: www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-289.html

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted. Must not have any qualifying offense that violates the standards required by NRS 62B.223 and/or NRS 62G.223.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician and a Tuberculosis (TB) Test performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Provides direct field supervision of juvenile offenders including home and school visits, weapons and contraband searches and drug testing. Enforces adherence to court ordered conditions of probation; investigates and processes probation violations and makes recommendations regarding revocation of probation; arrests, detains and transports probationers who have violated court orders. Counsels and advises probationers and their families regarding pertinent personal, social, educational, financial, vocational and health matters. Compiles, investigates, verifies and presents reports on personal, social, educational, financial, vocational, health and/or prior criminal history of probationers; writes and presents reports to various courts, officials and agencies; develops and presents recommendations for case disposition or violation of probation. Arrests youth as required; provides Miranda warnings; performs a variety of booking and intake duties and makes determinations about formally processing cases through the court system and about requiring secured detention prior to a court hearing. Plans, directs and supervises a group of juvenile detainees in a locked facility on an assigned shift. Maintains sight and sound supervision of groups at all times; monitors family visits. Performs a variety of supervision, security and treatment duties for juvenile offenders detained in a youth camp; supervises daily living, social, educational, recreational and treatment activities. Performs varied supervisory, security and treatment duties for offenders assigned to intensive probation programs; conducts home assessments, interviews and advises parents, develops and implements a treatment plan for juvenile offenders. Teaches and models social skills; applies behavior modification techniques; plans and supervises various programs, such as physical education, work experiences and recreational activities. Identifies and develops community resources and support programs; maintains communication and liaison with law enforcement, court, social service and community resource personnel and agencies. Maintains a variety of records and case files; writes reports, statements, legal documents, correspondence and other written materials. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Juvenile Probation Officer II's may assist in the training of employees and volunteers and direct the work of a shift in the absence of a supervisor. Uses a variety of standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a personal or County motor vehicle to transport juveniles, make home visits, etc.


Mobility to work in a typical court, detention or public safety setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time, and strength to restrain, arrest and/or eject individuals; vision to use standard office equipment and read printed materials including a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; physical and psychological characteristics to meet and maintain P.O.S.T. guidelines. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Come Make a Difference and Join the Clark County Family where we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Flexible Schedules including 4/10 options
  • More Money in Your Pocket
    • 100% Employer Paid Defined Benefit Retirement
    • No Social Security Deduction
    • No State Income Taxes
Two Employer Sponsored Health Plans Offered - Choice of PPO or EPO (hybrid of HMO)
  • Medical - Employer pays 90% of premium
    • Pharmacy Benefits (30, 90-day retail or mail order fills)
    • 24/7 Telephone Advice Nurse - no employee cost
    • Teledoc, Doctoroo, and Dispatch Health
Retiree insurance - eligible after 5 years of service Dental Vision Life Insurance - Employer Paid AD&D - Employer Paid Long Term Disability - Employer Paid Generous Leave Accruals that include:
  • 13Paid Holidays includinga Floating Birthday Holiday
  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
Other leave options
  • Catastrophic Leave
  • Parental Leave - Up to 90 days
Wide Variety of Voluntary Benefits that include
  • Guardian - Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Trustmark - Permanent Life Insurance benefits and long-term care.
  • Sunlife Financial - Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • TASC - Flexible Spending Account - FSA & Dependent Day Care Debit Card Available
  • Morgan Stanley - Deferred Compensation Plan
Employee Assistance Program Onsite Fitness Center - $12/month*Benefits vary and are subject to change depending on assignment, hiring organization and bargaining unit.

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