• Fresno County
  • 2220 Tulare St., Fresno, California
  • Jun 08, 2024
Variable Shift CORRECTIONS Probation

Job Description


The Fresno County Probation Department is offering challenging and rewarding career opportunities to individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of local youths or adults as a Reserve Juvenile Correctional Officer.


Reserve Juvenile Correctional Officerincumbents are responsible for maintaining institutional security; supervising and counseling adult or youth offenders on-site or in the community; youth and staff safety; performing control room activities and functions; transporting youth; and providing other services and support to institutional programs.


As a condition of employment with the Probation Department, candidates must undergo and pass a thorough and rigid background investigation, polygraph, medical and psychological examination. The background investigation will require candidates to provide information regarding their personal history including legal issues - arrest and/or convictions; personal information - relatives, references, and acquaintances; verification of education, experience, and employment; residences; financial status; military service; and vehicle operation history. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive; other relevant areas may be investigated and verified.

Please note : Reserve Juvenile Correctional Officer is an extra-help (temporary) classification . Incumbents are paid an hourly rate for actual hours worked, are not entitled to benefits, do not obtain permanent status and serve at the will of the department head. Successful candidates will be placed at the Juvenile Justice Campus (located at Highway 99 and American Avenue) .

Fresno County Juvenile Institutions are "No Hostage" facilities. In the event you are taken hostage, the County will not bargain for your safe release.

Positions in this classification are in Medical Group III - Heavy Physical Activity (Personnel Rule 8). This group includes positions which require heavy physical effort using arms, legs, back and trunk in frequent lifting, pushing, or pulling objects weighing (or offering resistance equivalent to) over 25 pounds. Generally, considerable bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, as well as standing and walking are involved. Physical stamina is usually required and explosive strength using bursts of energy may be required, depending upon specific position assignments.

Eligible candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Please click here to review the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum Qualifications Education : Possession of a United States' high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.


Completion of thirty (30) semester units of coursework that is acceptable within the United States' accredited college or university system.

Substitution : One (1) year of full-time, paid or volunteer experience working with youth in a public setting may substitute for fifteen (15) semester units of the required education.

License : Possession of a valid Class "C" driver's license, or equivalent. Incumbents may be required to obtain a Class "B" driver's license, or equivalent.

Certificate : Possession of a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate is required prior to appointment.

Age : Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Other : Under California Penal Code Section 830.5, the Reserve Juvenile Correctional Officer classification is defined as a Peace Officer. Therefore, candidates must be able to meet all pre-employment as well as ongoing peace officer status requirements pursuant to Federal, State, and local legislation.

  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and filing requirements for this position by the filing deadline.
  • Valid driver's license number must be listed on your application. Failure to provide this information on your application will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • A completed Fresno County employment application is required (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline).
  • Please fully list your education/work experience, including current position. Failure to list current, complete, and accurate education/work experience within the job application (including employment with the County of Fresno) may result in the rejection of your application.
  • In the Education section of your application, please provide complete information for each school attended. Please provide the school's name, school's location, the type and number of units earned (semester or quarter), and if applicable, which major or program was completed. Failure to completely list education within the job application will result in the rejection of your application.
  • College/university transcripts may be requested to verify completion of the required education.
  • If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted. Documentation must be provided by the closing date and time of this recruitment. You may attach a copy to your online employment application; fax a copy to (559) 455-4788, Attn: Carolyn Maxwell; or email it to .
  • Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.


Depending upon the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for the following process:

  • Written Examination - Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the written examination process.Exams will be held monthly.Applicants who cannot attend their scheduled exam can reapply and be scheduled for the next available written exam.

Successful candidates will be placed on an employment list effective for a minimum of 3 months (may be extended up to 12 months), and certified in final rank order as vacancies occur.

NOTE :The written examination is developed and mandated by the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). The BSCC has a Candidate Orientation Booklet available to applicants interested in an overview of the exam. You may download a copy of the Candidate Orientation Booklet at the following link:

The BSCC Selection Exam for Local Corrections is a newly developed, statewide examination in use by California agencies for the selection of entry-level Adult Corrections Officer (ACO), Juvenile Corrections Officer (JCO), and Probation Officer (PO), effective August 17, 2020. Applicants who have taken the previous version of this exam (BSCC Juvenile Correctional Officer) are unable to transfer test scores, as the new exam version contains updated content and revised scoring criteria.

Applicants who have taken the new exam with Fresno County or another county after the effective date of August 17, 2020, may submit their result in place of taking the exam again. Results must be submitted prior to the applicant's scheduled examination date for this recruitment. You must attach a copy of your results to your online employment application; fax a copy to (559) 455-4788, Attn: Carolyn Maxwell; or email a copy to .

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS : Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the written examinations will be conducted in accordance with CDPH, CDC, and Cal OSHA guidelines, as applicable. Applicants may be screened for symptoms of illness upon entry into the building and may be required to wear face coverings at the examination site.


  • Fresno County Employment Application (must be current, complete, and accurate; amendments will not be allowed after the filing deadline)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire

Please note : All applications must be received online only by the closing date and time of this recruitment. Applications submitted via U.S. mail, email, fax, or in person in our office will not be accepted. Resumes and attachments are not accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

Applications for this recruitment must be submitted online only . An online application may be found at: .

Open Job Information Flyer and click "Apply" to begin the online application process. Failure to complete the job application or failure to follow the application instructions (such as the formatting of education or work experience) will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Amendments will not be accepted after the filing deadline.

Once the filing deadline has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to : .

Please be advised that it is the applicant's responsibility to notify Fresno County Human Resources of any mailing address and telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. mail from Human Resources are not forwarded ("Return Service" is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).

For the safety of our employees the County of Fresno complies with all Federal, State and Local Orders related to COVID-19, including Cal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

The County of Fresno is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Fresno County to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS - The County of Fresno is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, examination or selection process may contact Human Resources at (559) 600-1830 at least five days prior to the scheduled date of deadline.

Analyst: Carolyn Maxwell

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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Job Address

2220 Tulare St., Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map