Probation Corrections Officer Trainee

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 11, 2024
Full Time CORRECTIONS Probation
  • Salary: $57,740.80 - $65,416.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

*Trainees are eligible for promotion after successful completion of the CORE Academy. Timeline may vary based on start date and holidays.

**Salary increases contingent upon assessed values for previous fiscal year.



If you have a passion to help the youth, are twenty and a half (20.5)years of age, and have a High School Diploma or equivalent, READ ON!

The Probation Department is recruiting for Probation Corrections Officer Trainees who will train on the job to perform counseling, guidance, supervision, care, rehabilitation and role model to juveniles housed at the department's detention centers and treatment facilities located in San Bernardino County. Trainees may promote to Probation Corrections Officer after successful completion of the CORE Academy.

Part-time and Full-time shifts are available, roving assignments on a 24/7 schedule. Multiple vacancies- Apply Now!

The current starting rate for this position is grade 38T step 8.

For detailed information, refer to the Probation Corrections Officer Trainee job description.

We are also accepting applications for Probation Corrections Officer , which requires a separate application. Applicants are encouraged to apply for both levels as appropriate.

Learn more about the San Bernardino County Probation Department at .


Work Environment : The nature of the work requires the ability to restrain or apprehend and control potentially violent and combative wards; incumbents must possess and maintain physical agility and strength throughout their employment.

Training : Employees will be expected to participate in a continuum of force training program, which includes arrest and control techniques, tactical negotiation, and use of pepper spray.

Work Schedule : Incumbents may be assigned to work any shift on a 24 hour per day/7 day per week basis, including holidays. Rover assignments are full-time and used to fill staffing needs at both detention and treatment facilities Rovers are provided with a minimum of two (2) hours notification prior to their shift assignment on the scheduled work day.

Promotion : Probation Corrections Officer Trainees are eligible for promotion to Probation Corrections Officer upon successful completion of the CORE Academy. Incumbents must be promoted after successful completion of the CORE Academy or may be terminated.

Sponsorship: San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Graduation from a U.S. high school, G.E.D. or a U.S. Department of Education approved High School Equivalency Test, age 21 (20.5 at time of testing) and meet Peace Officer Requirements (see below).

Prior to appointment, candidates must:
  • Be successful on the Written Test, Physical Agility Test, and Department Interview, to continue to the background investigation.
  • Pass a background investigation, which includes, but is not limited to, a fingerprint check, psychological testing and a polygraph test (current San Bernardino County Probation Dept. employees in peace officer positions will not be required to take the polygraph test). Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony, or currently be on court ordered probation ( or have been within the last year ).
  • Be at least 21 years of age at time of hire ( Applicants should be at least 20.5 years at time of testing ) and possess a High School diploma, General Educational Diploma (GED), or have passed a High School Proficiency Exam or equivalent.
  • Provide official sealed transcripts of completed college coursework if applicable.
  • Show proof of having completed the required basic certified training specified by Standards and Training for Corrections for the State of California and PC 832 (Laws of arrest, search and seizure), or meet this obligation within the first year of employment. Training will be provided upon hire. New hires who possess PC 832 certification will not be required to repeat training if they provide a copy of their PC 832 certificate.
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to Government Code 1031at the time of hire.
  • Possess a valid Class C Driver License. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and may be required to show proof of automobile liability insurance.
  • Meet minimum vision (both eyes) and hearing (both ears) requirements. Vision and hearing tests will be administered.
  • Pass a treadmill and medical test.

Selection Process

Testing will take place the week of August 27, 2024. *

* Please note test dates are subject to change and availability is limited.

There will be a proctored online written assessment of knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Written Communication

Reading Comprehension

Applying Rules

Basic Math

NOTE: If you have applied for a similar position in another county and successfully passed the Board of State Community Corrections (BSCC) exam within the past year, please respond to the supplemental questionnaire and we may transfer your score.

If you took this test within the last 6 months your previous score will be transferred.

Application Procedure : Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time with or without notice. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your Government Jobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from e-mail addresses with the following domain "". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

TEST PREPARATION: Candidates may wish to review the Board of State and Community Corrections Candidate Orientation Booklet for the Juvenile Corrections Officer Examination. Applicants must be successful on the Written Exam to continue to the Physical Agility Test.


Candidates passing the Written Exam will be invited to participate in the Physical Agility Test. Visit the San Bernardino Probation Department for details and an invitation to the APPLICANT WORKSHOP.

NOTE: Only those applicants successful on both the Written Exam and Physical Agility Test may continue in the background process.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

Click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process.

Specialized Peace Officers Unit

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits*, please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at

*Retirement benefits subject to change.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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