Start your career in Corrections

As a Probation Corrections Officer you are responsible for the care and custody of youth detained in Juvenile Hall or the Juvenile Commitment Facility. The opportunity to help is rewarding and it is a great career.

Questions people ask us...

What does a Corrections Officer do
  • Comply with all state and federal regulations required of youth correctional facilities
  • Provide direct assistance and supervision of detained youth during recreation, study, and work activities
  • Instruct minors in personal hygiene, clothing care, toilet and table habits
  • Assist staff in serving meals
  • Issue equipment and supplies as needed
  • Counsel and advise minors utilizing behavior modification techniques as well as individual and group counseling and/or communication techniques
  • Transport minors to and from Juvenile Detention facilities or other custody facilities
  • Enforce department procedures to achieve institutional safety and security, enforce discipline and order, and maintain sanitation standards
  • Oversee visitation procedures, inspect all items brought into the custodial facilities, and monitor all incoming and outgoing mail of confined youth
  • Act promptly and efficiently in emergency situations, including restraining and handcuffing youth
  • Use O.C. (pepper) spray in accordance with departmental policies and procedures
  • Observe minors’ activities, document their behavior, prepare incident reports and compose progress reports
  • Book incoming youth, conduct searches, completes room assignments and observation records
  • Assist in training of subordinate staff members as necessary
Compensation & Benefits

Approximate Annual Base Salary:
$51,459-$71,656 Annually


The County of Stanislaus provides a competitive and comprehensive benefits package for regular full-time County employees including:

  • 2 weeks annual vacation upon entering County service
  • 16 additional vacation hours annually 96 hours of sick leave annually
  • 10 paid holidays annually
  • Excellent retirement benefits (2.7% at approximately age 57 formula)
  • Medical, dental, vision, and basic term life insurance plans
  • Optional participation in Flexible Spending Account & Health Savings Account programs
  • Optional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional compensation of 3% will be paid to incumbents upon completion of Juvenile Correctional Officer Core training
  • Additional compensation of $1.00 per hour will be paid to eligible certified bilingual incumbents.



Employee Choice Bonus Plan:

  • Stanislaus County now offers an employee bonus worth up to $10,000! Visit for details.


Career Ladders:

  • We offer valuable tools to help plan your career with Stanislaus County. Find ways to grow and develop within the organization— from Accounting to Public Safety to IT.


Learning Institute:

  • Whether you’re a new employee or looking to acquire new skills, our Learning Institute offers a chance to take on new challenges and ways to consistently hone and improve skills.


Wellness Benefits:

  • The Mission of Club Wellness is to facilitate and encourage the “good health” of the county workforce.
    “Good health” is a state of complete physical, social and mental well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity; health is a resource for everyday life, not the object of living, and is a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources as well as physical capabilities. The program seeks to increase awareness and knowledge of all employee benefits, nurture a team spirit and positive health behaviors, to motivate employees to adopt healthier habits and to provide opportunities and a supportive environment to create positive lifestyle changes.
Additional Compensation
  • 3% upon completion of Juvenile Correctional Officer Core STC training
  • $1.00 per hour – bilingual certification pay



Probation Corrections Officer I

  • High School Graduation or pass the General Education Development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License
  • The County requires you be at least 21 years old at the time of appointment.


Probation Corrections Officer II

  • High school graduation or pass the General Education Development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level
  • Equivalent of one (1) year full-time experience as a Probation Corrections Officer I
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License
  • The County requires you be at least 21 years old at the time of appointment.


The California State Government Code provides the following minimum requirements for all peace officer positions in California.

  • Must be free from any prior felony convictions
  • Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031 applicants for peace officer positions must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must provide fingerprints for a criminal records check
  • Must be of a “good moral character” determined by a background investigation
  • Must have a High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • Must be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of Peace Officer powers

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Start your career as a Deputy Probation Officer or a Probation Corrections Officer and help people live a better life every day.