Senior Juvenile Correctional Officer
Fresno County 22 reviews - Fresno County, CA

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Fresno County’s Probation Department has challenging and rewarding career opportunities available to dynamic, experienced individuals interested in pursuing Criminal Justice careers as Senior Juvenile Correctional Officers .

Senior Juvenile Correctional Officers function in a lead capacity or perform specialized assignments as determined by department administration and are responsible for maintaining institutional security, minor and staff safety, and providing services and support to institutional programs. Other duties may include performing control room activities and functions; transporting, supervising, and counseling minors detained or committed to the Juvenile Justice Campus; and performing related work as required.

Senior Juvenile Correctional Officers must possess —

The skills and ability to:
Display a high degree of maturity, integrity, emotional stability, and sound judgment.
Adapt quickly and effectively to emergency situations.
Observe and provide detailed and accurate descriptions of observations;
Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships and rapport with persons of differing ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Physically restrain minors and maintain visual and auditory observance of minors’ behavior.
Firmly enforce rules and regulations.
Work in a frequently hostile, unpredictable, and unpleasant environment.
Work in darkened and enclosed areas for extended periods of time.


NOTE: As a condition of employment, candidates must undergo and pass a thorough and detailed personal background investigation and polygraph, psychological, and medical examinations. The background investigation includes employment/credit histories, verification of education, arrest/criminal records, drug/alcohol use, and personal conduct. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive; other relevant areas may be investigated and verified.

Education : Completion of sixty (60) units of academic college work from an accredited college or university that is acceptable within the United States' College or University system.

Experience : Two (2) years of full-time, paid work experience as a Juvenile Correctional Officer in a Fresno County Juvenile Institution, or equivalent experience in a juvenile or adult commitment/ detention facility, correctional facility, military or law enforcement experience.

License : Possession of a valid driver’s license. Incumbents may be required to obtain a Class “B” Driver’s License.

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

Completion of the Juvenile Counselor Core as certified by the California State Board of Corrections. Proof is required and may be submitted in our office or via fax to (559) 455-4788 attn: Mitchell Norvise.

Age : Must be 18 years of age.

Other : Under California Penal Code Section 830.5, the Senior Juvenile Correctional Officer classification is defined as a Peace Officer. Therefore, candidates must meet minimum standards as listed in the California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031. In addition they must meet physical standards established by the California Board of Corrections and any other pre-employment as well as ongoing peace officer requirements pursuant to federal, state, and local legislation.

Notes : Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for this position prior to the filing deadline.

College/university transcripts may be requested to verify completion of the required units.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications if the applicant can provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States’ accredited college or university system.

Oversees various activities of minors, such as work assignments within the facility, including meals, bathing, dressing, recreation and sleeping.
Tracks the movement of staff, minors and all traffic entering and exiting the institutions using video, two way radio and intercom surveillance systems.
Coordinates staff response to emergency situations.
Monitors and ensures maintenance of security, safety and health standards, observe and monitors signs of emotional and physical illness; and make emergency referrals when required.
Provides counseling and guidance on an individual basis or in a group setting.
Prepares appropriate documentation and performs procedures involving the booking, accounting, transfer and release of minors.
Maintains files and records of minors, including computer data entry and transcribing, receiving or reviewing information from a variety of court documents and interdepartmental orders.
Ensures compliance with and consistent application of institutional policies, procedures and practices.
Escorts minors to and from assigned activities and transports records and files as needed.
Transports minors outside the institution when security needs require either an armed or unarmed peace officer.
Provides written and oral reports as required.
Provides input in the process of evaluation, disciplining and promotion of subordinate staff.
May use physical force, chemical agents, and/or restrains when necessary for purpose of arrest or detention.
May supervise a living unit or booking unit on a shift.
May act in a lead capacity, which includes assigning, reviewing and coordinating the work of lower level Juvenile Correctional Officers and provide training.

Health insurance (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
Competitive retirement plan
Eleven (11) paid holidays
Disability and Life insurance
Annual Leave plan
Employee Assistance Program

Optional benefits include :
Deferred Compensation Plan (County sponsored tax shelter savings plan)
Flexible Spending Plans-tax shelter (set aside pre-tax $ to pay for eligible medical, dependent care, and qualified parking and mass transit expenses)
Fresno County Federal Credit Union - All County employees can take advantage of low interest rates, no annual fees for checking accounts, direct deposit, online banking and many other services

Depending upon the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and filing requirements, applicants may be scheduled for one or both of the processes listed below:

Written examination (weighted 100%)
Oral examination (weighted 100%). An oral examination includes a panel consisting of at least two members within a similar field of expertise as the vacancy. Candidates are asked structured questions and must respond orally to allow the panel to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.

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

Fresno County Application
Supplemental Form
Proof of Completion of the Juvenile Counselor Core as certified by the California State Board of Corrections ( May be submitted in our office or via fax to (559) 455-4788 attn: Mitchell Norvise)

NOTE: College/university transcripts may be requested to verify completion of the required units.

Online: or (employment opportunities)

Open “Job Information Flyer” and follow the “to apply on-line” instructions.

By mail or in office:
Personnel Services

Fresno County Plaza

2220 Tulare St. 14 th Floor

Fresno, CA 93721

Office hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ; excluding holidays.

Please be advised that it is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Personnel Services of any mailing address and/or telephone number changes. Notices sent via U.S. mail from Personnel Services are not forwarded (“Return Service” is requested, therefore mail will not be sent to a forwarding address).

Once the filing deadline has passed, you may check the status of this recruitment at any time by logging on to or (employment opportunities) and clicking on the " Closed Jobs Status Board " link.

Should you feel you need special accommodations for this examination due to a qualifying disability, please contact Personnel Services at (559) 600-1830 at least 5 days prior to your examination.


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