Chief Probation Officer

County of Yolo

The County of Yolo is currently recruiting for the Chief Probation Officer position.  The Chief Probation Officer serves as the chief executive for the Probation Department.   The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all juvenile and adult probation operations, programs, and activities of the Yolo County Probation Department which includes investigations, supervision, administration, and special programs.  This incumbent will also oversee Probation Department activities and functions with other County Departments, government agencies, justice partners, and organizations as well as to formulate departmental policies and regulations concerning activities of the Probation Department.  

The ideal candidate for the Chief Probation Officer position will be a seasoned Probation professional who has significant experience with both juvenile and adult probation programs, an advanced degree, and management experience that has prepared them to be successful in this important role.  The responsibilities of this position will require the incumbent to continuously represent the department to the Yolo County community, Board of Supervisors, court system, executive county leadership, and other external justice partners.  It is imperative that the selected candidate possess the political acumen, expertise, and communication skills to effectively represent the department.  The selected individual will also demonstrate integrity, fortitude, and professional confidence.

For more information about this exciting position, please visit our "Employment Opportunities" page at or click here to download the recruitment brochure. The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, December 7, 2018.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and detailed resume via U.S mail, fax or email to:

Jenny Brown, Senior Personnel Analyst

Yolo County Human Resources

625 Court Street, Room 101

Woodland, California 95695


Fax: (530) 666-8049



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