Juvenile Corrections Officer I/II

Juvenile Corrections Staff
Yuba County Sheriff's Department (CA) - Marysville, California

Mar 8, 2023

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Application Deadline:
May 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$3729.00 monthly
Top Pay:
$$4752.00 annual

Job Description

The County of Yuba is recruiting for both Extra-Help and Full-Time Juvenile Corrections Officers I/II, in an effort to fill current vacancies and expand staffing levels. These positions are located on the Tri-County Youth Rehabilitation Campus which falls under the Juvenile Institutions Division of the Yuba County Probation Department. The primary responsibilities of this flexibly staffed position are to: provide care, custody, supervision, and control of youth housed in the secured detention facilities while they are pending legal action or serving a post adjudication commitment; ensure and sustain a safe and secure environment for youth; and coordinate counseling and behavior modification activities associated with the operation of the facilities.

++About Detention Services & Yuba County:++

Our Department believes people can change and we can be instrumental in supporting that change. We are a small workplace family that supports one another to accomplish our mission and allow our team members to live full lives outside the workplace. Our Campus provides youth detention services to the communities of Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa Counties as well as several contract counties through our Camp Singer program. We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, and includes the Tri-County Juvenile Hall, Secure Housing Unit, and Maxine Singer Youth Guidance Center (Camp Singer), under a Joint Powers Agreement between the three counties. Our Department is the administrative agency responsible for the management and daily operation of the facility. The shared goal of facility staff is to provide youth with support and tools that will assist them with successfully reintegrating back into the community. Staff are provided with state mandated relevant training, which includes youth trauma; crisis management; cultural competence; mental health awareness; sexual abuse and harassment; and proper use of force.


  • All qualified applicants will be required to participate in the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), Correctional Officer & Probation Offiicer series exam. TAdditional details with specifics will follow after the published application review date.
  • Upon request, applicants placed on the eligibility list will be required to complete, sign and return a Personal History Statement directly to the Probation Department .

Additional Information

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate must possess a passion for working with youth as well as the interpersonal skills and maturity to successfully interact with a variety of youth from various socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. They must be a person of integrity, compassion, and humility. They are expected to be a team player and a positive role model for our youth. This role requires applicants to support, mentor, and guide youth toward positive change and hope for a brighter future. The ideal candidate should possess personal or professional experience as a coach, mentor, or teacher. They must also be able to multi-task, maintain composure in stressful situations, and uphold department policies and procedures. Due to current staffing ratio needs, female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Level I Minimum: Graduation from high school, some college course work in a related field or at least one year of related work experience involving public contact.

Level I Preferred: In addition to the minimum, an Associate’s Degree in Psychology, Administration of Justice/Criminology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field and one (1) year experience working with juveniles in a Title 15 detention facility.

Level II Minimum: In addition to the Level I Preferred and up to three (3) years experience working in counseling and overseeing juveniles in a Title 15 detention facility at a level equivalent to the County’s class of Juvenile Corrections Officer I and successful completion of the Juvenile Counselor Core curriculum approved by Board of State Community Corrections.

Level II Preferred: In addition to the Level I Preferred and up to three (3) years experience working in counseling and overseeing juveniles in a Title 15 detention facility at a level equivalent to the County’s class of Juvenile Corrections Officer.


  • MUST be available to work the following 12 hour shifts which may include holidays:
    • Day Shift - Sunday through Saturday (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
    • Night Shift - Sunday through Saturday (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.)
  • ++Minimum monthly commitment++ - 36 hours each month which MUST include availability for at least one night shift per month.
  • ++Calendaring++ - MUST submit a monthly availability calendar to the Juvenile Hall Control Room Operator (CRO) for the following month’s availability. The calendar is due to the CRO by the 25th day of each month. Partial shifts are available but must be a minimum of four hours. You are expected to be available for the entirety of the calendared shift, including partial shifts. Changes in availability must be made at least 7 days in advance of the shift you agreed to work.
  • ++Shift scheduling++ - A CRO will notify you of the schedule and make every effort to do so at least 7 days in advance of your confirmed work schedule, except in the case of emergencies and unscheduled leave.
  • ++Shift cancellations++ - MUST contact the on duty Supervisor for approval and make every effort to provide at least 7 days notice.
  • ++Urgent cancellations (i.e. sick)++ - Contact the on duty Supervisor as soon as possible prior to shift.
  • From time to time, you may be needed to assist in case of emergencies and unscheduled leaves. In these instances, a CRO may reach out to you to check availability. You should make your best effort to return calls in a reasonable amount of time to indicate availability.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Some college coursework in a related field
  • Experience: 1 year related work experience involving public contact

Certifications & Working Conditions:

Our facilities inherently involve potential for high stress due to serving a large population of youth who suffer from trauma and are highly manipulative and psychologically challenged. We work 12 hour rotational shifts as assigned including nights, weekends, and holidays. Applicants must possess or obtain valid First Aid and CPR Certification, CA 832 PC Certification for limited peace officer status, and complete CA State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Juvenile Counselor Core Course Certificate within one year of appointment; certifications must be maintained annually thereafter. Applicants must have the ability to obtain a valid CA Class C driver’s license within ten days of employment and maintain throughout employment. In addition, applicants must pass a detailed background investigation with a fingerprint check, having no felony convictions, passing a medical and psychological exam. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.

Contact Information

Amber Darrach

Yuba County Sheriff's Department (CA)
215 5th St
Marysville, California 95901
phone: (530) 749-7869

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