Interested in a career as a Probation Officer in Westchester County? We are seeking motivated and ethical candidates to join the team to achieve our goal of protecting the community. The Westchester Probation Department hires employees only from certified Civil Service Lists established by the Personnel Department through Civil Service tests. Probation Officer Trainee and Probation Officer Trainee (Spanish speaking) examinations are usually given once every four years, but may occur sooner if deemed necessary. Candidates have to wait until the beginning of the next application filing period to apply. The next exam for Probation Officer is open until April 22, 2024. You may sign up to receive e-mail notifications when new examinations are announced.
Click here for more information on the Probation Officer Exam.
A Study Guide to the Probation Officer examination “Probation Series” is available on the New York State Department of Civil Service Web site. Download the study guide here.
If however you wish to prepare for a future exam, you are welcome to peruse the job specifications below that were announced for the previous exam. These qualifications are for general information purposes only and are subject to change at the time an exam is announced.
In addition to the above, there are minimum qualifications that must be met which will be listed on the exam announcement. Candidates who pass the written exam will be required to pass psychological screening as well as medical and physical agility standards in order to achieve a permanent appointment as a Probation Officer.
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