Deputy Director of Probation

Exam type: 
Non-Competitive (no exam required)
One Niagara Plaza, Buffalo, NY
Posting Dates: 
November 20, 2019 - December 13, 2019
Starting Annual Salary: $70,223



Deputy Director of Probation

Starting Annual Salary: $70,223

The Erie County Executive’s Office is seeking a person for the position of Deputy Director of Probation. This is a management level position in a Group D  probation department, serving a jurisdiction having a population of 400,000 or more as specified by Executive Law §257(6)(a). The incumbent assists a Probation Director (Group D) in the administration of the department primarily by managing the work activities and supervising an Assistant Probation Director (Group D), Probation Supervisors 2/Principal Probation Officers and/or Probation Supervisors 1. The incumbent also assists the Probation Director (Group D) in the planning, organization, direction and coordination of the department. He/she may also directly oversee the activities of a division within the probation department. The work is performed under the general supervision of a Probation Director (Group D) with extensive leeway allowed to exercise independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. The position of Deputy Probation Director (Group D) differs from that of a Deputy Probation Director (Group C) in that the Deputy Probation Director (Group D) is employed in a larger department. A Deputy Probation Director (Group D) is a Peace Officer pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law Section 2.10 and may be authorized to carry a firearm in the performance of his/her duties. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (updated 11.26.19)

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, with a Bachelor's degree or higher which included or was supplemented by thirty (30) credit hours in the social or behavioral sciences and two (2 ) years of experience as a Probation Director (Group C), or three (3) years as a Probation Director (Group A), Probation Director (Group B), Deputy Probation Director (Group C), Assistant Probation Director (Group D),Deputy Probation Director (Group B), or Probation Supervisor 2/Principal Probation Officer or equivalent experience in a probation agency.

Special Requirement: Possession of a current driver's license or ability to otherwise meet the transportation requirements of the position.

 Competitive benefits package includes comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage and NYS retirement.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by December 13, 2019 to:

 to Mr. Timothy R. Hogues, Commissioner of Personnel, Erie County,

95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202

or by email to


Only those whose resumes are being considered will be contacted.

Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Frequently Requested Information


Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202