The United States Probation Office, Central District of California is a part of the U.S. District Courts and the Federal Judiciary. The Probation Office is responsible for investigating, supervising, referring for treatment, and providing reports on federal offenders. The district is comprised of 12 branch offices located throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

We are currently seeking an exceptional, professional individual for our Programmer position in Los Angeles. The Programmer designs, creates, modifies, adapts and integrates existing and new software and programs. The Programmer is responsible for participating in the entire software development lifecycle - requirement analysis, design, code, document, test, implementation and support.

The U.S. Probation Office requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct. The final candidate will be subject to a background investigation by law enforcement agencies. The Federal Financial Reform Act requires direct deposit of federal wages for employees. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only be able to respond to those individuals who will be considered for the position. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As a federal employee, you will have a wide variety of medical plans from which to choose. Options for dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, long-term care insurance and flexible spending accounts. Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System-Further Revised Annuity Employee (FERS-FRAE). Up to 5% matching on retirement savings (401k equivalent). Generous accrual of paid time off.

Qualified applicants will be evaluated to determine those who are best qualified. This determination will be based on a review of the applicant’s relevant experience, education, and training as well as other evaluation procedures. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume with salary history, and their most recent performance evaluation by mail or email to the address below. Any packets with missing items or without the designation #18-110 will not be reviewed.

Please submit cover letter, resume with salary history, and performance evaluation to:
U.S. Probation Office
Attn: Human Resources (#18-110)
312 N. Spring St., 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4701
Fax: (213) 894-5666

Skills and responsibilities

  • Demonstrate proficiency working with both front-end and back-end technologies for Windows, Web, and Mobile applications.
  • Assists with writing requirement specifications, designing documents, testing procedures, training materials and providing demonstrations to clients.
  • Enhance knowledge in new technologies and finding the best tools to implement programs. 
  • Responds to helpdesk calls and e-mails, troubleshoots, and assists with routine problems, and if needed; escalate problems that are not quickly resolved to the next level. 
  • Provides information and assistance to users on various computer software and hardware.
  • Perform other representative duties as assigned.


  • Location:
    Los Angeles
  • Salary:
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

Must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree preferably, in Computer Science or related field, or Associate’s degree with 1-2 years of demonstrated applicable work experience. Must have experience in ASP.NET, J2EE, Hibernate, Netbeans, Glassfish, SQL Server, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML, XML, and Web Service. Must follow best practices for quality and version control. Dedicated to successful implementation and operation of systems. Must have strong Server-side, Database and front-end experience. Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills in communicating with various internal and external individuals, and establishing and maintaining good relationships. Must have exceptional organization skills with attention to detail. Must be able to take initiative and work independently. Strong writing, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Excellent knowledge of English grammar and spelling. Ability to organize work in conjunction with interruptions and distractions to meet deadlines. Compliance with agency and department regulations, rules, and procedures.

Preferred qualifications

Experience in ASP.NET and Java.