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400 Vacancies in the Government of Kenya - Probation Officer II

PROBATION OFFICER II: FOUR HUNDRED (400) POSTS: V/NO. 1/2022- (as indicated in the following fields):

Sociology, Community Development, Gender Studies and Medical Sociology )- 90, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies- 100, Social Work-50, Anthropology 3, Law – 15, Information Communication Technology (ICT) – 13, Agriculture –2, Livestock Production-2, Guidance and Counselling-48, Nutrition and Dietetics-4, Psychology – 10 , Education-8, Theology-17, Islamic Studies-11, Commerce (Marketing, Entrepreneurship)-17 and Nursing- 10

  • Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.1,270 – 41,260 p.m. (CSG11)
  • House Allowance: Ksh.4,200 – 10,000 p.m. (Depending on duty station)
  • Commuter Allowance: Ksh.4,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
  • Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
  • Medical Cover: As provided by the government
  • Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable


  • have a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Sociology, Community Development, Gender Studies, Medical Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Work, Anthropology, Law, Information Communication Technology, Agriculture, Livestock Production, Guidance and Counselling, Nutrition and Dietetics, Clinical Psychology/Counselling Psychology/Social Psychology, Education, Religious Studies, Commerce (Entrepreneurship, Marketing), and Nursing from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have good communication skills;
  • be result oriented and committed to continuous learning.

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer in this grade will perform a variety of probation duties. Duties and responsibilities will include:-

  • conducting social investigations; 
  • preparing reports;
  • providing advisory information;
  • supervision, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders and ex-offenders serving non-custodial measures within the community;
  • participating in social crime prevention projects and programmes; and
  • facilitating probation and After Care support Services to clients and statutory institutions

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE
through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:

  • Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.
  • Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Article 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of
  • Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
  • It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  • Applications should reach the Commission on or before 25th April, 2022 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).

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