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Jerry Powers, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.
Powers served as chief probation officer at the Los Angeles County Probation Department from 2011-15. He served in several positions at the Stanislaus County Probation Department from 2000-11, including chief probation officer, chief deputy probation officer and juvenile hall superintendent.
Powers held several positions at the San Diego County Probation Department from 1985 and 2000, including probation supervisor, senior probation officer, deputy probation officer and assistant deputy probation officer. He was a member of the California Sex Offender Management Board from 2005-15 and the California Council on Criminal Justice from 2005-09.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $155,652.
Powers is a Republican.