Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Institutional Supervisor II

Recruitment #19-6225-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.  Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resources Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications will only be accepted online.  

DESCRIPTION

THE DEPARTMENT

The Alameda County Probation Department is an essential element of the County’s system of public protection and human services.  The Department’s role is to reduce the impact of crime in the community by providing accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations to the Courts, providing community-based sanctions and treatment for offenders, and working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and community organizations with similar objectives.  The Department provides a wide range of mandated and discretionary investigative, advisory, and supervisory services to adult and juvenile probationers  pursuant to State law and the County Charter. 

 

THE POSITION

County of Alameda Probation Department is seeking to fill the position of Institutional Supervisor II.  The Institutional Supervisor II,  under general supervision, on an assigned shift, is responsible for the operation of detention living units and the operation of Juvenile Hall, the Weekend Training Academy/Restitution or the Home Supervision Electronic Monitoring programs, performs the duties of a shift supervisor in the Camp, is in complete charge of Juvenile Hall on the evening, weekend and holiday shifts, provides functional supervision over Juvenile Institutional Officer I and II's at Camp Sweeney on the midnight and graveyard shifts, and does related work as required.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of the following:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to create a teamwork environment using best practices of personnel management and establishing effective interpersonal relationships;
  • Strong oral and written effective communication skills;
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision with effective working knowledge of departmental policies and procedures, POBR, the Penal Code, the Welfare and Institutions Code, and  laws and regulations associated with Title 15 detention facilities;
  • Strong knowledge of the departmental booking, assessment and intake processes and the laws associated with intake and juvenile detention;
  • The ability to work with a variety of departmental databases and software systems;
  • Extensive knowledge of the three shift system of the Juvenile Justice Center’s Juvenile Hall and Camp Wilmont Sweeney;
  • Effective decision making - able to choose the appropriate action considering all implications and consequences, commit to action, implement and follow through;
  • The ability to work well with other agencies and staff who partner with Probation to provide services to the youth detained at Juvenile Hall and Camp Wilmont Sweeney.

For a detailed listing of Institutional Supervisor II duties and essential competency requirements, please see the complete job description at the following link: Institutional Supervisor II Job Description.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education  

Successful completion of at least 60 semester, or 90 quarter, units from an accredited college or university, preferably with specialization in Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Political Science, Child Development, Penology, or a closely related field.  

AND

Either I

Experience:  

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the classification of Institutional Supervisor I or the equivalent of five years of experience in the class of Juvenile Institutional Officer.  

Or II  

Experience:  

The equivalent of five years of increasingly responsible, full-time experience at a level equivalent to a Juvenile Institutional Officer in a correctional setting.  

 

License:  

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.  May be required to obtain a Class “B” driver's license.  A good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines and qualifications for automotive insurance.

 

Special Requirements:  

Person appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department must meet the minimum standards for Peace Officer (Sec. 1031 Government Code), which includes being a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for, citizenship.  

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.  

A thorough background investigation will be made of all prospective Institutional Supervisors. Any felony conviction is disqualifying.  

Applicants must have graduated from high school, attained a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test or passed a California High School proficiency examination.  

Applicants must be found free from any physical, emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a Peace Officer, as determined by a licensed examining authority in accordance with the California Government Code.  

Applicants will be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal records.  

Incumbents must be available to work all shifts and locations.

 

Physical Abilities:

Binocular vision is required.  Candidates must have uncorrected visual acuity of least 20/20 in each eye and corrected visual acuity of 20/40 in each eye.    

NOTE:   The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:  

  • Laws and codes governing the custody and care of youth.
  • Community resources principles and techniques of individual and group counseling.
  • Ethnic and cultural differences.
  • Psychology and behavior patterns of youth. 
  • Physical layout of building and grounds.
  • Procedures and policies of Juvenile Hall, Camps, and Juvenile Division.
  • Basic mathematics.
  • Principles of evidence-based supervision and personnel management practices.
  • Policies and procedures governing the operation of Juvenile Facilities.
  • Progressive practices related to the effective supervision and management of youth.  

 

Ability to:  

  • Communicate orally and in writing. 
  • Make decisions.
  • Analyze and problem solve.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Exercise management control.
  • Provide leadership.
  • Adapt to stress.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Effectively utilize the Department’s automated systems to record entries, update case factors, access client risk and needs information and attend training to maintain proficiency with all departmental automation systems.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:  

1. A review of the candidates’ applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.  

2. A review of the Supplemental Questionnaire to determine the best qualified; only the most suitably best qualified candidates will be invited to the oral interview process.   

3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score.  The oral interview may contain situational exercises.  

All candidates who pass the oral examination must successfully complete the following:

  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION - includes a thorough check of police records, personal, military, and employment histories, and inquiry of persons who know you and evaluate whether you: respect the law and rights of others; are dependable and responsible; have demonstrated mature judgment in areas such as the use of drugs and intoxicants; are honest; and, are a safe driver.

After a conditional offer of employment has been accepted, appointees must successfully complete the following:

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION - given by a licensed clinician. You will be evaluated on the psychological factors related to successful performance to determine if you are presently suited for the difficult and stressful job of Institutional Supervisor II.
  • MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Appointees must also satisfactorily complete a probationary period.


WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS  

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.  

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.  

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via e-mail with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

 

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN:

Deadline for Filing:

Friday, May 24, 2019

June 3, 2019**

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Friday, June 7, 2019

TBD**

Screening for Best Qualified:    

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

TBD**

Oral Interviews:

Week of June 24, 2019

TBD**

Backgrounds & Departmental Hiring Interviews:

To Be Determined

 

 

*WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN*

 

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statues.

 

 

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the "My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Jordan Grow, Human Resources Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 208-3954 • Jordan.Grow2@acgov.org



Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.