Saturday, September 21, 2019

Probation Community Re-Entry and Outreach Director

Recruitment #19-6033-01

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.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

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

Applications will only be accepted on-line.

DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY

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.

For more information about the department, please visit their website at http://www.acgov.org/probation/

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief Probation Officer, within Community Programs this position is responsible for managing the Alameda County Probation Department’s (ACPD’s) Re-Entry Services Division programs, operational activities and projects; and, does related work as required.  

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IDEAL CANDIDATE

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

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including but not limited to personnel, community and labor unions.
  • Remarkable organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, accomplish multiple projects simultaneously, facilitate change and take prompt action to achieve objectives as well as identify issues as they arise and address them proactively.
  • Prudent innovative decision making skills, with a history of choosing the appropriate courses of action by considering all implications and consequences, committing to action and ensuring successful implementation.
  • Strong leadership skills, with a track record of successful team-building which includes providing direction and structure for subordinates to facilitate accomplishment of identified goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement and manage multiple or ongoing programs/projects.

                                                                                           

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter or 120 semester units), preferably in social services, education, community development, psychology, counseling, communications or criminal justice.  

AND

Experience:  

Five years of full-time, professional-level experience in program development and administration, community process facilitation and management and research policy development, preferably working with a justice-involved population.  Two years of this experience must have included supervisory management responsibilities.  

Substitution:

Possession of a master’s degree or above may be substituted for one year of the required experience.  

License:  

A valid California Motor Vehicle license is required.  

Special Requirements:

All applicants must meet all minimum standards for Peace Officer under Section 1031 of the Government Code which includes:

Persons appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department be citizens of the United States or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for citizen ship at least one year prior to their application for employment.

Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

Graduated from high school, attained a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test or passed a California high school proficiency examination.

Fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.

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 Board of Corrections, Peace Officer Standards and Training PC 832 and any other training required under law.

May be required to be armed within course and scope of duties.

Any felony conviction is disqualifying, except if granted a full and unconditional pardon from the felony conviction.

Willingness to perform work requiring irregular hours, holidays and weekends.

Physical Requirements:

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a thorough medical examination for Peace Officer and a psychological evaluation before job placement can take place.

 

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:

  • State and local regulations that govern re-entry programs.
  • The Eight Principles of Evidence Based Practices and their use with a criminal justice population.
  • Principles, methods and practices of management necessary to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and monitor the functions of a government program.
  • Methods and techniques of organizing and motivating groups.
  • Principles and methods of public administration; organizational development; management analysis; personnel, fiscal, program management and administrative problem solving.
  • Principles of employee supervision, training and development.
  • Community and agency consultation methods and procedures.
  • Supervision of peace officers engage in management of a justice involved population.  

 

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, control and evaluate the re-entry service programs.
  • Establish and maintain program objectives, priorities and policies.
  • Integrate the activities of a program to attain program goals.
  • Train, develop and motivate staff; plan and assign workloads clearly and effectively.
  • Communicate and interact effectively with a variety of government and community officials, and with individuals of diverse backgrounds, positions and life experiences.
  • Interpret and apply state and local legislation, codes, regulations and programs related to re-entry services.
  • Prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports.
  • Develop and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Consult with and advise top administrators on program activities and statuses.
  • Manage multiple priorities and work under pressure.
  • Make public presentations to groups within and outside of County government.
  • Develop short and long-range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs.
  • Apply the resources and tools of a specialty subject area.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' application 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.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score.  The oral interview may contain situational exercises.
  4. Candidates passing the oral examination will be placed on a ranking list to participate in the next steps of the Probation Department's selection process
  5. All candidates must successfully complete the following (after passing oral examination):
  • 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. 

  •  PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION is 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 a Probation Community Re-Entry and Outreach Director.

  • MEDICAL EXAMINATION

     The appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period.  

    Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment. 

    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 may 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.

    **updated 09/20/2019, TG

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email 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, August 16, 2019

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

 TBD

Review of Supplemental Questionnaires for Best Qualified:

 TBD

Oral Examination*:

 TBD

*If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

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.

Debra Robinson-Harris, Human Resources Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 272-6437 • debra.robinson@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.