Saturday, September 26, 2020

Institutional Supervisor I

Recruitment #20-6217-01

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 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

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 Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line.

DESCRIPTION

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Alameda County Probation Department is to protect the public safety by providing supervision, services, support and opportunities to our clients on behalf of the people of Alameda County through quality supervision, leadership, services and effective partnerships.

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.

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, supervises subordinate staff in developing and directing activity programs for youth housed within the Juvenile Facilities Division, including but not limited to Juvenile Camp Sweeney; personally plans and supervises these activities; and, does related work as required.  

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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 class of Juvenile Institutional Officer or a higher level Probation classification, in the Alameda County classified service.   

Or II  

The equivalent of three years of full-time, journey-level experience working with youth in correctional casework, or in correctional group work equivalent to Juvenile Institutional Officer in the Alameda County classified service.   

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:  

Persons appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department must meet the minimum standards for Peace Officer (Sec. 1031 California 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 at 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:  

  • Management and supervision of staff, including training, coaching, encouraging and holding staff accountable.
  • The general psychology and behavior patterns of youth and the causes of youth delinquency.
  • Principles of group and individual counseling work as applied to adolescents.
  • Standard health and first aid practices and emergency procedures.
  • Recreational activities.
  • Procedures involved in the care, safety, transportation, custody and security of youth.
  • Basic laws and codes governing, penal and institutions practices and procedures.
  • Correctional and recreational facilities.
  • Principles of evidence-based supervision and personnel management practices.  

Ability to:  

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Make decisions.
  • Solve and analyze problems.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Demonstrate management control.
  • Lead.
  • Adapt to stress.     
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Compute basic math.
  • 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 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.

 

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.

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

5:00 PM, Friday, February 21, 2020

5:00 PM, Thursday, April 23, 2020

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Friday, February 28, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified:

Week of March 16th, 2020

TBD

Oral Examination:

Week of April 6th, 2020

Week of July 20, 2020

**updated 03/02/2020, TG, ** updated 03/17/2020, TG** updated 03/23/2020, TG, updated 06/22/2020, TG

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 statutes. 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 statutes.

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
  • 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 ensure 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. 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 bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Tracy Gonzalez, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
510-272-5085; Email: Tracy.Gonzalez@acgov.org
www.acgov.org/hrs

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.