Friday, December 3, 2021

Juvenile Institutional Officer Intermittent

Recruitment #21-6210N-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 supervision, on an as-needed basis, to be responsible for the care, custody, and control of a group of juveniles being detained at a facility of the Probation Department; to supervise activities of a group of juveniles; and to do related work as required.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER I

Education:

A minimum of ten acceptable college or university level courses which may be expected to provide knowledge and abilities required for this position. These courses must be equal to or greater than 30 semester units or 45 quarter units successfully completed.

Most Acceptable College Coursework:

2 courses in English (designed to improve report writing abilities)
2 courses in psychology
2 courses in sociology
2 courses in cultural anthropology, ethnic studies or similar courses
2 courses in criminology

OR II

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience involving the organization, direction, or supervision of youth groups in correctional counseling, or in a recreational or correctional setting.

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. May be required to obtain a Class II driver's license.

Special Requirements:

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

A good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines and qualifications for automotive insurance.

Persons appointed to positions in this class 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.

Any felony conviction is disqualifying.

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:

  • General emotional and behavioral patterns of both delinquent and non-delinquent juveniles and of the causes of juvenile delinquency.
  • General principles of working with adolescent groups and individuals.
  • Standard health practices and first aid.
  • Principles and practices of the care, safety, and custody of juveniles.

Ability to:

  • Secure the respect and confidence of adolescents.
  • Maintain firm discipline in a fair and tactful manner.
  • Aid in the rehabilitation of delinquent adolescents.
  • Supervise housekeeping and recreational activities appropriate to a detention setting.
  • Secure and maintain cooperation of fellow workers.
  • Prepare accurate and meaningful observation reports.
  • Handle emergency situations.
  • Diffuse aggressive behavior.
  • Protect self or detainees from physical attack. 

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS: 

  1. A review of candidates' applications and supplemental questionnaires to verify possession of the minimum qualifications. 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 for preliminary background screening.
  3. A written examination which will be pass/fail. Those candidates attaining a passing score on the written exam will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  4. An oral examination which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.
  5. Candidates passing the oral examination will move on to the next steps of the Probation Department's selection process.
  6. 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.

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

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 Juvenile Institutional Officer Associate.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION

The appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period. 

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of the examination
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 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, Thursday, November 4, 2021

5:00 PM, Monday, November 29, 2021

Review of Minimum Qualifications:


Friday, November 19, 2021

TBD

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Preliminary Background Screening:

Friday , December 17, 2021

TBD

Written Examination

Week of January 10, 2022

TBD

Oral Examination:


Week of February 7, 2022

TBD

**updated 11/3/2021, 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) 
  • 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
  • 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.

 

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Notices will be sent from Noreply@jobaps.com . Please add @jobaps.com and Noreply@jobaps.com 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 Noreply@jobaps.com 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


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