Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Probation Training Manager

Recruitment #RT-6139-01


This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.

Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Voluntary Demotion:
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.



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.


Under general direction, incumbents in this classification implement and manage department-wide training and development programs, which includes developing, planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and making recommendations for a variety of staff development, training, and performance improvement initiatives as deemed necessary to meet Federal, State, County, or Departmental requirements related to the Probation Department. Performs training audits and quality control checks and acts as a liaison with internal and external clients and agencies for purposes of ensuring that training programs meet the functional needs of the department; performs other related duties as required.



Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Public Administration or a related field.


The equivalent of three years full-time experience managing a training program in a large public/private jurisdiction with experience developing and administering training programs for a Probation department. Previous responsibilities must include managing and supervising training development/delivery staff.


Must possess a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Special Requirement:

A thorough background investigation, including fingerprinting will be conducted of all candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of employment to ensure they are suitable for Probation Department related work. A felony conviction may be disqualifying.

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


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies: 

Knowledge of:
• Principles and techniques of instruction, training and learning theory.
• Methods of training, needs analysis, and evaluation.
• Trends in the correctional field and community resources.
• Oral and written communication theory.
• Intermediate math.
• County and contract budgeting and grant writing procedures.
• State, federal, and local statutes, ordinances, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and laws relating to the functions and duties of a Probation Department, professional and legal rights and obligations of adult and juvenile clients and their families.
• Principles of supervision and counseling.

Ability to:
• Develop training and volunteer programs within established guidelines.
• Plan, implement, organize, coordinate and evaluate comprehensive training programs.
• Speak effectively before professional and public groups.
• Counsel, lead and supervise others.
• Prepare clear and concise reports, lesson plans, and other written instructional materials and correspondence.
• Use judgment and strategy in making decisions, defining and solving problems, meeting deadlines; and be flexible in meeting the training needs of the Probation Department’s divisions.
• Analyze, interpret and apply complex legal and behavioral science information relating to criminal justice process.
• Develop and maintain effective cooperative working relationships with the public, staff and private agencies.


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.



To apply, please contact Amy Hall at (510) 268-7980 or to apply.

You are encouraged to apply immediately as this posting is open until filled and may close at anytime.

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer