Assistant Chief Probation Officer

Monterey County Human Resources
December 2, 2019
Salinas, CA
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Position Description
FINAL FILING DATE:  December 9, 2019  (Postmarks and faxes not accepted)  
Recruitment #19/12C35/12MM

Under general direction, the Assistant Chief Probation Officer assists with the management, administration, direction, and supervision of County Probation Department functions, activities, and programs. In addition, the incumbent coordinates the work of the adult and juvenile functions of the Department, and acts for the Chief probation Officer in the Chief's absence and when delegated to do so.

Examples of Duties This position is responsible for assisting the Chief Probation Officer with the general administration and management of the County Probation Department. Duties require the frequent exercise of independent initiative and judgment in relieving the Chief Probation Officer of many day-to-day operation and administrative problems. Examples of duties are:
1. Assist in planning, organizing, directing, managing, & coordinating Probation
    Dept functions, programs, & activities
2. Handle personnel matters, including grievances & appeals; provide direction,
    supervision, and training for Dept staff.
3. Assist with overseeing the development, maintenance, and preparation of
    probation statistics, records, and reports.
4. Effectively represent the Probation Department with court systems, public, 
    community organizations, & other agencies.
5. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the
    course of work.
6.  Communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing.
7.  Analyze data; interpret policies, procedures & regulations; develop appropriate
     conclusions; prepare concise reports.
8.  Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
9.  Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
10. Represent the County to the community, other agencies, and the Board of

Examples of Experience/Education/Training THE "IDEAL" CANDIDATE will have knowledge of:
1. Modern principles of adult and juvenile probation work and probation court procedures
2. Federal, State, and County laws governing Probation Department operations
3. Principles, techniques, and practices of effective business and public administration.
4. Operating policies and general functions of the State Board of Corrections.
5. Automated information systems and computer applications.
6. Budget development and expenditure.
7. Public personnel management.
8. Principles and techniques of effective employee management, supervision, training, and development.
 The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of training, education or experience. A typical way to acquire the required knowledge and skills is listed below:
Graduation from an accredited college or university or equivalent institution, with a bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice, the Behavioral or Social Sciences, Criminology, Public or Business Administration or a closely related field.
At least four years of progressively responsible experience in probation work, including three years of professional supervisory, administrative or management experience.

Additional Information Licenses/Certificates:
Must possess a valid Class C California Driver's License and a good driving record at the time of appointment.
Must meet Government Code 1029, 1029.1, 1031, 1031 (minimum standards for peace officers) and Penal Code 830.5 shall apply.   Appointees must possess a PC-832 certificate and, obtain within one year of employment, a Standards and Training for Corrections (S.T.C.) Manager/Administrator certificate.
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Monterey County, Human Resources Department
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone:  831-755-5116       FAX:  831-757-5792 
Job Hotline: Salinas (831) 755-5126 or Monterey (831) 647-7726
The selection process is tentative, and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions

All application materials must be received by the Final Filing Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the application filing deadline will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.

Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3916.

Closing Date/Time: 12/9/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

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