Juvenile Institutions Supervisor-PROMOTIONAL ONLY

Monterey County Human Resources
November 17, 2021
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description

FINAL FILING DATE: November 22, 2021
Recruitment #P21/60F87/11TH
$35.064/Hour - $47.868/Hour

This recruitment is Promotional Only and is open only to current permanent County employees and former employees whose name currently appear on a recall list.

The Juvenile Institutions Supervisor is responsible for supervising the counseling and program activities in one of the juvenile institutions of Monterey County. Incumbents supervise the conduct, behavior and activities of juveniles in custody, assist administrative staff to establish and maintain a constructive program for juvenile wards, and supervise subordinate staff. Only the best-qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties

  • Directs, supervises and coordinates the staff and resident activities for a juvenile detention facility on an assigned shift; provides guidance and direction to staff on resolving operational problems and conflicts; writes staff schedules and arranges for substitute coverage when staffing ratios fall below department standards.
  • For the duration of an assigned shift, coordinates the custodial, counseling, and program activities of a specific housing unit in a juvenile detention facility; assigns duties and responsibilities to Juvenile Institution Officers; resolves routine operational conflicts and problems; directs officers' actions and responses during critical incidents or emergency situations.
  • Monitors and reviews the work of subordinate officers for completion and compliance with institution policies, procedures and standards; provides feedback to subordinate officers regarding their conduct and work performance; provides input to the Juvenile Institution Supervisor for consideration in the performance evaluation of Juvenile Institution Officers.
  • Assists in the orientation process for officers newly assigned to the housing unit; continuously provides training to all subordinate officers on the practices, procedures, and policies of the unit, the detention facility and the department.
  • Organizes and conducts shift meetings; facilitates communication between the management and/or supervisors of the facility and the officers; disseminates administrative directives, employment related information and miscellaneous information.
  • May be required to physically intervene with aggressive and confrontational juveniles.

For a full list of duties, please see the Job Specifications here .
Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Juvenile Institutions Supervisor positions have limited peace officer status, and minimum requirements in the following Government Code 1029, 1029.1, 1031 and Penal Code 830.5 shall apply. In addition to the minimum requirements above, candidates should possess a combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Pursuant to California Penal Code, Section 832, incumbents must complete the introductory training course designated as PC 832.

Working Knowledge of:

  • Principles and theories of juvenile social rehabilitation.
  • State and Federal laws and codes governing the custody and care of juveniles.
  • Typical department and unit policies, procedures and practices.
  • Principles of safety, security, and health applicable to staff and juveniles in a detention facility.
  • Principles and practices of individual and group counseling within a custody setting.
  • Interviewing and investigative techniques and procedures.

Some Knowledge of:

  • The principles and techniques of organizing, coordinating and directing the activities of a small work group.
  • The principles and techniques utilized in the training, review, and evaluation of subordinate work performance.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Coordinate facility resources and direct the activities of subordinate staff.
  • Interview and counsel juveniles from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide excellent and courteous customer service.
  • Maintain an objective attitude and a controlled demeanor with detained juveniles.
  • Respond according to facility guidelines in stressful and potentially violent situations.

Two years of working-level experience performing a variety of custodial and rehabilitative and custodial duties in a locked juvenile facility comparable to those of the Juvenile Institutions Officer II class series in Monterey County.

Other Requirements
1. Possession of or ability to obtain within six months of employment, a basic First-Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate.
2. Willingness and availability to work weekends, holidays and shifts in either of the County's Juvenile facilities.
3. Incumbents must have sufficient strength and dexterity to physically restrain hostile juveniles.
Additional Information
As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to comply with, but not limited to the following corresponding conditions:
Pursuant to CCR Title 15, Section 171and 172, incumbents must complete the designated entry-level CORE course within 12 months of hire, and thereafter fulfill the annual training requirements.Pursuant to California Government Code, Section 1029, continued employment in this classification is conditional upon the absence of felony convictions and substance addiction.Pursuant to California Penal Code 830.5, incumbents in this classification must fulfill firearm training and qualification requirements. COVID-19:
On July 30, 2021 the County of Monterey Board of Supervisors took action to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all employees to include new hires. The vaccination requirement is in accordance with Section 25 of the County of Monterey Emergency Response Manual and COVID-19 Prevention Program Link . Applicants who accept employment with the County of Monterey, will be required to be fully vaccinated. However, individuals may request medical or religious exemptions and will be required to complete the appropriate request and certification forms for review and approval no later than their start date. Medical / Religion .



Apply On-Line!
Our website: www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel
Hard copy applications may be obtained from and submitted during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM by contacting:
Monterey County Probation Human Resources
20 E. Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-755-3916 FAX: 831-759-7246

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: Monday, November 22, 2021. 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 offers an excellent benefits package (N Bargaining Unit). The information regarding benefits may be obtained from our web site at www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel . The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or N Unit Memorandum of Understanding prevail over this listing. If you are hired into a temporary position in this classification, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.


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: 11/22/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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