Probation Division Manager – PROMOTIONAL ONLY

Monterey County Human Resources
December 2, 2019
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description
FINAL FILING DATE:  December 9, 2019  
(Postmarks and faxes not accepted)  
Recruitment #P19/60F85/12MM

Promotional recruitments are open only to current regular County Employees and former employees whose names currently appear on an active Preferred Eligible list (Recall list). Applicants who do not meet these criteria will not be considered.

This position reports to the Office of the Chief and is responsible for both the strategic and daily management of staff, resources and activities within a major organizational division. The Probation Division Manager plays an essential role in establishing and maintaining the efficient coordination of division services with other work units within the department, the courts, as well as with other government agencies. This Eligible List may be used to fill current and future vacancies.


  1. Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the daily activities of the division; consults and/or acts as a resource to staff on troubleshooting and resolving the most difficult and complex client issues; develops monitors and assesses division programs and projects.
  2. Incumbents plan, develop, interpret, administer and evaluate division goals, policies, and procedures in accordance with Federal, State, County, and Department requirements and standards.
  3. Performs, administers and oversees a variety of functions regarding subordinate staff, including selection, assignment, scheduling, employee/ labor relations, and employee morale.
  4. Plans, manages and participates in employee development to fulfill both individual and divisional needs, including skill assessment, coaching, and performance evaluations; identifies training needs and approves with the development and presentation of curriculum.
  5. Performs fiduciary duties and responsibilities and provides recommendations related to budget preparation, authorizing and monitoring of expenditures, property management, and identifying, acquiring and monitoring revenue sources.
  6. Monitors and analyzes proposed legislation, standards, and/or regulations; acts as a department resource on industry trends and best practices.
  7. Represents the department and/or the Chief Probation Officer at professional conferences, functions, and meetings; serves as a departmental liaison to the courts, other governmental agencies and commissions for the provision and coordination of Probation services; establishes and maintains interagency relationships
  8. Represents the department before community groups, the media and private agencies; conducts community education activities and makes public presentations.
  9. Participates on the Chief Probation Officer's executive council to plan, coordinate, and resolve department-wide matters.
  10. Performs and prepares management analyses and reports on division and department matters; performs special projects outside of divisional responsibilities.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Thorough Knowledge of:
Principles of adult and juvenile probation and rehabilitation; federal, state and county laws, regulations and procedures governing adult and juvenile probation, detention, rehabilitation programs and institutions, i.e., Board of State and Community Corrections regulation, Welfare and Institutions Code, and the California Penal Code; Counseling and disciplinary theories and practices applicable to adults or juveniles in custody or on probation; Coordinated Trial Courts procedures pertaining to adult and juvenile probation
Working Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of public administration, including organizational, human resource and fiscal management; and the staffing, operational and maintenance requirements, as well as the dynamics of institutional facilities.
Skill and Ability to:
Plan, assign, direct, train and supervise the work of subordinates; formulate and implement effective programs for adults and /or juveniles within assigned division and supervision strategies; interpret, explain, and administer federal and state laws, regulations and procedures regarding adult and juvenile probation, rehabilitation and detention; recognize, define, analyze and resolve organizational problems; communicate clearly, effectively and concisely both orally and in writing; provide excellent and courteous customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships. 

  1. Possess a PC 832 certificate.
  2. Must meet Government Code 1029, 1031, 1031.5 (minimum standards for peace officers) and Penal Code 830.5 shall apply. Appointees must obtain an S.T.C. Manager's certificate within one year of employment.
  3. Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License and a good driving record at the time of appointment.

As a condition of employment, the incumbent may be required to:
1.       Work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as required by assignment.
2.       Carry a firearm and use officer safety equipment, as required by assignment.
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package including: (L Safety Bargaining Unit)
•         SAFETY Retirement: 2.7% at 57 formula
•         Deferred Compensation: The County has a voluntary deferred compensation program
•         Health/dental/vision Insurance: Flexible Benefit Allowance
•         Annual Leave: 0-2 years 23 days, 2-6 years 25 days, 6-10 years 27 days, 10-15 years   30 days, 15-18 years 32 days, 18-20 years 33 days, 20-25 years 34 days, over 25 years 37 days
•         Paid Holidays: 11 days per calendar year + 1 floating holidays
•         Professional Leave: 10 days per calendar year
•         Life Insurance: $50,000 term life insurance paid by County
•         Long Term Disability: UNUM Disability Plan - County paid
•         Medicare: Yes
•         Educational Incentive: for a 4-year or higher college degree- 5% pay add-on
The information is intended to provide you with a general summary of benefits available and is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or L Unit MOU prevail over this listing.

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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
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: Monday, December 9, 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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