Probation Services 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 #P19/60F84/12MM

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

Probation Services Managers are assigned to manage Adult and Juvenile Division programs or special projects within Juvenile Institutions and/or supervises Probation Officers in the investigation and supervision of juvenile and adult probation cases. The current vacancy may be assigned to any unit.  The Eligible List established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies as they arise.
The class of Probation Services Manager is the first level of management within the Probation Officer Series and maintains the status of sworn peace officer.


  1. Manages Adult, Juvenile Division or Juvenile Institutions programs, functions and/ or special projects.
  2. Assigns, supervises, reviews, trains and evaluates the work and performance of a group or section of Juvenile Institutions or Probation Officers.
  3. Researches, prepares, coordinates and monitors grant applications for related programs.
  4. Researches and makes recommendations regarding department policies and procedures.
  5. Reviews case recommendations and authorizes submissions to the court.
  6. Plans, develops, oversees and implements programs within area of assignment.
  7. Develops, prepares and monitors budget within area of assignment.
  8. Coordinates programs, policies and procedures in area of assignment with other Probation Department divisions, County departments and agencies, schools, courts and other community agencies.
  9. Consults with Probation Division Manager on special problems related to complex or high profile cases, legal issues, supervisory issues, and media inquiries.  Prepare legal and/or sensitive reports & communications.
  10. Provides instruction and guidance in interviewing, the evaluation of information, casework techniques, and in the methods and procedures of investigation and field supervision.
  11. Provides instruction and guidance to staff in preparation of reports and management of case loads.
  12. Investigates cases involving considerable complexity or legal or social ramifications.
  13. Participates in community task forces to provide leadership for policy development and implementation.
  14. Prepares written reports and correspondence, keeps & ensures confidential records. Represents the Probation Department before the County, courts, other agencies, public groups, and individuals.
  15. Participates in the recruitment, selection, assignment, and transfer of personnel, and directs or coordinates the professional development and training of personnel.
  16. Coordinate, analyze & recommend facilities & equipment maintenance and configuration and/or equipment purchases

Examples of Experience/Education/Training MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Thorough Knowledge of :
Principles of adult/juvenile probation and casework or juvenile institutions practices and administration; Laws and regulations affecting probation work, including Penal Code 832 arrest procedures;  Applied psychology, interviewing and counseling techniques as they pertain to both juveniles/adults;  Investigation techniques for juvenile/adult criminal offenses;  Functions and procedures of the Municipal and Superior Courts as they relate to the Probation Department cases;  Effective record keeping procedures;  Community resources for juvenile and adult offenders; Standard probation policies and procedures.

A Working Knowledge of :
How the understanding of principles and practices of effective personnel management and supervision intertwine with the elements of organization, scheduling, training, evaluation and discipline.

Skill and Ability to:
Plan and direct the work of professional Peace Officers; Train and instruct others in the principles and practices of all phases of probation casework or Juvenile Institutions operations; Operate a Personal Computer utilizing typical office software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.; Maintain accurate records, and prepare clear and concise written reports, grant applications and correspondence, budget development and monitoring contract services; Speak effectively to individuals and groups; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted through the course of work; provide excellent customer service.

Additional Information Required Conditions of Employment
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. Licenses/Certificates Required
  3. Possess a PC 832 certificate.
  4. 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.
  5. Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License and a good driving record at the time of appointment.
  6. Possess a certificate of STC DPO/JIO Core.

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "L" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. 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 and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

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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: 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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