Job Opportunity

Probation Division Director
Santa Cruz County

Date Posted:

May 7, 2013


$83,762 – 111,696 Annually


THE JOB: Under general direction, plan, organize and direct the operation of a functional division of the Probation Department; serve as a member of the management team to develop and implement policies, procedures, programs and the departmental budget; act for the Chief Probation Officer as assigned and do other work as required. Assignments may include administrative oversight of the juvenile hall, adult probation, and/or juvenile probation services. The ideal candidate will have special subject matter knowledge (i.e., juvenile hall, grants, etc.); college or graduate degree in humanities, social sciences or a closely related field; up to date knowledge of research based justice practices, including the juvenile detention alternative initiative, evidence based practices and restorative justice; and ability to lead and participate in grant writing responsibilities.


THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of experience equivalent to a Deputy Probation Officer III in the County of Santa Cruz which included one year of supervisory responsibility.
Two years of experience equivalent to an Assistant Probation Division Director in the County of Santa Cruz and one year of probation casework.
valid California class C driver license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority; completion of mandated Standards and Training for Corrections. Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation and meet the provisions of Government Codes 1029, 1029.1 and 1031. Special Working Conditions: May be exposed to infections which might cause chronic disease or death; physically and/or verbally abusive client behavior. Other Special Requirements: Availability to respond to emergencies as needed on a 24-hour basis, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of principles of adult and juvenile probation and rehabilitation; operations and interrelationships of the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems; and Federal and State laws, regulations and procedures affecting probation detention and rehabilitation programs. Working knowledge of principles and practices of personnel management, supervision and training; and public and private community resources. Some knowledge of budget preparation and administration; and application of data processing to probation operations.

How To Apply:

Apply online at or call (831) 454-2600 for an application packet. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123.
Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE

Final Deadline:

May 31, 2013

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