Job Opportunity

Probation Division Director
Santa Cruz County

Date Posted:

May 7, 2013

Salary:

$83,762 – 111,696 Annually

Description:

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.

Qualifications:

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.
-or-
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 www.santacruzcountyjobs.com 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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