County of Alameda

Probation Community Re-Entry and Outreach Director (#6033)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Confidential Mgmt (U50)
$68.74-$83.60 Hourly / $5,499.20-$6,688.00 BiWeekly /
$11,914.93-$14,490.67 Monthly / $142,979.20-$173,888.00 Yearly


DESCRIPTION

Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief Probation Officer, within Community Programs this position is responsible for managing the Alameda County Probation Department’s (ACPD’s) Re-Entry Services Division programs, operational activities and projects; and, does related work as required.    

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

This single position classification is responsible for fostering collaborative efforts to promote research, policy, operational practices, and supportive services to effectively implement Public Safety Realignment; coordinate re-entry services for returning Alameda County citizens; and, engage diverse stakeholders including State and local law enforcement entities in countywide planning.  Re-Entry Services is responsible for ensuring that Public Safety Realignment services are implemented effectively in partnership with all affected departments, law enforcement agencies, organizations and communities.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

NOTE:   The following are some of the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.  

 

1.  Manages the programs, operational activities, and projects of the Re-Entry Services unit within the Community Programs Division.

2.  Supervises, trains and evaluates the activities of subordinate personnel, and coordinates and monitors the work of consultants and contractors working for the ACPD.

3.  Works with other managers and staff to evaluate and implement Re-Entry Services Division goals, responsibilities, policies and procedures, or other aspects of the Department’s operations.

4.  Provides oversight of the day-to-day functions of the Transitional Day Reporting Center through subordinate peace officers, managers and/or supervisors.

5.  Evaluates procedures, identifies and analyzes problems and issues, and may implement and document new procedures concerning the Re-Entry Services Division or related operations within Adult Probation Services.

6.  Participates in budget development by providing detailed justification and persuasive arguments for Re-Entry Services Division proposals or initiatives.  

7.  Directs the allocation of resources to achieve timely outcomes and measurable goals within budget; adjusts plans and programs to meet emerging or new programs while continuing to address major departmental priorities.

8.  Promotes effective policies, practices and services that support the Department’s Strategic Plan and ensure the efficient operations of the Re-Entry Services Unit.

9.  May represent the ACPD to the Mayor’s Office, Board of Supervisors, other County agencies, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s in prison and adult parole divisions, other law enforcement agencies, city officials, outside agencies and the general public.

10. Provides high-level recommendations to the Chief Probation Officer concerning decisions that will have significant impacts on the functions and operations of the Adult Probation Department, partner agencies, and community-based organizations providing re-entry and realignment services throughout the city and County.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter or 120 semester units), preferably in social services, education, community development, psychology, counseling, communications or criminal justice.  

AND

Experience:

Five years of full-time, professional-level experience in program development and administration, community process facilitation and management and research policy development, preferably working with a justice-involved population.  Two years of this experience must have included supervisory management responsibilities.  

 

Substitution:

Possession of a master’s degree or above may be substituted for one year of the required experience.  

 

License:

A valid California Motor Vehicle license is required.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  

All applicants must meet all minimum standards for Peace Officer under Section 1031 of the Government Code which includes:

Persons appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department be citizens of the United States or permanent resident aliens who are eligible for and have applied for citizenship at least one year prior to their application for employment.  

Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.  

Graduated from high school, attained a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test or passed a California high school proficiency examination.  

Fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.  

Found free from any physical, emotional or mental condition, which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer, as determined by a licensed examining authority in accordance with the California Government Code.

Within the prescribed time limit after date of appointment, satisfactory completion of training for probation officers as specified by the California Board of Corrections, Peace Officer Standards and Training PC 832 and any other training required under law.  

May be required to be armed within course and scope of duties.  

Any felony conviction is disqualifying, except if granted a full and unconditional pardon from the felony conviction.  

Willingness to perform work requiring irregular hours, holidays and weekends.    

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant must satisfactorily pass a thorough medical examination for Peace Officers and a psychological evaluation before job placement can take place.     

 

NOTE:

The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

NOTE:   The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.  

 

Knowledge of:

  • State and local regulations that govern re-entry programs.
  • The Eight Principles of Evidence Based Practices and their use with a criminal justice population.
  • Principles, methods and practices of management necessary to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and monitor the functions of a government program.
  • Methods and techniques of organizing and motivating groups.
  • Principles and methods of public administration; organizational development; management analysis; personnel, fiscal, program management and administrative problem solving.
  • Principles of employee supervision, training and development.
  • Community and agency consultation methods and procedures.
  • Supervision of peace officers engage in management of a justice involved population.  

 

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, control and evaluate the re-entry service programs.
  • Establish and maintain program objectives, priorities and policies.
  • Integrate the activities of a program to attain program goals.
  • Train, develop and motivate staff; plan and assign workloads clearly and effectively.
  • Communicate and interact effectively with a variety of government and community officials, and with individuals of diverse backgrounds, positions and life experiences.
  • Interpret and apply state and local legislation, codes, regulations and programs related to re-entry services.
  • Prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports.
  • Develop and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Consult with and advise top administrators on program activities and statuses.
  • Manage multiple priorities and work under pressure.
  • Make public presentations to groups within and outside of County government.
  • Develop short and long-range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs.
  • Apply the resources and tools of a specialty subject area.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY

Newspecs: 6033

IC:jf 2/5/18

CSC Date: 5/9/18

RE:ah  Revised 12/7/18

CSC Date: 12/19/18

LD:ah Revised 1/18/19

CSC Date: 1/30/19


BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.