County of Alameda

Camp Supervisor, Probation (#6121)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Gen Gov / Safety Prob Mgr (075)
$52.19-$62.82 Hourly / $4,175.20-$5,025.60 BiWeekly /
$9,046.27-$10,888.80 Monthly / $108,555.20-$130,665.60 Yearly

Under general direction, to supervise a shift at a Probation Department Camp treatment facility for juvenile wards; and to perform related duties as required.


Positions allocated to this class are located at Los Cerros or Chabot Ranch of the Probation Department. Incumbents act as first-line supervisors for a medium-sized group of Deputy Probation Officers, Group Counselors, and Night Group Supervisors. This class is distinguished from the class of Institutional Supervisor II in that, unlike the former, Camp Supervisors supervise Deputy Probation Officers, as well as Group Counselors. This class is distinguished from the class of Unit Supervisor, Probation, by having a "custodial operations" emphasis in the duties and responsibilities performed, and by supervising Group Counselors and Night Group Supervisors instead of a greater number of Deputy Probation Officers. Camp Supervisors report to Assistant Camp Directors.

NOTE: The following are 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. Supervises a shift at a camp treatment facility; schedules staff and reviews timesheets; assigns and reviews work; provides orientation, guidance, and training; monitors job performance and prepares formal performance evaluations; recommends disciplinary action as appropriate.

2. Reviews court reports from Deputy Probation Officer staff; counsels staff regarding reports submitted; assists with more complex cases; fills in for Deputy Probation Officers when necessary; attends court hearings; provides technical training; conducts staff meetings.

3. May act as senior management person on a shift at the camp; responds to emergency situations; monitors security measures and service providers; reviews medical treatment needs for wards; investigates complaints from wards, staff, or the public; supervises buildings and grounds activities; conducts inspection of premises; provides information to other departments, agencies, and the public.

4. Assists the Camp Director and Assistant Director in planning and conducting overall operations; studies operational problems and proposes solutions; prepares a variety of management reports; attends a variety of meetings with other department or agency representatives; may act for the Director or Assistant when required.

Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience as a Deputy Probation Officer III or the equivalent of two years as a Deputy Probation Officer II in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) (education and/or experience in supervision is desirable).


The equivalent of five years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in a correctional, recreational, and counseling program, preferably dealing with juveniles, one year of which must have been in a casework supervisory capacity.

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines and qualification for automotive insurance.
Persons appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department must meet the minimum requirements for Peace Officer (Section 1031 Government Code), which includes being a U.S. citizen.
Any felony conviction is disqualifying.

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

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:

• The function and objectives of a camp treatment program for juvenile wards.
• The social principles and practices relating to juvenile deliquents and rehabilitation institutions.
• The various codes, regulations, and other mandates related to this function.


• Written communication.
• Oral communication.
• Decision making.
• Planning and organization.
• Management control.
• Leadership.
• Interpersonal sensitivity.
• Adaptation to stress.

Old document: 1055h
New document: Jobspecs/6121
CSC Date: 8/20/86


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.