County of Alameda

Probation Project Coordinator (#6135)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Executive Mgmt (051)
$44.72-$54.36 Hourly / $3,577.60-$4,348.80 BiWeekly /
$7,751.47-$9,422.40 Monthly / $93,017.60-$113,068.80 Yearly

Under general direction of the Chief Probation Officer, the Probation Project Coordinator will assist the department in meeting enhanced departmental goals. This position will be responsible for establishing and enhancing the connection between the department, its facilities, and the community and law enforcement agencies and to do related work as required.


This is a single position classification found in the Probation Department. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Probation Officer and will implement departmental projects and programs that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Probation Department’s interagency relationships and probation outcomes. This position functions as a member of the senior management team to provide accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations regarding interagency relations upon which final administrative decisions will be made.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by the 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. Acts as liaison between the Probation Department and various law enforcement agencies by meeting with representatives from various local, state and national agencies and criminal justice personnel to enhance the Probation Departments in the rehabilitation of adults and youth within our community.

2. Prepares written, statistical and narrative reports regarding his/her oversight of projects or programs at the direction of the Chief Probation Officer.

3. Participates in the design, planning and implementation of community collaboration and outreach efforts.

4. Develops a positive working relationship with local media, i.e., television, radio and print.

5. Assists with the Community Grant Process, obtaining collaborative grant approvals, implementing and monitoring for results.

6. Supervises staff when necessary.

7. Performs other duties as required.


Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in sociology, counseling, public administration or closely related field.



The equivalent of four years full-time experience in community outreach/coordination; one year of which must be full-time management/supervisory experience working with high-risk adults and/or youth in probation/law enforcement.

Special Requirements:

Persons appointed must meet the minimum requirements for Peace Officers (per section 1031 of the Government Code) which include successful completion of a thorough background security investigation before being appointed to the position.

Persons appointed must also:

• Be at least 18 years of age.
• Be a U. S. citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible and has applied for citizenship. • Have a U. S. high school diploma, GED certificate, or high school equivalency certificate, or a two-year, four-year, or advanced degree from an accredited or approved college/university.
• Be free of any felony conviction or certain misdemeanor convictions that are disqualifying.
• Be free of any physical, emotional, or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.

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:

• All aspects of probation administration including appropriate methods, procedures, and technical expertise.
• Principles, methods and techniques of administration, including the organization and management of modern probation services and institutional administration.
• Forces and trends relating to crime, delinquency and social adjustment.
• Community organizations and resources.
• Computer software such as MS Office, including word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and PowerPoint.

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Work cooperatively with varying interests and coordinate with them towards achieving strategic plans and solving problems.
• Work effectively with law enforcement and a variety of internal and external agencies.
• Analyze situations quickly and accurately and develop practical solutions.
• To exercise appropriate independent judgment and initiative.
• Prepare statistical, narrative and oral reports.
• Measure and evaluate programs and policies and make recommendations accordingly.
• Develop and maintain effective professional relationships.
• Ability to plan and supervise the implementation of departmental initiatives.
• Ability to plan and supervise the work of professional and administrative staff.
• Promote cooperative joint efforts among divergent groups.

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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.