County of Alameda

Institutional Supervisor II (#6225)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Gen Gov / Safety Prob Mgr (075)
$48.86-$59.26 Hourly / $3,908.80-$4,740.80 BiWeekly /
$8,469.07-$10,271.73 Monthly / $101,628.80-$123,260.80 Yearly


Under general supervision, on an assigned shift, is responsible for the operation of Juvenile Hall, Camp Wilmont Sweeney, community service work programs and the detention alternatives; performs the duties of a shift supervisor at Camp Wilmont Sweeney; is in complete charge of Juvenile Hall on the evening, weekend and holiday shifts; provides functional supervision over Juvenile Institutional Officers at Camp Sweeney on the midnight and graveyard shifts; and, does related work as required.    




On each of the three eight-hour shifts, which cover a 24-hour period, the Institutional Supervisor II is in overall control of the living units at Juvenile Hall.  In addition, on the evening shifts, weekends and holidays, the Institutional Supervisor II has full responsibility for Juvenile Hall.  Institutional Supervisor II responsibilities are primarily in the areas of safety; custody; security; staffing; policy, procedure and standards compliance; and, discipline in addition to programming and planning within the units.  All movements of groups and individuals to and from the living units and the admitting and releasing functions are under his/her direct control.  Institutional Supervisor IIs at Juvenile Hall are supervised by the Assistant Superintendent, who confers with them and reviews their logs of shift activity and of admissions and discharges.   Institutional Supervisor IIs assigned to Camp Wilmont Sweeney are responsible for the overall program at the camp and are supervised by the Superintendent over Camp Sweeney.  This class is distinguished from the Institutional Supervisor I in that the latter is the first-line supervisor on a shift and is charged with giving direction to assigned living units in Juvenile Hall, Camp Wilmont Sweeney, or community service work programing or detention alternatives.   


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.  Is responsible for ensuring the facility is appropriately staffed with Juvenile Institutional Officers.

2.  Is responsible for the custody, security, safety, and orderly behavior in living units; controls and coordinates the movement of groups between the living units and the multi-purpose room, gymnasium, ball field, and other common facilities; authorizes the sending of youth to Juvenile Hall from Camp when appropriate; and, coordinates court trips, hospital trips, etc. 

3.  Makes rounds of inspection to check on the safe custody and welfare of youth, and the cleanliness and sanitation of units and grounds; discusses disciplinary and other behavioral problems; and, may make suggestions to unit personnel regarding programs and activities.

4.  Schedules use of the gym; approves inter-unit games and activities; schedules and approves attendance at activities presented by outside groups.

5.  Supervises staff in the performance of their duties; prepares evaluations and shift reports; participates in Internal Affairs investigations; initiates Internal Affairs referrals; testifies in court; performs other related duties of a peace officer; consults with supervisors on progress of staff members; assists in the training of new employees.

6.  Supervises and participates in the admission and release procedure in the Intake Unit; obtains all necessary information from the person bringing the youth in to Juvenile Hall and diverts inappropriate admissions; assigns newly-admitted youth to living units.

7.  Handles emergency situations, reviews incident reports from the staff, sees that medical care is provided when an emergency is indicated, and refers non-emergency cases to on-site medical staff and calls it to the supervisor's attention; calls for emergency assistance (fire, ambulance); and, as necessary, authorizes transfer of youth to psychiatric emergency (4011.6 PC).

8.  Explains departmental policies and procedures to parents, attorneys, outside agencies, etc.; participates in various meetings and committees.

9.  During non-office hours is responsible for Juvenile Hall and provides functional supervision of the Camp; receives reports from all units and takes appropriate action in case of riots, escapes, discipline or other disturbances; conducts audit of monies on deposit for youth in custody.

10. Oversees daily activities at the Camp, including maintenance chores, work activities, and school attendance; confers with and assists Deputy Probation Officers, other County departments, and outside agencies in the planning and implementation of new programs for Camp youth; confers with school and medical staff regarding needs of the wards; works closely with the Superintendent, Probation over Camp Sweeney.

11. Supervises the Intermittent Juvenile Institutional Officer pool and arranges coverage for absent staff in coordination with the Office of Human Resources.            


When Assigned to Policy Development and Compliance Unit:  

1.  Consults with management staff and appropriate subject matter experts to obtain necessary information to draft concise and effective policy and procedures.

2.  Manages policy development activities including researching, developing and preparing informational bulletins, notice of changes, interim policy and operational procedures.

3.  Reviews proposed legislation and identifies potential impact on operations; develops corrective action plans, in collaboration with Executive Management and in response to audit report findings of deficiencies; interprets and applies standards and assists with developing criteria for evaluating the effectiveness and feasibility of operational policies and practices.

4.  Prepares and monitors the implementation of policy, informational bulletins and prepares appropriate revisions to the Department’s operational manuals.

5.  Participates in complex studies, projects and task force workgroups, as appropriate, on subjects with potential impact on probation operations.

6.  Responds to telephone inquiries from the general public, law enforcement, probation clientele and/or their family members on policy related matters.

7.  Prepares informational bulletins announcing new or revised forms, probation office relocations, activations, deactivations and mergers, and/or the implementation of new and/or revised policy and procedures.

8.  Prepares varied and detailed research studies on policies and procedures for probation operations.

9.  Maintains the Department’s operational manuals; keeps them up-to-date.



Successful completion of at least 60 semester, or 90 quarter, units from an accredited college or university, preferably with specialization in Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Political Science, Child Development, Penology, or a closely related field.  


Either I


The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the classification of Institutional Supervisor I or the equivalent of five years of experience in the class of Juvenile Institutional Officer.  

Or II  


The equivalent of five years of increasingly responsible, full-time experience at a level equivalent to a Juvenile Institutional Officer in a correctional setting.  



Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.  May be required to obtain a Class “B” driver's license.  A good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines and qualifications for automotive insurance.


Special Requirements:  

Person appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department must meet the minimum standards for Peace Officer (Sec. 1031 Government Code), which includes being a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and has applied for, citizenship.  

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.  

A thorough background investigation will be made of all prospective Institutional Supervisors. Any felony conviction is disqualifying.  

Applicants must have graduated from high school, attained a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test or passed a California High School proficiency examination.  

Applicants must be 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.  

Applicants will be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal records.  

Incumbents must be available to work all shifts and locations.


Physical Abilities:

Binocular vision is required.  Candidates must have uncorrected visual acuity of least 20/20 in each eye and corrected visual acuity of 20/40 in each eye.    

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:  

  • Laws and codes governing the custody and care of youth.
  • Community resources principles and techniques of individual and group counseling.
  • Ethnic and cultural differences.
  • Psychology and behavior patterns of youth. 
  • Physical layout of building and grounds.
  • Procedures and policies of Juvenile Hall, Camps, and Juvenile Division.
  • Basic mathematics.
  • Principles of evidence-based supervision and personnel management practices.
  • Policies and procedures governing the operation of Juvenile Facilities.
  • Progressive practices related to the effective supervision and management of youth.  


Ability to:  

  • Communicate orally and in writing. 
  • Make decisions.
  • Analyze and problem solve.
  • Plan and organize.
  • Exercise management control.
  • Provide leadership.
  • Adapt to stress.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity.
  • Effectively utilize the Department’s automated systems to record entries, update case factors, access client risk and needs information and attend training to maintain proficiency with all departmental automation systems.


TT:lm-h   Revised: 2/83

Retyped: 1/85

TT:pb   Retitled: 1/86

TT:pb   Revised: 11/86

JH:pb   Revised: 9/89

JH:db    Revised: 12/97

DA:sw   Revised: 3/26/98; 4/10/98

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New doc:  6225.doc


CSC Date:  6/24/98

IB:po  Revised 4/24/08

CSC Date:  5/21/2008

IB:cs 7/21/11

CSC Date:  8/24/11

IC:jf Revised 10/27/17

CSC Date: 1/30/19


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.