County of Alameda

Institutional Supervisor II (#6225)

$43.31-$52.53 Hourly / $3,464.80-$4,202.40 BiWeekly /
$7,507.07-$9,105.20 Monthly / $90,084.80-$109,262.40 Yearly

Under general supervision, on an assigned shift, to be responsible for the operation of detention living units, and the operation of Juvenile Hall , the Weekend Training Academy/Restitution or the Home Supervision Electronic Monitoring programs; perform the duties of a shift supervisor in the Camp; to be in complete charge of Juvenile Hall on the evening, weekend and holiday shifts; provide functional supervision over Juvenile Institutional Officer I and II’s at Camp Sweeney on the midnight and graveyard shifts; and to do related work as required.


On each of the three eight-hour shifts, the Institutional Supervisor II is in overall control of the living units at Juvenile Hall. In addition, on the evening shifts, the Institutional Supervisor II has full responsibility for Juvenile Hall. The Institutional Supervisor II’s responsibilities are primarily in the areas of custody, security, staffing and discipline in addition to programming, planning, and developing of behavioral standards 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 II's at Juvenile Hall are supervised by the Assistant Superintendent of Juvenile Hall, who confers with them and reviews their logs of shift activity and of admissions and discharges. Institutional Supervisor II's assigned to Camp Sweeney are responsible for the overall program during their shift at the camp and are supervised by the Camp Superintendent. 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 a living unit in Juvenile Hall, Camp Sweeney, or a group in the Weekend Training Academy.


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
dining room, gymnasium and other common facilities; authorizes the sending of juveniles to Juvenile Hall from Camp when appropriate; coordinates court trips, hospital trips, etc.

3. Makes tours of inspection to check on the safe custody and welfare of detainees, and the cleanliness and sanitation of quarters and grounds; discusses disciplinary and other behavior problems and authorizes removal of individuals to control; 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; determines the number of detainees required for dining room work and approves them from the various units.

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

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

7. Handles emergency situations, receiving illness and injury reports from the staff, making investigations, seeing that medical care is provided when an emergency is indicated, and referring non-emergency cases to on-site medical staff and calling to the supervisor's attention; calls for emergency assistance (fire, ambulance); as necessary authorizes transfer of detainees 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 juveniles 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, outside agencies in the planning and implementation of new programs for Camp wards; confers with school and medical staff regarding needs of the wards; works closely with the Camp Superintendent.

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


Either I


The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the classification of Institutional Supervisor I or the equivalent of two years’ experience in the class of Juvenile Institutional Officer III, or in an equivalent or higher level probation classification in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of four years of increasingly responsible, full-time experience in a correctional, recreational, and counseling program, two years of which must have been at a level equivalent to a Juvenile Institutional Officer III, or one year at the level of Institutional Supervisor I in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. May be required to obtain a Class II driver's license.

A good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines.

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 2l years of age at the time of appointment.

Any felony conviction is disqualifying.

Physical Abilities:

Binocular vision is required. Candidates must have uncorrected visual acuity of least 20/200 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 juveniles.
• Community resources principles and techniques of individual and group counseling.
• Ethnic and cultural differences.
• Psychology and behavior patterns of juveniles.
• Physical layout of building and grounds.
• Procedures and policies of Juvenile Hall, Camps, and Juvenile Division.
• Basic mathematics.
• Principles of supervision and personnel management.

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.

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
Old do: 0614h
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


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
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • 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.