County of Alameda

Assistant Camp Director (#6260)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Gen Gov / Safety Prob Mgr (075)
$65.40-$78.85 Hourly / $5,232.00-$6,308.00 BiWeekly /
$11,336.00-$13,667.33 Monthly / $136,032.00-$164,008.00 Yearly

Under general direction, to assist in the administration of the County's Camps (Los Cerros and Chabot Boys’ and Girls’ Ranch); to be responsible for the care of youths committed to these facilities; to supervise and to assist in training personnel; to direct the business and financial affairs of the facilities; and to do other related work as required.


The Assistant Camp Directors are responsible to the Camp Directors for the full range of daily operations and coordination of casework and rehabilitative services in these minimum security facilities. The Assistant Camp Director supervises the after-care unit staff assigned to the camp.

The Assistant Camp Director differs from the Unit Supervisor, Probation, in that the approximately 35-40 personnel supervised is greater than that of the 6-8 of the Unit Supervisor. Additionally, the subordinates include first-line supervisors at the level of Camp Supervisor and Institutional Supervisor II.

The next higher level of Assistant Director, Juvenile Hall, assists in supervision of more subordinates than the Assistant Camp Directors, and is responsible for the supervision of more levels of subordinates (third level) Senior Institutional Supervisor, as well as Deputy Probation Officer (Caseworkers) and reports to a higher level administrator (Division Director).

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. Assists in the overall planning, organization and operation of the facility, including the treatment program, staffing and supervision of personnel, buildings, and grounds maintenance, and housekeeping; confers regularly with the Camp Director.

2. Supervises and evaluates after-care unit staff and their casework activities, including reviewing and approving reports to the Juvenile Court. May be required to submit case reports in place of subordinate staff.

3. Supervises the day-to-day activity of the institutional staff, giving instructions planning work schedules, making assignments, observing and evaluating performance and recommending appropriate action; works with school personnel to coordinate facility activity and school program.

4. Supervises staff providing care and counseling of the camp wards in relation to health, recreation, unusual diet problems, personal problems, emotional adjustment, and fulfillment of the treatment objective. Attends pre- and post-admittance treatment conferences.

5. Assists in preparation of budget requests, and meets with departmental administrators and County Administrator's staff during budget negotiations. Maintains control of the facilities' budget and special fund expenditures.

6. Supervises the maintenance and utilization of buildings and grounds; approves supply requisitions.

7. Appears in court to represent the camp and interpret camp policy as necessary.

8. Plans and directs an in-service training program for staff.

9. Represents the facilities at meetings of professional and lay groups, gives speeches and meets with the parents of detainees on special problems.

10. In the absence of the Camp Director, assumes total responsibility for the facilities.

Either I

The equivalent of six years of full-time experience in a correctional counseling program, preferably dealing with juveniles, one year of which must have been in a classification in the Alameda County Probation Department equivalent to or higher than Senior Institutional Supervisor II.

The equivalent of six years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in a correctional or counseling program, preferably dealing with juveniles, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, at the level of Institutional Supervisor II, Unit Supervisor, Probation or Camp Supervisor assigned to the Chabot or Los Cerros facilities in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 2l years of age at the time of appointment.
Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines and qualification for automotive insurance.

State law requires that persons appointed to positions in this classification be citizens of the United States or must have filed for citizenship one year prior to employment application deadline date and must meet all other minimum requirements for peace officer status.

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:

• Laws and codes governing Probation Services and Probation Institution administration.
• Principles of budget analysis and preparation.
• Business administration.
• Staff supervision techniques.
• Writing skills, organizational abilities.
• Principles of personnel administration.
• Social theory relating to juvenile delinquents and rehabilitation institutions.

Ability to:

• Establish and maintain good working relationships with staff members and good public relations in the community.
• Write and speak English effectively.
• Direct and evaluate personnel.
• Plan suitable programs to implement departmental juvenile rehabilitation policies.
• Exercise tact and effectiveness in making disposition of difficult disciplinary cases.
• Deal effectively with representatives of other agencies, parents, citizen groups, and the general public.
• Analyze reports and statistics accurately in the process of effective budget preparation and administration.

Revised: 9/82
Retyped: 1/85
Revised: 3/88
Revised: 5/88
Old document: 0618h
New document: Jobspecs/6260
CSC Date: 5/18/88


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

  • 12 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.

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