Sunday, March 29, 2020

Supervising Administrative Specialist

Probation Department

Recruitment #RT-0220-01

Introduction

This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.

Reinstatement:
Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Transfer:
You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Voluntary Demotion:
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

DESCRIPTION

THE DEPARTMENT:


The Alameda County Probation Department is an essential element of the County’s system of public protection and human services. The Department’s role is to reduce the impact of crime in the community by providing accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations to the Courts, providing community-based sanctions and treatment for offenders, and working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and community organizations with similar objectives. The Department provides a wide range of mandated and discretionary investigative, advisory, and supervisory services to adult and juvenile probationers pursuant to State law and the County Charter.

THE POSITION:

 

Under general direction, to provide supervision for administrative and operational functions in County departments or agencies; to provide complex professional-level operational, systems and administrative services to the County department or agency to which assigned; to facilitate the implementation of a wide variety of programs and projects; and to do related work as required.

 

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:

 

·         Outstanding communication and listening skills that clearly articulate information verbally and in writing.

·         Sound decision maker with the ability to identify & understand complex problems and concepts.

·         Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to effectively handle changing priorities.

·         An experienced manager with strong supervisory skills who is capable of instructing, focusing and guiding others

         in accomplishing performance and work goals and objectives.

·         Someone who has a proven track record of developing and maintaining effective relationships with others and

         who relates well to people of diverse cultures, styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds even in times of

         conflict.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER
Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience at the level of or higher than the class of Administrative Specialist II in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts).

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management & Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience for the internal patterns.

OR
Education:

The equivalent of graduation from a four-year accredited college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with major coursework in business or public administration, or a field related to the work.

(Additional professional or paraprofessional administrative services experience may be substituted for the education on a year-or-year basis.)

Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full-time professional-level experience in independently planning, organizing and conducting administrative or management studies and providing ongoing administrative services at a level equivalent to the Alameda County classified service of Administrative Specialist II, preferably in a public agency setting. Some prior lead or supervisory experience is desirable.

License:

Possession of a California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies: 

Knowledge of:

• Supervisory principles, including work planning, direction and review.
• Principles of public administration.
• Practices and techniques of administrative analysis and report preparation.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Budgetary and financial record-keeping techniques.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
• Basic public personnel, purchasing and contract administration practices.

Ability to:

• Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others through subordinate supervision.
• Train others in work procedures.
• Plan and conduct administrative and operational studies.
• Research, compile and summarize varied information, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions.
• Interpret, explain and apply complex policies, regulations and procedures.
• Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials.
• Represent the department and the County in meetings with others.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Maintain accurate records and files.
• Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

BENEFITS

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.

Conclusion

TO APPLY

Please note this reinstatement & transfer opportunity may close at any time and we encourage you to apply immediately.

 

1. Complete an application template in JobAps through the following link:
https://jobapscloud.com/Alameda/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=00&R2=AF000&R3=01


2. Submit a PDF copy of your completed application, along with a cover letter, to amhall@acgov.org as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please send your contact information and specific inquiries to amhall@acgov.org or call (510) 268-7980.


Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer