This single position class is the Assistant Department Head. The position reports to the Chief Probation Officer and is responsible for the day to day administration and management of the departments operations.
This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Chief Probation Officer in that the latter is a department head with responsibility for overall administration of the Probation Department.
This class is distinguished from the next lower class Probation Division Director in that the latter is responsible for the administration or supervision of a specific operation or division of the Probation Department.
Assist the Chief Probation Officer to plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate Probation Department daily activities in accordance with established laws, regulations, and policies, through subordinate managers or supervisors; coordinates other duties as assigned by the Chief Probation Officer. Handles all departmental duties of the Chief Probation Officer in his/her absence.
Plan, organize, direct and evaluate complex departmental programs and activities; develop, direct and evaluate the implementation of departmental policies and procedures; analyze situations, select alternatives, project consequences of actions, implement recommendations and take appropriate action; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, policies and regulations as they relate to the function of the Probation Department; Superior, Juvenile Courts and personnel practices; collect, interpret and evaluate narrative and statistical data pertaining to administrative, fiscal and management matters; communicate orally and in writing, to effectively present ideas, facts, recommendations, and financial/statistical reports; plan, organize, and coordinate the work of subordinate staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county departments, public officials, public and private agencies, community groups and the general public.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
License Requirement: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C Drivers License, or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. Completion of mandated Standards and Training for Corrections (Manager/Administrator Core Course) in the first year of job assignment.
Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation to meet provisions of Government Code 1029, 1029.1 and 1031.
Special Working Conditions: Exposure to the possibility of bodily injury; infections which may cause chronic disease or death; combative minor detainees; offensive odors; high noise levels; insect bites, dust and pollens. Physically and mentally capable of performing the positions essential functions as summarized in the specifications typical tasks. Apply a reasonable degree of physical exertion to control client behavior in emergency situations.
Other Special Requirements: Availability to respond to emergencies as needed on a 24-hour basis, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
Previous Titles: N/A
Bargaining Unit: Executive
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 68
Workers Comp. Code: 0053