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Recruitment #21-SW2-01



THE JOB: Under general direction, be responsible for the operation of Juvenile Hall on an assigned shift; and train, direct, schedule, supervise and evaluate subordinate Group Supervisors; safely supervise and facilitate the activities of detained young people; serve as a member of the Department's supervisory team; and do other work as required. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies during the life of the eligible list.

Employment Standards

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 

Two years of experience performing duties comparable to a Group Supervisor II in Santa Cruz County. Employees must complete the Supervisor Core Training as mandated by the Corrections Standards Authority within the first year of hire.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: License/Certificate Requirements: Upon hire possess valid California Class C Driver License. Complete mandated Standards and Training for Corrections Program requirements. Fingerprint/Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation to meet provision of Government Code 1029, 1029.1 and 1031. Candidates are subject to the State of California Board of State and Community Corrections Title 15 - Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities and must pass a pre-employment medical evaluation and physical examination that meet the requirements of Title 15, Article 3. 

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of juvenile detention security requirements; operations and interrelationships of the criminal justice system; and laws, regulations and ordinances governing institutional administration for juveniles. Working knowledge of methods and techniques used in the rehabilitation of youth in the juvenile justice system; methods of juvenile behavior management and discipline; interviewing, counseling and crisis intervention principles and techniques; causes of social problems, including delinquency and crime; and public and private community resources available to minors and families. Some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training. 

Ability to: Supervise the activities of a facility for the care and custody of detained young people; train, plan, assign, review and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; interpret, explain and apply Federal and State laws, regulations and policies governing probation institution operations; implement new programs, prepare procedures, forms, manuals and resource materials; serve as an internal consultant, liaison and trainer to other professionals and organizations; interpret the detention program to the public and other agencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, juveniles, law enforcement agency representatives and others; interview persons from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and educational backgrounds to obtain confidential and sensitive information; counsel juveniles with behavioral or emotional problems; assess, through observation, the possible presence of substance abuse or mental health problems, and make the appropriate referrals; successfully work with emotional, antagonistic or manipulative offenders, probationers and their families; use physical restraints, drug testing devices and radios; write clear, concise and objective reports; prepare and maintain accurate records; evaluate, recommend improvements and assist in implementing automated systems and record keeping requirements; input, access and analyze data using a computer.


ANNUAL LEAVE - 22 days first year, increasing to 37 days after 15 years. Available for vacation and/or sick leave.
HOLIDAYS - 13 paid holidays per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT - 1959 Survivor’s Benefit plus pension formula 2% at age 50 or 2.7% at age 57 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County pays a portion of retirement contribution.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $20,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
DISABILITY INSURANCE - Employees in the General Representation Unit participate in the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. This program is funded 100% by employee payroll deductions.
DEPENDENT-CARE PLAN - Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing “pre-tax dollars.”
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) - Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION - A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.

Selection Plan

THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training, and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months, and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now!
  Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.  For information, call (831) 454-2600.  Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711.  Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways:  1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. 

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. 

To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.

Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.

NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

County of Santa Cruz

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