Juvenile Detention Facility Supervisor (#RP2515)
$29.65-$36.04 Hourly / $5,139.33-$6,246.93 Monthly / $61,672.00-$74,963.20 Yearly


Under direction supervises the day-to-day operation and administrative work of the juvenile facility, assigning shifts, delegating staff assignments, and overseeing programs; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


Incumbents serve in a second level supervisor capacity for the Juvenile Detention Officer series. With the oversight of the Deputy Chief and Assistant Deputy Chiefs, these supervisors share management responsibility for continuity of the facility's internal operations, program administration, compliance with Title 15 mandates of the California Code of Regulations, departmental policies and procedures and direction of the daily operation for the units and programs through subordinates.


  • Ensures continuity of internal operations and programs.
  • Plans, supervises, directs and evaluates staff.
  • Participates in the selection of employees.
  • Provides information regarding laws, policy and procedures.
  • Counsels juveniles individually and in groups in crisis situations.
  • Supervises and participates in the admission or the release of juveniles.
  • Reviews reports and records to determine appropriate action.
  • Assists in training activities.
  • Acts in the absence of administrative staff.
  • Ensures adherence to facility and departmental rules, policies and procedures.
  • Maintains safety, security and discipline for staff and juveniles; intervenes in emergency situations as necessary.
  • Uses computers for detention management and communication.
  • Transports juvenile offenders when necessary.

    License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.




    Experience:  One year as a Juvenile Detention Unit Supervisor with San Joaquin County.


    OR II

    Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum of eighteen units in the social or behavioral sciences.



    Experience:  One year of experience in a supervisory capacity in the supervision, observation and assessment of juveniles in a detention or residential treatment facility.


    Special Requirements:  The Juvenile Detention Facility Supervisor must successfully complete one hundred and fifty-six (156) hours of core Juvenile Institution training during the first year of appointment.  Employees in this classification are peace officers as defined by section 830.5 of the Penal Code and must satisfy the State of California criteria for peace officer status.  Appointees will be required to meet State-mandated CORE training requirements as defined by Standards for Training in Corrections (STC).  Employees must also conform to all other requirements necessary to hold and maintain peace officer status pursuant to the California Government Code.


    The California juvenile justice system; knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and training; the methods and techniques of juvenile group work; basic administrative and institutional management principles; general principles of report writing and composition, basic computer literacy, including personal computer systems and computer software; self-defense and emergency/crisis management techniques; California Welfare and Institutions and Penal Code sections relating to juvenile justice work; adult and child psychology; theory and practice of juvenile justice work; community resources available for treatment of juveniles.


    Establish rapport with juveniles under supervision; plan and assign work; oversee operations and administer programs; demonstrate clear written and oral skills; relate to a wide variety of socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds; physically restrain or subdue juveniles for their safety and the safety of others; drive safely; plan, organize and supervise the work of others; train and evaluate subordinates; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; interpret and apply laws, policies and procedures.


    Mobility-Constant standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, climbing stairs and lifting of individuals, which require strength, coordination, endurance and agility; driving; Visual-Constant overall vision; constant color perception; constant eye-hand coordination; constant depth perception; frequent reading/close-up work; constant field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion and reaching; Hearing/Talking-Constant requirements to hear normal speech; constant hearing on telephone and radio; ability to hear faint sounds; constant talking on telephone/radio; Emotional/Psychological-Constant contact with hostile individuals; frequent exposure to emergency situations; frequent exposure to trauma, grief and death; frequent public contact; frequent decision-making; frequent concentration; Special Requirements-Some assignments may require working weekends, nights, and/or occasional overtime; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

    CLASS: RP2515; EST: 10/17/2002; REV: ;