Juvenile Correctional Counselor (Supervising)

Recruitment #21-515040-01

Introduction

WHY WE EXIST

Impact the community in a positive way!     

The Probation Department safeguards our community through the services provided to clients, the court, and victims. The Probation Department actively seeks to modify the behaviors that lead to criminal activity and those that allow for a successful transition back into the community. If you are a positive team player with a dedication to community service - this may be the job for you!

The Probation Department safeguards our community through the services provided to clients, the court, and victims. The Probation Department actively seeks to modify the behaviors that lead to criminal activity and those that allow for a successful transition back into the community. If you are a positive team player with a dedication to community service - this may be the job for you! The mission of the Probation Department is to protect the community by:  

·Facilitating rehabilitation of offenders and holding them accountable
·Conducting investigations and providing recommendations for the court
·Enforcing court orders
·Pursuing victim restoration and advocacy
·Providing safe, secure, effective detention and treatment programs

To learn more about the Probation Department, please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/probation/default.asp

THE POSITION

The Supervising Juvenile Correctional is responsible for staff training and supervision of the day-to-day operation of Juvenile Detention Facility, including the implementation of institutional policy and compliance with laws and requirements governing institutional operations. Supervising Juvenile Correctional Counselors function primarily as first-line supervisors with direct authority over Senior Juvenile Correctional Counselors and Juvenile Correctional Counselors and may perform the duties of Senior Juvenile Correctional Counselor when conditions warrant.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience:

A Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field;

AND

Completion of the Juvenile Counselor Core Course OR Deputy Probation Officer Core Course certified by the California Board of State and Community Corrections or equivalent.  Completion of Section 832 of the California Penal Code Training or equivalent.

AND

One (1) year of full-time work experience equivalent to a Senior Juvenile Correctional Counselor or Senior Deputy Probation Officer or two years as a journey level Juvenile Correctional Counselor or journey level Deputy Probation Officer with Solano County or other county jurisdictions;

To view the full job description, please visit: https://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=33875

BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

 

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,586.60 per month for 2021. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security. 

The County observes twelve (12) full day fixed and two (2) half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive two (2) floating paid holidays per year. 

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

 

Employees in this class are also eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.


To view the benefits for a  regular position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16483 

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=21216 

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities 

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications screened weekly

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

 

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced. 

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

 

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time

DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

The position requires:

 

  • Bachelor's Degree AND
  • Verification of Completion of the Juvenile Counselor Core Course OR
  • Deputy Probation Officer Core Course certified by the California Board of State and Community Corrections

All qualified applicants will be required to submit an official copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) and official transcripts (verifying the courses and units completed).  Candidates who fail to submit their diploma and transcripts during the background process by the will be disqualified from the recruitment, unless otherwise specified in the job announcement. 

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the document deadlines above.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

 

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424 or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents please include the recruitment title (Juvenile Correctional Counselor (Supervising)) and the recruitment number (21-515040-01).  When submitting documents via email, include the recruitment title and number in the subject field. 

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

Note: For class specs requiring “recent” experience, include an SQ asking applicants to verify that they have recent experience including the dates of the recent experience.     

1

I have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following majors: criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field, and I understand that I may be required to provide an official copy of my transcript during the recruitment process. 

Yes  No 
2

I have One (1) year of full-time work experience equivalent to a Senior Juvenile Correctional Counselor, or Senior Deputy Probation Officer, or two years as a journey level Juvenile Correctional Counselor or journey level Deputy Probation Officer with Solano County or other county jurisdictions. 

Yes  No 
3

I have completed the following: (chose all that apply)    

Section 832 of the California Penal Code Training or equivalent
Juvenile Correctional Officer Core Course certified by the California Board of Corrections Standards and Training for Correctional Programs or equivalent
Deputy Probation Officer Core Course by the California Board of Corrections Standards and Training for Correctional Programs or equivalent
4

You acknowledge, that if at a later date, you receive a notice requesting a copy of your transcripts you will submit them within the allotted time.   You also acknowledge that if you do not submit a copy of your transcripts within the allotted time, you will be disqualified from the Recruitment. 

Yes  No

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants are required to possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license, Class C.
  • Applicants are required to have completed Section 832 of the California Penal Code training or equivalent.
  • Applicants are required to have completed the Juvenile Corrections Officer Core Course or Deputy Probation Officer Core Course certificate by the California Board of Corrections Standards and Training for Correctional Programs or equivalent.
  • Peace Officers must meet minimum standards concerning citizenship, age, character, education and physical/mental condition as set forth in Section 1031 of the California Government Code.
  • Incumbents are required to possess a current First Aid and Personal Safety certificate or obtain one within 60 days of appointment.
  • Incumbents are required to possess a current CPR Certificate or obtain one within 60 days of appointment.

Note: All licenses, certificates and registrations must be kept current while employed in this class.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Independent travel is required.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

SOLANO COUNTY

OUR COMMUNITY

Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction. 

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

County Population (2019): 447,643

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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