Juvenile Institutions Officer, Supervising
Salary: $23.87-$29.14 hourly / $4,152-$5,069 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, coordinates and provides training to
a group of juvenile institutions officers; supervises the work of
subordinates; assumes responsibility for institutional oversight in
the absence of the Probation Institutions Supervisor; supervises
juveniles in custody; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from
Juvenile Institutions Officer III by its responsibility for the
supervision and training of subordinate staff. This class is further
distinguished from Probation Institutions Supervisor by the latter's
responsibility for the administration and supervision of
institutional operations and program activities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Provides mandated Board of Corrections training to Juvenile
Institution Officers (JIOs); serves as an instructor for CORE
training; provides training in self-defense, fire safety, life
safety, and emergency procedures; provides de-briefing and training
after significant incidents; and oversees the on-the-job training
program for all JIOs.
2. Assigns and reviews the work of staff; evaluates and documents
staff performance; approves leave time; checks and approves
employees' time sheets for accuracy; develops weekly shift schedules
and ensures adequate staff coverage; makes recommendations to
superiors about disciplinary actions against subordinate staff; and
assists the Probation Institutions Supervisor in developing agendas
for and may also conduct shift and staff meetings.
3. In support of the day-to-day operations of the Institutions:
reviews program graduation and incident reports, in order to ensure
adequacy of court documents prepared by subordinate staff and to
ensure juveniles' compliance with their prescribed program;
coordinates, issues, and maintains security and safety equipment;
coordinates regular safety and security reviews of the facility;
assists in the coordination of rehabilitative and other programming,
and ensures juveniles' attendance at counseling services; may assume
primary shift responsibility in the absence of the JIO III.
4. In the absence of the Probation Institutions Supervisor: screens
wards for placement in Los Prietos Boys Camp and Tri-Counties Boot
Camp; makes detention and release decisions; and makes decisions
regarding medical issues and transportation.
5. Coordinates with representatives from community based
organizations to implement health, behavioral modification,
educational, and other rehabilitative programs; coordinates with
other County departments, the courts, and schools to provide and
gather information related to juveniles in custody.
6. Oversees the development and coordination of programs for
juveniles such as indoor and outdoor recreation, vocational
counseling, and behavior management; assists in the coordination of
programs such as early release, home supervision, weekend work
project, house arrest, and volunteers.
7. Provides supervision, control, guidance, and occasional
counseling to juveniles in custody; and provides documentation of
incidents as necessary.
8. Uses a personal computer to: enter and access juvenile bookings
and records; prepare and review special incident reports (WSRs); and
1. One year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Juvenile Institutions Officer III; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: methods of training and supervision; Board of
Corrections mandates, including training and facility requirements;
community resources and work sites available for program
development; psychological principles and techniques applicable to
the care and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders; laws and
regulations relating to the custody of juveniles; safety and
security measures in a treatment or detention facility; and standard
English grammar and usage.
Ability to: train and evaluate staff; learn principles of personnel
management; interpret and apply rules and regulations related to
juvenile detention and treatment; implement County and departmental
policies, procedures, goals, and objectives; gather information,
analyze data, and make appropriate recommendations; establish
effective working relationships with staff and representatives from
other agencies and community organizations; supervise individuals in
an institutional environment and gain their confidence and respect;
identify, evaluate, and handle tense group situations as they
develop and accept responsibility for decisions; make effective
discretionary decisions; work well under pressure and emergency
situations; organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines;
identify behavior patterns and behavior changes of juveniles for
signs of potential problems; prepare memos on incidents using
correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; keep basic records;
plan, assign, organize, coordinate, prioritize, and delegate work of
self and others; maintain confidentiality of juvenile records; and
use a personal computer to enter and access juvenile bookings and
1. Must meet minimum peace officer standards as specified in
Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031 including, but not limited
to: no prior felony convictions (unless fully pardoned), good moral
character as determined through a background check, and free from
any physical, mental, or emotional condition which might adversely
affect the powers of a peace officer.
2. Within one year of hire, must successfully complete a law
enforcement procedures (PC 832) course on issuing citations, and
search and seizure procedures certified by the California Peace
Officers Standards and Training Commission.
3. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License. U.S.
citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has
applied for citizenship.
4. Some positions in this class may require possession of a valid
California Class B Driver License. Appointees to those positions
requiring a Class B license will be subject to mandatory testing for
drugs prior to beginning work; once on the job, incumbents will be
subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random,
reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up