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Juvenile Institutions Officer, Supervising

Salary: $23.87-$29.14 hourly / $4,152-$5,069 monthly / Range: 5694

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.


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 prepare correspondence.


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 records.

Additional Requirements:

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 basis.


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