DEFINITION: Under administrative direction, manages probation
programs or institutions or departmental personnel/training
services; participates in department's management team; and performs
related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a management classification,
distinguished from the Supervising Deputy Probation Officer and
Probation Institutions Supervisor by its overall administrative and
program responsibility for multiple facilities or programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, organizes, and manages adult or juvenile probation
services provided through a variety of departmental programs or in a
detention facility, or departmental personnel/training services
designed to support program and facilities staff; designs,
implements, and evaluates programs and services for effectiveness;
ensures that programs, services, or institutions are in compliance
with applicable laws and regulations; develops and implements
improvements to programs and procedures.
2. Directly or through subordinates: designs and participates in the
testing and selection of job candidates, participates in or makes
hiring decisions; assigns and supervises staff, sets performance
standards, and evaluates performance; identifies training needs and
conducts or arranges for training; directs subordinate staff by
providing technical guidance and interpreting policies and
3. Confers with representatives of other County departments, other
government agencies, and community organizations to coordinate
efforts to provide cooperative services; may develop contracts or
agreements with organizations or individuals to provide needed
services, such as training of staff; represents the department
before professional organizations, appointed boards, and the public,
by explaining the plans, policies, and goals of the department,
explaining and defending departmental decisions, and promoting
community interest in and support for departmental programs.
4. Acts as a member of the departmental management team by serving
on the departmental policy council and participating in the
development and modification of departmental policies and
procedures; may prepare correspondence, special reports, manuals,
and grant applications.
5. Assists in setting budget priorities by identifying needs such as
capital improvements, supplies, and staffing; monitors program
expenditures; ensures that all operational requirements for revenue
sources are met.
1. One year of experience supervising peace officers in either
community corrections, probation, or parole that included some
project/program development and budget preparation; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Deputy Probation Officer, Supervising or Probation Institutions
Supervisor with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Completion of Probation CORE training and PC 832 or equivalent are
required within 1 year of employment.
Additional Qualifications: Must meet minimum peace officer standards
as specified in California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031,
including but not limited to: no prior felony convictions (unless
fully pardoned), good moral character as determined by thorough
background check, submission of fingerprints for purpose of a
criminal record check, and be found to be free from any physical,
emotional, or mental condition which might adversely affect the
powers of a peace officer. Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
Knowledge of: laws related to provision of adult and juvenile
probation services; current practices of adult and juvenile
probation; alternate programming for adult and juvenile
probationers; psychological principles and practices related to the
care and rehabilitation of clients; principles and practices of
supervision and performance management; principles of budget
preparation and administration; principles of project management;
negotiating techniques; standard English usage and grammar.
Ability to: learn officer safety practices, departmental and program
goals, objectives, and mission, and design courses of action
accordingly; learn and apply management principles and practices;
plan, organize, prioritize, and delegate work; gather and analyze
data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations; apply and
interpret laws, regulations, and policies; allocate resources;
establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with
colleagues, other departments, agencies, and community
organizations; prepare a variety of written communications; make
public presentations; represent the department with tact and
diplomacy; maintain objectivity and confidentiality; make
independent decisions; stay informed of developments in the
probation and personnel fields.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Incumbents assigned to manage an
institution may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays
on an on-call basis.
Some assignments may require the following:
Ability to: learn, interpret, and apply federal and state employment
laws and Civil Service Rules; learn and implement fair testing,
selection, and hiring processes; advise colleagues on employment