The position of Deputy Chief Probation Officer (DCPO) is an at-will assistant department leader position which serves at the pleasure of the Chief Probation Officer, and is exempt from the civil service system. Tanja Heitman has been selected to fill the permanent position of Chief Probation Officer. Vacancies at the Deputy level are due to her promotion and the retirement of employees in two of the other positions. The Probation Department has an annual operating budget of almost $56 million and employs a staff of 330 people. In a County with a population of 447,000, Probation Officers supervise more than 5,000 adults and juveniles in the community, including about 100 in the juvenile hall and camp. Divisions within the Probation Department include: Adult Services, Juvenile Services, Institutions, and Administration & Support.
The ideal candidate will be someone who creates synergy that will spark innovative ideas and solutions with staff. It is important for candidates to be comfortable expressing their point of view and engaging in a discussion, but implement decisions once they are made. Differing styles are valued, while follow-through is important, as is the ability to be part of a unified management team and having a passion for the work. Above all, DCPOs must have integrity. Ideal candidates will be data driven, transformative, flexible, politically aware, and able to successfully implement change.
A bachelor’s degree, from an accredited U.S. college or university and 1) a minimum of three years of management level experience (five is ideal) that includes budget management, supervising peace officers, and managing programs in community corrections, probation, parole or the criminal justice system, or 2) a minimum of three years of experience (five is ideal) performing duties equivalent to the class of Probation Manager in Santa Barbara County. Any 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 will be considered.
Must be able to obtain an 832 PC certificate during the first year of probationary employment as a condition of continual employment.
Must meet minimum peace officer standards as specified in California Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031, including but not limited to: not currently on probation for a misdemeanor; no prior felony convictions; good moral character, as determined by thorough background investigation (this includes a polygraph examination); submission of fingerprints for purpose of a criminal record check; and found to be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect the powers of a peace officer.
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License, which must be kept valid throughout the term of employment. Incumbents must be able to travel independently.
Unless previously completed, candidates must complete and successfully pass a BSCC STC approved Manager/Administrator Core Course within the first year of employment. (This two-week course may be held outside of the County.)
California experience is highly desirable. It is preferred that candidates have experience in at least two of the following three areas: adult services, juvenile services and institutions.
Email resumes by Monday, January 15, 2018 to Roberts Consulting Group Inc, email@example.com, phone (424) 522-2251.
The County of Santa Barbara respects and values a diverse workforce and strongly promotes strategies and activities to recruit, develop and retain qualified persons of varied backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and races.
Salary: $104,616 - $142,274 (DOE/DOQ). Salary range includes base pay plus unit cash allowance of $6,149 and a car allowance of $2,236 per year. This salary range reflects the negotiable range for hire.
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