The Monterey County Probation Department is seeking experienced individuals to fill vacancies for Juvenile Institutions Officer II. Incumbents in this classification are expected to work independently with general supervision. Must be able to provide counseling services and maintain safety and security for juveniles in custody. Other duties of the position include providing situational counseling according to individual and group needs, explaining and participating in the enforcement of facility rules and regulations, providing transportation to and from the institutions, supervising vocational work crews, and preparing written reports and evaluations. Juvenile Institutions Officer II must have the ability to maintain consistent and regular attendance as well as the ability to work well with others. Serves as a mentor/coach for new Juvenile Institutions Officer I. To qualify for this position, you must have at least 12 months experience working as a Juvenile Institutions Officer I and/or equivalent position in a detention facility and have completed the required training (Juvenile CORE, S.T.C.).
The eligible list established by this recruitment may be used to fill permanent or temporary vacancies as they arise. Examples of Duties
Examples of Experience/Education/Training MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Maintains discipline, security, safety and proper health measures for wards of juvenile institutions.
- Completes written reports and documentation pertaining to juvenile's progress and behavior.
- Develops, organizes and conducts recreational activities, work skill programs and counseling sessions.
- May be required to transport and supervise youth in and out of the facility.
- Physically intervenes in physical confrontations between youth or between youth and staff; and conducts searches as required. Conducts intake and release procedures.
Must have completed required training for California Standards and Training for Corrections (S.T.C.) and be certified by the Corrections Standard Authority. Must have completed the Juvenile Institutions Officer core training course in the Standards and Training for Corrections Program, as demonstrated by satisfactory level of proficiency or relevant achievement tests. Must possess a certificate in Laws of Arrest, Search, and Seizure.The Ideal Candidate will Possess:
Working knowledge of:
- Physical and psychological development patterns of children and adolescents;
- Factors contributing to delinquent behaviors and attitudes of juveniles and adults;
- Techniques for supervising and directing work and leisure time activities;
- Practices and procedures utilized in the detention, custody and care of juvenile delinquents;
- Principles and practices of counseling within a rehabilitative setting;
- Basic interviewing and investigative techniques and procedures;
- Principles and practices of First Aid and CPR.
Skill and Ability to:
1. Maintain objective attitude and relationships with delinquent juveniles and probationers;
2. Interview and counsel individuals from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds;
3. Write clear and concise reports of observations and incidents;
4. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
5. Respond appropriately to stressful and potentially violent situations.
6. Ability to lift, carry, or drag heavy objects such as a disabled person or equipment Desirable Abilities:
Additional Information Working Conditions:
- Bilingual communication skill in Spanish/English is highly desirable.
Conditions of Employment:
- May come in contact with infectious organisms, such as body fluids, blood, waste material and contaminated water; may be exposed to or come in contact with chemical materials such as toxic fumes, allergens or dust.
Work flexible hours, including shift work, weekends and holidays as required by assignment. Wear a uniform, and use officer safety equipment as required by assignment. Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License by time of appointment and have a satisfactory driving record.
Pre-employment requirements include, but are not limited to: Must satisfactorily meet the standards of Monterey County Probation Department Hiring Authority in the following: Background Investigation, Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Test, Physical Agility Test, and Psychological Evaluation.
Juvenile Institutions Officer II positions have Peace Officer status, and the following requirements in Government Code 1029, 1029.1, 1031 and Penal Code 830.5 shall apply. Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship. Must be at least 18 years of age. High School diploma or GED (average standard score of 45, with no score less than 35). No felony convictions. APPLICATION SUBMITTAL & SELECTION PROCEDURES or PROCESSES
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
The competitive process includes submittal of required application materials: a completed Monterey County Application and response to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
Applicants who fail to complete a Monterey County Application and response to Supplemental Questions will not be considered for this position. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application information or materials.
Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this recruitment may include a written examination, a pre-interview writing exercise, and may include other performance examination(s).
Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Human Resources Department
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-755-5116 FAX: 831-757-5792
Job Hotline: Salinas (831) 755-5126 or Monterey (831) 647-7726Or APPLY ON-LINE at www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel BENEFITS
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package (M Bargaining Unit) including:
Health Insurance: Flexible Benefit Allowance
Retirement Plan: New PERS members: 2% @ 57 Retirement Plan. 10% of PERS contribution is paid by Employee.
Paid Holidays: 10 days per year + Christmas Eve when Dec. 24th falls on Mon-Thurs.
Floating Holiday: 1
Vacation: Maximum of 12 days per year for the first 2 years. The rate increases after 2, 10, 18, 21, 25 years of service.
Paid Sick Leave: 10 days per year
Life Insurance: $10,000 term paid by the County
Deferred Compensation: the County has a voluntary deferred compensation program
Disability: The County participates in this program
Medicare: The County participates in this program
Further information regarding benefits may be obtained from our web site at www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel . The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or M Unit Memorandum of Understanding prevail over this listing. If you are hired into a temporary position in this classification, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above. NOTE:
If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Management Analyst for the Probation Office at (831) 755-3916. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the United States. THE COUNTY OF MONTEREY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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