Introduction THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION
. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.
Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Supplemental Questionnaire :
A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification. Online applications only. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECRUITMENT BROCHURE
DESCRIPTION THE DEPARTMENT
The Alameda County Probation Department is an essential element of the County's system of public protection and human services. The Department's role is to reduce the impact of crime in the community by providing accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations to the Courts, providing community-based sanctions and treatment for offenders, and working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and community organizations with similar objectives. The Department provides a wide range of mandated and discretionary investigative, advisory, and supervisory services to adult and juvenile probationers pursuant to State law and the County Charter. THE POSITION
Under the general direction of the Assistant Chief Probation Officer, this position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all Alameda County Probation Department research and evaluation activities; and, doing related work as required. This single position classification formulates research and development programs, policies and procedures; directs, through subordinate staff, the creation, development and implementation of strategic initiatives; and plans, organizes and directs all aspects of the ACPD's research and evaluation policies, objectives, and initiatives.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education
Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (180 quarter or 120 semester units) preferably in research, evaluation or assessment.
Five years of full-time, professional-level experience in research and development activities related to rehabilitation, criminal justice and/or re-entry programs, in which your primary responsibilities involved research, analysis and the compilation, investigation and evaluation of data. Two years of this experience must have included research project management and responsibility for directing staff.
Possession of a master's degree or above may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies: Knowledge of :
Ability to :
- State and local regulations that govern probation programs.
- Methods and techniques of research program development, performance metrics, evidence-based practices, and program fidelity measures.
- Principles, methods and practices of public administration; statistics, research and development; management and statistical analysis; personnel, fiscal, program management and administrative problem solving.
- Community and agency consultation methods and procedures.
- Computer applications, hardware and software related to the work.
- Plan, organize, control and evaluate Probation Department research programs.
- Establish and maintain data security protocols.
- Integrate the activities of a program to attain program goals.
- Communicate and interact effectively with a variety of government and community officials, and with individuals of diverse backgrounds, positions and life experiences.
- Interpret and apply state and local legislation, codes, regulations and programs related to probation.
- Prepare and present clear and concise oral and written communications.
- Develop and recommend effective courses of action.
- Consult with and advise top administrators on the activities and effectiveness of various programs.
- Manage multiple priorities and work under pressure.
- Make public presentations to groups within and outside of County government.
- Develop short and long-range budget plans that accurately reflect program needs.
- Apply the resources and tools of a specialty subject area.
- Supervise staff, evaluate their performance and take appropriate action.
EXAMINATION COMPONENTS THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
2) A review of candidates' Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process.
3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.
Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness, and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.
To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the "What You Need to Know" section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs
Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative
and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency: TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN
Deadline for Filing:
Monday, April 15, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019**
May 6, 2019***
May 20, 2019****
June 3, 2019*****
Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:
Monday, May 1, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019**
Screening for Best Qualified: Week of May 22, 2019
Week of June 3, 2019
*If designated as a combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, the oral interviews may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.
**Updated as of 4/10/19
***Updated as of 4/26/19
****Updated as of 5/6/19
Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County's Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing
. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.
For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs
Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*: For your Health & Well-Being
For your Financial Future
- Medical - HMO & PPO Plans
- Dental - HMO & PPO Plans
- Vision or Vision Reimbursement
- Share the Savings
- Basic Life Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- County Allowance Credit
- Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
- Short-Term Disability Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
- Employee Assistance Program
For your Work/Life Balance
- Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
- Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)
- 11 paid holidays
- Floating Holidays
- Vacation and sick leave accrual
- Vacation purchase program
- Management Paid Leave**
- Catastrophic Sick Leave
- Employee Mortgage Loan Program
- Group Auto/Home Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Commuter Benefits Program
- Guaranteed Ride Home
- Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
- Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
- Child Care Resources
- 1 st United Services Credit Union
*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.
** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.
All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org
as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page. Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received, or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.
NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org
are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs
. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.
Jordan Grow, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda Jordan.Grow2@acgov.org
Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity EmployerClosing Date/Time: 6/3/2019 5:00:00 PM
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