Under direction, in the Department of the Youth Authority, to consult with the public and private organizations in order to promote and develop coordinated communitywide programs for the prevention of juvenile delinquency; set and enforce standards; advise local communities on juvenile control problems and subsidized programs concerning the criminal justice system, delinquency prevention, camps, ranches, and schools; and do other related work.
Meets with and advises public and private organizations, representatives, and citizens on subsidized or other coordinated, communitywide programs designed to provide activities and services for youth to prevent juvenile delinquency; when requested, helps coordinate such programs within the community and between communities; develops, writes, recommends, and implements the enforcement of standards for juvenile halls, camps, ranches, homes, schools, and jails; evaluates proposals; monitors subsidized programs for compliance with existing State and county rules and regulations; advises and consults with juvenile courts, juvenile justice commissions, county delinquency prevention commissions, police departments, probation departments, probation committees, juvenile halls, camps, ranches, and homes on their administrative, organizational, and technical problems; develops, administers, and coordinates training programs; arranges and conducts conferences and meetings for personnel working in the local criminal justice system; prepares publications and training material on methods and procedures used throughout the State/County criminal justice system; works with the State Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission, Board of Corrections, and other bodies established by the Governor, Agency Administrator, or Department Director; encourages and cooperates with local agencies and lay groups in the development of communitywide programs designed to provide educational, recreational, rehabilitative, and other developmental services to juveniles; advises and consults with public and private organizations, lay groups, and individual citizens to promote, establish, and develop proposals, programs, and procedures to enhance services in the juvenile justice system; consults with boards of supervisors, juvenile court judges, probation officers, and juvenile institutional administrators on the planning, construction, and operation of institutions operated by counties for the care, treatment, and training of delinquent youths; inspects jails and other existing institutions for conformance to law and State standards and makes recommendations; consults and advises on new locations and on architectural plans for juvenile institutions, including the proper provisions for segregation, recreational, medical, clinical, and school facilities; advises and assists in the development of administrative record-keeping systems; provides consultation services to county boards of supervisors, county administrators, superior court judges, chief probation officers, etc., for the development, implementation, and operation of State subsidized local criminal justice programs; and dictates correspondence.
In the California state service:
1. One year performing juvenile classification or treatment duties of a class comparable in level of responsibility to that of a Treatment Team Supervisor. or
2. Three years performing juvenile classification or treatment duties of a class comparable in level of responsibility to that of a Parole Agent I, Youth Authority.
Experience: Three years of experience, including two years in a supervisory, staff, or consultant capacity in developing community delinquency prevention programs or organizing community groups for service to youth or coordinating services of community agencies or service groups, in one or more of the following fields:
1. In probation or parole services. or
2. In community organization services. or
3. In a setting of juvenile hall or resident institution for youth, with experience at a level not less than assistant superintendent. or
4. In law enforcement with experience at a level not less than sergeant. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college.
Knowledge of: California laws relating to the administration of juvenile justice; policies, standards, rules, organization, program, and purposes of the Youthful Offender Parole Board and the Department of the Youth Authority; causes, nature, extent treatment, and prevention of juvenile delinquency; principles and procedures used in the development of coordinated community programs; modern methods of management of institutions for the care, treatment, and training of neglected or delinquent youths; minimum standards for buildings and arrangements suitable for juvenile halls, homes, ranches, camps, and forestry camps; the relationship of county-operated institutions for neglected or delinquent youths to other child care agencies in the community; statutes relating to juvenile delinquency and its control; administrative, organizational, and technical problems of juvenile courts, juvenile justice commissions, police departments, probation departments, probation committees, and juvenile halls, camps, ranches, and homes; organizations, facilities, and services available to youth; clinical psychology, mental hygiene, guidance, and counseling procedures as related to juvenile delinquency; literature on delinquency and modern trends in delinquency prevention; survey methods; principles of community organizations.
Ability to: Plan, organize, administer, coordinate, and evaluate delinquency prevention and control programs; develop training programs; analyze, interpret, and write program guidelines; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of the work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; speak before public and private groups; write technical reports.
Demonstrated capability and creativity in planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating juvenile delinquency prevention programs and/or community corrections and control programs; demonstrated ability to work with neighborhood and community organizations; willingness to travel and work irregular hours; tact; patience; firmness; and neat personal appearance.
Paid or volunteer work in a community with emphasis on youth activities.
Minimum age for appointment is 21 years of age.
Citizenship Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a), in order to be a peace officer, a person must be either a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. Citizenship. Any permanent resident alien who is employed as a peace officer shall be disqualified from holding that position if his/her application for citizenship is denied.
Felony Disqualification: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1029, persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers except as provided under Welfare and Institutions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Article 8, Section 1179(b), or Division 2.5, Chapter 1, Article 4, Section 1772(b). Except as provided for by these statutes, persons convicted of a felony are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in this class.
Firearm Conviction Disqualification: Anyone who is restricted for employment-related purposes from accessing, possessing, carrying, receiving, or having under his/her control a firearm or ammunition under all applicable State or Federal laws is ineligible for appointment to any position in this classification.
Background Investigation: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1029.1, persons successful in peace officer examinations shall be required to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to appointment. Persons who have previously undergone a Youth Authority background investigation may be required to undergo only a partial background investigation.
Medical Requirement: Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031, persons appointed to a peace officer class shall undergo a medical examination to determine that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job safely and effectively.
Training Requirements: Under provisions of Penal Code Section 832, successful completion of a training course in laws of arrest, search and seizure, and in firearms and chemical agents is a requirement for permanent status in this classification.