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Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct, and supervise the operation of a regional field office or a major organizational unit in the Headquarters' office of the Department of the Youth Authority or the Youthful Offender Parole Board; and to do other related work.
As a regional administrator, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the operation of a geographical region; develops and implements operational policies and procedures; recommends policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting a variety of local criminal justice programs; directs and supervises staff who monitor county subvention programs; inspects juvenile halls, jails, county camps, and other local correctional institutions for the application and enforcement of State standards; resolves disagreements between the Department and local government resulting from such inspections; develops and maintains good working relationships with administrators and judges in local governmental agencies, the private sector, and community-based delinquency prevention programs; selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates performance of staff; evaluates and presents budget estimates and requests. As an administrator of a major organizational unit, develops operational policies, regulations, guidelines, and procedures; plans, organizes, directs, and supervises staff involved in such areas as planning, program review, development of standards, resource development, other programs of comparable complexity, or administers the parole violation/appeal program for the Youthful Offender Parole Board; interprets departmental policy; recommends and implements program changes; chairs high level task forces which impact major departmental programs and policies; addresses legislative groups and State and local entities on departmental policies, plans, and programs; serves as departmental representative with other governmental agencies; selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates performance of staff; and as assigned, represents the Department in negotiations with other governmental jurisdictions.
In the California Department of the Youth Authority or the Youthful Offender Parole Board either:
1. One year of experience performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility not less than that of a Community Services Consultant; a Board Coordinating Parole Agent, Youthful Offender Parole Board; or a Staff Services Manager II. or
2. Two years of experience performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility not less than that of a Staff Services Manager I; a Parole Agent II, Youth Authority; or a Treatment Team Supervisor.
Experience: Three years of supervisory, administrative, or staff work in a correctional rehabilitation program for youthful offenders or a delinquency prevention program which included participation in program and policy formulation and procedure development. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must be performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility not less than that of a Staff Services Manager I; a Parole Agent II, Youth Authority; or a Treatment Team Supervisor.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of administration, organization, and management; budgeting and personnel management; a manager's/supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment; administration of collective bargaining agreements and grievance handling; the Department's labor-management relations policies; principles and practices in the administration of facilities and programs for the care, treatment, and custody of youthful offenders including minimal ward due process rights; California laws and rules relating to youthful offenders; purposes, policies, and practices of the Department of the Youth Authority and the Youthful Offender Parole Board; causes of delinquency; principles, techniques, and trends in delinquency prevention and rehabilitation, parole, and social casework with youthful offenders; principles, techniques, and resources used in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating treatment and rehabilitation or delinquency prevention programs and coordinated community programs; concepts and methodology used in planning and evaluation.
Ability to: Supervise, plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of others; effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment; effectively represent the Department's position on collective bargaining agreements; interpret and apply collective bargaining agreements and effectively respond to employee grievances; formulate program plans for custody and treatment of youthful offenders, delinquency prevention, and training; establish and maintain effective working relationships; apply creativity in the development of programs; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; communicate effectively.
Demonstrated administrative ability; empathetic and objective understanding of the problems of delinquent youth and delinquency prevention; and a specific interest and enthusiasm for the rehabilitation of youthful offenders.
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.