Under administrative direction from the Assistant Deputy Director, Institutions and Camps Branch, Southern or Northern Division (CEA III), is responsible for the administration of a Department of the Youth Authority camp; establishes policy for and directs the overall planning, organizing, and evaluating of all care and treatment, custody and security, safety and discipline, education, feeding, recreation, and forestry work programs and medical services for the youthful offenders; and does other related work.
Manages a progressive program for the classification, treatment, discipline, assignment, custody, safety, education, recreation, and forestry work of youthful offenders; monitors and evaluates camp operations and programs; prepares reports to the Assistant Deputy Director, Institutions and Camps, regarding camp activities; provides for the effective individual treatment and training of youthful offenders through subordinates; arranges for the reception of youthful offenders and makes recommendations to the Youthful Offender Parole Board for their transfer, parole, or discharge; ensures the protection of due process for youthful offenders under the care and treatment of the camp through the Ward Rights Program; reviews decisions and hears appeals under the Disciplinary Decision Making System (DDMS); recruits, selects, trains, evaluates, and disciplines staff; is the delegated appointing authority for the camp; determines and justifies budgetary needs of the camp; meets with parents, relatives, and others concerned with the youthful offender's welfare; as requested, represents the Director and/or Department in the local community; carries on a public service/public information program to keep the community informed as to the programs and goals of the Youth Authority in general and the camp in particular; and ensures staff and youthful offender's involvement in community service, victims services, and free venture programs as facilities and resources allow.
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to a Supervisor of Academic Instruction (Correctional Facility); Captain, Youth Authority; Community Services Consultant; Supervising Casework Specialist I, Youth Authority; Business Manager II; Parole Agent II, Youth Authority (Specialist); or Parole Agent II, Youth Authority (Supervisor).
Experience: Three years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, or staff capacity in planning, organizing, and directing a program or major phase of a program for the treatment and training of youthful offenders. [Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must be one year performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility not less than that of a Parole Agent II, Youth Authority (Specialist).] (Graduate work in criminal justice, education, psychology, sociology, social work, or public administration may be substituted for not more than one year of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Attitudes, problems, behavior, techniques, methods, and trends in the treatment and training of youthful offenders; psychology of youthful offenders; principles and practices in the administration of facilities for the treatment and training of youthful offenders; laws and regulations governing State correc- tional institutions; principles and methods used in the custody, supervision, discipline, and security of youthful offenders; practices and techniques of recreation, and academic and vocational instruction as they relate to the training of youthful offenders; principles and techniques of personnel management, organization, administration, and supervision; administration of collective bargaining agreements and grievance handling; principles and practices of the Department's labor-management relations policies; Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act; 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; organization and functions of the Youth Authority and Youthful Offender Parole Board; departmental and institutional policies, relative to the Ward Rights Program (DDMS and Ward Grievance Procedures); principles of staff development.
Ability to: Formulate programs for the treatment, training, custody, discipline, and welfare of youthful offenders and apply current principles, techniques, and trends in the development of a treatment program for youthful offenders; interpret and apply laws, rules, policies, and procedures; review youthful offender case histories and interpret contents to staff; coordinate the custody and treatment programs; work effectively with staff and youth from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; plan, organize, and direct the work of others; inspire and elicit the respect and confidence of staff, youthful offenders, and the public; train, evaluate, and discipline subordinate staff; establish and maintain cooperative working relations with administrators and other staff members, public agencies, and professional groups; effectively represent the Department's position on collective bargaining agreements; interpret and apply collective bargaining agreements and effectively respond to employee grievances; effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment; recognize the benefits of volunteer services and develop meaningful ways to effectively involve volunteers in all aspects of the program; analyze data and situations accurately, draw logical conclusions, and implement an effective course of action; present ideas and information effectively; establish and maintain priorities; learn electronic word and data processing systems for information input and retrieval; think and act quickly and appropriately in emergencies.
Emotional maturity and stability; high moral standards; continuing satisfactory record as a law-abiding citizen; demonstrated leadership ability; tact; patience; reliability; respect for the dignity of individuals; empathy for and an objective understanding of the problems of youthful offenders in custody and a concern for their treatment and training; acceptance of the diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural groups represented by the youthful offenders in custody.
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.
Drug Testing Requirement: Applicants for positions in this class are required to pass a drug-screening test. (The drug-screening test will be waived for Department of the Youth Authority employees who are currently in a designated "sensitive" class for which drug testing is required under State Personnel Board Rule 213.)
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.