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Under direction, either (1) in a region of the State adult parole program, to act as a Deputy Regional Administrator; or (2) in headquarters, manages a staff in parole and correctional program services, studying, developing, and implementing programs, techniques, and procedures for inclusion in the statewide parole program; and to do other related work.
As a Deputy Regional Administrator participates in planning, organizing, and directing the Regional Parole Program; selects and trains supervisory staff, evaluates their performance, and takes or recommends appropriate action; assists in the formulation and implementation of parole policies; represents the division in contacts with other governmental agencies, and with other individuals and organizations; prepares reports.
As principal assistant in the Parole and Community Services Division, Headquarters Unit, formulates policy, reviews program design and implements policies and programs; supervises staff; reviews issue papers, legislative bill analyses, operational plans and budget change proposals; represents the Division with the Board of Prison Terms and the Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority and other public agencies; participates in planning of State operated community based facilities; coordinates statewide anti-narcotic testing program; and conducts special studies necessary for the administration of the Department of Correction's parole program.
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Parole Administrator I, Adult Parole.
Experience: Two years of supervisory or administrative experience in casework at a correctional facility or in probation or parole work. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must be at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Parole Agent III, Adult Parole.) and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. Registration as a senior in a recognized institution will admit applicants to the examination but they must produce evidence of graduation or its equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for not more than two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles, techniques, and trends in parole and correctional casework; methods used and problems involved in the supervision and rehabilitation of parolees/releasees/inmates; laws pertaining to prisons, probation, and parole; organization and functions of the California Department of Corrections and paroling authorities; principles and methods of making investigations and obtaining evidence; organizations, facilities, and services of public and private welfare and employment agencies available to parolees/releasees; functions and procedures of State, county, and local law enforcement agencies; court procedures required in dealing with violations and conditions of parole; Federal and interstate parole procedures; vocational and educational counseling; employment conditions and opportunities in California and of facilities available for instruction, training, and placement of parolees/releasees/inmates; principles and techniques of personnel management and supervision; principles of organization, public administration, and budgeting; the Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the process available to meet affirmative action objectives; and the collective bargaining process.
Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of others; speak and write effectively and secure the cooperation of individuals and agencies interested in placement and parole work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; prepare reports; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Interest in and enthusiasm for working with parolees/releasees/inmates; demonstrated supervisory and administrative ability; demonstrated ability to work effectively with representatives of varying levels of government; normal or corrected to normal hearing, not less than 15/15 acuity; physical ability to effectively carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Existing law provides that persons convicted of a felony are disqualified from employment as peace officers. Such persons are not eligible to compete for, or be appointed to, positions in this class.
Under the provisions of Penal Code Section 832, persons selected as Parole Agents with the California Department of Corrections undergo a formal, comprehensive training course in laws of arrest, search and seizure, firearms, and chemical agents at the California Department of Corrections' training academy. Successful completion of the training program is a requirement for permanent status as a Parole Agent.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(d), all persons successful in this examination who are not peace officers with the California Department of Corrections shall be required to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
Pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(a), in order to be appointed to a peace officer position a person must be either a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for United States citizenship at least one year prior to the final filing date for an examination. The one-year requirement does not apply to permanent resident aliens who have applied for employment prior to their 19th birthday.
Minimum age for appointment: 21 years pursuant to Government Code Section 1031(b). Birthday must be stated on the application.
Applicants for positions in the class are required to pass a drug screening test. (The drug screening test will be waived for employees who are currently in a designated "Sensitive" class for which drug testing is required under State Personnel Board Rule 213. )