DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER III
Under general direction, to serve as a unit supervisor responsible for supervising, training, scheduling and evaluating the work of a group of subordinate probation officers; and/or to perform the most difficult, complex and specialized probation casework; direct and supervise subordinate group supervisors and/or Probation Aides; to serve as a member of the Department's supervisory team; and to do other work as required.
This is the first line supervisor and super-journey level class. Incumbents in this class either serve as a unit supervisor or perform the most complex, difficult and specialized casework. Incumbents in this class may be appointed to serve as a Deputy Supervising Probation Officer III responsible for supervising, training, scheduling and evaluating the work of a group of probation officers. Incumbents are expected to rotate within the various assignments and to serve as the division director in the absence of the Probation Division Director. Positions in this class may travel within the State and work a nontraditional work week. Incumbents are required to annually complete mandated Standards and Training for Corrections program requirements. Employees must complete the Supervisor Core Training as mandated by the Corrections Standards Authority within the first year of hire.
This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Probation Division Director in that the latter is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the work of a division of the Probation Department.
Plans, assigns, trains, reviews and evaluates the work of Deputy Probation Officers, paraprofessional and clerical support staff engaged in pre-sentence dispositional investigations, juvenile and adult supervision, juvenile placement, work furlough, electronic surveillance, specialized intensive casework and other probation services; supervise the Pre-Trial Services Unit; establishes performance standards, provides models, examples and resource materials for subordinates; provides consultation and guidance to peers and staff to solve difficult casework problems; implements new programs, grants or specially funded projects; prepares and updates procedural manuals; develops procedures and forms; serves as a member of the Department's supervisory team; may serve as an Assistant Division Director in their absence, as assigned;.; reviews and edits complex court investigative reports; conducts the most complex and difficult dispositional or pre-sentence investigations of adults and juveniles, prepares evaluations of the offender and the circumstance of the offense, and makes determinate sentencing and other recommendations focusing on protection of the community and rehabilitation and potential behavior modification of the offender; in conjunction with direct service providers, writes treatment plans for offenders in the areas of medical, mental health, employment, education and substance abuse; assesses the effectiveness of treatment plans and keeps direct service providers apprised of progress or problems; serves as an information and referral source for offenders; assesses children and families for risk factors that could lead to out-of-home placement; provides placement prevention services; places and monitors wards in out-of-home care; composes and dictates complex reports and correspondence for the Courts; manages a difficult and complex specialized caseload, domestic violence, electronic surveillance and other probation services; keeps abreast of changes in the laws and regulations and makes appropriate changes to work processes; assists in planning and implementing intra-departmental workflow, and policy and procedural changes; coordinates work with other professionals such as social workers, psychiatrists, therapists, district attorneys, public defenders, educators, medical specialists and others; serves as a departmental representative at community meetings, committees and task forces; explains and interprets department programs and policies to the public; evaluates units' systems and operations and recommends and assists in implementing automated systems; attends meetings and conferences; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer.
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Working Knowledge of:
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Training and Experience
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
· Employees must complete the Supervisor Core Training as mandated by the Corrections Standards Authority within the first year of hire.
Bargaining Unit: General
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 68
Worker's Comp Code: 0285