Chief Deputy, Probation Officer
Butte County, CA - Chico, CA

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Under the general administrative direction of the Chief Probation Officer, organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises the activities and operations of an assigned division within the Probation Department; coordinates divisional activities with other Probation divisions, County departments, and outside agencies or organizations; provides professional, administrative and technical support, and consultation to the Chief Probation Officer.

Essential Job Functions:

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

· Accepts administrative and management responsibility for activities, operations and services of an assigned division in the department, as well as special projects for other divisions or the department.

· Oversees and participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the assigned divisions objectives, policies, and procedures; ensures that divisional goals are achieved.

· Plans, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned projects and responsibilities and special projects from the Chief Probation Officer; provides administrative and technical direction and support to probation staff involved in the project and/or other division managers.

· Participates in the development of division budgets; participates in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, materials, and supplies; discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff; implements adjustments as necessary.

· Supervises assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns cases and projects; counsels, coaches, trains and instructs employees as required. Conducts and submits written evaluations of subordinate staff.

· Oversees and participates in the preparation of grant applications for Federal and State funding; identifies and implements new grant opportunities, if applicable.

· Reviews, edits and revises a variety of legal and court documents, summaries and reports; determines approval or disapproval of court reports.

· Researches current laws, sentencing guidelines, legislation and statutes; reviews cases and assists department staff with casework and development; collaborates and coordinates with outside agencies; interviews witnesses and family members; prepares contracts and issues notice to appear; interprets complex sentencing rules or custody credit calculations.

· Attends a variety of meetings with supervisors, managers and department heads; prepares agendas and other related documents; enters data into computer electronic and manual record systems.

· Collects data and prepares statistical reports and information; reviews and validates data for a variety of programs.

· Represents department during court proceedings; responds to inquiries; provides information and assistance within the scope of designated authority; reviews and resolves client complaints; performs crisis intervention as required.

· Coordinates with various agencies providing rehabilitative services; assists with development of treatment plans in conjunction with behavioral health, social services and other related agencies.

· Prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary documents or correspondence to appropriate boards, groups, and/or committees.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Social or Behavioral Sciences or related field.

· Five (5) years of experience in a California County Probation Department or California Corrections Facility including three (3) years supervisory experience.

· A valid State of California driver's license is required.

· Must obtain and maintain a valid California 832 Peace Officer Certificate.

· Employees hired into this classification must file statements of economic interest with the Butte County Clerk/Recorder.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

· Working conditions are various office, home and County facility settings; involves the potential for high stress levels and exposure to hostile situations; some non-standard work hours are required.

· Must work with a highly manipulative, questionably motivated and psychologically challenging client population; must be able to maintain professional composure and effectiveness.