Redding
  • Full Time
  • Shasta County , Redding
  • Aug 9, 2020

County of Shasta

JOB DUTIES

THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR

JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER I/II

JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER I: $3,013 FLAT RATE MONTHLY/ $17.38 FLAT RATE HOURLY*
JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER II: $3,164-$4,038 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $18.25-$23.30 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining
Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases*
Please visit http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx

WRITTEN EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 2020

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

FINAL FILING DATE: AUGUST 9, 2020 AT 5:00 PM

ABOUT THE POSITION

Juvenile Detention Officer I and Juvenile Detention Officer II:

Under supervision, to learn to provide for the counseling, care, welfare and custody of juveniles at the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility and promote rehabilitation of juvenile offenders through evidence- or research-based practices; and to perform related work as required.

SPECIAL NOTE: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired. Availability for day, swing, and graveyard shifts is required.

ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY
Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small town atmosphere.  With its natural beauty, diversified culture, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
The Probation Department conducts pre-sentence investigations, prepares pre-sentence reports, and makes placement recommendations for juveniles and adults accused of felonies. Following sentencing, the department monitors all individuals given terms of probation. The major divisions and “core” functions of the department are adult and juvenile intake, and adult and juvenile supervision.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Juvenile Detention Officer I and Juvenile Detention Officer II: Under supervision, to learn to provide for the counseling, care, welfare and custody of juveniles at the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility and promote rehabilitation of juvenile offenders through evidence- or research-based practices; and to perform related work as required.

SPECIAL NOTE: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired. Availability for day, swing, and graveyard shifts is required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Juvenile Detention Officer I: This is the entry level Peace Officer position within this classification series. After approximately one year of successful service, successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and at the discretion of the department, an individual may be promoted to a Juvenile Detention Officer II.

Juvenile Detention Officer II: This is the journey level Peace Officer position within this classification series. Incumbents are expected to perform assigned tasks with a high degree of independence and good judgment. Successful completion of one year as a Juvenile Detention Officer I and successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved PC 832 training is required.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Juvenile Detention Officer I: Plans, organizes and supervises programs for a group of juveniles, including such activities as housekeeping chores, personal hygiene, meals, and recreational activities; conducts individual, group and family discussions to promote rehabilitation and reduce recidivism through the use of evidence- or research-based practices; assists juveniles to gain insight into themselves and their relationships with others; takes proper action for non-cooperating juveniles; maintains effective discipline and instructs in acceptable behavior and pro-social activities and communication; maintains visual surveillance and follows prescribed measures for institutional security; maintains necessary logs, records, and reports; admits and releases juveniles upon proper authority; communicates with parents, probation officers, police, and other individuals as required; explains the purposes and procedures of the facility; remains alert for potential problems and takes measures to reduce tensions and avoid possible violence; assigned to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility and is available to work all shifts.

Juvenile Detention Officer II: Same as Juvenile Detention Officer I, additionally: may assist in training new staff; may act as lead officer of a shift.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Juvenile Detention Officer I:

Knowledge of: Factors which influence human behavior; juvenile delinquency; good physical and mental health and hygiene; pro-social behavior among adolescents.

Ability to: Learn and apply the practices and procedures of evidence-based or research-based practices, including motivational interviewing techniques used in detention and custody of juveniles; respond constructively to behavior problems and gain the cooperation of juveniles; demonstrate positive role modeling; respond calmly and appropriately to emergency and crisis situations; plan and direct a group of juveniles in work, meal, education, and leisure time activities; learn to anticipate and prevent acts of violence to persons and property; learn applicable medical terminology and to deliver medications; write clear and concise log entries and reports; follow oral and written directions; demonstrate effective judgment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain a professional demeanor.

These standards are typically attained with possession of at least a High School diploma (or its equivalent). Applicants must demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to perform those duties as described above.

Juvenile Detention Officer II:

Knowledge of: Factors which influence human behavior; juvenile delinquency; good physical and mental health and hygiene; pro-social behavior among adolescents.

Ability to: Learn and apply the practices and procedures used in detention and custody of juveniles; respond constructively to behavior problems and gain the cooperation of juveniles; demonstrate positive role modeling; respond calmly and appropriately to emergency and crisis situations; plan and direct a group of juveniles in work, meal, education, and leisure time activities; learn to anticipate and prevent acts of violence to persons and property; learn applicable medical terminology and to deliver medications; write clear and concise log entries and reports; follow oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; demonstrate effective judgment; maintain a professional demeanor.

These standards are typically attained with one year of experience comparable to that of a Juvenile Detention Officer I with Shasta County and successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and a POST approved PC 832 training, or one year of equivalent experience as a Juvenile Detention Officer I in other California law enforcement agencies.

Note: Completion of First Aid and CPR training are desirable.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have completed 30 units of course work at an accredited college and had one year of related job experience.  Completion of the PC832 (Arrest, Search, and Seizure) training, First Aid and CPR training are desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Juvenile Detention Officer and Juvenile Detention Officer II:

  • Applicant must possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • An individual with a felony conviction may not be employed in this classification.
  • Persons working in this position must be willing to physically intervene with out-of-control minors to protect self, other staff, and other minors.
  • Physical agility and endurance requirements established by the Board of State and Community Corrections must be met.
  • An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working as a peace officer in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired, including psychological and polygraph examinations.
  • All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application

  1. Do you have one year of experience as a Juvenile Detention Officer? Yes/No
  2. If yes to #1, in which agency did you obtain this experience? If no, please type “N/A”.
  3. Have you completed the basic CORE class? Yes/No
  4. If yes to #3, in what year and at which educational facility did you complete this course? If no, please type “N/A”.
  5. Have you completed PC832 training? Yes/No
  6. If yes to #5, in what year and at which educational facility did you complete this course? If no, please type “N/A”.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk; hear; stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

Persons working in this position must be willing to physically intervene with out-of-control minors to protect self, other staff, and other minors.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works outside in various weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
• Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
• Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General.
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 7.25% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at Employee Benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on August 9, 2020. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

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Job Summary

Worksite City: Redding

Wages / Salary: $17.38 - $23.30 APPROXIMATE HOURLY

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Leave

Number of hours/week: 40

Contract Status: Regular

Job closes on: 2020-08-09

Requirements

Driver's License Required: Yes

DMV History:

FMCSA Medical Card Required:

Certifications: Completion of First Aid and CPR training are desirable

Education Level: High School Diploma or equivalent

Ways to apply

Apply on our company's website: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm

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