County of Alameda

Alameda County, California, was established in 1853. The County was created from the territory of two counties created in 1850: Contra Costa and Santa Clara. It was given the local name for the region, Alameda, which translated loosely as "a grove of poplars." The County enjoys a varied geography ranging from urban marinas to rolling open spaces to hillside lakes and streams. Alameda is the seventh most populous county in California, and has 14 incorporated cities and several unincorporated communities. The total population is estimated to be 1,510,271 as of April 2010, a 4.6% increase from April 2000. During the same time period, California's population rose 10%. Oakland is the seat of County government and the largest city.

Alameda County is characterized by rich diversity and culture. Population growth has occurred with the natural net increase of births over deaths, but also from substantial immigration, and Alameda County is now one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the Bay Area and the nation. The 2010 Census shows that there is no majority racial or ethnic group in Alameda County. Compared to the 2000 Census, the Black / African American population decreased countywide by 11%, the Asian population increased by 31%, and the Hispanic population increased by 23%. According to the California Department of Education, 53 languages were spoken by English language learners in the K-12 public school systems in Alameda County in 2008-09.

 

   

134 job(s) at County of Alameda

County of Alameda
Oct 22, 2020
County of Alameda
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County of Alameda
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County of Alameda
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County of Alameda
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County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 21, 2020
Alameda County Alameda, California, United States
Oct 21, 2020
Full Time
Introduction THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line. DESCRIPTION MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Alameda County Probation Department is to protect the public safety by providing supervision, services, support and opportunities to our clients on behalf of the people of Alameda County through quality supervision, leadership, services and effective partnerships. THE AGENCY The Alameda County Probation Department is an essential element of the County's system of public protection and human services. The Department's role is to reduce the impact of crime in the community by providing accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations to the Courts, providing community-based sanctions and treatment for offenders, and working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and community organizations with similar objectives. The Department provides a wide range of mandated and discretionary investigative, advisory, and supervisory services to adult and juvenile probationers pursuant to State law and the County Charter. THE POSITION Under direction, to supervise and guide a unit of Deputy Probation Officers engaged in function(s) such as pre-sentence investigations, home supervision, supervision of adult or juvenile offenders or out-of-home placement of wards of the Juvenile Court; and to do related work as required. Click HERE for the full job description THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a successful track record of having: Knowledge of evidence-based practices and trends in the criminal justice field. The ability to train and develop staff. A thorough knowledge of Adult and Juvenile Probation laws, policy and procedures. Strong leadership skills with a track record of successful team-building which includes developing direction and structure for subordinates to facilitate accomplishment of identified goals. Solid experience in managing work groups by coaching, instructing and advising subordinates, assigning and delegating work-load and tracking and evaluating performance. Remarkable organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and accomplish multiple projects simultaneously, take prompt action to achieve objectives as well as identify issues as they arise and address them proactively. A proven track record as a prudent decision maker, with a history of choosing the appropriate courses of action by considering all implications and consequences, committing to action and ensuring successful implementation. The ability to identify and understand complex problems and concepts, analyze information and exercise good judgment based on available data, design solutions to problems, and formulate and articulate action plans. Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. AND EITHER I Experience: The equivalent of five years of full-time experience in a Probation Department classification equivalent to, or higher than, the class of Deputy Probation Officer II in the Alameda County classified service. OR II Experience: The equivalent of five years of professional, full-time correctional casework experience at the level of Deputy Probation Officer II in a probation, law enforcement agency, parole agency, or correctional institution. Substitution: Possession of a master's degree or above may be substituted for two years of the required experience. Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Possession of an automobile may be required. Good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines and qualification for automotive insurance. Persons appointed to positions in this classification in the Probation Department must meet the minimum requirements for Peace Officer (Section 1031 Government Code), which includes being a U.S. citizen or applied for citizenship one year prior to submission of application for employment. Any felony conviction is disqualifying. NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies: Knowledge of: Interviewing techniques. Employee supervision and appraisal techniques. Intermediate math. Basic math plus fractions, decimals and percentages. State, Federal and local statutes, ordinances, regulations, rules, policies and procedures. Departmental policies and philosophy. Trends in correctional field. Evidence-based probation supervision practices. Ability to: Communicate effectively with a variety of people of various educational and socio-cultural backgrounds. Demonstrate effective public speaking skills, including planning and preparation of material and effective presentation. Effectively apply interviewing and listening skills. Read, interpret and apply complex legal and behavioral science information relating to criminal justice process. Access and implement training and learning theory techniques. Deal effectively with subordinates and superiors in a fair manner. Motivate subordinates. Coordinate work with others. Implement new policies and procedures. Set goals and objectives and establish priorities. Be flexible and tolerant in adjusting to changes in workload and assignments. Effectively set and meet deadlines. Demonstrate self-restraint, judgment and strategy in dealing with a variety of people, adversaries and advocates under varying situations, conditions and circumstances. Define problems, collect information, establish facts, evaluate alternative solutions, draw valid conclusions and select and act on the best alternative. Use community resources to meet the needs of clients. Write clearly, accurately and concisely and use grammatically correct English to convey ideas in written reports, letters and memoranda. Edit reports written by subordinates to ensure a clear, accurate and concise product. Provide consultation, regarding family system analysis and interpersonal relations analysis. Decision making, coach staff and model leadership behavior. Effectively utilize self defense techniques. Effectively utilize a firearm. EXAMINATION COMPONENTS The examination will consist of the following steps: Closing Date/Time: 11/13/2020 5:00:00 PM
County of Alameda
Oct 20, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 20, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 20, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 20, 2020
County of Alameda
Oct 20, 2020