Juvenile Institutions Officer III

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Jan 16, 2019
Full Time Probation
  • Salary: $21.83 - $26.55 Hourly

Job Description

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Acts as the lead staff member in custodial units and may, on assignment, supervise special projects or programs affiliated with Juvenile Hall or alternative to custody programs.
  • Observe, assist, admit and release juveniles in accordance with prescribed procedures.
  • Orients juveniles to the routines, procedures, and rules of Juvenile Hall.
  • Supervises personal hygiene, table habits, care of clothing and living areas.
  • Teaches work skills and games and assists in planning and supervising recreational and leisure time.
  • Supervises and participates in housekeeping, maintenance and grounds activities with juveniles.
  • Observes and supervises juveniles while in custody, operated programs and during family visits.
  • Provides group and individual guidance as assigned and needed.
  • Enforces discipline and maintains security; writes incident, adjustments and release reports.
  • Transports juveniles to/from court, hospitals, and other facilities as necessary.
  • Works with probation officers, teaching staff, mental health staff and law enforcement personnel.
  • Use appropriate level of force, when necessary, for the purpose of stopping and/or restraining combative youth.
  • Serves as a lead worker on an assigned shift in planning and assigning the work of staff.
  • Assists in the supervision, training and providing input for evaluation of subordinate staff members; and
  • Performs supervisory and/or administrative duties in the absence of the Supervising Juvenile Institutions Officer.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two (2) years of full-time paid experience in supervising juveniles in an institutional setting including one (1) year equivalent to Juvenile Institutions Officer II in Merced County.

Completion of one (1) year of college. Full-time paid experience in an institutional setting may substitute for the required college units on a year-for-year basis.

Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

  • California Penal Code Section 832 requirements regarding arrest, search and seizure.
  • Possession of Board of Corrections Certificate for Juvenile Institutions Officers Core course and evidence of continued compliance with annual training requirements.
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates, which shall be kept current during employment.
Training/background which will meet the requirements of California Government Code Section 1029/1031.

Must be free from any physical, mental or emotional condition that might adversely affect the exercise of Peace Officer powers.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous