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:
Experience:
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.

Education:
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.

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

Certificates:
  • 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:
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