Chief Probation Officer

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Nov 13, 2019
Full Time CORRECTIONS Probation Public Safety
  • Salary: $163,770.36 - $219,468.00 Annually

Job Description

The Position

Contra Costa County is seeking a Chief Probation Officerto serve as the department head for theProbation Department.The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing a large workforce of dedicated probation professionals. A strong ethical compass and a commitment to the professional development and well-being of the department's employees is required. The Chief Probation Officer will be politically savvy yet apolitical and will have in-depth experience in organizational and personnel management including setting priorities, holding staff accountable, and moving the department forward in a fast-paced environment. The next Chief Probation Officer is expected to embrace evidence-based programs that induce cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation in those being supervised.

A critical success factor for the Chief Probation Officer will be the proven ability to bring people with varied interests together to discuss and come to agreement on important and complex issues affecting the department. In particular, continuing to successfully Chair the Community Correction Partnership and fully engage its members, the community, justice partners, and local law enforcement agencies is critical to the wellbeing of the department.

The Chief Probation Officer leads approximately 350 full time employees and is charged with implementing pragmatic administrative and policy initiatives according to the Department's strategic plan. As the legal landscape of probation administration continues to change in California, the Chief Probation Officer will play a major role in working with the District Attorney's Office, the Superior Court, the County Board of Supervisors, and the various local law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County to deliver new policies and procedures that serve the best interest of the public, particularly those on juvenile probation.

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Final filing date:First review of applications: December 18, 2019

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