Probation Work Crew Supervisor - Extra-Help

  • Sonoma County, CA
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Probation
  • Salary: $33.52 - $40.75 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Information

Landscaping - Maintenance - Skilled Trades

The County of Sonoma Probation Department seeks qualified individuals interested in working with and supervising work crews.

Starting s
alary up to $37.94/Hour*

The Supervised Adult Crew (SAC) Program is a detention alternative program whereby adult offenders complete jail terms by working on crews throughout the community, and facilitates weekend crews for juvenile probation youth. By working on projects throughout the community and completing government and non-profit projects, program participants build a sense of community, learn work skills, and enhance their community.

As a Probation Work Crew Supervisor, you will be responsible forcarrying out assigned maintenance, landscape, construction, and industrial production projects; timeframe estimates; and acting as a Probation Department representative. Assigned projects vary based on project specifications and/or building codes, individual expertise, crew composition, and if the use of skilled workers and project managers is required.

Ideal candidates will possess a combination of the following:
  • Supervisory experience managing a diverse group of people
  • Experience ensuring OSHA compliance
  • Coursework and/or experience in project management
  • Corrections experience, working directly with offenders
  • Experience towing trailers, operating small equipment, and using power and hand tools
  • Journey-level experience in one or more skilled trades such as carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical, general engineering, or landscaping
  • Ability to work on Saturdays and Sundays

Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Intermittent, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most regular employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations.Intermittent, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of 1,380 hours within any twelve month consecutive period.Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for aCounty contribution toward medical coverage.

This recruitment is being conducted to fill multiple, intermittent extra-help openings in the Probation Department Supervised Adult Crew Division.

The Civil Service title for this position is Probation Industries Crew Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Normally, this would include one year of full-time experience supervising offenders in a correctional facility and/or experience in carrying out semiskilled maintenance, landscape, construction, or industrial production projects. Coursework or experience in project management, as well as licensure as a general contractor, a landscape contractor, or journey-level experience in one or more skilled trades such as carpentry, plumbing, masonry, or electrical is desired.
License:Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Background Requirement:Incumbents shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in a federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony if committed in this state, nor be under current formal probation supervision.
Candidates certified for employment must be willing to undergo an in-depth background investigation including a psychological evaluation, criminal history check, and a medical examination, and may be subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration regulations, 49 CFR 382, et. al.
Citizenship Requirement:Permanent resident aliens who wish to be employed as peace officers must apply for citizenship prior to application for such employment. Permanent resident aliens must cooperate with the U.S. Department of Immigration in meeting all requirements for U.S. citizenship or they shall be disqualified for peace officer status.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:typical offender behavior patterns and methods of controlling behavior problems and disturbances; techniques and skills necessary to provide the leadership role in supervising, directing, and instructing the activities of offenders; project management including cost estimating for construction projects, materials, time frames, and equipment; construction practices and the properties of materials used in erecting, installing, repairing, and removing diverse structures or structural parts, pipelines, and/or landscape development and maintenance; building codes and occupational safety and health practices and procedures related to construction and maintenance activities; the proper use and care of various hand and power tools to complete construction, maintenance, and landscaping work; principles of written and oral communication and report writing techniques, including language mechanics, syntax, and English composition; and advanced first aid techniques and practices, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Ability to:make and record detailed observations; read blueprints and specifications; supervise work of offenders; keep accurate records related to project costs, labor, time, and materials; exercise good judgment and decision making and adopt an effective course of action in an emergency situation, with limited to no supervision; effectively supervise a group of offenders engaged in various construction, industrial, and maintenance work activities; acquire and maintain the respect of offenders and fellow staff toward maintaining firm control in individual and group situations; maintain a cooperative working environment and provide positive motivation to offender crews; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, County departments, community agencies, and representatives; work outdoors for extended periods under varying weather conditions; work different shifts, weekends, and holidays; interpret and enforce institutional rules, regulations, and other policies with firmness, tact, and impartiality; observe inmates and anticipate and avert problems; effectively control, direct, and instruct inmates individually and in groups; prepare written reports; physically apprehend and/or restrain offenders in the line of duty.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
  • Please visit Getting a Jobwith the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal (pass/not pass) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's combination of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position to ensure satisfaction of the minimum qualifications for this position.Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications for the position will be placed on an extra-help employment list and referred to the department. The department may contact candidates from the employment list who possess the most appropriate job-related qualifications for further consideration.


It is the policy of law enforcement/legal offices and departments, in the County of Sonoma, that job candidates complete a thorough background investigation process prior to employment. This policy is imperative in order to keep the department's employees and the public safe, and to maintain high standards in the law enforcement community. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

The background investigation will include a thorough assessment of a candidate's personal, employment, educational, criminal, and credit history. The investigation may include, but is not necessarily limited to: use of prescription and/or other drugs, reports from former employers, friends, family members, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, credit reports, court reports, public records search, and/or other relevant sources. Candidates must be honest and forthcoming about information that may arise during the background process. Deception during any portion of this process is grounds for disqualification, even after employment.

All candidates will be required to take a pre-employment medical examination. The pre-employment medical examination will include drug testing as part of the medical examination for all applicants and for all current employees who are offered employment with the Offices/Departments. Additionally, candidates may be required to take a pre-employment psychological examination. The results of these examinations and the background investigation shall be confidential and shall not be available to the candidate for review. Failure to pass the background investigation will eliminate a candidate from the employment process. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.

Issues that arise during the investigation process will be assessed, and judgment and discretion will be used to determine the employability of the candidate. Where there is evidence of a candidate's past use of controlled substances, many factors shall be used to determine the employability of the individual such as pattern of use, kind of drug used, circumstances of the start of the drug use, treatment, behavior, and attitude since discontinuance, etc. Please note that a history of using controlled substances does not result in automatic disqualification from the selection process. Prior to disqualifying any candidate whose profile falls within the provisions of the policy, the candidate shall be given the opportunity to present any and all evidence of mitigating facts which the candidate feels should be considered by the hiring authority.


Applications are accepted on-line at . Paper applications may be submitted inperson, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

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Job Address

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