Probation Corrections Officer I at County of Riverside

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Riverside, California





Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Riverside County Probation Department is currently recruiting for Probation Corrections Officers to fill multiple vacancies throughout Riverside County. This recruitment is for full-timepositions.

Under direct supervision, receives training and acquires skills in supervising and caring for youths in detention and/or treatment facilities of the Riverside County Probation Department; and performs other related duties as required. Positions in this class are defined as peace officers in Section 830.5 of the California Penal Code and are subject to selection and training standards as defined by the California Government Code and the Board of State and Community Corrections.

The Probation Corrections Officer I is the entry-level and trainee classification within the Probation Corrections Officer series and typically reports to a Supervising Probation Officer. Incumbents are expected to have an aptitude for supervising the activities of a group of youths in a detention or treatment environment. Incumbents are assigned routine functions associated with the general operation of a living unit. The Probation Corrections Officer I differs from the Probation Corrections Officer II in that the latter are assigned the more difficult and complex counseling duties requiring an understanding of those factors affecting a minor's motivation and behavior.

Probation Corrections Officer I incumbents are eligible for promotion to Probation Corrections Officer II upon successful completion of their probationary period, which requires a satisfactory job performance evaluation and completion of the following: Probation Corrections Officer Core training, PC 832, First Aid, and CPR.

Meet the Team!

The Riverside County Probation Department is a progressive criminal justice agency that believes in continuous improvement, searching and applying evidence-based and best practices, using measurable outcomes to evaluate programs, and doing our utmost to fulfill our mission and make Riverside County a safe and law-abiding community for its citizens. We recognize the value of a qualified, professional, dynamic, and diverse workforce and in building an organization that reflects the progressive community we serve.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• In a training capacity: supervise the conduct and behavior of youths; maintain necessary order and discipline; direct the groups in constructive activities and imposes restrictions when necessary.

• Prepare daily behavior reports; attempt to modify antisocial behavior and assist youths in adjusting to detention situations; provide guidance on personal problems such as relationships with peers, parents, and school personnel.

• Instruct and encourage good manners, sportsmanship, and proper attitudes towards work, play, and citizenship; plan organized recreation and group activities.

• Maintain proper living standards and health habits through instruction on personal hygiene; maintain effective security and safety procedures within the unit at all times and remain constantly alert for attempts to escape.

• Supervise such leisure time activities as games (indoors and outside), athletics (indoors and outside), crafts, and when required, encourage participation of individuals not already engaged in these activities.

• Instruct in the rules of various games and in craft methods; referee games and organized tournaments.

• Prepare observation reports on youth's demeanor, behavior, appearance, interest, skills, progress, and needs; administer first aid when required.

• Keep the unit logs and other written information up to date; register and store personal belongings; search for weapons and other contraband; check for marks, bruises, and infections as required.

• Attend, participate, and pass courses in powers of arrest, search and seizure, and defensive tactics.

• Must be prepared to restrain and/or subdue hostile and/or violent juveniles, which may involve the use of pepper spray, physical force, participating in take downs, and/or the use of handcuffs.

• Use the computer to type reports, document youth activity/behavior, and retrieve data and information.

• Due to business and operational needs, staff may be assigned to a variety of assignments, facilities, offices, and schedules which includes rotating shifts (day, swing, graveyard, weekends, and holidays). Overtime may be required.

• Perform other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

OPTION I

Education: Completion of, or the ability to complete within six months of application date, 60 semester or 90 quarter units of college coursework from an accredited college or university or an associate degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None required.

OPTION II

Education: Must be a high school graduate, have obtained a G.E.D or passed a high school proficiency examination.

Experience:

1) Two years of Active Duty in the Armed Forces, National Guard or Reserves with an Honorable Discharge. You must attach a copy of your Member-4 Form DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or equivalent, indicating dates of service, to your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the form.

OR

2) Currently be serving in the military with at least two years of Active Duty in the Armed Forces, National Guard, or Reserves. Official Military documents verifying and specifying the Active-Duty dates and your current Military Orders indicating dates of service must be attached to your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the form.

OR

3) Two years of paid or volunteer experience in an organization providing oversight of youth or adults.

ALL OPTIONS

Applicants with uncompleted educational requirements may apply, test and proceed to background while in the process of completing the educational requirements. Applicant must complete educational requirements and submit proof of completion to the background investigator prior to receiving a conditional job offer. If this requirement cannot be met, applicant will be disqualified from the process.

Knowledge of: Individual and group counseling techniques; the development, needs and problems of detainees; methods and techniques of effective group supervision; facilities, rules, procedures, and policies relating to detention care and treatment of detainees standard health practices and first aid.

Ability to: Establish and maintain rapport with detainees; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of department staff, government, business, community officials, and community-based organizations; learn techniques for collaborative problem solving and for supervising and guiding groups of detainees under detention; learn and apply basic first aid techniques; exercise good judgment in stress situations; follow oral and written directions; speak and write effectively.

Legality for Employment:Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law.

Age: Candidates must attain the age of 21 years prior to the completion of the background process. Applicants aged 20½ years may apply for the position, test and proceed to the background process.

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Minimally qualified candidates will be required to pass a computerized assessment in order to be considered for this position. Candidates will be emailed instructions to self-schedule their exam appointment within a week of applying. There are no study materials available for this exam. Note: Correspondence will be sent via email and all candidates are encouraged to check their inboxes including spam/junk folders.

Prior to employment, candidates must successfully complete a thorough criminal background investigation involving both fingerprinting and use of a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA), physical examination, including vision and hearing tests, and psychological evaluation. A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment. Candidates cannot currently be on court-ordered summary or formal probation. Upon completion of the Probation Corrections Officer Core training, candidates must pass the physical agility requirements mandated by the Standards and Training for Corrections (STC).

Physical Requirements: Independent body mobility to occasionally climb stairs, squat, crouch, crawl, kneel, bend and twist neck, bend and twist at the waist, reach for and/or move items with hands and arms, stoop, push, pull, and balance. On a regular basis, must be able to stand, walk, sit, drive and lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds in weight; and occasionally may have to lift or assist in lifting an individual in excess of 75 pounds or more. Must have the manual dexterity of fingers and hands; and the ability to speak and hear clearly. Reasonable temporary accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a qualified disability to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Veteran's Preference
The County has a Veteran's Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here .

Reasonable Accommodations

The County of Riverside is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process should contact the recruiter for the position noted above. For additional information and/or to obtain the appropriate form for requesting a reasonable accommodation, please visit the Disability Access Office web page located at: http://dao.rc-hr.com/.

What's Next?
This recruitment is open to all applicants. Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Probation Department may be considered before other applicants. All laterals from outside agencies are encouraged to apply.

For more information regarding the position, please contact the recruiter Joe Olivares at (951) 955-9554 or via email at jomendoz@rivco.org.

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, www.rc-hr.com . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

MEDICAL/DENTAL INSURANCE: A choice of different medical and dental plan are available to elect through CalPERS medical plans. The County provides a monthly Flexible Benefit Credit contribution to each RSA Public Safety member as governed by the applicable RSA Public Safety Memorandum of Understanding.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .

VISION INSURANCE: Vision coverage may be purchased by employee through the County's Medical Eyes Services provider.

SAFETY RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS).


  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 50): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local safety employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is nine (9%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 50): Applicable to local safety employees 1) Hired on or after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is nine (9%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2.7% @ 57): Applicable to CalPERS local safety new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. Effective July 1, 2023,the employee contributions will increase from 12.5% to 13.5%.

A new member is defined in PEPRA as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon rejoining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the annual County of Riverside actuarial valuation.

    Note:

    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to retirement@rivco.org or by calling the Benefits Information Line (951) 955-4981 Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact
    CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options (Nationwide or VALIC). Employees may contribute bi-weekly deduction up to the annual maximum on a pre-tax basis as governed under IRS regulations.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 years = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 640 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: 5 days (3 Days County paid and may use 2 days from accrued Sick Leave)

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $249.70 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable RSA Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.





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