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Overview

CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS” SECTION

APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED WEEKLY UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED

THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE VACANCIES

FINAL FILING DATE: CONTINUOUS

ABOUT THE POSITION
JDO’s are assigned to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility (JRF) or River’s Edge Academy and perform the duties of a juvenile correctional officer. The JRF is a 24-hour secure detention facility that provides a safe and secure environment for detained youth.
Daily functions include:
  • Planning, organizing , & supervising programs for residents including recreational activities
  • Assisting youth in gaining insight into themselves and their relation-ship with others
  • Maintaining effective discipline
  • Teaching acceptable behavior
  • Taking proper action for non-cooperating youth
  • Assisting in the development and documentation of case plans
  • Take measures to reduce tensions and avoid possible violence

Extra help positions are hourly employees that may work up to 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).  Benefits are not included. Skills or experiences listed under the Ideal Candidate statement may also be used to screen applications.

SPECIAL NOTE: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired. Availability for day, swing, and graveyard shifts is required.

WHY BECOME A JDO?

Juvenile Detention Officers (JDOs) have the ability on a daily basis to make a positive impact on the youth in custody. JDOs take pride in knowing that they have an opportunity to teach discipline, respect, accountability, and to promote rehabilitative efforts by mentoring the youth and conducting programming to aid in each youth’s success. Each JDO recognizes that their work with the youth in custody has contributed to public safety and the success of future generations of the citizens of Shasta County.
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SALARY 

ABOUT THE POSITION
JDO’s are assigned to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility (JRF) or River’s Edge Academy and perform the duties of a juvenile correctional officer. The JRF is a 24-hour secure detention facility that provides a safe and secure environment for detained youth.
Daily functions include:
  • Planning, organizing , & supervising programs for residents including recreational activities
  • Assisting youth in gaining insight into themselves and their relation-ship with others
  • Maintaining effective discipline
  • Teaching acceptable behavior
  • Taking proper action for non-cooperating youth
  • Assisting in the development and documentation of case plans
  • Take measures to reduce tensions and avoid possible violence

Extra help positions are hourly employees that may work up to 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).  Benefits are not included. Skills or experiences listed under the Ideal Candidate statement may also be used to screen applications.

SPECIAL NOTE: An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired. Availability for day, swing, and graveyard shifts is required.

WHY BECOME A JDO?

Juvenile Detention Officers (JDOs) have the ability on a daily basis to make a positive impact on the youth in custody. JDOs take pride in knowing that they have an opportunity to teach discipline, respect, accountability, and to promote rehabilitative efforts by mentoring the youth and conducting programming to aid in each youth’s success. Each JDO recognizes that their work with the youth in custody has contributed to public safety and the success of future generations of the citizens of Shasta County.

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SALARY 

JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER I: $3,924 FLAT RATE MONTHLY/ $22.64 FLAT RATE HOURLY*
JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICER II: $4,120 – $5,258 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $23.77 – $30.33 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
CANDIDATE CHARACTERISTICS
  • Possess a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Undergo a significant background investigation including credit history, driving history, personal history and criminal history
  • Undergo an analysis of psychological traits and abilities relative to this position
  • Undergo an analysis of physical condition
  • Be willing to work in an institutional setting and is available to work all shifts
PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The Juvenile Detention Officer I/II is the first in a series of positions in the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facilities. As positions open, candidates may apply for the following positions:
  • Juvenile Detention Officer III—Salary $53,200—$67,900
  • Supervising Juvenile Detention Officer—Salary $58,644—$74,850
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Juvenile Detention Officer I: This is the entry level Peace Officer position within this classification series. After approximately one year of successful service, successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and at the discretion of the department, an individual may be promoted to a Juvenile Detention Officer II.
Juvenile Detention Officer II: This is the journey level Peace Officer position within this classification series. Incumbents are expected to perform assigned tasks with a high degree of independence and good judgment. Successful completion of one year as a Juvenile Detention Officer I and successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) approved PC 832 training is required.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

GROW Program
A hands-on agriculture/animal husbandry program where residents, un-der the supervision of Juvenile Detention Officers & services providers learn to grow fruits and vegetables and care for animals.
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River’s Edge Academy
A treatment focused camp program in the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility which serves as an alternative to out of home placement. Youth are supervised by Juvenile Detention Officers in a more relaxed living environment while participating in intensive behavioral and mental health treatment.
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TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Factors which influence human behavior; juvenile delinquency; good physical and mental health and hygiene; pro-social behavior among adolescents.

Ability to: Learn and apply the practices and procedures of evidence-based or research-based practices, including motivational interviewing techniques used in detention and custody of juveniles; respond constructively to behavior problems and gain the cooperation of juveniles; demonstrate positive role modeling; respond calmly and appropriately to emergency and crisis situations; plan and direct a group of juveniles in work, meal, education, and leisure time activities; learn to anticipate and prevent acts of violence to persons and property; learn applicable medical terminology and to deliver medications; write clear and concise log entries and reports; follow oral and written directions; demonstrate effective judgment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain a professional demeanor.

Juvenile Detention Officer I: These standards are typically attained with possession of at least a High School diploma (or its equivalent). Applicants must demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to perform those duties as described above.

Juvenile Detention Officer II: These standards are typically attained with one year of experience comparable to that of a Juvenile Detention Officer I with Shasta County and successful completion of the basic Juvenile Corrections Officer Core training and a POST approved PC 832 training, or one year of equivalent experience as a Juvenile Detention Officer I in other California law enforcement agencies.

IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT

The ideal candidate will have completed 30 units of course work at an accredited college and had one year of related job experience.  Completion of the PC832 (Arrest, Search, and Seizure) training, First Aid and CPR training are desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Juvenile Detention Officer I and Juvenile Detention Officer II:
  • Applicant must possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • An individual with a felony conviction may not be employed in this classification.
  • Persons working in this position must be willing to physically intervene with out-of-control minors to protect self, other staff, and other minors.
  • Physical agility and endurance requirements established by the Board of State and Community Corrections must be met.
  • An individual will be required to pass a background investigation relevant to working as a peace officer in a law enforcement office or facility prior to being hired, including psychological and polygraph examinations.
  • All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application:

1. Do you have one year of experience as a Juvenile Detention Officer? Yes __ No __
2. If yes, in which agency did you obtain this experience? If no, please write “n/a.”
3. Have you completed the basic CORE class? Yes __ No __
4. If yes, in what year and at which educational facility did you complete this course? If no, please write “n/a.”
5. Have you completed PC832 training? Yes __ No __
6. If yes, in what year and at which educational facility did you complete this course? If no, please write “n/a.”

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk; hear; stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
Persons working in this position must be willing to physically intervene with out-of-control minors to protect self, other staff, and other minors.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works outside in various weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
    • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
    • Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
    • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints).    An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The resulting report of your conviction history, if any, will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position.  The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
    • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
    • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flyer.
    • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
    • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA).
    • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program.
    • Please visit http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/benefits.aspx for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES


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Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until this position is filled. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348 – Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Physical
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $22.64
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $30.33