Supervising Juvenile Corrections Officer

County Of Mendocino   Ukiah, CA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on October 1, 2021
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Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Carry out supervisory responsibility in accordance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws, including: training; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Ensure that policies, procedures, and general orders pertaining to Juvenile Hall operations are followed by subordinates.
  • Review and process records, report, and other documents related to the detention of juveniles to ensure accurate and complete files; prepare reports and other documents as required.
  • Monitor various activities on a daily basis, including: checking daily count on profile board; assigning rooms and officers to juveniles as they are admitted; ensuring youth are enrolled in school; reviewing status designation upon detainment; checking that the medical staff performs a complete physical; and that phone calls are made to parents in appropriate time line.
  • Review, research, and reconcile problems, grievances, and other complaints within and against Juvenile Hall.
  • Assist in the maintenance and development of Juvenile Hall policies, procedures, and operations.
  • Monitor and assist in the enforcement of discipline over juveniles, including physical restraints.
  • Monitor special needs youth, i.e. mentally-ill, suicidal, etc.
  • Advise and participate with staff in the development of recreational and treatment programs for juveniles.
  • Encourage others to participate as active team members in an effort to support the work of Juvenile Hall.
  • Provide information, advice, feedback, or assistance to others within Juvenile Hall to refine work outputs or resolve problems.
  • Pick up and distribute mail, messages, and notes to the appropriate individuals.
  • Attend and/or conduct periodic staff meetings or training sessions.
  • Communicate with Probation Officers, Public Defender, and/or other law enforcement and social service agencies on juvenile cases.
  • Consult with juveniles about subjects that need a supervisory approval.
  • Verify passes with Probation Department representatives; schedule pass arrangements.
  • Oversee maintenance of facility and grounds.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment; order items as needed.
  • Conduct interviews and background investigations on potential employees.
  • Conduct group and/or individual counseling sessions to resolve problems and establish behavioral goals of juveniles.
  • Anticipate and avert potential problems; assist in suppressing and controlling problems that occur; report incidents in the prescribed manner.
  • Speak with parents regarding concerns about the safety, care, and detention of their child in Juvenile Hall.
  • Schedule emergency and non-emergency medical and dental appointments for youth detailed in Juvenile Hall; arrange for transportation needs.
  • Oversee maintenance and repair needs of vehicles and equipment.
  • Assume responsibility for operation and security of unit when regular supervisor is unavailable.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

When Assigned as Program Coordinator – the following shall be primary job duties (performs the above on as needed basis):
  • Oversee and monitor the implementation of programs and services within Juvenile Hall facility, maintains and identifies program needs, draft and monitor program goals.
  • Participate in meetings and collaborate with community program providers, Deputy Probation Officers and Juvenile Corrections Officers on youth case plans.
  • Evaluate existing operations and procedures and analyze whether programming meets those requirements. Collect, maintain and report program data and outcomes; research and prepare recommendations for new programs and services; develop and recommend changes to policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Depending on program needs, may perform any of the following: enroll participants, facilitate various groups, receive and disseminate program information and direction, conducts training sessions, instruct participants in the use of equipment, create and/or order educational materials, flyers, posters, etc., make program presentations, create and maintain library or materials, attend project-related meetings and meetings with community groups and other agencies.
  • Participate in special projects, studies, administrative meetings, and committees as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Associate degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, criminal justice, or a related field; and, two (2) years of full-time experience that is equivalent to that of a Juvenile Corrections Officer with Mendocino County; or an associate degree as stated above, and a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible related experience performing duties such as custodial care, treatment counseling, probation, parole, corrections, criminal investigation, or other related law enforcement or counseling work.

Substitution:  A combination equal to six (6) years of related education, training, and experience performing duties such as custodial care, treatment counseling, probation, parole, corrections, criminal investigation, or other related law enforcement or counseling work.
Licenses and Certifications:
  • State Corrections Authority STC Juvenile Corrections Officer Core Course
  • State Corrections Authority STC Probation Supervisor Core Course, or applicable substitution as defined by the Board of State and Community Corrections (within first year of job assignment)
  • First Aid/CPR 
  • Penal Code 832 
  • Valid Driver's License 
Special Requirements:
Must be able to meet physical and psychological standards and pass a detailed background investigation. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Administration and supervision of a juvenile correctional facility, including the proper care and treatment of juveniles.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and implementation.
  • Administration of staff and activities.
  • First aid methods and techniques.
  • Basic budgetary principles and practices.
  • Applicable state, federal, and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
 Skill in:
  • Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing, and evaluating the work of staff.
  • Selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret, and communicate complicated policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Maintain discipline and orderly conduct among juveniles.
  • Make quick, effective, and reasonable decisions in emergency situations, and to take appropriate action to include physically restraining violent juveniles.
  • Write reports and correspondence.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, run, and sit; reach with hands and arms; use manual dexterity to operate machinery/tools; handle, seize, hold, or otherwise work with hands; climb, jump, and/or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak and hear; use shape, sound, odor, and color perception and discrimination; and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move over 50 pounds and detain and/or physically restrain clients.

Selection Procedure

Important Application Information: 

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application.  A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application.  Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference "see résumé" will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address.  Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative.  Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan.  Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards.  Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.