Deputy Chief Probation Officer

County of Santa Clara

The County of Santa Clara seeks an experienced law enforcement leader with excellent character and integrity who reflects the vision and shares the mission of the Probation Department. The Deputy Chief Probation Officer will assist the Chief Probation Officer in determining efficiency and effectiveness of programs and services, and in the development of departmental goals, policies, procedures and programs. The Deputy Chief Probation Officer must be adept at budgeting, creative in developing staffing plans, have the ability to build community and stakeholder confidence and ensure that all community members and clients receive the most responsive and transparent treatment possible. The ideal candidate will fully understand and have experience in risk based supervision


The Deputy Chief should have a thorough knowledge of principles and practices of management, supervision and training, program planning and development, and cost control methods. A strong candidate for this position should understand Evidence Based Practices and have the ability to apply this knowledge in all areas of probation efforts. This position can be expected to maintain a span of control of up to 250 staff. A thorough understanding and ability to articulate how to create and maintain a highly productive environment focused on client rehabilitation; while remaining focused on staff hiring, satisfaction and retention.


A qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience emphasizing administrative or managerial responsibility in a large and complex organization, providing human services in such fields as probation, corrections, and administration of justice.  It is   anticipated that successful applicants will possess a BA with major work in public or business administration, probation services or other related administration of justice or Human Services fields. A minimum of 3 years of broad and extensive management experience preferably in probation, administration of justice, or other Human Services fields is required.  Final candidates will be subject to a thorough background investigation.


Salary: $147,154 - $188,791 Annually DOE


It is anticipated that this recruitment will be open until April 30, 2018.  The filing period may be extended further or close as early as 10 days from issue date if necessary.


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All qualified applications will be subject to a preliminary competitive rating to identify those candidates to be invited to the oral interview process.  It is critical for applicants to submit an application, resume, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire


If you have any questions please contact Executive Services at (408)-299-5893.

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