THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
The County of Los Angeles, listed as one of Forbes’ Best Large Employers in 2018 and 2019, serves a demographically and geographically diverse population of more than 10 million residents. The County operates with an annual budget in excess of $36 billion for Fiscal Year 2019-20. Over 112,000 employees in more than 37 departments provide vital and wide-ranging services to the public.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. The Board directs County governance through its numerous appointed department heads. In addition to the appointed department heads, the County Assessor, the District Attorney, and the Sheriff are elected by the people. Commissions help the Board handle the many and varied duties and responsibilities of local county government. Commissions, committees, task forces, and special district agency boards are created by State or Federal Law, County ordinance or by the Board’s action. The Board relies on these groups to advise on a wide range of issues affecting its constituencies, and to assure that these bodies are responsive to community inputs and concerns.
THE PROBATION OVERSIGHT COMMISSION
On October 1, 2019, the Board voted unanimously to establish a new Probation Oversight Commission after hearing concerns from the community and Probation staff. Concerns included issues in County juvenile facilities, improving community engagement, the Department’s organizational culture, and the need to improve the strategic use of information technology. The Commission was charged with improving public transparency and accountability in the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The Commission will be composed of nine members. The positions are reserved for people who meet the following criteria: a person who is formerly justice-involved, a family member of someone who is currently or formerly justice-involved, and a legal defense specialist. The Commission shall provide robust opportunities for community engagement, ongoing analysis, and oversight of the Probation Department’s policies, practices, and procedures. It will also act as an advisory body to the Chief Probation Officer and the Board. The Commission will monitor reform efforts of the Probation Department, including utilizing a comprehensive systemic reform plan for guidance. Furthermore, it will serve as liaison and facilitator between the Probation Department, County residents, and community-based organizations to address the impact of Probation Department policies and practices on the community. The County’s Office of the Inspector General will work closely with the Commission and shall be accountable for investigations and issuing subpoenas as directed by the Commission.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES?
The Executive Director (ED) of the POC is responsible for carrying out the POC’s mission by providing expert leadership in managing administrative, research, and operational support, as well as overseeing the development and implementation of POC policies, procedures, and strategies. The ED’s responsibilities involve organizing,
planning, and coordinating all directives, programs, projects, and activities, which require a comprehensive knowledge of pertinent policies and procedures as well as local, state and federal laws. The ED will serve as a chief advisor, strategist, and thought leader to the Board on matters related to Probation reform, such as youth justice, restorative justice, and social equity. The ED shall possess an empathetic and inclusive leadership style, have intimate knowledge of the County’s diverse socio-economic and civic landscape, and demonstrate the ability to make well-reasoned and emotionally intelligent recommendations oriented toward solving systemic issues. The ED must also have the knowledge and demonstrated ability to work effectively with commissioners, County departments, employee groups, the Board of Supervisors, as well as other stakeholders and constituents. Serving as a liaison between the Board, the external stakeholder communities, a facilitator between the Probation Department and residents, as well as a bridge between the Commissioners and community advocates, the ED must be oriented toward transparency, accountability, and the fair treatment and wellbeing of those working for the Probation Department.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND Five years of community or government management experience, including experience in one or more of the following:
HOW TO APPLY
First consideration will be given to those individuals who apply before July 31, 2020.
Please go to: http://hr.lacounty.gov/ to submit your official application, cover letter, resume, record of accomplishments, degree verification, and three professional references. Direct link to the full job posting can be found here: https://bit.ly/2ZVTn6V
For confidential inquiries, please contact:
LaTanya L. Hill, JD
Talent Acquisition Division
Telephone: (323) 428-0745
Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the CareersInGovernment.com job board.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified individuals pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.