Division Director

  • County of Alameda
  • , California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time CORRECTIONS Probation Public Safety Management
  • Salary: $133,016.00 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $161,740.80 USD Annually
  • Apply By: Jun 19, 2023

Job Description


The mission of the Alameda County Probation Department is to protect the public safety by providing supervision, services, support and opportunities to our clients on behalf of the people of Alameda County through quality supervision, leadership, services and effective partnerships.


The Alameda County Probation Department is an essential element of the County’s system of public protection and human services. The Department’s role is to reduce the impact of crime in the community by providing accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations to the Courts, providing community-based sanctions and treatment for offenders, and working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and community organizations with similar objectives. The Department provides a wide range of mandated and discretionary investigative, advisory, and supervisory services to adult and juvenile probationers pursuant to State law and the County Charter.


Under general direction, incumbents are responsible for either managing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the work of a major functional program comprised of multiple units within the Department, or as a special advisor to the Chief Probation Officer.  Provides program planning, management, technical assistance, review and evaluation functions of system and programs, in support of direct client services where these services are provided by County/Department staff, community-based organizations (CBO’s), or independent contractors; coordinating, researching and evaluating outcome measurements of specialized grant funded programs; act as Department liaison with independent contractors or CBO service providers to ensure compliance with grant funded program regulations and grant or contract terms and conditions; and performing related work as may be required.  As a special advisor to the Chief Probation Officer, incumbents have responsibility for specialized programmatic service planning.    

For more information about the job classification, visit: Division Director (#6126).

Job Requirements


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  (Four (4) additional years of related experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.)  




The equivalent of two (2) years of full-time experience in the Alameda County Probation Department at the level of Unit Supervisor or in an equivalent or higher-level Probation classification in the Alameda County classified service.   



The equivalent of three (3) years of full-time experience in a Probation or Parole setting which includes supervision and the implementation of broad and complex programs comparable to that of Unit Supervisor with Alameda County Probation Department.  


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle operator's license.      

Special Requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of an automobile may be required.
  • Good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines and qualification for automotive insurance.
  • State law requires that persons appointed to positions in this classification must meet all minimum requirements for Peace Officer status (Section 1031 Government Code).
  • Applicants are not required to be a US citizen, but must be legally authorized to work in the United States under federal law (Per SB 960).
  • Any felony conviction is disqualifying.  

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

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