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County of Alameda
Juvenile Institutional Officer Associate

Position Title: Juvenile Institutional Officer Associate
Concentration: Corrections
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: County of Alameda
City: San Leandro
State: CA    Zipcode:
Contact: Tracy Gonzalez
Phone: 510-272-5085
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position


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.

For more detailed information about the department, visit: Alameda County Probation Department.


Under close supervision, learns the principles and techniques of youth group work; assists in the supervision of a group of youth detained in Juvenile Hall or other Probation Department facilities; and, performs related work as required.

Positions in this class work primarily at Juvenile Hall but may work in one of several Probation Department facilities as assigned by management. Incumbents are assigned tasks of a well-defined nature and their supervision lessens as they become more experienced. Incumbents may be required to work any shift, any day of the week. Incumbents also exercise care and custodial functions over a unit, dormitory and/or individual rooms.

This class is distinguished from the Juvenile Institutional Officer classification in that the latter is the journey level class performing the full range of activities associated with youth group work. Incumbents will flex promote to Juvenile Institutional Officer after successful completion of all requirements of a 12-month probationary period. Appointment at the Juvenile Institutional Officer Associate level will not exceed one year.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: Juvenile Institutional Officer Associate (#6214).




The equivalent of six months full time experience as a Juvenile Institutional Officer Intermittent in the Alameda County classified service.



The equivalent of one year of full time experience involving the organization, direction, or supervision of youth groups in correctional counseling, or in a recreational or correctional setting.



A minimum of ten college or university level courses which may be expected to provide knowledge and skills required for this position. These courses must be equal to or greater than 30 semester units or 45 quarter units successfully completed. Coursework in the field of social sciences is highly desirable.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. May be required to obtain a Class "B" driver's license. A good driving record according to DMV negligent operator guidelines and qualifications for automotive insurance.

Special Requirements:

Persons appointed to positions in this class in the Probation Department must meet the minimum standards for Peace Officer 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).

A thorough background investigation will be made of all prospective Juvenile Institutional Officers. Any felony conviction is disqualifying.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

Applicants must have graduated from high school, attained a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. test or passed a California High School proficiency examination.

Applicants must be found free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a Peace Officer, as determined by a licensed examining authority in accordance with the California Government Code.

Applicants will be fingerprinted for purposes of search of local, state and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal records.

Within the prescribed time limit after date of appointment, satisfactory completion of training for Juvenile Institutional Officer as specified by the California Board of State and Community Corrections, Peace Officer Standards and Training PC 832, PC 6035 and PC 6036 as required, and any other training required under law.

Incumbents must be available to work all shifts and locations.

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

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 01/02/2024

Application Period Ends: 12/31/2024

Number Positions to be Filled: 60

Yearly Salary: $73,486.00 to $88,816.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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