Ventura County Sheriff's Senior Program Administrator - Stepping Up National Initiative in Ventura, California
Sheriff's Senior Program Administrator - Stepping Up National Initiative
Sheriff's Senior Program Administrator - Stepping Up National Initiative
$81,974.45 - $114,775.50 Annually
Ventura and may require travel throughout Ventura County and neighboring counties, CA
The Sheriff's Office is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Program Administrator to manage Ventura County's Stepping Up program.
Under general direction, will be responsible for the development, coordination, and management of projects and initiatives to enhance the county’s efforts to reduce the number of incarcerated persons with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and assists in the development of programs that offer alternatives to incarceration.
The Stepping Up program administrator will also be responsible for coordinating activities and ongoing collaborations including communications with community-based organizations, city and county departments, and other stakeholders; ensure key leaders are engaged, coordinate subcommittee work, provide research and data to guide the decision-making process and continuously motivate the planning team.
PAYROLL TITLE: Senior Program Administrator
EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Possible educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.
BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.
Senior Program Administrator is a Management/Confidential classification and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in this classification are eligible for benefits at the MB3 level.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill present and future regular, temporary, fixed-term, intermittent, and extra-help for this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.
OPENING DATE: October 13, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet business needs.
Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Creates and implements strategies to address process and resource gaps in an effort to reduce the number of people with mental illness that are in jail, reduce the length of stay of jailed mental health patients, increase connections to treatment and treatment plan compliance, and reduce recidivism;
Develops, presents, and implements a county Strategic Plan outlining the County’s path to achieving innovator status;
Identifies, applies for, and manages appropriate grant funding in support of the Stepping Up Initiative;
Create and manage a project team made up of justice system leaders, which could include judges, prosecutors, the defense bar, community supervision staff, jail, and behavioral health professionals;
Develops benchmarks and performance metrics through the collection and analysis of the appropriate statistics within the criminal justice and behavioral health systems;
Conducts on-going progress review and generate appropriate reporting with respect to the success of adopted programs and initiatives;
Tracks all bookings of people suffering serious mental illness, including any provided follow up assessments and care, their length of stay in the jail, connection to services upon release, and recidivism;
Establishes real-time sharing of treatment related data between project team components as needed;
Identifies and uses of evidence-based programs and analysis in support of the Stepping Up goals; and
Performs other related duties as required.
These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.
EDUCATION, TRAINING and EXPERIENCE: Considerable experience in the area of program management, public administration or business analytics which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
DESIRED: College degree at an accredited college or university in criminal justice, social work, mental health, public health or considerable work experience in the aforementioned areas.
Possession of a valid California driver license.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of: the principles and techniques of program management, social services, budgetary preparation and analysis, public administration, Internet communication tools and social media, administrative application of data processing and analysis, strategic planning, and public relations.
Ability to: collaborate with all levels of government and private agencies, prepare a variety of reports and recommendations, speak effectively in public, and plan, organize.
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs. If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.
NOTE: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here for additional information.
Applicants must provide sufficient information under the Education/Work Experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE – qualifying: All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire will result in the application being removed from consideration.
APPLICATION EVALUATION - qualifying: All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to the next step in the screening and selection process.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION - 100%: A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is NOT a determination of whether the candidate meets the stated requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. Candidates are typically scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong, many qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even low resulting in them not being advanced in the process.
Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
Candidates successfully completing the examination process may be placed on an eligible list for a period of one (1) year.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: PRIOR TO ACTUAL APPOINTMENT FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE SHERIFF'S HUMAN RESOURCES WHICH MAY ALSO INCLUDE A POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FINDINGS MAY BE A BASIS FOR REMOVAL FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST. TO SPEAK TO A SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE CONCERNING THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PROCESS, CALL (805) 654-2375.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Gerald Chambers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (805) 477-1921.
YOUR BENEFITS AS A COUNTY OF VENTURA EMPLOYEE
To learn more about Benefits, Retirement, and the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), see links below.
Benefits website https://hr.ventura.org/benefits or you may call (805) 654-2570.
Retirement website https://Retirement FAQs
Link to Memorandum of Agreement http://hr.ventura.org/policies-memorandum
Union Codes: MB3, MB4, MS, MT, MCC, MU
Please note: You are applying for a position within a law enforcement agency. If you are successful in the application, testing and selection process, you will undergo a thorough background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment. The background investigation may take up to 3 months to complete. The following are some of the more common reasons for disqualification from the background investigation: * Conviction of a felony. * Conviction of two or more misdemeanors in the past ten years. * Conviction of a sex related crime. * Having had a driving privilege suspended or revoked for non-medical reasons within the past five years. * History of having illegally possessed, purchased, or sold any of the following substances in the past seven years: cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, LSD, MDMA, ecstasy, psilocybin (psychedelic mushrooms), or PCP. * History of having illegally possessed marijuana in the past two years. * History of serious financial irresponsibility within the past 5 years. * Having been on any court ordered probation at any time within the past 5 years. * Dishonesty during any part of the application or hiring process, including the background investigation.
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