Located on the Southern California coast with a culturally diverse population of 3.2 million residents, the County of Orange offers a high quality of life and a nearly perfect climate year-round. Orange County has thirty-four incorporated cities with seven of these cities among the 200 largest cities in the United States. Orange County features excellence in education, low crime rate, a wide variety of businesses, and unlimited recreational opportunities. Orange County is also home to the state’s most popular attractions, including Disneyland, Disneyland’s California Adventure, and Knott’s Berry Farm. The 2002 World Series Champion Angels baseball team and the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks NHL team are exciting choices for sports enthusiasts. Cultural venues are abundant, including the theater, symphony, and orchestra performances and museums for adults and children.
The Orange County Probation Department is comprised of 900+ employees, over 600 are sworn staff and has an operating budget of $197 million in Fiscal Year 2021/2022. The department is consisted of four bureaus: Chief Probation Officer Bureau, Adult Operations, Juvenile Operations, and Operations Support. The department is dedicated to applying “effective and research supported practices" to assist justice involved juveniles, their families, and adults to successfully navigate and successfully complete probation. Additionally, the Probation Department assists the criminal court system through investigations, probation reports and community supervision of approximately 9,000 adult and 1,000 juvenile clients on court-ordered probation or in diversion programs. The Probation Department also operates the Orange County Juvenile Hall, and two camps for youth. In addition, there are two Youth Reporting Centers serving North and Central Orange County.
The Chief Probation Officer (CPO) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and is responsible for the overall direction, administration, and coordination of the operations and programs of the Probation Department, including the County's juvenile correctional institutions (maximum security and treatment facilities and a day reporting program). The CPO has extensive collaboration with the Superior Court, Board of Supervisors, County Executive Officer, other county departments, social and community organizations, and local law enforcement. This position is at-will and serves at the pleasure of the County Executive Officer.
The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor's degree and three years of upper management experience overseeing a large operational area, such as, but not limited to: probation or parole, corrections, rehabilitative, and/or detention institutions or criminal justice systems. Other combinations of education and relative probation related experience may be considered.
Salary range: $137,675 to $261,081 DOQ