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Assistant Director, Bureau Operations, Sheriff / Prison Rape Elimination Act (Prea)

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Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 3 months ago

Position/Program Information

FIRST DAY OF FILING:

August 06, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PST)

Filing period will be open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER:

J0996N-R

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

BENEFIT INFORMATION

The County of Los Angeles offers one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, matched 401(k) Savings and Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, 12 paid Holidays, 10 paid leave days with an option to buy one to 20 more, and flexible work schedules.

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION:

Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP): This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

DEFINITION:

Assists in directing the operations of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) for the Sheriff's Department.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:

This classification is responsible for the administration and direction of operations and functions in the area of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards compliance. Incumbents are required to utilize a broad knowledge of management principles, practices, methods, techniques, and departmental policies and operations in directing major functions and integrating those operations with the general management of the Sheriff's Department. Incumbents must exercise knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, staffing modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of personnel and resources.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serves as a PREA liaison and advisor to leadership, internal Divisions, Bureaus and Units responsible for various Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards (e.g., Custody Division, Internal Affairs Bureau, Internal Criminal Investigative Bureau, etc.), partnering agencies (e.g., Correctional Health Services, Office of Inspector General, ACLU, etc.), and County Counsel.

  • Oversees the implementation of PREA-compliant policies, procedures, unit orders, bulletins by conducting facility assessments; working with facilities to develop and document a staffing plan that considers sexual safety and appropriate monitoring and reporting; reviewing sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations; collecting and analyzing PREA-related data; and submitting survey of sexual violence to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

  • Manages the facility PREA Compliance Teams by meeting with each facility on an annual basis; working with each facility to prepare for PREA audits; training and assisting facilities with their Pre-Audit Questionnaires; conducting unannounced PREA inspections at all facilities; compiling facility compliance information; and developing recommendations for system changes.

  • Resolves PREA-related issues by maintaining availability in emergencies or matters of urgency related to PREA in the facilities that operate 24/7; traveling to and attending PREA-related meetings and conferences; acting as the Chair on the Gender Identity Review Board and Incident Review Board; and responding to PREA-related grants.

  • Supervises the work of subordinate managers and supervisors

  • Acts as the Bureau Director in his or her absence, as needed.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree* AND two years of bonafide supervisory experience over a unit of professional-level staff, including one year of management experience directing a unit, or multiple units, responsible for providing administrative services which directly impact Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) implementation, operations, or compliance at the level of Administrative Services Manager III*.

LICENSE:

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light. Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION:

  • In order to receive credit for a Bachelor's degree, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. Foreign studies must be evaluated by an academic credential evaluation agency and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. (See Accreditation Information under Employment Information)

Bonafide supervisory experience includes responsibility for planning, assigning and reviewing the work of staff, evaluating employee performance, participating in interviewing and selecting new staff, and performance management.

  • Experience at the level of Administrative Services Manager III is defined as experience directing a section composed of multiple units responsible for providing administrative services which directly impact the management of major departmental programs and administrative operations.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards as applied to adult jails and prisons, and lockups, including understanding of the inner workings of correctional institutions performing implementation, auditing, and compliance of PREA standards.

  • Certification as a Department of Justice PREA Auditor.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT

This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

PART I: A qualifying written test measuring leadership professionalism, deductive reasoning, director potential, director judgment, business acumen, building relationships, drive for results, and self-motivation.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Only applicants who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I will have their scores calculated for Part II.

PART II: An evaluation of training and experience weighted 100% measuring knowledge of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards as applied to adult jails and prisons, and lockups.

Applicants must meet the selection requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Invitation letters for the written test and writing assessment will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address. Please add arocha@hr.lacounty.gov to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail. Written scores cannot be given over the phone.

TEST PREPARATION

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.

You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

TRANSFER OF SCORES

Applicants that have taken identical test part(s) for this or any other exam within the last 12 months will have their test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Passing this examination and being placed on the eligible register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance" policy for its employees for the following:

  • use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription
  • use of marijuana with or without a prescription

Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.

VACANCY INFORMATION:

The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PDT, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

In order to receive credit for any certification and/or degrees, you MUST attach a legible copy of certificate, diploma or official transcripts at the time of filing (preferred), or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents at the time of filing, you must email to arocha@hr.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS.

Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Alfredo Rocha

Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2922

Department Contact Email: arocha@hr.lacounty.gov



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Assistant Director, Bureau Operations, Sheriff / Prison Rape Elimination Act (Prea)

Expired Job

Los Angeles County