City of Huntington Beach, CA Huntington Beach, California, United States
Jan 06, 2020Full Time
DUTIES SUMMARY Manages the 24-hour a day, 7 days per week operation of the Huntington Beach Police Department Jail. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a civilian, mid-management position reporting to the Administrative Operations Division Commander. The Detention Administrator has full responsibility for the safe operation of the jail facility, ensuring that all state and federal laws are followed in the booking, housing and transportation of all inmates. This title does not supersede the authority of the Police Chief, as referenced in Title 15 of the State of California Penal Code. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, communication skills and have the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff and professional harmonious relationships with inmates. The ideal candidate will also have working knowledge of the laws pertaining to the safe transportation and detention of inmates and experience working within a jail unit. Examples of Essential Duties Ensure the welfare and safety of all inmates confined within the facility; supervise all subordinate personnel within the jail facility. Other duties include, but are not limited to, staffing the jail at established minimums as set by the department; prepare and maintain an accurate and acceptable annual budget; establish effective work schedules; write performance evaluations; prepare requests for state and federal grants; investigate grievances and citizen's complaints; facilitate training of jail personnel at levels set by the Board of Corrections; ensure compliance of all Federal, State and local laws and regulations; ensure the successful completion of the annual fire and health inspections and the Board of Correction bi-annual inspections for facility certification; ensure all equipment and facilities are maintained in good working order, including the booking, housing and sobering cells, trusty's quarters, restrooms, kitchens and storage areas; establish and maintain a regular schedule for Trusty and Pay-to-Stay programs, including work to be performed inside and outside the facility by trusty's; establish and maintain a continuous inventory of food and medical supplies for inmates; maintain inventories of all property including uniforms, bedding, clothing, utensils and other materials issued inmates and employees. May be required to testify in court. The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. The City, at its discretion, may add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. Qualifications Any combination of education, training, and experience that would likely provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical combination includes: Knowledge of: Federal, State and local ordinances regarding the housing and care of inmates: use of effective restraint techniques; principles and practices of jail management; effective supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to: Maintain professional, cooperative and harmonious relationships with inmates and members of the jail staff; effectively select, train, supervise and evaluate personnel in the many functions of the jail; create and maintain effective working schedules; effectively communicate policies and procedure, as well as related Federal, State and local laws; write state and federal grants; research, analyze and evaluate new equipment, programs, techniques, methods and procedures; create revenue generating programs; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; commit to providing quality customer service. Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or related field. Other: Must have successfully completed the State of California Detention Officer Supervisory Course or equivalent. Experience: Five (5) years experience within the jail unit of a law enforcement agency, including two (2) years in a supervisory position. License: Must have a valid California Driver's License by the date of appointment. SPECIAL CONDITIONS Employees regularly assigned/required to drive a City or personal vehicle in the course and scope of work shall be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice Program. PUBLIC EMPLOYEE DISASTER SERVICE WORKER In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, all Huntington Beach city employees are required to perform assigned disaster service worker duties in the event of an emergency or a disaster. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE An official online application must be completed in its entirety . Incomplete applications will not be accepted. A resume and cover letter must be attached and submitted with your application. All applications will be closely reviewed for relevant experience, education, and training. The top candidates best meeting the City's needs will be invited to the oral exam (weighted 100%) , exam date(s) to be determined at a later time. Successful candidates will be placed on an employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The employment eligible list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner. Additional interviews with the hiring authority may be scheduled prior to making a hiring decision. Candidates considered for hire must undergo a comprehensive background investigation, which includes (but is not limited to) LiveScan fingerprinting, polygraph exam, credit check, reference/employer checks, DOJ and FBI checks, etc. Upon a conditional offer of employment, a psychological examination and a pre-placement medical evaluation/drug screening must be completed with acceptable results. Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification. PLEASE NOTE: Our primary means of communication with applicants/candidates is sent via email; therefore, please include a valid email address on your application. Physical Tasks & Environmental Conditions Work involves exposure to potential physical harm. There is frequent need to stand, reach overhead, sit, stoop, walk, work in confined spaces, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Must be able to work any shift, including weekends and holidays. Employee accommodations for physical disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis. COMMON DISQUALIFIERS Please review the following common disqualifiers. If any items listed pertain to you, you will be automatically disqualified in the background investigation. You may, at this time want to screen yourself and withdraw prior to starting the recruitment process. Illegal use or possession of drugs The following examples of illegal drug use or possession will be considered automatic disqualifiers for applicants, with no exceptions: Any adult use or possession of a drug classified as a hallucinogenic within three years prior to application for employment. Any adult use or possession of marijuana within one year prior to application for employment. Any other illegal adult use or possession of a drug not mentioned above (including cocaine) within three years prior to application for employment. Any illegal adult use or possession of a drug while employed in any law enforcement capacity, military police, or as a student enrolled in college accredited courses related to the criminal justice field. Any adult manufacture or cultivation of a drug or illegal substance. Failure to divulge to the Department any information about personal illegal use or possession of drugs. Any drug test of the applicant, during the course of the hiring process, where illegal drugs are detected. The following examples of illegal drug use or possession will be considered in relationship to the overall background of that individual and may result in disqualification: Any illegal use or possession of a drug as a juvenile. Any illegal adult use or possession of a drug that does not meet the criteria of the automatic disqualifiers specified above (e.g., marijuana use longer than one year ago or cocaine use longer than three years.) Any illegal or unauthorized use of prescription medications. Motor Vehicle Operations Receipt of three or more moving violations (or any single violation of a potential life threatening violation, such as reckless driving, speed contest, suspect of a pursuit, etc.) within three years prior to application. Moving violations for which there is a factual finding of innocence shall not be included. Involvement as a driver in two or more chargeable (at fault) collisions within three years prior to date of application. A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within three years prior to application or any two convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Arrests Conviction of any criminal offense classified as a misdemeanor under California law within three years prior to application. Conviction for two or more misdemeanor offenses under California law as an adult. Conviction of any offense classified as a misdemeanor under California law while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers.) Admission(s) of having committed any act amounting to a felony (including felony-misdemeanor offenses) under California law, as an adult, within five years prior to application or while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers.) Admission(s) of administrative conviction of any act while employed as a peace officer (including military police officers) involving lying, falsification of any official report or document, or theft. Admission(s) of any act of domestic violence as defined by law, committed as an adult. Admission(s) of any criminal act, whether misdemeanor or felony, committed against children including but not limited to: molesting or annoying children, child abduction, child abuse, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, or indecent exposure. Acts of consensual unlawful intercourse accomplished between two minors shall not be included, unless more than four years difference in age existed at the time of the acts. Having any outstanding warrant of arrest at the time of application. Conviction of a felony under Federal or California Law. Integrity Any material misstatement of fact or significant admission/omission during the application or background process may be disqualifying, including inconsistent statements made during the initial background interview (Personal History Statement or Supplemental Questionnaire) or polygraph examination or discrepancies between this background investigation and other investigations conducted by other law enforcement agencies. Any forgery, alteration, or intentional omission of material facts on an official employment application document or sustained episodes of academic cheating. Tattoos Employees shall not display any tattoos, body art, brand, scarification or mutilation while on-duty or when wearing any part of the Police uniform. All visible tattoos, body art, brands, scarification or mutilation shall be covered by an approved uniform or by wearing a skin patch of neutral tone. This policy also does not apply to Police Recruits while they are attending a Police Academy or participating in Academy sponsored functions. The policy will apply to Police Recruits while they are performing any official duty, in uniform, outside of the Police Academy. Body Art Body piercing or alteration to any area of the body visible in any authorized uniform or attire that is a deviation from normal anatomical features and which is not medically required is prohibited. Such body alteration includes, but is not limited to: Tongue splitting or piercing. The complete or transdermal implantation of any material other than hair replacement. Abnormal shaping of the ears, eyes, nose or teeth. Branding or scarification. Work Traits Having been disciplined by any employer (including military) as an adult for abuse of leave, gross insubordination, dereliction of duty, or persistent failure to follow established policies and regulations. Having been involuntarily dismissed (for any reason other than layoff) from two or more employers as an adult. Having held more than seven paid positions with different employers within the past four years, or more than 15 paid positions with different employers in the past ten years (excluding military). Students who attend school away from their permanent legal residence may be excused from this requirement. Having undergone personal bankruptcy more than once, having current financial obligations for which legal judgments have not been satisfied, currently having wages garnished, or any other history of financial instability. Uttering any epithet derogatory of another person's race, religion, gender, national origin or sexual orientation. Having been disciplined by any employer as an adult for fighting in the workplace.