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File #: 18-0701    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/20/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/8/2018 Final action: 5/8/2018
Title: Human Resources Department and Probation Department recommending the Board approve the revised minimum qualification pattern to the existing Sr. Deputy Probation Officer - Institutions classification specification. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Sr. Deputy Probation Officer - Institutions CLEAN 5-8-18, 2. B - Sr. Deputy Probation Officer - Institutions REDLINE 5-8-18
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Human Resources Department and Probation Department recommending the Board approve the revised minimum qualification pattern to the existing Sr. Deputy Probation Officer - Institutions classification specification.

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Human Resources Department and Probation Department recommending the Board approve the revised minimum qualification pattern to the existing Sr. Deputy Probation Officer - Institutions classification specification.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Human Resources Department, through collaboration with the Probation Department and the El Dorado County Probation Officer’s Association, amended the minimum qualification education pattern for the Board’s consideration. The experience pattern will remain as-is.

Old education pattern language:
Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree. Major coursework in psychology, counseling or a related field is desirable.

Proposed education pattern language:
Possession of an associate degree or completion of sixty (60) college level semester units, which includes nine (9) units of coursework in areas such as psychology, counseling, criminal justice, sociology, communications, political science, human development, or a related field.

This change not only adds the requirement of nine (9) job-related semester units, but also will clarify any confusion on what is meant by “equivalent to” an associate degree and ensure consistent interpretation when screening applications.

This request is outside of the County-wide classification study implementation, as we are asking that the existing classification specification be updated; further, we believe this revision is outside of the authority of the Director of Human Resources. However, revised classification specifications and recommended allocations for the Probation Department will be brought before Board for approval and adoption in phase III of the class study implementation.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board could choose to reje...

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