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File #: 20-0802    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/10/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Probation Department recommending the Board authorize the continued underfill of one Senior Deputy Probation Officer allocation with a Deputy Probation Officer I/II into FY 2020-21. FUNDING: General Fund.
Related files: 21-0708
Title
Probation Department recommending the Board authorize the continued underfill of one Senior Deputy Probation Officer allocation with a Deputy Probation Officer I/II into FY 2020-21.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Probation Department’s (Probation) juvenile facilities’ staffing structures have undergone many changes in the past year.

The Placerville Juvenile Hall (JH) was closed effective June 30, 2019, juvenile detention operations were consolidated to the South Lake Tahoe Juvenile Treatment Center (JTC), and a reduction in force was completed consistent with the JH closure (Item 19-0622, 4/30/19, #32, Resolution 064-2019).

Due to closure of the JH, the dual-level management structure of the Juvenile Facilities was no longer required. An amendment to Probation’s Authorized Personnel Allocations was made on August 13, 2019 (Item 19-0919, #15). The amendment further restructured management of the Juvenile Detention Facilities and approved the addition of the Superintendent - Institutions position.

The JTC has experienced an unanticipated retirement of a Sr. Deputy Probation Officer (Sr DPO). Currently there are no eligible, interested, or promotable candidates for the Sr DPO vacancy. However, the position must be filled to maintain the number of officers required under Title 15 to staff the JTC. Probation intends to run a Sr DPO recruitment, and it is anticipated there will be candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the Sr DPO position in the Fall of this year. In order to ensure adequate staffing and coverage and to minimize additional overtime wages that would be caused by leaving this position vacant; taking into consideration the previously mentioned changes, Probation feels at this time the vacant position can best be filled with a Deputy Probation Officer I/II.

The normal practice, as provided in the Personnel Rules, is to adjust a Departments' personnel allocations to match filled positions during the...

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