Deputy Director Parole & Probation

$109,356 - $147,631 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Mar 10, 2023
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Deputy Director Parole & Probation

Job ID: 106918

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring.
We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on March 29, 2023.


Annual Pay Range: $109,355.56 - $147,630.59

Hourly Pay Range: $52.574787 - $70.976243

(Classified as Community Corrections Manager, Senior)

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 16 hours of vacation accrual per month
• 8 hours of sick accrual per month
• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):
• Employer-paid 6% PERS retirement contribution(The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)
• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• Executive-level employees receive a county-paid contribution of 6.27% of base salary into 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time non-represented group 1 County position.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is seeking a Parole and Probation Deputy Director to oversee and assist in the administration of the Parole and Probation Division reporting to the Division Captain. This position will be required to carry a department issued firearm in the performance of their duties.

The Parole and Probation Division has the unique opportunity to interface and build community partnerships with all disciplines of the Criminal Justice System. These partnerships allow us to creatively fulfill our mission of providing supervision, resources intervention and treatment for our justice involved individuals and creating a network of services to support the victims of their crimes. Members of the Division represent the county on various committees, boards and at trainings on local, state and national levels taking an active role in influencing and implementing best practices. As a division, we value a collaborative and innovative approach to meeting workforce needs and the varied and diverse populations we serve. We value teamwork, collaboration, interpersonal relationships and professionalism in all we do.

The Deputy Director will provide leadership to Community Corrections and Probation and Parole programs. This position represents Community Corrections and promotes overall organizational values.

Competitive candidates will have prior management or supervisory experience, excellent communication and leadership skills, technical knowledge and experience in Probation and Parole supervision, victim services, community corrections programing and treatment, experience using evidence based practices, and have current Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Parole and Probation, Corrections or Law Enforcement certification or the ability to become certified within one year.


All Sheriff's Office positions require a complete Statement of Personal History Form (SPH).

Only those applicants selected will need to submit the SPH. The SPH is due 10 calendar days AFTER you have been notified. Applicants will receive instructions from the Department of Human Resources or the Sheriff's Office on how to login to the electronic SPH.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of six (6) years of experience in the field of community corrections or related field that would provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the responsibilities of this position. Three (3) years of which will include experience managing and/or supervising staff and programs.
• A minimum of 80 hours of leadership training.
• Experience with budget development, implementation, administration and management.
• Strong interpersonal skills that translate into the following:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to multitask and prioritize projects within time constraints and competing deadlines
• Commitment to promote and foster a supportive and collaborative work environment
• Strong independent decision-making, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and partnerships both internally and externally

• Must be currently DPSST Probation & Parole or Corrections certified by date of hire.

• Must be 21 years of age by the date of employment.
• Must be a United States citizen or be one within eighteen (18) months of hire.
• Must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate of high school equivalency, or a bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
• Must be free from convictions of a serious nature, such as domestic violence, drug-trafficking and manufacturing, and any felony.
• Must be willing to be fingerprinted and have fingerprints filed with the State.
• Visual and Hearing Acuity: Must meet the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training requirements as detailed in Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) 259­-008­0000,

• Must meet the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tattoo policy. See our FAQ's for details
• Must possess Middle Management Certification from DPSST within two (2) years of hire.
• Must possess Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) certification, CPR certification and First-aid certification within six (6) months of hire.
• Must be legally able to possess a firearm.
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
• Must pass an extensive background investigation, including national fingerprint records check.
• Must pass a post-offer physical assessment; accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
• Eight (8) or more years of experience in community corrections or related field.
• Experience with legislative process and testimony.
• Experience working in state, county and local government.
• Experience managing, tracking, approving and developing budget funds.
• Experience managing a Community Corrections program.
• Five (5) or more years of experience managing and/or supervising staff and programs.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Assists the Captain in the administration of division personnel, programs, services and operations; acts as the director in their absence; manages individual projects as requested by higher level command staff; develops systems and controls to improve quality of performance and customer services; performs research studies and prepares reports; analyzes solutions and costs; recommends and implements improvements to corrections programs.

2. Oversees and monitors management staff responsible for division personnel; maintains contact with adjudicating authority, public agencies and other County departments and employees; participates in program management meetings; supports supervisory staff in resolving complaints made by the public and/or program participants.

3. Develops and administers corrections, probation and parole, and residential services operations plans, policies and procedures; develops and oversees implementation of procedures and guidelines to meet established goals and standards; analyzes legislation which may affect division activities; ensures compliance with Federal, State and local statutes, rules and regulations.

4. Hires and directs management, supervisory, professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and food services staff to provide quality service to citizens and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments; provides consultation and direction to divisions on personnel issues such as discipline, grievances, staffing, recruitment, employee development, employee relations, promotions and layoffs; may participate in collective bargaining processes as a member of the management negotiating team.

5. Prepares and administers contracts for services and capital purchases; prepares requests for proposals; negotiates terms and conditions; monitors contracted services for legal, fiscal and program compliance.

6. Participates in the development and administration of annual and supplemental budgets for residential services, probation and parole programs, and correctional programs; forecasts, monitors and reviews programs' budgets, revenues and expenditures; researches alternate funding sources; prepares and/or reviews grant proposals; coordinates presentation of budget proposals to County Budget Committee and Board of County Commissioners; coordinates fiscal operations with County Finance.

7. Provides direction and assistance to management staff regarding technical, procedural and policy issues; reviews statutory interpretations and utilization of resources; develops, coordinates and monitors division goals and results related to County-wide initiatives.

8. Represents the division and CCSO to public and private agencies and groups; makes technical presentations before commissions, boards and the public; participates in task forces to coordinate intergovernmental programs; develops processes to ensure that responses to citizen inquiries and complaints are timely and effective.

9. Coordinates the activities of contractors and County personnel providing maintenance, repair, and purchase of equipment, supplies and services for division programs.


Thorough knowledge of: Practices and procedures of the adult criminal justice system, including sentencing, restitution, and supervision in the community; administration of correctional programs; laws, policies, rules and standards applicable to the administration of a community based residential services program or probation and parole programs; behavior and adjustment problems of adult offenders; corrections theory and methods including security procedures; participatory management theories; techniques of grant preparation and administration; principles and practices of public administration, including management analysis, organizational design, program planning and analysis, budget, grant and contract administration and personnel management; government financing methods and funding sources; state and local government operating methods and procedures; techniques of negotiation and public relations.

Skill to: Develop and implement operational policies; develop and evaluate goals, procedures, objectives and programs; plan, organize, direct, coordinate and supervise an administrative services program; formulate and evaluate policies and procedures; develop, evaluate and justify division budget requests and grant proposals; administer and control the distribution of funds according to approved budget or grant; compile and analyze data and develop recommendations; design, develop and implement systems and procedures for efficient department or division operations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement, probation, court personnel, service agencies, contractors, elected officials, government agencies, County employees and the public; interpret and apply provisions of federal, state and local legislation, rules and regulations affecting the administration of division policies and programs; plan, assign, organize, evaluate and direct the work of supervisory, professional, administrative and food service personnel; prepare clear and concise reports; resolve complaints tactfully while dealing with the public or residents.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.


“A Tradition of Service Since 1845.” The CCSO mission is to provide public safety services to the people in Clackamas County so they can experience a safe and secure community. CCSO will fulfill the mission of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office through teamwork and partnerships, as reflected in our core values.


The CCSO serves over 400,000 residents of the County with over 400 employees. As the County's largest law enforcement agency the Sheriff's Office patrols the unincorporated areas of the county as well as several cities that have contracted with CCSO to provide law enforcement for them. The CCSO has many specialized units such as canine, motorcycle patrol, the dive team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), search and rescue, narcotics investigation (SIU), detectives and Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Sheriff's Office is also required by law to provide correctional facilities for the county and to offer support services to other agencies in the County, such as: the jail, special units and occasionally personnel resources.

The CCSO is committed to enhancing a diverse workforce through principles of active recruitment in the community, equal employment opportunity and positive human resource management. The Administration and staff of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office adopts a philosophy and practice that we recognize the full potential of all employees, treating all persons with respect, fairness and impartiality.

The Parole & Probation Division provides supervision, resources, intervention, treatment & victim services to justice involved individuals and crime victims so they can experience and contribute to a safe community.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).



Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


Lindsay White, Recruiter

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