Contra Costa County, CA is seeking a Chief Probation Officer. The ideal candidate will have previous experience managing a large workforce of dedicated probation professionals. A strong ethical compass and a commitment to the professional development and well-being of the department’s employees is required. The Chief Probation Officer will be politically savvy yet apolitical and will have in-depth experience in organizational and personnel management including setting priorities, holding staff accountable, and moving the department forward in a fast-paced environment. The next Chief Probation Officer is expected to embrace evidence-based programs that induce cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation in those being supervised. A critical success factor for the Chief Probation Officer will be the proven ability to bring people with varied interests together to discuss and come to agreement on important and complex issues affecting the department. In particular, continuing to successfully Chair the Community Correction Partnership and fully engage its members, the community, justice partners, and local law enforcement agencies is critical to the wellbeing of the department.