February 7, 2003
David H. Anderson
President, Probation & Detention Association
I want to confirm my commitment to provide opportunities for Group Supervisors to promote into the Deputy Probation Officer job series. To further this goal, I encourage and support the following steps:
- Discussing with PDA leadership the need to use closed promotional exams on a caseby-case basis to ensure that a sufficient advancement opportunities exist for group supervisors.
- Aggressively recruiting bilingual individuals for Group Supervisor position to increase the pool of internal bilingual candidates for DPO vacancies.
- Continual analysis of DPO recruitments to determine if Group Supervisors are successful in competing for DPO vacancies.
- Providing career development counseling and assistance to Group Supervisors who indicate an interest in advancement to the DPO position.
Dave, I appreciate the continued support and interest which PDA has demonstrated in career advancement for Group Supervisors and want to assert my strong support of this same goal. I am available to continue to meet with you at any time you perceive obstacles to Group Supervisor advancement. I am confident that, by working together, we can clearly identify and address any such obstacles which may arise.
Chief Probation Officer