$65,000.00 - $67,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 01/28/18
CLOSING DATE: 02/25/18 05:00 PM
DEPARTMENT: Community Services Department- Justice Services
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
PAY BAND: 400, Professional Band
JOB NUMBER: 18039
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Criminal Justice Planner performs professional and technical work involving the advancement of Justice Services programs and services. Work involves meeting facilitation, data and policy analysis, legal and scientific research, oral and written presentations, management of short-term and long-term projects, collection and distribution of information, and consultation with local criminal justice system stakeholders. Serves as staff support to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and CJCC committees.
Researches, analyzes, evaluates and develops innovative planning recommendations regarding criminal justice matters. Identifies gaps and deficiencies in the criminal justice system and makes recommendations to address service gaps.
Analyzes past and current El Paso County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) populations. Develops and evaluates strategies to address capacity issues and control the cost of managing offenders. Recommends crime prevention and early intervention programs that will help reduce recidivism.
Oversees the collection of criminal justice data for use by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and stakeholders.
Researches and provides information on evidence-based or best practices, published statistical reports and locally generated analyses.
Compares information from multiple sources and makes forecasts to identify policy and programmatic changes to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
Collects, analyzes and interprets information collected from criminal justice and other public agencies.
Evaluates proposed legislation impacting the criminal justice system in our region; provides interpretation and consultation to the CJCC, County departments and stakeholders on the impact of potential changes to policy or regulations.
Completes special projects as assigned by the CJCC and its member agencies. Provides meeting management support functions including developing agendas, meeting notes and completing directives.
Assists with providing subject matter and data for grant applications.
Trains justice system personnel in data collection and program evaluation methods.
Participates in national, regional, state and local justice associations and attends professional conferences as directed.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in social or behavioral science, research design, statistics, operations research, law, criminal justice, public administration, political science or related field. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum three (3) years experience in criminal justice planning or closely related field.
Experience in program evaluation, fidelity assessment and outcome evaluations.
Ability to implement basic scientific research design and methods, especially those for the social or behavioral sciences, including levels and types of data; standards of reliability and validity; structure and logic of experimental design; strategies for collecting data; assumptions of common statistical tests; and standards for interpreting, reporting, and displaying statistical results.
Knowledge of the case processing of defendants, offenders, victims and clients in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Knowledge of evidence-based practices in adult corrections, prevention and treatment of violence, criminal behavior, mental health and substance use.
Expertise researching and analyzing data using relevant, evidence-based and best practice methods and/or sources; advanced knowledge of SPSS statistical software preferred.
Knowledge of systems theory and group dynamics.
Ability to exercise considerable tact and courtesy and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Ability to manage several tasks and projects simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.
Ability to present complex data and information in simplified and easily understood formats using tables, graphs, or other visual aids, and explains theoretical concepts in simplified terms.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to write accurate and detailed reports, records and other documents.
Ability to think independently, rationally, analytically and critically. Must be able to act quickly and decisively in stressful situations.
Ability to motivate self and others to pursue and accept change to the status quo, when appropriate.
Ability to convey a sense of professionalism, neutrality and technical expertise.Ability to tactfully manage the concerns of policymakers.
Ability to use databases and Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook.
An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the education and experience requirements above.
Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, drug screen and motor vehicle record check.