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Research Analyst/Associate
Justice Research and Statistics Association (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:
The Justice Research and Statistics Association, a national non-profit criminal justice research organization, is seeking a Research Analyst/Associate to work on projects designed to enhance the capacity of state and local practitioners to evaluate juvenile and criminal justice programs. The Research Associate will be responsible for planning and carrying out day-to-day activities of the projects, including providing training and technical assistance, producing publications, and developing and maintaining online evaluation resources. The position requires a master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in criminal justice or a related field, experience conducting research and program evaluation studies, and strong quantitative and qualitative skills. The successful candidate must also have excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills. This is a full-time, grant-funded position with full benefits located in Washington, DC. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter, including salary history, to cjinfo@jrsa.org and put "Research Position" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Posted on 6/27/2014

Executive Director
The Crime Research Group (CRG) of Vermont

Application Deadline: 7/23/2014

The Crime Research Group (CRG) of Vermont seeks its first Executive Director to lead a dedicated group of researchers who provide professional research services to Vermont criminal and juvenile justice agencies and the courts. The ultimate goal of this non-profit research firm is to help the state move towards data-driven decisions and the accountability they make possible. Working with professionals experienced in both quantitative and qualitative methods, the ideal Executive Director will bring a strong research background, grant writing and business development skills, familiarity with the criminal and juvenile justice systems, proven communication and networking skills, and experience managing creative people.

Minimum requirements for the position include an earned master's, doctoral or J.D. degree, at least three years' experience working in criminal or juvenile justice agencies, the courts, or justice research, and at least three years of management experience which includes supervision and financial responsibilities. Visit the CRG website at www.crgvt.org for a complete job description.

Interested applicants may email a letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position, resume, writing sample from a grant proposal you have written, and a list of three references to info@crgvt.org. Application deadline is July 23, 2014.

Posted on 7/3/2014

Public Service Executive 3
Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning(Des Moines, IA)

Application Deadline: 8/12/2014

This position serves as the Division Administrator for the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program.

Minimum Qulifications:

Applicants must meet the criminal justice selective (6 months' experience and 12 semester hours or a combination of both in one or more of the following police officer, investigator, bailiff, correctional counselor, criminal prosecutor, criminal defender, sheriff, sheriff's deputy, police detective, coursework in penology, corrections, criminal justice). Preference will be given to those who also have a statistical or public management background.

A degree from an accredited four year college or university and five years of full time professional experience such as program administration, development, management or operations; OR an equivalent combination of the required education and experience, substituting one year of full-time experience for thirty semester hours of education; OR graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program may substitute for one year of education or one year of experience; OR an equivalent combination of the required education and experience, substituting thirty semester hours of graduate coursework in Social Work, Law, Education, Engineering, or Public or Business Administration for one year of experience to a maximum of two years; OR employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year as a Public Service Executive 2, or two years as a Public Service Executive 1 or comparable management level positions.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises a staff of 20 and is responsible for a budget exceeding $6.5 million
  • Responsible for projects within the incumbent's area of expertise, including establishing work plans and timetables and determining appropriate methodologies
  • Establishes long-range program requirements/objectives and continuously evaluates organizational performance in meeting those objectives
  • Identifies and structures the direction programs should take to provide necessary product or services
  • Represents the division and the department both within and outside of the department to gain support for the division and department's program goals; serves on special committees where decisions, commitments and conclusions have considerable impact on the operation of critical agency/government programs
  • Develops/maintains effective working relationships with a broad spectrum of key officials outside of the immediate organization

Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to manage programs, work activities, and personnel
  • Knowledge of public administration, including financial management and labor relations
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop timely, economical solutions
  • Substantial knowledge of the criminal and juvenile justice system as an analyst or practitioner
  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel overnight

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Danielle Plogmann, Assistant to the Director, Department of Human Rights, 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319 or email Danielle.Plogmann@iowa.gov or FAX (515) 242-6119. Application deadline is August 12, 2014.

Salary: $61,900.80 - $95,201.60 annually

Posted on 7/23/2014

Information Technology Specialist
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:
This position is located in the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), an independent agency within the District of Columbia government. The encumbant will function as Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Application Software) and be part of an Enterprise Team, responsible for developing web-based application services for CJCC. As an IT Specialist (APPSW), the work involves translating technical specifications into programming specifications; developing, customizing, or acquiring applications software programs; and testing, debugging, and maintaining software programs.

Major Duties Include:

  • Plans and carries out difficult and complex software application projects
  • Serves as sole in-house developer member of team
  • Interprets IT policies, standards, and guidelines
  • Serves as advisor to CJCC’s IT supervisor in coordinating with CJCC partner agencies
  • Conducts analyses and recommends resolution of complex issues affecting application software
  • Monitors systems integration maintenance
  • Interfaces with vendors to resolve system configurations, problems, and other issues
  • Plans, directs, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates assigned projects

It is desirable that the incumbent possess a bachelors degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent field of study.

The full announcement and additional rating factors are available on at: http://dchr.dc.gov/node/807172

Salary: $74,263.00 - $111,395.00

Interested individuals should remit a cover letter, a resume, ranking factor responses and salary history to:
Troy Higginbotham
Human Resources Specialist
DC Department of Human Resources
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 300 South
Washington, DC 20001
or by mail: troy.higginbotham@dc.gov

Posted on 6/23/2014

Executive Director
National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (location negotiable)

Position Summary:
NAPC's stated mission is "To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and the development of programs and services for the mutual benefit of prosecutor coordinators and prosecutors." NAPC's core vision is "To equip and enhance the effectiveness of America's prosecutors."

Reporting to the NAPC Board, the Executive Director is responsible for managing NAPC as a communications and information hub and for coordinating or implementing IT projects that will create the necessary technology capacity to achieve this goal and to provide professional development and substantive information on trainings/conferences and legislative/policy matters to NAPC members.

Other essential duties include 1) managing NAPC's finances; 2) managing the NAPC/NHTSA cooperative agreement; 3) overseeing all NAPC programs and initiatives; 4) applying for and administering new grant projects; 5) coordinating the bi-annual meetings; and 6) acting as the nonvoting recording Secretary for the NAPC Board.

Minimum Qulifications:

Employment is contingent upon completion of NCIC/NCJIS, and a fingerprint criminal history check.

The ideal candidate must possess a high degree of energy and self-initiative, with exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communications skills. Required skills include planning, prioritizing and executing timelines, with attention to detail and accuracy on multiple projects simultaneously without the need for supervision.

For this position, beyond the minimum requirement of a Bachelor's degree, the ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate by some combination of a post-graduate degree and/or professional experience in criminal justice and by attitude that He or she can work independently to perform varied administrative and quasi-legal tasks required by this not-for-profit whose members work closely with local prosecutors. The right combination for this position is flexible and could include among other things:

  • Communication and consensus building among members spread across 50 states
  • A law degree, work in criminal justice public policy development
  • Successful experience in grant application/program management
  • Demonstrated ability to work with government agencies
  • Experience in employing technology to facilitate, organize and promote exchange of information among members
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management

Salary: The minimum starting salary is $60,000; salary is commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three professional references to Carol Peters, NAPC Program Director via email at Carol.Peters@napc.us

Posted on 6/12/2014

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