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ADULT PROBATION DIRECTOR
TRAVIS COUNTY (Austin, TX)
Travis County (Austin, TX) is seeking an ADULT PROBATION DIRECTOR to establish and maintain Adult Probation services for adult offenders in accordance with Texas Code of Criminal Procedures. Oversees Pretrial Services, including the Travis County Drug Court(s) in accordance with the objectives, policies, and procedures of the Travis County Criminal District Judges, and all relevant statutory provisions. This job classification is appointed by the District and County Judges.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plans for future services and budgetary needs. Manages personnel, equipment, facilities and finances. Evaluates services and employees. Confers with staff supervisors to coordinate activities of individual sections with department goals and objectives.
- Develops and implements managerial and monitoring systems to ensure compliance with State and County statutory requirements. Maintains awareness of laws, regulations, actions and events which affect level, quality or cost of adult probation and pretrial services.
- Serves as liaison to County offices, public and private agencies, and general public concerning adult probation and pretrial services. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with and meets regular with agencies and organizations in the community regarding policies and resources available for treatment of probationers and pretrial clients.
- Visits department's satellite offices to ensure provision of adequate services from each office. Ensures departmental personnel receive in-service and training for maximum effectiveness.
- Schedules and conducts regular staff meetings to communicate legal or procedural changes and to interpret department policies and procedures. Meets with individual District Judges and attends Community Justice Assistance Division meetings.
Education and Experience:Experience and education equivalent to at least one year of full-time casework, counseling or community work experience and six (6) years of responsible upper-level management experience in probation or parole, or a related field and a Master's degree in business or public administration or the social or behavioral sciences or a related field. Must be eligible for certification by the Texas Community Justice Assistance Division as a Probation Officer.
Salary Range: $117,037.44 - $187,259.76 plus Comprehensive Benefit Package
Application Deadline is June 17, 2013.
Application Instructions: View the detailed job announcement and apply online at http://www.co.travis.tx.us/human_resources/jobs/opportunities.asp
Posted on 05/21/13
PROGRAM RESEARCH SPECIALIST 3
NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES (Albany, NY)
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is a criminal justice support agency with a variety of responsibilities, including collection and analysis of statewide criminal justice data; operation of the DNA databank and criminal fingerprint files; and administration of federal and state criminal justice funds that serve criminal justice populations. DCJS also advises the Governor on programs to improve the effectiveness of New York's justice system.
The Program Research Specialist 3 (CJ) will be assigned to the Office of Justice Research and Performance (OJRP). This office plays a major role in many policy and program areas and evaluates program effectiveness. The incumbent will participate in a new process to conduct fidelity reviews of programs that serve criminal justice populations. The candidate will establish operating procedures, and work closely with local programs and other DCJS units. An understanding of criminal justice policies and programs is essential, as the incumbent will monitor program effectiveness and outcomes, analyze statewide program needs and coordinate with providers that serve criminal justice populations. Experience using SPSS or comparable software to analyze data is preferred. The incumbent may also direct or supervise the work of other researchers.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and at least three years of research experience in the field of criminal justice. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice may be substituted for one year or a master's degree in criminal justice may be substituted for two years of this experience. Candidates must also have nine (9) semester credit hours in statistics, economics, econometrics, or research methods and three years of subsequent professional research experience in the collection and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review and analysis of program operations.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of implementation science and an interest in program fidelity. Experience in one or more of the following is also highly desirable:
- Quality assurance, monitoring, and/or field work
- Direct program and/or program implementation experience
- Familiarity with the evaluation of criminal justice programs that serve offenders in the community
Applications must be received by: May 31, 2013. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Theresa Geleta, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, Human Resources, 80 South Swan Street, Albany, New York 12210, or via e-mail to Theresa.Geleta@dcjs.ny.gov
Salary Range: $66,375 plus Comprehensive Benefit Package
Posted on 05/17/13
JUSTICE POLICY EDITOR
URBAN INSTITUTE (Washington, DC)
The Urban Institute is seeking a Justice Policy Editor to work within the Justice Policy Center to shape debate and discussions among influencers at the state and national level. The essential functions of the Justice Policy Editor will be embedded in the Justice Policy Center, which conducts nonpartisan research and evaluation designed to improve justice and public safety policies and practices. The Justice Policy editor will work alongside our researchers while also serving as a member of the Urban Institute's Strategic Communications and Outreach team.
Successful candidates should have subject matter expertise in at least some of the issues that relate to our center, which include human trafficking, forensics, policing, crime prevention, corrections and reentry of prisoners into communities. S/he is expected to build a communications program that advances the center's and the institute's goals, including developing content, conducting outreach, and building relationships with current and new audiences. S/he will leverage the knowledge, data, and relationships of the center and its scholars, and s/he will shape conversations and decisions among thought leaders who should know about the center's work.
For more information go to https://jobs-urban.icims.com/jobs/1848/job
Posted on 04/12/13
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