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Policy Advisor

Type of Appointment: Career Service - Reg Appt

Minimum Rate: $109,999.00

Maximum Rate: $141,707.00

Closing date: 05/14/2024

General Job Information

Job Summary

This position is located in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the District of Columbia (CJCC).  CJCC is an independent agency within the District of Columbia government. CJCC’s mission is to serve as the District of Columbia’s forum for District and federal members to identify cross-cutting local criminal and juvenile justice system issues and achieve coordinated solutions for the criminal and juvenile justice systems. CJCC also facilitate and supports member-identified priorities, strategies and initiatives that will improve public safety and related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims, and justice-involved individuals.

This position functions as a Policy Advisor with responsibility for identifying policy issues, proposing solutions, and facilitating implementation of multi-agency efforts to help implement those solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for policy advisement and project management in support of priority areas identified by CJCC members and the Executive Director. Facilitates committee and workgroup meetings with staff from relevant District and federal agencies and other stakeholder groups. Facilitates the development and implementation of multi-agency projects to address justice system issues that have been identified by committee and workgroup members. Plans and convenes training and technical assistance and information sessions with respect to CJCC priority areas. As delegated by the supervisor, the Policy Advisor has the authority and responsibility for the successful completion of projects, including oversight of projects conducted by contractors, and develops comprehensive plans showing the tasks, target dates and persons responsible for the various activities for the duration of identified projects (as appropriate).

Conducts in-depth research and analysis of criminal justice policy issues.  Presents critical observations, findings and recommendations on criminal justice policy and legislation and their effect on the District’s justice system activities.  Develops other quantitative and qualitative analyses, as required, consistent with commonly accepted practices for program evaluation.  Assures that policy issues and recommendations are well-defined and recommends needed amendments to laws, regulations, and other rules.  Reviews technical, financial, and administrative correspondence and reports, identifying complex and unusual problems; discusses with responsible manager; and provides substantive recommendations. Prepares policy statements and reviews and assesses the impact of proposed legislation on functions, responsibilities, and operations of the agency, as directed. Assesses, compiles and reviews data to develop policies, procedures and/or systems for establishing, operating and assessing the effectiveness of agency activities. Prepares grant applications to obtain funding to support research, analysis and technical support related to CJCC priority areas. Supports the supervisor in developing responses to high-level inquiries from the Mayor, the City Administrator, CJCC members, the Council of the District of Columbia, or others regarding issues of significant importance and/or consequence, complexity, or sensitivity. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the applicant must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level int he normal line of progression.

Licenses and Certification

None

Working Conditions/Environment

The work is normally performed in an office setting.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: CS-0301-14 

Promotion Potential: None

Duration of Appointment: Career Service - Regular Appointment

Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

The District of Columbia maintains a drug free work environment policy. All District employees are subject to post-accident/incident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

The incumbent of this position wil be subject to a criminal background check that will be conducted pursuant to internal agency policy.

EEO Statement: This District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, secual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Please apply at: careers.dc.gov

 

Director of Research and Policy, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

ES-0301-09

General Information

Job Summary 

The position is located in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), an independent agency, which serves as a forum for identifying challenges and generating solutions to enhance public safety and the fair administration of justice for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims, and justice-involved individuals. CJCC facilitates information sharing and collaboration; conducts research and analysis; and provides training and technical assistance on behalf of its District and federal member agencies.

As the Research and Policy Director, incumbent has both internal and external responsibilities ranging from managing policy and research operations to engaging with stakeholders across the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. Incumbent provides expertise in criminal justice policy and in conducting research, analysis, and evaluation of criminal justice systems, policies, and procedures. Incumbent is delegated latitude to exercise judgment in managing the policy and research operations of the CJCC and uses considerable discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent acts on behalf of the Executive Director to direct, manage, administer, monitor, and oversee activities to ensure the effective and successful operations of the agency's policy and research functions.  Provides leadership on agency-wide issues to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the agency leadership team. Supervises Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) staff to include assigning, reviewing, and approving staff projects and tasks; defining milestones and deliverables; ensuring staff employ sound quantitative and qualitative methodologies for research, analysis, and evaluation projects; and reviewing and commenting on draft research and analytical products to ensure accuracy and clarity. Provides expert judgment on the relevance and quality of alternative data sources and methodological approaches. Identifies and capitalizes on opportunities to harness social science approaches to provide insight into CJCC priority areas and issues related to public safety and justice system operations.  Facilitates the development of data and information sharing agreements for the CJCC. Facilitates the agency's lnteragency Research Advisory Committee (IRAC). Supervises Policy staff to include assigning, reviewing, and approving staff projects and tasks; defining milestones and deliverables; collaborating with co-chairs of CJCC committees and workgroups to set priorities and agendas; facilitating meetings, when needed; reviewing meeting summaries for accuracy and clarity; and overseeing implementation of multi-agency projects agreed upon by committee and workgroup members. 

Monitors performance of SAC and Policy staff to include providing performance standards and ratings; identifying professional development opportunities; providing coaching and feedback; recommending promotions; initiating necessary disciplinary actions; and approving/disapproving leave. Assesses SAC and Policy staffing needs and makes staff selections in concert with the Executive Serves as a technical authority on criminal justice policy, research and analysis and provides recommendations to the Executive Director and CJCC members.Provides advisory services to internal and external entities on the development and interpretation of policy and its stages of development. Represents the agency in external meetings with the CJCC members, Council, community organizations, and other criminal justice and public safety stakeholders. In consultation with the Executive Director, oversees the planning and convening of webinars, summits, and conferences hosted by the CJCC. Ensures summaries from committee meetings, webinars and information sessions, and public meetings are well-documented, and coordinates follow up regarding action items. Contributes to the review and proposal of legislation with respect to CJCC's research and policy functions. Contributes to the agency's annual performance plan, key performance indicators, workload measures, strategic initiatives, and key accomplishments. Contributes to the preparation of the agency's annual budget with respect to research and policy functions. Contributes to the agency's procurement efforts, including reviewing Statements of Work and evaluating technical proposals and bids from vendors. Supports executive decision-making by identifying best practices; discerning the political and community environment; understanding the dynamics and interrelationships of partners and stakeholders; and assessing the risks, benefits, strengths, and weaknesses associated with particular proposals or courses of action. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Education

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the incumbent must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

Working Conditions/Environment

The work is performed in an adequately lit and climate-controlled office.

Licenses and Certifications

None

Domicile Requirement

This position requires the selected individual to become a domiciliary of the District of Columbia. The selected individual must either: (1) be a domiciliary of the District of Columbia at the time of appointment and maintain such domicile during the period of the appointment; or (2) become a domiciliary of the District of Columbia within 180 days of the date of the appointment and maintain such domicile during the period of the appointment.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday; 8:15 am – 4:45 pm; The position requires attendance at biannual or quarterly CJCC public meetings that may occur after regular office hours, as well as occasional community meetings on nights and weekends.

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: ES-0301-09

Salary Range: $119,810-$179,716

Promotional Potential: None

Collective Bargaining Unit: (Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Position Designation(s): The position has been deemed security-sensitive, pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background and traffic records, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks, and traffic records for the duration of your tenure.

The District of Columbia government maintains a drug free work environment policy. All District employees are subject to post-accident/incident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, credit information, homeless status, and/or victims or family members of victims of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Interested candidates must submit a resume to [email protected] for consideration. Applications will be screened as they are received. Only individuals who meet the minimum qualifications will be contacted.

 

Attorney Advisor

General Job Information

Job Summary

The position is located in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), an independent agency, which serves as a forum for identifying challenges and generating solutions to enhance public safety and the fair administration of justice for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims, and justice-involved individuals. CJCC facilitates information sharing and collaboration; conducts research and analysis; and provides training and technical assistance on behalf of its District and federal member agencies.

As an Attorney Advisor, incumbent is responsible for providing proficient legal advice to the Executive Director and agency staff with respect to agency policies and procedures; information sharing agreements and memoranda of understandings; and the impact of federal and local laws, regulations, policies, and orders on CJCC operations, as well as criminal and juvenile justice system operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Incumbent monitors, reviews, and interprets Federal and District laws, rules, regulations, legislation, administrative and executive orders to determine the effect on CJCC’s operations and the District’s criminal and juvenile justice system operations. Determines the agency’s need for revised laws and regulations through discussions with the Executive Director, staff, and other technical personnel; recommends and drafts new enabling legislation and amendments to existing legislation and regulations for consideration by policy makers and legislative bodies. Performs complex research on laws, rules, regulations, administrative and executive orders, and legislation by tracking proposals, reports, hearings, and bills, and submitting assembled information to supervisor for determination of appropriate actions. Prepares memoranda on legal questions and proposals and drafts documents to relay critical observations, findings, and recommendations on proposed changes.

In consultation with the Executive Director, responds to Congressional and Council inquiries regarding proposed legislation. Notifies the Executive Director and relevant agency staff of Congressional and Council hearings and proposed legislation related to CJCC operations or criminal and juvenile justice system operations. Drafts agreements to facilitate data and information sharing between CJCC and federal and District agencies with respect to research and analysis, multi-agency efforts, and JUSTIS, the District’s Integrated Justice Information System (IJIS). Trains agency staff on laws, rules, regulations, and administrative and executive orders that affect CJCC operations and criminal and juvenile justice system operations and information sharing. Supports the agency in complex administrative hearings, and prepares evidence, briefs,

motions, and other documents to support cases, as necessary, and assists the agency and/or the Executive Director with litigation. Gives advice regarding compliance with applicable personnel regulations and agreements, including advice related to personnel actions. Serves as the agency’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer, ensuring the prompt review of all FOIA and public document requests, and when required, coordinates those requests with other organizational elements. Provides recommendations regarding the releasability of CJCC records to members of the public, along with the responsive documents. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Education

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the incumbent must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

Working Conditions/Environment

The work is typically performed in an office setting.

Licenses and Certifications

Graduated with a Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) at the time of appointment.

Must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the District of Columbia, or eligible for waiver into the bar. (If eligible for waiver, incumbent must successfully obtain admission to the D.C. Bar within 360 days of commencing employment).

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday; 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. This position requires attendance at biannual or quarterly CJCC public meetings that may occur after regular office hours, as well as occasional community meetings on nights and weekends.

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: LA-0905-13

Salary Range:  $108,996.00 - $141,678.00

Promotional Potential: None

Collective Bargaining Unit: (Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

The District of Columbia government maintains a drug free work environment policy. All District employees are subject to post-accident/incident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

The incumbent of this position will be subject to a criminal background check that will beconducted pursuant to internal agency policy.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, credit information, homeless status, and/or victims or family members of victims of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking.

Closing Date: May 28, 2024.

Please apply at: careers.dc.gov

 

 

Statistician

General Job Information

Job Summary

This position is in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). CJCC is an independent agency within the District of Columbia government. The mission of CJCC is to foster systemic change in the justice system, serving as a forum to identify issues and their solutions, proposing actions and facilitating cooperation what will improve public safety and related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, victims, and offenders.

This position serves as an expert, authoritative Statistician, responsible for performing one or more of the following major duty functions: management and maintenance of the DC Statistical Analysis Center; leading key criminal and juvenile justice research and analysis; providing consultation on relevant and methodologically rigorous analyses; and collaborating with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice on the District’s criminal and juvenile justice data. The incumbent provides professional consultation in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods to gather, research, analyze, interpret, and/or report quantified information.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as the expert consultant on the statistical aspects of various matters relevant to the criminal and juvenile justice system, or on the technical aspects of a specialized statistical activity, and as such, provides authoritative counsel. Serves as the activity representative to deal with commitment authority for decisions relating to agency statistical resources. Plans, develops and provides technical direction for statistical research programs, where the investigations involve citywide and national data collection problems, which have a bearing on public policy, and/or affect the administrative operational policies of a department or agency of the District or Federal government. Conducts an analysis of the root causes that led to the incarceration of current committed youth, including a voluntary survey of a current committed youth and any self-reported adverse childhood experiences. Evaluates the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs by collecting available information from other District agencies on the education, employment, and criminal justice outcomes for currently or previously committed youth, who under twenty-four years of age. Designs and implements evaluations, studies and surveys -- to include the development and dissemination of survey instruments, analyzing and evaluating both quantitative and qualitative results; and prepares reports on findings for publication or presentation.

Determines the best and most efficient ways to collect quantitative information. Utilizes advanced quantitative methods from the fields of statistics and data mining to support CJCC initiatives and priorities. Analyzes findings, evaluates the statistical limitations of available data, and specifies the range of logically possible explanations of the findings; discovers the meaning of facts; and presents original or derived data in their most pertinent form, which may include text, graphs, charts, tables, and models. Oversees the work of data analysts and research interns; lending statistical, methodological and analytical expertise to shape and direct juvenile and criminal justice research within CJCC, coordinating major research projects with staff; reviewing the work; and providing direction as needed. Oversees the data collection activities, conduct analysis, and prepare statistical reports for CJCC and/ or public dissemination. Conducts in-depth analysis of data and disseminates the results of those analyses. Establishes procedures for data storage and retrieval. Develops and maintains wide, continuing relationships with ranking statistical executives, both within and outside the District and Federal government, on broad statistical programs to avoid overlap of objectives and to ensure integration of coordinated statistical programming. Provides final budget recommendations for statistical activities in support of agency programs. Collaborates with CJCC programmatic staff to determine deliverables for grant applications, and white papers, conferences, forums, and summits. Responds to requests for statistical information from partner agencies. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Education

Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.

-OR-

Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

Working Conditions/Environment

The work is sedentary in nature.

Licenses and Certifications

None

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday; 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-1530-14

Salary Range: $109,999.00 - $141,707.00

Promotional Potential: None

Collective Bargaining Unit: (Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

The District of Columbia government maintains a drug free work environment policy. All District employees are subject to post-accident/incident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, credit information, homeless status, and/or victims or family members of victims of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking.

Closing Date: June 12, 2024

Please apply at: careers.dc.gov