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Deputy Executive Director: Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Job Summary

position is located in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), an independent District of Columbia agency. The mission of the CJCC is to serve as the forum for identifying issues and their solutions, proposing actions, and facilitating cooperation that will improve public safety and the related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims, and offenders. CJCC draws upon local and federal agencies and individuals to develop recommendations and strategies for accomplishing this mission.

The Deputy Executive Director position will have both internal and external responsibilities, ranging from implementing the agency's strategic priorities to managing day-to-day operations. The Deputy Executive Director will partner closely with the Executive Director to chart CJCC's future growth and direction. The incumbent is delegated latitude to exercise judgment in managing the operations, under the direction of the Executive Director, on major decisions regarding priorities and the order in which to accomplish them, assuring that the agency's needs are met, and objectives and overall goals are achieved.

Major Duties

Acts on behalf of the Executive Director to direct, manage, administer, monitor and oversee operations and activities that conform to the agency's mission, goals and objectives. In partnership with the Executive Director, the incumbent ensures the effective and successful operations of the agency.

Executes on behalf of the Executive Director those duties associated with the independent Personnel Authority provided to the agency under the DC Merit Personnel Act.

Provides leadership and direction to designated agency staff, either directly or indirectly, through subordinate supervisors. Makes staff selections in concert with the Executive Director, provides performance ratings and standards, recommends promotions, approves/disapproves leave, initiates necessary disciplinary action and assigns, adjusts, directs and reviews staff work.
Supervises staff on the development of plans and schedules; defines milestones and deliverables; monitors activities; and evaluates and reports accomplishments. Responsible for regularly updating the agency’s employee manual(s).

Assists the Executive Director with developing the agency's strategic plans and work-plans, including evaluating operations and functions; developing business plans and strategic initiatives; generating ideas and plans for improvements; developing and implementing new procedures and policies; assessing staffing needs and analyzing financial and operations data and related activities. Responsible for reporting on agency operations.

Provides expertise to support executive decision-making processes by discerning and describing the interrelationship of facts and issues regarding CJCC operations. Identifies best practices and other objective criteria to evaluate the issues.

Assesses the political/community environment and potential impact, risks, benefits, strengths and/or weaknesses associated with particular proposals or courses of action. Assures that recommendations made are well-defined and coordinated and include the use of multidisciplinary approaches sufficient to meet the established and anticipated needs of decision makers.

Responsible for developing and maintaining agency agreements. Serves as the agency’s Freedom of Information Officer.

Participates in the preparation of the agency's annual budget and reviews financial reports to ensure adherence to budget. Assists with other financial functions including, but not limited to, seeking additional funding methods.

Develops Requests for Proposal/Requests for Bids, evaluates proposals; provides direction to and oversees/evaluates the work of vendors/contractors.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge

Ranking Factor #1: Mastery of the operations and functioning of state and local criminal and juvenile justice systems. Mastery of the District of Columbia's criminal justice system.
Ranking Factor #2: Professional knowledge and skills in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to conduct in-depth research of program/operational and project issues to review and analyze complex issues, and to prepare clear, in-depth reports of studies and recommendations.
Ranking Factor #3: Demonstrated skill and experience in providing leadership in a managerial capacity and in providing leadership in a team based environment. Ability to supervise, mentor, motivate, appraise and work with subordinate supervisors and non-supervisory employees.
Ranking Factor #4: Skill in budget development, implementation, review and monitoring practices. Ability to solicit and develop grant proposals to perform functions related to system-wide criminal and juvenile justice priorities.
Ranking Factor #5: Ability to prepare and deliver oral and written reports, briefings and other communication on complex matters of a programmatic, technical and/or administrative nature. Ability to represent an organization before executive, legislative bodies and the media.

Education and Work Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year-college or university in criminal justice, law, or other social science related field of study, plus a minimum of at least seven (7) years of work related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience which exhibits the ability to perform satisfactorily in the position.

Domicile Requirements

There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment. The law also requires that Excepted Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.

Salary Range for the Position:
Interested individuals should submit, a resume, and ranking factors, to:
Office of the Director- Staffing Division
DC Department of Human Resources
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 300 South
Washington, DC 20001
Or by email. ([email protected])

The District of Columbia is an equal opportunity employer.
In accordance with the DC Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, DC Official Code § 2-1401.01