An incumbent in this class is responsible for coordinating the goals, objectives and planning activities for programs/projects developed and/or monitored for the criminal justice community.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent in this class receives direction from an administrative superior and is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the planning process for multiple projects/programs involving the most complex and/or controversial issues impacting on major Criminal Justice system agency operations or program areas. Work includes providing staff support to various subcommittees, administering grants for various programs and assisting in the identification, evaluation and development of solutions to complex problems relating to the Criminal Justice system. In addition, a class incumbent develops and conducts training programs for various state agencies and provides technical assistance to agencies in long-range planning, goal setting and policy development. A significant aspect of the work involves obtaining the support and cooperation of Criminal Justice agency officials, community organizations and citizens groups to achieve group consensus on the identification and resolution of issues and development and implementation of programs and projects.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Coordinates and oversees projects involving Criminal Justice system issues; chairs meetings, sets agendas, develops work plans, conducts research, studies and surveys, analyzes data, assists in goal setting and project development, monitoring and evaluation; prepares final proposals for approval and implementation.
Oversees the administration of programs developed for criminal justice agencies including funding, grant administration, program promotion and policy and procedure development for program operation.
Provides technical assistance to other agencies on program planning, policy development and goal setting processes; acts as facilitator during meetings, workshops and conferences to assist agency staff in setting long and short term goals, program selection and issue identification.
Provides staff assistance to various subcommittees; assists the council in long-range goal setting.
Develops and conducts training programs and courses for various agencies in areas such as supervision/management, decision making, program planning and development.
May oversee and direct the work of lower level planners and interns involved in various projects/programs of the Council.
May monitor, oversee, coordinate or control operational programs on behalf of Delaware's criminal justice communities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of program planning, design and evaluation.
Knowledge of Criminal Justice system agency operations.
Knowledge of research methods and techniques including data collection and analysis.
Knowledge of management theory and practice.
Knowledge of group interaction and dynamics.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of policy development.
Skill in analyzing and interpreting a variety of data and information.
Ability to direct and oversee the work of lower level planning staff.
Ability to coordinate the planning and research activities for a variety of projects, programs and committees.
Ability to evaluate data, draw sound conclusions and recommend effective solutions.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Criminal Justice agency staff, community organizations, citizens groups and Council members.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Criminal Justice Planning Coordinator Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in criminal justice research which includes systematic study to discover and establish facts.
Three years experience in interacting and providing technical assistance to criminal justice organizations such as law enforcement, courts, corrections, parole boards, community groups, or local governments.
Three years experience in professional planning program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of professional planning programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Three years experience in planning project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating planning projects to ensure objectives are met.
Three years experience in writing reports in a structured format containing an introduction, presenting the thesis, purpose or proposal with supporting evidence, explanation, facts, and analysis or examples with a conclusion or recommendations.
Six months experience in public policy administration which includes overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of public policies.
Six months experience in grant management and control which includes monitoring and evaluating grant expenditures.