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Criminal Justice Specialist 1 - Kanawha Co.

at State of West Virginia

Pay: $31146 to $57620/year
$31146 - $57620
Posted: 9/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 525290
Categories: Legal

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Nature of Work

Location: Kanawha County. Professional work in criminal justice program development, improvement and research. Sub-areas: corrections, law enforcement, prosecution and/or court management. The specialist may work in one or more specialty areas: planning, grants management, program development, program assessment, grant/compliance monitoring, data analysis and research studies. Assists higher level specialist or other program managers in the area of assignment. Note: Persons with strong academic credentials, criminal justice research studies or strong preparation in social sciences research and data analysis are preferred.

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Examples of Work

  • Assists in identifying criminal justice system development needs through meetings with state and local government officials, community leaders, and private sector parties, and by collecting and reviewing relevant criminal justice data.
  • Assists in developing and administering state and federal grant programs to meet the criminal justice community needs.
  • Assists in developing state and federal criminal justice grant program strategies and plans.
  • Assists with strategic and/or operational planning for criminal justice grant programs and/or agencies.
  • Assists in conducting workshops and meetings to advise state and local government officials, community leaders, and private sector parties of available programs and trains these parties on grant writing and grant procedures/administration.
  • Assists in reviewing grant applications for accuracy in such areas as financial documentation, program guidelines, etc.
  • Assists grantees in developing and maintaining grant management systems for financial records and monthly reports.
  • Assists with monitoring the administration of state and local criminal justice grants to assure compliance with grant requirements.
  • Assists with the production of statistical, research and planning documents.
  • Assists in designing and implementing scientific research projects, including statewide data collection procedures, to study sub-areas or topics in criminal justice.
  • Assists in obtaining, validating and analyzing data using statistical and spreadsheet software packages.
  • Assists with presenting the results of research studies and relevant conclusions to the Legislature, criminal justice professionals and the public.
  • May assist in monitoring criminal justice agencies for compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and the operations of its respective components.
  • Knowledge of the grant process.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and planning techniques.
  • Knowledge of the scientific method, research design, and statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of data collection, compilation and analysis procedures, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of statistical, spreadsheet and other relevant computer software applications.
  • Knowledge of publication procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Ability to speak about and clearly explain grant programs, planning documents and research studies.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and procedures through the written word.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in criminal justice, political science, social sciences, mathematics, statistics, planning, management or related field.

One (1) year of full-time or part-time equivalent paid professional experience in grants development or grants administration, planning, project administration, criminal justice, data analysis, statistics, research or mathematics.
Substitution: Six (6) college semester hours related to grants development or grants administration, planning, project administration, criminal justice, data analysis, statistics, research, or mathematics may substitute for the required experience.

NOTICE:  If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or via email to:, FAX: 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.

Other Information

If you decide to apply you will be required to answer the online Supplemental Questions shown in the tab above. Your responses will be made available to the hiring manager. You will be required to verify all responses. IMPORTANT: Any related experience indicated in the Supplemental Questions MUST also be detailed in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Misleading claims or statements is grounds for permanent disqualification.