Closing: 11/5/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary Range: up to $78,000 annually
Housed within Performance Management, this position closely collaborates with Buncombe County’s Justice Services department and local justice system stakeholders to support the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge grant. The primary purpose of this position is to support the implementation and data related activities associated with the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) grant funded project which aims to reduce the local jail population by fifteen percent in Buncombe County.
- Assist the SJC Data Coordinator, the Justice Resource Advisory Council, and grant support staff in the implementation of grant activities.
- Assist with the development and tracking of performance metrics and the evaluation of population reduction strategies implemented.
- Assist the SJC Data Coordinator in the development and execution of data sharing agreements with local and SJC Network partners.
- Work with local SJC partners to identify data needs and to assist in the compilation of the appropriate data to provide comprehensive analysis of SJC outcomes and outputs.
- Support SJC partners in the implementation of data tracking tools.
- Work with the SJC Data Coordinator to prepare data sets from Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) and other sources.
- Conduct on-going and ad-hoc analyses of SJC grant activities.
- Create and present analyses to the Justice Resource Advisory Committee (JRAC) as requested.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field and four (4) years of experience in project management, data analysis, change management, program evaluation, statistical application, or consultation; or a Master’s degree in criminology, public administration, or other relevant field and two (2) years of experience and/or specific training in data analysis, program evaluation, statistical application, or consultation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data and draw conclusions from the analysis pertaining to the evaluation of project / program objectives.
- Ability to assess business and management data needs.
- Ability to assess the accuracy and integrity of data.
- Ability to exercise judgement and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with criminal justice stakeholders, as well as civic, legal, medical, social and faith-based organizations.
- Knowledge of the principals and applications of program planning and evaluation processes; identification, analysis and documentation of data.
- Knowledge of governmental dynamics and a range of management and practice models.
- Knowledge of the operations of the pretrial justice system processes.
- Knowledge of the programs and service delivery mechanisms in assigned work areas.
- Knowledge of other county, state, federal and private agencies whose work impacts the County, with which the County partners with, along with a high degree of resourcefulness and judgement in determining applicability of the guides in unusual circumstances.
- Knowledge of the laws, regulations, funding streams, and policies that govern programs.
Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.
It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.
Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.