The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based, consensus-driven strategies evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities. The CSG Justice Center works closely with legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on often highly politicized criminal justice issues and to translate this consensus into comprehensive reports, policy briefs, state and federal legislation, model policies, and innovative programs. The CSG Justice Center not only develops written and web-based materials, but also provides on-the-ground technical assistance to policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, behavioral health, housing, etc.) in state and local jurisdictions.
JOB TITLE: Policy Analyst, Corrections and Reentry
Department: Justice Center, Corrections and Reentry
Reports to: Corrections Project Manager
Location: Bethesda, MD or New York, NY
FLSA Status: Exempt
Type of Position: Full-time, Regular
Reporting to this Position: Program Assistants/Associates
The position provides intensive technical assistance to federal grantees engaged in strategies to reform their state and county correctional systems at both the system and programmatic levels. These reforms aim to increase the post-release success of incarcerated individuals and those on community supervision and thereby reduce recidivism and improve public safety. The grantees'state and local correctional agencies and units of government have received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance under the Second Chance Act of 2007. Awardees fall into one of three grant programs -- Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR), Smart Supervision, and Smart Reentry that would be supported by this position.
The position carries a caseload of grantees within one or more of the grant tracks that comprise the NRRC corrections portfolio. He /she works on multiple projects with a small team, and will focus on providing technical assistance'including guidance, feedback, and on-site facilitation'to corrections agencies and reentry service providers as they develop and implement comprehensive plans to reduce recidivism. The position will also work on products such as guides and webinars that share knowledge learned through technical assistance with the field at large.
This work requires navigating management, implementation, and policy challenges associated with statewide and specific jurisdictional system reform in criminal justice and prisoner reentry. The position will be responsible for in-depth analysis of relevant administrative policy, programmatic design and implementation, research, and occasionally, legislation. He or she will provide on-site, intensive technical assistance in state and local jurisdictions, sometimes leading a team of expert consultants; develop administrative policy options and advise agencies about related quality assurance and accountability practices; and coordinate and participate in politically sensitive meetings with high-ranking local, state, and federal officials, advocates, and other experts across the country.
The Policy Analyst position offers a significant level of responsibility and opportunity for an individual with an established career in criminal justice and reentry policy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific responsibilities of the Policy Analyst include, but are not limited to, the following:
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
At least four years of work experience in the field of corrections & reentry, local government, criminal justice, justice and/or local policy analysis; some preference for experience working with city or county policymakers.
A college degree (required) and a graduate degree in a related field, such as law, criminal justice, or public policy (preferred).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Interested individuals should upload the following elements (in PDF format) to: http://csg.applicantpro.com.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled)
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