Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
78390 05 ST A4 C 727-04 01/06/2017
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JOB CODE: 78390


The Criminal Justice System Specialist job series describes professional work in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to promote effective and impartial criminal justice systems, support crime prevention, reduction, and victim service efforts, and enhance the coordination and delivery of related resources.

DEFINITION: This is structured trainee work in the development, planning, and implementation of criminal justice or victim services programs in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

An employee in this job participates in formal training sessions and on-the-job assignments designed to develop knowledge of Commission activities and proficiency in developing and evaluating plans, policies, and programs to improve the administration of justice in law enforcement, courts, corrections, and support and advocacy for victims of crime. Work is reviewed in process and upon completion by a higher level specialist or manager for professional development, attainment of objectives, completeness, accuracy, and overall quality.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Participates in formal and on-the-job training programs in the development, planning, and implementation of criminal justice or victim support and advocacy programs.

• Assists in the development of announcements of the availability of state and federal funds for use by local government, state agencies, and other organizations for criminal justice and victim services programs, and the guidelines governing their use.

• Participates in the review and scoring of concept papers and applications received in response to funding announcements, and assists in the notification to applicants of review scores and funding decisions.

• Assists in research, data analysis, and preparation of studies and reports on issues related to criminal justice systems or victim support and advocacy.

• Assists in the provision of assistance and support to victims of crime.

• Assists in the review of requests for compensation from victims of crime.

• Assists in the review and revision of criminal justice and victim support and advocacy training curricula.

• Assists in the planning, coordination, and facilitation of meetings, seminars, hearings, and conferences with stakeholders of local and state governmental agencies and other groups.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the processes, procedures, and practices involved in conducting research.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office suite software.

• Knowledge of individual and group behavior.

• Ability to analyze and interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• A bachelor’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences, criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.