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78460 11 ST A3 N 999-99 12/01/2014
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10/22/2003 78460


DEFINITION: This is professional administrative work in directing the Office of Criminal Justice System Improvements, in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

The employee in this class is responsible for developing, planning, and directing program and staff activities in the areas of criminal justice information access/sharing and technology development at all levels of government. Work involves shaping, directing and guiding activities of senior level advisory committees on issues including strategic planning, public safety and homeland security as related to a statewide criminal justice information system. The employee in this class serves as the principal advisor to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Chairman and Executive Director regarding committee activities involving information technology, intelligence information sharing, and homeland security; and is tasked to influence and cause the production of appropriate committee byproducts and deliverables. An important aspect of this work is the review of state law and constructing changes to legislation permitting more appropriate network information sharing among law enforcement agencies. Work also involves the responsibility for PA Justice Network policy development, partnerships, database integration and expansion between law enforcement agencies. Development of statewide plans and priorities, interpreting and administering policies, procedures and regulations are accomplished through this position. Other responsibilities include identifying statewide criminal justice priorities and the establishment of funding mechanisms to support the implementation of priorities; and providing expert advice and guidance to a wide range of policymakers at all levels of government. Supervision is exercised over an administrative and professional staff. Work is performed with considerable independence using initiative and judgment, and is subject to review by an administrative superior for program effectiveness.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, organizes and directs staff, programming and policy activities for homeland security, public safety, and overall agency direction related to criminal justice information access/sharing and technology development.

Serves as a primary advisor to the Chairman and Executive Director on recommended changes to current legislation, comments on proposed legislation and development of new legislative initiatives.

Provides leadership and guidance to senior level advisory committees on issues including strategic planning, public safety and homeland security.

Directs responses to inquiries from the public, legislators, academics, all levels of government officials, criminal justice agencies, and the press for information, analysis or policy guidance regarding criminal justice issues.

Establishes and maintains contacts and working relationships with local, state and community leaders and other individuals involved in or concerned with criminal justice systems improvement, information sharing and technology development.

Directs the exploration of various funding sources for priority programs and new initiatives.

Directs the development of statewide plans and priorities; and interprets and administers policies, procedures and regulations.

Directs the formulation of PA Justice Network policy, partnerships, database integration as well as non-operations policy relationships with state agencies and its interstate counterparts.

Directs the administration of federal and state funded grant programs related to public safety, homeland security and improvement of the criminal justice system.

Directs the agency information technology support, security, disaster recovery, contracted services, acquisition of computer equipment and services, and training.

Employees in this class may participate in the performance of their subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Plans, organizes, and assigns work, determining priorities.

Sets goals and objectives, and directs activities to accomplish same.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective management and supervision.

Knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Knowledge of statewide technologies, including web technologies, public key infrastructure, current programming languages, databases, multi-user and multitasking operating systems and knowledge management systems.

Knowledge of complex telecommunication networks and concepts.

Knowledge of the principles and practices in criminal justice as related to the development and implementation of statewide programs in information technology.

Knowledge of the principles of grants management in relation to the securing of funds for the operation of statewide programs in support of drug and alcohol treatment initiatives.

Ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate staff and their activities.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of government officials, law enforcement agencies, legislators, academics, criminal justice agencies, the press, and the public.

Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to lead, influence and collaborate, and build a consensus at multiple levels.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Five years of professional criminal justice planning experience, which included leading large statewide technology and electronic information sharing initiatives; two years of supervisory experience; and a bachelors degree. A masters degree in one of the criminal justice disciplines, computer science or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of experience and training.


An equivalent combination of experience and training.