Post Date: 07/22/2020
Close Date: 08/16/2020
The Criminal Justice Commission is a nine-member body created to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state and local criminal justice systems by serving as a centralized and impartial forum for statewide public safety policy development planning, and agency coordination. The primary duty of the Commission is to develop and maintain a state criminal justice policy and long range public safety plan for Oregon. The commission is also responsible for administering and evaluating juvenile crime prevention grants; collecting and analyzing felony sentencing data; and staffing advisory committees charged with preventing juvenile crime, monitoring asset forfeiture activities, and recommending policies to eliminate racial profiling. You, as the Executive Director, would serve as the chief executive of the commission.
The Executive Director is responsible for all operations of the Commission office including but not limited to the following:
Supervises of all programs, program staff, and the achievement of the objectives of the Commission.
Assists the Commission in providing a forum to establish effective strategies for rehabilitation, reducing recidivism and addressing disproportionate impacts on Black, Native, Latinx and people of color.
Oversees activities include developing administrative rules which set felony sentences, analyzing criminal justice data, and developing and implementing a comprehensive public safety plan for the state.
Works towards transformative change in the Oregon’s criminal justice system while centering racial equity.
Supports the Commission to eliminate racial disparities and deliver equitable outcomes.
Manages and ensures that the $80 million in grants that the agency distributes to local jurisdictions are allocated in an evidence-based and equitable manner.
The Executive Director also represents the Governor and the Commission by participating in and appearing before other public-safety related bodies, and serving as a policy advisor to the Governor.
The Benefits of Joining Our Team
The State of Oregon offers a competitive and affordable health and benefits package, including excellent medical, vision and dental coverage, paid holidays off, and personal business leave, as well as paid and accrued vacation and sick leave. In addition to standard medical benefits and employee leave, the state also provides additional optional benefits, such as basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and childcare expenses.
What We Are Looking For
Six years of management experience in a public or private organization which includes responsibility for each of the following: development of program rules and policies, development of long- and short-range goals and plans, program implementation, program evaluation, and budget preparation, stakeholder engagement, supervisory, and grant management experience.
In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
Candidates who are the most competitive will demonstrate the following:
Demonstrated experience to run a successful agency and ability to manage a 9 member commission
An understanding of the disproportionate impacts of Oregon’s criminal justice system on communities of color;
An ability to develop good working relationships with members of the Oregon Legislature, local jurisdictions, and community partners;
Commitment to work with partners on criminal justice reform that centers racial equity and is evidence-based;
An ability to manage multi-million dollars grant funding in an evidence based and equitable manner;
An ability to utilize data and research to measure outcomes and effectiveness in programming;
Capability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholder and communities of color; and
Willingness to develop a positive and productive working relationship with the members of the Criminal Justice Commission.