Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Employment at the Office of the Governor

Human Resources

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    Austin, Texas 78701

Program Specialist II

Job #: 2014-51
TWC Job #: 8297785
Opening Date: 06/24/2014
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: 10%
Monthly Salary: *$3,228.83 - $3,833.33
Position Location: 1100 San Jacinto, State Insurance Building
Group Step: B18
Class: 1571

*Salary Commensurate With Experience

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Program Specialist position reports to the Director of the Texas Crime Stoppers Council in the Criminal Justice Division (CJD). Manages, reviews, and recommends grant funding for local Crime Stoppers programs. Writes, edits and analyzes reports, plans, and other documents. Provides superior technical assistance via telephone, email and in person to local Crime Stoppers volunteers and law enforcement coordinators. Assists with Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Program and Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offender Program. Works collaboratively with other agencies and organizations as required to achieve performance objectives. Maintains Crime Stoppers database, filing systems, and administers records retention practices. Must be able to work flexible hours as needed for Crime Stoppers conferences, training programs, convention exhibits, and Council meetings.  Performs all other duties as assigned. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Effectively plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates Crime Stoppers programs within assigned deadlines.
  • Assists with timely processing of certification applications, including verifying program documents, data entry, and corresponds with local program personnel as needed to obtain all materials relevant to certification requirements.
  • Works with district Community Supervision and Corrections Departments to maintain accurate data on distribution of court fees to certified local Crime Stoppers programs.
  • Reviews grant applications to determine and evaluate programmatic and budget compliance.
  • Performs daily grant management activities for local Crime Stoppers programs.
  • Provides reliable and superior technical assistance and training, including over the telephone, in writing and in-person and at various conference and conventions.
  • Collaborates with other staff to ensure that state goals are met relative to the management of the Crime Stoppers Assistance Fund.
  • Maintains ethical, professional and collaborative working relationships with other state agencies and organizations, professional associations, law enforcement agencies, school administrators, and local Crime Stoppers program staff.
  • Assists in developing and recommending program guidelines, procedures, policies, rules and regulations.
  • Actively monitors policy and procedural compliance of certified local Crime Stoppers programs.
  • Assists in conducting special investigations, program analyses and research studies.
  • Assists in writing and updating training and operations manuals, educational materials and program information.
  • Assists in recommending, analyzing and preparing program budget requests.
  • Analyzes and edits reports and special publications and prepares updates for the Texas Crime Stoppers website.
  • Maintains the Crime Stoppers certification database and enter data for local programs. Maintains Crime Stoppers files and archiving systems.
  • Prepares Council packets for each Council meeting.
  • Assists Council members with correspondence, research, and preparation of speeches as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in government, criminal justice, business, or a related field plus three (3) years related experience. Experience working with non-profit organizations and volunteers is preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for each other on a year-for-year basis.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:

To apply, you may download the uniform State Employment Application or request an application from the Office of the Governor Human Resources Division, State Insurance Building, 1100 San Jacinto, Room 2.300, Austin, Texas, 78701. If required in this posting, copies of college transcripts must be provided concurrent with application for further applicant consideration. For additional information, please call 512- 463-5873, or visit our agency's website. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Services.

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit: http://www.sss.gov/

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process:

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.