Criminal Justice Senior Planner (#MFEB02)
$50,841.00 Yearly Min / $63,551.00 Yearly Mid / $76,261.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

An incumbent in this class provides staff support to the subcommittees of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council.

Nature and Scope

An incumbent in this class receives general supervision from an administrative superior and is responsible for performing a variety of functions in support of programs/projects which are developed and/or monitored by the Criminal Justice Council. This class is differentiated from the lower level by the complexity of programs/projects assigned and the responsibility for conducting research of complex issues impacting on major Criminal Justice system agency operations or program areas. Work includes drafting legislation required to implement new programs, studying the feasibility of implementing and/or expanding new or existing programs, and participating in the preparation of grant applications. In addition, an incumbent may be assigned to special subcommittee/task forces involved in addressing a specific issue within the Criminal Justice system. Typical contacts include Court system, law enforcement, legal and correctional agency staff for the purpose of resolving issues related to the Criminal Justice system.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Reviews and analyzes various programs administered in other states to determine feasibility of program duplication in the State of Delaware.
  • Conducts studies and surveys to gather data pertaining to areas being researched; analyzes information and reports findings and recommendations.
  • Monitors and evaluates programs funded through the Council to insure compliance with Federal/State grant requirements.
  • Drafts legislation required to implement new or revised existing programs.
  • Provides staff support to task forces and subcommittees.
  • Participates in the preparation of grant applications to obtain funding for programs by drafting narrative description of program/project objectives/goals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of Criminal Justice agency operations.
  • Knowledge of research methods and techniques including data gathering analysis.
  • Ability to gather and analyze a variety of data and draw sound conclusions.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Criminal Justice agency staff and Council members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Criminal Justice Senior Planner
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. One year experience in program evaluation which includes evaluating programs and services to identify problems, determine compliance and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency to ensure program goals and overall objectives are met.
  2. Six months experience in criminal justice research which includes systematic study to discover and establish facts.
  3. Six months experience in interacting with criminal justice organizations such as law enforcement, courts, corrections, parole boards, community groups, or local governments.
  4. Six months experience in descriptive statistics such as the mean, median, mode or standard deviation.
  5. Six months experience in recommending alternatives, improvements, courses of action and other changes based on findings.
  6. Six months experience in developing policies or procedures.
  7. Six months experience in writing reports in a structured format containing an introduction, presenting the thesis, purpose or proposal with supporting evidence, explanation, facts, and analysis or examples with a conclusion or recommendations.
  8. Knowledge of grant management and control which includes monitoring and evaluating grant expenditures.