Delaware State Police

Casual/Seasonal Planner III (#L82688)

- hourly / - monthly / - annual


The Delaware State Police (DSP) Homeland Security Unit is currently working on an initiative to provide actionable information and increase the frequency of distribution for this information as part of the Delaware Drug Monitoring Initiative (DMI).  This information will be derived from the Delaware Forensic Science Reporting System (DFSRP), Delaware Emergency Medical Reporting System (DEMRS), Delaware Information and Analysis Center (DIAC), and the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) to be used for situational awareness.  The Purpose of this initiative is to share consistent, actionable information to address the issues related to the drug epidemic affecting Delaware.  The data provided aids multiple agencies across Delaware in an effort to identify those in jeopardy of addiction and/or overdose to identify additional treatment needs. This position will support these efforts through research, data analysis and collection, and acting as the liaison between all parties as part of the DMI initiative.

Pay Grade

 Grant Funded Drug Monitoring Initiative Program Liaison

1 year grant with possible extension

29.5 hours/week


Nature and Scope

· Work directly with DFS on gathering information related to fatal overdose deaths to include demographics, toxicology information, and locations. 

·  Work directly with Law Enforcement on gathering information related to drug arrests and law enforcement initiatives.

 · Work directly with Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) on gathering information related to Narcan administration to include demographics and locations.

 ·  Work directly with DSAMH on gathering information related to treatment and program information to include demographics and locations.

Principal Accountabilities

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.

·        Analyze and assess data, problems, and issues and their impact on programs, plans or the current environment.  ·        Define and evaluate alternative uses of resources, viable options/approaches and anticipated costs and benefits, consequences and outcomes using present and projected information.

  ·        Develop recommended course of action for public and private decisions in formal plans and policies including policy statements, budget allocations, regulations and/or legislation to affect and facilitate change and reach objectives.

  ·        Formulate plans and policies to meet the social, economic, and physical needs of communities.

  ·        Develop, promote and market strategies for the implementation of plans, policies and programs. 

 ·        Build consensus with community leaders, customers, advocates, and other affected parties via negotiations, mediation and facilitation. 

 ·        Involve and educate special interest groups, customers, and public officials via variety of forums, e.g., seminars, workshops, conferences, newsletters, assessments, and analytical reports.   

 ·        Coordinate planning activities and policies across state, regional, county and local levels; integrate with other entities outside the state. 

 ·        Provide technical assistance, training and education for understanding and managing change.  

 ·        Design and manage the planning process.

  ·        Systematically evaluate the impact of plan implementation and incorporate findings with the ongoing planning process.  

Minimum Qualifications

Preferential Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in related field; applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

Job Requirements for Planner III:

 Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

1.  At least two years’ experience as a planner OR at least two years’ experience in a planning function.

 2. Experience in designing, collecting data, analyzing and presenting results of a most complex planning project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team).

3.  Experience as a project manager/leader on a complex project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team).

Conditions of Employment

Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

CLASS: L82688; EST: 10/17/2018 3:07:00 PM; REV: 10/17/2018 3:07:00 PM;