DCJS hiring announcement for newly created State Trafficking Response Coordinator

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST II

Working Title:  State Trafficking Response Coordinator

Position #:  00351

The Department of Criminal Justice Services (“Department”) is seeking a driven leader to be the state point-of-contact for anti-trafficking efforts throughout the Commonwealth.  If you love a challenge and are passionate about helping trafficking victims and holding offenders accountable, this may be your dream job. This newly created position will be responsible for assessing the landscape of human/sex trafficking in Virginia and creating a statewide response plan for local and state agencies. From A to Z, this position will be responsible for promoting prevention and education strategies; identifying and responding to victims of human/sex trafficking; developing standards and guidelines for treatment programs to ensure that trafficking victims receive the appropriate response, care, and services; to overseeing the development of educational resources for offenders.

This full-time position is responsible for carrying out the mandates in Virginia Code § 9.1-116.4 (House Bill 2576 and Senate Bill 1669 of the 2019 General Assembly), Va. Code § 9.1-102 (48), and other related duties. Come join the Department, forge a cohesive path for the state, and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable victims.  

Additional responsibilities:

  ·         Manage the statewide response to human/sex trafficking. 

·         Coordinate the development of standards and guidelines for treatment programs serving victims of human/sex trafficking. 

·         Provide technical assistance and consultation to organizations and individuals aiding trafficking victims.

·         Design and facilitate training for law enforcement, commonwealth’s attorneys, communities, schools, service providers, state agencies, and persons convicted of solicitation.

·         Develop anti-trafficking resources, policies, and procedures.

·         Analyze and monitor relevant legislation.

The ideal candidate must possess:

·         Considerable demonstrated knowledge of human/sex trafficking in Virginia.

·         Considerable documented experience in program coordination, implementation, planning, and development.

·         Considerable documented experience working on human/sex trafficking cases.

·         Considerable documented experience working collaboratively as part of committees, task forces, and other partnership teams.

·         Documented experience facilitating and delivering training.

·         Proven ability to compose narrative reports, policies, correspondence, and other resource materials.

·         Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.

·         Strong work ethic and exceptional customer service skills.

·         Documented experience working both independently and as an active and contributing team member.

·         Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

·         Attention to detail.

·         Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, in social science, criminal justice, government, or related field.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, and email software.

  The preferred qualifications are:

·         Considerable documented experiences investigating or prosecuting human/sex trafficking criminal cases.

·         Advanced degree or other professional training/certification in related field.

Interview candidates may be required to demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory performance of work. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. The candidate selected for the position must successfully complete a criminal background investigation and complete and submit a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) which will be entered into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.  The individual may also be responsible for submitting and annual Statement of Personal Economic Interest.  In addition, the selected candidate who begins original employment or re-employment in this position must serve a 12-month probationary period effective from the date of employment.   The minimum starting salary is $70,000 up to $90,000. The position also includes the state’s comprehensive benefits package, including telework options. 

To apply, submit a completed State of Virginia Application for employment at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/login by the end of the day on May 10, 2019.  The application and supplemental questions must be completed in a comprehensive manner and reference any pertinent knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as any previous experience that relates to the position. Information on the application is the source used for screening the position.  Also, failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application.  Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.  Fax, email, or mail applications will not be accepted.  Résumés and cover letters may be attached to the online application, but are not accepted in lieu of a completed application, nor should they be referenced in the body of the application in place of a complete answer. 

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Americorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. DCJS also encourages and invites veterans to apply.

Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

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