The Department of Public Safety is recruiting for a Criminal Justice Technician II to join our team committed to public safety through public service.
This position is part of the Division of Statewide Services and performs administrative and technical work in the review and coding of police reports for Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) in the Alaska Records Management System (ARMS), the records management system used by several law enforcement agencies statewide; this position will conduct daily data analysis of record submissions in the ARMS application, checking for missing and/or inaccurate data as defined by the ARMS User Manual and UCR User and Technical Specification Manuals.
Key Responsibilities of this position include:
Conduct daily data analysis of record submissions in the ARMS application, checking for missing and/or inaccurate data and updating reports as authorized
Collaborate with other ARMS UCR staff as needed for consistency in audit review practices and analysis
Use established methods and procedures for determining record accuracy, timeliness, and completeness as well as adherence to state and federal UCR Program requirements
Provide daily support and assistance to the ARMS application users regarding National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data collection; this may include technical support to resolve system error notices, clarification on the definition of a particular data element, explanation on what data dependency is needed to finalize an incident, assistance on how to correct a data quality or reasonableness issue, etc.
Assist with the development or modification of training material necessary to effect accurate, complete, and timely data entry of incident information in the ARMS application
Assist with system verification and acceptance testing in ARMS when new versions of the application are released to ensure NIBRS reporting is not negatively impacted
We are looking to hire someone with the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:
Experience managing multiple projects with competing deadlines; experience must demonstrate effective time management skills in handling workloads to ensure projects are completed by established deadlines and the final work product is complete and accurate.
Experience multi-tasking with frequent interruptions while delivering a timely and accurate work product; experience must demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude.
Ability to utilize critical thinking when researching and comparing data from multiple sources, to analyze all facts of a situation and make a successful recommendation regarding a course of action based on that analysis.
Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with internal and external agency staff, program users, and other members of the criminal justice community
Experience working with confidential and sensitive information, preferably criminal justice information.
Experience that demonstrates initiative and exercising sound judgment while working as a member of a team as well as working independently with minimal supervision.
The Department of Public Safety strives to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property. All positions support or carry out the Department's mission. If our mission interests you and this position embodies your strengths, please consider joining our team.
More information about the Department of Public Safety can be found on our website: http://dps.alaska.gov/
One year of paraprofessional experience in criminal justice, juvenile justice, probation, parole, public safety, law enforcement, corrections, court, legal services, law office, social services or public assistance programs or functions.
One year of law enforcement or criminal justice experience equivalent to Correctional Officer I, Adult Probation Officer I, Court Services Officer, Juvenile Probation Officer I, Juvenile Justice Officer I or State Trooper Recruit with the State of Alaska.
Post-secondary education in criminal justice or social sciences will substitute for the required experience on a month-for-month basis (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month of experience).
Additional Required Information
This position is exempt from the current hiring restrictions and is open to Alaska Residents Only.
A cover letter is required for this position and will be used as a writing sample to determine which applicants advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. The cover letter should be professionally formatted and must describe your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience as they pertain to the listed knowledge, skills, abilities and experience listed above.
Please note that while most cover letters are brief in nature, cover letters submitted for this position need to be of sufficient length to fully describe how your skill set specifically meets the desired skill set listed above. If you experience difficulty attaching the cover letter to the application, please email or fax it to the contact information listed below.
Applicants invited for an interview will be required to provide the following at the time of interview:
Copies of your two (2) most recent performance evaluations or two (2) professional letters of recommendation
A copy of academic transcripts if using secondary education to meet the minimum qualifications
Copy of DD Form 214 if using Veteran's Preference
A list of three (3) professional references, with current contact information; two of which must be current or former supervisors
Please be aware this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.
This position requires the incumbent to submit to a fingerprint based criminal history background check. Due to the sensitive nature of this position, and required access to APSIN and ARMS, an applicant with adult criminal convictions will not move forward in the recruitment and selection process.
Applications will be reviewed to determine if minimum qualifications are met. Therefore, all work experience the applicant is using to meet minimum qualifications for this position must be documented in the application package. Please include the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether the employment was full or part-time. Applicants who submit application packages that do not provide sufficient information to demonstrate minimum qualifications are met may not advance in the selection process.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:
Lisa Purinton, Program Coordinator II
State Of Alaska