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Planning Coordinator Analyst

Job #: 2015-39
TWC Job #: 8373694
Opening Date: 06/26/2015
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: 10%-20%
Monthly Salary: *$3,520.33 - $5,000.00
Position Location: 1100 San Jacinto, State Insurance Building
Group Step: B19
Class: 1572

*Salary Commensurate With Experience

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This Program Specialist will be attached to the Planning Branch within the Criminal Justice Division. Work involves being responsible for data mining, data analysis, research, and creating usable reports and visualized data that will be used by the branch manager and the CJD director to make policy decisions and direct CJD resources to specific target areas.  Will work with others within the branch and across CJD to determine the requirements for program performance and management dashboards and reports and manage their updates, quality control, and dissemination. Information managed will support decision making, communications, and evidence-based programmatic strategy development. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Punctual, reliable, and consistent work attendance is required.
  • Coordinates, monitors, and evaluates policies and procedures.
  • Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations.
  • Evaluate alternative programs designed to reduce crime in key program areas.
  • Use and monitor statistical tracking data to identify trends and assist in developing strategies to maintain effective and efficient programs.
  • Perform reviews and analysis of CJD criminal justice programs and strategies to prepare reports.
  • Serve as an internal consultant to CJD to assess data and reporting needs.
  • Collect, summarize, and analyze data that will be used by management to make strategic decisions.
  • May make presentations and give briefings on complex issues and technical information.
  • Obtain data on local, county, and statewide criminal justice data to develop reports and recommendations.
  • Produce reports on complex issues that use logic, reason, and sound judgment to present findings on which policy decisions can be made.
  • Assists in conducting quality assurance procedures and risk assessments.
  • Attend trainings, conferences, and meetings in order to stay current on criminal justice trends.
  • May prepare and provide presentations for professional organizations, governmental entities, and the public.
  • Reviews and evaluates information of service delivery methods, outputs, and activities to identify gaps in resources.
  • Assists in the collection, organization, analysis and/or preparation of materials in response to requests for program information.
  • Assists with the development of recommendations for policy and programmatic issues relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of program funding.
  • Assists in preparing justifications for the implementation of procedural or policy change.
  • May develop policy and procedure manuals.
  • Assists in preparing and evaluating program budget requests.
  • Trains staff in performance of job tasks and industry trends.
  • Establishes, maintains and oversees accurate, well-organized and secure databases and records administration practices.
  • Develops and maintains clear, accessible and updated training and operations manuals, educational materials and information.
  • Identifies, presents and implements effective and ethical business solutions as needed.
  • May prepare and update web content.
  • Complies with all OOG policies, procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

College graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, criminal justice programs, business, statistics, or a related discipline. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 2 years’ experience in data analysis, research work, communications, project management or other field. Education and experience may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.  Proficiency in software programs and strong computer skillset required. Valid Texas driver’s license required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:

  • Expertise in data analytics.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas.
  • Utilize organizational and analytical methods.
  • Logically define problem areas, collect and evaluate data.
  • Working knowledge of automated information tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of contracts and procurement procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications such as Tableau or other data visualization programs.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
  • Knowledge of eLearning software and adult learning methods preferred.
  • Proficiency in data extraction languages (e.g., SAS, SQL, etc.) to analyze expected outcomes preferred.
  • Skill in verbal and written communications.
  • Skill in writing and compiling plans and reports.
  • Ability to summarize and explain, through verbal, written, graphical, and/or quantitative methodologies, the findings derived from analyses of data and information.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives, to devise solutions to program administrative problems.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate program policies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to travel.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:

To apply, please visit http://gov.texas.gov/employment/ for instructions on submitting your application. 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. Candidates selected for interviews will be subject to background check and required to complete authorization form.

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.