28 days old
2017-12-222018-01-21

Probation Services Analyst

Seattle Municipal Court
Seattle, Washington 98124
  • Job Code
    09370
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) is one of the highest volume Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in the State of Washington with 12 judicial officers and over 200 employees. SMC is the judicial branch of government for the City of Seattle and is authorized by the State of Washington. The Court adjudicates all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, infractions, and civil violations authorized under the Seattle Municipal Code and certain Revised Code of Washington Statutes.

 

SMC is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable temporary program and policy analyst to join the court's Probation Services unit. The Probation unit is committed to protecting the public interest and safety by reducing the incidence and impact of crime by probationers. This role is accomplished by assisting the courts in decision making through the probation report and in the enforcement of court orders; by providing services and programs that afford opportunities for offenders to change behavior; and by brokering community referrals for a broad range of therapeutic intervention programs including substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, homelessness and unemployment.

 

The temporary Probation Services Analyst will work closely with the Court's Research, Planning, and Evaluation Group (RPEG) to analyze the Court's probation services. RPEG supports the court by providing evaluation and analytical expertise in support of current programs and helps plan future court innovations. Current RPEG work is focused on developing data structures to drive business insights and court policy, improving pre-trial service and defendant reentry opportunities for SMC defendants, and planning specialty court programs that achieve SMC Judges and interdisciplinary team's objectives.

 

Under the direction of the Probation Director and the Lead RPEG Analyst, the temporary Probation Services Analyst will coordinate, monitor and review probation programs and identifying strategies to improve future services. While this work is focused on SMC probation services, it often requires working with multiple city departments, external agencies or other courts in King County. The analyst should be comfortable performing quantitative and qualitative analysis on criminal justice related data and presenting results to a variety of audiences.  

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Has public policy and planning experience
  • Is comfortable creating reports and queries to gather information from an in-house database system;
  • Can manipulate and analyze data
  • Can present the results through oral and written communication methods
  • Enjoys working independently under tight deadlines and high pressure
  • Excels in establishing strong working relationships with senior leadership, internal/external agencies and the public.

If this sounds like you, please consider the Seattle Municipal Court's Temporary Probation Services Analyst assignment. The Court anticipates this assignment to last one year. Depending on funding, this Temporary assignment may be extended past one year.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides expertise, research, and written products in the development of new processes, procedures, and programs for Probation Services.
  • Prepares ad-hoc statistics and documents that synthesize the core elements of issues that affect Probation Services.
  • Queries and analyzes data from court databases to demonstrate impact of different court lines of business to internal and external audiences.
  • Assesses program implementation to assure consistency with court policies and practices.
  • Coordinate with leadership and stakeholders to define performance measurements and provide evaluation of existing court services.
  • Advises the Probation Director and Lead RPEG Analyst on policy and program recommendations.
  • Assist Probation Services in increasing the technical expertise and knowledge of its staff to increase responsibility and accountability.
  • Seeks alternate sources of funding for court programs, including grants and public/private partnerships as needed.
  • Assists with the review and analysis of local and state legislation to determine impact on court services and operations.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with additional technical training, education, or experience equivalent to a graduate degree in public policy, planning, finance, economics, court or judicial administration, public administration, and/or related field.
  • 5+ years' experience in policy planning or related work with proven expertise in public safety/criminal justice or court administration.
  • Knowledge and experience in Windows, Word, Excel or other related computer software programs.
  • Experience communicating to internal and external audiences as an authoritative representative of officials or executives on significant issues related to priority programs and services, for garnering support, shaping opinions, advocating controversial positions, and achieving important objectives.
  • Experience providing leadership, focus, and direction to multi-disciplinary work groups across organizational lines, and developing recommendations for senior management on policy options and program direction.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build support and advocate for controversial policies.
  • Proven ability to work independently under tight deadlines and high pressure.
  • Proven ability to establish strong working relationships with senior leadership, other internal/external agencies and the public.

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in public policy, planning, finance, economics, judicial administration, data science or public administration.
  • Experience with public sector performance measurement and program evaluation.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, SQL, and/or Tableau Desktop.

Categories

  • Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence

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