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Pretrial Program Specialist

Vacancy Announcement

  • Location
    Springfield
  • Office
    Office of Statewide Pretrial Services
  • Posted Date
    08/12/22
  • Closing Date
    This position will remain open until filled. However, those individuals submitting materials by September 2, 2022 will be given first consideration.
  • Division
    Division of Pretrial Operations
  • Benefits
    An attractive judicial branch benefits package is offered, including pension, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as deferred compensation and generous leave time.
  • Salary
    Minimum $45,003; starting salary commensurate with experience

The Office of Statewide Pretrial Services’ (OSPS or Office) mission is to assist in the administration of justice and promote community safety by ensuring fairness and equality in the pretrial process. The OSPS is a statewide office that provides pretrial services under the Pretrial Services Act, 725 ILCS 185. The Office develops pretrial standards and employs pretrial service officers who conduct pretrial investigations and provide pretrial supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The Pretrial Program Specialist of the Office of Statewide Pretrial Services (OSPS) assists in developing pretrial policies, procedures, guidelines, and forms. The Pretrial Program Specialist assists in identifying grant funding opportunities and prepares grant applications. Work is performed under the direction of the Policy Development Chief.

FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
  • Researches, develops, and updates pretrial standards, guidelines, and forms at the direction of the Policy Development Chief.
  • Assists in the development of and revision of OSPS operational policies, procedures and forms.
  • Maintains an updated library of all OSPS forms, standards, guidelines and operational procedures.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, subject matter experts and organizations.
  • Researches grant funding opportunities for services provided by OSPS and develops grant applications.
  • Assists in the administration of OSPS grant programs.
  • Assists and supports pretrial related committees and workgroups.
  • Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of pretrial services, criminal justice, and community corrections issues by being connected to the latest research and best practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required Qualifications:

1. A Bachelor’s Degree, or, equivalent work experience in social science, public administration, criminal justice or related field.

2. Three or more years (in addition to education requirements) professional working experience in a public or private organization.

3. A valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance to operate a personal vehicle on state business, as well as maintain a safe driving record.

4. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Five or more years professional working experience in a public or private organization.

2. Two or more years of progressively responsible experience in pretrial services.

3. Two or more years’ experience managing grants.

4. Two or more years’ experience with policy development.

5. Two or more years’ experience with project management.

6. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

7. Ability to positively and professionally interact with co-workers.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Ability to sit for extended time periods.
  2. Professional office working environment requiring telephone usage and ability to process written documents.
  3. Ability to travel, including overnight stays, as required.
HOW TO APPLY:

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter through the form below.

 https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/cfdfd666f464473185cdbbd0a5b7b361

This position will remain open until filled. However, those individuals submitting materials by September 2, 2022 will be given first consideration.

Any questions about this position or the application process can also be submitted via email at the following address: pretrialservices@illinoiscourts.gov .

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