The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Criminal Division/Office of Victim Services Section is seeking an additional State Victims’ Rights Administrator who will work closely with the management staff on the Agency Support Team (AST) to help ensure compliance with victims’ rights by criminal justice entities statewide. This position will perform work of considerable difficulty in administering AG Office of Victims Services (OVS) programs serving law enforcement, prosecutor, probation, and correctional agencies statewide. This position will work closely with the funding administrator to evaluate victims' services provided by recipient VRP agencies in the Victims’ Rights Program (VRP) through audits and annual desk reviews Additionally, it will enhance the ability of governmental entities to comply with victims' rights laws by providing training, technical assistance and implementing programs that work toward furthering uniformity and efficiency statewide through the development and distribution of statewide victims' rights forms and implementation of technological advancements.
Remote Options: This position may be eligible for Remote Work two days a week.
• On an annual basis, participate in the update of guidelines and instructions as it relates to the VRP funding application process. Distribute new agency funding applications annually to be due in late February (includes revising application, funding guidelines and instructions, binding the package or documents, mailing or emailing.) Review and assess financial impact, need, and performance of entities that request VRP funds pursuant to ARS 41-191.08(D) and make new funding awards.
• Provide daily technical assistance to criminal and juvenile justice agencies on VRP and VR issues as they relate to the statutes and compliance with performance standards. Maintaining the data base as part of the compliance documentation for program measurement. Remain up to date on current VRP issues and victims' rights statutes and rules to ensure compliance.
• Work with funding administrator to maintain an internal agency funding and compliance database.
• Each fiscal year, draft and submit an annual report to the Office of Victim Services (OVS) for submittal to the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, that details the status of the Victims' Rights Programs and the AG's compliance with the program, including the level of service and the expenditure of all monies appropriated for victims' rights.
• Update procedures and a schedule for auditing VRP participants that includes an assessment of key auditing issues, as well as audit guide and audit report templates for targeted entity type. On an annual basis audit the scheduled agencies funded through the VRP program ensuring they are in compliance with program mandates.
• Work toward furthering uniformity and efficiency statewide among agencies through the development and distribution of victims' rights forms and implementation of technological advancements/improvements.
• This position requires the candidate to have considerable knowledge of the criminal justice system process.
• Knowledge of victims' rights laws at all levels of the system and techniques for applying victims' statutory rights to administrative operations.
• •Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and organizational administration, fiscal management, budgetary preparation and control, and program development and accountability.
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, and of managing of the funding structure, policies, practices and organizational relationships within and between the AGO and client agencies.
• Knowledge of the processes, concepts, methods, practices and techniques of program management, auditing and finance management.
• Knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office software and the ability to generate word processing documents.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills and ability to adapt to changing priorities.
• Skills that are required or expected to be learned through the training process of this position include the ability to effectively interpret program policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of the justice communities while representing the AGO and ability to lead collaborative efforts with a variety of service providers.
• Effective oral and written, training and presentation skills.
• Skills to control and implement comprehensive programs; apply complex analyses to resolve problems; develop effective and efficient procedures to meet program goals, work with personnel in diverse geographic locations; prepare a myriad of reports and other documents for distinct and varied purposes, utilizing spreadsheet, work processing and database software.
• •Skilled in the ability to analyze financial and program data and presenting it in a comprehensive, useful format.
• •Skill in composing various complex correspondence and reports while effectively implementing proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, basic editing, formats of a wide variety of documents.
• The ability to analyze, act on and interpret information from various sources and make appropriate decisions.
• Ability to learn how to plan, coordinate, and prioritize work activities for self and employ problem-solving methods.
• The ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy will rely heavily on the candidate's ability to write and communicate in an effective manner, including the ability to edit and review materials for clarity and certainty.
• Ability to produce high quality deliverables; under short time constraints.
• Ability to Plan, control and direct the services associated with implementing complex analyses to resolve problems.
• Ability to develop effective and efficient procedures to meet program goals, prepare complex reports and other documents.
• Must be able to use tact and diplomacy in dealing with other agency employees and high-level public officials.
Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university with an emphasis on public administration; three-five years of experience in public administration, program management, criminal justice/victim services or a related field.
• Some travel may be required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.
The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at email@example.com.
During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.
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