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Planning & Policy Development Specialist



Atlanta, GA, USA · Georgia, USA · Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), Criminal Justice Unit (CJ), funds numerous adult programs throughout the state aimed at improving treatment, recidivism, and crime reduction outcomes. Funding is targeted at enforcement, rehabilitation, technology improvement, and professional workforce training for law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, corrections, and others.

Location: This position is located at: 104 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303

Applicants chosen for employment will be subject to financial, driving, education, criminal background, and reference checks. Work eligibility will be checked in EVerify. As a federally funded agency, CJCC is subject to federal Drug Free Workplace requirement. CJCC is an equal opportunity employer.


The Planning & Policy Development Specialist will conduct research and assist in the planning, development, modification, and implementation of agency and/or division policy & strategic plans. This position will also administer criminal justice specific grant programs, draft state/federal proposals, track, and report on the status of grant dollars in adherence with requirements. Occasional in and out-of-state overnight travel required.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

· Research, prepare, and submit grant proposals to address the needs of the state

· Analyze, research, and develop reports that include summary and analytical explanations

· Collaborate with Grant Specialist to manager the project budget and approval allowable expenditures

· Monitor compliance with grant stipulations and program progress through on-site evaluations and review plans and reports

· Serve as the subject-matter expert on criminal justice initiatives

· Use independent judgement to produce quality work withing time constraints

· Create and disseminate information packages, facts sheets, program newsletters, resource guides, policy manuals, etc.

· Effectively and accurately communicate information to stakeholders

· Craft, develop, and deliver presentations to live, varied audiences

· Serve as the logistical coordinator for all project-related focus groups, workshops, trainings sessions, and other events

Preferred Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, social science, sociology, social work, humanities, or a related field from an accredited college or university

· Two years or more of related experience in one or more of the following areas: grant writing, criminal justice services, accountability court services, project evaluation/monitoring, program manager, etc.

· Ability to develop and deliver presentations, conduct research, and prepare analysis

· Strong writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word & Excel)

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Health and Flexible Benefits
  • 13 Paid State Holidays
  • Annual & Sick Leave
  • Teleworking Options Available
  • Work takes place in an office setting - it requires the ability to work at a keyboard for extended periods of time
Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR completion of an apprenticeship/internship that sufficiently supplied experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position OR any other combination of education and professional experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job.
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