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Marcus Alert Coordinator
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST II
Working Title:  Marcus Alert Coordinator
Position #:  00373

 
The Department of Criminal Justice Service is seeking a collaborative, professional, team player to serve as a full-time Marcus Alert Coordinator in Richmond, Virginia. This public service position will work in conjunction with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) in implementing changes to law enforcement’s response to mental health crises. The position will oversee planning law enforcement roles within the Marcus Alert system, develop and implement plans for measuring law enforcement participation in the Marcus Alert system, and develop training for Law Enforcement. In addition, this position will work with localities to establish voluntary databases available to 9-1-1 operators for persons with mental health conditions.  Public service offers the opportunity to do important rewarding work while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.  If you want to be part of an anti-racism agency that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion, we’d love to have you join us.
 
What you will do:
  • Advise and assist DBHDS in the development of the Marcus Alert system.
  • Establish protocols for local law enforcement to follow in compliance with the Marcus Alert system.
  • Assist with developing metrics to evaluate the progress of integrating law-enforcement personnel into response to Marcus Alert calls.
  • Collaborate with DBHDS to assess and report on the effectiveness of the program.
  • Work with DCJS and DBHDS staff, and outside specialists, to ensure relevant training is available to law enforcement and meets law enforcement needs.
  • Collect data to determine if statutorily required outcomes are being achieved.
  • Track every locality in the Commonwealth to ensure the establishment of a voluntary database for emergency dispatchers.
  • Provide assistance to localities to ensure compliance with General Assembly legislation.
Interview candidates may be required to demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory performance of work. See Job Qualifications below.

The anticipated starting salary range is $60,000 to $72,000, plus the state’s benefits package. 
 

HOW TO APPLY

The candidate selected for the position must successfully complete a criminal background investigation and complete and submit a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) which will be entered into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.  The individual may also be responsible for submitting an annual Statement of Personal Economic Interest.  In addition, the selected candidate who begins original employment or re-employment in this position must serve a 12-month probationary period effective from the date of employment. 
 
To apply, submit a completed State of Virginia Application for employment at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/212012.  This position is “open until filled,” which means that applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received. After five business days, this position may be closed at any time.  The application and supplemental questions must be completed in a comprehensive manner and reference any pertinent knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as any previous experience that relates to the position. Fax, email, or mail applications will not be accepted.  Résumés and cover letters may be attached to the online application. 
 
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. The Department also encourages and invites veterans to apply.
Position: Marcus Alert Coordinator
Organization: Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice Services
Location: Richmond,  VA 
United States
Salary: $60,000–$72,000, plus COV benefits package.
Posting Start Date: 2/10/2021
Date Posted: 2/10/2021
Requirements What the ideal candidate must possess:
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the roles of local law enforcement in addressing mental health consumers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of local emergency communications and their functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret laws.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection, review, and analysis to determine accomplishment of goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the statutory and regulatory process.
  • Documented significant experience with professional standards and regulation.
  • Demonstrated significant experience with public or private mental health providers, especially emergency mental health providers.  
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperatively work with different groups who may have different priorities.
  • Documented experience with law enforcement training.
  • Documented experience in developing protocols and methods for organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in organizing, coordinating, prioritizing work assignments with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Documented experience working as an active, contributing team member, as well as an independent and self-motivated employee.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A strong work ethic, exceptional customer service skills, and a positive attitude.
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite.
What the preferred candidate would possess:
  • Extensive knowledge of the roles of local law enforcement in addressing mental health consumers.
  • A post-secondary education to include associates, bachelors, masters, or other professional training/certification in areas related to criminal justice, public administration, public mental health or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Interview candidates may be required to demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory performance of work. The candidate selected for the position must successfully complete a criminal background investigation and complete and submit a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) which will be entered into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/12/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice Services
Address:
1100 Bank Street

Richmond,  VA 23219
United States
Email:
christy.schrader@dcjs.virginia.gov
Phone:
(804) 225-4399
Fax:
(804) 786-6484
Contact:
Christy Schrader, SHRM-CP