Criminal Justice Planner

Chesterfield County
Full Time $69,315 - $81,445 Per year VA 10111 Krause Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832, United States Apply before 6/30/2024 11:59


Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, justice administration or a related field; master’s degree preferred; five years of experience in criminal justice to include program or project analysis and evaluation of court service programs or three years of experience with a master’s degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Advanced knowledge of the criminal justice system, offender reentry, specialized dockets and community supervision. Possess specific knowledge of data analysis, data management and research best practices.  Advanced ability to gather, interpret and analyze data. Excellent oral and written communication and analytical, problem resolution skills. Ability to work independently as well as a coordinating/collaborative manner. Excellent PC skills. Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Records must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.  This position is considered Safety Sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing. This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice’s “Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy” and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent criminal background check.   Must be a US citizen or have been a lawful resident of the US for the past ten consecutive years.  


Under general supervision, performs work of considerable difficulty collecting and analyzing data from criminal justice and human services agencies for the purpose of identifying and researching policy and programmatic changes to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
The Criminal Justice Planner will also:

  • Coordinate the overall research, planning and implementation/maintenance of the county criminal justice system and assists in a comprehensive review of the local criminal justice system.  
  • Assist in planning, developing, researching and preparing grant applications and seek out grant opportunities. Submit grants in a timely fashion and coordinate grant preparation and submission among requesting departments.
  • Assist County agencies in establishing and modifying programs and services for justice involved individuals on the basis of an objective assessment of the community’s needs and resources.
  • Conduct short- and long-term studies and evaluations as needed and produce detailed written reports of findings, conclusions and recommendations. 
  • Prepare and provide verbal presentations on finding and recommendations to County departments and stakeholders.
  • Develops and implement data collection necessary to carry out required analysis, determine methodology to be used and applicable criteria. Evaluate conclusions and recommend alternative strategies.
  • Serve as the liaison to coordinate and assist efforts of the Community Criminal Justice Board, county committees, task forces or special projects to benefit the county. Assist in the implementation of goals, priorities, work plans and programs by working collaboratively with multiple departments, jails, courts, agencies and local governments at varying levels of management.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  This is a grant funded position for three year with the possibility of renewal

Work Location

Community Corrections Services

Chesterfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion