Criminal Justice Technician / Flex

State of Alaska
Full Time $21 - $24 Per hour AK Alaska Department of Public Safety, 5700 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, United States Apply before 6/28/2024 5:00
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Overview

This position is open to Alaskan Residents only.Please check our to determine if you qualify.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
This position performs research on various criminal records from local and state agencies and is responsible for processing arrest and disposition information into the state’s criminal history repository.   Additionally, the position coordinates and responds to requests for record reviews from the department, criminal justice agencies, and the public and coordinates with law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, courts, and correctional facilities to obtain source documents for criminal history events.

OUR ORGANIZATION, MISSION, AND CULTURE:
The criminal records unit processes all disposition information into the state’s criminal history repository. The repository is used by criminal justice and non-criminal justice agencies throughout Alaska and nationwide, and the information maintained in the repository is critical for public safety to ensure decisions based on criminal history records are made using the most complete and accurate information available.
 
THE BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM:
Joining our team provides an opportunity to promote public safety and to provide support and technical assistance to law enforcement, other criminal justice agencies, non-criminal justice agencies, and the public throughout the state. This position provides an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills while working with a dedicated, motivated, and dynamic group where team input is encouraged.
THE WORKING CONDITIONS YOU CAN EXPECT:
This position is located in East Anchorage in the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Headquarters building located at 5700 East Tudor Road. Individual office space for this position is co-located with other criminal records unit staff to encourage team building and collaborative efforts. The Chugach Mountains provide the backdrop for the building and ample parking is available; public transportation drop points are located directly in front of the building and paved trails are located right next to the building.
 
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving:  Uses a logical, systematic, and sequential approach to manage a situation; identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Self-Management:  Sets well-defined and realistic goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing projects in a timely manner and is motivated to achieve.
  • Adaptability:  Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • Attention to Detail:  Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about producing consistently accurate work.
  • Research:   Gathers, organizes, and maintains information, determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.
The Department of Public Safety strives to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property.  All positions support or carry out the Department's mission. If our mission interests you and this position embodies your strengths, please consider joining our team.
More information about the Department of Public Safety can be found on our website: 

Minimum Qualifications

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNICIAN 1

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in:

  • Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions and demonstrates commitment to accomplish work in an ethical, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
  • Computer Skills: Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
  • Oral and Written Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral and written presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
 
Equivalent to those typically gained by:
Any combination of education and/or work, internship, and/or volunteer experience or service from any combination of fields that sufficiently builds the above and any job-specific competencies. 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TECHNICIAN 2

Successful completion of training under a formally established Criminal Justice Technician 1-2 flexible staffing training plan with the State of Alaska;
OR
Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in:

  • Integrity/Honesty: Contributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; is trustworthy.
  • Computer Skills: Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
  • Oral and Written Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral and written presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  • Reasoning: Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
 
Equivalent to those typically gained by:
Any combination of education and/or paraprofessional or professional experience or service in criminal justice, juvenile justice, probation, parole, public safety, law enforcement, corrections, court, legal services, law office, social services, social sciences, or public assistance programs or functions.

Additional Required Information

AT TIME OF INTERVIEW APPLCIANTS MUST SUBMIT:

  • A list of three (3) professional references including daytime telephone number and email address; at least two (2) of these must be from a current or former supervisor.   Professional is defined as a supervisor or an individual who has direct knowledge of your work performance.
  • Copies of your last two (2) performance evaluations or two (2) recent letters of recommendation if performance evaluations are not available. 
  • If using postsecondary education to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy of your transcript(s).   Unofficial copies are acceptable but must have the institution name/URL listed on the transcript.

COVER LETTER

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. 

FLEXIBLY STAFFED

This position is flexibly staffed. The level of the job offer will be based on the selected candidate’s credibly possessed and proven competencies. If hired at the lower level, you will be promoted to the higher level after completing the training plan and demonstrating competency in the work.


ALASKA PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION NETWORK
This position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, a security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application or security clearance.  

BACKGROUND CHECK

This position requires the incumbent to submit to a fingerprint based criminal history background check.  Due to the sensitive nature of this position, and required access to APSIN, an applicant with criminal convictions will not move forward in the selection process.

EDUCATION 

To verify education is being used to meet and/or support the required minimum qualifications/competencies, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials used to meet or support the minimum qualifications/competencies for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial is okay; please ensure the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview; if not, transcripts will be required before employment. 
 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions.  Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Applications will be reviewed to determine if minimum qualifications are met.   Therefore, all work experiences the applicant is using to meet minimum qualifications for this position must be documented in the application package.  Please include the employer’s name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether the employment was full or part-time.  Applicants who submit packages that do not provide sufficient information to demonstrate minimum qualifications are met may not advance in the selection process.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES 

Applications will be reviewed to determine if minimum qualifications are met.   Therefore, all work experiences the applicant is using to meet minimum qualifications for this position must be documented in the application package.  Please include the employer’s name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether the employment was full or part-time.  Applicants who submit packages that do not provide sufficient information to demonstrate minimum qualifications are met may not advance in the selection process.


EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet in order to be considered for employment at this time.

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Contact Information

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:    

Megan Salt
907-269-5941
megan.salt@alaska.gov

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