Goverment Jobs
Published
February 11, 2019
Location
Anchorage, Alaska
Category
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Job Description

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The Department of Public Safety is recruiting for four long-term-non-permanent Criminal Justice Technician II vacancies to join our team committed to public safety through public service.

This position is part of the Division of Statewide Services and exists to research, analyze, identify and update existing criminal records which are ambiguous regarding the offender's legal right to possess a firearm under federal law, with the aim of entering definitively prohibitive records into the NICS (National Instant Background Check System) Indices for expedited evaluation of prospective firearms transfers/purchases.

The Department of Public Safety is seeking four highly motivated, diligent researchers for a long-term nonpermanent project to review, analyze and resolve ambiguous criminal history records for misdemeanor domestic violence convictions. Due to recent changes in federal case law, there are thousands of potentially qualifying misdemeanor convictions that can interfere with the offender's right to possess a firearm under federal law, and at present, these must be reviewed case-by-case when the offender attempts to purchase a firearm. By distinguishing which records actually qualify as prohibitory (and which do not) this team will both improve the quality of firearms transfer background checks while removing impediments for law abiding citizens pursuing their Second Amendment rights.

Key Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Review existing criminal history records with an eye to possible firearms prohibitory based upon classification and severity of offense.
  • Contact criminal justice organizations (including, but not limited to arresting police agencies, prosecutors and criminal courts) to elicit additional documentation on the precise nature of the offense, relationship between offender and victim and other relevant criteria that may affect firearms eligibility.
  • Update APSIN (Alaska Public Safety Information Network) and transfer data to NICS (National Instant Background Check System) Indices with results of research.

We are looking to hire someone with the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:

  • Familiarity with basic office computer software such as Windows or comparable systems, as well as e-mail and spreadsheets.
  • Experience analyzing, reviewing and interpreting complex documents from multiple sources.
  • Experience communicating with multiple organizations to solicit the transfer of information or materials.
  • Experience maintaining the security of confidential information.
  • Ability to work in cooperation with others and accept supervision.

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: http://dps.alaska.gov/

Minimum Qualifications

One year of paraprofessional experience in criminal justice, juvenile justice, probation, parole, public safety, law enforcement, corrections, court, legal services, law office, social services or public assistance programs or functions.
OR
One year of law enforcement or criminal justice experience equivalent to Correctional Officer I, Adult Probation Officer I, Court Services Officer, Juvenile Probation Officer I, Juvenile Justice Officer I or State Trooper Recruit with the State of Alaska.

SUBSTITUTION:
Post-secondary education in criminal justice or social sciences will substitute for the required experience on a month-for-month basis (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours equal one month of experience).

Additional Required Information

This position is exempt from the current hiring restrictions and is open to Alaska Residents Only.

The department is looking for a qualified candidate that can demonstrate a high level of initiative, good judgment, interpersonal skills, and be committed to providing great customer service. If you enjoy working in a cohesive team environment (where friendliness and potlucks abound) and you possess the qualities and strengths above, we would like to hear from you!

COVER LETTER
Please include a cover letter describing how your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience make you a suitable candidate for this position. Provide examples that substantiate your claims in explicit detail, addressing each of the five items listed above individually. (Note: It is not sufficient merely to assert you possess desired knowledge, skills, abilities and experience; you must provide supporting information in your cover letter.) Failure to do so will prevent your advancement to the next phase of recruitment. If you should experience difficulty attaching the cover letter to the application, please rather email or fax it to the contact information provided below.

Candidates selected for interviews should bring two professional references with contact numbers, preferably of current or former supervisors.

APSIN
Please be aware ? 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, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

BACKGROUND CHECK
The successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation, which includes a criminal history check.

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

EDUCATION
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, 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 if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

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 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to [email protected].

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_lostpswd.cfm?&topheader=alaska

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

Eric Gaffney
Records & Licensing Supervisor
(907) 269-5634
Fax: (907) 269-5091
[email protected]


Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits

  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
  • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
    • General Government
    • Labor, Trades and Crafts
    • Public Safety Employees Association
    • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
  • Optional Insurance Benefits
    • Group-based insurance premiums for
      • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
      • Long-term and short-term disability
      • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
      • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
      • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses
  • Retirement Benefits

    • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
    • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
    • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
    • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
    • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
    • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
    See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information

    Paid Leave & Other Benefits

    • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
    • Eleven paid holidays a year
    • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

    See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information

    01
    Do you have experience reading, reviewing, archiving or interpreting complex documents from multiple sources?

    • Yes
    • No
    02
    Do you have experience working in a position that required interface with multiple organizations to facilitate the exchange of information?

    • Yes
    • No
    03
    Do you have experience working in a position which required you to maintain the security of confidential documents subject to legal restrictions?

    • Yes
    • No
    04
    Do you have a clean criminal record including no adult convictions either for misdemeanors or felonies?

    • Yes
    • No
    05
    Have you carefully read the minimum qualifications for this position, and are you certifying you possess the required education and/or experience to meet the minimum qualifications as stated? If yes, briefly highlight your education and/or experience to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications.

      06
      I acknowledge I understand the education and/or experience being used to meet the minimum qualifications for this position must be adequately documented in this application in order to be considered. Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Failure to submit a complete application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job opening.

      • I acknowledge I understand this requirement
      07
      To complete your application for this position a cover letter is required. Have you attached a cover letter that follows the directions listed in the job announcement?

      • Yes
      • No

      * Required Question

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