The Director of ARJIS will plan, direct, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the Automated Regional Justice Information System; coordinate activities with stakeholders and member agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex management support to the Executive Director and Senior Leadership Team.
Overview of Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS)
The ARJIS team develops and maintains a complex, multi-agency information network that allows real-time law enforcement applications and data to be shared among local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies. Data sharing improves the effectiveness of the regional criminal justice system with the ultimate goal to improve the quality of life for residents in the region. The focus is on the development, implementation, and management of the ARJIS Enterprise System, a suite of tools such as mapping applications, real time officer notifications, and reporting systems. The team works in a 24/7 business operations environment and provides on-call, after hours support when required.
Direct and oversee ARJIS programs, projects, services, and activities; manage ARJIS system and network security; ensure adherance to DOJ/FBI procedures and security regulations.
Direct, plan, manage, and coordinate the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; ensure appropriate resources and staffing levels; allocate resources accordingly.
Select, supervise, mentor, train, and provide career development opportunities for managers and other employees in the department; identify and resolve problems; recommend staff training and development programs.
Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; implement changes.
Direct and oversee the development of the ARJIS department’s portion of the annual SANDAG Program Budget; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, resources, equipment, and/or supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; direct the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary.
Prepare and present written, oral, and visual reports, as well as represent the department to the Board of Directors, Policy Advisory and Stakeholder Committees, elected officials, outside agencies and organizations, and/or community groups; build on current relationships and identify new partnerships; provide leadership to establish new trends and innovations in the public safety field; respond to, negotiate, and resilve sensitive, significant, and controversial issues.
Provide staff support to and participation in the Public Safety Committee and assume full responsibility for the Chiefs’/Sheriffs’ Management Committee and other ARJIS technical and user committees.
Oversee and manage enhancements to existing public safety applications and new projects, including crime and predictive analysis tools, mapping dashboards, regional sex offender registry, and other tactical and investigative tools.
Develop and maintain partnerships that result in enhancing the ARJIS test bed and encourage grant opportunities; serve as the point of contact for grant providers on projects.
Conduct a variety of operational studies, investigations, audits, and reviews; recommend modifications to programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate.
Provide assistance to the Executive Director and Senior Leadership Team.
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for a candidate who has a broad range of public safety IT experience, knowledge of industry best practices as it relates to cybersecurity and compliance with Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) policy, and experience facilitating and supporting a connected officer environment that involves mobile devices.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in public safety, criminology, information technology, or a related field and at least eight years of experience with public safety and/or information technology programs, including four years of supervisory and management experience.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing professional leadership and direction, management, and administrative expertise for a comprehensive program.
Demonstrated experience managing the operations, maintenance, and implementation of the department objectives, including the creation, adoption, and administration of standard operating procedures and policies.
Experience supervising and evaluating the work of management, supervisory, professional, technical, operational, and administrative support personnel; experience evaluating internal business processes and balancing workload with staff resources.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation and control; ability to prepare and administer large budgets; demonstrated ability to meet program and project goals in a timely manner and within budget.
Demonstrated experience with all aspects of contract and grant management; demonstrated ability to enhance program funding and grant opportunities through partnerships.
Demonstrated understanding and ability to interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to agency programs, activities, and projects.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain credible working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including agency and other government officials, public safety employees, and community groups; ability to gain cooperation and consensus through discussion and persuasion
Outstanding, clear written and oral communication and presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences with diverse viewpoints such as management, public safety agencies, Boards, and community groups.
Ability to exercise discretion and political acumen, in dealing with complex, sensitive, and confidential issues regarding and conflicting agendas and positions.
The final candidate selected for this position must successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check in compliance with the FBI and the California Department of Justice requirements and a credit history check. Periodic re-checking of criminal background and credit history will be a condition of employment.
The selected candidate can anticipate a driving record check upon hire, and approximately annually thereafter. The results of the check may determine whether the selected candidate will be permitted to drive for SANDAG business.
Benefits and Salary
Our benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and contribution to the SANDAG deferred compensation program. SANDAG offers flexible work schedules and employees are provided with paid time off and paid holidays.
In addition to the benefits provided to all employees, this position is eligible for several enhanced benefits which include a Management Benefit valued at 2.5% of salary that can be applied towards time off, health premiums, or deferred compensation, access to an Executive Health Program, and paid parking. This position is being offered as an At-Will, employment contract opportunity.
Careers at SANDAG
A job at SANDAG is guaranteed to engage your mind, expand your skills, and enhance your professional development. We are committed to hiring talented individuals who are dedicated to working on important issues and enthusiastic about making significant contributions that improve the lives of people in the San Diego region.
How to Apply
We encourage interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted but are not a substitute for the Application.
The Employment Application can be downloaded from the SANDAG website or requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (619) 699-1900. Completed applications can be submitted via email, fax, or regular mail. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
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SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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