Deputy Executive Director

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Job Overview
Under the direction of the Executive Director, is responsible for all aspects of operating the Programs Division. This Division carries out SEARCH's operational work and activities in the field of justice and public safety information sharing, identification and communications interoperability. The Deputy Executive Director is responsible for staff management and development, program planning and administration, support to the Membership Group and Project Advisory Committees, liaison with criminal justice agencies and organizations, development of corporate resources, support and maintenance of the National Computer Laboratory and Training Center, preparation and management of grants and contracts, development of technical reports and other documents, and advising the Executive Director on policy and corporate matters. The Deputy Executive Director is part of the Executive Management Team of SEARCH and advises and helps set strategic direction and provides insight and guidance on overall management and operation of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Key duties include:
  • Responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision for SEARCH programs.
  • Responsible for staff management, supervision and development.
  • Responsible for program planning and administration, including activities such as education and training, technical assistance, systems development, national conferences, publications and research projects.
  • Provides support to various Committees; includes maintaining liaison with Committee members, working with Committee Chairpersons in setting an agenda, selecting speakers, creating meeting materials, drafting reports and other publications documenting Committee activity, and acting on directives of the Committee.
  • Maintains liaison with federal, state and local agencies and relevant justice and public safety associations; includes advising on issues relevant to the subject area, coordinating organizational activities, and monitoring emerging developments in justice and public safety information and statistics.
  • Develops corporate resources through grants and contracts with federal, state and local agencies, and the private sector.
  • Oversees program of Information Systems Development; includes systems modeling, software design, development and implementations.
  • Conducts program of expert on-site and in-house technical assistance to state and local criminal justice agencies in all phases of information system technology.
  • Conducts program of education and training both on-site and in-house through SEARCH's National Computer Laboratory and Training Center.
  • Responsible for preparing and managing grants and contracts; includes development of grant proposals and applications, project scheduling and supervision of budgets.
  • Responsible for developing reports; includes corporate reports, grant reports, research documents, and position papers.
  • Advises the Executive Director on issues relevant to the subject area and corporate concerns.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position directly supervises directors, managers, employees, administrative staff and contract consultants. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment, Travel, and Accommodations
The corporate office is located in Sacramento, California; however, relocation for the position is not necessary as SEARCH supports telecommuting and off-site employment. This position requires frequent travel (approximately 30%).

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Accommodations may not be possible if there is undue hardship for SEARCH. Undue hardship means an action requiring significant difficulty or expense by SEARCH.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills/Knowledge
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree. As much as 10 years experience in similar position with similar broad and specific responsibilities desirable.

  • Demonstrates strong leadership ability.
  • Knowledge and skill in applying the principles and practices of management.
  • Knowledge of justice and public safety system operation and administration.
  • Knowledge of the systems development and implementation process.
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct an effective program of technical assistance.
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct an effective program of education and training.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct the activities of a staff engaged in criminal justice research.
  • Ability to develop staff capabilities and make the most effective use of their skills and training;
  • Ability to develop and administer budgets;
  • Understanding of the corporation's principles, practices and structure;
  • Ability to work effectively with corporate staff and officials, and others with whom the corporation is directly or indirectly related;
  • Ability to analyze problems accurately and make sound decisions promptly, and recommend effective courses of action to the Executive Director;
  • Strong skills and ability in research, speaking and writing.
  • Extensive knowledge in information systems technologies.

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
A current driver's license and proof of auto insurance are required.

Annual salary range starts at $10,119.83 per month, commensurate with experience. SEARCH offers an excellent benefits package including retirement, health, dental, life and AD&D, disability, vacation and sick leave. Successful completion of a background check is required.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants must submit the following for consideration for the position:
  1. A current, detailed resume,
  2. A cover letter describing concisely how the applicant's experience, skills and interests align with the identified job responsibilities, and
  3. Copies of two (2) original writing samples
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Application deadline: September 24, 2010.

SEARCH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.