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Dane County, Wisconsin (585,533)Dane County is home to Madison, the State capital of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a multitude of educational institutions and cultural centers. Dane County has a mix of residential, industrial, retail, and recreational uses and includes not only the urban center of Madison but also exceptional suburban and rural communities. Rapid growth and development, combined with an enviable lifestyle amid beautiful settings and outdoor recreation options, make Dane County an exciting professional and personal choice. 
The Dane County Office of Justice Reform (OJR) is a new department under the County Executive’s Office. This organization is responsible for staffing the operations of the Community Justice Council. Further, this organization works to coordinate research, program evaluations, and develop policies initiatives among the different entities in the Justice System, with the goal of reducing racial disparities in the County’s Justice system. 
This position is expected to found the department and begin its work on the goal of reforming the Justice System. The position is expected to work collaboratively with stakeholders in order to bring about reforms within the Justice system. 
The Department has been established with an operating budget of $1,165,300 with 6 employees. 

The successful candidate will:  
  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding racial equity and the criminal justice system.
  • Be an energetic and ethical professional with strong technical, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • Have a record of problem solving, decisiveness, consensus building and approachability. 
  • Have the ability to manage and control budget and expenditures.
  • Adeptness at working with and presenting to a variety of stakeholders including the public, elected officials, law enforcement and executive leaders. 
  • Have the ability to supervise a staff with diverse expertise and experience.
  • Have an inclusive managerial style, as well as clear, concise, and open communication skills.
  • The ability to translate visions into actionable and achievable goals.

Candidates should also have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, as outlined below: 
  • Any combination of education and training equivalent to a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminology, public administration, political science, social work, law, or closely related field.
  • Any combination of experiences equivalent to two years of leadership, oversight, or management in a related field including but not limited to: public administration, defense, prosecution, judiciary, law enforcement and corrections. 
  • Have or the ability to obtain a valid driver’s license and access to personal transportation. 
The salary is $159,994 and negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The County offers a premium full benefit package including the Wisconsin Retirement System. 
Candidates should apply by February 16th, 2024, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of David De Angelis, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA. Tel: 224-326-1280. Dane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024

Posted: 2024-01-31

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