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Program Specialist II

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Job Description:

Have you always wanted to be involved in the exciting world of the criminal justice system?  Looking for that perfect position in which you can use that related experience in? Come join our dedicated team of professionals who manage the state's Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision.

This position is an opportunity to put those program specialist skills to work in the criminal justice system and really make a difference.  You will also be able to work for one of the most exciting cutting-edge agencies.  Don't miss out on an opportunity of a life-time to really be involved in the justice system.

Principle Duties
As the Program Specialist II you will perform a variety of duties including:
  • Coordination of Interstate Compact for adult offenders  statewide, including with AP&P Officers, Courts, law enforcement, other allied agencies, and agents in other states.
  • Develops and facilitates trainings on the Interstate Compact.
  • Participation on state and multi-state committees.
  • Reviews cases and entries, in SONAR/Offender Watch and ICOTS, for quality assurance and compliance with federal and state statutes and associated policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Reviews incoming and outgoing cases of sex offenders in order to determine whether the offender needs to be registered as a sex and kidnap offender in either the state of Utah or the destination state.
  • Researches statutes; develops and interprets policies, procedures, rules, regulations and standards in particular specialty areas; ensures compliance with law and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Provides technical assistance and consultation as required to assure statewide program effectiveness.
  • Maintains professional and positive relationships with allied agencies, internal and external stakeholders, and the national Interstate Compact Office.
  • Interpret and analyze data in order to review program effectiveness and to provide necessary statistics as needed.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position is someone who:
  • Detailed orientated.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with State, local, and private agencies.
  • Has experience with the criminal justice standards and practices.
  • Prior knowledge of the criminal justice software programs.
  • Have a strong working experience in data research and analysis.

The Best Qualified Candidate
The best qualified candidate will have:
  • 2 years of experience working in a professional office environment.
  • Knowledge of Interstate Compact rules and Sex/kidnap offender registry laws.
  • Experience working in SONAR/Offender Watch.
  • Experience working for the Utah Department of Corrections.

Why You Should Join Our Team
Besides working with a dedicated team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the public's safety, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide a generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.  

The Agency
The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment. For more information on the Utah Department of Corrections please click here.



The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.  Please click the following link for detailed information: Benefits

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