Multnomah County – The Department of Community Justice
At The Department of Community Justice (DCJ)
we continually strive to improve how we work by: moving forward with inclusion and building bridges across diversity; leveraging data-informed decision making; leading the way in community justice innovations; investing in employees; collaborating with community partners; and igniting hope in our justice involved clients.
We’re seeking a strategic leader to join our team as Deputy Director
We are seeking an experienced community engagement expert who can maintain and build relationships with community partners: Volunteers of America (VOA), Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC), Latino Network, CODA, American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), just to name a few. Your ability to connect with community partners, build trust with them, and creatively collaborate with them, will be the foundation of our success in increasing the department’s scope of community engagement.
If you enjoy analytics and are committed to data-driven decision making, you can leverage the DCJ Research and Planning team outputs to inspire and lead change. Utilizing internal research data and data gathered through national partnerships you will be able to inspire and lead innovative change in the criminal justice world.
As a leader who appreciates using Organizational Development strategies to solve systemic problems, you will be able to improve the ability of the DCJ leadership team to solve problems and face challenges head on. Your experience developing leaders and investing in staff through training will be an asset to DCJ and will generate trust amongst the teams throughout the department. You will collaborate with the Director to develop the department and nurture identified growth areas.
With an eye toward our future, you will champion exceptional public service and support the Department Director. You will provide senior level, department-wide leadership, policy development, strategic direction and objectives in alignment with Multnomah County Board’s priorities, county, state and community processes and priorities.
With the Director and the Executive Management Team, you will define and shape the overarching values and priorities and determine the organization’s overall direction. Will lead the department in setting strategic priorities, prioritizing and sponsoring projects, leading and delegating authority to sub-teams, keeping true to the mission.
You will assume a top leadership role for special strategic initiatives and projects. You will direct the daily business and administrative operations of the department by managing, coordinating operational activities, and leading the day-to-day functions of specific work units that will be assigned.
In collaboration with the Director, you will provide high level strategic and policy direction and lead the department budget process, providing oversight and direction in the development, administration and on-going management of the DCJ budget. You will serve on the department senior leadership team as the principal advisor in the area of operations, contracts, budget and finance and participate in a variety of countywide policy and procedure development committees as well as develop and analyze business processes to improve or innovate on service delivery. You will represent the department to the public, key stakeholders and business partners, the Board, Chair’s Office, and the community.
If you would like to take part in this exciting opportunity -- apply today!Workforce Equity:
At Multnomah County we are committed to maintaining an effective, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value collaborative problem solving and strive for continuous improvement. We strongly believe in workforce equity, diversity and inclusion. Visit our Workforce Equity Strategies Plan (WESP) to see where Multnomah County is headed with these values. DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY JUSTICE:Vision: Community Safety through Positive Change
The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department's commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county's highest risk and highest need offenders. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training. The Department believes that in order to enhance public safety we must work collaboratively with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, treatment agencies, and the community.More general information about the Department of Community Justice including our mission, vision, and strategies can be found at www.multco.us/dcj To Qualify:
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
Preferred Special Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
- Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college
- Three to six years of relevant experience working in operations and administration, with at least two to three years in a leadership role
You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
- Demonstrated success in developing strategic plans
- Proven experience leading management teams
- Experience in change management and culture change
- Experience in integrating diversity, equity and inclusion practices into work processes and practices
- Demonstrated significant fiscal responsibility in a complex organization managing budgets, which include multiple sources of funds
To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exception as a qualification of employment.
The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date. Diversity and Inclusion:
At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster
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Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page
for details about eligibility and how to apply.Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.To see the full job posting and to apply, please visit the Multnomah County Job Board: