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State of Maine
Office of the Attorney General
Victims’ Compensation Program Director /Research Assistant MSEA-D
Administrative Services Division
SEARCH RE-OPENED (Previous applicants need not reapply)
Open to Everyone to Apply
Open: January 23, 2018
Closing: Applications must be received by: 5:00 pm, March 9, 2018. (Revised closed date) Electronic submission only please.
Class Code: 0678
Bargaining Unit: MSEA-D Supervisory
Position Type: Permanent Full-Time
Salary: 26 ($21.66-$29.66 hrly); salary competitive and based upon qualifications (pursuant to 5 MRSA sec. 196, the salary for this position is set by the Office of the Attorney General)
The State of Maine Office of the Attorney is seeking a dynamic individual for our Victims’ Compensation Program Director position. The Victims’ Compensation Fund is a source of financial reimbursement for out-of-pocket losses incurred by victims of violent crime in Maine. The Victims’ Compensation Board meets monthly to decide questions of eligibility and to make awards. Staff of the Victims’ Compensation Program investigate and verify claims for the Board through extensive investigation and communication with crime victims, law enforcement, prosecution and community advocates, service providers, and insurers. The Program is statewide and the office is located in Augusta.
The Executive Director manages all aspects of the Victims’ Compensation Program, pursuant to 5 M.R.S. 3360-3360-M. This position is responsible for a budget of over $1 million a year including several multi-year federal grants. The Director ensures that the Program operates in full compliance with state and federal law, regulations and policies, both programmatic and financial, and verifies claims. The Director is responsible for staff management and development, claims processing, administrative support for Board activities, federal grant management, outreach and training, program development and public relations.
Familiarity with the Maine Criminal Justice system
Familiarity with applicable federal law and regulations
Familiarity with U.S. Department of Justice financial
management systems and regulations (or similar federal financial management systems)
Experience with grant writing and grant administrationAbility to reach logical conclusions and make sound and impartial decisions and recommendations
Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing
Experience with Board or group presentation and meeting facilitation
Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to collaborate
Ability to supervise and lead subordinate staff
A Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years relevant experience in criminal justice administration, program administration and/or federal grant management. Minimum qualifications may be met by an acceptable equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, prepare a cover letter highlighting your experience and qualifications that make you a strong candidate for the position and the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Include resume, writing sample (must be an original document composed by you and does not need to be directly work related), three references (to include one work-related reference) and complete direct hire application. Click here for the State of Maine Direct Hire Application. Submit all required documentation electronically to the Office of the Attorney General, Human Resources, 111 Sewall Street, 6 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333 at the following email address: HR.OAG@maine.gov. Please use the following format for email subject line: Position – Last Name, First Initial, example: Research Assistant Human Resources Manager – Fields, S.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Fields, HR Manager at 207-626-8595 or via email at HR.OAG@maine.gov
The Department is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to mail service, faxing malfunctions or electronic transmission malfunctions.
Job offer to new hire is conditional upon verification of credentials, criminal records, and driver’s license check, and professional license requirements if applicable.
Office of the Attorney General is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $13.13 biweekly
Value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%): $384.81 biweekly
(The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2017.)
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.12% for bargaining position.
The following internet site provides information on the Office of the Attorney General, State of Maine, http://www.maine.gov/ag/
Armed Forces Services Corporation Magellan Federal
Title: Victim Advocate
City: Camp Humphreys
This is a part time position – 12 hours per week.
Provides services in support of the advocacy, intervention, prevention, education and training to address domestic violence.
This position provides comprehensive services 24 hours a day/7 days per week to assist and advocate for victims of domestic abuse and to ensure a victim’s easy transition to community resources.
Provide crisis intervention and comprehensive services to include emotional support, arrangement of transportation; accompany victims to medical, legal and/or law enforcement appointments, assist in securing protective orders, emergency food and/or shelter and information benefits.
Work directly with victims to ensure that expressed needs are advocated and presented to personnel at intervening agencies.
Assess imminent risks for health and/ or safety of the victim and make referrals as appropriate.
Assist victims with navigating the system to obtain the services desired and refer victims to the appropriate services for continued care.
Ensure victims of domestic abuse receive sensitive, confidential and immediate comprehensive care and treatment needed to restore health and well-being.
Perform initial screening, risk and safety assessment and safety planning with victims of domestic abuse.
Assist victims in developing safety plans, conduct a risk assessment, and provide emotional support, crisis intervention, prevention awareness and education to victims.
Liaison with the installation Program Manager to ensure that comprehensive victim services and training are provided through a coordinated community response to domestic abuse or sexual abuse victims, family members, civilians and soldiers.
Provide crisis intervention and a warm hand off to community resources for victims who are not eligible for services through Military Healthcare Services.
Provide information on victim services and resources available on and/or off the installation.
Coordinates with the PM to develop procedures that ensure victims of domestic abuse receive timely and appropriate information.
Make contact either telephonically or face to face with a victim of domestic/sexual abuse (as appropriate) within 20 minutes of receipt of call or contact by other means.
Explain reporting options during the initial contact whenever possible to ensure that the victim makes informed decisions about whom to disclose information regarding the abuse.
Ensure that first responders, (Emergency Medical Services and or law enforcement etc.) when appropriate, are contacted immediately during emergencies and in situations where there is imminent harm to the victim or others.
Operate within established guidelines.
Conduct domestic abuse training and awareness programs.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school in social/work, psychology, marriage, family, and child counseling, counseling or behavioral science, education, community health or public health.
Two years” experience working with victims of domestic abuse/sexual assault violence or victim advocacy services.
Working knowledge of Family violence dynamics, safety planning, risk assessments, local community resources, and federal and state laws pertaining to domestic abuse or sexual assault, Family law and the Victim Rights Bill.
Possess ability to intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.
Ability to work independently to assess risk, develop, implement, and evaluate safety and intervention plans to meet victim needs.
Demonstrated understanding, sensitivity, and empathy for victims.
Possess the ability to develop trusting helping relationships.
Possess the ability to work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to work cooperatively with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of victims.
Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted motor vehicle license.
Must possess transportation to transport victim in crisis (non-emergent) situations as a last resort.
Must be able to provide on-call 24 hours/7 days per week victim advocacy services.
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