Criminal Justice System Specialist 1 at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Mid Level

Dauphin County, PA, USA

$46.318 - $70.416

18 Nov → 18 Dec

Job Description

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is looking for a detail-oriented individual for our Office of Victim Services, Victims Compensation Assistance Program to assist in the processing and approval/disapproval of compensation claims.

The PCCD's mission is to enhance the quality, coordination and planning within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, to facilitate the delivery of services to victims of crime, and to increase the safety of our communities.

If this type of work interests you, apply today!

This Criminal Justice Systems Specialist 1 is responsible for claims processing, writing reports and determinations on claims, and rendering a decision based on a preponderance of evidence. You will be a member of the Claims Review Team (CRT) which consists of Office Director, Deputy Director, VCAP Manager, Legal Counsel, Claims Review Officer Supervisor, Claims Processing Coordinator, and Direct Victims' Services Coordinator. You will be responsible for writing reconsiderations, reaffirmations and denials based on documentation from law enforcement and others as needed to effectuate decisions on claims. You will be responsible for the initial review and determination of all contribution cases prior to review by the Legal Counsel and assist claim specialists, as needed, in the review of loss of support on claims to ensure accuracy.

If you have the required experience as indicated below and wish to explore a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to share your skills while earning a great salary, apply today!

Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.

Full-time employment
Work hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday with a one hour lunch or 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with a half hour lunch
Travel on short notice, both in and out of state, may be required
Free on street parking available
You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework) up to 3 days a week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.

Legal Requirements:
A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports. See hiring agency contact information
You must pass a background investigation.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. 

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

You must provide complete and accurate information or:
your score may be lower than deserved.
you may be disqualified.
You may only apply/test once for this posting.
Your results will be provided via email.
Health & WellnessWe offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.* Work/Life BalanceWe understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules are available for certain positions. Career DevelopmentWe want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.Other RewardsCommonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: Successful completion of the commonwealth’s Criminal Justice System Specialist Trainee program; OR one year of professional experience in criminal or juvenile justice, law enforcement, or victim services, and a bachelor’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences, criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

  • Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency

  • Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

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