We are seeking a Policy Writer who will play a key role in laying the foundation for building the Johns Hopkins Police Department (JHPD), as well as centralizing the policies for Johns Hopkins Public Safety. This position requires constant collaboration with internal stakeholders, the JHPD Accountability Board, the community, and the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission in order to draft the proper policies that are to comply with local, state and federal statutes, as well as fall within the best practices of law enforcement and industrial security. The Policy Writer will use evidence-based practices and data analytics to drive innovation in policy development and ensure compliance with the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) consent decree, the Joint Commission, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC), and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Primary writer, researcher and editor of proposed Departmental policies, with a focus on assigned topic areas central to compliance with the BPD Consent Decree, the Joint Commission, MHEC, MPTSC, and the DOE. Policies must be simple and clear, yet comprehensive.
Manage implementation efforts for specific policies through timely and efficient communications to keep implementation goals on deadline and proactively identify any barriers to implementation as well as solutions.
Support Departmental efforts in improving management efficiency through the use of technology and data.
Collaborate externally with Office of the General Counsel attorneys, JHPD Accountability Board, and other subject matter experts, to ensure policies and procedures align with industry evidence-based best practices.
Maintain standards, templates, and publication architecture.
Maintain and archive policy and procedure documents for the entire Department.
Assist with training curriculum development and in-reach/out-reach to obtain community and member feedback on written directives, as needed.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
Four years progressively responsible related professional experience.
Experience as a Policy Analyst in law enforcement and/or corporate security.
Knowledge of law enforcement procedures a plus.
Policy and technical writing experience.
Documentation/publication experience with MS Office products and Adobe Acrobat
Classified Title: Policy Associate Working Title: Policy Writer Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE Starting Salary Range: $71,230-$97,880-$124,510 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00 PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Eastern High Campus Department name: VP for Public Safety Office of Personnel area: University Administration
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