The Gulf Coast HIDTA (GC HIDTA) is a drug enforcement grant program operating under the auspices of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The GC HIDTA encompasses designated counties/parishes across the six states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The GC HIDTA operates under the direction of an Executive Board. The Executive Board selects the Executive Director. The Executive Director implements policies and program guidance as directed by the Executive Board and the ONDCP National HIDTA Program Office. The Gulf Coast HIDTA Director selects a Deputy Director from a best-qualified list determined by the Executive Board. The person selected will become a contractor of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. It is GC HIDTA Executive Board policy that the Deputy Director must possess a federal criminal justice system background to compliment the Director designee’s state/local background.
Applicants will be required to submit a resume. Applicants may be required to travel to the GC HIDTA at their own expense for an interview.
The Deputy Director works under the supervision and guidance of the GC HIDTA Director. The position directly supports the Director in performing duties of administration and management of the program. The Deputy Director also serves as the Louisiana State Director who oversees the Louisiana HIDTA initiatives. The Deputy Director actively participates in the submission process of required reports, initiatives and budgets to the National HIDTA Program Office. The Deputy Director is a key component of the GC HIDTA’s internal review process which requires him or her to regularly travel throughout the six-state area. He/she may be called upon from time-to-time to represent the Director and/or Executive Board at meetings and functions. As a member of the Management and Coordination Initiative, the position is service oriented toward assisting members of the Executive Board, participating agency heads, initiative supervisors and participants to successfully meet program goals and objectives.
Reviews annual threat assessment to assist in the development of an effective overall strategy to meet the threat.
Participates in the annual strategy submission to ONDCP.
Provides administrative and programmatic guidance to participating agencies in the formulation of proposed and renewal initiatives and corresponding budget requests.
Prepares a draft of the GCHIDTA annual report for review and approval by the Director and Executive Board.
Prepares reports, memos and other documents as required by standing committees and the HIDTA Director in fulfillment of the Management and Coordination Initiatives’ mission and expected outputs.
Prepares a draft of the Management and Coordination Initiative Description and Budget Proposal in close coordination with other staff members.
Ensures funded initiatives are accurate and timely in reporting expected outputs into the GC HIDTA quarterly reporting system.
Assists in the establishment and maintenance of HIDTA-wide accounting system to ensure compliance with ONDCP program guidance and GAO audit procedures.
Works closely with the GC HIDTA Fiscal Officer to ensure agencies with open Cooperative Agreements follow ONDCP and GC HIDTA Executive Board program guidance and policies.
Serves as a liaison for HIDTA initiatives, area law enforcement agencies, public and private sector organizations and vendors interacting with HIDTA participants.
Works closely with the Intelligence Coordinator to determine requirements for automation and technology needs of the HIDTA.
Chairs meetings to foster the sharing of information, technology and support among area criminal justice agencies.
At least ten (10) years combined experience within a federal criminal justice system, preferably with a management focus.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to prepare extensive reports and documents.
Substantial experience in formulating, administering and managing budgets.
A working knowledge in the information technology field to include wide-area-network frame-relay architecture, virtual private network applications and connectivity of disparate systems.
Ability to work effectively in an interagency environment with federal, state and local law enforcement.
Familiarization of all Microsoft Office products to include Word, Access, and Excel.
Ability to pass a background check.
Ability to obtain a minimum secret security clearance.
Interested applicants must submit a detail resume and cover letter which includes the following:
Education, experience, and training completed.
Positions held and dates of employment.
Size and scope of managerial positions held.
Level and scope of responsibilities per position.
Personnel supervised; number and rank.
Program administrative experience.
Systems management/technology experience.
Names and contact information of three references.
Any work-related or other experiences which demonstrate aptitude or proficiency to complete stated job duties included in this announcement.
Earliest available start date.
Interview and relocation expenses are not reimbursable.
The aforementioned documents must be submitted in Pdf format and emailed to: Director@gchidta.org no later than October 16, 2017. A return email will be sent to each candidate acknowledging receipt of their package.
Any question pertaining to this job announcement can be directed to the aforementioned email address.
Selection will made without regard to race, gender or national origin.