Senior Policy Analyst
Posting Date: June 24, 2021 Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Listing Identification Number: 14643909
State Class. No. and Salary Group: 1574/B21
State Job Title: Program Specialist V
FLSA Status: ?Exempt ? Non-Exempt
Agency Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst
Location: Austin, Texas
Monthly Salary Range: $5,833.34-$6,666.67
Type of Job: ? Full Time ? Part Time
Remarks: Salary commensurate with experience.
Travel Required: ? Yes 30% ? No
About the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC)
TIDC funds, oversees, and improves Texas public defense. Here is some of the work we do:
• Planning and funding new public defender and managed assigned counsel offices.
• Funding public defense in all 254 Texas counties.
• Funding 6 innocence projects.
• Monitoring compliance with state laws and TIDC
• Collecting and sharing public defense data.
• Drafting and testifying on public defense legislation.
• Hosting trainings, conferences, and webinars.
• Drafting and disseminating public defense
• Working with lawyers, judges, counties, state agencies,
and national organizations to shape thefuture of Texas public defense.
Last year, TIDC awarded over $35 million in public defense funding, added public
defender offices in 10counties, monitored public defense in 32 counties, trained over 3,000 people, launched a new data portal, and released a major publication on public defender offices. Learn more at tidc.texas.gov
As a TIDC Senior Policy Analyst, you are part of a team that improves Texas public defense through court observation, interviews, record review, investigation, and writing. When you find problems with a public defense system, you recommend changes and work with judges, lawyers, court personnel, and county officials to create better public defense systems and
comply with the Fair Defense Act. After training, you will lead monitoring visits. You will interact with high-level government officials. You will interpret laws and lead policy monitoring report drafting. In addition to these core duties, Senior Policy Analysts have flexibility to work on other TIDC projects, including trainings, presentations, publications, public defender office planning, and more. You will perform advanced (senior-level)
consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing a major agency program and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff,government agencies, community organizations, and the public. You will work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.