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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.

Job Description:
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.
Position: Senior Policy Analyst
Organization: Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC)
Location: Austin,  TX 
United States
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Posting Start Date: 6/29/2021
Date Posted: 7/7/2021
Requirements Essential Job Functions:
• Leading court observations, interviews, and record reviews to
investigate countypublic defense systems.
• Assessing counties’ compliance with state laws.
• Writing policy monitoring reports.
• Consulting with high-level county officials.
• Providing technical assistance to counties to ensure compliance with the
Fair Defense Act.
• Training attorneys, judges, and court personnel on public defense best practices.
• Performing other tasks to monitor or improve Texas public defense.
• Performs related work as assigned and complies with all OCA policies.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
• Two years of graduate studies in law, public policy, or related field.
• Seven years’ experience in public defense or public policy.
• Applicants selected for interview will be required to submit a writing sample.
• Experience in public defense representation or policy.
• Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws relating to public defense.
• Skill in conducting legal research.
• Superior written and oral communications skills.
• Skill in use of Microsoft Office applications.
• Strong desire to improve Texas public defense.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctor of Jurisprudence.
• Extensive experience in public defense or public policy.
• Leadership skills.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/5/2021
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Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC)

Austin,  TX 0000
United States
Geoffrey Burkhart