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Policy Analyst
Job Listing Identification Number: 14643911
State Class. No. and Salary Group 1573/B20
State Job Title: Program Specialist IV
LSA Status: ?Exempt ? Non-Exempt
Agency Job Title: Policy Analyst Location: Austin, Texas
Monthly Salary Range: $5,000.00- $5,833.34
ype 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 rules.
• Collecting and sharing public defense data.
• Drafting and testifying on public defense legislation.
• Hosting trainings, conferences, and webinars.
• Drafting and disseminating public defense publications.
• 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 10 counties, 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 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 publicdefense 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. In addition to these core duties, policy analysts have some flexibility to work on other TIDC projects, including presentations, publications, public defender office planning, and more. You provide highly complex (senior-level)
assistance to staff, government agencies, community organizations, and the public. You work under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. You may train others.
Position: Policy Analyst
Organization: Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC)
Location: Austin,  TX 
United States
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/7/2021
Requirements Essential Job Functions
• Conducting court observations, interviews, and record reviews to
investigate countypublic defense systems.
• Assessing counties’ compliance with state laws.
• Writing policy monitoring reports.
• Providing technical assistance to counties to promote compliance with the
Fair DefenseAct.
• 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.
• Applicants selected for interview will be required to submit a writing sample.
• Superior written and oral communications skills.
• Skill in use of Microsoft Office applications.
• Strong desire to improve public defense in Texas.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctor of Jurisprudence.
• Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws relating to public defense.
• Experience in public defense, public policy, or research.
• Skill in conducting legal research.
• Leadership skills.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/5/2021
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Organization Information
Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC)

Austin,  TX 78701
United States
Geoffrey Burkhart