Find below a sample job description template for the position of Victim Witness Program Manager:
Job Title: Victim Witness Program Manager
Under general direction, manages the activities of the Victim/Witness Program of the District Attorney’s Office, and performs related duties as required.
This is a single-position, management classification with responsibility for managing and implementing the county-wide activities of the Victim/Witness Program, including the Victim of Violent Crime advocacy program, Victim of Crime Compensation program, and witness/subpoena coordination activities.
This class is distinguished from Victim/Witness Program Supervisor by the Manager’s responsibility for the administration and success of programs, whereas the emphasis of the Supervisor class is on supervising the activities of a Victim/Witness branch office.
Education and Training:
- Equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
- One year of experience as a Victim/Witness Program Supervisor with Santa Barbara County, supplemented by management experience or training;
- Possession of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, sociology, or related field and one year of supervisory experience in a governmental community service agency which provides direct services or assistance to victims of crime, supplemented by management experience or training;
- Possession of a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, and one year of supervisory experience in a governmental or community service agency which provides direct services or assistance to victims of crime;
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License.
Required Experience and Knowledge:
- Principles and practices of management, including program planning, implementation, administration, and evaluation;
- Personnel management, supervision, and training techniques;
- Basic math;
- Grant proposal preparation;
- Budgeting techniques;
- Contract administration;
- Automated systems and personal computer applications;
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and presentation techniques;
- Principles and techniques of interviewing and counseling;
- The criminal justice system;
- Victims’ issues and rights;
- Community resource agencies to assist victims.