Position Vacancy: Deputy Director – AC HIDTA (Contract)
Federal GS 14/1 General Schedule Equivalent +
10% + $500 monthly vehicle allowance
Location: Norcross, GA
The Deputy Director of the Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA is responsible
for policy level administrative work and program development in the Georgia
counties of: Barrow, Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb,
Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett and Henry. In the North
Carolina counties of: Triangle-Raleigh Initiative:
Durham, Wake, Johnston, Wayne and Wilson. Triad-Greensboro Initiative:
Alamance, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties. Piedmont-Charlotte
Initiative: Gaston, Mecklenburg & Union counties. Asheville
Initiative: Buncombe, Henderson and McDowell counties. In
the South Carolina counties of: Midlands Initiative:
Lexington, Richland, Florence and Horry counties.
Deputy Director is a staff position contingent upon annual HIDTA
funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This position is
responsible to the Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA Director on policy and program
related issues, and functions within the Office of the Director initiative,
Assist in planning innovative, comprehensive
programs for the implementation of the Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA Strategy, and
coordinate activities at the primary direction of the Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA
Director. Assist in implementing strategic planning actions taken by the
Director, the Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA Executive Board and the North & South
Carolina State Boards.
Develop cooperative partnerships with federal,
state, and local agencies, institutions, and foundations to complement
communications between Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA programs.
Plan, develop, and implement procedures for
impact evaluation of initiatives within each county, and facilitate the
operation of the HIDTA State Advisory Committee.
Facilitate reporting of intelligence data and
threat information to the Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA Investigative Support Center.
Monitor DTO and PMP submissions, conducting
regular group supervisory meetings, securing quarterly output reports, and
organizing the Law Enforcement Committee Performance Review process, which
provides fiscal and programmatic oversight of all initiatives.
Reviews annual threat assessment to assist in
the development of an effective overall strategy to meet the threat.
Participates in the annual strategy submission
Provides administrative and programmatic
guidance to participating agencies in the formulation of proposed and renewal
initiatives and corresponding budget request, reviews them for content and
Prepares a draft of the ACHIDTA 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
initiatives’ mission and expected outputs.
Assists in the establishment and maintenance of
HIDTA-wide accounting system to ensure compliance with ONDCP program and GAO
Serves as a liaison for HIDTA initiatives, area
law enforcement agencies, public and private sector organizations and vendors
interacting with HIDTA participants.
Evaluates and recommends HIDTA initiative
equipment acquisitions, reprogramming requests, and administrative systems.
Works closely with the Systems Administrator to
determine requirements for automation and technology needs for the HIDTA.
Chair meetings to foster the sharing of
Security clearance coordinator
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of innovative and model programs for
combating substance abuse through law enforcement, prevention, treatment,
deferred prosecution, corrections, community crime prevention, or community
policing activities. Experience in preparation and management of grant programs
and computerized databases is desirable.
Skill in communicating and negotiating in small
group settings, and in personal interactions to form coalitions.
Ability to communicate effectively in written
and verbal form.
Budget experience and knowledge of accounting
Knowledge and experience in implementing
Skill in monitoring data collection and
compiling data necessary to make recommendations regarding planning and program
development. Strong analytical skills are a prerequisite.
Ability to plan and prepare extensive reports
Knowledge of, and proficiency in operation of
PC’s and Microsoft Office applications is required.
A degree of understanding of the drug
trafficking investigative responsibilities and structure of state, federal, and
local law enforcement agencies in the AC HIDTA area of responsibility.
Ability to work effectively in an interagency
environment with Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement.
Must obtain and retain a national security
clearance appropriate for the Deputy Director’s anticipated duties, including
criminal records and credit checks
Must be a citizen of the United States of
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Knowledge and experience with federal grant
programs is preferred.
At least 10-years experience in a criminal justice system agency,
preferably with a management focus plus a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
with a management focus, or a combination of training and education with 10
years experience in major investigations. Travel within Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA
area of responsibility and adjoining states is required. Travel, transportation
and relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid by the