Company: Johns Hopkins University
Posted on: January 27, 2023
We are seeking a Policy Writer who will play a key role in laying
the foundation for building the Johns Hopkins Police Department
(JHPD), as well as centralizing the policies for Johns Hopkins
Public Safety. This position requires constant collaboration with
internal stakeholders, the JHPD Accountability Board, the
community, and the Maryland Police Training and Standards
Commission in order to draft the proper policies that are to comply
with local, state and federal statutes, as well as fall within the
best practices of law enforcement and industrial security. The
Policy Writer will use evidence-based practices and data analytics
to drive innovation in policy development and ensure compliance
with the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) consent decree, the
Joint Commission, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC),
Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC), and the
U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Primary writer, researcher and editor of proposed Departmental
policies, with a focus on assigned topic areas central to
compliance with the BPD Consent Decree, the Joint Commission, MHEC,
MPTSC, and the DOE. Policies must be simple and clear, yet
- Manage implementation efforts for specific policies through
timely and efficient communications to keep implementation goals on
deadline and proactively identify any barriers to implementation as
well as solutions.
- Support Departmental efforts in improving management efficiency
through the use of technology and data.
- Collaborate externally with Office of the General Counsel
attorneys, JHPD Accountability Board, and other subject matter
experts, to ensure policies and procedures align with industry
evidence-based best practices.
- Maintain standards, templates, and publication
- Maintain and archive policy and procedure documents for the
- Assist with training curriculum development and
in-reach/out-reach to obtain community and member feedback on
written directives, as needed.
- Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
- Four years progressively responsible related professional
- Experience as a Policy Analyst in law enforcement and/or
- Knowledge of law enforcement procedures a plus.
- Policy and technical writing experience.
- Documentation/publication experience with MS Office products
and Adobe Acrobat
Classified Title: Policy Associate
Working Title: Policy Writer
Starting Salary Range: $71,230-$97,880-$124,510 Annually
(Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00 PM
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Eastern High Campus
Department name: VP for Public Safety Office of
Personnel area: University Administration
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's
good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may
vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience,
market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns
Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees'
health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of
equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted,
equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester
hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of
experience. Additional related experience may substitute for
required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is
permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may
be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required
for the respective job.
**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are
completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered
eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional
information confirming their academic completion date.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a
pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to
hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent
with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal
history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment
at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the
university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a
candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the
conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion
and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU
Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a
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