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Policy Writer

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Policy Writer
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 comprehensive.
  • 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 architecture.
  • Maintain and archive policy and procedure documents for the entire Department.
  • Assist with training curriculum development and in-reach/out-reach to obtain community and member feedback on written directives, as needed.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
    • Four years progressively responsible related professional experience.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience as a Policy Analyst in law enforcement and/or corporate security.
      • 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
        Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE
        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

        Total Rewards
        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 here:

        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 function.

        The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        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 protected veteran.

        EEO is the Law
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        Accommodation Information

        If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

        Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

        The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

        The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

        Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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