Victim Compensation Administrator
Develops, administers, and monitors the Victim Compensation Program. Determines eligibility of victims and assists victims in accessing benefits. Prepares financial reports and ensures the fiscal health of the Fund.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
- Receives general supervision from the division manager.
- Exercises indirect supervision over clerical staff.
- Develop, administer, and monitor the Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) Fund.
- Review police or social services reports to determine whether victim meets all eligibility requirements established by statute, board, and Division of Criminal Justice policies.
- Assist eligible victims in applying for and accessing financial benefits including, but not limited to, medical assistance, funeral assistance, counseling, work loss, loss of support, and replacement of residential doors, locks, and windows.
- Determine possible eligibility from other sources including but not limited to, private insurance, Medicaid, or state-sponsored funding and insurance programs.
- Report financial information to state and federal government agencies related to the administration of the Crime Victim Compensation Fund.
- Prepare and present information to the Crime Victim Compensation Board, including funding recommendations and appeal cases; evaluate and award compensation as authorized by the Board.
- Write and review state and federal grant applications; oversee the administration of grant funds; prepare financial reports regarding grants for state and federal agencies as necessary.
- Prepare requests for reimbursement for each claimant and provider; post all bills by entering into the victim compensation fund accounts; verify availability of encumbered funds; prepare monthly payment authorization for Judicial Administrator for release of checks; prepare payment enclosure letter to service providers as well as notification letter to victim.
- Prepare budget and revenue/expenditure statements and other accounting statements and reports as required by Division of Criminal Justice Standards.
- Prepare monthly financial reports for the Crime Victim Compensation Board review; this includes activity report, encumbered funds report, previous month statistical report, and restitution returned to the fund.
- Prepare an annual financial program review with projections and changes.
- Monitor restitution of the Crime Victim Compensation Fund; notify appropriate legal staff of restitution to be ordered by the courts, monitor restitution payments received, and testify in court as needed.
- Review Board policies and bylaws; make recommendations to the Board regarding changes to current policies and specific fund limitations; inform Board of current victim compensation issues and any effect they may have on the fund.
- Provide lead accountability for other employees within work unit, which may include scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, instructing/training in work methods, and providing input into hiring and performance evaluation processes.
- Act as a resource or expert in program area, providing technical guidance to less experienced staff.
- Provide training regarding victim compensation to other law enforcement agencies and service agencies.
- Prepare media reports for dissemination regarding payments made by the Crime Victim Compensation Fund on behalf of crime victims.
- Act as a liaison between applicants and the Crime Victim Compensation Board as well as the applicant and service providers who may be unwilling to provide services without verification from the CVC Administrator.
- Obtain resumes from all therapists receiving reimbursement from the fund and review to ensure that qualifications, as set by the Board, are being met.
- Review and revise all victim compensation forms in compliance with Division of Criminal Justice Standards.
- Provide administrative support to Division Manager in relation to the administration of the Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement program.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to program development and administration.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to the criminal justice system and processes, law enforcement procedures, and victimization issues.
- Scope and application of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to victim compensation standards.
- Basic methods and techniques of interviewing, crisis intervention, and counseling.
- Record-keeping and reporting procedures.
- Community resources including medical, social, financial, and residential.
- Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
- Budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
- Standard bookkeeping practices and methods.
- Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
- Participate in the provision of ongoing training for law enforcement, volunteer advocates, peer educators, and the community at large.
- Perform a variety of mathematical calculations and provide statistical data.
- Understand and apply pertinent laws, rules, and regulations.
- Maintain sensitive and confidential information.
- Perform duties independently without close supervision.
- Write and review grant proposals.
- Provide professional customer service to clients and public.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- One year of experience in a public service or directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities such as accounting, public administration, or working with victims of crime.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business, Public Administration, Human Services, or a related field.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.