Career Opportunities
California Justice Information Services

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Office Locations: Sacramento.

Career Opportunities: Information/Computer Technology classes, such as Information Systems Analysts, Computer Operators, Programmers; Law Enforcement classes such as Criminal Identification Specialists, Managers, Crime Studies Technicians, Program Technicians, Clericals, Analysts and many more.

The California Justice Information Services (CJIS) provides criminal justice intelligence, identification, information and technology services to law enforcement, regulatory agencies and the public. The Division includes six major organizational units as summarized below:

Application Development Bureau is responsible for the development, maintenance and enhancement of all data processing applications and services needed by DOJ customers to meet their program objectives.

Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis provides information and technical assistance on information systems including wanted persons, stolen vehicles and violent offenders, as well as analysis of statistical data pertaining to the Criminal Justice System; and, maintains central files of missing and unidentified persons, sex and arson offender registrants and habitual sexual offenders.

Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information provides criminal data and identification services to the law enforcement community, applicant regulatory agencies and the public; maintains state summary criminal history information.

Departmental Services Bureau provides efficient, prompt, and courteous desktop and application support services to the Department's business units. These responsibilities include providing first level technical support to departmental employees statewide; installation and maintenance of all desktop hardware; development and maintenance of the departments Internet/Intranet, Forensic, and Consolidated Firearms Information Systems along with a number of Java applications for the department.

Hawkins Data Center Bureau provides operational services to the Department and over 800 local criminal justice agencies throughout California. These responsibilities include planning, installation, maintenance and operation of the Departmentís various mainframe computer systems and telecommunications components 24 hours a day; develops systems analysis, feasibility studies, and post implementation evaluations, information technology contract development and administration, acquisitions and strategic planning.

Operations Support Bureau provides policy and administrative direction to division programs; ensures compliance with state regulations for persons using Criminal Offender Record Information and provides training to law enforcement; assists in the location of absent, non-supporting parents; coordinates a quality management development program and a new employee orientation program.

Infrastructure Support Bureau is responsible for all external and internal network communication, hardware/software support for all mainframe and midsize computers, including all associated data base administration; installs and maintains personal computers and electronic mail systems. The Bureau also designs, coordinates, installs and supports the local and wide area networks and all associated network interface standards connecting the California law enforcement community to the DOJ and national criminal justice systems.