State of Utah
Return Utah Program
Attention professionals looking to return to the workforce after a career break of two years
or more. The State of Utah and Lieutenant Governor Deidre M. Henderson invite you to
apply for the Return Utah program. This 12-16-week program is similar to an internship and
is designed to provide the experience, training, skill, and mentoring needed to successfully
return to the workforce after a hiatus. Using a cohort model, participants will navigate this
professional and personal life transition together, bolstered by expert group coaching and
This is a part-time, experience-only Return Utah opportunity. Please note, that while we will
provide access to resources that will enable you to explore further employment opportunities, your participation does not guarantee employment with the State of Utah upon conclusion of the program.
Why You Should Join Utah’s Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice
As the state’s coordinating body for criminal and juvenile justice policy, the Commission on
Criminal & Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) sits at the forefront of new policy and initiative development in Utah. In this role you will have the opportunity to lead CCJJ’s efforts in launching a new state of Utah program, all the way from conception to implementation. Our diversely staffed office offers a collaborative, dynamic and creative work environment that supports the pursuit of professional growth and development through innovation and teamwork. We offer a flexible work schedule with part telework. Come join our team!
During each legislative session, CCJJ tracks the status of legislation with impacts on criminal justice. This legislative tracking enables the Commission to make recommendations to legislators in a timely and well-informed manner. The individual who fills this position will work, as part of a small team, to ensure that the Commission is well informed about, and up-to-date on legislation relevant to its purpose.
CCJJ is looking for an individual to successfully work as part of team to maintain its legislative tracking systems. Preference will be given to individuals who have:
Experience with Google Sheets or other spreadsheet software
Passion for criminal justice policy
Experience with legislative processes and/or interpreting law
An ability to work independently on tasks and keep well-organized records
Experience presenting complex information multiple stakeholders
Review bills for relevance to criminal and juvenile justice
Maintain large spreadsheet for tracking the status of relevant bills
Ensuring that the spreadsheet is up-to-date on the status of each bill
Assist team lead in presenting relevant bills to the commission
Assist team lead with updating legislators on CCJJ’s position on relevant bills
Other duties as assigned
High school diploma or GED. Preference will be given to individuals with education in public policy, criminal justice, or related fields.
To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.