Janice Straight

Janice Straight

Summary

Executive Management Profile

Results oriented leader with more than 20 years of experience providing strategic yet creative management in the areas of operations, human resources, training, projects and programs, and process improvement. Highly focused visionary with experiential knowledge necessary to oversee and direct multi-level, cross-functional initiatives, through successful completion. Upper level leadership trainer able to develop top performers. Career-oriented life learner with passionate quest for continued learning and advancement. Multiple degrees and extensive leadership training. Multiculturally sensitive. Exceptionally professional and ethical with superior writing, communications, and interpersonal skills. Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office applications and Internet. Familiar with Spanish. Core Competencies include:

Organizational leadership

Strategic Planning

Project Management

Program Creation and Enhancement

Change/Crisis Management

Problem Identification and ResolutionMotivation and Team Building

Staff DevelopmentQuality Assurance

Instructing and Public SpeakingNegotiation

Interagency Relations/Coordinations

Networking/Public Relations

Recruiting, Staffing, TrainingConflict Resolution

Work History

Work History

Investigator

Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division, Salem, OR April 2010 to November 2010

Phoenix Police, Phoenix, AZ January 2004 to December 2009

  • Observe, receive, or otherwise obtain information 
  • Determine compliance with standards, laws, and regulations of Election Law
  • Probe suspected violations of the law
  • Examine evidence to decide whether to bring criminal case before grand jury
  • Gather evidence
  • Conduct interviews
  • Perform surveillance
  • Provide court testimony
  • Prepare reports
  • Supervise and direct investigations

Police Officer

Carlton Police, Carlton, OR November 2010 to Present

Phoenix Police, Phoenix, AZ December 1998 to January 2004

  • Identify and arrest suspects
  • Record and review facts
  • Prepare reports
  • Document facts, incidents, and activities
  • Observe, receive, obtain information from all sources
  • Perform for or work with the public
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Negotiate, handle complaints, settle disputes, resolve grievances
  • Make decisions, solve problems, analyze and evaluate information 
  • Use sound judgment and decision making
  • Use logic and reasoning 
  • Communicate effectively in writing as well as public speaking
Nov 2004 - Jul 2008

Instructor Intermediate Level Education

U. S. Army

  • Educate and train intermediate level Army, international, and sister-service officers
  • Prepare officers to operate as field-grade commanders and staff officer
  • Coordinate and execute training
    • Leadership
    • Strategic problem solving
    • Critical thinking
    • Negotiations
    • Crisis management
May 1990 - Nov 2004

Medical Administrator

U. S. Army
  • Conduct and administer fiscal operations
  • Plan budgets
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures
  • Develop and oversee computerized record management
  • Direct or conduct recruitment and training of personnel
  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate work activities
  • Establish objectives or organizational criteria
  • Ensure emergency readiness and compliance with safety and sanitation regulations
  • Maintain communication between governing boards, staff, and department heads
  • Attend board/staff meetings
  • Plan, implement, and administer programs and services
    • Personnel administration
    • Training, operations, and coordination of staff
  • Display knowledge of business and management principles
    • Resource allocation
    • Strategic planning
    • Human resource modeling
    • Leadership techniques
    • Coordination of people and resources

Education

Education
2002 - 2004

Master's

Northern Arizona University
  • A 36-hour program with specializations in the following leadership areas: School Leadership K-12, Principal K-12, Educational Foundations, and Community College. 
  • The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree comprises four emphases.
  • Each emphasis provides opportunity to develop and enrich understanding of the contexts and forces that shape educational policy and practice. 
1984 - 1989

Bachelor's

University of Alaska
1982 - 1984

Associate Degree

Western Nevada Community College

Certifications

Certifications

Professional Leadership and Development

International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute

Field Training and Evaluation Program

OR DPSST

Basic First Aid

American Heart Association

Basic Life Support

American Heart Association

Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Peace Officer

OR DPSST

Basic Peace Officer

Arizona Law Enforcement Academy

References

References

Chuck Boyd

Tambra Williams

Paul Newman