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Supervisory Statistician
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:
Join the staff of the principal federal statistical agency in the U.S. Department of Justice. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collects, analyzes, and publishes information on crime, offenders, victims and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. Your advanced statistical knowledge, skills and leadership abilities can help us continue to build the critical data infrastructure supporting the Department's commitment to evidence-based approaches to addressing crime and criminal justice issues.

The Supervisory Statistician position offers the opportunity to further our efforts to advance the use of administrative records for statistical purposes, to address survey design and implementation challenges, and to enhance BJS's dissemination of statistical information to a variety of audiences. The selected candidate(s) will be assigned responsibilities related to (1) initiating, formulating, planning, and executing one or more of BJS's statistical series or statistical programs; (2) analyzing data and reporting statistical information from one or more of BJS's statistical series or statistical programs; (3) supervising a group of Statisticians working at up to the GS-14 level providing the administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the statistical unit; and (4) representing BJS before a wide variety of stakeholders at the national, state, and local levels that include users of BJS's statistical information and providers of data to BJS's statistical programs.

While BJS is looking for candidates with substantial statistical program experience and knowledge of all aspects of criminal justice system at the national, state, and local areas, it also seeks candidates with particular subject matter expertise relating to: (1) institutional and community corrections 2) prosecution, courts, and judicial processes.

How to apply:
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants.
See: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/404285700. For further information about BJS, visit our website: http://www.bjs.gov.

Salary:
$106,263 to $157,100

Closing Date:
6/30/2015

Posted on 5/18/2015




Senior Associate, Research, Public Safety Performance Project (Publications)
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:
Pew is seeking to hire a Senior Associate. The position will be based in Washington, DC. and report to the Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP) Research Director.

Pew is seeking to hire a Senior Associate for research whose focus will be on the juvenile justice systems, specifically sentencing and corrections. The ideal candidate will have an educational and employment background in public policy or a related field, knowledge of juvenile or criminal justice systems, experience working with state corrections data, and work experience undertaking and managing projects involving many partners, complex issues and extensive writing. The Senior Associate will be based in Washington, DC and report to a PSPP Research Manager. It is expected that this position is for a term period through March 31, 2016, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.

Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the PSPP research manager and in consultation with colleagues across Pew, the position will:

  • Work with project staff to identify the most salient issues for the project's research agenda. Based on that agenda, produce rigorous and timely research in collaboration with internal staff and external partners.
  • Support the design and execution of national studies that analyze juvenile sentencing and corrections trends across the states.
  • Support the design and execution of policy and program evaluations in selected states.
  • Support the development of briefs, factsheets, infographics, and other documents that are highly relevant to policy deliberations and easily digested by policy makers, media and the public.
  • Follow quality control processes that ensure all of project research products meet the highest standards of rigor and accuracy.
  • Work closely with communications staff to implement effective dissemination techniques, including written products, online communications strategies, and convenings.
  • Maintain knowledge of juvenile justice policy research and practice, including participating in conferences, seminars and professional development activities.

Requirements Include:

  • A bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree is strongly preferred.
  • At least five years' experience in criminal or juvenile justice research and policy analysis, with demonstrated knowledge of at least one of the following areas: sentencing/courts, community supervision or corrections.
  • An ideal candidate possesses strong quantitative skills and experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS and/or STATA.
  • Experience with state sentencing and corrections data (courts, probation, prison and parole) and experience working directly with state policy makers, corrections officials, researchers and other criminal justice stakeholders.
  • Ability to express ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and concisely in a compelling way, both in writing and oral presentation.
  • Demonstrated time and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to think strategically and creatively, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time, remain attentive to details and identify resources for projects.
  • Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to think strategically and creatively, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time, remain attentive to details and identify resources for projects.
  • Acute political awareness and non-partisan perspective and approach.

The full posting is available here (job ID - 2015-4032).

Posted on 1/31/2015




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