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Research Analyst/Associate
Justice Research and Statistics Association (Washington, DC)

The Justice Research and Statistics Association (www.jrsa.org) has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst or Research Associate in our Washington, DC office. This individual will be responsible for conducting one or more research, evaluation, or training & technical assistance projects of the Association, including: implementing research designs; collecting and analyzing data; developing data displays; writing research reports and other technical materials; presenting project findings; providing training & technical assistance as needed; and representing the Association at meetings. This is an ideal opportunity for those seeking to gain experience in the public policy arena and to bridge the researcher-practitioner divide by working directly with state and local funders, direct service providers, and other community stakeholders.

Education and Experience: Ph.D. in criminal justice or related field or a master's degree in criminal justice or related field with at least 3 years of post-education experience conducting justice research and evaluation studies. Knowledge of criminal justice data sources and research/evaluation methods is required. The successful applicant must be able to apply research design, statistical analysis and program evaluation methods. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

This is a full-time, grant-funded position with benefits. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$80,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume/vita, names and contact information for three references, and salary history to submissions@jrsa.org. No phone calls please.

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Posted on 11/16/2015

Director of Training and Research (SAC Director)
Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs (St. Paul, MN)

This position exists to direct the work of the Research, Training and Communication Unit in the Office of Justice Programs. This position directs the federally supported Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) whose mission is to collect and analyze data relating to crime and the juvenile and criminal justice systems; provide accurate information and analysis on emerging and critical issues and support informed policy decisions. This position will identify legislative issues; and develop and direct the development of policy briefs for the agency, the legislature and others. This position will design and direct criminal and juvenile justice and crime victim research projects; direct the collection, compilation, analysis and presentation of complex statistical data used in planning, operating and evaluating these efforts. This position will also direct the work of the OJP training staff as they develop and implement internal and external best practices training and technical assistance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in research methods, business administration, statistics, behavioral/social science or a field appropriate to the area of specialization; to allow for supervision of graduate student practicum.
  2. Three years of professional work experience with a juvenile justice, crime victim, or human services agency that includes the following:
    • Managing numerous projects including multiple research and evaluation projects.
    • Two years of supervisory experience sufficient to manage employees in a crime victim agency.
  3. Knowledge of research methodologies and planning methods that are related to the organization and constituents.
  4. Experience with SPSS predictive analysis software to conduct complex research projects that include descriptive and inferential statistics.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills that include the ability to write reports, communicate complex issues and policy recommendations and present professional presentations to diverse audiences.
  6. Human relations skills sufficient to build and maintain positive relationships amongst professional colleagues, criminal justice professionals and community stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Three years of progressive management experience, with ability to work with diverse groups of people, utilize leadership skills sufficient to mobilize action to achieve programs goals and the ability to adapt to organizational and departmental change.
  2. Knowledge of statistical theory, methods and techniques sufficient to provide guidance to staff and interns engaged in these activities.
  3. Knowledge of Minnesota laws governing crime victims and related state programs.
  4. Familiarity with data systems including: Minnesota Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS)/NIBRS, Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS), the Court Services Tracking System (CSTS) and the Minnesota Department of Education data system.
  5. Fiscal management skills sufficient to develop and administer unit budgets.

Physical Requirements:
Requires occasionally moving and transporting 20 pound items and frequently moving and transporting objects such as heavy tools and heavy file boxes. This job may require positioning self to move to a significant degree or may involve maintaining a stationary position for extended periods.

Additional Requirements:
This position requires successful completion of the following:

It is the policy of the Department of Public Safety that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment, which includes the following components:

  1. criminal history
  2. reference check
  3. driver's license
  4. education verification

Salary & Benefits:
$60,510 - $87,153, The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply:
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at (651) 259 -3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to https://careers.mn.gov. Job ID: 2092.

If you have questions about the position, contact Laura Sorenson at Laura.Sorenson@state.mn.us or (651) 201 -7371.

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Posted on 11/16/2015

Government Representative 3 (Research Associate)
Office of the Attorney General, Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards (OLEPS) (Trenton, NJ)

Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards (OLEPS), assists in the production of reports and data analysis on law enforcement agencies in the State. Assists in the development of research databases to collect information regarding State Police motor vehicle stops of drivers. Assists in the development and revision of data collection protocols from Division of State Police databases. Creates and maintains analytic databases for monitoring reports. Analyzes and interprets statistical information. Assists in the recommendations of policy revisions, training and database developments. Implements and carries out specialized research and/or analytical programs designed by senior scientist staff. Under the direction of senior scientific staff, investigates, reviews, modifies, develops, and tests new analytical procedures and methodologies. Prepares or participates in the preparation of sound, accurate publications, memoranda, and reports relating to research, grant, and other activities containing findings, conclusions, or recommendations. Serves as a scientific consultant in areas pertaining to specific expertise. SPSS, Stata or SAS statistical programming experience a plus.

Education - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position. The following degree areas are preferred: database management; information science; statistics, public administration, criminology, criminal justice, sociology, psychology or other social sciences is preferred.

Experience - Graduate-level experience in the development of data collection protocols and research databases, analysis and interpretation of statistical information, preparation of interpretative reports and publications and policy advisement. Graduate Teaching Assistant experience a plus.

License - Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.

This is a full-time, grant-funded position with benefits. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$80,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience indicated above.

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.

How to Apply:
Please send a letter (including job vacancy number #16-07) and current resume to:
Recruitment Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 081, Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
or via email: LPS.Humanresources@lps.state.nj.us

Closing Date:

Posted on 1/12/2016

Research Specialist 2 (CJ)
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) (Albany, NY)

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has a range of responsibilities, including: administration of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program; collection and analysis of criminal justice data; research on critical criminal justice issues; oversight of the statewide criminal history repository; and administration of federal and state criminal justice funds that serve criminal justice populations. DCJS also advises the Governor on programs to improve the effectiveness of New York’s justice system.

DCJS is filling a vacancy in the Office of Justice Research and Performance (OJRP). This office plays a major role in public safety policy and program areas, analyzing data, conducting research and evaluating program effectiveness. OJRP promotes collaboration in an active learning environment, and has developed partnerships with other state and local government agencies and university researchers.

The PRS2 (CJ) will be assigned to the Office of Justice Research and Performance (OJRP). This position involves analyzing criminal justice data and preparing reports and statistics. The PRS2 will manipulate large data sets, summarize criminal justice trends and prepare high level policy presentations. The PRS2 will also respond to internal and external requests for criminal justice related statistics.

The preferred candidate will have experience presenting complex data and information to high level and nontechnical audiences. The candidate must be comfortable manipulating data and have good attention to detail. Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills are required. The incumbent must also be able to work well in team settings, as this position involves extensive interaction with OJRP staff and other DCJS offices.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and at least three years of research experience in the field of criminal justice. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice may be substituted for one year or a master's degree in criminal justice may be substituted for two years of this experience. Candidates must also have nine (9) semester credit hours in statistics, economics, econometrics, or research methods and two years of subsequent professional research experience in the collection and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review and analysis of program operations.

This position requires the candidate to be fingerprinted. If selected, candidate will pay a $75 fingerprinting fee which will be deducted from their first pay check.

Salary & Benefits:
Starting Salary: $52,293 plus Comprehensive Benefit Package

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Theresa Geleta, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, Human Resources, 80 South Swan Street, Albany, New York 12210, or via e-mail to Theresa.Geleta@dcjs.ny.gov.

Closing Date:
February 5, 2016

Posted on 12/21/2015

Principal Executive/Manager D (Research Manager)
Research and Evaluation Unit, Oregon Department of Corrections (Salem, OR)

The Research and Evaluation Unit provides the agency with mission-critical information on adult offender populations, program performance and policy impacts necessary to plan, evaluate and direct the operations of the Department of Corrections (DOC).

The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and direct research, quality assurance, data warehouse development, and data reporting for DOC. This includes reviewing, approving and directing implementation of rules, policies and procedures to ensure the Constitution, Oregon law and industry best practices are maintained. Additionally, this position directs the development of actuarial risk equations, leads the automation of program evaluation systems and establishes strategies for developing methodologies aimed at identifying individuals best served by particular programs.

For the full list of specific duties and working conditions, see the full position description.


six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level research work.

The research experience must have included at least two years of supervision and management of a program, section, or unit that involved the following areas: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in a field related to management such as Business or Public Administration, or Mathematics/Statistics, Economics or a related field, may be substituted for up to three years of the required experience but will not substitute for the two years of specialized experience. Copies of your transcripts must be attached to your application.

In the "Work Experience" section of your application, clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), and d) areas listed above that apply. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.

Desired Attributes:
The successful candidate should possess the following attributes:

  • demonstrated leadership of a research unit where you have inspired and achieved positive outcomes and change;
  • skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, peers and other agencies and the public;
  • experience identifying reporting and information needs, leading and implementing data integration and technology processes and solutions including but not limited to data warehouse/data mart, business intelligence, performance management and analytical reporting tools;
  • experience and knowledge of advanced statistics as well as research design and the techniques, methods and principles used in complex analytical research;
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit;
  • experience evaluating programs for effectiveness; and
  • experience and/or knowledge of adult corrections.

Starting Salary: $69,168.00 to $101,952.00

How to Apply:
please attach the following to your online application:

A cover letter, not to exceed three pages, that addresses the Desired Attributes listed above.

You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail. If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV™ for support at support@governmentjobs.com. You can use this e-mail address to report a variety of applicant issues; login, attaching documents, web browser, etc. Remember when submitting an applicant issue through this e-mail address please make sure to include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when you are available to be contacted.

This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P & F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute. The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.

Application Reference Number: #DOC15-1013OC

Closing Date:

Posted on 1/4/2016

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