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Executive Director
Justice Research and Statistics Association (Washington, DC)

The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) has engaged the services of JDG Associates, an executive search firm, to assist with the process of finding an executive director who will assume the position in January 2015. Review of applicants will begin immediately and interested parties are strongly encouraged to contact Paul Belford of JDG Associates as soon as possible.

The full announcement and position description are available here.




Research Specialist I
Division of Justice and Community Services, Office of Research and Strategic Planning (Charleston, WV )

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for producing analysis and research that supports state-level planning and development in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. This position will work with a variety of data sources, including but not limited to statewide incident-based reporting data from law enforcement agencies, 911 calls for service data, community survey data, and offender assessments. The successful candidate will initially be assigned to work on the project evaluation for a local drug market intervention program. This will involve working closely with a project steering committee and conducting surveys at various types of community events. This position will serve as the project lead in conducting analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Candidate will also be involved in other project areas within the CJSAC.

Minimum Qualifications:
There is a strong preference at all appointment levels for candidates with a masters degree or who are currently completing a masters degree.

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in mathematics, statistics, sociology, psychology, political science, evaluation research, behavioral science, criminology, or related social science.

Salary: $31,164.00 - $57,660.00 Annually

The full posting is available at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=342076

Deadline for submission is September 25, 2014.

Posted on 9/14/2014




Research Specialist III
Division of Justice and Community Services, Office of Research and Strategic Planning (Charleston, WV )

Position Summary:

This position will serve as a deputy director in the Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP), reporting directly to its director. Under limited supervision of the ORSP Director, the Research Specialist will perform advanced level technical and analytical work of a quantitative and qualitative nature in the area of crime and justice involving research, statistics, evaluation, and forecasting. Candidate will supervise and monitor the routine work of approximately 9 staff working in the Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center (CJSAC) and the Justice Center for Evidence Based Practices (JCEBP). The successful candidate will be responsible for developing systems of quality assurance, producing research on evidence based practices, conducting complex research and evaluation studies, and producing analysis and research that supports state-level planning and development in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. The candidate will work closely with the ORSP director in planning, developing, designing, coordinating, reviewing and analyzing complex studies and will serve as principal investigator/project director on grant-funded research projects. Primary responsibilities include: developing grants for research, seeking funding opportunities; obtaining, preparing, and analyzing data; developing data collection instruments and surveys; utilizing SPSS, Adobe In-Design, Microsoft Office, and other software to analyze data and produce reports for publication; presenting research findings to diverse audiences; developing recommendations for policymakers based on the results of research and evaluation studies; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in mathematics, statistics, sociology, psychology, political science, evaluation research, behavioral science, criminology, or related social science. Candidates with a Ph.D. in criminology/criminal-justice or a related field, prior administrative/supervisory experience, and a strong record of securing grant funding for research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $35,028.00 - $64,812.00 Annually

The full posting is available at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=956111

Deadline for submission is September 25, 2014.

Posted on 9/14/2014




Research Analyst - Advanced - Criminal Justice Research Analyst (1404211)
Wisconsin Department of Justice (Madison, WI)

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is seeking two (2) experienced Criminal Justice Research Analysts to join the Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis (BJIA). The BJIA serves as the primary source of research and analysis capabilities within the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The successful applicants will be instrumental in providing the DOJ with research results that will support policy development and decision making that serves the best interest of the criminal justice system in the State of Wisconsin. This position is responsible for independently coordinating and conducting various aspects of assigned program evaluation and research projects under the general direction of the Bureau Director. These responsibilities involve providing input into research design and methodology, developing data collection instruments, accessing secondary data, and determining the statistical analysis techniques to be utilized to meet a given need. This position is directly involved in both primary and secondary data collection and data quality control, as well as utilizing both basic and complex statistical techniques to analyze large datasets. Reviewing existing literature on a particular topic to support the development of the research or evaluation design and writing of research reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, sampling, data collection, and statistical analysis techniques; Knowledge of evaluation research techniques and cost-benefit analysis; Knowledge of data collection, validation principles and experience manipulating, analyzing, and reporting on large-scale datasets; Ability to conduct literature reviews, write and edit evaluation or research reports, and present complex concepts in written form; Ability to effectively and efficiently manage complex projects and meet established goals and deadlines; Ability to synthesize data and information and present research findings and recommendations to support policy or data-driven decision making; Ability to effectively present information both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences; Ability to work independently, make complex decisions, and request direction as needed; Ability to prioritize competing requests and demands for time and resources; Ability to develop positive and effective working relationship with internal and external partners in team environment; Skill in developing deliverables, including demonstrated experience in publishing written research or evaluation reports; Skill in utilizing a variety of standard software packages such as MS Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint; Skill in utilizing and learning specialized software for data access, management, and analysis such as SQL report builder, SQL Server, Crystal Reports, SPSS, R, ArcGIS, etc.

Salary: $52,000 - $72,000 Annually

The full posting is available at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=77879&jobid=77394&org=455&class=46403&index=true

Deadline for submission is September 26, 2014.

Posted on 9/14/2014




Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenure Line, Open Rank)
Berks College of the Pennsylvania State University (Reading, PA)

Position Summary:

The Berks College of the Pennsylvania State University in Reading, PA, invites applicants for a tenure line position in our new BA/BS Criminal Justice Program. This is a full-time position as Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in Fall 2015. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology who can teach a wide range of undergraduate criminal justice courses such as these core courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice System; Corrections in America; Policing in America; and Courts and the Prosecution Process.

Candidates should be committed to coordinating, supporting and expanding a new program that prepares undergraduates for internship experiences and advanced study and/or employment in local, state, and federal programs. Candidates need to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to scholarly research and excellence in teaching. Other duties include institutional service, academic advising, and community engagement. Candidates must have a doctoral degree completed by August 1, 2015. Review of applications will commence October 20th and will continue until the position is filled. For information about Penn State Berks, please visit our website at www.bk.psu.edu.

Application materials should include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae that includes the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references; teaching and research philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. For further information or questions, feel free to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kirwin Shaffer, at krs14@psu.edu .

The full posting is available at http://apptrkr.com/515689 (job - 53516)

Posted on 9/15/2014




Manager, Operations, Public Safety Performance Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)

Project Description:
The Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP) was launched in 2006 as an initiative of Pew. The project helps states advance fiscally sound, data-driven policies and practices in sentencing and corrections that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable and control costs. In 2012, PSPP expanded its portfolio to include work in the juvenile corrections system.

Position Overview:
The Manager supports the project director and other senior staff in setting the project's strategic direction, is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective administration of the project's operational needs, and coordinates the project's activities internally and with other Pew divisions. Responsibilities include strategic planning, project management, administrative staff supervision, contract development and monitoring, budgeting, personnel recruiting, donor relations, and compliance with lobbying and ethics laws. The Manager is based in Washington, DC and reports to the project director, who is based in Atlanta, GA.

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.

Job Requirements Include:

  • Overall project management including, working closely with the project director and other senior staff members to manage special and cross-cutting projects, drive follow-up on targeted actions items, identify opportunities to leverage efforts across team units, and ensure that all projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and timetables.
  • Provide oversight and monitoring of the PSPP budget, ensuring it is kept current and in a format which is clean, consistent, useful and easily understood for project staff. Work with project director to anticipate and execute budget modifications as needed.
  • Serve as the project's liaison with government performance central operations on matters involving human resources, finance, facilities and IT to ensure the project's compliance with Pew policies. With programmatic staff and in coordination with the Legal department, help ensure that the project and its partners are in full compliance with all federal, state, and local ethics and lobbying laws.
  • Responsible for all project administrative functions and operations, ensuring project goals are carried out with accuracy, thoroughness, efficiency, consistency, timeliness and cohesiveness. Ensure the team's operations structure is well aligned and sufficient to support project goals and activities. Supervise and mentor PSPP's administrative staff. Build collaborative relationships across the project and working closely with senior staff to spot and solve management challenges and personnel issues.
  • Working in partnership with Contracts and Procurement Services, oversee the development and monitoring of agreements with project partners, helping to ensure that agreements are strategically sound, accurate, and complete. Ensure the correct and efficient processing of partner invoices and payments.

Travel:
Occasional day travel or overnight trips maybe required.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/3kkvkrf

Posted on 8/30/2014




Senior Associate, State Policy, Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)

Project Description:
The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative (Results First), a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, works with states to implement an innovative approach that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proven to work. Results First is working intensively in selected states in targeted policy areas to embed cost-benefit analysis and evidence-based policy tools into their decision processes. This work is focused on both helping states customize and implement a cost-benefit tool originally developed by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy and linking this analysis to states' policy and budget processes so that leaders can use the results to inform difficult decisions. Results First is also developing related evidence-based policy tools that enable states to use the results of meta-analyses performed by national research clearinghouses to better inform their policy and budget choices; these organizations include Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, the Institute of Education Sciences' What Works Clearinghouse, the Office of Justice Programs' CrimeSolutions.gov, and the RAND Promising Practices Network.

Position Overview:
The Senior Associate, State Policy, Results First, will provide strategic support to all aspects of the project's state policy work, with a particular focus on intensive assistance to selected states. This position, based in Pew's Washington, DC office, will report to the Manager, State Policy, Results First.

It is expected that this position is for a term period through December 31, 2015, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.

Job Requirements Include:

  • In collaboration with the Director and state policy team, support selected states implementing the Results First model and using its results in policy and budget decisions; this will include developing state-specific strategies, communicating regularly with state partners, working closely with Results First's technical assistance providers, conducting at least monthly in-person site visits, and guiding and monitoring states' progress toward goals.
  • Become highly familiar with the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) cost-benefit tool and other promising models.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the policy and political landscape in selected states and counties; monitor and identify emerging policy issues relevant to project goals.
  • Build and maintain relationships with policymakers, staff, and stakeholders in assigned states to collect information, track policy efforts related to Results First, and develop partnerships, advocacy, and education strategies to advance the project's agenda and expertise.
  • Help design and execute strategies for effective dissemination of research and communications documents to advance policy change in selected states
  • " Assist in evaluating states for ongoing and future participation in the project.

Travel:
It is anticipated that the Senior Associate, State Policy, will undertake regular travel, approximately two to three trips per month, for conducting site visits and attending professional conferences.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/5bxq8rh

Posted on 8/30/2014




Associate, State Policy, Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)

Project Description:
The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative (Results First), a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, works with states to implement an innovative approach that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proven to work. Results First is working intensively in selected states in targeted policy areas to embed cost-benefit analysis and evidence-based policy tools into their decision processes. This work is focused on both helping states customize and implement a cost-benefit tool originally developed by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy and linking this analysis to states' policy and budget processes so that leaders can use the results to inform difficult decisions. Results First is also developing related evidence-based policy tools that enable states to use the results of meta-analyses performed by national research clearinghouses to better inform their policy and budget choices; these organizations include Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development, the Institute of Education Sciences' What Works Clearinghouse, the Office of Justice Programs' CrimeSolutions.gov, and the RAND Promising Practices Network.

Position Overview:
The Associate, State Policy, Results First, will provide strategic support to all aspects of the project, with a particular focus on intensive assistance to selected states and counties. This position, based in Pew's Washington, DC office, will report to the Manager, State Policy, Results First.

It is expected that this position is for a term period through December 31, 2015, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.

Job Requirements Include:

  • In collaboration with the Director and state policy team, support selected states and counties implementing the Results First model and using its results in policy and budget decisions; this will include working with the Results First team to develop jurisdiction-specific strategies, providing research and organizational support to senior staff, and monitoring and tracking jurisdictions' progress toward goals.
  • Become highly familiar with the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) cost-benefit tool and other promising models.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the policy and political landscape in selected states and counties; monitor and identify emerging policy issues relevant to project goals.
  • Produce well-researched memos on jurisdiction- and program-specific issues as requested.
  • Organize meetings, calls, and webinars with stakeholders in selected states and counties.

Travel:
It is anticipated that the Associate will undertake semi-regular travel, approximately one trip per month, for conducting state site visits and attending professional conferences. Pew is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/vjbm4sd

Posted on 8/30/2014




Senior Research Analyst
National Association of Counties (NACo) (Washington, DC)

The individual will be responsible for the justice research projects completed by the NACo Research Department.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
In cooperation with the Director of Research and other Research Department staff, the senior research analyst will:

  • Develop research concepts, policy questions and work plans for large-scale national studies on justice issues of interest to counties, including but not limited to pre-trial, juvenile detention reform, jail population management and local justice system assessment
  • Manage implementation and delivery of justice research projects
  • Develop and implement surveys
  • Author and co-author policy reports and data analysis studies
  • Work closely with other NACo staff, NACo members and/or contracted authors on NACo justice research projects
  • Author County News columns and entries for the Research Department blog
  • Respond to requests for information, data and technical assistance from NACo members, county officials, county staff, academia, NACo staff and other interested parties
  • Help present findings to NACo members and other audiences, in public meetings or via the media
  • Assists in fundraising efforts around justice projects
  • Supervise research interns on projects as assigned and oversee the work of other NACo research team members working on justice projects

Qualifications:
The senior research analyst must possess a Master's degree in criminal justice, public policy, public administration, planning, political science, economics or a related field and at least six years of experience in policy analysis and/or policy research on justice issues. PhD/JD is preferred. Essential requirements include:

Application Procedures: Persons interested in this position should submit a resume, short writing sample and cover letter with salary requirements to: resume@naco.org

In the cover letter, please discuss specifically your expertise in justice research and highlight your quantitative skills.

Posted on 8/2/2014




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