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Justice Statistics Policy Analyst
Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice (Washington, DC)

Application Deadline: 4/10/2014

The Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking to fill up to two Grants Management Specialist (GS-1109/11/12) positions. The positions function as a Justice Statistics Policy Analyst and perform a variety of grants management and analytical functions in the Criminal Justice Data Improvement Program unit. This unit administers the National Criminal History Improvement Program, the NICS Act Record Improvement Program, and the State Justice Statistics program for State Statistical Analysis Centers. Through these programs and other efforts, BJS provides technical and financial support to state governments in developing capabilities in criminal justice statistics and improving their criminal history records and information systems. These programmatic efforts play an important role in building and maintaining an information infrastructure needed for criminal justice decision makers at all levels of government.

Salary Range: $63,901 - $98,305

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/364820400

For more information about BJS: http://www.bjs.gov/

Research Specialist I
Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP) in the WV Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS)

Application Deadline: 4/10/2014

The Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP) in the WV Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) is seeking to fill one for Research Specialist 1 vacancy. Under close supervision of the ORSP Director, the Research Specialist 1 will perform beginning level technical and analytical work of a quantitative nature involving research, statistical analysis, data collection, and evaluation in the area of crime and justice. Primary responsibilities for both positions include: 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; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qulifications:

There is a strong preferrence at all appointment levels for candidates with a masters degree or who are currently completing a masters degree.

To qualify for level 1 appointment requires
Training: 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. (Masters degree applicants are preferred for level 1 positions)

To qualify for level 2 appointment requires
Training: as above.

Experience: One year of full-time or part-time equivalent paid experience in research work to include evaluation designs, statistical analysis, preparing written research and/or technical reports, and use of statistical software programs.

Substitution for Experience: Six semester hours of completed graduate level coursework in research methods, statistics, or advanced mathematics from a regionally accredited college or university.

To qualify for level 3 appointment requires
Training: 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.

Disirable Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Knowledge of research methodology, survey instrumentation, and sampling.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods, including forecasting and simulation techniques.
  • Knowledge of database management and statistical software programs.
  • Knowledge of the sources of data and methods of obtaining data.
  • Ability to present data and research findings in written reports and oral presentations.
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews to support research.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.

Salary:

Level 1 $31,164 - $57,660
Level 2 $33,036 - $61,128
Level 3 $35,028 - $64,812

For more information or to apply see the full job posting Here.

Posted on 3/10/2014




Research Analyst
Maricopa County (Phoenix, AZ)

The purpose of the Research Analyst position is to support the efforts of the Justice System Planning and Information Department by (1) collecting and analyzing criminal justice data to assist Maricopa County criminal justice policymakers and administrators in making data-driven decisions, implementing evidenced-based practices and managing the County's adult and juvenile justice system; (2) identifying grant opportunities and assisting in the development and writing of grant applications; (3) assisting with program evaluation design and evaluation activities; (4) supporting contract administration activities; (5) assisting in staffing committees and workgroups involved in the governance and oversight of Maricopa County's criminal justice system

A Bachelor's degree in public administration, public policy, criminal justice, business administration, social work, social sciences or another closely related field is required plus four (4) years of experience with data analytics, quality assurance, data analysis and/or any other type of closely related work experience. A Master's degree in public administration, public policy, criminal justice, business administration or social work is preferred. Experience working with criminal justice data would be helpful.

Essential Job Tasks

Collect and analyze data from agencies in Maricopa County and other sources to support decisions of the county's criminal and juvenile justice policymakers and administrators for the purposes of managing for results and research into evidence-based crime reduction and prevention strategies and cost-effective justice policies and practices. Interact with local justice agencies and governments in the collection and interpretation of data.

Salary Range: $44,616.00 - $82,617.60

Applications may only be filed online.

Posted on 3/10/2014




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

The Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP) was launched in 2006 as an initiative of the Government Performance. 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 will expand its portfolio to include work in the juvenile corrections system. For more information about this project, visit Public Safety Performance Project website.

The Trusts is seeking to hire a Senior Associate, Research to conduct analyses of criminal and juvenile justice data in support of the Public Safety Performance Project's state assistance efforts. This newly created position is located in Washington, D.C. and reports to a Manager, Research, PSPP. It is expected that this position is for a term period through June 30, 2014, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform state-level corrections and court data collection and analysis, and synthesizing data from multiple sources.

  • Conduct descriptive analyses of state corrections and court data. This includes preparing data for analysis and working with state partners to ensure the use of common definitions and accuracy in analysis and interpretation. Typical investigations include: drivers of the prison population, trends in admissions and releases to prison and correctional supervision, rates of technical violations of supervision, length of stay and recidivism.

  • Prepare reports and deliver presentations for state policy makers, practitioners and stakeholders about the drivers of the state correctional population and the impact of policy interventions.

Requirements Include:

  • At least five years' experience in criminal justice research and policy analysis, with demonstrated knowledge of at least one of the following areas: sentencing, community corrections, prisons, courts, law enforcement, prosecution or criminal defense. Experience working with state policy makers, corrections officials, researchers and other justice system stakeholders is strongly preferred.

  • A bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree in public policy or other relevant field is preferred. Experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, Simul8 and/or STATA also required.

  • 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. Ability to establish a systematic course of action to ensure project completion.

  • Acute political awareness and non-partisan perspective and approach. Demonstrated ability to build relationships among individuals and organizations with a range of interests and perspectives.

Compensation
Pew Charitable Trusts offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including four weeks vacation, a generous 401(k) plan and flexible benefit options.

To view the full job posting or to apply please visit
Pew Charitable Trusts

Posted on 1/27/2014




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

The Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP) was launched in 2006 as an initiative of the Government Performance. 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 will expand its portfolio to include work in the juvenile corrections system. For more information about this project, visit Public Safety Performance Project website.

The Trusts is seeking to hire a Senior Associate, Research whose focus will be on the adult sentencing and corrections systems.

The ideal candidate will have an educational and employment background in public policy or a related field, knowledge of the criminal justice system, experience working with state corrections data, and work experience undertaking projects involving many partners, complex issues and extensive writing. The senior associate will be based in Washington, D.C. and report to a Manager, Research, PSPP. It is expected that this position is for a term period through June 30, 2014, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with PSPP 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 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.

  • Maintain knowledge of criminal justice policy research and practice, including participating in conferences, seminars and professional development activities.

Requirements Include:

  • At least five years' experience in criminal justice research and policy analysis, with demonstrated knowledge of at least one of the following areas: sentencing/courts, community corrections, or prisons.

  • A bachelor's degree is required and advanced degree preferred. Strong quantitative skills and experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, and/or STATA also preferred.

  • 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. Ability to establish a systematic course of action to ensure project completion.

  • Acute political awareness and non-partisan perspective and approach. Demonstrated ability to build relationships among individuals and organizations with a range of interests and perspectives.

Compensation
Pew Charitable Trusts offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including four weeks vacation, a generous 401(k) plan and flexible benefit options.

To view the full job posting or to apply please visit
Pew Charitable Trusts

Posted on 1/31/2014




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