Statistical Analysis Center Director
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) (Phoenix, AZ)
The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) is seeking the ideal candidate to lead our Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). This team consists of a Senior Research Analyst and four Research Analysts.
The Statistical Analysis Center Director directs and coordinates research and evaluation activities of a nationally award winning SAC unit using valid and reliable data collection, management, and analysis principles. The incumbent will provide leadership to this group, including identification and implementation of new opportunities to support agency strategies. This individual will develop "best practices" in support of the criminal justice community statewide. This person will be instrumental in ensuring continuous development of the skills of the team to enhance and develop state-of-the-art, high quality solutions, and services. This individual will have significant responsibilities on a wide-range of projects centered on all aspects of criminal justice in Arizona while working with state and national leaders.
The Statistical Analysis Center Director supports the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission in facilitating information and data exchange among statewide agencies and acts as the "research arm" for Arizona and the Commission. One of the primary goals of the Statistical Analysis Director is to work with criminal and non-criminal justice agencies in building a data infrastructure that provides policy makers with information relevant to the criminal justice system.
The successful candidate will have a Master's degree or above with a high level of competency in evaluation, statistics, and criminal justice research, and strong management and supervisory experience. The preferred candidate will have familiarity with existing and emerging technologies for justice information sharing for the purpose of research and analysis.
Key Leadership Competencies:
- Ability to set clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress and results
- Organizes resources to complete all tasks; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal
- An effective planner who accurately scopes out length and difficulty of projects; develops schedules and assignments
Skills Knowledge and Abilities:
- Ability to work with diverse stakeholders within and external to the agency
- Strong interpersonal, project management and organizational skills, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional knowledge and skills in analysis (qualitative & quantitative), research, and evaluation
- Proven leadership ability with strong relationship skills
- Skilled in Internet, Intranet, Microsoft Office products, Outlook, Word (Level 3), Access (Level 2), and Excel (Level 3); and knowledge of charting and graphics packages desirable
- Skilled in statistical packages such as SPSS or SAS
Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000 Annually
The full announcement and position description are available here.
Applications will be accepted through January 30, 2015
Posted on 1/14/2014
Crime and Intelligence Manager
Milwaukee Police Department (Milwaukee, WI)
The purpose of the Crime and Intelligence Manager position is to provide analytical support to ongoing investigations and assist in the production of analytic products for presentation in law enforcement and community-based forums.
- Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Information Management Systems, Computer Science, or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
- Five years of strategic analysis and criminal intelligence analytical experience.
- A minimum of three years of work experience with relational database development, management, and data mining.
- Valid drivers license at time of appointment and throughout employment.
- Certified Law Enforcement Instructor
- Certified Structured Query Language Administrator
- Law enforcement experience
- Instructor and presentation experience in the field of criminal intelligence
Essential Functions Include:
- Applies appropriate analytical methods and techniques to identify and analyze raw information for the purpose of substantiating criminal patterns and/or trends and predictive analysis.
- Manages the crime analysis section personnel.
- Develops curriculum and provides training to department members in intelligence lead policing strategies.
- Assists law enforcement officers at crime scenes and during the execution of search warrants in the identification and collection of notes, files, records, and other items to be analyzed and/or used for intelligence purposes, and the development of intelligence lead case management.
- Works in partnership with associated Federal, State and local agencies, analysts, and investigators to facilitate information sharing in accordance with national Crime Intelligence Sharing plan.
Salary Range: The current salary (1FX) is $62,338 for residents of the City of Milwaukee. The annual starting salary is $60,809 for non-Milwaukee residents. Appointment above the minimum is possible.
The full posting is available here (job announcement code - 1411-5010-001 ).
Applications will be accepted through January 9, 2015
Posted on 12/10/2014
Manager, Research, Public Safety Performance Project (Quantitative Data Manager)
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)
Pew is seeking to hire a Manager for its state data work. The position will be based in Washington, DC. and report to the Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP) Research Director.
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. 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.
Reporting to the PSPP research director, and in consultation with colleagues across PSPP and Pew, the newly created position will:
- Manage state-level corrections and court data collection and analyses in criminal and juvenile justice systems.
- Manage descriptive analyses of state corrections and court data in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. 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.
- Manage the development and establishment of state performance measures that monitor the implementation of specific policy reforms as well as system-wide indicators of key correctional trends. Ensure that the measures are clear and concise, presented in an accessible format, and are responsive to the questions of policy makers and practitioners.
- Work closely with the members of state oversight committees to ensure that the performance measures are fully integrated into the oversight process.
- Coordinate with PSPP research manager to establish data collection protocol and design policy evaluations of specific policy reforms.
- Supervise at least four research staff members, fostering team cohesion and providing opportunities for skill building and professional advancement.
- Cultivate productive relationships and communication with a wide range of constituencies interested in state criminal and justice corrections reform and states’ fiscal health, including state policy makers, corrections officials, researchers and advocates.
- A bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree in public policy or other relevant field is strongly preferred.
- At least eight 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.
- Minimum of two plus years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
- Strong quantitative skills with experience in statistical and econometric modeling.
- Experience developing rigorous, timely, and policy-relevant research, experience commissioning and managing such research, and disseminating it effectively to policymakers, the media and the public. Strong presentation skills, including construction of clean and compelling graphics and dynamic and engaging delivery style.
- Experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, Simul8 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.
The full posting is available here (job ID - 2014-4001).
Posted on 12/19/2014
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