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Senior Policy Advisor for Corrections
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC)

The incumbent will serve as a Senior Policy Advisor for Corrections and will oversee the implementation of the Second Chance Act and BJA's reentry efforts which include program and policy development and significant collaborative work with federal partners and the Federal Interagency Reentry Council. In this capacity, the incumbent will lead policy/program planning, development, and implementation, and overall strategic activities, with an emphasis on the use of research and data (e.g. performance measurement information) to inform BJA decision-making. The incumbent will develop federal funding opportunities for the corrections field grounded in evidenced-based practices/principles and that highlight program outcomes in written format and during public events.

This incumbent will oversee, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of BJA's investments in corrections and reentry program areas, and will be responsible for overseeing information dissemination, the delivery of technical assistance expertise to state, tribal and local corrections agencies and nonprofit organizations, and will develop and foster public/private partnerships. This position will also provide policy oversight for the reentry portfolio with a focus on employment, housing, and collateral consequences, and will oversee BJA's involvement in other significant corrections policy issues such as administrative segregation.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit www.sss.gov.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

Series & Grade:GS-0343-14

Salary Range:$107,325.00 - $139,523.00 Annually

The full announcement and position description are available here.

Applications will be accepted through March 6, 2015

Posted on 2/20/2015

Manager, Research, Public Safety Performance Project (Quantitative Data Manager)
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:
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.

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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