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Research Specialist 1 (3 positions)
Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP) (Charleston, WV)

The Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP) in the WV Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) is seeking candidates for three Research Specialist 1 positions. Under close supervision of the ORSP Director, the Research Specialist 1 will perform beginning level technical and analytical work of a quantitative and qualitative nature involving research, statistical analysis, data collection, and evaluation in the area of crime and justice. Primary responsibilities 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. The successful candidates will be assigned to specific research projects/areas based on qualifications and areas of interest.

Specific job duties for these positions will involve research and analysis in a wide variety of justice related areas in order to support state-level planning and development in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Successful candidates will work with a variety of data sources, serve on state level planning committees, produce and present findings to varied audiences, and train justice system practitioners on evidence-based practices in the field. Strong technical writing and communication skills are necessary. For training on evidence-based practices, experience in human service or treatment delivery with offender populations is desirable. Areas of assignment will include, but not be limited to: institutional and community-based corrections, law enforcement/community policing, sexual assault forensic examination policies and procedures, research and training on evidence-based practices in the justice field, development and monitoring of quality assurance procedures, and program evaluation.

Preference:Applicants with a Master's degree in mathematics, statistics, criminology/criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or program evaluation and/or related experience in research and analysis are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
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)

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 Range: $31,164.00 - $57,660.00 Annually

The full announcement and position description are available here.

Applications will be accepted through January 9, 2015

Posted on 12/16/2014




Crime and Intelligence Manager
Milwaukee Police Department (Milwaukee, WI)

Position Summary:
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.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Preferred Requirements

  • 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)

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.

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.

Responsibilities Include:
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.

Requirements Include:

  • 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




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

Position Summary:
Pew is seeking to hire a Manager of Research whose focus will be on producing research and reports that advance the national dialog about criminal and juvenile corrections issues and assess the impact of state reforms. The position is located in Washington, DC.

The ideal candidate will have an educational and employment background in public policy or a related field, knowledge of the criminal justice system, familiarity with state criminal and juvenile justice data, demonstrated writing skills, and experience undertaking projects involving many partners, complex issues and tight deadlines. 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.

Resposibilities Include:
Reporting to the PSPP Research Director and in consultation with colleagues across PSPP and Pew, the position will:

  • Work with PSPP staff, project partners and experts in the field to identify the most salient criminal and juvenile corrections issues for the project's research agenda. Based on that agenda, develop, write and edit research reports, briefs and data visualizations that are rigorous and accessible to policy makers and the public.
  • Manage several staff, fostering team cohesion and providing opportunities for skill building and professional advancement.
  • Design and manage national and 50-state studies that analyze state sentencing and corrections policies and trends, and assess impact on public safety, offender accountability and cost containment.
  • Work closely with PSPP and Communications staff to design and implement effective dissemination strategies, including written products, online communications, and convenings.
  • Maintain knowledge of criminal justice and public safety 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 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 and experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, and/or STATA preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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 - 2014-3913 ).

Posted on 11/18/2014




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