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Research Professional
University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center Research (Anchorage, AK)

Position Summary:
The Alaska Justice Information Center (AJIC) is housed with the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center. The mission of the AJIC is to compile, analyze, and report justice data for policymakers and practitioners in order to improve public safety, increase justice system accountability, and reduce recidivism.

This position works under the administrative direction of the AJIC Director to (1) solve complex research questions/problems using analytical skills, (2) create reports for use in publications, and (3) combine own work with work of other research professionals and faculty to produce complete projects. This position assists the AJIC Director with research projects; develops data collection instruments, codebooks, and data files; performs data entry; compiles data for analytic use; performs data cleaning/validation; retrieves data for processing/analysis; conducts univariate and bivariate descriptive analyses; performs basic inferential data analyses (e.g., bivariate and multivariate regression); and, prepares research reports and presentations as required for research projects/programs. The research professional may supervise and train temporary employees, as needed, for research projects, and assist the AJIC Director with the conceptualization and development of new/innovative research projects/programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of research methods and analytical procedures; knowledge of standard reporting procedures; skilled in accurate data collection methods; ability to use computerized tools to organize and analyze information and communicate findings; knowledge of publishing requirements; knowledge of statistical/fiscal methods; knowledge of fiscal restrictions associated with research monies; analytical skills; ability to communicate findings for internal- and external-reporting.

Education:
Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience:
One year of experience in criminal justice research (or other relevant field), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Skills/Knowledge Required for this Position:
Knowledge of social science research methods and analytical procedures/processes; ability to develop data sets (and data documentation/meta-data) for statistical analysis by others; ability to use computerized tools/software applications to organize and analyze information; knowledge of complex data structures and their manipulation; knowledge of data documentation standards and procedures; knowledge of scholarly publishing standards/requirements; personal organization and time management skills; strong written and oral communication skills; knowledge of crime and justice issues, particularly knowledge of Alaska-specific crime and justice issues.

How to apply:
Apply online at: www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=87538 .

Salary:
Salary Grade 79 - $51,625.60 to $88,296

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Posted on 7/2/2015




Research Associate/Project Manager
University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center Research (Anchorage, AK)

Position Summary:
The Alaska Justice Information Center (AJIC) is housed with the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center. The mission of the AJIC is to compile, analyze, and report justice data for policymakers and practitioners in order to improve public safety, increase justice system accountability, and reduce recidivism.

This position works under the general direction of the AJIC Director to (1) contribute to the work of other research professionals and faculty to produce complete projects, (2) develop models for use by other research professionals and faculty members, and (3) lead research technicians and lower level research professionals. This position assists the AJIC Director with research projects; develops data collection instruments, codebooks, and data files; performs data entry; compiles data for analytic use; performs data cleaning/validation; retrieves data for processing/analysis; conducts univariate and bivariate descriptive analyses; performs basic inferential data analyses (e.g., bivariate and multivariate regression); and, prepares research reports and presentations as required for research projects/programs. The research professional will lead research technicians and lower level research professionals and will assist the AJIC Director with the conceptualization and development of new/innovative research projects/programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of research methods and analytical procedures; advanced knowledge of standard reporting procedures; highly skilled in accurate data collection methods; proven ability to use computerized tools to organize and analyze information and communicate findings; advanced knowledge of publishing requirements; advanced knowledge of statistical/fiscal methods; knowledge of fiscal restrictions associated with research monies; strong analytical skills; demonstrated ability to communicate findings for internal- and external-reporting; advanced knowledge of research methods and analytical procedures; ability to successfully lead the work of others; proven ability to develop models for use by other research professionals.

Education:
Master's degree, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience:
Two years of experience at the postgraduate level in criminal justice research (or other relevant field), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Skills/Knowledge Required for this Position:
Comprehensive knowledge of social science research methods and analytical procedures/processes; proven ability to develop data sets (and data documentation/meta-data) for statistical analysis by others; ability to use computerized tools/software applications to organize and analyze information; advanced knowledge of complex data structures and their manipulation; advanced knowledge of data documentation standards and procedures; knowledge of scholarly publishing standards/requirements; knowledge of fiscal restrictions associated with research monies; project management and personal organization and time management skills; strong written and oral communication skills; knowledge of crime and justice issues, particularly knowledge of Alaska-specific crime and justice issues.

How to apply:
Apply online at: https://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1435848707587.

Salary:
Salary Grade 80 - $55,868.80 to $95,638.40

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Posted on 7/2/2015




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

Position Summary:
The Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP) in the WV Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) is recruiting candidates for 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.

Specific job duties for these positions will involve research and training in a wide variety of justice related areas in order to support state-level planning and development in the criminal and juvenile justice systems including statewide justice reinvestment efforts. 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: adult and juvenile justice reinvestment efforts, institutional and community-based corrections and population forecasting, research and training on evidence-based practices in the justice field including risk assessments, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies , development and monitoring of quality assurance procedures and program evaluation, law enforcement/community policing, and sexual assault forensic examination policies and procedures.

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. Applicants with education and/or experience in correctional rehabilitation, psychological measurement and diagnostics, social services delivery, research/data analysis, and curriculum development are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check and must have a valid driver license. You can learn more about the Office of Research and Strategic Planning, Statistical Analysis Center (http://www.djcs.wv.gov/SAC/Pages/default.aspx) and the Division of Justice and Community Services (http://www.djcs.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx) at these locations.

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.

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.)

Experience: None required. Experience cannot be substituted for the degree. Masters degree preferred. (Related experience will be considered.)

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

Salary:
$31,164.00 - $57,660.00

Closing Date:
07/17/15

Posted on 7/2/2015




Senior Research Leader- Children & Youth, Justice and Behavioral Health
IFC International (Washington, DC Metro Area)

Position Summary:
ICF International is growing, and we seek a Senior Leader for our Research and Evaluation Domain within the Children & Youth, Justice and Behavioral Health (CJBH) line of business. The Research and Evaluation Domain focuses on producing rigorous, scientific criminal justice research to build knowledge and inform more evidence-based practices and policies in the field. You will work with a talented community of subject matter experts, survey, research, and evaluation professionals who are building robust solutions for our policy makers including The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), as well as State and Local Justice departments, and Universities.

As a recognized leader in the field of justice research and evaluation you would serve as the Domain lead and oversee an established portfolio of research projects that include: multi-site and national evaluations, large-scale and longitudinal surveys, and evaluation of training and technical assistance.

The CJBH team works in close collaboration with global ICF experts conducting research across a variety of social issues. As a Senior Leader with ICF your work would also be well supported by teams of competent operations professionals in capture and proposal, training, marketing and business development. ICF is committed to the continued investment in tools and resources to ensure the growth of the CJBH team

This is a Senior Leadership role and therefore we seek extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in the design and management of multi-mode, large-scale, multi-site research and evaluation efforts. This position offers an outstanding opportunity to balance your skills of thought leadership, technical, scientific and methodological skills in the field of justice research.

Our preference is for this position to be based in one of ICF's DC Metro area offices (Rockville, Fairfax, DC); relocation assistance is available.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide significant leadership to the Children, Youth, Justice and Behavioral Health group including managing a team of researchers across a portfolio of projects and supervising several senior-level direct reports.
  • Serve as an expert in Justice Research, including wide-ranging topics such as victim-centric research, juvenile justice, criminal justice, crime and the criminalization of youth; immigration; corrections services and incarcerated youth and vulnerable populations.
  • Provide technical and management direction on the design and implementation of a diverse portfolio of large-scale complex evaluation/data collection/coordination projects.
  • Translate research findings and support evidence-based practice for practitioner and policy audiences.
  • Expand upon existing relationships with clients, criminal justice and human service agencies, communities and other stakeholders.
  • Develop mechanisms that measure progress, and plan for outstanding client satisfaction that secures ICF as a trusted research leader.
  • Contribute to regular Business Development Strategy meetings to ensure opportunities are explored and prioritized in a coordinated approach. Support internal discussions and analyses to develop firm-wide perspectives.
  • Serve as lead author for technical proposals and oversight for proposals led by others.
  • Present research papers at professional conferences and submit technical articles for publication in journals; serve on relevant advisory committees; serve as mentor for journal article development; serve as grant/contract proposal reviewer.
  • Ensure rigor and best practice in methodological design and analytical procedures e.g.: quantitative methods, such as sample design and selection, statistical modeling, weighting and estimation, matching techniques, spatial analysis, and data quality initiatives, among others.
  • Drive our continued demonstration of quality, credibility, reliability, innovation, responsiveness, and transparency.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Recognized reputation in the field of criminal justice research, including recent peer-reviewed publications, research and presentations in the field.
  • Ph.D. in criminal justice, sociology, public policy, psychology, economics or related subject.
  • 10+ years of relevant technical experience in management and analyses of large scale research projects, including management of research teams. At least 15 years relevant work experience.
  • Interest, acumen, and demonstrated success in developing proposal and/or grants leading to new business.
  • Experience leading projects in a consulting environment or think tank.
  • Experience working with or supporting The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
  • Extensive expertise with varied data collection methods, quantitative analysis, and technical writing skills. Expertise with longitudinal surveys and the management and analyses of large data sets.

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Success leading/championing projects.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities.
  • Experience in leading and developing a diverse staff of professional colleagues.
  • Proficiency in SPSS, SAS, or STATA.

About ICF International:
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future. ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy. Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients' most important challenges. We partner with clients around the globe-advising, executing, innovating-to help them define and achieve success. Our more than 5,000 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. ICF's website is www.icfi.com.

How to apply:
To apply online, please visit https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1500000349

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Posted on 7/14/2015




Policy Specialist - Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety
National Conference of State Legislatures (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:
The policy specialist will provide support on federal civil and criminal justice issues as well as homeland security and emergency management issues for NCSL's Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. This position is housed in NCSL's State-Federal Division and the successful candidate will work under the direction of the Senior Federal Affairs Counsel for Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Monitors federal legislative and regulatory initiatives that affects states.

    • Attends briefings, congressional hearings, coalition meetings, seminars and other meetings on issues pertaining to civil justice, criminal justice, homeland security and emergency management issues ;
    • Prepares written summaries, analyses and other background materials on federal legislative and regulatory initiatives and on meetings attended;
    • Writes periodic memoranda for Committee staff, legislators, and legislative staff on state-federal issues, as directed.
    • Makes oral presentations to the NCSL Committee on Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety, and to other groups as assigned;
    • Assists in drafting testimony, comments on regulations, letters to Congress and other correspondence related to federal legislative and regulatory initiatives; and
    • Provides analytical support and assists with researching, compiling, and drafting background materials for research projects, meetings, conferences, and workshops.

  2. Prepares concise and accurate oral/written responses to legislative requests for information as well technical assistance to state legislatures.
  3. Assists Senior Federal Affairs Counsel with planning and conducting Committee meetings.
  4. Knowledge of web page posting and management desirable.
  5. Assists with other project and program tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree plus five years of relevant work experience, including at least one year of professional policy research or public policy experience. The following work experience or some equivalent combination is preferred: two years of professional policy experience with a national association, Capitol Hill, or with a state legislature or government. Post-baccalaureate education is preferred, and up to three years of post-baccalaureate education may be substituted for the required work experience.
  2. Excellence in writing, speaking, research, analytical and organizational skills.
  3. Competence in the interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with legislators and legislative staff and dealing with politically sensitive constituencies.
  4. Skill and competence in working independently and under pressure on multiple projects.

How to apply:
Send resume, a short writing sample (no more than 3 pages) and a cover letter highlighting skills and qualifications to: DC-Admin.Manager@ncsl.org RE: Policy Specialist for Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety, or fax to 202/559-3355

Salary:
$50,000 to $55,000

Closing Date:
7/16/2015

Posted on 7/2/2015




Associate Legislative Director for Justice and Public Safety
The National Association of Counties (NACo) (Washington, DC)

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is looking for a high energy, professional that can lead the association's advocacy work in the area of criminal justice, public safety and emergency management.

The ideal candidate will have experience on Capitol Hill, administration and/or trade association. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, be a team player and have excellent communications skills. Internally, this position is responsible for staffing our Justice and Public Safety Committee which consists of more than 100 county elected and appointed officials, including commissioners, district attorneys, public defenders, sheriffs and county judges.

The full job posting is available at: http://www.naco.org/jobs/associate-legislative-director

Salary:
Candidates qualifications and experience will determine salary.

Posted on 7/2/2015



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