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Supervisory Statistician
Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC)

As the Deputy Director for BJS overseeing the Statistical Collections Division which consists of the Victimization, Law Enforcement, Prosecution and Judicial, and Corrections statistical units, you will advise the Director of BJS on policies and programs associated with the development, implementation, maintenance, and revision of national criminal justice statistical programs; and long range planning and development. As an expert in the applications and use of criminal justice statistics and data collection in these areas, you will provide substantive management and technical direction for these national statistical programs, series, and operations of BJS and OJP.

As a key member of the BJS leadership team, the incumbent oversees the administration of and provides strategic and technical direction on a variety of national statistical programs and data series on crime and the administration of justice. Provides leadership and direction to a professional staff contributing advances in the area of survey and sample design, data collection methodologies, computational statistics, and analytic techniques. Such advances and contributions result in enhanced statistical data and techniques providing a basis for improved data collections, and continued research to improve criminal justice policies and programs. Directs the performance of complex methodological research for the development of new surveys or substantial redesigns of existing data collections in areas for which data are not available, including the use of administrative or operational or alternative data systems. Develops and approves methodology used for data collection and processing; including oversight of sample design, coverage, data collection, imputation/estimation procedures, tabulation, cost management, and quality assurance.

Supervises first line supervisors performing work at the GS-14 and GS-15 levels. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the BJS. Through subordinate supervisors, supervises a professional and technical staff engaged in substantive research and statistical program activities. Ensures subordinate managers identify and resolve problems and meet appropriate program deadlines. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Provides expert advice and guidance on the most challenging problems facing an agency having responsibility for programs of national and international scope and impact. Serves as an authoritative expert in the planning, monitoring, and administration of statistical operations and studies to resolve unyielding problems for which traditional methods are neither applicable nor easily adaptable. Collaborates as a recognized expert with officials and representatives of higher departmental echelons, counterpart government departments or agencies, national organizations, and related industries concerning national statistical programs and activities. Serves as a liaison to other Federal statistical agencies on matters of mutual interest and concern. Prepares and gives presentations concerning the interpretation and analysis of statistics, technical data, and/or regulations and statutes to government entities, subject matter experts, upper levels of management, industry and academia.

$128,082.00 to $160,300.00

Closing Date:

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Posted on 1/3/2017

Crime Analyst
Milwaukee Police Department (Milwaukee, WI)

The purpose of this position is to collect, collate, analyze, disseminate, and evaluate crime data to discover developing trends, patterns, and changes in criminal activity, using mapping and other analytical software. The Crime Analyst works within the Office of Management Analysis and Planning of the Milwaukee Police Department.

Essential Function:
  • Produce information related to crime trends to assist the department's operational and administrative personnel in preventing and suppressing criminal activities, aiding the investigative process, increasing apprehension of offenders and clearing cases.
  • Prepare data used to make recommendations on manpower deployment and resource allocation.
  • Maintain statistical reports that detail the results of analysis, conclusions, and recommendations; prepare periodic statistical reports for department commanders.
  • Measure and forecast long-term public safety activity related to problem solving, intervention, and crime reduction efforts.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data received from various departmental units and other law enforcement agencies.
  • Maintain proficiency with GIS software and crime analysis methods and tools.
  • Analyze crime information, statistical data, reports and documents from Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Assist members of the department, elected officials and community members in obtaining data from systems to which they have access.
  • Train department members on access to and analysis of data.
Minimum Requirements:

1. Bachelor's Degree in an academic field such as statistics, sociology, criminal justice or a closely related field from an accredited college or university

2. Two years of experience conducting research using complex statistical analysis and statistical computer programs. NOTE: College transcripts must be submitted with the application.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

3. Experience in the use of statistical computer programs, such as SPSS or SAS and experience working with GIS software, computer databases, relational databases, spreadsheets, and Microsoft Office.

4. Valid driver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Geography, Public Policy, Public Administration, or other related fields of study with a concentration in statistics, research methods, intermediate or higher quantitative or qualitative methods from an accredited college or university.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement computer systems (i.e., RMS, CAD).
  • IACA certification desirable.
Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data and statistics using quantitative and qualitative methodology.
  • Ability to prepare and present complex statistical reports.
  • Ability to effectively participate in team efforts to improve/develop departmental programs and services.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in completing assigned tasks.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to effectively prepare and present findings to command-level officers and other local, state and federal law enforcement officials.
  • Knowledge and experience with computer systems in order to conduct research, analyze data, and effectively present and communicate findings.

The current starting salary (2GN) is $54,251 for residents of the City of Milwaukee, appointment above the minimum is possible up to $63,097 with approval. The annual starting salary is $52,920 for non-Milwaukee residents, with appointment above the minimum is possible up to $61,549 with approval.

Selection Process
The selection process will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Milwaukee Police Department reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Information from the selection process will be used to make a hiring decision.

Initial Filing Date:
The examination will be held as soon as practical after October 28, 2016. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

NOTE: For current information regarding the status of the City of Milwaukee's residency requirement, please visit the Department of Employee Relations' Website: http://city.milwaukee.gov/DER. Please call 414.286.3751 if you have questions regarding your individual circumstances as part of the application and/or selection process.

Additional Information:
  • Applications can be accessed by visiting www.jobaps.com/MIL.
  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than October 28, 2016.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
  • For additional information about the position, please contact Vanessa Armstrong, Human Resources Analyst Senior, by email: varmst@milwaukee.gov or phone: (414) 935-7542.

How to Apply:
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Posted on 10/13/2016

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