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Research Analyst/Associate
Justice Research and Statistics Association (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:
The Justice Research and Statistics Association, a national non-profit criminal justice research organization, is seeking a Research Analyst/Associate to work on projects designed to enhance the capacity of state and local practitioners to evaluate juvenile and criminal justice programs. The Research Associate will be responsible for planning and carrying out day-to-day activities of the projects, including providing training and technical assistance, producing publications, and developing and maintaining online evaluation resources. The position requires a master's degree (Ph.D. preferred) in criminal justice or a related field, experience conducting research and program evaluation studies, and strong quantitative and qualitative skills. The successful candidate must also have excellent writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills. This is a full-time, grant-funded position with full benefits located in Washington, DC. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter, including salary history, to cjinfo@jrsa.org and put "Research Position" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Posted on 6/27/2014




Program Analyst (Policy Advisor)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:
This position is located in the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Policy Office and will work with national partners and stakeholders to develop innovative policy, programs, training, and technical assistance that meets the needs of the field. He/She will contribute high value ideas and energy in a dynamic work environment that requires individuals to excel at multi-tasking, completing individual assignments, working as a team member with others representing diverse backgrounds, and thrive on a strong commitment for results. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting Senior Policy staff in national policy and program development, implementation, and assessment in the area of corrections, and specifically will manage the Prison Rape Elimination Act Grant Program, and BJAs employment and housing initiatives for justice-involved populations.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide program management advice and assistance
  • Knowledge of criminal justice program management principles, concepts, and methods
  • Ability to plan and execute work
  • Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions
  • Ability to communicate in writing

Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements:

Grade 13:
Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience requires having demonstrated skills to support development, implementation, and assessment of national criminal justice policy and programs, and to exercise judgment and negotiate with senior national leaders to build consensus to meet program goals with knowledge about substance abuse and mental health issues.

Additional Requirements:

Have experience planning and completing criminal justice system data analysis and making policy recommendations for improved criminal justice system or program functioning.

Key Requrements:

  • 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
  • Requires completion of Declaration for Fed Employment for Suitability form Probationary Period may be required

The full posting is available at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378554000

Deadline for submission is close of business August 24, 2014.

Posted on 8/18/2014




Director
Maryland Statistical Analysis Center (MSAC) (Towson, MD)

Position Summary:
The MSAC Director reports to the PRT Chief and provides policy recommendations, oversight and management to the Maryland Statistical Analysis Center, which is responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating criminal and juvenile justice information that informs and contributes to the development of effective policy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing the activities of all MSAC employees
  • Providing statistical analyses and performance measurement for the Managing for Results (MFR) report
  • Developing and implementing survey instruments for quantitative and qualitative research studies
  • Providing criminal justice related policy analyses including in-depth quantitative analysis for reports on criminal justice topics to support crime legislation
  • Assessing the needs of Maryland's criminal justice agencies for planning, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice programs
  • Supervising the technical assistance of data collection, interpretation, utilization, and sharing of statistical information
  • Managing the repository and analytical operation for traffic stop, SWAT deployment, ECD discharge, criminal citations, and juveniles charged as adults as required under Maryland law; managing statistical research grants awarded out of GOCCP including application, methodology, and budget review
  • Developing and maintaining reporting mechanisms and methodology for legislative mandates, state research projects, and criminal justice program evaluations
  • Writing the BJS application and completing quarterly progress reports for the annual State Justice Statistics (SJS) program to support the work of MSAC
  • Coordinating state-wide crime mapping and crime analysis activities
  • Serving as the GOCCP coordinator for one or more Safe Streets programs including assistance with project development, and progress tracking
  • Serving as a member of the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), participate in quarterly JRSA business meetings, and attend the annual NCJA/JRSA conference; updating the MSAC website

Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in criminal justice or the social sciences and a master's degree that includes emphasis on research methodologies and statistical analysis. 2+ years of experience analyzing criminal justice related data. 2+ years of experience writing publishable papers and reports related to criminal justice. 1-2 years of managerial experience preferred. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel), crime mapping software programs and techniques and computer functions including statistical software applications such as SPSS is preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter, including salary history, to cjinfo@jrsa.org and put "Research Position" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Application Procedures: This position is considered to be a Special Appointment under the State's personnel system. This full time position is a grade 19 and has benefits with a salary range of $52,150 to $67,914. Employment is contingent upon a required criminal history records check through the finger print process. PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION IS PENDING DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT APPROVAL.

Please send resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, list of professional references (at least 3) and writing sample (acceptable formats include formal correspondence, reports, studies or publicity material) to:

GOCCP - Info
300 E. Joppa Rd., Suite 1105
Towson, MD 21286
Email: info@goccp.state.md.us

Deadline for submission is close of business August 15, 2014.

Posted on 8/6/2014




Senior Research Analyst
National Association of Counties (NACo) (Washington, DC)

The individual will be responsible for the justice research projects completed by the NACo Research Department.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
In cooperation with the Director of Research and other Research Department staff, the senior research analyst will:

  • Develop research concepts, policy questions and work plans for large-scale national studies on justice issues of interest to counties, including but not limited to pre-trial, juvenile detention reform, jail population management and local justice system assessment
  • Manage implementation and delivery of justice research projects
  • Develop and implement surveys
  • Author and co-author policy reports and data analysis studies
  • Work closely with other NACo staff, NACo members and/or contracted authors on NACo justice research projects
  • Author County News columns and entries for the Research Department blog
  • Respond to requests for information, data and technical assistance from NACo members, county officials, county staff, academia, NACo staff and other interested parties
  • Help present findings to NACo members and other audiences, in public meetings or via the media
  • Assists in fundraising efforts around justice projects
  • Supervise research interns on projects as assigned and oversee the work of other NACo research team members working on justice projects

Qualifications:
The senior research analyst must possess a Master's degree in criminal justice, public policy, public administration, planning, political science, economics or a related field and at least six years of experience in policy analysis and/or policy research on justice issues. PhD/JD is preferred. Essential requirements include:

  • Work experience in research on criminal justice, local government or public administration
  • Expertise in policy issues and data related to jails, law enforcement, local criminal justice systems and courts
  • Strong policy writing and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages such as SAS or STATA and/or survey tools such as Qualtrics and /or mapping software such as ARCGIS
  • Project management skills, ability to deliver on time working with multiple projects
  • Expertise in local government issues
  • A demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and to work cooperatively with elected officials, local government staff, coworkers and the public
  • A strong work ethic, a commitment to constituent service, sensitivity and tact in dealing with others
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently

Application Procedures: Persons interested in this position should submit a resume, short writing sample and cover letter with salary requirements to: resume@naco.org

In the cover letter, please discuss specifically your expertise in justice research and highlight your quantitative skills.

Posted on 8/2/2014




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