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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




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




Departmental Administrative Analyst
County of Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA )

Position Summary:
Under direction, collect, organize and analyze data involved with organizational and functional studies, management information systems and data processing, administrative systems and procedures or preparation of budget proposals; prepare detailed research reports and recommendations; provide departmental information to other departments and agencies; and do other work as required. Departmental Administrative Analyst is the journey class in operating departments. Incumbents of positions in this class independently perform varied and difficult work and review of their work is generally done upon completion. Assignments may include work direction of selected operating personnel on a special project basis or of paraprofessional administrative staff on a continuing basis. The current vacancy is with the Probation Department. The list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future positions county wide during the life of the eligible list.

Requirements:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:

Two years of experience performing duties comparable to an Assistant Departmental Administrative Analyst in Santa Cruz County.

Knowledge:
Working knowledge of research principles and methods; administrative survey and evaluative principles and techniques; communication skills and techniques required for gathering, evaluating and transmitting information, and effective interviewing at all functioning levels of the department or other public or private agencies; modern office methods and procedures; budgeting procedures (for designated positions); statistical methods; and the application of data processing to department operations.

Ability to:
Define problem areas; collect, interpret and evaluate data; project consequences of recommendations; coordinate visual observation, oral and/or written communications into concise, descriptive and sometimes standardized written or oral formats that relate to the essential theme or objective and reflect continuity of thought; work tactfully with others to achieve work objectives and resolve conflicting views; act as liaison to advise and/or resolve existing differences between divisions, supervisor and/or subordinates; interpret laws, legislation, ordinances, administrative policies and procedures; and input, access and analyze data using a computer.

The Examination:
Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.

How to Apply:
Apply online at http://www.jobaps.com/SCRUZ/sup/Bulpreview.asp?R1=15&R2=US3&R3=01 or mail/bring an application to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed conviction history questionnaire in order to continue to the examination phase of the process.

Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600. To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S. Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.

The full position description is available at http://www.jobaps.com/SCRUZ/sup/Bulpreview.asp?R1=15&R2=US3&R3=01

Salary:
$5,482 to $7,308/month

Closing Date:
7/3/2015

Posted on 6/25/2015



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