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Project Manager
Justice Research and Statistics Association (Washington, DC)

The Justice Research and Statistics Association (www.jrsa.org), a national non-profit organization located in downtown Washington, DC, has an immediate opening for a Project Manager to direct its project Developing a National Resource Center for Victim-Related Research and Evaluation. The goal of the project is to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) that enhances victim service providers' capacity to support and integrate victim-related research and evaluation activities to improve victim services. Activities and resources will be tailored to state, tribal, and local service providers and programs, and will include the dissemination of up-to-date information, best practices, strategies, policies, research, and other resources that can be applied to better serve crime victims.

The Project Manager will be responsible for carrying out the day to day activities of the project, and coordinating and overseeing the work of a Research Analyst and a Research Assistant. Responsibilities include: developing training and technical assistance materials on victim-related research and evaluation, including written materials, online courses, and webinars; working with states to identify and implement research studies related to victims and victim services; conducting in-person training; overseeing research-practitioner partnership grants; writing reports summarizing project activities; and coordinating activities with partners, granting agencies, and other organizations and individuals providing TTA.

The Project Manager position requires a Ph.D. in criminal justice or a closely related field and a minimum of 5 years of (post-degree) full-time work experience conducting research and/or evaluation in an applied criminal justice setting. The applicant should have experience with victimization or victim-related research, and should have extensive knowledge of the justice system in general and victims' issues in particular. Familiarity with federal, state, local and tribal governments is preferred. Excellent analytical, oral and written skills are required. The applicant will be expected to contribute to JRSA's other projects and to help write grant proposals for additional funding beyond the current project.

This is a full-time, grant-funded position (two years minimum). The salary range for this position is $84,000-$100,000, depending on education and experience. JRSA offers a generous benefits package including health, life and disability insurance; a 403(b) annuity retirement plan with matching employer contribution; pre-tax flexible spending health and dependent care accounts; paid leave and holidays; and commuter benefits, including one day per week telework option. The Project Manager will report to JRSA's Research Director.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, send an email with "Project Manager" in the subject line to submissions@jrsa.org. The email should include a cover letter, resume/vita, names and contact information for three references, and salary history. We will not respond to applicants who do not meet minimum position requirements as stated above. No phone calls please.

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Posted on 10/27/2016

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

The Justice Research and Statistics Association (www.jrsa.org) has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst or Research Associate in our Washington, DC office. This individual will be responsible for conducting one or more research, evaluation, or training & technical assistance projects of the Association, including: implementing research designs; collecting and analyzing data; developing data displays; writing research reports and other technical materials; presenting project findings; providing training & technical assistance as needed; and representing the Association at meetings. This is an ideal opportunity for those seeking to gain experience in the public policy arena and to bridge the researcher-practitioner divide by working directly with state and local funders, direct service providers, and other community stakeholders.

Education and Experience: Ph.D. in criminal justice or related field or a masters degree in criminal justice or related field with at least 3 years of post-education experience conducting justice research and evaluation studies. Knowledge of criminal justice data sources and research/evaluation methods is required. Experience with or interest in victim-related research strongly preferred. The successful applicant must be able to apply research design, statistical analysis and program evaluation methods. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

This is a full-time, grant-funded position with benefits. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume/vita, names and contact information for three references, and salary history to submissions@jrsa.org. No phone calls please.

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Posted on 9/15/2016

Research Specialist 1 - DJCS
The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS) (Charleston, WV)

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.

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.

If you would like more information about this job opportunity, contact Erica Turley at 304-558-8814, Ext. 53319. You can learn more about the Office of Research and Strategic Planning, Statistical Analysis at http://www.djcs.wv.gov/orsp/sac and the Division of Justice and Community Services at http://www.djcs.wv.gov

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.

How to apply:
Please visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=342076 view the full posting.

$31,164.00 - $57,660.00

Closing Date:

Posted on 11/28/2016

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.

To Apply:
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Posted on 10/13/2016

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