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Executive Director

Executive Director
Justice Research and Statistics Association (Washington, DC)

The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) has engaged the services of JDG Associates, an executive search firm, to assist with the process of finding an executive director who will assume the position in January 2015. Review of applicants will begin immediately and interested parties are strongly encouraged to contact Paul Belford of JDG Associates as soon as possible.

The full announcement and position description are available here.




Research Specialist I
Division of Justice and Community Services, Office of Research and Strategic Planning (Charleston, WV )

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for producing analysis and research that supports state-level planning and development in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. This position will work with a variety of data sources, including but not limited to statewide incident-based reporting data from law enforcement agencies, 911 calls for service data, community survey data, and offender assessments. The successful candidate will initially be assigned to work on the project evaluation for a local drug market intervention program. This will involve working closely with a project steering committee and conducting surveys at various types of community events. This position will serve as the project lead in conducting analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Candidate will also be involved in other project areas within the CJSAC.

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.

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.

Salary: $31,164.00 - $57,660.00 Annually

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

Deadline for submission is September 25, 2014.

Posted on 9/14/2014




Research Specialist III
Division of Justice and Community Services, Office of Research and Strategic Planning (Charleston, WV )

Position Summary:

This position will serve as a deputy director in the Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP), reporting directly to its director. Under limited supervision of the ORSP Director, the Research Specialist will perform advanced level technical and analytical work of a quantitative and qualitative nature in the area of crime and justice involving research, statistics, evaluation, and forecasting. Candidate will supervise and monitor the routine work of approximately 9 staff working in the Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center (CJSAC) and the Justice Center for Evidence Based Practices (JCEBP). The successful candidate will be responsible for developing systems of quality assurance, producing research on evidence based practices, conducting complex research and evaluation studies, and producing analysis and research that supports state-level planning and development in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. The candidate will work closely with the ORSP director in planning, developing, designing, coordinating, reviewing and analyzing complex studies and will serve as principal investigator/project director on grant-funded research projects. Primary responsibilities include: developing grants for research, seeking funding opportunities; 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; developing recommendations for policymakers based on the results of research and evaluation studies; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master'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. Candidates with a Ph.D. in criminology/criminal-justice or a related field, prior administrative/supervisory experience, and a strong record of securing grant funding for research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $35,028.00 - $64,812.00 Annually

The full posting is available at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=956111

Deadline for submission is September 25, 2014.

Posted on 9/14/2014




Research Analyst - Advanced - Criminal Justice Research Analyst (1404211)
Wisconsin Department of Justice (Madison, WI)

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is seeking two (2) experienced Criminal Justice Research Analysts to join the Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis (BJIA). The BJIA serves as the primary source of research and analysis capabilities within the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The successful applicants will be instrumental in providing the DOJ with research results that will support policy development and decision making that serves the best interest of the criminal justice system in the State of Wisconsin. This position is responsible for independently coordinating and conducting various aspects of assigned program evaluation and research projects under the general direction of the Bureau Director. These responsibilities involve providing input into research design and methodology, developing data collection instruments, accessing secondary data, and determining the statistical analysis techniques to be utilized to meet a given need. This position is directly involved in both primary and secondary data collection and data quality control, as well as utilizing both basic and complex statistical techniques to analyze large datasets. Reviewing existing literature on a particular topic to support the development of the research or evaluation design and writing of research reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, sampling, data collection, and statistical analysis techniques; Knowledge of evaluation research techniques and cost-benefit analysis; Knowledge of data collection, validation principles and experience manipulating, analyzing, and reporting on large-scale datasets; Ability to conduct literature reviews, write and edit evaluation or research reports, and present complex concepts in written form; Ability to effectively and efficiently manage complex projects and meet established goals and deadlines; Ability to synthesize data and information and present research findings and recommendations to support policy or data-driven decision making; Ability to effectively present information both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences; Ability to work independently, make complex decisions, and request direction as needed; Ability to prioritize competing requests and demands for time and resources; Ability to develop positive and effective working relationship with internal and external partners in team environment; Skill in developing deliverables, including demonstrated experience in publishing written research or evaluation reports; Skill in utilizing a variety of standard software packages such as MS Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint; Skill in utilizing and learning specialized software for data access, management, and analysis such as SQL report builder, SQL Server, Crystal Reports, SPSS, R, ArcGIS, etc.

Salary: $52,000 - $72,000 Annually

The full posting is available at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=77879&jobid=77394&org=455&class=46403&index=true

Deadline for submission is September 26, 2014.

Posted on 9/14/2014




Program and Policy Analyst - Advanced (Justice Information Analyst)
Wisconsin Department of Justice (Madison, WI)

Position Summary:
The Department of Justice is recruiting for a Program & Policy Analyst-Advanced. This position is located in our downtown Madison office on the Capitol Square. The Wisconsin Department of Justice provides legal advice and representation, criminal investigations, and various law enforcement and victim services for the state. Learn more about us at www.doj.state.wi.us. This advanced level position, working under general supervision, primarily provides expert guidance, direction, and coordination of the State's Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) for the Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis (BJIA) in the Division of Law Enforcement Services. The position is responsible for coordinating and providing data support and analysis for the UCR program and other research or analysis projects, as well as serving as the staff lead in all matters related to data validation, synthesis, analysis, and dissemination.

Salary:$52,200 and $77,414 Annually

The full posting is available at http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=77959&jobid=77474&org=455&class=09472&index=true

Deadline for submission is October 1, 2014.




Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenure Line, Open Rank)
Berks College of the Pennsylvania State University (Reading, PA)

Position Summary:

The Berks College of the Pennsylvania State University in Reading, PA, invites applicants for a tenure line position in our new BA/BS Criminal Justice Program. This is a full-time position as Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in Fall 2015. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology who can teach a wide range of undergraduate criminal justice courses such as these core courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Juvenile Justice System; Corrections in America; Policing in America; and Courts and the Prosecution Process.

Candidates should be committed to coordinating, supporting and expanding a new program that prepares undergraduates for internship experiences and advanced study and/or employment in local, state, and federal programs. Candidates need to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to scholarly research and excellence in teaching. Other duties include institutional service, academic advising, and community engagement. Candidates must have a doctoral degree completed by August 1, 2015. Review of applications will commence October 20th and will continue until the position is filled. For information about Penn State Berks, please visit our website at www.bk.psu.edu.

Application materials should include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae that includes the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of three references; teaching and research philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. For further information or questions, feel free to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kirwin Shaffer, at krs14@psu.edu.

The full posting is available at http://apptrkr.com/515689 (job - 53516)

Posted on 9/15/2014




Program Research Specialist 2 (CJ)
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) (Albany, NY)

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is seeking to fill a vacancy in the Office of Justice Research and Performance (OJRP). This office plays a major role in public safety policy and program areas, analyzing data, conducting research and evaluating program effectiveness. OJRP fosters an active learning environment, and has developed numerous research and project partnerships with other state and local government agencies, as well as university researchers.

Position Summary:

The Program Research Specialist 2 (CJ) will be assigned to the Office of Justice Research and Performance (OJRP). The position involves analyzing criminal justice data and preparing reports and statistics. The PRS2 will manipulate large data sets, prepare monthly and quarterly performance reports, summarize criminal justice trends and prepare high level policy presentations. The PRS 2 will also manage data submissions and analyze agency performance data.

The preferred candidate will have experience presenting complex data and information to high level and nontechnical audiences. Candidate must be comfortable manipulating data and have good attention to detail. Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills are required. The incumbent must also be able to work well in team settings, as this position involves extensive interaction with DCJS colleagues and other agencies.

Position Summary:
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and at least three years of research experience in the field of criminal justice. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice may be substituted for one year or a master's degree in criminal justice may be substituted for two years of this experience. Candidates must also have nine (9) semester credit hours in statistics, economics, econometrics, or research methods and three years of subsequent professional research experience in the collection and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review and analysis of program operations.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Theresa Geleta, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, Human Resources, 80 South Swan Street, Albany, New York 12210, or via e-mail to dcjsjobs@dcjs.ny.gov

Salary: $52,293 plus Comprehensive Benefit Package

The full posting is available at https://statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=16122 (vacancy ID - 16122)

Posted on 9/25/2014




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