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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. 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

Policy Advisor - Strategic Initiatives Unit (SIU)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC)

BJA is pleased to announce that the Strategic Initiatives Unit (SIU) at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking qualified applicants from across the country to fill a Policy Advisor position within SIU. This Policy Advisor position is listed as a Grants Program Specialist in the announcement but has a primary focus on Policy.

The person selected for this position will support the SIU's significant problem solving court policy, training, technical assistance and solicitation responsibilities, with a specific focus on the development and enhancement of adult drug courts and veteran's treatment courts (VTC) at the state, tribal and local level. The Policy Advisor will part of the SIU team who oversees work related to place based, community oriented initiatives; violent crime interventions including those related to gangs, guns and sexual assault; courts initiatives including collaborations with defense counsel, pretrial, the judiciary and courts; problem solving courts including drug courts, VTCs and community courts; and partnerships to enhance use of data, research and assessments of fairness to enhance criminal justice capacity and strategies.

Specific Duties:

  • Overseeing the crucial work of the National Drug Court and VTC Resource Centers (see http://ndcrc.org/), which effectively supports a wide variety of drug court and VTC implementation activities;

  • Guiding the delivery of high quality training and technical assistance to agencies and jurisdictions across the nation on problem solving court-related issues;

  • Reviewing practice, grantee data, input from field and latest research to continue to enhance the problem solving approach and program models including content related to budget planning and execution, solicitation development and management, coordination of TTA and evaluation of impact;

  • Supporting the work of state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in receipt of grants from BJA's Drug Court and VTC programs; and

  • Communicating and partnering with TTA partners, external stakeholders and national organizations in ways that promote the successful implementation of the Drug Court principles.

$92,145.00 to $119,794.00

How to Apply:
For more information, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453312500/.

Closing Date:

Posted on 10/14/2016

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:
Click here to apply for this position

Posted on 10/13/2016

Research Analyst
Office of Police Complaints (Washington, DC)

The position is located at the Office of Police Complaints (OPC). OPC is a District of Columbia agency that investigates citizen complaints of police misconduct. The OPC Research Analyst is responsible for the extensive and in depth research and statistical analysis, evaluation, and reporting of associated with the mission OPC. Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director, researches, designs, and develops statistical and analytical products and models (and supporting documentation) using data science techniques and skills from a variety of law enforcement and civilian data for purposes of reporting trends and patterns.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts research and statistical analysis of citizen complaints, use of force, and other criminal justice and law enforcement data and issues. Analytical products include (but are not limited to): citizen complaints and use of force trend analyses, survey and program evaluations, projections and forecasts, research papers, policy and program impact analyses, needs assessment, population studies, crime, arrest, population estimate, and economic data (or any combination thereof), and other analyses to support OPC's mission.

Keeps abreast of national law enforcement and civilian oversight agency policies and new program initiatives; networks with other agencies and explores other police agency's online documents. Assists in establishing appropriate project benchmarks, milestones, and research evaluation criteria. Recommends correction and improvements to newly implemented projects based on findings of program evaluations.

Ensures the accuracy and completeness of assigned research studies, including research design, research methods and statistical analysis utilized, as well as data validity and reliability. Interacts with the appropriate points of contact (POCs), subject-matter experts (SMEs), and other personnel to validate unclear, conflicting, incomplete, or invalid data and research findings.

Provides subject-matter expertise in the areas of statistical procedures, criminal justice policies, evaluation processes, and research design.

Prepares written narrative, analytical reports, research work plans, literature reviews, memoranda summarizing research findings, data tables and graphs, Power Point presentations, and periodic reports.

  • Exceptional ability to research and analyze complex issues.

  • Ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrates the ability to work well with others.

  • Possess skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and the ability to think analytically and critically.

  • Knowledge of data mining techniques and potential data sources and comfort with preparation of statistics, data queries, and/or mapping and data visualization techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and apply appropriate statistical computations, both descriptive and inferential and have meticulous documentation skills.

  • Incumbent must have a valid drivers' license.

Work Experience and Education:
A master's degree in public administration, public policy, urban studies, urban affairs, economics, mathematics, or a related field is preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-11 grade level in the District of Columbia government, or equivalent public or private sector. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Work Environment:

The work is performed in an office setting; occasionally assignments may require the incumbent to work in other locations.

How to Apply:
To Apply Go To: http://careers.dc.gov/ and search using Requisition number JO-1609-6645.

The District of Columbia is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about OPC, please visit the agency's website: www.policecomplaints.dc.gov

$68,294.00 - $87,374.00

Closing Date:

Posted on 10/5/2016

Research Associate
Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards (Trenton, NJ)

Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards (OLEPS), assists in the production of reports and data analysis on law enforcement agencies in the State. Assists in the development of research databases to collect information regarding State Police motor vehicle stops of drivers. Assists in the development and revision of data collection protocols from Division of State Police databases. Creates and maintains analytic databases for monitoring reports. Analyzes and interprets statistical information. Assists in the recommendations of policy revisions, training and database developments. Implements and carries out specialized research and/or analytical programs designed by senior scientist staff. Under the direction of senior scientific staff, investigates, reviews, modifies, develops, and tests new analytical procedures and methodologies. Prepares or participates in the preparation of sound, accurate publications, memoranda, and reports relating to research, grant, and other activities containing findings, conclusions, or recommendations. Serves as a scientific consultant in areas pertaining to specific expertise. SPSS, Stata or SAS statistical programming experience a plus.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position. The following degree areas are preferred: database management; information science; statistics, public administration, criminology, criminal justice, sociology, psychology or other social sciences is preferred.

Graduate-level experience in the development of data collection protocols and research databases, analysis and interpretation of statistical information, preparation of interpretative reports and publications and policy advisement. Graduate Teaching Assistant experience is a plus.

NOTE A Doctorate in a discipline appropriate to the position may be substituted for two (2) years of experience as indicated above.

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.

If you meet the requirements noted above and are interested in the position, please send a letter (including job vacancy number #16-230) and current resume to:

Recruitment Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 081, Trenton, NJ 08625-0085
or via email: LPS.Humanresources@lps.state.nj.us

Closing Date:

Posted on 10/5/2016

Planning Project Manager (Position #15-03296)
Travis County (Austin, TX)

Job Summary:
Performs highly advanced planning and manages multiple high-level projects. Plans and manages complex projects requiring multi-disciplinary county and/or consultant-staffed teams to complete. Scopes work, defines deliverables, develops work methods and tasks, sets schedules, monitors progress, and re-scopes projects as required by changing availability of resources and customer needs. May organize and lead citizen work groups, facilitate public engagement, and serve as county spokesperson for project planning area of expertise.

Evaluates and coordinates projects and programs, and serves as project manager overseeing major projects. Monitors project and program issues, and reviews plans and strategies for future project and program planning requirements. Leads staff in scoping work, defining deliverables, identifying tasks, developing work methods, identifying resource needs, and monitoring progress. Plans, develops, and implements new, enhanced, improved, or revised existing projects, training, information systems or related technologies, or related short-range and/or long-range goals and objectives, strategies, strategic plans, standards, policies and procedures, continuous improvement, and budgets for highly complex advanced projects and programs. Assists in ensuring work meets management and elected officials' expectations, and ensures work is completed within specified budget and time frame.

Formulates policies in area of expertise for investing public dollars and advises senior management and elected officials on strategic initiatives for addressing growth-related challenges. Responsible for site-specific, system-wide, and comprehensive planning and oversees development and funding of large capital improvement or other programs. Negotiates scope and fees and participates in the procurement of consultant contracts, and manages professional planning services.

Participates in or manages highly advanced and complex projects and programs with broad scope, and implications for public health, safety, or welfare of County patrons. Maintains responsibility for administration and recommendations for the complex research, rules, directives, policies and procedures, planning issues, operations, related budget issues and efficient methods, plans and designs. Oversees the analysis, operational issues, development and integration. Completes comprehensive plans that establish policy for investing public dollars in programs such as the county's parks initiatives and associated capital improvement programs and health and human services initiatives. Assists with development of strategic plans which may include identification, development and/or achievement of County goals in concert with overarching departmental goals.

Assists with development of strategic plans which may include identification, development and/or achievement of County goals in concert with overarching departmental goals.Identifies horizon issues in the planning area of expertise and develops first-of-their-kind, prototypical plans and programs to address constituents' demands for new county services as they arise in Travis County.

Interprets and applies planning standards, principles, policies and procedures, practices, codes, Federal, State and Local applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.

Performs complex project and program research and effectiveness evaluation, including statistical analysis, performance measures, goals accomplished, timetables, outcomes, and outputs to include selecting appropriate research design methods, techniques and procedures, setting up data for compiling and managing data, and data manipulation and analysis. Prepares and produces written summaries, documents, and statistical and other reports to include conclusion and recommendations. Coordinates the development of and conducts presentations of complex analysis results before the public, Elected Officials and Commissioners Court.

Interacts by working in partnership, on a regular basis, with community representatives or groups, departments, and outside agencies to obtain information, assessments, identify needs, and determine and ensure effectiveness and consistency of planning and meeting expectations. Ensures project phases are implemented according to timelines.

Plans and manages planning professional service contracts.

Leads capital improvement and other planning and funding requests for various programs: presents needs assessments and project priorities to court-appointed advisory committees and the general public; facilitates advisory committee assessment and prioritization of projects; and assists with reports to the Commissioners Court for voter-approved bond packages. Serves as county spokesperson for various programs; presents to groups including, but not limited to, state, regional, and local agencies, organizations, boards, and committees.

Facilitates development and adoption of policy and establishment of programs for administering policy with Elected and Appointed Officials and Department Heads, department management and staff, County Attorney, and Citizen Work Groups.

May perform database management. Maintains databases and tracking and reporting systems.

Uses complex computer applications and management information systems.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Public Policy/Administration, Government, Criminal Justice, Business Administration or a directly related field AND five (5) years increasingly responsible Senior Planner experience. Two years demonstrated experience in project management;


Master's degree in Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Public Policy/Administration, Government, Criminal Justice, Business Administration or a directly related field AND three (3) years increasingly responsible Senior Planner experience. Two years demonstrated experience in project management.


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Public Administration and County governmental agencies, purchasing policies and practices.
  • Legislative process.
  • Issues pertaining to area of assignment.
  • Sources of information, current literature, and recent developments.
  • Project management methodologies, practices, and techniques.
  • Specialized planning methodologies and practices and funding mechanisms.
  • Professional planning and job-specific methodologies, practices, and techniques.
  • Horizon issues and economic, environmental, and demographic conditions impacting county planning.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and Local and County laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Administrative and related business principles.
  • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
  • Computer applications for word processing, spreadsheets, database management, statistical analysis, presentations, job-specific analysis, desktop publishing, and related software applications.
Skill in:
  • Developing short-range and long-range comprehensive plans in development of innovative solutions.
  • Program planning, developing and implementing.
  • Statistical analysis, policy research and analyzing and evaluating data, policies and technical issues.
  • Setting up systems for conducting analysis and compiling for reports.
  • Conducting interviews and group meetings.
  • Effective written, verbal, and visual communication of complex information for high-level decision-making and public presentations.
  • Research, data collection, and insightful statistical and non-statistical analysis.
  • Leadership, collaboration, and negotiation techniques.
  • Identifying stakeholder interests, engaging in dialogue, and managing expectations.
  • Defining scopes of work and developing schedules, work methods, and processes for completing work, monitoring progress, and controlling quality of work.
  • Strategic, innovative problem solving and implementation planning.
  • Effective use of finite resources.
Ability to:
  • Apply knowledge to data, policy, and process analysis.
  • Reach sound conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Manage complex projects to successful conclusion.
  • Reason, think critically, convey complex information, and rationally influence high level decision-making.
  • Manage time well and perform multiple tasks, and organize diverse activities.
  • Formulate broad perspectives on issues.
  • Interpret planning and program objectives to groups and public.
  • Bring together several viewpoints into a balanced position.
  • Maintain appropriate records, compile data and write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, and the general public.
  • Develop prototypical plans, programs, and processes to improve existing or provide new county services.
  • Plan at the local, community, and regional level.
  • Motivate team members and inspire enthusiasm for planning initiatives.
  • Set and maintain high quality planning standards.

How to Apply:
Application may be filed online at: http://www.traviscountyjobs.org

Closing Date:

Posted on 10/5/2016

Statistician (Social Science) (GS-1530-11/12) (2 positions)
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC)

The Bureau of Justice Statistics is seeking two statisticians for the Bureau of Justice Statistics, DOJ's principal federal statistical agency. You will be assigned to one or more units carrying out statistical collections in criminal victimization, law enforcement, prosecution, courts and corrections areas. Your work will involve: (1) designing, processing, and coordinating periodic and core data collections which include survey-based approaches as well as the use of existing operational or administrative data systems; (2) the application of appropriate theories, techniques, and methods for studying, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on statistical information, and; (3) producing a variety of descriptive statistics, analytical models, survey instruments, statistical measurements, sample designs, substantive and technical reports, presentations, and other publications that effectively report research findings and recommendations for audiences including the justice community, Congress, Department officials, and others.

The incumbent will be part of one or more teams carrying out statistical collections in criminal victimization, law enforcement, prosecution, courts and corrections areas. Opportunities exist to work in other substantive areas as well. These national criminal justice statistical programs are used to guide management, planning, and policy formulation related to Federal, state, and local justice operations. At the Federal level, the statistics are used by the Department of Justice, Congress, and the U.S. Courts to establish and evaluate justice policies. Consults and collaborates with criminal justice agency representatives including state and local governmental officials, consumers, and/or personnel within the Department to advise on the application of statistics and research to criminal justice policy issues.

Performs various statistical collection activities, such as preparing, processing, and coordinating periodic and core collection requirements. Ensures the effective collection of statistical data and the use of appropriate collection systems to satisfy immediate, mid-range, and long-term statistical data collection requirements.

Manages, leads, or performs scientific work in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods for gathering, studying, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on statistical information.

Prepares a variety of mathematical models, sample surveys, statistical measurements, sample designs, management control data, quantitative materials, memoranda, letters, opinions, transmittals, reports, position papers, and other written documentation that support research findings and recommendations in the regulatory area, for audiences including the criminal justice community, Congress, Department officials, and others

$64,650.00 to $100,736.00

How to Apply:
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453364200/?ed2f26df2d9c416fbddddd2330a778c6=gptjjlqkss-gppzjtdqq

Closing Date:

Posted on 10/19/2016

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