IOWA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS (DHR)
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE PLANNING (CJJP)
& STATISTICAL ANALYSIS CENTER
JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT
Justice Systems Analyst
Hourly: Minimum $27.39 – Maximum $42.49
Biweekly: Minimum $2,191.20 – Maximum $3,399.20
Yearly: Minimum $56,971.20- Maximum $88,379.20
Due Date: November 7, 2021
The Department of Human Rights, Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) is seeking two Justice Systems Analyst positions. One position will focus on research and one position will focus on data analysis. An individual may apply for one or both positions.
Below is the job description for the position that will focus on data analysis, which will conduct a variety of high-level justice-related data activities, including:
· Serve as the liaison to the Juvenile Court for statistical analysis of delinquency data. Design and implement statistical reports, primarily for the Juvenile Courts. Responsible for designing data collection instruments; preparing documentation; maintaining and monitoring the databases, including cleaning the data and assuring data integrity; training juvenile court staff on reporting requirements; analyzing the data; preparing reports for Juvenile Court, the public, and interested parties. Responsible for responding to inquiries for data, creating special data runs and analyses to meet customer needs. Provide technical assistance and training when necessary; recommend new data policies and procedures when appropriate. Works with the Juvenile Court and in-house staff to assure that data collection systems, databases, and reporting tools meet the information needs identified. Utilize statistical software to conduct all analysis.
· Oversee the collection, entry, and analysis of recidivism and other data in support of the statistical analysis center projects, and developing and composing narrative documents for research and statistical information. Providing recommendations on data elements and data collection tools; establishing and populating databases; gathering and analyzing data, and preparing statistical reports. Works with variety of task forces and committees to identify appropriate data, data sources, and suggest new policies or data collection tools when appropriate.
· Gathering and analyzing data, interviewing service providers, and identifying areas for improvement for services for the juvenile justice initiatives, and utilize the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP), which examines the effectiveness of services for juvenile offenders. Providing recommendations on data elements and data collection tools; establishing and populating databases; gathering and analyzing data, and preparing statistical reports. Works with variety of task forces and committees to identify appropriate data, data sources, and suggest new policies or data collection tools when appropriate.
· Serve as researcher, data collector, and reporting agent for special projects. Examples of special project duties are:
1. Development of the Decision-Making Matrix for juvenile court services, and ongoing support for SPEP.
2. Updating and analyzing the data for the Deep-End Girls report.
3. Updating and analyzing data for Family-Treatment Courts.
4. Updating and analyzing data for racial disparities in juvenile and adult court systems.
5. Updating and analyzing recidivism data for juveniles and adults in the court system.
6. Updating process for prison population forecast.
· Write sections of grant proposals, including data and statistical approaches that demonstrate the need and impact of juvenile and criminal justice projects.
· Be a content expert and provide technical assistance, advice and recommendations to other agencies, legislators, media, and public. Present results of research and data analysis to appropriate stakeholders, including advisory councils and legislative committees.
This Position Requires:
Statistical Data Analysis: 6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in statistical analysis including:
o Statistical Research
o Analysis or evaluation of statistical data
Clerical or technical work primarily limited to collecting, compiling, or assembling statistical data should not be counted toward this selective.
o Experience working with SPSS and ArcGIS statistical and analytical software.
o Demonstrated knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System
o Develop research methodologies for criminal justice projects.
o Develop data collection and analysis methods, calculate statistical data, and accurately interpret results.
o Speak, understand, and write in English and transmit complex findings and information to diverse audiences.
o Prepare research proposals for grant applications and write accurate and detailed reports.
o Use statistical software and databases to analyze data and create graphs and figures for reports.
o Collect and organize information and data while conducting research.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a social or behavioral science, mathematics, or statistics and the equivalent of three years of full-time experience in research and statistical analysis related to a human services program;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of qualifying work experience for one year (thirty semester or equivalent hours) of the required education to a maximum substitution of four years.
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting fifteen semester hours of accredited graduate coursework in a social or behavioral science, statistics, or public administration for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of two years;
a PhD in social or behavioral science, statistics, or public administration.