Research Analysis Specialist Senior

Working Title:  Criminal Justice Analyst

Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted:  04/03/2018

Closing Date:  04/17/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Public Safety Dept / Public Safety-MAPE

Division/Unit:  Office of Justice Programs / OJP Training and Research Team

Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift/ 8:00am – 4:30pm

Days of Work:  Monday – Friday

Travel Required:  Yes – Up to 25% of the time

Salary Range: $25.22 – $37.16/hourly; $52,659 – $77,590/annually

Classified Status:  Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union:  214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status:  Nonexempt

Employment Condition:  Permanent, Full-time

Connect 700 Program Eligible:  Yes

Job Summary

This full-time, permanent position works under the direction of the Director of Training, Research and Communications in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP).  This position supports the Director of Training and Research, by conducing primary research, collecting and analyzing of data related to several aspects of crime and justice, including but not limited to juvenile and criminal justice, delinquency and criminal offending, crime victims, domestic violence, and prisoner reentry.  The position collects data from multiple sources and executes complex statistical studies on topics related to crime and justice.  This position supports other research related efforts within OJP such as program evaluation, grant performance assessment, cost benefit studies, and survey research.

Some of the ongoing duties of this position focus on juvenile justice issues.  This position researches and develops best practices documents to reduce and prevent delinquency; directs the development of impact measurement processes for juvenile programming; provide leadership and support to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and the Youth Intervention Program Association.  This position collects and analyzes existing juvenile data; and develops effective processes to obtain required data; researches and clarifies the scope of responsibility under the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and related state legislation to ensure compliance with federal and state mandates.

This position works independently with a broad range of state and local agencies and will represent the Department of Public Safety at the local, state and national levels on issues related to criminal and juvenile justice.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, economics, statistics or related fields AND 2 years of professional work experience in conducting primary and secondary research in criminology, criminal justice, juvenile justice, crime victimization, or a related field in social science


Master’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, economics, statistics or a related field AND 1 year of professional work experience in conducting primary and secondary research in criminology, criminal justice, juvenile justice, crime victimization, or a related field in social science

  1. Ability to manage datasets of varying sizes, including the ability to merge datasets, and extract and clean raw administrative data including the ability to conduct survey      research in accordance with established research protocols
  2. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, as well as statistical software packages, including SPSS or similar software
  3. Excellent verbal and written skills that include the ability to write and publically present reports, and to synthesize complex research results and be able to communicate      effectively to diverse audiences
  4. Knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences and demonstrated ability to conduct basic to advanced statistical analyses
  5. Human relations skills sufficient to build and maintain positive working relationships amongst professional colleagues, criminal justice professionals and community stakeholders
  6. Experience in managing multiple tasks, with attention to detail, organization and meeting deadlines; ability to identify problems and develop creative solutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in working with diverse groups of people from different socio-economic and racial backgrounds
  2. Familiarity with data systems including the Minnesota Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS)/NIBRS, Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS), and the Crout Services Tracking System (CSTS)
  3. Familiarity with Minnesota’s juvenile justice system
  4. Professional work experience with crime victim issues

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally moving and transporting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others, and moving and transporting light objects frequently. Even though the weights being moved and transported may be a negligible amount, a job in this category may require positioning self to move to a significant degree or may involve maintaining a stationary position for extended periods.  Ability to move and transport materials to meetings and speaking engagements.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

It is the policy of the Department of Public Safety that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment, which includes the following components:

1)   criminal history

2)   reference check

3)   driver’s license

4)   fingerprinting

5)   education verification

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

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If you have questions about the position, contact Mao Lowe at [email protected] or 651/201-7383.






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