Statistical Research Analyst 3
Salary: $55,348.80 – $84,240.00 Annually
Location: Des Moines – 50319 – Polk County, IA
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: 379 Iowa Department of Human Rights
Job Number: 22-00082
Closing: 7/29/2021 11:59 PM Central
LinkedIn Tag: #LI-POST
Point of Contact: Steve Michael at 515-242-6122
Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.
This position will carry out a variety of high level data analysis and research 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.
- 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:
- Development of the Decision-Making Matrix for juvenile court services, and ongoing support for SPEP.
- Updating and analyzing the data for the Deep-End Girls report.
- Updating and analyzing data for Family-Treatment Courts.
- Updating and analyzing data for racial disparities in juvenile and adult court systems.
- Updating and analyzing recidivism data for juveniles and adults in the court system.
- Updating process for prison population forecast.
In addition to the duties and qualifications listed, experience working with statistical and analytical software, such as SPSS and ArcGIS, is preferred.
This position must meet the Statistics Selective (661) of 6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in statistical data analysis including: Statistical research and analysis or evaluation of statistical data.
- Reads and understands federal, state and local laws, guidelines, plans and program descriptions related to the justice system and related systems’ programs and policies.
- Use correct mathematical and statistical methods and techniques to solve problems.
- Ability to use statistical software for research and statistical computations.
- Ability to analyze and interpret complex statistical materials and present analyses and conclusions clearly and precisely.
- Knowledge of research methodology, sources of data, and methods of obtaining data.
- Ability to speak and understand the English language and receive and transmit complex information, verbally and in writing, to and from the public, legislators, juvenile court personnel, grantees, and funders.
- Collect, calculate, and analyze performance measure data.
6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in statistical data analysis including:
- Statistical research
- 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.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, political science, or public administration and four years of full-time work experience in statistical analysis or economic research.
- A total of eight years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where one year of full-time experience equals 30 semester hours of education (maximum substitution of four years).
- Eight years of full-time work experience involving responsible technical statistical analysis or economic research.
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, economics, public policy, public affairs, public administration, or business analytics and two years of full-time experience (as described in number one).
- Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes 18 months as a Statistical Research Analyst 2.
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