Washington State Department of Corrections 
(Tumwater, WA)

This position is eligible for telework. The candidate of choice must be able to work in the Tumwater, WA office one or more days per month.

The BIOS Manager directly contributes to staff, incarcerated individual and public safety through the development and administration of practices that conceptualize, design and implement data science analyses and rigorous research studies for the department. In this role, you will be accountable for providing subject matter expertise, guidance, consultation, and advice in quantitative methods and statistics as well as in the application of data science principles and techniques. You will also be a key player as the agency develops cloud-computing capabilities.

You will also work with the Chief Data Officer and other department leadership to identify and prioritize business intelligence and research needs and present findings to a variety of program and policy audiences including department leadership, DOC field staff, policymakers, academics, and practitioners across the nation. The candidate of choice will assess current information system data and recommend modifications to these systems or the collection of new data to better meet the business/operational needs.


What we need (required qualifications):

  • PhD in Criminal Justice, or other Social/Behavioral Science from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)


  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience conducting policy-relevant data analysis in a public sector setting


  • Ability to define measurable problems/research questions, analyze information, formulate logical and objective conclusions, and translate findings to policy recommendations and presentations for a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated expertise in SAS, R, SPSS or other advanced statistical analysis software
  • Advanced training in multivariate statistical methods, quantitative research methods, and research evaluation methods
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to present complex ideas and information with detail appropriate to the target audience
  • At least two years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to supervise, coach and mentor staff in research methods and analyses, fostering an environment of supportive learning

Applications close: Open until filled

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