New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
(Albany, NY)

Under the direction of a Research Scientist 2, the incumbent will conduct social science research and analyses related to the investigation of criminal activity, law enforcement activity and court case processing within the criminal justice system and the examination of justice-involved populations.  Research will include the study of adult and youth criminal behavior, law enforcement activity/behavior, court case processing and outcomes, and sentencing.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, design, and execute criminal justice research and analytic projects, including developing research questions, formulating hypotheses, identifying an appropriate research design and methodology, and interpreting findings
  • Extract and analyze criminal justice data and prepare formal statistical reports for public dissemination and publication on the DCJS website
  • Develop and produce tabular and graphical material displaying criminal justice statistics and trends for public consumption, using software such as Excel, Publisher, and Tableau
  • Use a wide range of research methods and data sources to conduct research on the criminal justice system and court case processing.  Data sources may include, but are not limited to gun violence data, criminal justice population data, criminal arrest records, adult court records, and data from other agencies and organizations
  • Use analytic and statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, Structured Query Language (SQL) Plus, and SQL Developer to extract data from different Oracle and SQL-based systems and create analytic data files by matching individual records across multiple data sources
  • Prepare formal reports which may include a description of the purpose of analyses, data and methodology used, and key findings
  • Prepare and present formal presentations of criminal justice trends and research findings to guide and inform program management

Applications close: November 19, 2023

Salary:$63,108 to $80,248 /year (*New state employees start at minimum)

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