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Multnomah County DCJ
Portland, Oregon, United States (on-site)
19 days ago
Multnomah County DCJ
Portland, Oregon, United States
(on-site)
19 days ago
Job Function
Research

Description

Statistical Research Analyst, Senior

Telework/Hybrid Available (OR, WA)
locations
Portland, OR
time type
Full time
posted on
Posted 5 Days Ago
job requisition id
R-13769

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:

$40.18 - $49.40 Hourly

Department:

Department of Community Justice (DCJ)

Job Type:

Regular Represented

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

March 03, 2024


The Opportunity:

OVERVIEW

THIS WORK MATTERS!  Are you an experienced research analyst with exceptional skills in statistical analysis, data reporting, and quality assurance?  Do you actively seek input and collaboration across multiple stakeholder groups?  Are you experienced with sharing complex and dynamic data to technical and nontechnical audiences? Are you looking for a career where your attention to detail, strong data analysis skills, and knowledge of research ethics and best practices will contribute to improving the outcomes of justice involved individuals in our community? Most importantly, do you thrive on working in an applied research setting with an interdisciplinary team where your analyses can directly impact adult programs and policies?

The Multnomah County Department of Community Justice is looking for a Statistical Research Analyst, Senior to join the Research & Planning team. In this role, you will work on research and data services for the Adult Services Division. This team collects, interprets, analyzes, and disseminates information used by stakeholders for operational decision-­making, policy formulation, mandatory reporting, quality assurance, and release to the general public. This position works under the direction of and in collaboration with the Research & Planning Operations Manager.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing data from a variety of data sources to answer key policy questions related to the supervision of adults supervised by the Department of Community Justice. 
  • Maintaining awareness of departmental data sources, information needs, and the most compelling reporting formats to meet these needs.
  • Collaborating with other County analysts and stakeholders in a deadline driven environment, to communicate statistical analysis results to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Designing and developing dashboards, and other data visualizations that engage internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exploring and linking multiple administrative databases with SQL code to extract the most relevant data to policymakers and field staff

 Common tasks you may perform:

  • Engage with and collect data inquiries from diverse stakeholders - including Department Executive-level Managers, Adult Services Division field staff, and community partners.  
  • Collaborate and communicate with team members through all stages of the data analysis and reporting process.
  • Create and adhere to quality assurance and best practices in data analysis and visualization.
  • Identify and research available data sources including performing validity and reliability checks of primary and secondary data sources.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and communication planning of data analysis results and visualizations. 

The Department of Community Justice is looking for a Statistical Research Analyst, Senior who can demonstrate expertise in the following areas:

  • You have strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships in a culturally diverse environment and across many levels in the organization.
  • You have strong technical skills and knowledge of how to query large administrative datasets.
  • You have a collaborative approach when working within a team.
  • You are a self-­directed planner with exceptional time-­management skills who exercises independent judgment to meet multiple project deadlines.
  • You demonstrate ethical research behavior when applying the principles of research and evaluation. 

WORKFORCE EQUITY

At Multnomah County we are committed to maintaining an effective, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value collaborative problem solving and strive for continuous improvement. We strongly believe in workforce equity, diversity and inclusion. Visit our Workforce Equity Strategies Plan (WESP) to see where Multnomah County is headed with these values.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY JUSTICE

Vision ~ Community Safety through Positive Change 

 The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department's commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county's highest risk and highest need justice-involved individuals. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training. The Department believes that in order to enhance public safety we must work collaboratively with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, treatment agencies, and the community.

The Department shares information with community members, partners, and staff to keep communities safe by preventing and reducing crime and routinely evaluating which local policies support best practices. DCJ operates 24 hours a day, with nearly 650 regular, on-call, and temporary employees. The Department supervises approximately 7,500 justice-involved individuals annually and those defendants requiring pretrial services. DCJ's Juvenile Services Division operates the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility and is responsible for approximately 500 youth on formal and informal community supervision. 

More general information about the Department of Community Justice including our mission, vision, and strategies can be found at: www.multco.us/dcj.

The Department of Community Justice's Strategic Plan (Executive Summary and Full report) can be found at: https://multco.us/file/68223/download.

Serving the Public, Even During Disasters 

Everyday, Multnomah County staff work together to serve as a safety net for our communities. During a disaster, this safety net becomes even more critical. All County employees have a role in serving the public during inclement weather, natural disaster, or other types of community emergency response. During these emergency responses, while typically there begins with a call for volunteers, county employees may ultimately be reassigned from their current position to a role in the emergency response in order to support the critical needs presented by our communities. For more information, please visit the Disaster Service Worker Information page.

Internal candidates: After you have applied, you will receive the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire in your Workday inbox. Your application as an internal candidate is not complete until you fill out and submit the Oregon Veteran Preference Questionnaire.

TO QUALIFY

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum  Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience, with major coursework in criminal justice, statistics, mathematics, psychology, social science, or a related field demonstrating the capacity for the required knowledge and skills;
  • Three years of increasingly responsible work experience in a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and statistical modeling, such as logistic regression, multiple regression, HLM, matching (Propensity Score Matching, Coarse Exact Matching, etc.) and other tests of significance.
  • Working knowledge in SQL, primarily the ability to create and conduct queries on SQL databases but also including the ability to create and maintain databases, update and revise existing databases, and import and export data into new or existing databases.
  • Working knowledge of statistical packages such as R, SAS, or STATA.
  • Advanced level expertise in statistical analysis utilizing multiple data systems, such as DOC400, DSSJ DataMart, and other Departmental internal databases. 
  • Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, including being fingerprinted.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

  • Master’s Degree, PhD, or PhD ABD with major coursework in criminal justice, statistics, mathematics, psychology, social science, or a related field demonstrating the capacity for the required knowledge and skills;
  • Experience using data visualization tools such as Tableau, MS Power BI, or similar software.
  • Experience working with Criminal Justice agencies and partners.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION

The Application Packet: Please be sure to provide all the materials below in your application submission: 

  • Online application: Explain all related experience (paid or unpaid) and training in the education and work experience sections of the application.
  • Attach a resume: Please indicate how you meet the required minimum qualifications. Attach the document to the on-line application. Be sure to explain in detail, including dates, all related work experience, paid or unpaid.
  • Cover Letter (optional): Please explain why you are applying for this position and describe your leadership experience in a public safety setting or in a human services setting.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of minimum qualifications
  • An evaluation of application materials to identify the most qualified candidates
  • Pre-Interview Technical Assessment
  • Consideration of top candidates/Interviews
  • Background Investigation/Fingerprinting

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Type of Position: This hourly position is eligible for overtime.

Type: Represented

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

Location: Hybrid Telework and Juvenile Justice Complex, 1401 NE 68th Ave, Portland, OR 97213

Multnomah County offers a comprehensive benefit package to all eligible employees. A few highlights include:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision).
  • Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting; we pick up the employee's share of the retirement contribution (6% of subject wages).
  • Generous paid leave (vacation, sick, parental, bereavement, military etc.)
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts
  • Access to a free annual Trimet bus pass
  • Access to wellness resources

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, regular, temporary, limited duration, and on-call positions. Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.


Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO Know Your Rights poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter:

Danny Fajardo

Email:

danny.fajardo@multco.us

Phone:

+1 (971) 2919300

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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