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Job Posting: Research Associate I

Department of Justice

JC-269987
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Research Associate I
RESEARCH DATA SPECIALIST I

$5,913.00 - $7,402.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Research Data Supervisor (RD Sup) I in the Criminal Justice Research and Policy Program, the RDS I is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and enhancing protocols for the statistical analysis of data collected under the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015 (the Act). The incumbent periodically serves as the lead for Research Data Analyst (RDA) classifications. The RDS I provides assistance as a subject matter expert on quality control procedures and advanced statistical methods, as well as assists with the production of reports and publications. The RDS I is also responsible for independently conducting complicated studies requiring advanced research and statistical techniques.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-269987
Position #(s):
420-736-5742-001
Working Title:
Research Associate I
Classification:
RESEARCH DATA SPECIALIST I
$5,913.00 - $7,402.00 A
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Day Shift
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the California Justice Information Services Division, Department of Justice Research Center, Criminal Justice Research and Policy Program, Criminal Justice Research Support Section, Racial and Identity Profiling Act.
  • For more information about the Department of Justice Research Center, please visit the website at https://oag.ca.gov/research-center.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov.
  • Pending Budget approval

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check is required.
  • Clearly indicate JC - 269987 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application.
  • Completion of an online hiring assessment is REQUIRED to proceed in the selection process for this position. Following receipt of the STD 678 Application and all other required documents, a email will be sent to the email provided on the STD 678 Application from assessment.support@doj.ca.gov which contains a link to a test on survey monkey to evaluate your skills in statistics and data analytics.

    Hiring assessments are typically taken on a personal computer. Hiring assessments may require visually identifying information, typing long passages, listening to audio recordings, or speaking into an audio recorder. If you require a reasonable accommodation for any of these activities you must email assessment.support@doj.ca.gov by the date you submit your application with your request.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Malina Velarde JC - 269987
PO Box 160608
Sacramento, CA 95816-0608

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Justice
Malina Velarde JC - 269987
4949 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Cover Letter
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    The Statement of Qualifications is a narrative discussion of how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum qualifications per the California State Personnel Board Specifications and the required and desirable qualifications in the job announcement for this position.  The Statement of Qualifications serves as documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than two pages in length.

  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NC8SQ6N

     

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to conduct univariate and multivariate statistics
  • Ability to conduct statistical analyses using software such as SPSS, R, or STATA
  • Ability to develop, analyze, and interpret complex research findings
  • Knowledge of research, survey, and analytical methods and techniques
  • Ability to articulate information in a clear, concise, and professional manner in a public setting
  • Ability to prepare and present technical reports and make recommendations
  • Ability to gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others, including various levels of management
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and work well under pressure to meet quick deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility and demonstrate tact
  • Ability to perform literature reviews, legislation summaries, and legal research
  • Ability to perform public policy analysis and research

Benefits

Benefit Information - Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California - https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx 

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Malina Velarde
(916) 210-2513
malina.velarde@doj.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
EERROffice@doj.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information About Application Filing

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted for that cut-off date. If your application is submitted after the most recent cut-off date, it will be applied to the next review period. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

The hiring unit has established the following cut-off dates for this job control: every Monday. Applications will be reviewed according to the date of submission. If your application is submitted after the most recent cut-off date, it will be applied to the next review period.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail
Drop-off