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Job Posting: Research Data Supervisor I

Department of Justice

Research Data Supervisor I

$6,403.00 - $7,954.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general director of the RD Sup II, the RD Sup I over research portfolios oversees the work product of their team who also works collaboratively with the other lead researchers (Research Data Specialist II) also under the direction of the same RD Sup II.  The RD Sup I is responsible for serving as a lead researcher supervising the work of the supervised staff.  The RD Sup I is also responsible for the more sophisticated analysis or methodological decisions making, in consult with the RD Sup II. The RD Sup I is responsible for a broad range of supervisory duties associated with the research projects and portfolio under their supervision.  The RD Sup I is also responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the section activities including: resource allocation; developing strategies for process improvement; quality assurance; briefing management; establishing goals, objectives, and work priorities.  In addition the RD Sup I will facilitate communication between the section and Research Center management, and other DOJ staff to assist with high quality completion of section work.

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 #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Research Data Supervisor I
$6,403.00 - $7,954.00
# of Positions:
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.
  • For more information about the Research Center, please visit the website at
  • 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
  • This position is eligible for telework.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check is required.
  • Clearly indicate JC - 281371 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, an email will be sent to the email provided on the STD 678 Application from 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 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 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 - 281371
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 - 281371
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 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.
  • 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 - Cover Letter
  • Other - List of References 
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

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:
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to better understand project objectives and identify effective methodologies to reach those objectives.
  • Ability to manage staff which includes employee supervision, development, performance evaluation, and training.
  • Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel, R, STATA, SPSS, and proficiency with relational databases.
  • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities while ensuring that project timelines and schedules are appropriately established, modified and adhered to.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable about the criminal justice system, and have vision and a strong desire to identify and implement opportunities for program improvements.
  • Experience coaching employees to maximize efficiency and effectiveness by providing leadership, mentorship and training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and sound judgment.
  • Knowledge to develop and implement new functions and procedures.
  • Professional persona highlighted by objectivity, flexibility, and diplomacy.
  • Exemplary planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the effective principles of supervision, leadership, hiring and the progressive discipline process and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively recruit, select, develop, and retain competent staff ; includes making appropriate assignments and managing staff performance.
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently and to prioritize and manage work to meet critical timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and technical coaching skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website, , and the CalPERS website,

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

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
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