Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $42,988.00 - $79,527.00 gross per year
  • Charleston


Nature of Work

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS)/ Division of Justice and Community Services (JCS), Kanawha Co. – Under administrative direction, the candidate will perform complex administrative work in managing the Division's Office of Research and Strategic Planning (ORSP). The ORSP houses two work units (1) The Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center; and (2) The Justice Center for Evidence-Based Practice. The scope of the responsibility includes conducting complex studies on criminal justice issues and development of jail inmate population forecasts. This individual will oversee staff in creating research databases, developing research and statistical methodologies and preparing research reports for government officials, as well as supervise a staff of multi-disciplinary research analysts and data entry operators. Candidate shall perform work as required, including but not limited to plan, develop, and implement specialized research techniques and analytical procedures; make administrative and technical arrangements for procedures; make administrative and technical arrangements for multiple research projects; supervise and coordinate the activities of the research staff; schedule and designate areas where research is to be performed, and create protocols to be followed; perform complex scientific data analysis requiring the use of independent judgment and interpret results based on relevant technical expertise; write detailed reports on the results of research and supervise the preparation of the manuscript for publication. Communicate with other research professionals working on related research to share pertinent information; provide expertise and training in methodology, use of equipment and techniques; serve as a liaison/coordinator for multi-disciplinary or multi-agency research projects; administer and review budget or grant expenses; author articles and papers on research; and oversee the delivery of training on evidence based practices to correctional staff, treatment providers and other entities. Successful candidate must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge of criminal justice system and issues; knowledge of contemporary research methods, data collection and analysis; knowledge of the form and style of research reporting and manuscript preparation; skill in the use of computers and statistical analysis packages; write, apply for and manage grants relating to research and statistical analysis; ability to design efficient research projects; ability to effectively communicate to others complex concepts relating to testing and research; knowledge of evidence-based practices in corrections; ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external research personnel. Performs other duties as needed.

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ATTENTION: Applicant MUST VERIFY POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION (DIPLOMAS, DEGREES, etc.), TRAINING, or LICENSUREEARNED pertaining to this position BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE POSTING, if not previously verified. It may ONLY be in the form of a copy of an OFFICIAL transcript or diploma. If you are claiming Veteran's preference, please submit "MEMBER 4" form and/or your VA Letter. DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE and you will not be considered for this vacancy. Please attach documents to the online application before submitting it. Or, you may email it to: or by FAX to 304-957-0396, or by mail to: WV Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Building 3, Suite 500, Charleston, WV 25305.

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Minimum Qualifications
Training:Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, policy analysis, political science, statistics or related social/behavioral science field.

Experience: Two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in criminal justice research or closely related research field.

Substitution: Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, policy analysis, political science, statistics, mathematics, operations research or closely related field may substitute for the minimum experience requirements.


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