This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Juvenile Services. The resulting eligible list will be used to fill this position or function only. Persons interested in future vacancies in the Research Statistician III classification must reapply at that time.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Baltimore City, MD
Main Purpose of Job
A Research Statistician III is the entry level of statistical research work for individuals with doctoral preparation, but limited work experience or the advanced level of statistical research work for individuals with a master’s degree. This is responsible, independent statistical research work involving design and execution of projects investigating problems in juvenile services including questions about youth on probation, detention or committed, and the facilities and programs that serve them. Within the framework of the agency program the employee initiates and plans needed studies, directs all phases of their execution and assumes responsibility for the validity and reliability of findings, interpretation, conclusions, recommendations and final reports.
This position functions as a doctoral level researcher/evaluator within the DJS Office of Research and Evaluation. The position is responsible for participating in the development, implementation and reporting of: 1)data analyses that respond to questions posed by the Department, the Governor and the Legislature regarding who is being served, services provided and youth outcomes; 2) program evaluations of DJS interventions; 3) research projects undertaken by the Department. This position collaborates with other DJS staff, staff from other youth serving agencies, and/or universities in these activities. This includes keeping current on best practices in juvenile services interventions and evaluation and research methods applicable to the position. The incumbent is required to travel throughout the State of Maryland to accomplish the duties of this position. The successful candidate will have desired qualifications of knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Excel and Access and experience in program evaluation with youth-based interventions .
MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Education: Possession of an earned doctoral degree from an accredited university including a minimum of fifteen semester credit hours, or the equivalent, in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics and measurement theory.
Education: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university with nine semester credit hours, or the equivalent, in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics or measurement theory.
Experience: Three years of post-master’s experience in statistical research.
Note: Applicants not identifying proof of education will not be considered. Please upload official college transcript or fax to DJS-OHR, Recruitment & Exam at 410-333-4188
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate selected will have the following preferred qualifications:
1. Knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Excel and Access
2. Experience in program evaluation with youth-based interventions
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year. This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.
The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.
STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS
As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
Online application process is strongly urged.
Our fax number is 410-333-4188.
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