Department of Juvenile Services
Location: Baltimore City, MD
This position functions as a master level researcher/evaluator within the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) Office of Research and Evaluation. Additionally the position is responsible for designing studies to address organizational concerns within DJS, developing and presenting reports and assisting with program evaluation.
This Research Statistician II/Organizational Development Analyst position functions as a master level researcher/evaluator within the DJS Office of Research and Evaluation. The position is responsible for participating in the 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. This position will be responsible for designing studies to address organizational concerns within DJS regarding change management, team building, leadership; and developing and presenting reports, and assisting with program evaluation. The highly preferred candidate will possess research experience in combination with organizational development backgrounds and education.
Education: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum of nine semester hours, or the equivalent, of graduate coursework in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics or measurement theory.
Experience: One year of post-master’s experience in statistical research.
Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Statistician classifications or Statistician and Intelligence Officer specialty codes in the Statistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
Desired or Preferred Qualifications
- One year experience in organizational research
- A Master’s degree in I/O Psychology, Organizational Development or a related field
- Demonstrated ability to employ research and analytical thinking skills
- Knowledge of organizational development principles (Exs.; change management, leadership, team building, etc.)
- Ability to design studies (Identify, gather, and analyze data appropriate to topic being studied)
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and understand implications of data analyses and possess the ability to make clear recommendation based on findings
•Determine appropriate metrics and measures that will help measure progress, reinforce policy, and make adjustments to standing procedures
- Experience working in Excel including pivot tables and charts
- Experience developing PowerPoint presentations
- Open to gaining new skills that support our dynamic objectives
Please be sure to address the questions on the Supplemental Questionnaire that you access via the link at the bottom of this posting.
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 and include either a copy of your transcript or list your relevant coursework in the Classes Relevant to the Job section. 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.
To be considered for this position, by May 25, 2017 please go to www.djs.maryland.gov and click on job opportunities or cut and paste the following:
The recruitment number is 17-000631-0001.