Job Posting: Research Assistant

Department of Justice

JC-166784
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Research Assistant
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANT

$2,533.00 - $3,951.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the close supervision of the Research Data Supervisor (RD Sup) II, the Graduate Student Assistant (GSA) assists in the performance of professional duties such as research and other functions relating to departmental assignments in a training capacity. The GSA will be responsible for assisting staff with extracting criminal history data for the purpose of completing studies related to sex offender risk assessment and the recidivism rate of offenders. The information obtained will be used as research to review the current risk assessment instruments tools in California.

 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-166784
Position #(s):
420-701-4872-051
Working Title:
Research Assistant
Classification:
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANT
$2,533.00 - $3,951.00
STUDENT ASSISTANT
$2,153.00 - $2,901.00
# of Positions:
2
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Student Assistant
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, Social Justice Research and Policy Program.
  • 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.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check is required.
  • Clearly indicate JC – 1667844 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in at least six (6) semester units or the equivalant of college courses at an accredited college or university, with a GPA of 2.0 or higher may apply for this position. Please submit a copy of your transcript with your application package. Your official transcript(s) will be required prior to employment and after completion of each semester thereafter.

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

This is a non-testing classification, therefore anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the classification specification may apply for this position. Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating “preference under Government Code section 18220”. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.

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: Anallely Rodriguez JC-166784
Department of Justice
4949 Broadway, Room C-208
Sacramento, CA 95820

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Anallely Rodriguez JC-166784
Department of Justice
4949 Broadway, Room C-208
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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • 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 a 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:
  • Knowledgeable of the criminal justice process.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and statistical analytics software.
  • Ability to articulate information in a clear, concise, and professional manner in a public setting.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Experience working independently and cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to reason logically, analyze data, and recommend alternatives.
  • Interest in long term employment with the Department of Justice.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Anallely Rodriguez
(916) 210-3376
anallely.rodriguez@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.

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