Job Posting: Research Analyst

Department of Justice

JC-173505
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Research Analyst
RESEARCH DATA ANALYST II

$5,406.00 - $6,771.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Research Data Supervisor (RDSup) I, the Research Data Analyst II (RDA II) in the Department of Justice Research Center (DOJRC) performs the more responsible, varied, and complex technical research and statistical work by independently analyzing and responding to research requests pursuant to SB 536, Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO) records maintained by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The RDA II would also assist with the implementation of the statutorily mandated firearms data requirements.  The RDA II is responsible for reviewing all requests and ensuring that security, legal, and human subjects’ ethical requirements are met for the release of firearms records and/or datasets to the requestor to improve public safety and equity in the justice system.  The RDA II assists management with special projects, such as workload analysis, procedure and legal mandates review, legislative review, special database search requests, and administrative support, as needed.  The RDA II works as a part of a larger project team that includes law enforcement agencies, academia, and private research organizations to focus on research and evaluation issues.  The RDA II works independently and collaboratively with DOJ legal counsel to review policy regarding the access to criminal history records and information, and advises and provides consultation to management on the best course of action to criminal history requests for information.  The RDA II is responsible for maintaining appropriate documentation, independently make updates to program documentation, and is responsible for continued program process improvement.     

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-173505
Position #(s):
420-796-5731-901
Working Title:
Research Analyst
Classification:
RESEARCH DATA ANALYST II
$5,406.00 - $6,771.00
# of Positions:
1
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, Data Access and Analysis Section, Data Request.
  • 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-173505 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application

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 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: Nancy Hayhurst JC-173505
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:

Nancy Hayhurst JC-173505
Department of Justice
4949 Broadway, Room D-214
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
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:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct univariate and multivariate statistics.
  • Ability to conduct statistical analyses using software such as SPSS, R, or STATA.
  • Ability to develop, analyze, and interpret complex research findings.
  • Knowledge of research, survey, and analytical methods and techniques.
  • Ability to articulate information in a clear, concise, and professional manner in a public setting.
  • Ability to prepare and present technical reports and make recommendations.
  • Ability to gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others, including various levels of management.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and work well under pressure to meet quick deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility and demonstrate tact.
  • Ability to perform literature reviews, legislation summaries, and legal research.
  • Ability to perform public policy analysis and research.

Benefits

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website, www.calhr.ca.gov , and the CalPERS website, www.calpers.ca.gov.

This location offers free parking.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Nancy Hayhurst
(916) 210-5365
Nancy.Hayhurst@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