Job Posting: Research Associate

Department of Justice

Research Associate

$3,377.00 - $6,290.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager (SSM) II in the Department of Justice Research Center (DOJRC), the Research Analyst (RA) II performs complex research and statistical work to assist in the implementation of departmental studies. The RA II is expected to identify necessary data for projects, summarize the data using appropriate statistical techniques, and present the information orally and/or in writing. The RA II works closely with a multidisciplinary project team as reports and tools are developed. This team includes program management, partners within the Department of Justice (DOJ), local law enforcement agencies (LEAs), and additional stakeholders such as the representatives of various academic/external research entities, and vendor or consultant staff.

The RA II must be able to reason logically and creatively to analyze and explain data, develop methodologies and assumptions, and is expected to use a variety of analytical techniques to provide necessary projections and consultation.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Research Associate
$5,022.00 - $6,290.00 A
$3,377.00 - $3,837.00 A
$3,484.00 - $4,152.00 B
$4,177.00 - $5,230.00 C
# of Positions:
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, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation Services, Client Services Branch, Department of Justice Research Center.
  • Please disregard the Training and Development Assignment language below as the Department of Justice will not be considering this type of appointment for this position.
  • 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.
  • Qualified individuals may be eligible for relocation reimbursement if selected for this position.

  • For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at .

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check is required.
  • Clearly indicate JC – 98342 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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 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: Aisha Teamer JC 98342
Department of Justice
4949 Broadway, Room D-214
Sacramento, CA 95820

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Aisha E. Teamer JC 98342
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 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.
  • Other - Cover Letter-One page in length.
  • Statement of Qualifications - The Statement is a narrative discussion on a research project you previously worked on. Please describe your role, the activities you completed independently and as part of a group. Please describe the project purpose, the research methodology, summary of the statistics used and the project outcome. 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:

  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • 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 undertake multiple priorities/projects and execute each effectively.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice arrest life cycle.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience in research, survey, and analytical methods and techniques.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility, and demonstrate tact.
  • Ability to analyze written and numerical data regarding complex governmental problems.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate alternatives and be a creative problem solver.
  • Ability to consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a wide variety of subject-matter areas. Ability to design and implement research-related projects.
  • Ability to conduct statistical analysis using programs such as SPSS and/or SAS.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Aisha E. Teamer
(916) 210-5367

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
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.

Additional Application Item

  • Unofficial copy of Transcript- If using education to meet Minimum Qualifications.

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