Job Posting: Research Associate

Department of Justice

JC-98366
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Research Associate
RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

$5,255.00 - $6,578.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under general direction of the Staff Services Manager (SSM)  II, the incumbent will perform a wide range of advanced research and data-related tasks. The incumbent will provide data management and maintenance support for the Department's various research activities, and will develop, implement, maintain, and enhance database protocols. Additionally, the incumbent will conduct statistical analyses using the appropriate methodology, and will interpret, summarize, and clearly/concisely communicate findings to support scientific, programmatic, and policy decisions.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-98366
Position #(s):
420-736-5742-XXX
Working Title:
Research Associate
Classification:
RESEARCH PROGRAM SPECIALIST I
$5,255.00 - $6,578.00
# of Positions:
3
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 & 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 www.oag.ca.gov 

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check is required.
  • Clearly indicate JC – 98366 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 www.jobs.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: Aisha E. Teamer JC 98366
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 98366
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.jobs.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.
  • 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7B2829L


  • 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 conduct univariate and multivariate statistics.
  • Ability to conduct statistical analyses using software such as SPSS and/or SAS.
  • 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.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Aisha Teamer
(916) 210-5367
aisha.teamer@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