Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Associate Research Analyst

Recruitment #220509-6856AR-001

Introduction



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The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety and Public Protection (DESPP), is looking to hire an Associate Research Analyst in the Crimes Analysis Unit, located in Middletown.

POSITION DETAILS
The Crimes Analysis Unit responsibilities include and are comprised of a series of analytical and reporting programs which have been implemented by statute, contract, or upon request, to monitor a number of criminal statistics within the State of Connecticut for the state and federal government. Some of the programs the state mandates are the UCR Summary Program; NIBRS Program; Family Violence Reporting Program; Hate Crime Reporting Program; Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted Reporting, Gang Reporting and Missing Persons Reporting. The unit also supports those municipal agencies participating in the FBI‘s Use of Force Data Collection, which is a voluntary program. The unit also provides limited analytical support to the Connecticut State Police (CSP), including some Traffic Stop work and FOI’s.

The unit works closely with the Uniform Crime Reporting Unit within the Federal Bureau of Investigations Criminal Justice Information Services Training and Advisory Process unit and the Crime Statistics Management unit who keep us informed about new policies, procedures, FBI guidelines and changes. This is to ensure the best reporting possible of a reliable set of crime statistics. All agencies are required to report UCR data in the NIBRS format.

Key details:
  • Location: The job is located off of I91 at 1111 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT 06457.
  • Schedule: It is a 40 hour work week with an expected schedule from 8:00 to 4:30 which includes 30 minutes for lunch, and two 15 minute breaks. There is an ability to telework 50% of the time or 5 days in a 10 day period which must be agreed to with the Manager.
  • Travel: The individual will be required to travel to police departments throughout the state to train Law Enforcement officers and records staff in the collection and categorization of crime information for State and Federal purposes.
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

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Selection Plan

Candidates selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:
  • Current State Employees: Two (2) most recent performance evaluations, Cover Letter, and a completed CT-HR-13 form.
  • Non-State Employees: Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor, Cover letter, and a completed CT-HR-13 form.
Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks. Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation.

Any pending disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records are also considered in the selection process.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

Note:  At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board  (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at jake.ferrari@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the development and implementation of research projects.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs most complex duties in area of research design and implementation; develops and conducts formal research methodologies and procedures and analyzes and evaluates data; designs data collection forms and develops procedures; performs complex statistical analysis; prepares comprehensive narrative and statistical reports; may prepare special reports for agency officials in response to inquiries from legislature or the public; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of research methods and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles, concepts and methods of statistical analysis; knowledge of agency related policies and procedures as related to research; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to analyze data; ability to develop programs and use prepackaged computer programs to perform data analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of professional experience in research, data analysis or economics.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been conducting research at the level of Research Analyst.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in economics, statistics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a Bachelors or Master's Degree with concentration in criminal justice, marketing or economics.
  • Experience building and managing teams working with statistical and geographic information systems.
  • Experience working with large statistical data-sets that deliver detailed insights and trends utilizing Microsoft Excel, SQL or Power BI.
  • Experience writing white papers that provide analytical insights that turns data into information.
  • Experience supervising and leading teams in the analysis and reporting of statistics gathered from multiple organizations.
  • Experience speaking in front of small and large groups presenting information or providing training programs.
  • Experience writing grant applications for statistical research purposes.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.