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Research Supervisor

California Department of Justice
Sacramento County, California
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
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The Research Supervisor will provide supervision and direction to staff responsible for conducting research on data relating to general access issues relating to Department of Justice (DOJ) data, especially concerns with unauthorized access such as for immigration enforcement (AB 1747), and other related research projects and portfolios. They will also ensure statistical methods, hypothesis testing, and various analyses used are relevant, accurate, and communicates best practices and industry standards to research staff.

The Research Supervisor is responsible for the full range of oversight, administrative, and staff support functions for the Department Services Program (DSP) of the Department of Justice Research Center (DOJRC).

This is a research position is within the California Justice Information Services Division of the California Department of Justice. The position's working title and classification is Research Data Supervisor II.

To learn more about the Research Center, please visit

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Five years of professional data research-oriented experience equivalent to Research Data Supervisor. This experience must have included responsibility for the determination of research data gathering and reporting design and methodology of a complete research project.

- A Master's Degree in economics, mathematics, psychology, sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, statistics, data science or a related research-oriented field may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A doctoral degree in the same areas may be substituted for three years of the required experience.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience managing professional research staff.
  • Ability to conduct univariate and multivariate statistics
  • Ability to conduct statistical analyses using software such as SPSS, R, or STATA
  • Ability to perform literature reviews, legislation summaries, and legal research.
  • 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
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