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RESEARCH SCIENTIST III - Opt. 2A

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Oct 13, 2021
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Job Requisition ID:  7866

Agency:  Criminal Justice Information Authority  
Closing Date/Time:  10/27/2021 
Salary:  $5,326.00 - $7,964.00/ month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  3 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 Job Req # 7866

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100 or CMS100B Employment Application and all applicable documentation and should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below. Please be sure to read the "how to apply" to ensure that you submit the correct application.

 

Please list the Job Req Number - County - Position Title - Your Full Name  in the email subj line

(for example: Req#7866 - Cook - Research Scientist III - John Doe)

 

ICJIA responds to community needs with research and federal and state grants administration. ICJIA administers over 100 million dollars in grants, including the R3 (restore, reinvest, renew) grants (funded through the tax on legalized cannabis), state violence prevention grants, and federal grants including under the Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act. ICJIA convenes groups and collaborates on efforts to reform the criminal justice system. ICJIA leads criminal justice reform efforts by supporting policy makers through research.

Position Overview

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is seeking a motivated researcher to engage in large-scale criminal justice system research projects, both independently and as a team member. The successful candidate will become a member of the Research & Analysis Unit (R&A). R&A publishes high-level, timely data and information on its public Research Hub, informing policy makers, practitioners, and the public at large. R&A also plays a key role in numerous inter-agency groups devoted to improving justice system administration throughout Illinois.
As a member of R&A, the successful candidate will be assigned multiple projects. Potential roles include: (1) conducting formal evaluations of justice system programs funded by ICJIA’s Federal and State Grants Unit or of topical interest to Illinois justice system stakeholders, (2) leveraging useful information from data sets hosted by R&A, such as statewide arrest and incarceration records, (3) authoring reports and articles that inform stakeholders and recommend statewide justice system policies.
We invite qualified applicants to apply for the Research Scientist III position and help ICJIA in its role as statewide justice system advisors and architects of change.

Job Responsibilities

1. Plans and executes social science, public health, and behavioral health research studies,activities, and program evaluations of a complex, technical, and scientific nature to advanceknowledge and programming in areas such as criminology, victim studies, and violenceprevention in the state of Illinois.

2. Performs complex analysis of scientific and technical data.

3. Writes and disseminates scientific and technical reports.

4. Establishes and maintains work-related professional contacts with internal and external entitiesincluding researchers and other professionals such as university and community organizations.

5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the dutiesenumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Doctoral degree in behavioral science, mathematics, psychology, public health, public policy, sociology, criminal justice, criminology, statistics, or a related science and requires one year of professional research experience;

or

Requires a master’s degree in behavioral science, mathematics, psychology, public health, public policy, sociology, criminal justice, criminology, statistics, or a related science and requires three years of professional research experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.Requires thorough knowledge of scientific research methods.
2.Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
3.Requires ability to plan, perform, analyze, interpret and prepare reports on independent and originalscientific research.
4.Requires ability to use specialized statistical computer software (like SPSS, R), qualitative data software(like NVivo), survey software (like Qualtrics), and data visualization software (like Tableau) and software for working with large data sets (SQL, Python).
5.Requires ability to direct, train and maintain working relationships with other researchers, professionalsand various other agency staff.
6.Requires ability to deliver lectures or presentations to various professional and lay groups.
7.Requires general knowledge of Institutional Review Boards and the protection of human subjects of research.

Conditions of Employment

1.Requires proper documentation for approved work in the United States
2.Requires ability to travel/
3.Requires a valid and current driver’s license.
4.Requires ability to pass a background check.

Work Hours:  8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri  
Work Location: 300 W. Adams, Suite 200, IL 60606  

Chicago, IL 60606
Agency Contact: CJA.HRDepartment@illinois.gov or (312) 793-8550

 

Job Function:  Sciences and Natural Resources; Clerical and Administrative Support; Social Services  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100 or CMS100B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. See below to ensure that you submit the correct applciation. Please be sure to also submit a copy of your transcripts or diploma to verify your degree. 

 

Please list the Job Req Number - County - Position Title - Your Full Name  in the email subj line

(for example: Req#7866 - Cook - Research Scientist III - John Doe)

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application and your transcripts or diploma via email to: CJA.HRDepartment@illinois.gov

 

See below to ensure that you submit the correct applciation. Please be sure to also submit a copy of your transcripts or diploma to verify your degree. 

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 


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