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Position Title: Research Specialist II (11754)
Position Number: 11754 Open Date: 8/1/2017
Department: School of Public Affairs Close Date:  
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Band: Coordinator/Analyst A
Work Hours per Week: 35-Exempt Position Type: Full-time Staff

This is a professional staff position that works on one or more sponsored projects and has the option of working on program development.  Responsibilities include assisting the project director(s) in developing strategic partnerships with national, state and local criminal justice organizations in order to promote the mission of the Justice Program Office (JPO); assisting in the development and implementation of criminal justice policies and practices to ensure the fair administration of justice; and helping to plan, deliver, and assess training and technical assistance services and research-practitioner projects to federal, state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies and units of government for American University-administered sponsored projects.       

This position is contingent upon external funding.    
Educational Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration or a related field or equivalent in education, training, and experience is required.  A Master’s degree in justice or public administration or a related field.    
Minimum Requirements:
  • Two to three years of experience working with a federal, state or local criminal justice system
  • Demonstrated by knowledge of state and local justice systems
  • Expertise in survey administration, data analysis and interpretation
  • Demonstrated ability using statistical software and database implementation
  • Knowledge and experience conducting surveys and analyzing results
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in project management, specifically the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, finding creative means of solving problems and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding writing and oral communication skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Ability to notice what needs to be done and develop a strategy for responding
Additional Information:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit statistical analysis sample with application.  

This position is externally funded. The continuation of this position is contingent on these funds being available.    

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
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