Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
47456 11 ST A3 N 656-11 04/13/2006
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04/13/2006 47456


DEFINITION: This is managerial and administrative work in directing and planning the research, statistics, and grant development programs for the Department of Corrections.

The employee in this job is responsible for directing professional staff in conducting advanced research, program analysis and auditing projects, and grant application development involving the development of theoretical concepts through the formulation of hypotheses, designing and conducting controlled research, data evaluations and analysis, and reporting and disseminating results. Controlled research involves studying basic issues and trends in rehabilitation effectiveness, corrections treatment and custody programs and processes, organization, and administration. Work includes historical, critical, empirical, and
experimental investigations in assessment and modification, regular and special education, learning theory, and casework processes. This position is instrumental in identifying assessment instruments, designing and assessing treatment programs, and developing rehabilitative programming and re-entry efforts which have a direct impact on reducing recidivism and public safety. The employee provides advice and guidance to the Secretary of Corrections and others on planning, policy and program development and analysis, research methodologies, and using data and research findings to form policy decisions.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Plans, directs, and administers activities that support department-wide program management in the areas of research and evaluation, program analysis and planning administration, and grant development.

Identifies and defines correctional problems and causes and directs the development of research models, instrumentation, procedures, and the collection and analysis of data.

Provides guidance, direction and supervision in the preparation of written materials describing the Department’s priorities for inclusion in the Department’s budget proposals.

Directs the development of the Department’s strategic planning process to include the merging of strategic assessment, treatment, and re-entry plans with an overall departmental plan.

Designs, directs, and reviews the analysis of proposed state and federal legislation and regulatory initiatives to identify policy issues and impacts on departmental operations.

Provides professional guidance, leadership, and coordination in the conduct of correctional research and investigations.

Confers with the Secretary of Corrections on planning, policy and program development, analysis, research methodologies, and the use of data and research findings to form policy decisions.

Directs the development and selection of data collection and evaluation instruments and procedures.

Directs the summarization of findings from research literature, including the potential impact on existing departmental policies and procedures.

Directs the evaluation of the Department’s programs against best practice standards and makes recommendations for improvement of programs based on findings.

Represents the Department on various internal and external committees charged with developing new or revising existing programs, criminal justice planning, and developing concepts for grant applications.

Directs the creation and maintenance of databases including recidivism, misconducts, drug testing, and community corrections data.

Directs the development of analytical reports on findings and trends in security data.

Prepares and delivers presentations on critical issues in criminal justice to a variety of audiences.

Oversees applications for grants for technical assistance, information technology or other needs.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

The employee in this job may participate in the performance of their subordinates work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of techniques used in policy analysis, program analysis and research, and planning.

Knowledge of project planning and organizational skills.

Knowledge of methodologies used in the collection, analysis, and presentation of statistical data.

Knowledge of the development and use of measuring instruments to design research models.

Knowledge of business processes as they relate to criminal justice programs.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision and program management.

Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work of staff engaged in the conduct of complex research projects and evaluation of research data.

Ability to manage projects by establishing clear goals and accountabilities.

Ability to analyze and evaluate programs and projects.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups with interests and objectives in the field of corrections.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Six years of professional experience in planning and research involving qualitative and quantitative statistical analysis, work measurement and research design and methodology, which includes three years of professional supervisory experience in statistical analysis, research design, and data interpretation; and a master’s degree in policy analysis, public administration, political science, government, criminology or sociology;


An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes three years of professional supervisory experience in statistical analysis, research design, and data interpretation.