State Of Wisconsin Madison , WI 53706
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision of the Director of Research and Judicial Statistics, this position will include the following tasks: (1) Conduct analyses on the structure and functioning of the Wisconsin justice system and its component parts and programs; (2) Respond to inquiries and requests for information from Judiciary and court personnel, legislators, state and local government agencies, interest groups/organizations, academic institutions, and others; (3) Provide research assistance to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Director of State Courts and other related work groups by collecting data, quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing data, and disseminating information through reports, briefs, and articles; (4) Work with the Department of Justice and other government agencies to maintain relationships and participate in ongoing criminal justice research initiatives. (5) Stay informed of state and federal law changes and understand their impact on the states criminal justice system.
Qualified candidates will possess: (1) Bachelors degree in Criminology, Sociology or other Social Science or Public Policy field or the equivalent education and experience. (2) Comprehensive experience conducting social science research and using Microsoft Excel and statistical research tools such as Stata, SPSS, R, or Tableau; (3) Experience in presenting information in oral and written formats using presentation software; (4) Experience in the use of common research methodologies for gathering and verifying data and information from various sources; (5) Excellent knowledge of theories of criminology or sociology through coursework or applied work experience; (6) Ability to summarize arguments for a broad audience, using accurate references.
Well-qualified candidates will have: (7) Advanced degree in social science, public policy, economics, statistics or related field; (8) experience using SQL or other database tools. The position may be filled at the Research Analyst or Research Analyst-Senior level, depending on qualifications and experience.