THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY
Our Mission - Engaged employees working together to safeguard lives and to provide diverse public safety services to local communities.
Our Vision - Creating safer and more resilient communities across Colorado.
Our Core Values – Unity, Honor, Service
Visit our website to learn more about the work we do to keep Colorado safe!
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) consists of five Divisions: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC), and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The Executive Director's Office (EDO) provides administrative and management services to the operating divisions of the department. This includes the Executive Director and Deputy Director; and the staff in the Financial Services Section; Human Resources; the Planning and Resource Development Unit; Logistics Services; Compliance and Professional Standards; and also includes the School Safety Resource Center; and the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) unit.
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) provides services to crime victims, conducts criminal justice research and analysis, and supports the management of offenders. The DCJ's range of statutory charges includes technical assistance, grants management, data collection and reporting, victim assistance, the creation of standards for community corrections, sex offender management, and domestic violence offender management. The Offices described below carry-out DCJ's multi-faceted responsibilities:
Office of Community Corrections - allocates state funding for community corrections facilities to local boards, audits providers to ensure compliance with standards, and provides technical assistance on the implementation of evidence-based practices in community corrections.
Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance - administers several major federal funding programs, including Justice Assistance Grants, the Juvenile Justice Formula Grant, and the John R. Justice Program, and operates the State Juvenile Diversion Program in conjunction with local prosecutors.
Office of Research and Statistics - serves as Colorado's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) and, as such, collects and disseminates crime-related data for planning and enhancing the quality of Colorado's criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Office of Victims Programs - administers four separate federal grant programs and the State Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement grant program, develops and implements public policy and standards, reviews and resolves victim complaints about non-compliance with the Victim Rights Act, and provides staff support to the state Human Trafficking Council.
Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management - administers the Sex Offender Management Board and the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board, which develop and implement standards for the treatment of offenders and provide training for service providers.
Office of Evidence Based Practices for Capacity - increases the efficacy of professionals who work with offender populations by providing education, skill-building, and consultation about evidence-based practices and implementation science to criminal justice agencies.
WHY JOIN US
Our employees are proud of their work and believe their work is important and valued by the public.
Our supervisors do a great job managing employees, providing clear expectations, treating employees with respect and providing timely feedback.
We value a high work-life balance.
CDPS is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity of backgrounds and ideas.
In addition to rewarding meaningful work, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes:
Excellent work-life programs, training, and professional development opportunities;
Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
Medical and dental options (for permanent employees and their dependents).
Short and optional long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave.
Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) available in every region of the state.
Subsidized RTD FlexPass and free parking at most work locations.
Reduced college tuition (CSU Global, DeVry University, University of the Rockies)
CDPS Tuition Reimbursement Program.
Life insurance that includes legal resources and discounts.
For a complete review of the benefits we offer, please click on this link.
Description of Job
Position serves as a fully-operational statistical analyst in the Office of Research and Statistics. Develops and merges large data sets with multiple identifiers, and addresses complex issues related to missing data and privacy concerns. This work involves drafting study designs, collecting and analyzing data, and drafting research reports and briefs. Excellent writing skills are required.
The position has expertise in various computer packages including MS Access, Excel, R, and Tableau. This position has advanced knowledge of, and uses, R to conduct analyses that address policy and research questions. Experience with a business intelligence tool, such as Tableau, is helpful.
The position works with both public and private forensic toxicology laboratories to obtain results from blood and breath tests taken as evidence in DUI cases. Requires the ability to work with forensic scientists to understand some of the intricacies of drug testing results.
Position works with ORS personnel to acquire impaired driving citation and court outcome data. This data will then be matched with results obtained from toxicology labs. This position works with assessment data obtained from the Office of Behavioral Health that will be matched with other data sets to determine prior impaired driving conduct, treatment needs, and demographic information.
Position organizes and maintains the file repository on the department network, identifies potential technical and data quality problems, and manually enters data received that does not conform to the specified format. Develop and maintain documentation regarding lab and court system reporting requirements. Export data from MS Access for analysis in R. Manual matching of toxicology to filing data will be required for some cases. Position ensures that the data from forensic toxicology labs meets the statistical principles of integrity and validity. Position analyzes these data and drafts reports in response to legislative mandates.
Recommends sampling techniques, database alternatives, analysis alternatives and, when necessary, organizes research activities in the field. Position drafts protocols for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval when required. Position may be responsible for program evaluations that include the collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, and addresses a variety of criminal justice topics as directed in legislation or research contracts.
Position will write reports and short briefs to fulfill the requirements of HB 17-1315 and other research needs as necessary. It will also require the ability to do occasional presentations based on the data to different audiences.
Position provides research support to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, providing technical expertise along with research recommendations and overall Commission guidance and direction.
Position will review the published scientific literature as it relates to topics of interest, write literature reviews, and will assist in writing research grant applications.
The position negotiates as an official representative of the ORS and DCJ to obtain data from other criminal justice entities.
Position will work closely with other members of the ORS research team, helping them with their projects, reviewing their data collection instruments and analysis plans, and will review draft research reports.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in criminal justice, social sciences, statistics, statistical analysis, mathematics, economics, demography, public health, biology, research design and methodology or in a field that includes at least 6 credit hours of statistics coursework.
Two years of professional experience in statistical analysis. Experience must include working with complex databases, quantitative analysis, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, database managers and statistical packages, R, MS Access and Excel. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Professional statistical analysis experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. An advanced degree in the fields listed above may also substitute for the bachelor's degree and one year of experience.
Graduate degree in criminal justice, criminology, public health, social sciences, statistics, biology, mathematics, or economics,
Experience collaborating with other criminal justice agencies.
Strong skills in Excel, SQL based models that involve SQL programming.
SQL programming skills including data handling, statistical and/or econometric modeling, including regression analysis.
Industry experience in quantitative modeling.
Skills in Tableau or similar data blending and reporting tools.
Ability to interpret data trends and variation related to targets and measures.
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills;
Ability to achieve in-depth, expert level understanding of assigned areas of research;
Inherent inquisitiveness, with a demonstrated ability to work independently;
Creative and innovate thinker, especially regarding data analysis and presentation.
Strong proficiency in Excel, R, and Access
Rich experience in statistical analysis and forecasting;
Ability to research, compile, and comprehensively understand appropriate sources of data from various sources for analysis;
Experience developing and directing complex statistical programs.
Writing and Communication Skills
Strong writing skills required, especially with an ability to express complex ideas clearly and concisely;
Effective communication skills, in both one-on-one and group environments.
Excellent collaborative and negotiation skills..
Strong communication and relationship skills.
A copy of your college/university transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)
Conditions of Employment:
Must have a valid Colorado Driver's License.
This position maybe required to travel in state for meetings.
Requires successful completion of a background investigation that will include a polygraph and fingerprinting.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb. A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact CDPS Human Resources at 303-239-4427 or CDPS_HR@state.co.us at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
APPLICATION CHECKLIST AND RECRUITMENT TIMELINE INFORMATION
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
A complete State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement).
A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application).
A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation
A cover Letter.
Applications are considered complete and accurate at the time of submission. Therefore, additional information may not be solicited or accepted after your application has been received.
All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
If you are a military veteran you must submit a copy of your DD214 at the time of application so we can determine if you are eligible for veteran's preference points.