Statistician

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This is a job posting from company – Medical College of Wisconsin

Employment TypeFull Time

Work Hours: 8

Salary: $20 To $30/An Hour

Location: Wisconsin, USA

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This position will be an employee of the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin but the work location will be at the Department of Corrections; Research and Policy Unit in Madison, WI. Under the general supervision of the Director, Research and Policy Unit, Office of the Secretary, this advanced level position performs complex research for the Department of Corrections (DOC). The Research and Policy Unit works with cross-divisional staff at the agency to provide statistical information on offender populations, program performance indicators, and policy impact analysis. This type of information may be requested or used by internal management staff, as it is fundamental to planning, evaluating and implementing operations that are effective and efficient.

The position is a technical expert responsible for independently designing, conducting and coordinating research and evaluation of department-wide policies, correctional programs, and initiatives. To carry out the responsibilities of the position, the incumbent applies advanced statistical analysis to large, complex data sets; uses statistical software packages for data manipulation; applies advanced research and evaluation theory, design and methodology; interprets results and prepares written and oral reports. The position performs statistical research that supports department-wide policy analysis, planning, and program evaluation in the context of promoting ongoing data-driven decision making at an organizational level. The position spends time researching or otherwise maintaining an awareness of best and emerging practices in the corrections and the criminal justice field in order to inform decision makers and facilitate adopting new or improving current policies, and practices throughout the department.

Typical analysis includes, but is not limited to: determining drivers of the prison population; assessing trends and patterns in admissions and releases to prison and community corrections supervision; analyzing rates of technical violations of supervision; assessing sentencing patterns as they relate to length of stay; and reporting recidivism rates.

The position provides high level consultation to executive management and policy makers, as well as serves as a department liaison with state or national academic or policy research institutes. While functioning independently as part of the DOC Research and Policy Unit, the position also works collaboratively with division-level budget staff and information technology staff to complete shared or non-routine tasks. This position shall comply with the Department’s administrative rules and the agency’s policies and procedures including those related to the Department’s overall Reentry philosophy of using evidence-based strategies, practices and programs which target an offenders individual criminological needs and risk level. This position will include monthly travel from Madison to Milwaukee to attend relevant meetings at the Comprehensive Injury Center and will also include occasional travel to other locations to attend conferences or other meetings.

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Position Requirements:

Education: Master’s Degree or PhD, or equivalent experience in a related field

Experience: At least 2 years of experience in the implementation and/or evaluation of research projects, which includes experience with advanced data analysis, and preparation and dissemination of research reports. Experience in public health or in criminal justice or corrections strongly preferred.

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

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