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RESEARCH STATISTICIAN II

Organizational Development Analyst

Recruitment #17-000631-0001

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Juvenile Services

Office of Research and Evaluation

One Center Plaza

120 W. Fayette St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as a master level researcher/evaluator within the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) Office of Research and Evaluation. Additionally the position is responsible for designing studies to address organizational concerns within DJS, developing and presenting reports and assisting with program evaluation.

POSITION DUTIES

This Research Statistician II/Organizational Development Analyst position functions as a master level researcher/evaluator within the DJS Office of Research and Evaluation. The position is responsible for participating in the implementation and reporting of: 1)data analyses that respond to questions posed by the Department, the Governor and the Legislature regarding who is being served, services provided and youth outcomes; 2) program evaluations of DJS interventions; 3) research projects undertaken by the Department. This position collaborates with other DJS staff, staff from other youth serving agencies, and/or universities in these activities. This includes keeping current on best practices in juvenile services interventions and evaluation and research methods applicable to the position.     This position will be responsible for designing studies to address organizational concerns within DJS regarding change management, team building, leadership; and developing and presenting reports, and assisting with program evaluation.  The highly preferred candidate will possess research experience in combination with organizational development backgrounds and education.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum of nine semester hours, or the equivalent, of graduate coursework in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics or measurement theory.

Experience: One year of post-master’s experience in statistical research.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Statistician classifications or Statistician and Intelligence Officer  specialty codes in the Statistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• One year experience in organizational research

•A Master’s degree in I/O Psychology, Organizational Development or a related field 

•Demonstrated ability to employ research and analytical thinking skills

• Knowledge of organizational development principles (Exs.; change management, leadership, team building, etc.) 

• Ability to design studies (Identify, gather, and analyze data appropriate to topic being studied)

• Demonstrated ability to interpret and understand implications of data analyses and possess the ability to make clear recommendation based on findings

 •Determine appropriate metrics and measures that will help measure progress, reinforce policy, and make adjustments to standing procedures

• Experience working in Excel including pivot tables and charts 

• Experience developing PowerPoint presentations

• Open to gaining new skills that support our dynamic objectives

 Please be sure to address the questions on the Supplemental Questionnaire that you access via the link at the bottom of the bulletin. 

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related experience and education and include either a copy of your transcript or list your relevant coursework in the Classes Relevant to the Job section. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. 

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.   Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

  OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

  One Center Plaza

  120 W. Fayette St.

  Baltimore, MD 21201

  Attention:  Linda Padgett 

  Fax number 410-333-4188

  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.ohr@maryland.gov   Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.