Research Analyst Position

Key Responsibilities:
The TNDAGC is seeking an experienced candidate to fill the position of Research Analyst. This position will be primarily responsible for assisting with the research and communications needs of the office. This will include researching, interpreting, and organizing critical information relating to policies, programs and trends concerning criminal justice, and preparing this information for distribution to the General Assembly, other government entities, and the public. The ideal candidate will be creative, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and have enthusiasm for data collection and analysis. Knowledge of the criminal justice system, self-motivation, flexibility, organizational skills, and initiative for self-improvement are highly valued.

Minimum Qualifications:
A qualified candidate should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the social or behavioral sciences, communications, business, business administration, public policy, or criminal justice. In addition, two years of experience performing research and preparing reports of findings is preferred. Extensive experience in related fields may qualify a candidate with an associate degree. A qualified candidate should be highly motivated, innovative, and able take direction and work toward established goals.

Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, such as lifting or carrying files or materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Minimal travel is anticipated but may be occasionally required. The salary for an employee beginning at entry level, with minimum experience and education, is $4,200.00 monthly. This position reports directly to the Research and Public Affairs Manager.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude similar work that is related; other duties may be required and assigned by the Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director.

Communications:

  • Assist with the design, planning, and implementation of public education and crime victim engagement efforts.
  • Create infographics, reports, one-pagers and presentations for legislators, other criminal justice stakeholders, and the public.
  • Help monitor and create content for the Conference's social media accounts, newsletter, and website.

Research:

  • Research statistical data, including data collected by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Department of Correction, the U. S. Department of Justice, and other credible agencies.
  • Research reports, databases, and news outlets with information regarding crime, sentencing, prosecution, and public safety.
  • Collect and analyze criminal justice data as it relates to geography and demographics.
  • Assist with legislative research and bill tracking.
  • Efficient use of computer databases, electronic spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and word processing to manipulate, analyze, and present data.

 

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