Research Officer

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Research
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ9080
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: 31 December 2019
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Position Description DJ9080 Research Officer.doc (Word, 857KB)

Contact: Jacqueline Woerner on (03) 8684 1828

Position Details

About Us

The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) is a business unit within the Department of Justice and Regulation, with responsibility for the publication of crime statistics independent of Victoria Police, to assist law enforcement policy and improve public access to data. The CSA also conducts in-depth research, evaluation and analysis to inform the public about crime trends and support justice policy and planning.

About the Role

As our Research Officer, you will work within the Research and Evaluation team of the CSA. The Research and Evaluation team undertakes added value research and evaluation to inform key stakeholders and the community about key issues in crime and justice. In this role you will conduct analysis, research and evaluation of crime statistics and trends. Your responsibilities will include: planning and conducting high quality quantitative research projects, providing support to the Senior Evaluation Officer, liaising with key stakeholders, and promoting and presenting research conducted by the CSA at workshops and conferences.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will:

  • have experience in planning and conducting research projects and inferential statistical analyses
  • have experience in the interpretation, presentation and communication of quantitative data and research methodologies
  • advanced computer skills - including Excel
  • strong communication skills

Highly desirable criteria for this role includes:

  • experience in the use of SAS or similar analysis packages
  • qualifications involving a significant component of personal research and empirical, quantitative social science methods

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

 Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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