Website Illinois State Police
ICJIA is looking for an entry-level data scientist with interest in criminal justice and public policy. You will use your skills to develop unique approaches to data analysis and visualization while working among a diverse team of fellow data scientists and social science researchers. Your work will bring increased transparency and availability of state criminal justice data to the public. You will also have the opportunity to work with policymakers, police leaders, practitioners, and communities to actively change how such data is utilized and visualized in the state
- Collaborates with research staff on project design and development.
- Investigates various methods of measuring community populations, such as through census data, traffic flow data, traffic crash data, and other available datasets.
- Conducts presentations on project findings and/or writes related scholarly research articles.
- Performs data analyses and visualizations using standard statistical and visualization computer software
- Maintains professional relationships with internal and external partners.
- Develops unique approaches for the measurement and analysis of traffic stop data, including relevant benchmarking methods for racial profiling.
- Performs other duties as required which are reasonably within the scope of the work described above.
- Ability to communicate technical data findings in a manner accessible to lay persons.
- Requires proficiency using Tableau or equivalent visualization software (e.g., Microsoft Power BI).
- Requires a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, computer science, data science, information science, library science, mathematics, psychology, public health, public policy, sociology, economics, criminal justice, statistics or related science.
- Requires at least one year of professional experience conducting research projects analyzing data and summarizing findings. Experience may include any applied work, such as research assistantships or internships.
- Requires the ability to utilize Microsoft software, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
- Requires experience using statistics or quantitative research methods, as well as experience with specialized statistical software such as R, Stata, SPSS, or SAS.
- Prefers one year of exhibiting excellent verbal and written communication skills in a work or academic environment.
- Prefers one year of professional or academic experience working with large data sets and conducting advanced quantitative analyses
- Prefers completion of, or enrollment in, a Master’s degree in behavioral science, computer science, data science, information science, library science, mathematics, psychology, public health, public policy, sociology, economics, criminal justice, statistics or related science.
Company: Illinois State Police
Vacancy Type: Part Time
Job Functions: Information Technology
Job Location: Chicago, IL, US
Application Deadline: N/A