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Company:
NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Category:
Community Services >
Other

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Sydney
Australia

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Job Reference: 29180

  • Ongoing Full-Time and Temporary Full-Time up to 19 April 2024
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About us

 

The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the lead agency under the Stronger Communities Cluster. DCJ works to enable everyone's right to access justice and help for families through early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. Stronger Communities is focussed on achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities by providing services that are effective and responsive to community needs.  For the first time, the creation of DCJ and Stronger Communities provides an opportunity to focus on prevention and early intervention across both the social welfare and justice systems.

 

The Bureau is a statistical and research agency within the Department of Communities and Justice.

 

About the roles

 

The Senior Research Officer role conducts research into crime and the criminal justice system.

 

  • Evaluate the impact of programs on crime, criminal justice and re-offending.
  • Write research reports and briefing notes.
  • Present papers at seminars and conferences.
  • Provide technical advice to Departmental staff and staff from other agencies on research methodology.
  • Review research proposals and research papers by outside individuals and organisations.

 

We have one ongoing role for a quantitative researcher, and a temporary role to 19 April 2024 for a qualitative researcher.

 

 

Essential requirements of the role

 

Honours degree or equivalent in statistics, economics, epidemiology, psychology or another discipline with

a strong statistical component.

 

About you

 

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong capabilities in:

 

  • Being able to conduct research independently, within agreed research designs or frameworks and timeframes
  • Using contemporary research software relevant to the role (i.e. at least one of Stata, SAS, R, SPSS, and/or NVivo)
  • Presenting research findings in a range of formats including written reports and stakeholder presentations

 

Does this sound like you? Click here to download the role description.

 

Applying for the role

 

When applying you will need to:

 

Attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role as well as providing answers to the 2 pre-screening questions below:

 

  • Please describe a research project you have recently undertaken. What was the objective of the research, the method(s) you used, and the limitations of the approach? (300 words)

 

  • What are some of the challenges in evaluating government programs and policies, and how can they be overcome? (300 words)

 

 

Closing date:  Tuesday 28th September 2021 at 11:59pm.

 

For role enquiries please contact Sara Rahman at Sara.Rahman@justice.nsw.gov.au

 

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Erin-Beth Johns at Erin-Beth.Johns@justice.nsw.gov.au

 

IMPORTANT

To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

 

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

 

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact Erin-Beth Johns at Erin-Beth.Johns@justice.nsw.gov.au and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

 

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. 

 

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

 

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