LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTSJob DescriptionEstablished by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country’s single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, nonprofit legal aid organizations with nearly 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC’s mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Data Governance and Analysis, or his or her designee, the Research Analyst will have responsibility for gathering, modeling, analyzing, and fact-checking grantee data in support of LSC goals. The Research Analyst reviews, assesses, verifies, and evaluates program data and makes policy and procedure recommendations to improve data quality and integrity. The position will also assist in other LSC initiatives and other related job duties as assigned. This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 135. There are two vacancies available for Research Analyst II and one vacancy for Research Analyst IIIPRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Gathers, models, analyzes, and fact-checks large amounts of data with the goal of highlighting useful information, identifying trends and conclusions, and supporting decision making.2. Develops and communicates technical and research findings, orally and through written analysis and graphic presentations.3. Identifies potential issues in how data is captured, manipulated, and stored that have an impact on the quality and usability of the data.4. Conducts periodic system and information reviews to ensure data integrity.5. Works closely with senior research analysts and is able to anticipate the need for analysis and information and produce it.6. Assists in the formulation of research ideas.7. Supports the ability of LSC staff to identify and use data to enhance grantee oversight and respond to individual staff inquiries.8. Performs research and provides data and analyses on LSC funding and policy–related issues, including census adjustments, migrant funding, and periodic surveys of grantees.9. Conducts research and analysis to support and inform the work carried out by the Office of Government Relations and Public Affairs for LSC management, LSC’s Board of Directors, Congress, LSC grantees, and other stakeholders.10. Builds collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.11. Work directly with the Director and/or his or her designee on special projects.12. Performs other related duties as assigned.COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:General:Must demonstrate initiative and be an effective problem-solver; excellent customer-service focus; strong and effective organizational and time-management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to craft clear written and graphic products; ability to communicate effectively with broad and diverse audiences – including staff, grantees, and applicants; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors work to ensure quality; unimpeachable integrity and personal ethics; ability to systematically organize and catalog data and information; adaptable and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and adjust to shifting and changing priorities under tight deadlines; attention to detail; maintains a high level of productivity; works well independently and with others as a team member; makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; influences, motivates, and challenges others; understands LSC’s mission, functions, and operations; identifies and understands trends that affect access to legal services for low-income persons.Technical/Specialized:A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience related to quantitative and qualitative data analysis for Research Analyst II and a minimum of six (6) years for Research Analyst III; a Master’s Degree is preferred. Strong quantitative, qualitative, and analytic skills. Strong problem-solving skills. Experience with conducting trend analysis on large data sets; experience with designing and implementing surveys; a demonstrated understanding of quantitative research methods and experience applying quantitative methods; as well as familiarity with Bureau of the Census datasets and statistical applications. Substantial knowledge of SQL, GIS, and the creation of interactive maps, charts and infographics. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word and familiarity with tools like Tableau, SPSS, R.SALARY AND BENEFITS:Salary:Research II – $62,575Research III – $76,440Excellent benefits package.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Submit a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Please apply directly on our website at: www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/careersQuestions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.orgNote: Electronic applications are preferred. If applying by email, please include the job title in the subject line. If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1571.DIVERSITY STATEMENT:LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.
September 25, 2015
Jobs at START
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring a postdoctoral researcher (University Rank: Postdoctoral Associate) to work at START’s headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park. This is a full-time position, with an initial term of one year (starting in September 2015), with continued employment contingent on new projects being awarded.
START supports the social science research efforts of an international network of scholars committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world. The GIS Team supports this research through geospatial tools and analysis. The successful candidate must possess a solid understanding the principles and practices of planning, developing, managing, and implementing GIS-related research projects. The position will focus on web-GIS, algorithms and programming, and the use of big data. The candidate will collaborate with the GIS Senior Researcher on grant-funded GIS projects related to cutting-edge geospatial research directed toward counterterrorism and national security. Focus will be on working with junior staff to teach web-GIS, publishing START GIS research, and overseeing grant-funded research. The position will be approximately 80% research, 20% educational enrichment of junior staff/interns.
Projects focus on:
- Web-based GIS
- Geospatial analysis
- Network analysis/graph theory
- Algorithms and programming
- Quantitative data collection and analysis, including both basic and advanced statistics
- The design, modeling and development of relational data models.
- Database compilation
- Ph.D. or ABD in relevant discipline (Geography, Geoinformatics, Computational Social Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.)
- Research experience related to and utilizing web GIS and ESRI suite.
- Ability to designs, construct, test, and implement GIS models using model builder and/or python.
- Ability to review requests for scope of work and proposals
- Flexibility to switch topic areas and tasking as projects require
- U.S. Person (citizen or permanent resident) status required
- Experience with various programming languages (C++, Java, Javscript, C#, Visual Basic.NET, Python, HTML5, CSS)
- Experience with visualization of complex data
- Advanced experience with R statistical package and geospatial packages
- Experience with open-source GIS software and applications (i.e. QGIS, PostGIS, Postgresql)
- Substantive research related to terrorism studies
- Superior writing and presentation abilities
- Scholarly work (articles, books, etc.) and presentations on project-relevant topics
- Research experience in a professional environment
- Previous budgeting or contracting experience
The annual salary for this position will be in the range of $60,000 to $65,000 (depending on education and experience), plus full University of Maryland benefits (as explained at http://www.uhr.umd.edu/documents/new_hire_overview_exempt-faculty_rev_112508.pdf). The person selected for this position will work on site at START’s headquarters on campus at the University of Maryland, College Park, and will report directly to START’s GIS Senior Researcher.
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by September 25, 2015 for best consideration.
Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, 2-page writing sample and three references to Josh House at email@example.com with “GIS Post Doc” as the subject line.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.