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  • 513436
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Nov 28 2022 at 23:55 MST



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!


Job Location:


701 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Posting Details:

Salary: $51,625.00 - $92,573.00

Grade: 23

Closing Date: 11/28/2022

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a highly skilled leader to fill the role of Research Associate. This position is responsible for the quality and timeliness of all research activities, statistical data presentations and analysis, institutional population projections, analysis of proposed legislation, coordination of high-priority research studies with executive staff within the agency, as well as Legislators, Governor’s Office staff, etc.

Job Duties:

- Plans and coordinates resources to complete research projects
- Extracts, compiles and analyzes data as required to develop inmate population forecasts and works with a team to deliver various data-driven research products
- Creates statistical reports and prepares summaries and presentations of findings
- Confers with Administrators and other users in explaining/interpreting research findings and statistical information
- Provides progress reports
- Travels/drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Dealing with large data sets, general data processing and programming
- Criminal justice and correctional theories and practices
- Management and planning practices
- Principles and techniques of effective supervision
- Computers, databases and statistical software (Statistical Analysis System (SAS)/Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)/Structured Query Language (SQL)) and relational databases

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communication
- Research, planning, and compiling data into clear concise reports
- Organization and time management
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Problem-solving
- Customer service

Ability to:
- Establish priorities and meet deadlines and objectives
- Use equipment and personal resources
- Apply, interpret, and adhere to Federal and State Laws, and departmental policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
- Compile and analyze data and draw valid conclusions based on statistical inference
- Maintain confidentiality

Selective Preference(s):

- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Computer Science, or a related field
- Four (4) years of professional experience applied in data analysis and reporting
- Knowledge of enterprise-level data storage, and ability to write complex queries against large databases
- Advanced skills with Microsoft Office software (including Excel and Access)
- Supervision experience or demonstrated ability to teach how to use a relational database

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.