New job ACPS Research and Evaluation Specialist in Alberta
ACPS Research and Evaluation Specialist
Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,607 - $7,350 a month
Location : Alberta
Job Requisition ID: 13870
Ministry: Justice & Solicitor General
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: July 26, 2021
Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4
The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) is responsible for the conduct of prosecutions brought forward pursuant to the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statute offences. The ACPS strives for just and timely outcomes for accused persons, victims and the general public. Residing within the large Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General, the ACPS promotes safe communities by vigorously prosecuting cases involving serious and violent crime and works with individuals and organizations in the community to identify and implement improved and alternative approaches to the administration of criminal justice. In addition, the ACPS develops criminal law policy for the province and supports criminal law consultation with other levels of government.
The Operations and Strategic Support Office (OSSO) coordinates and collaborates across the Division, the Ministry, and beyond to ensure prosecutors always have their best day in court, and that the prosecution service as a whole remains sustainable and is strategically positioned to provide just and timely outcomes to Albertans through fair, fearless, and effective prosecutions.
Reporting to the Director, Strategy and Innovation, within OSSO, the Research and Evaluation Specialist conducts research and implements strategic and operational initiatives that are critical to developing a responsive and sustainable prosecution service, continually improving services and building the division’s capacity to engage in criminal justice research.
Working in a technical and complex environment to support the ACPS mandate, the Research and Evaluation Specialist provides expert research services and specialized operational analysis. This crucial position also provides advice, leadership, coordination, development, facilitation, and knowledge/skill transfer to internal and external teams, individuals, departments, organizations, and institutions involved with ACPS research issues, operational initiatives, and legislation impact analysis. These initiatives may occur within the ministry, across the GOA, and external to government. In addition to the ACPS, the Research and Evaluation Specialist provides in-depth knowledge, expert advice, and specialized services to Resolution and Court Administration Services (RCAS), Corporate Services, Public Security, Correctional Services, JSG Communications, and Legal Services. The ACPS Research and Evaluation Specialist also collaborates with Alberta Human Services, law enforcement agencies, the federal Department of Justice, and other public and private post-secondary institutions and organizations, including the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS).
The expert work of this position results in effective and informed decision making in support of:
- Departmental priorities that relate to criminal justice system strategies and activities
- Court findings regarding the substantive elements of the principles of fundamental justice.
- Statistical Analysis and Research Services – Develop and lead all phases of research projects, including using advanced analytics to make predictions about unknown future events, for systems partners in order to ensure efficient and sustainable programs, initiatives, and activities.
- Develop and/or provide expert input on business analytics scenario models for analyzing changing policies, guidelines, and legislation and their impact on both systems partners and the criminal justice system as a whole.
- Develop and/or provide expert input on changes to business architecture to support a responsive and sustainable prosecution service and criminal justice system overall.
- Develop and complete research projects, position papers and reports to internal and external stakeholders and systems partners to ensure a collaborative, balanced, adaptable, approach to the criminal justice system.
- Ensure an effective and efficient prosecution service through the creation, monitoring, and reporting of meaningful performance expectations.
- Represent the Unit, Branch, Division, or Department on research related committees.
- Act in consultative capacity coordinating with ministry partners and external stakeholders.
The successful candidate will have:
- Expert technical skills to solve complex problems and explore what problems need to be solved.
- Well-developed understanding of issues, trends, and developments in applied research in the provincial, inter-provincial, and international context.
- Strong ability to translate operational needs into meaningful and appropriate research queries, including the design and manipulation of large and complex databases.
A university degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent. A Master’s degree in the related field is required.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible related experience is a requirement.
A cover letter outlining how your experience relates to the qualifications of the role is required.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
- Expert knowledge, understanding, and application of applied research skills.
- Comprehensive understanding of issues, trends, and developments in applied research in the provincial, inter-provincial, and international context.
- In-depth knowledge, understanding, and application of data analysis techniques, both qualitative and quantitative.
- High degree of computer literacy (e.g. SAS, R, Microsoft Office products, Opinio). Experience with the various (IMT) systems the Ministry uses is an asset.
Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:
In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:
- Agility: Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.
- Drive for Results: Sets goals and prioritizes work to accomplish them. Follows through on duties and tasks and reports on progress.
- Develop Self and Others: A commitment to lifelong learning, and the desire to invest in the development of the long-term capability of yourself and others.
- Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.
- Develop Networks: Proactively building networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
- Systems Thinking: Understands how work contributes to the achievement of departmental goals. Anticipates changes in own area based on activities in other areas,
- Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
$2,803.40 to $3,674.86 bi-weekly ($73,168 - $95,913/year).
There is one (1) permanent opportunity available.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
The Hours of Work are Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week.
The Alberta Public Service is a great place to work!
- Comprehensive benefits plan:
- Pension plan:
- Professional learning and development
- Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
- Accessible career consulting services
Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent, temporary, full time and part time vacancies.
How To Apply
Please DO NOT email your application as you are required to apply online.
To apply online, you will be required to have an online account:
Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
Tips for Applicants:
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Chantal Nguyen via email: Chantal.Nguyen@gov.ab.ca