Public Policy Data Analyst (Community Safety)

April 12, 2021
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type


The Job

This recruitment may close without notice when sufficient qualified applications are received.

The County of San Bernardino seeks an experienced Data Analyst to coordinate and perform critical data analysis to inform decision-making and policy creation for community based initiatives that will help improve public safety and guide implementation efforts for the County's Law and Justice Group.
This is a contract position offering a c ompetitive salary range of

$64,313.60 - $87,422.40 annually depending on qualifications with
bi-annual step increases of 2.5% up to Step 14.

Our retirement plan has reciprocity with CalPERS and '37 Act Plans.

The County also offers an alternative Modified Benefits Option that provides a
wage differential of 4% above the base salary rate with modified benefits.
Click HERE for details.

The County's Public Safety Departments, through the Law and Justice Group, actively utilize data-driven analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of public safety services and community-centered programs countywide. The Public Policy Data Analyst is assigned to the County Administrative Office-Finance and Administration, and will collect and analyze criminal justice related data in an effort to identify and understand problems and their causes critical to the well-being of the local community. This position fills a critical role that works to help develop and improve policies and programs in line with the Countywide Vision goals of improving community health and public safety.

Essential duties will include:

  • Designing, conducting and supporting complex research studies and program evaluations; determining appropriate statistical methods; testing and operationalizing hypothesis regarding system issues
  • Data mining from disparate systems and integrating to a central database format to generate ongoing reports or conduct inquiries and studies
  • Assisting in the development of baselines and indicators for ongoing management and continuous improvement in public safety services throughout the County
  • Collaborating with County departments, officials, community leaders and other agencies to obtain data; working closely with research consultants to hone down data requests and analysis and convey results
  • Analyzing and interpreting data, identifying findings and presenting them in visual and narrative formats that are understandable to practitioners
  • Handling and accessing confidential information and protecting the confidentiality of data shared across the justice system

The Public Policy Data Analyst is a contract position serving at the pleasure of the appointing authority; the incumbent will not attain regular status as a County employee.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, criminal justice, social science, business/public administration, or other quantitative field that included coursework in statistical methodology, research design or data/statistical analysis.

Experience: T wo years of progressively responsible administrative, professional, investigative, or technical experience with statistical analysis, research design, data collection, combining and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data sets, and refining analysis to both policy audiences and practitioners.

Applicants with an equivalent combination of education and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a Master's degree in a qualifying field and have experience collecting and analyzing data across different data systems and working collaboratively with justice system practitioners and policy leaders across various justice system agencies. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be skilled in SQL, MS Excel and Access, STATA/SPSS/SAS/R, as well as data visualization tools to make data compelling and actionable. Graduate research students are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

Application Procedure : To receive priority consideration for this excellent opportunity, qualified candidates are invited to complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by Monday, April 26 , 2021 .

Applications received after this date will be processed as needed; recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the appointing authority for further consideration.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records.

If you require technical assistance , please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the computer or browser used to submit the application.

For additional information contact:
Silvia Zayas, Sr. Human Resources Analyst

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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