Research and Analysis
Sydney Region / Sydney City
As of 1 July 2019, the Department of Family & Community Services and Department of Justice have merged to become the Department of Community and Justice. The Departments already share a common purpose across many areas of their work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.
Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.
The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research is a statistical and research agency within the Department of Communities and Justice whose role it is to identify factors that affect the distribution and frequency of crime and the effectiveness, efficiency or equity of the NSW criminal justice system. It was established in 1969.
About the role
The Senior Research Officer is responsible for producing high quality and timely research on crime and criminal justice issues, and for evaluating complex and sensitive programs and policies. The Senior Research Officer prepares research reports, presents at seminars and conferences, and provides technical advice to Departmental staff and staff from other agencies on research methodology.
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To be eligible to apply you will possess an honours degree or equivalent in statistics, economics, epidemiology, psychology or another discipline with a strong statistical component. To be successful in this role you should be able to produce high quality research within strict timelines, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and be able to communicate complex statistical analyses to non-technical audiences.
Applying for the role
To apply for this role please submit an application online via www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and attach an up-to-date resume (max 5 pages) along with a cover letter (max 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and focus capabilities of this role.
Contact: Suzanne Poynton, Ph: (02) 8346 1535 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 29 September 2019 (11.59pm)
A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months
The Department of Communities & Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.