SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER **Job expires on July 18th, 2020**

SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER **Job expires on July 18th, 2020**

14200 Green Timbers Way Mail Stop 408/409
Posted 2 weeks ago

**Job expires on July 18th, 2020** Applications after this date will be unanswered. Thank you for your applications.

Working within the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – BC (CFSEU-BC), the Organized Crime Agency of BC (OCABC) is recruiting a hard working, self-motivated candidate. Reporting to the Manager of the Strategic Research Office, the Senior Research Officer will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out advanced quantitative and qualitative research on a wide range of organized crime and gang studies; applying strong research principles and practices to both team and independent operational research projects; deploying multidisciplinary approaches to analyze large volumes of information from diverse sources to inform and contextualize decision making; producing accurate and timely performance metrics to support program evaluation;
  • Developing research designs appropriate for answering applied research questions; accessing restricted and open data sources, and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of collection methods and tools;
  • Performing in-depth multivariate statistical analyses of structured/unstructured all source data, with a focus on knowledge discovery for predictive rather than purely descriptive purposes; carrying-out cost-benefit, cost- effectiveness, and social return on investment analyses in support of multi-audience reporting of comprehensive and authoritative information about the CFSEU-BC’s internal and external environment;
  • Adding insight to gang crime, while evaluating the underlying causes and social determinants of this behaviour; reviewing operational policing and policy issues while summarizing, describing, and explaining them through applied research; conducting action and long-range research on pressing issues to help measure the impact of organized crime more accurately to senior management and other stakeholders;
  • Providing regular and ad hoc briefings and reports to various stakeholders on research findings; presenting findings by communicating complex ideas using oral briefings, written reports, and data visualization for senior police and non-police audiences; ability to mentor junior Strategic Research Office staff as required; and
  • Working in partnership with other law enforcement, government officials, and external researchers during the course of strategic research to recommend full-spectrum strategies (education, prevention, intervention, enforcement) which reduce gang activity and increase public trust and confidence in the CFSEU-BC program.

CFSEU-BC is looking for a strong team player with a positive attitude with the following qualifications:

  • Completion of a Graduate Degree (M.A. or Ph.D.) in the social sciences; a combination of significant operational experience (10+ years) and current enrollment in a Graduate Degree Program will be considered
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience, preferably in a public safety environment
  • Significant experience using IBM’s Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS); ArcGIS and ArcPro; R (forstatistical computing); UCINET; and other analytical systems
  • Significant specialized training and experience in such areas as: data mining and manipulation; designing,standardizing, and aggregating “big data” sets; descriptive and inferential statistical techniques; describingrelationships between variables; running syntax commands; as well as predictive modeling and simulation
  • Significant experience in writing a range of products such as briefing notes, performance reports, discussion papers,research reports, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses
  • Demonstrate advanced statistical literacy with the ability to critically analyze an issue using evidence, and translatethese findings into operational and policy decision making
  • Significant experience in presenting research for national and international audiences
  • Produced research which has appeared in scholarly journals or scientific papers is an asset
  • Awareness of the gang landscape in British Columbia is an asset

Ability to obtain and maintain an RCMP Top Secret police security clearanceQualified applicants can submit a cover letter & resume to: by July 18th, 2020. Hourly Rate (up to 37.5 hours per week): $79,705.95 – $82,736.79 – $90,805.57  (Salary under review)

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14200 Green Timbers Way
Surrey, BC V3T 6P3