Institute for Intergovernmental Research
  • 21-Dec-2018 to 20-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Competitive
  • Salary
  • Full Time


FLSA Status:  Nonexempt

Position Description

In addition to several other national justice programs and projects, IIR's Criminal Justice Initiatives (CJI) team proudly supports the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Public Safety Partnership (PSP).  PSP provides an innovative framework for DOJ to enhance its support of state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the investigation, prosecution, and deterrence of violent crime, especially crime related to gun violence, gangs, and drug trafficking. This approach serves as a platform for DOJ to directly engage with cities to identify and prioritize resources that will help local communities address their violent crime crises.  For more information, visit

The research associate for the Criminal Justice Initiatives program assists with logistical and operational support to many areas of engagement in support of business functions. 


  • Provide research to assist teams through collaboration, problem solving, and decision making to improve business operations
  • Conduct directed research, issue identification, and formulation of recommended solutions
  • Coordinate with subject-matter experts to develop project documents and outreach products
  • Conduct data analysis for national reporting efforts
  • Coordinate logistical efforts for webinars, podcasts, peer exchanges, meetings, and events
  • Perform limited research content for project websites and data-exchange initiatives
  • May be assigned to monitor websites for content, information posting, and reporting
  • Other duties, as assigned

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum of four years of directly related experience or a combination of education and professional experience
  • Knowledge of the criminal and juvenile justice systems, law enforcement background, and/or experience preferred
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong personal and professional values
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks with tight deadlines with close attention to details
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment

Most work is performed in an office environment.  Some assignments may require travel.  Tasks may include preparing shipments of materials requiring the lifting and transporting (with or without reasonable accommodation) of shipment boxes typically weighing up to approximately 50 pounds.  Occasional visits to the warehouse may be required.

Background Requirements

Candidates who have accepted an offer will be required to submit to a background investigation, including criminal history, credit history, employment history, educational history, and personal and professional references.

This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by managers, as appropriate.  This document does not represent a contract of employment, and IIR reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as appropriate.


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