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State of Minnesota Research Analysis Specialist in Various, Minnesota

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Research Analysis Specialist fills an important role within the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP). In this role, the Research Analysis Specialist will use descriptive, inferential, and other statistical techniques to conduct evaluation and research. This includes collecting, monitoring, evaluating, and employing quality control measures for the MSOP Doctoral Internship Training Program. The location of this position will be determined by the selected candidate's location; may include St. Paul, Moose Lake, or St. Peter.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Workplace Relations– professionalism, collaborate effectively with the multiple departmental areas and communicate in a respectful manner

  • Program Studies – conduct studies of research by summarizing data and identifying trends related to program evaluation

  • Systems Development– develops and/or assists in the development of databases to facilitate retrieval, manipulation, and analysis of data

  • Data Collection and Analysis – collect, update, retain, and analyze demographic, personal victimization and sexual and/or non-sexual offense data and risk assessment measures


Minimum Qualifications:

2 years of professional experience which includes the following:

  • Conducting research to complete major program studies and demonstrate understanding of statistical techniques and research methodology;

  • Maintaining well organized and detailed records on which research and treatment evaluation is based;

  • Utilizing computer statistical analytic software such as Excel for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and summarizing data

  • Creating data visualization and data dashboards in the form of graphs, frequency tables, etc.

Note: A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology or Sociology may substitute for 1 year of professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:

A Master's degree in psychology or a related field.

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.


If you have questions about the position, contact Lauren Herbert at lauren.a.herbert@state.mn.us

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and theJob posting ID#/number to Heidi Peura at Heidi.Peura@state.mn.usby the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 orDHS_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

Job Title: Research Analysis Specialist

Location: Various

Job ID: 32775

Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 05/15/2019

Closing Date: 05/28/2019

Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services

Division/Unit: Minnesota Sex Offender Program Admin Svcs / Minnesota Sex Offender Program Forensic Evaluation

Work Shift: Days

Work Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $22.92 - $33.62/hourly; $47,856 - $70,198/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Job Class: Research Analysis Specialist

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