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Criminal Justice Strategies Data Specialist 

Location:  1350 Northwest 12 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136

Position Overview

The Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office (SAO) is creating a full-time Smart Justice Strategies Unit (SJSU). The SJSU will structure and analyze data for the purposes of improving transparency, identifying areas of critical need, and further developing SAO’s data-driven and evidence-based practices.

The SJSU will help us evaluate all aspects of the MDC criminal justice system, including: current laws and processes, investigations, civil citations, arrests, intake, our use of risk assessments, release decisions (i.e., bail/bond, pre-trial services, etc.), diversionary programs (including treatment courts), sentencing practices, and potential disparities. We will use this information to create a more efficient, effective, strategic, and fair system. The SJSU will develop our Smart Justice portal to transparently communicate the data, findings, and insights to the public. The public data portal will be free to use and provide a direct service to a population of more than 2.7 million. We will document the SJSU’s work (including all scripting) so it may be used as a model and easily replicated in other jurisdictions.

Employees will be required to work eight (8) hours daily during between 7:00 am and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Employees may telework three (3) days per month, but no more than one (1) time per week.  These policies are subject to change at the State Attorney’s discretion.

The Job Responsibilities are:


  • Querying, manipulating, and analyzing data from large databases using modern data science tools
  • Producing recurring statistical reports (e.g., regarding program volume, service linkages, compliance rates, case outcomes, etc.) to inform operations and meet contractual reporting deliverables
  • Responding to time-sensitive ad-hoc data requests from internal and external stakeholders
  • Communicating analytic and research findings, including drafting reports, factsheets, policy memos, presentations, infographics, and data dashboards for a range of audiences
  • Providing support to special research projects involving both qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • Performing other related duties as assigned 

The Minimum Requirements are:


  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of relevant research/data experience, preferably as a criminal justice researcher or data analyst
  • Knowledge of basic quantitative and qualitative methods and demonstrated proficiency with statistical software and data visualization packages (Python, R, SPSS, PowerBI, Tableau, etc/Python skills preferred) 

The Preferred Qualifications and Skills are: 

  • Proficiency with statistical software and data visualization with Python
  • Database management experience and familiarity with relational databases and SQL (or other programming languages used to extract and manipulate data)

Specific Skills and Characteristics 

The Successful Candidate must be able to: 

  • Be a skilled communicator (written and oral) who can collaborate with and effectively convey data findings to a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including program staff, community-based partners, criminal justice personnel, government funders, and CCI colleagues across the research, technology, and operations departments
  • Possess and demonstrate a strong working knowledge of gathering data, verifying, and analyzing
  • Possess and demonstrate the ability to work well and communicate effectively with law enforcement, the general public and all levels of staff
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and data
  • Work effectively under pressure and with time constraints
  • Be detailed oriented
  • Be adaptable to change

Annual Salary: $50,000 – $75,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) 

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to:, with the Subject: Criminal Justice Analyst. Applications can be downloaded from our website at:

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer





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