Jobs – Senior Research Officer, Sydney



Salary range: $85,928 – $93,870

Total remuneration package valued up to: $103,586 

Conduct an evaluation of victim satisfaction with Youth Justice Conferencing (temporary full-time up to 30 June 2013)

Work performed:

  • Interviewing young offenders, victims and other participants in Youth Justice Conferences regarding their levels of satisfaction with Conferencing outcomes;
  • Writing research reports and briefing notes;
  • Evaluating and incorporating reviewer comments into written research reports;
  • Presenting seminars and conference papers;
  • Providing technical advice to Departmental staff and staff from other agencies on research methodology;
  • Reviewing research proposals and research papers by outside individuals and organisations;
  • Promoting Equal Employment Opportunity, the Ethnic Affairs Policy Statement and Occupational Health and Safety Guidelines policies.

Selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social or behavioural sciences, with an honours degree or higher;
  • Ability to write research reports to a standard suitable for publication;
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in conducting personal interviews;
  • Demonstrated understanding of multivariate statistical analyses and familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata);
  • Ability to plan and organise work to meet tight deadlines for concurrent projects;
  • Good oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

Applications close 11 May 2012 Applicants must obtain an information package and address all criteria in the advertisement. Applications should be lodged electronically via   Information Packages and further information: 


Craig Jones | Research Manager | NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research             

Email: | Phone: 02 9231 9176 | Fax: 02 9231 9187 | GPO Box 6, Sydney NSW 2001