Policy, Performance & Research Analyst (Juvenile Department)

$36.57 - $46.30 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Nov 11, 2022
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Policy, Performance & Research Analyst (Juvenile Department)

Job ID: 106709

Location: Juvenile

Full/Part Time: Full Time




Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:


• Professionalism

• Integrity

• Respect

• Individual accountability

• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.


Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Please Note: The application deadline may be extended to expand the pool of qualified candidates. Any recruitment timeline changes will be communicated to all who have initiated an application process or have submitted an application.



Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) County position represented by the https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/45dcf0b4-5da0-422d-98ef-d18e5eced2c8.

Competitive compensation package:

Annual Salary Range: $71,316 - $90,293

Hourly Pay Rate: $36.57 - $46.30

*Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month

• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Other Benefits:

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):

Employer paid 6% Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) retirement contribution (The County currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65

• Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage

A Choice of Dental Plans

• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes

• Longevity pay

• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)




Are you passionate about supporting organizations in being data-informed in strategic planning, programmatic improvement, and quality assurance endeavors?

Do you have exceptional analytical skills?

Do you have creative problem solving skills?

Are you skilled in evaluating end user needs and translating them into technology based solutions?

Are you ready to serve as a Change Agent in a fast paced environment by effectively supporting change and innovation?

Do you have a personal commitment to putting ethics into action by holding yourself to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and objectivity?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Policy, Performance and Research Analyst at the Clackamas County Juvenile Department. If selected as the Policy, Performance and Research Analyst, the most critical components of your job will be to conduct program and research analysis, workflow and data system management, analyze and compile data and report outcomes. In this role, you will provide comprehensive professional analysis, forecasting, planning and assistance to support business operations, and project management and guidance on complex studies. You will have an opportunity to examine and evaluate organizational structures, administrative policies and management systems to determine the most effective methods of accomplishing work or implementing changes. You will play a critical role that, while broad in scope, requires professional expertise and understanding of complexities of the department, cross-divisional or cross-functional projects, initiatives and operations. You will be able to apply your critical thinking skills when conducting studies that typically contain findings of major significance to the department and often serve as the basis for new or considerably revised policies, systems, procedures or programs, which impact quality and of operations and services.

We are committed to being an exemplary organization with best practices in providing equitable juvenile justice, family support, intervention, and reformation services to youth, so they can repair harm to victims, experience positive change, and contribute to a safe, healthy and secure community. To that end, we are searching for an experienced individual, who is motivated to be a positive and collaborative contributor, demonstrating strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills that will allow us to improve, develop and enhance our operations.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience, including the following:

• Experience planning and conducting comprehensive research studies

• Experience with policy and data analysis

• Program evaluation experience, including evaluating program goals, objectives, and performance measures, and providing recommendations for improvements based on findings

• Experience preparing reports based on data analysis, research findings, and forecasting trends

• Strong interpersonal skills that translate into all of the following:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to explain and present complex, technical information to individuals with various level of technical knowledge and skill

• Ability to work well independently, as well as having a collaborative, team-oriented approach to work

• Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally and to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships both internally and externally

• Strong analytical skills

• Effective problem solving skills

• Strong active/reflective listening skills

• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea.

• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check

• Per the Oregon Health Authority, (https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280799 & https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/viewSingleRule.action?ruleVrsnRsn=280616), this position is subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.

• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, public health, or social sciences

• Working knowledge of Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS)

• Working knowledge of and/or experience with the Juvenile Justice System in the State of Oregon

• Thorough knowledge of evidence-based practices in the Juvenile Justice System

• Knowledge and experience of utilizing various tools and evaluation methods in best practices in juvenile justice research, such as information and data provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

• Experience with research design, evaluating organizational structures, compiling data and reporting outcome

• Experience researching and evaluating fiscal effectiveness of agency contracts

• Experience with a variety of computer information system platforms, technical tools, and processes, including data collection, data management, as well as the ability to use complex query languages, procedures, and techniques

• Experience designing continuous quality assurance standards, performance standards and processes for collecting, monitoring and using data

• Experience with IBM SPSS Statistics

• Experience and/or training in the area of data visualization, as well as building and deploying dashboards and/or visualizations, such as Tableau

• Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including ability to create and maintain spreadsheets/databases, update and revise existing spreadsheets/databases, create and conduct queries in databases, and importing and exporting information

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Creates a Respectful and Safe Environment by promoting a working environment and culture in which employees and all the youth, families, and victims we serve feel physically and emotionally safe and able to express themselves without repercussion. It will be critical for someone in this position to commit to serving diverse populations, and recognize that all youth, families, and the victims we serve must be treated with dignity and respect, and must not experience discrimination, bias, or a lack of equity in services. These diverse populations include but are not limited to people of all races, ethnicities, and national origins; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people; individuals with physical or mental disability; people of all ages, religions, genders, political affiliations, veterans, and people of various socio-economic statuses.

Embodies “SPIRIT” by demonstrating a commitment to the Clackamas County core values of Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Individual Accountability, and Trust in their work (Clackamas County Core Values).

Builds (Cultivates) Relationships by sustaining cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers, partners and stakeholders, in order to work toward shared goals.

Promotes Cross Cultural Effectiveness by engaging in a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds and values.

Commits to Teamwork and Collaboration through team unity by working effectively towards a shared goal, encourages sharing of information, productive problem solving and putting team success first.

Demonstrates Excellent Customer Service by anticipating, assessing, and responding effectively to the needs of the diverse youth, families, and victims we serve.

Professional Communication demonstrated by self-awareness, respect for others, empathy, situation appropriateness and professionalism when communicating verbally, non-verbally and in writing.

Embraces Continual Learning by displaying an ongoing commitment to, and takes ownership for, learning and self-improvements, demonstrates willingness to grow within the job as technology, organizational changes demand it.

Honors Confidentiality in compliance with privacy laws, business needs, including all juvenile matters, and employee/team relations, using only for the purpose required to fulfill employment obligations.

Seeks to Problem Solve as evidence by using critical thinking and analytical skills, identifies alternative strategies bringing a solution-focused approach to address challenging or difficult solutions.

Engages in Self-Management as evidenced by the individual's ability to manage and continually improve the individual's own performance through thoughtfulness, self-awareness, self-motivation, personal accountability, and the ability to develop strategies to effectively manage tasks and personnel.

Professional Communication demonstrated by self-awareness, respect for others, empathy, situation appropriateness and professionalism when communicating verbally, non-verbally and in writing.

Displays Creativity and Innovation by generating new ideas and takes initiative in improving services, processes, programs and products

Puts Ethics into Action by holding themselves to a high standard of professional, honest and objective behavior in all dealings with or about youth, families, victims, stakeholders, community partners and service providers. Maintains professional relationships and appropriate social, emotional and physical boundaries at all times with the youth and families the Juvenile Department is entrusted to serve.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Plans, identifies and conducts comprehensive research studies in the field of juvenile justice and operational improvement projects to analyze effectiveness of department policies, programs, services, systems and operating procedures; determines appropriate methods of approach and analysis, including involvement of internal staff and collaboration with stakeholders; develops scope and timelines, including identifying and utilizing resources and mitigating difficulties; establishes criteria to identify and measure quality effectiveness and compliance; designs, collects and may oversee collection of data, conducts data analysis and quality reviews.

Evaluates, organizes and reports findings, and forecasts trends; identifies and recommends options or solutions and their associated benefits or impacts; researches and incorporates current best practices and research in juvenile justice, and emerging trends, prepares comprehensive reports and presentations, including submissions/reporting to outside agencies; presents information to department leadership/executive management.

Develops, recommends and audits department performance measures; evaluates performance in relation to department/division goals and budget; conducts quality and compliance audits to assist management with performance management; supports business planning efforts by providing recommendations on organizational improvement methods; leads and facilitates planning meetings with cross-functional and interdisciplinary teams to identify organizational improvements; assists in business planning process to identify major outcomes, cost of service, customer needs and ways to measure effectiveness, efficiency and general performance; supports department staff in in documenting work flow and business processes, applying principles of continuous improvement, and integrating performance information into organizational decision processes.

Recommends changes to policies and operational systems to improve quality, contractual and/or regulatory compliance, and revenue performance or to mitigate operational risk; develops, writes or revises policies and procedures; provides implementation options; develops recommends methods to improve operations; develops processes for system organizational improvement.

Assists with creating, developing, managing and maintaining complex relational databases, builds and deploys dashboards and other data visualizations. Evaluates workflows and system capabilities to identify areas for strategic improvement. Reviews system upgrades for impact on existing business processes and recommends training.

Coordinates work performed by consultants and/or internal department project team staff conducting studies or surveys of organizations, programs, systems and methods, develops and organizes project scope and timelines; recommends project budget, assists with developing the statement of work; manages project steps and incorporates effective participation of project team members and stakeholders; provides organizational support, research materials; monitors and tracks budget, schedule and performance; coordinates project activities with department work groups and with stakeholders; monitors and evaluates performance; recommends changes to project plan in response to unforeseen changes or unexpected results; obtains approvals to proposed changes in project scope, budget, or schedule; verifies quality of project deliverables.

May lead the work of assigned professional and administrative staff; provides daily work direction; assigns work; trains employees; checks completed work and ensures completion within established time and budget guidelines.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 37.5 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/9065b5fb-2237-47ce-9534-e7c8c40fc2bc and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.






The Juvenile Department provides prevention and early intervention services to at-risk youth, as well as case management for youth who have been referred to the department for delinquent behavior.

Its three-fold purpose is to hold juveniles accountable, protect public safety and provide intervention services directed at reforming the youth's conduct.

The Juvenile Department's programs are designed to have the youth restore the losses that they have imposed upon victims and the community at large. We accomplish this by using a strengths based case management approach and by providing opportunities to positively connect the youth in the community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Clackamas County Juvenile Department is to provide equitable juvenile justice, family support, intervention, and reformation services to youth so they can repair harm to victims, experience positive change, and contribute to a safe, healthy and secure community.


Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence

Guiding Principles

• To honor diversity and to treat all persons with respect.

• To involve youth, families, and community partners in creating an effective and responsive department.

• To strive to be innovative leaders in the field of juvenile justice.

• To incorporate evidence based practices in our work with youth and families.

• To honor victim's rights and interests throughout all phases of the justice system;

• To invite victim's participation in determining how to meaningfully address harm.

• To provide opportunities for youth to repair harm to victims and communities.

• To engage youth to have positive involvement in their communities.

• To foster open communication and team work in a supportive work environment.

• To demonstrate ethical and honest behavior in all that we do.



Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:



If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).





Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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