Policy, Performance & Research Analyst (District Attorney's Office)

$36.57 - $46.30 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • May 12, 2023
Full time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Policy, Performance & Research Analyst (District Attorney's Office)

Job ID: 106992

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

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 Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

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 (40 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: $76,070.68 - $96,312.56

Hourly Pay Rate: $36.572443 - $46.304116

*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)




Why work in the Clackamas County District Attorney's (DA) Office?

Are you passionate about helping others? Working in the DA's Office is as much of a calling as a job. The work the DA's office does directly impacts the lives of the people in our community.

Do you want to be part of a team that works to make Clackamas County a safer and healthier place to live? The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office serves more than 400,000 people, providing justice and safety to crime victims and our community.

Do you have exceptional accuracy, organization, and problem solving skills? The work that you do directly impacts prosecution of criminal cases and the upholding of the law. So, we place great value and pride ourselves on the quality and accuracy of work we produce.

Do you thrive in a fast paced environment, where change is encouraged and continuously promoted? The DA's office offers a dynamic, highly productive environment that supports new ideas and innovation.

Are you interested in the Criminal Justice System? A career in criminal justice or legal field can be extremely rewarding and has a variety of opportunities within a multitude of fields and directions.

If the above aligns with your personal and professional aspirations and you are up for the challenge of this rewarding career and want to make Clackamas County a better, safer place to live, apply now to join our team as a Policy, Performance and Research Analyst at the Clackamas County District Attorney's (DA) Office. 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.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of value and service to the community of Clackamas County. To that end, we are searching for an individual that will meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also will maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal life that could reflect on the Department.

Research shows that some people are less likely to apply unless they are confident they meet 100% of listed qualifications. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply and allow us to evaluate the relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrated in the application materials, in order to ensure a fair and equitable applicant experience.

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

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, statistics, math, computer science or a related field
• 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 and data management
• Experience designing continuous quality assurance standards, performance standards and processes for collecting, monitoring and using data
• Experience with SQL database and queries
• Experience in the area of data visualization
• Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Pre-employment Requirements:

• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea.
• Must pass a background check, which includes, but is not limited to, criminal history, driving record, and national or state fingerprint records check
• 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

*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.


We are searching for someone who:

• Aligns with Clackamas County Core Values of Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Individual Accountability, and Trust “SPIRIT”.
• Builds & Maintains Professional Relationships with internal and external customers, partners and stakeholders by honoring commitments and delivering exceptional customer service.
• Commits to Teamwork and Collaboration by working effectively towards a shared goal, encouraging 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 those we serve.
• Communicates Professionally demonstrating self-awareness, respect for others, and adjusting to various levels of technical skills & understanding of subject matters.
• Embraces Continual Learning through commitment to continuous learning, self-improvements, and willingness to grow within the job as technology and organizational changes demand it.
• Honors Confidentiality in compliance with privacy laws and in accordance with the District Attorney's Office standard practices and procedures, where sensitive information is used with utmost discretion and only for the purpose of fulfilling employment obligations and business needs of the organization.
• Values Technology by leveraging electronic systems for the processing and distribution of information in the most effective and efficient ways.
• Seeks to Problem Solve by using critical thinking and analytical skills, identifying alternative strategies & developing a solution-focused approach to address challenges or issues.
• Displays Creativity and Innovation by taking initiative in improving processes, programs, services and products through new approaches or ideas and being open to others' ideas.
• Promotes Cross Cultural Effectiveness by engaging in a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds and values.
• 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.
• Engages in Self-Management as demonstrated by the individual's ability to manage and continually improve their own performance through thoughtfulness, self-awareness, self-motivation, personal accountability, and the ability to develop strategies to effectively manage tasks.
• Puts Ethics into Action by holding themselves to a high standard of professional, honest, and objective behavior in all dealings and interactions.


Please review the classification specification which includes the typical tasks of this position by clicking on the following link: https://public.powerdms.com/CCOR/documents/2580098.


This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.

Please Note: This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties at the specified on-site work location.


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 420,000 residents.






The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office is required by state law to represent the state in felony prosecutions, misdemeanor prosecutions, grand jury proceedings, mental commitment hearings, child support actions, family abuse prevention hearings, and juvenile delinquency and dependency hearings.


Guiding Principles:

To honor diversity and to treat all persons with respect.

To involve victims and community partners in creating an effective and responsive department. To strive to be innovative leaders in the field of criminal justice.

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 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.


Victoria Vysotskiy, Recruiter

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4182208

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