Position Title:     Consultant to the Acting Court Monitor 

Report to:           Acting Court Monitor in United States v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, No. 12-cv-2039 (GAG), concerning the Puerto Rico Police Bureau (PRPB) 

Area of Focus:   Research and Statistical Compliance 

Scope:

The Consultant will assist the Monitor in assessing PRPB’s efforts to develop and use data in areas related to the agreement. The Consultant will also support the compliance and outcome assessments conducted by the Acting Monitor and his subject-matter experts by, among other things, applying appropriate statistical and analytical methods to determine compliance with the Agreement and whether implementation of the Agreement is resulting in constitutional and effective policing, professional treatment of individuals, and increased community trust of PRPB.  The Consultant will also assist in the preparation of written reports.


Responsibilities:

Under the direction and supervision of the Acting Court Monitor, the Consultant will: 

  • Collect data produced by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other relevant entities and collate, analyze, and disseminate the data to the Acting Court Monitor and other subject-matter experts for compliance and outcome assessments required by the Agreement.
  • Assess the quality, reliability, and completeness of data productions, including evaluating the originating data systems used to collect, query, store, and report data.
  • Prepare data reports, summaries, or other presentations for the Acting Monitor and other subject-matter experts for compliance purposes.
  • Assist the Acting Monitor and other subject-matter experts with compliance and outcome assessments by applying appropriate research, statistical, or analytical methods.
  • Prepare draft of semi-annual compliance and other reports, as directed by the Acting Monitor
  • Develop and support monitoring measurements in the field.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Minimum Requirements –

Job requires a minimum of a Masters’ degree. Preference will be given to those holding a doctoral or terminal degree in a social science, statistics or related field. 

At least 3 years of experience of research/statistical related work in the criminal justice system; preference will be given to candidates who have worked in policing related topics or who have experience implementing or overseeing court-supervised reforms involving public safety agencies.

A minimum of 5 publications or manuscripts that demonstrate the candidates’ writing skills and their ability to perform research and statistical work.

Must be able to work effectively under pressure and stringent schedules and produce accurate and satisfactory results.

Must be able to establish and obtain operating goals and objectives. 

Must be able to communicate effectively, at all levels, both orally and in writing.

Must be able to travel to Puerto Rico once a month for 5 days, or as needed. 

Note: the above position will be that of an independent contractor working for the FPMPR LLC. Rate of pay will be $150 per hour with a cap of 60 hours per month. Expenses incurred when traveling to Puerto Rico will be capped at $1,000 per month.

This job posting will run for ten days.

Applications/resume should be sent to the following email: [email protected].

Additional info or questions, call John Romero, 1-978-375-5590.