Court Research Analyst, Juvenile Court Services

Pinal County - Florence, AZ3.3

30+ days agoFull-time$46,000 - $59,000 a year
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Designs and executes research projects and performs specialized statistical analysis and/or case flow management for departments of the Superior Court in support of departmental activities and programs.

Example of Duties
Work in this classification requires an individual to be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary classification functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this classification may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this classification description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description.

Serves as court's expert on statistical information and statistical techniques used in deriving, analyzing and interpreting data.
Provides data and research for informing the development and implementation of short and/or long term strategies for the effective management and adjudication of cases.
Designs and manages databases.
Analyzes court data to identify trends in filings dispositions, case outcomes, and case activity related to area of assignment.
Utilizes both traditional and computerized research methods; prepares memoranda for matters researched, summarizing background, identifying and analyzing factual issues.
Compiles, evaluates, records, and distributes information, in statistical and report format, to department heads and/or management employees and the Administrative Office of the Court (AOC).
Depending upon area of assignment may: extract statistical data from the department's applicable databases using Microsoft Access and Crystal software report writers to create a variety of standard weekly and monthly reports; creates adhoc reports as requested.
Depending upon area of assignment may: serve as a liaison with Judges, court and clerk personnel, other agencies, attorneys and the public pertaining to matters associated with case flow management; reassign cases as directed by designated authority; produce ongoing statistical reports for Judges; notify Judges of cases needing hearing dates; monitor tasks that are statute driven and assure timelines are met; initiate case delay reduction programs and processes based upon research and data.
May interact with the Clerk of the Court personnel on a periodic basis to ensure links between the Clerk's office database and departmental databases are functional, new developments in the Clerk's database will be compatible with departmental data requirements, and Clerk identification numbers are accurate.
May assist in identifying new technologies for the improvement of case management or data collection and work closely with Court Information Technology Division to determine technology needs related to assigned duties.
Provides training for court staff in data collection requirements related to area of assignment.
Develops and maintains historical research databases. Maintains reports that have been created and distributed and support data in accordance with record retention guidelines.
Derives, analyzes, and compiles data; uses findings to identify information gaps and improve future data collection.
Design, analyze and validate research methods and data collection practices
Use data analysis and interpretation to make recommendations to department heads regarding practice and/or policy.
Applies statistical techniques to analyze large amounts of data.
Analyzes research findings to develop valuable insights and recommendations.
Performs extensive research to develop understanding of the target populations, practices, and /or polices.
Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social science or judicial administration, including major course work in statistics and/or research methodology.
Three (3) years of professional experience designing and managing court/criminal justice system research projects including demonstrated proficiency with software such as STATA, SPSS, Crystal Reporting and Access.
Valid Arizona State Driver's License is required upon hire.
Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience may substitute for the minimum requirements.
Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of court and justice system environments.
Knowledge of criminal and civil court operations.
Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, County and related laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures for area of assignment. Principles and practices of public sector planning, budgeting, policy-making, leadership, performance measurement and management.
Knowledge of separation of powers among government branches.
Knowledge of intergovernmental and inter-organizational relationships.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, organization, personnel management and modern supervisory practices.
Knowledge of effective case-flow management principles.
Knowledge of computer hardware and automated systems.
Knowledge of statistical analysis including forecasting and trend systems.
Knowledge of Microsoft software such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access and development techniques for charts, graphs and reports.
Knowledge of database applications including query, reporting, modification and design.
Ability to follow instructions, both verbal and written.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in court related matters.
Ability to research, analyze and report on complex data and information from a variety of sources.
Ability to design and implement statistical research studies; conduct data gathering, identify variables and perform progression analysis.
Ability to effectively coordinate, perform and complete multiple duties, assignments and diverse projects concurrently and in a timely manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with justice system partner agencies, department heads, employees and the general public.
Ability to use a personal computer, electronic networks and other information and communications technologies.
Ability to prepare clear, concise reports and to make oral presentations to management and other stakeholders.
Ability to explain clearly, verbally and in writing, information of a technical nature.
Ability to speak publicly and facilitate group meetings.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic, educational and economic backgrounds.

Independent body mobility to stand, walk, bend, and sit for prolonged periods of time and/or drive a vehicle. Manual dexterity to reach, and grasp; manual dexterity to hand write or use computer keyboard; vision sufficient to see and read; hear and speak to communicate with customers in person and over the phone; lifting up to 20 pounds, unloading, pushing and carrying small files/objects to and from various locations throughout the County.

Work is performed in an office and/or courtroom setting. May be required to drive throughout the County. May be required to work overtime or some weekends, as necessary.