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Judiciary Research Manager (Court Executive 2B)

New Jersey Judiciary

Job Description

When you come to work for New Jersey Judiciary you will join an 8500-member strong TEAM that operates with the highest standards of independence, integrity, fairness and quality service. You will be engaged with work that has purpose, meaning and makes a difference in lives of the public we serve.  We work hard every day to build the public’s trust and confidence in our court system, which includes issues such as bail reform, marijuana decriminalization and recovery court.  


Whether it be in a courtroom, an administrative office, a courthouse training room, an IT office or in the field, our Judiciary workforce is improving the lives of countless individuals and families every day. We honor the dignity and individualism of each member of our organization while fostering professionalism and continuous improvement in our work.


The Judiciary offers a strong opportunity for growth.


The New Jersey Judiciary is seeking an individual to serve as the Judiciary Research Manager in the Data Analytics, Research and Statistics Division. Under the direction of the Chief of the Quantitative Research Unit, the Judiciary Research Manager will supervise three teams in criminal, civil, and family research.


The Research Manager will also perform a variety of senior level research functions relating to research study design and implementation. The selected candidate will develop and use appropriate and practical methodology to design and manage research projects; perform simple to moderately complex statistical analysis of court data sets utilizing SAS or SPSS, Tableau, Focus/WebFocus, Excel and other software; manage and clean data in SQL Management Studio, IBM Data Studio, or other data management software; and prepare, present and disseminate research findings. 


Remote Work: The Judiciary currently offers a hybrid work schedule and this position may qualify for up to 3 days of work outside of Judiciary buildings. To participate in this program, you will be required to have high speed home internet access.


Example of Duties:


* Validate monthly and annual statistical reports using Excel, SPSS, SQL, SAS or other tools as appropriate.

* Translate requests for statistics and analyses into appropriate responses that may require designing research questions, understanding complex court data, discussion with internal stakeholders, and extraction of data from systems.

* Oversee the design and implementation of criminal, civil, and family research.

* Conduct high-level statistical analysis.

* Convert complex data into understandable charts, graphs, reports, and statistical presentations.

* Make oral presentations to judges, senior managers, and agencies and researchers outside of the Judiciary.

* Manage Quantitative Research’s research teams that include both research managers and statistical analysts

* Collaborate with Automated Trial Court Services Unit on plans for data system updates from the data analysis perspective, as needed.

* Facilitate the reporting of New Jersey statistics and court organization information to external stakeholders.


Salary range is $96,989.82 - $145,172.94. For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range.


Requirements: Master’s degree or higher in Statistics, Economics, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or other relevant discipline from an accredited college or university. A Doctorate is preferred.


Five years of experience conducting social science research including experience in regression modeling and predictive analytics. Experience conducting research in criminal justice, juvenile justice, or in other court areas is helpful.


Three years of supervision of staff is also required.


Intermediate to expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and SPSS, or other statistical analysis software, is strongly preferred. Experience with software such as SAS, SQL, or Focus/WebFocus is helpful.


Substitution: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute additional professional experience in the areas listed above on a year-for-year basis with one year of such experience being equal to 30 semester hour credits. A Ph.D. may be substituted for two years of experience as indicated above.


To Apply:


Applicants can apply online by May 17, 2024 at:




For additional information please visit www.njcourts.gov and reference Job # 2023-09436, Judiciary Research Manager (Court Executive 2B).




Education Note: Degrees conferred outside of the United States must be evaluated by a recognized evaluation service. (See www.naces.org/members.html)


Residency Law: In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), the "New Jersey First Act," all persons newly hired by the Judiciary within one year must establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. Any person may request an exemption from that requirement from the Employee Residency Review Committee in the Department of Labor & Workforce Development on the basis of either hardship or employer critical need. 


Driver's License: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.


Authorization to Work: US citizenship is not required.  Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.


The Judiciary of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Ensuring an Open Door to Justice.


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Job Location
Trenton, NJ
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