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Program Specialist VI (Data, Research, and Statistical Specialist)
Dependent Children’s Services Division
Are you interested in improving the lives of vulnerable children in Arizona? Do you enjoy the challenge of creating new tools and generating information that will, in turn, help others raise their level of work? Maybe you should consider putting your skills to work for the Arizona Supreme Court as a member of the Court Improvement Program.
This position serves as the Dependent Children’s Services Division Data, Research and Statistical Specialist and provides a wide range of statistical support for short and long-term Court Improvement, Court Appointed Special Advocate, and Foster Care Review Board Programs goals. This position will work closely with Automation and Research staff from the Juvenile Justice Services Division and, as workload allows, will receive training and offer assistance with Juvenile Justice Services efforts. This position is also responsible for working with the fifteen (15) juvenile courts across the state in ensuring data reporting and quality assurance processes.
In addition, this position designs, produces, maintains and collects regular quality assurance and case reports, measures of dependency case outcomes and activity of court volunteers, annual data report publications, and additional regular and ad hoc reports. The position develops and maintains statewide reporting on federal and state court performance measures, and conducts all aspects of statistical and related research, including database design and management, literature search, survey design and development, data collection and verification, analysis, and report writing, including the development of tables and graphs to communicate research results clearly to non-statisticians.
This position may be eligible for a hybrid-telework schedule once the employee has completed three (3) months of employment and has sufficiently proved their ability to perform assigned tasks.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program qualified employer.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in information technology, justice studies, social science, child welfare, or a related field with appropriate research methodology and statistics course work and five years of related experience. Directly related experience may substitute for the degree requirement. This position also requires the ability to utilize a variety of data reporting tools including SQL, Microsoft SQL Server Services (SSRS), Microsoft Access and the SAS statistical package, including database structures and relationships, building queries, maintaining existing programs and programming new programs for data entry screens, reports, and analysis. The position requires the ability to utilize dashboard utility tools such as Business Intelligence software and to analyze, evaluate, and interpret data from various juvenile data tracking systems to create data reporting for a variety of end users. The position requires strong experience in utilizing research methodology and statistical analysis principles as well as the ability to work effectively with judges, court staff, and personnel from other agencies, update and maintain web content, and develop web-based reporting.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview. Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview. The Selection Process may include first and/or second round panel interviews. This is a Regular, Full-time, Exempt position.
The Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
The Arizona Supreme Court is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.