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POSITION: Data Manager PDF form Job Vacancy Announcement
PDF form Judicial Branch Employment Application
(fillable application requires Adobe Reader or Acrobat)
DIVISION: Probation Services Division  
SALARY: $62,244  
BENEFITS: An attractive judicial branch benefits package is offered, including pension, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as deferred compensation and generous leave time.  
HOURS OF WORK: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Probation Program Manager  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  The Data Manager is a professional position involving the collection, analysis and presentation of probation and court services related data on various issues and topics of importance to the judicial branch. Work focuses on statistical collection and analysis of data to inform and support various reporting requirements, as well as judicial branch administration and strategic planning. Assignments are in the form of overall research and project objectives to be accomplished and are evaluated for timely and accurate production of various reports under the general direction of the Probation Program Manager.


  • Evaluates the best data collection method for the assigned project and ongoing practices and work of probation and court services departments.
  • Designs and/or revises forms or questionnaires required for data collection, analysis and presentation.
  • Coordinates, conducts interviews and performs research as necessary for information gathering.
  • Prepares internal, local and statewide statistical reports which may require translating data into a narrative, tabular or graphic format.
  • Develops instruments or systems to track data collection projects or program implementation and progress.
  • Maintains data dictionaries.
  • Develops best practices for data review and review for accuracy.
  • Develops recommendations to improve operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor's degree with major coursework in statistics, mathematics, economics or closely-related field and three years of experience in the field of statistics, research and/or research analysis; or a Master's degree with major coursework in statistics, mathematics, economics or closely-related field and one year of experience in the field of statistics, research and/or research analysis; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.  Supervisory experience is preferred.
Candidates must possess knowledge of the criminal justice system including related Illinois statutes, regulations, procedures and operations at the trial court level; ability to collect data and prepare statistical and informational reports; ability to apply statistical and mathematical theories and methods to the sampling, collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of quantified data and statistics, relating to Illinois judicial branch objectives, programs and operations; working knowledge relating to office support and statistical software applications, their use, functionality and programming techniques; working knowledge of applications and uses of electronic data processing equipment to quantified data collection, organization and presentation; ability to plan, organize, implement and maintain a variety of functions and projects simultaneously and meet required deadlines and schedules; demonstrated leadership skills including planning and priority setting, sound decision-making, problem-solving, and analytic and interpretive skills; effective oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; use of independent judgment within established practice and procedural guidelines; and must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Professional Suite as well as knowledge and ability to use advanced statistical software (i.e. SPSS, SAS, etc.).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time.  Applicant must have the ability to travel.  This is a professional office working environment requiring telephone usage and the ability to process written documents.  Applicant must possess a valid Illinois driver's license and demonstrate proof of automobile insurance to operate a personal vehicle on state business, as well as maintain a safe driving record.

Interested individuals should submit - via email or hard copy - a letter of interest, resume, and completed Judicial Branch Employment Application to:

Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Attention:  Human Resource Unit, #3345
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL  62704


This position will remain open until filled.     However, those individuals submitting materials by Thursday, August 31, 2017, will be given first consideration.