Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Manager of Research and Planning

Recruitment #200323-5801DM-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters in the State of Connecticut. It is an independent agency of the executive branch of state government, established under the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. The Division of Criminal Justice is composed of the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Offices of the State's Attorneys for each of the thirteen Judicial Districts in the State of Connecticut.

We are recruiting for a full-time forty (40) hours per week, Manager of Research and Planning.  This newly created role will be critical to the successful implementation of Public Act 19-59, An Act Increasing Fairness and Transparency in the Criminal Justice System, and to the full implementation and optimal utilization of the Case Management System (CMS), which the Division hopes to have up and running at its approximately fifty locations statewide by the end of this calendar year. 

This incumbent in this position will be responsible for overseeing the collection and analysis of data coming into the Division from the CMS along with a variety of sources.  The data collected will be used for internal budgetary, staffing and planning purposes and for external dissemination.  

The position is located at the Office of the Chief State's Attorney in Rocky Hill, CT.  This position works Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  NOTE:  This position is unclassified, and Open to the public.

Selection Plan

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Those invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

All communication with applicants will be through the JobAps system, so applicants are encouraged to check for updates on their JobAps portal account. Please ensure that you are utilizing the correct email address for notices to be sent to you from the JobAps system. 

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DCJ.HR@ct.gov, 860-258-5800.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for directing the operations of the Research and Planning Division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff and operations of division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates unit and division goals and objectives; collects and analyzes prosecutorial data against established benchmarks; converts performance data into customized reports for review by The Chief States Attorney and the Office of Policy and Management; assists in developing division budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; assists in development of agency policies and procedures and drafting of statutes and regulations; directs investigation and recommendation of new management information systems; directs design, development and operation of appropriate agency databases; coordinates information gathering activities with other public and private sector agencies; directs development of agency management systems to provide more effective functioning; directs complex research and planning activities; participates in total quality management and/or improvement activities; prepares comprehensive reports; may direct preparation of department strategic plan; may direct development and maintenance of performance measures and standards for all departmental functional units; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations applicable to agency; considerable knowledge of policies, procedures and/or operations applicable to agency; considerable knowledge of methods of research design, statistical analysis and database management; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of business and public administration including organization and administration, planning and budgeting, management systems research and development, information systems and policy development; considerable ability to interpret legislation and determine its impact on agency operations and/or the state; considerable ability to analyze organizational problems, design and conduct studies and determine effective solutions; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of professional experience in management analysis, systems analysis, planning, research or a related field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree. 
2. A Master's degree in research, statistics, economics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates who demonstrate the following will be given preference:

  • Experience with data collection, maintenance and mining;
  • Advanced database management skills;
  • Technical ability to troubleshoot system problems and provide solutions;
  • Significant experience analyzing complex data and extracting recommendations from it;
  • Ability to work independantly as well as collaborate on a team.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.