OCA - Manager II (Data and Research Manager)
The Office of Court Administration (OCA) is a unique state agency in the Judicial Branch that operates under the direction and supervision of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Chief Justice. Our mission is to provide resources and information for the efficient administration of the Judicial Branch of Texas.
To learn more about the OCA, visit https://www.txcourts.gov/oca/.
The Data and Research Manager performs moderately complex (journey-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of the Data Research Division. Reports to and works closely with the Division Director to ensure strategic plans and tasks are supported and completed in a timely manner. Responsible for assisting with the collection and reporting of court-related data that reflect judicial activity throughout all levels of the Texas Judicial system. Work involves assisting with responses to requests for judicial information as well as the preparation, or involvement in the preparation, of agency publications; establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating business function. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Essential Job Functions:
Manages Judicial Information Analysts and Data Analysts in the Data Research Division; plans, assigns, and supervises 3-5 employees.
Assists with the collection and reporting of court-related data that reflect judicial activity from all levels of the Texas judicial system, within a timely manner.
Responds to and oversees employees’ responses for requests of judicial information from a wide variety of sources.
Assists with the preparation of the Texas Judicial System Annual Statistical Report, Texas Judicial System Directory, and various other statutorily mandated reports.
Oversees the provision of and provides technical assistance to courts, clerks, and others on all aspects of the collection, submission, maintenance, and reporting of court data.
Performs evaluation of data for potential reporting errors and the follow up with clerks and courts to resolve issues.
Performs technical assistance and other project-based work, including project development, and project scoping, planning, prioritizing and oversight, and routine data quality checks.
Develops and delivers presentations to clerks, judges, and others on issues relating to reporting requirements and data quality issues.
Recommends changes in judicial data reporting procedures and management practices and works with necessary parties to develop and implement those changes.
Assists in the prioritization of Data Research Division related projects.
Assists with various other division and agency projects.
Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.
Performs related work as assigned and complies with all OCA policies.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration, government, computer science, statistical analysis, research methodology, sociology, or related field; may substitute four years of full-time relevant experience for required education.
Two additional years of full-time experience in compiling, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data.
Three years of full-time supervisory experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Graduate degree preferred with major course work in the above areas of study.
Management experience in a judicial organization.
Substantial experience with using Excel to manipulate and analyze data and to produce graphs, charts and tables.
Experience with statistical analysis, program evaluation, or research.
Experience with using relational databases.
Experience with Access, Power BI, Tableau, or SQL.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the Texas judicial system.
Skilled in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Ability to communicate professionally in writing and orally and to translate complex information into common terms.
Ability to manage concurrent projects or tasks to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
Regular attendance required.
Travel will be required.
Must sit for extended periods of time.
May talk on phone for extended periods of time.
Note: The following Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) codes are generally applicable to this position. Army: No military equivalent, Navy: 611X-LDO Operations, Coast Guard: SEI15-Enterprise Policy, Planning, Budget, and Management, Marine Corps: 0203-Ground Intelligence Officer, Air Force: 16GX-Air Force operations Staff Officer, Space Force: No military equivalency. Applicants must fully complete the summary of military experience applicable to the position to determine if minimum qualifications are met. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf
Applications must be complete, including start and end dates of work experiences. Following a screening of applications, interviews of qualified applicants who have submitted a completed state application will be scheduled. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection.
An applicant’s response to the question regarding Former Foster Youth on the state application is optional if you are applying for employment with the Office of Court Administration.
The Office of Court Administration is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in employment or in the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any request for reasonable accommodations needed during the application process should be communicated to Human Resources. 1-800-RELAY TX (for hearing impaired).
The Office of Court Administration participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration, and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.