Reseach & Statistics - Data Analyst


November 18, 2022


Research and Statistics




Harrisburg / Philadelphia


Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

$57,086 - $67,676


AOPC/Research and Statistics collects and analyzes statistical information relating to both county and statewide court operations. The team of five provides data and analysis to the courts (and various workgroups, boards and committees) on topics related to case management, court programs and court operations and collaborates with the courts and other AOPC departments to ensure the data are accurately analyzed and interpreted. The department also coordinates and conducts studies that help inform policy and practice improvements to the administration of justice. Some of their more recent studies have looked at the statewide civil case inventory, domestic relations fees and guardian ad litems in Pennsylvania – all of which resulted in meaningful court improvements. In addition to generating a wide range of caseload statistics, the department facilitates the public’s access to this information by publishing data online via web-based reports and on the courts’ interactive data dashboards.

Primary Duties

  • Collects caseload and other court statistics from county data reporters and AOPC automated systems. Advises and trains county data reporters on uniform reporting practices, procedures, and data definitions.
  • Assists in the design and publication of court statistical reports in print and electronic formats.
  • Verifies court statistics through systematic error checks, comparative analysis, and qualitative inquiry.
  • Researches and analyzes committee/work group questions, including development of reports, presentation materials, and notes/memoranda.
  • Completes quantitative and qualitative studies, including developing and testing data collection instruments, formatting datasets, statistical analyses, and survey methodologies.
  • Creates data visualizations.
  • Develops reports using an array of software packages, including Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, and Tableau.
  • Responds to statistical and research inquiries from internal and external requestors.
  • Attends and participates as a presenter in state and national professional conferences to support professional development and build and maintain professional networks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in data science and statistics; AND
  • Two years of experience in the field of statistics, professional research, or data analysis.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and / or training may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • Master’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Public Administration, or closely related field preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.
  • Working knowledge of SPSS and Tableau preferred.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.

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