US District Court Jobs in Cleveland – Policy & Research Analyst

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Job Description:

The Office of the Circuit Executive (OCE) serves the 9th Judicial Circuit of United States. It is the largest federal circuit in the country, comprising nine western states and two territories. The Office serves the Court of Appeals as well as the District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, Probation and Pretrial Offices, and Federal Public Defenders.The OCE was created by statute to provide professional administrative staffing to circuit councils, which are composed primarily of judges engaged full-time in deciding cases. The OCE provides administrative support to the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit and its various committees. It also provides direct services to all the judicial court units in the Circuit. All OCE responsibilities flow from directives of the Judicial Council or the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit.The OCE is committed to providing professional support to the judicial council and courts of the Ninth Circuit and ensuring the highest level of public trust in the administration of justice. This support includes identifying needs, conducting studies, proactively developing and implementing innovative policies, providing training, public information and human resources support, coordinating building and IT projects, and advising the council on procedural and ethical matters.


Job Responsibilities:

Provide staff support to judicial council committees. Assist with the coordination of educational meetings and training programs to implement judicial council policies. Prepare agendas and materials, serve as meeting secretary, and take and distribute meeting minutes. Prepare and make presentations on relevant issues. Assist in the coordination of community outreach activities.
Test, analyze, and evaluate research data. Manage and oversee preparation of reports, summaries, and findings, and provide recommendations to judges and court unit executives.
Organize and analyze data using a variety of computer software programs, including Excel and Access.
Design surveys and other analytical methods to review court management practices. Prepare reports offering recommendations and solutions to problems or issues as appropriate. Prepare a variety of legal and administrative reports based on historical and current data, including statistics on court operations.
Plan, design, and initiate studies of departmental operations to determine the most appropriate and expeditious means of accomplishing assignments.
Perform a variety of studies to support circuit-wide policy planning and program implementation in areas such as: jury utilization, court statistics and reporting, judge workload and staffing policies, pro se services, and any other research studies as directed by the judicial council.
Writing and editing of articles and other content for the Ninth Circuit Annual Report, circuit conference program, circuit web sites and a variety of pamphlets, manuals, flyers and handbooks.
Exchange ideas, information, and materials with other courts and agencies to keep abreast of changes, and to promote efficiency and awareness.
Serve as project manager for special initiatives and assignments from the Deputy Circuit Executive, Circuit Executive, or Chief Judge.

Job Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in court or public administration, public policy, business administration, management, journalism or related field.
At least three years of progressively responsible experience in policy analysis, program evaluation or management analysis in court administration, criminal justice, public service, public administration, or a closely related program area.
Knowledge of administrative, project management, research, policy analysis, and management principles, processes, and techniques.
Experience working with and designing PC-based database and spreadsheet applications using Excel and Access. (A Master’s degree may be substituted for two years of this experience).
Team player; customer service oriented.

Job Details:

Company: United States Courts

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cleveland, OH, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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