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Research Statistician IV (Data Scientist/Analyst) - Honolulu, O`ahu

Hawaii State Judiciary
Wake Island, Hawaii
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
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Position Specific Description

Recruitment Number 24-057TY,Research Statistician IV (Data Scientist/Analyst), SR-22D ($5,258 monthly / $63,096 annually) to SR-22L ($7,198 monthly / $86,376 annually)*, Honolulu, O`ahu.
  • Salary rate effective July 1, 2024.
  • Starting salary may be at a rate between the minimum to maximum salary range listed above, based on qualifications.

NOTE: This is a multi-level recruitment for Research Statistician III, IV and V (Data Scientist/Analyst). See 24-056TYResearch Statistician III (Data Scientist/Analyst) and 24-058TY Research Statistician V (Data Scientist/Analyst) recruitments.

Note: A flexible or hybrid work schedule may be available for an employee who has completed probation in this position and has a satisfactory performance record. This work schedule may change at any time based on the operational needs of the work unit and at the discretion of the position's supervisor or administration.

Desirable proficiency in the following areas:
  • statistical hypothesis testing and estimation
  • R, Python, or similar programing language
  • SQL and experience with relational databases and working with large data sets
  • Bayesian statistics
  • data visualization (e.g., with ggplot in R), especially dashboards (e.g., with Shiny in R)

Desirable qualifications:
  • knowledge of open science and research best practices, including reproducible workflows and preregistration
  • knowledge of judicial administration, civil and criminal justice systems, or court operations
  • experience with machine learning, including training and evaluating models
  • strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing

5/30/24 - Supplemental Questions updated.

Summary of Duties

The immediate vacancies are located in the Policy & Planning Department, Planning & Program Evaluation Division, Research & Statistics Office (RSO). The RSO is responsible for the identification, extraction, and processing of data into formats that support the business needs of the Judiciary. The data comes from the Judiciary's custom and custom-off-the-shelf (COTS) applications used for the Judiciary's unique business needs and administrative functions, including measuring performance to assist in the identification and implementation of best practices, providing forecasts for strategic decision making, and providing processed data to external government agencies, media groups, and researchers to monitor and review the Judiciary's activities.

The work is a mix of research, statistical analysis, business analysis, and data processing. The position works closely with customers, business analysts and IT specialists and is expected to manage and execute large research projects with significant independence; exercises significant judgment to research, analyze, and process data into clear and effective formats for customers to understand the information and its statistical significance; utilizes data mapping tools, extraction and transformation tools, report builders, statistical analysis and presentation tools, databases, data warehouses, web servers and file servers; and serves as a technical expert.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education Requirement:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university which included three (3) semester hours in statistics and fifteen (15) additional semester hours in an appropriate field; e.g., the physical or biological sciences, agriculture, medicine, education or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, sociology, political science, public administration, business administration, psychology, etc.

Progressively responsible administrative, professional, or analytical work experience that included: 1) sampling, 2) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, 3) applying statistical methods to data collection or processing or establishing and operating data collection systems; 4) applying known statistical techniques to data such as measures of central tendency, dispersion, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance and tests of significance may be substituted for the degree requirements on a year-for-year basis.

The education and experience background must also demonstrate the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports and documents; read and interpret complex written material and solve complex problems logically and systematically.

Examples of non-qualifying work include: statistical clerical work; statistical drafting; work requiring the calculation of totals, averages, percentages or other arithmetic summations; work involving the preparation of simple tables or charts; work requiring the verification of data by simple comparison or proofreading.

Specialized Experience:

Two and one-half (2-1/2) years of professional work experience conducting research and/or statistical studies which included applying statistical theory and research methods to all phases of research, including designing and implementing studies, collecting data, statistically analyzing and visualizing data, and writing reports.

The experience must have also demonstrated the ability to plan and coordinate statistical survey activities of considerable difficulty, breadth and complexity.

Substitution of Graduate Study for Experience:

(1) Bachelor's degree in data science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for all of the experience required for the Research Statistician II level.

(2) Successful completion of one (1) full year (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours) of graduate study from an accredited college or university which included at least one (1) graduate course in research methods and techniques or in advance statistics may be substituted for all of the experience required for the Research Statistician III level.

(3) Master's degree in research-focused graduate program/department from an accredited college or university may be substituted for all of the experience required for the Research Statistician IV level.

(4) PhD degree, including the thesis, in statistics or in any of the appropriate subject matter fields including but not limited to biology, economics, criminology, and psychology, from an accredited college or university may be substituted for all of the experience for the Research Statistician V level.

Supplemental Information

Any additional information may be attached to your online application, submitted by email to, or mailed to the following address: Hawaii State Judiciary, Human Resources Department, 426 Queen Street, First Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

Education: If you are using education as a substitution for experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or diploma(s) at the time of application. If you are selected for a position, we will request an official transcript (not a copy) at a later date. The official transcript must indicate completion of the training and/or the awarding of the appropriate degree.

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