New Jersey Attorney General’s Office
(Trenton, NJ)

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is looking for a Research Data Manager to join the Office of Justice Data.  This position will be located in Trenton, NJ. The salary for this position will range from $96,099.57 to $137,348.82.

The Attorney General has broad oversight of the state’s legal and law enforcement matters. As the head of the Department of Law & Public Safety, the Attorney General supervises a wide range of Divisions, Offices, and Commissions, consisting of over 2,800 sworn law enforcement officers, 600 attorneys, and thousands of other public servants.

The Office of Justice Data coordinates data collection and analysis across the Department of Law and Public Safety, ensuring the Department meets various statutory obligations. With a particular focus on criminal justice data, OJD promotes transparency and accountability through timely and accessible public data releases. Working with other criminal justice and law enforcement stakeholders, OJD helps to ensure that the office’s policymaking is rooted in data and rigorous statistical analysis.

Under the direction of an administrative official, in the Department of Law and Public Safety (DL&PS) Office of Justice Data (OJD)

  • Responsible for managing diverse statistical research for a variety of highly specialized data analytic functions and may oversee a broad portfolio of projects involving data extracted from or inquiries into multiple program areas across the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to, victim services, juvenile justice, human trafficking, corrections, and/or law enforcement
  • Takes charge of leading key tasks, serving as a project manager and principal investigator
  • Supervises staff and work activities
  • Prepares and signs official performance evaluations for subordinate staff
  • Does other related duties as required

 Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 18 credits in social sciences, criminal justice, statistics, or a closely related field.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in collecting, analyzing, reporting, and disseminating large volumes of data using statistical techniques to identify trends or patterns in complex data for research projects; two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory position.

Other Key Factors

  •  Applicants who do not possess the required degree, but who do possess the specialized credits outlined above, may substitute additional experience for the remaining education (years necessary to complete the degree) on a year-for-year basis.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with higher-level data experience, primarily focused on data structuring and architecting. This person should have statistical experience and strong data visualization skills/instincts. 
  • A Master’s degree in social sciences, criminal justice, statistics, or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
  • A Ph.D. in social sciences, criminal justice, statistics, or a closely related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.


  • Paid Leave Time
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Benefits
  • Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Retirement Plans
  • Telework may be available

 How to Apply:

If qualified, please send a cover letter indicating interest in job vacancy announcement #23-609, copy of unofficial college transcripts (to verify the required 18 credits) and a current resume to the Recruitment Coordinator via email at on or before the closing date of December 1, 2023.

Applications close: December 1, 2023

Salary: $96,099.57 to $137,348.82

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