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The Hawai`i State Judiciary invites qualified persons to apply for a full-time Research Analyst
position for the Criminal Justice Research Institute located in Honolulu, Hawai`i.


The Criminal Justice Research Institute (CJRI) is administratively attached to the Office of the Chief
Justice. The Institute’s focus is to examine all aspects of the criminal justice system for the purpose
of assisting the State in understanding the system in a more comprehensive way and ensuring the
protection of individual rights, increasing efficiencies and controlling costs.


This position assists the Director of the Institute in conducting research, analysis, and program
development projects to examine all areas of the criminal justice system, including projects to
evaluate the effectiveness of the State’s criminal pretrial system and identify improvements.

1) Assists the Institute Director to maintain and administer a centralized statewide criminal
pretrial justice data reporting and collection system and by performing research, evaluations,
and analysis of the overall functioning of the criminal justice system. The position’s
responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

a. Assists with collecting data to monitor the overall functioning of the criminal justice
system. Identifies all current databases utilized by various departments and agencies to
track criminal pretrial information. Determines the administrative and technological
feasibility of aggregating and sharing current data and identifies critical gaps in data and
information collection that are required for a solid assessment of criminal pretrial justice

b. Assists in the implementation, evaluation and monitoring of evidence-based practices and
reports on the effectiveness of practices and policies implemented. Reviews research
literature on relevant criminal justice topics to stay current on the evidence-base.

c. Assists with the design and development of outcome measures to determine if various
programs are making positive contributions to the criminal justice system.

d. Assists in conducting cost-benefit analysis on various areas of operation to measure the
State’s return on its financial investment in the criminal justice system.
e. Monitors national trends in criminal justice and reviews, analyzes, evaluates and makes
recommendations on criminal justice strategies, protocols, technology, changes in the law
and standards, etc.

f. Assists in planning, developing, tracking and updating performance indicators that
accurately reflect the effectiveness of the State’s criminal justice system. Communicates
data on performance indicators in written and verbal formats to a range of stakeholders
and audiences.

g. Assists in compiling reports to the CJRI Board of Directors and to the Legislature, which
includes the review and analysis of data from the system to evaluate the effectiveness of
the State’s criminal justice system and to identify possible improvements. Monitors state
and local criminal justice policy issues, and identifies ways to provide research support for
current issues.

h. Maintains effective and timely contact with other organizations for the purpose of
exchanging or obtaining current information and developing collaborative relationships.

i. Attends, coordinates, and conducts meetings related to data reporting and collection.

j. Develops and maintains data folders and records as needed.

2) Performs other duties and functions as assigned by the Director or as needed to accomplish
the goals and objectives of the Institute.


  • College degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in areas of research and writing.
  • Ability to plan and organize research projects; collect and analyze data; and prepare clear and
    concise written reports.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with various individuals and organizations.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and collaborate with different stakeholders in a respectful
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; flexible and willing to adapt to deadlines.
  • Interest in using data and research to inform criminal justice policy and practice.
  • Values equity and inclusion, and working in diverse settings.


  • Advanced graduate degree in criminal justice, public policy, or related social science field.
    Ability to conduct data analysis using statistical software (i.e., SPSS, Stata, R or other
  • Training or experience using data visualization techniques and/or developing dashboards.
  • Substantive knowledge of criminal justice issues and research.
  • Prior experience conducting cost-benefit analysis.
  • Ability to author technical reports and write in plain language for non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with stakeholders, community organizations, and/or
    justice-involved individuals.
  • Prior experience conducting policy analysis and/or reviewing administrative and legal policies.


The incumbent in this position may be required to work a variable work schedule and to work
beyond a normal work schedule, including evenings, days off, and holidays.


Applicants must be citizens, lawful permanent residents (resident aliens) or nationals of the United
States, or non-citizens with unrestricted employment authorization from the U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

All applicants shall become residents of the State within thirty (30) days after beginning their
employment and as a condition of eligibility for continued employment.


The selected candidate will serve in an exempt (non-civil service), at-will appointment which is
excluded from the requirements of selection by merit competition and from civil service status.
Exempt (non-civil service) appointments are considered at-will, which means that the hiring
authority may terminate the employment relationship at any time.


Effective July 1, 2023, the starting salary is $5,713 monthly / $68,556 annually and will be
determined by the hiring authority based on qualifications.

Exempt (non-civil service) employees are eligible for a range of benefits, including, but not limited
to, the following:

  • up to 13 paid holidays each year
  • up to 21 vacation leave days per year
  • up to 21 sick leave days per year
  • Reasonable time off with pay for jury duty, bereavement leave, and certain military duty
    Membership in the state retirement system
  • Employer/Employee shared premium contributions for enrollment in the state-sponsored
    health coverage
  • Free life insurance policy for employees
  • Deferred compensation supplemental retirement savings plan


Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vita/resume to the attention of the
CJRI Director; curriculum vitae/resume which includes statements on record of achievement
conducting research and design and implementation of complex projects; copies of academic
qualifications; and the names and contact information of three (3) references, including current

Documents may be sent by electronic mail to or by mail
addressed to: Hawaiʻi State Judiciary, Human Resources Department, 426 Queen Street,
1st Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813.

First consideration will be given to resumes received by Friday, July 7, 2023.

In order to expedite the hiring process, only qualified candidates that are shortlisted will be
selected for an interview and contacted. In order to effectively execute and complete the duties
described above, the incumbent must demonstrate a high degree of research and writing skills.
Therefore, if you are scheduled for an interview, a writing sample or example of your research may
be requested.


The appointment of the selected candidate will be pending a background check and other pre-employment clearances.