Administrative Manager II (Research Manager)

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Dec 02, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $102,356.80 - $141,772.80 Annually USD

Job Description

Research, Policy and QA Manager (Research Manager)

On January 24, 2023, the Board of Supervisors approved the implementation of a new management classification system throughout the County of Orange. As a result, this Administrative Manager II classification will be classified as a Research, Policy and QA Manager, effective March 10, 2023.

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.


Online applications will only be accepted beginning Thursday, December 1, 2022 for a minimum of five (5) business days, and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 P.M. PST on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

The eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill a current vacancy in the Orange County District Attorney's Office and may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange .

The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) represents the People of the State of California in criminal and civil proceedings, serves the court and criminal justice system, and the Orange County Grand Jury. The mission of the Office of the Orange County District Attorney is to enhance public safety and welfare and to protect and respect crime victims and to create security in the community through the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws in a just, honest, efficient and ethical manner. The Office consists of three major divisions: Legal, Investigative Bureau, and Administration.

The Administrative Manager II-Research Manager will be responsible for:
  • Leading research projects, programs, and units as directed by management by drafting proposals, selecting research methods, supervising teams, including other project managers, and presenting findings;
  • Identifying areas for department improvement and developing research methodologies and data to meet those needs;
  • Staying abreast with latest developments in research methodologies, technologies and changes in the law that will necessitate data collection, analysis and presentation;
  • Collecting, analyzing and developing statistical reports and information to provide valid measurements of crime, criminal justice process, and office operations;
  • Establishing and maintaining processes to ensure data integrity;
  • Providing oversight on research projects and ongoing program evaluations from conceptualization to final outcome.
  • Collaborating with other criminal justice entities and stakeholders in the exchange of information and data for the performance and assessment of criminal justice function; and
  • Collaborating key information to internal and external stakeholders in planning strategic initiatives and in implementing new programs

NOTE: This is a data research and working manager position, not a policy driving/writing position.

In addition to the minimum experience and education requirements, the ideal candidate will also possess experience working in a legal/law enforcement setting as well as demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience listed in all the competencies below:

Research Experience:

• A masters or doctorate degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Research, Psychology or other Social Sciences or Administration field with documented statistical research focus
• Extensive experience in conducting applied research in a criminal justice or social science
• Experience in preparing concise written and oral reports summarizing complex data and
information for non-technical personnel
• Experience supervising and/or providing guidance to other staff carrying out research and
evaluation activities

Technical Knowledge:
• Principles and methods of research design, including sampling and testing of hypotheses
• Principles and methods of descriptive and inferential statistics including probability theory,
sampling techniques, statistical correlation, frequency distribution, reliability and validity
criteria and regression analysis
• Methods of organizing statistical information into reports, tabulations, charts and graphs
• Principles and theories of a scientific, technical or professional field as they apply to criminal justice

• Uses creativity and innovation in achieving business objectives by planning and developing
projects to be safe, efficient and effective
• Works collaboratively with staff to align personal development and goal achievement with
business objectives
• Builds effective working relationships inside and outside the organization
• Employment experience performing data compilation, analysis and leading research projects with teams of more than one

Effective Communication:
• Promotes open, candid information sharing across organizational boundaries in working
with other law enforcement agencies, County, State and Federal agencies
• Presents ideas and material clearly, concisely, logically and persuasively both orally and in
• Effectively communicates in individual interviews and group discussions requiring
persuasion, counseling and instruction
• Advises supervisor and other management staff regarding the mission of the research unit
and the objectives, methodology, time requirements and feasibility of major research
• Recommends new projects and explains their contributions to operational objectives

Planning and Organization:
• Manages time wisely and effectively prioritizes multiple, competing tasks
• Plans, organizes and directs research projects to determine the effect of, and need for,
various County programs
• Directs the design of research models, development and selection of statistical and
analytical methods, collection and interpretation of field data and development of findings
and recommendations
• Makes efficient use of the organization's resources and promotes flexibility by planning for
the effects of organizational change internally, and develops projects that recognize
potential change in legislation and/or regulation impacting law enforcement

Problem Solving & Decision-Making:
Individual can detect problems and take effective corrective action; demonstrates excellent judgment when working with department standards and the public; shows the ability to make effective decisions when completing projects and assignments.

Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Research, Policy and QA Manager classification as well as the physical and mental requirements and the environmental and working conditions.

District Attorney Human Resources will screen all applications in order to identify the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step of the selection process.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer): Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Structured Oral Interview | SOI (Weighted 100%): Applicants will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.

Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, District Attorney Human Resources will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Based on the Department's needs, the recruitment process above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.
Veterans Employment Preference:
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) to review the policy.


Candidates under consideration for hire by the District Attorney-Public Administrator will be required to pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the department.

EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For additional questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Marina Guillen at 714-347-8420 or


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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