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A CAREER IN ITO

The Constitution directs the Chief Justice to appoint an Administrative Director of the Courts. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) consists of various support divisions to assist the courts in case management and record keeping.

The Information Technology Office (ITO) is the unit within the AOC that develops and implements information technology applications for all court functions. 

Information Technology Office

ITO is charged with the responsibility to computerize the Judiciary for the purpose of enhancing and optimizing court operations. The Judiciary has built one of the most comprehensive judicial information systems in the country, automating every court case type, which includes more than seven million cases per year.

The Judiciary 's Information Technology Office serves over 20,000 users and its' computer systems consist of over 5,100 programs and modules. Nearly three million online transcation are processed daily.

ITO's role is to plan, coordinate and implement automated information systems that satisfy the need to improve and streamline judicial administration.

Technologically, ITO's production applications include both enterprise mainframe and client server systems. Our client server architecture includes Visual Basic, C++, Sybase, Oracle, NT and Windows 2000. The enterprise server development is an MVS/OS 390 environment utilizing IDMS, ADS/O, COBOL, TSO and MQSeries.

In the Internet/Intranet environment we are utilizing Netscape's enterprise solution running on UNIX and NT platforms. WEB authoring and development tools include HTML/VRML editors, JAVA, JAVAScript and CGI/PERL scripting, IBM/Websphere, Visual Age for Java and Java Server Pages (JSP). 

ITO responsibilities include: 

  • Development, operation and maintenance of production information systems. 
  • Design and management of the Judiciary's databases.
  • Coordinating and implementing computer-based office automation applications and hardware.

What is a Judiciary Information Technology Analyst?

A successful Information Technology Analyst is an information systems professional with the ability to apply multi-platform technology solutions to enhance the complex operations of the courts. 

How do I qualify for employment as a Judiciary Information Technology Analyst?

The minimum requirements for becoming a Judiciary Information Technology Analyst are any one of the following:
  • Associate's degree with two (2) years professional experience in one or more of the following areas: systems analysis, systems design, programming, operation and maintenance of hardware and software, generation and maintenance of hardware and software, generation and maintenance of systems software, information technology operations, networking, computer applications, customer service/problem reporting, methods or systems security. 
  • Associate's degree in Computer Science or related field and one (1) year relevant experience.
  • Three (3) years post-secondary education in Computer Science or related field. 
  • Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science-related field.
  • Three (3) years relavant experience.
  • An ITO Internship may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience.

What are the Benefits?

The entry-level starting salary for a Judiciary Information Technology Analyst begins at approximately $34,600 with generous fringe benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and Judiciary salary regulations. The benefits include health insurance, paid sick and vacation leave and a retirement pension. Full-time and part-time positions available. On-site child care center available. 

ITO provides a stimulating, dynamic environment with leading edge technology.

The Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court has made it a high priority to continue to develop a diverse work force, wherein the various cultural and ethnic groups of the State are represented by qualified applicants for these positions. Blacks, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, women and other protected class members are encouraged to apply. 

ITO Opportunities 

ITO also has a variety of other titles which include:

Information Technology Analysts

  • Applications
  • Data Base 
  • Office Systems
  • Systems Programming 
  • Telecommunications
Computer Operators (MVS/Network) 

Project Managers 

Technical Assistant MIS (Help Desk)

Opportunities also exist for college students. Internships are also available on a part-time basis. 

The Judiciary of New Jersey is an Equal Oportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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