Statistician (Social Science)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 16, 2022
Closes
May 20, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The incumbent will be part of one or more teams carrying out statistical collections in criminal victimization, law enforcement, correction, courts, recidivism, or special projects. National criminal justice statistical programs provide statistics to the general public and are used to guide management, planning, and policy-formulation related to Federal, state, tribal, and local justice operations. At the Federal level, the statistics are used by the Department of Justice, Congress, and the U.S. Courts to establish and evaluate justice policies.

Consults and collaborates with criminal justice agency representatives including state, tribal, and local governmental officials, consumers, and/or personnel within the Department to advise about on-going and established statistical studies or other projects where extensive methodological or subject-matter advice and interpretation is required.

Performs various statistical data collection activities, such as preparing, processing, analyzing, and coordinating core and periodic data collections. Ensures the effective collection of statistical data and the use of appropriate collection systems to satisfy immediate, mid-range, and long-term statistical data collection requirements.

Manages, leads, or performs work applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods for gathering, studying, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on statistical information.

Prepares a variety of statistical products, questionnaires, reports, presentations, and other written documentation that support statistical findings and dissemination for audiences including the criminal justice community, Congress, Department officials, and the general public.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit www.sss.gov.
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

See Other Information for further requirements.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-11 AND 12

A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester/22 quarter hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester (13 quarter) hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements is given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content includes statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements of business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data, such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus
appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

GRADE 11:

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had either specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below. Education and experience may be combined to meet the total experience requirements.

1. The applicant must have completed three (3) years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading toward or having achieved a Ph.D. degree or an equivalent doctoral degree that provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

2. The applicant must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include: prepared preliminary drafts of portions of comprehensive statistical studies or analyses; conducted portions of broad statistical projects using a variety of established data collection methods; wrote or edited statistical reports; evaluated the methodology of conventional and precedented studies.

GRADE 12:

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include: wrote or edited statistical reports that included analysis of varied technical problems and issues; evaluated statistical results in consultation with subject matter specialist; planned and conducted portions of broad statistical projects using various and extensive methods of data collection; applied computerized modeling mathematics techniques.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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Education

See Qualifications Section

Additional information

THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE PUBLIC NOTICE: Direct Hire allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the OPM Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures.

This position is included in the bargaining unit.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position may be eligible for telework per agency policy.

OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
COVID-19 Vaccination Status:The agency may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
COVID-19 Telework Requirements: Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework, per agency policy.