Supervisory Statistician (Chief, Publications and Dissemination)

Washington, D.C
May 24, 2022
May 25, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

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

Supervises a group of employees performing work ranging from GS-11 to GS-14 or equivalent level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Plans, designs, and oversees agency-wide policies, programs, and procedures governing internal and external development and dissemination of statistical and informational products.

Works with statisticians and management in identifying emerging trends in crime and criminal justice for setting publishing priorities.

As the agency authority in the development and implementation of guidelines in the publication area, adapts appropriate advanced technologies to develop new approaches that create a unified publication and communication strategy.

Serves as an expert authority and leader in a statistical or technical area, provides advice to managers, statisticians, analysts, and other staff on technical and statistical applications, and identifies areas where complementary data or information can be used to expand analysis and understanding of criminal justice issues.

Designs, develops, and maintains systems for converting written products into formats for distribution on multiple platforms, such as the website, social media, and news outlets. Participates in planning, development, and maintenance activities associated with modes of dissemination.


Conditions of Employment

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

See Other Information for further requirements.


Grade 15:


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 or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data, such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.


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.


In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-14.

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.

Specialized experience is defined as: Specialized experience is defined as: Advising other statisticians/specialists on highly complex and unprecedented statistical or analytical studies and problems; designing and developing data analysis methodologies and techniques; demonstrated knowledge of the principles and theories of applied statistical methods and techniques related to a particular statistical function affecting the administration or operational policies of an organization; performing statistical or analytical studies in a social science area and producing statistical reports or products from the studies that are suitable for publishing or dissemination using social media, video, data dashboards, etc,;designing layout, graphic styles, writing styles, and guidelines for a variety of statistical materials for public dissemination.

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:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.


See Qualifications Section.

Additional information

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies

OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Current civil service employees will receive new appointments if selected under this Direct Hire Authority.

This position is eligible for part-time or situational telework

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.