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Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

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

Consults or participates in the application of statistical theories, techniques, and methods to the interpretation of regulatory data used to support compliance enforcement activities, such as the determination and initiation of corrective and legal actions. Compliance activities consist of enforcing industry, federal, state, and local rules, regulations, policies, and/or standards.

Reviews and evaluates scientific data, mathematical and statistical methods, and the procedures and concepts involved with applications submitted by regulated industry for the approval of products or substances, such as new drugs. Applies the principles and techniques of statistical theories and methods to the interpretation of quantified information used in scientific reviews and regulatory applications.

Researches and/or analyzes problems, issues, or program requirements.


Conditions of Employment

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

See Other Information for further requirements.


Grade 14:


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-13. 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: serving as an expert in statistical methodology as it relates to confidentiality protection, including the use of new and emerging data privacy methods and techniques; performing research using statistical techniques to mitigate privacy threats and minimize risk of disclosure of confidential data; developing and implementing statistical methods and policies to ensure methods comply with statutory confidentiality requirements; knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies protecting confidentiality and privacy, including the Evidence Act.

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.
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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.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
This position has a duty station of Washington, D.C. The selectee will be responsible for covering all commuting-related travel expenses. OJP employees are eligible for one transportation benefit ÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃâ parking or the Department of Justice (DOJ) transit subsidy.
This position may be eligible for telework per agency policy.

OJP offers oportunities for flexible work schedules.

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