Senior Social Science Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 14, 2017
Closes
Jul 31, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Office of Research and Evaluation is composed of analysts, statisticians and IT specialists responsible for conducting research and program evaluation of community supervision and interventions believed to contribute to the successful supervision of offenders in the community. A Senior Social Science Analyst provides technical support to agency management by designing systems, developing data collection protocols, and developing research methods for a variety of quantitative and qualitative evaluation projects. The position is involved in the ongoing establishment and maintenance of a data warehouse structure that will house data of offenders supervised by CSOSA. These data are useful to other law enforcement bodies and provide the basis for reporting on Agency performance to Congress, the OMB, the DOJ/BJS, and the general public. The incumbent is the Senior Social Science Analyst and conducts projects and implements statistical designs and data management systems that deal with implementation and outcome studies (e.g., treatment efficacy/effectiveness, recidivism/revocation, re-arrest, sex offender/mental health monitoring, etc.), as well as performance management. Work results contribute to highly visible projects and help shape the public's view of the Agency's effectiveness at controlling offender rehabilitation.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=CVAOE.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:


Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.

There is no education substitution for the required qualifications.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Appointment may be subject to random drug testing after selection.

U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.

Public Trust - Background Investigation


DUTIES:

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

Conducts projects and implements statistical designs and data management systems that deal with implementation and outcome studies (e.g., treatment efficacy/effectiveness, recidivism/revocation, re-arrest, sex offender/mental health monitoring, etc.), as well as performance management. Manages analysis and evaluation projects focusing on informing agency policies and practices that promote successful offender performance while on supervision including graduated sanctioning responses, performance in substance abuse treatment, vocational development and employment-skill matching.

Performs critical reviews of scientific or technical procedures, protocols, methodologies, inspections, and investigations for scientific and regulatory policy implications. Recommends attendant policy changes, or develops important public programs. Assesses evidence, determines nature of violations, and initiates regulatory action. Provides expert consultative services and maintains current knowledge of scientific subjects pertaining to statistics and the regulatory area and recommends improvements to the review process.

Evaluates and analyzes agency-wide programs, functions, and organizations to determine whether the management systems efficiently accomplish the objectives sought, and whether they provide the controls necessary for sound management. Assess the result of internal management studies made by individual offices to assess their validity, effectiveness, and possible application. Participates in developing agency standards and instructions relative to survey activities. Conducts periodic monitoring and assessment of well-precedented social services programs and projects to determine compliance with applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines in addition to internal and external programs. Compiles comprehensive reports of review findings, and makes recommendations for enhancing service delivery.

Develops policies, strategies, and plans for social science analysis programs/projects for agency-wide application. Provides specialized expertise in designing and monitoring policies, strategies, and programs in the social science analysis area. Provides technical advice, guidance, and support on technical issues regarding the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of social science programs.