Statistician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Aug 09, 2017
Closes
Aug 16, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The United States Marshals Service is the nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.

Intelligence Research and Development Unit - National Sex Offender Targeting Center - Arlington, VA

The mission of the Sex Offender Investigations Branch is to protect the public from sex offenders through the coordinated enforcement of sex offender registration laws. The incumbent of this position serves as a Statistician responsible for conducting research and studies, developing statistical research methodology, statistical computing, conducting statistical analyses, and consulting on research methodology as it pertains to sex offender and criminal justice issues, such as empirical evaluations in the law enforcement and criminological fields.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have both the basic requirement and the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying:

    Basic Requirement
    A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester 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 should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be 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.
    OR
    B. Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes 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.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Qualifying experience is : 1) Serving as statistical analyst for research studies that encompass advanced statistical topics (e.g., multilevel modeling, multivariable modeling for categorical outcomes, exploratory data analysis, calculation of standard errors, longitudinal analysis, linear and logistic regression, multilevel modeling, survival analysis, time-series analysis, spatial autocorrelation, focal statistics, zonal statistics, Kriging, hot spot analysis, geographically weighted regression); 2) Using computer programs to resolve a range of data management or statistical problems; 3) Analyzing a variety of large and complex datasets using appropriate statistical software such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, ArcGIS, etc.; 4) Writing and presenting analytical and statistical reports and professional research papers; AND 5) Working with outside organization to identify and address research issues.?

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htm

    In addition, when reviewing applicant's transcripts, assumptions will not be made. Applicants MUST state which coursework is relevant.

    All qualifications requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    DUTIES:

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Developing and conducting research relevant to the Sex Offender Investigations Branch
    • Compiling internal statistical data, analyzing data and preparing reports and briefings
    • Planning and conducting statistical research projects to evaluate sex offender-related surveys and other research investigations in the area of statistics and experimental design
    • Reporting and publishing experimental design and statistical aspects of statistical methodology and research findings
    • Giving briefings or presentations on research findings to peers