Research Associate

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 22, 2018
Closes
May 22, 2018
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - The position requires some travel.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a United States Citizen, subject to the exceptions enumerated at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers.
  • Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
  • Relatives of Center staff members may not be employed at the Center in any capacity.
  • All requirements must be met for full consideration.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ph.D degree in a social science discipline such as, but not limited to psychology, sociology, or political science that provides a professional knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative empirical research methods or a JD degree;
    Knowledge of statistical analysis programs such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA;
    Experience designing and conducting evaluations of court-focused programs; and
    At least two years of work conducting policy or law-related research.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Completion of three or more graduate-level courses that focused on applied research methods (e.g., multivariate statistics, time series and forecasting, non-parametric statistics, categorical data analysis, statistical sampling, survey research, and experimental design);
  • A publication record demonstrating experience in research design and statistical analysis;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to listen well and work collaboratively with highly motivated and experienced professionals; and
  • Applicants who have earned both the J.D. and Ph.D. degrees are strongly urged to apply.

Ph.D degree in a social science discipline such as, but not limited to psychology, sociology, or political science that provides a professional knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative empirical research methods or a JD degree.

Federal government benefits are applicable. An array of supplemental benefits are also offered including a transportation subsidy and a flexible benefit program allowing for pre-tax deductions for health insurance, health care, dependent care, and commuter expenses. The FJC is located in the Thurgood Marshall Building, conveniently situated to public transportation directly beside Union Station. The Marshall Building houses a child development center and a health fitness facility for its tenants.

This position does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive civil service.

The starting salary is set at $121,262. This position falls in the Center's pay band VI which has a salary range up to $191,360; not all incumbents in pay band VI positions can expect to reach the top of the range. For the successful candidate who is not currently a member of the Center staff, a higher starting salary, but not to exceed $127,325, may be considered based upon the successful candidate's current salary. For the successful internal candidate earning less than the starting range minimum, his/her salary will be brought up to the range minimum of $121,262. If the successful internal candidate's salary falls above the range minimum that salary will be matched up to his/her current salary.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview.

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