Research Associate

Washington D.C.
May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


In order to be considered for this position, applicants must address the following KSAs in the questionnaire on USAJOBS as a separate submission from the resume and cover letter:

- Experience in collecting, entering, documenting, or editing original data.

- Experience with manipulating, and analyzing quantitative data such as subsetting datafiles, creating collapsed or dummy variables, and matching or merging datafiles.

- Experience with quantitative analyses techniques, such as descriptive and inferential statistics.

- Proficiency using Microsoft Word, or comparable word processing software, specifically editing text as well as creating and/or inserting tables, charts, and other objects into text.

- Experience using EXCEL or a comparable spreadsheet software program, specifically creating or editing tables and charts and using formulas.

- Experience using PowerPoint to make presentations which include data graphics.

- Describe experience with any statistical software packages (i.e., SAS, SPSS, or STATA), specifically including any experience writing syntax code.

- Ability to work well in a team setting.


Applicants must have a master's degree from an accredited university or college in criminology, sociology, or a related empirical social science.

Applicants must have a minimum of one year of experience in quantitative research as either an intern or a paid employee.

Satisfactory completion of course work in statistics and research methodology as well as experience programming with statistical software packages (i.e., SAS, SPSS, or STATA) is also required.


Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following areas of experience:
  • Experience performing data analysis using criminal justice related data.
  • Advanced SAS programming experience (e.g., working with macros and/or using SAS datafiles to auto-fill tables in Excel or Word).

Applicants must have a master's degree from an accredited university or college in criminology, sociology, or a related empirical social science.


  • This position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive Civil Service.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to
  • A background security investigation is required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to a selectee's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. A background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
  • All new Commission employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment, mandated by the Federal Compensation Act.
  • All new Commission employees, those converted from a temporary appointment to a permanent appointment, and all rehired former Commission employees are required to serve a one year probationary period.The probationary period begins on the effective date of the employee's appointment, conversion, or rehire.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

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

The Commission evaluates applicants through a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. Applicants who do not address the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) in his or her application materials as stated in the vacancy announcement are automatically disqualified from consideration and must re-apply before the closing date to be considered for employment.

The Office of Human Resources:

  • Reviews the applicant's application to ensure the proper materials are submitted.
  • Ensures that the application addresses all of the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) as stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • Determines whether the applicant meets the qualification requirements for the particular position and notifies the applicant about the status of his or her application.

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Drug test required No

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