Supervisory Statistician (Data Scientist) - Direct Hire

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 08, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Criminal Division (CRM), Office of Policy and Legislation. This position is responsible for supervising a team of data scientists charged with synthesizing primary data on national crime and victimization patterns, national criminal justice, law enforcement strategies, and prosecution policies to help CRM understand its implications and with providing guidance on how to leverage available data in support of prosecution policies, resource allocation, and targeting.
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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Statistician (Data Scientist), you will:
  • Work with and oversee team of data scientists charged with analyzing and presenting data related to federal prosecution and sentencing policies, national crime and victimization patterns, national criminal justice issues and law enforcement strategies.
  • Identify new or improved methods for obtaining data; and help team determine the most appropriate methods for analyzing and interpreting available data in support of prosecution policies and resource allocations decisions.
  • Develop and oversee strategies for data collection and design data collection protocols.
  • Design and employ appropriate algorithms to discover patterns in data sets.
  • Conduct rigorous evaluations and develop models to conduct and support in-depth analysis of data related to national crime and victimization patterns, national criminal justice, law enforcement strategies, and prosecution policies.
  • Use data visualization tools to integrate multiple criminal justice and law enforcement data into visualizations that convey clear results to Division leadership and subject matter experts via dashboards, reports and/or presentations.
  • Use federal, state, and local information sources, both quantitative and qualitative, as well as social and demographic information drawn from published research and available data sources, to provide a frame of reference and point of comparison for analyses.
  • Review research studies involving criminal justice and law enforcement research studies, data analyses, and program evaluations for methodological soundness and policy relevance to provide Division and Department managers with information about new findings and emerging developments in the field.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position has supervisory responsibilities. A one-year supervisory probationary period is required upon selection. This may be waived if you have already successfully completed the supervisory probationary period.
  • The Criminal Division participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program. E-Verify helps employers to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must meet the selective placement factor, grade level qualifications, and series qualifications.

A. Selective Placement Factor: To be found fully qualified for this position, applicants must demonstrate experience working independently with analyzing data related to crime to include criminal behavior, victimization patterns, law enforcement strategies, or corrections. Applicants not addressing the Selective Placement Factors will be determined not to be qualified for the position and will not receive further consideration.

B. Grade Level Qualifications:
To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 Federal grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: conducting rigorous analytical studies and/or developing models to conduct and support in-depth analysis of data; providing expertise, judgement, and advice on information sharing and data interoperability across organizational components; initiating, networking, and collaborating with partners and stakeholders to identify mission relevant problems requiring attention; and identifying and resolving issues and inconsistencies in available data and provides recommendations based on analytic findings.

C. Series Qualifications:
In order to qualify for the GS-1530 series, you must have one of the following:
  • A degree that includes 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.
  • Combination of education and experience - courses as shown 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.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov .

Education

Please see requirements as described in Qualifications.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instruction in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well qualified is defined as possession of the majority of competencies required for the position and will be determined, based upon a review of your resume against the competencies required for the position being filled. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/ .

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well qualified is defined as possession of the majority of competencies required for the position and will be determined, based upon a review of your resume against the competencies required for the position being filled. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/ .

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

This is a direct hire position. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

You are strongly encouraged to convert your resume to an Adobe PDF file prior to submitting your application, especially if you are submitting using a Mac system. Resumes not pre-converted to a PDF file will undergo conversion by the system. This conversion process may cause some formatting changes to your resume, including line and page break errors. To ensure your submitted resume does not display with formatting issues, please submit your resume as a PDF. This error does not affect USAjobs resumes.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes: Resume (cover letter is optional) - Applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your resume must include the following information for each job listed: month and year, start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008), and full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week).
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Please include explanatory material for course-work towards meeting the statistical requirement when it is not readily apparent based on the course title.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees (if applicable) - Please note on your resume and attach an SF-50. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Schedule A Documentation (if applicable) - The Criminal Division welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. The Criminal Division also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes directly to the Criminal Division disability POC, LaToya Washington at LaToya.Washington@usdoj.gov .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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