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Washington, D.C
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time


This assignment is a 1-year non-reimbursable assignment.

This assignment is with Department of Homeland Security, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans.

Assignees will fully work virtually until COVID restrictions are reduced. Office is supportive of full time virtual for non-local (no DC-Metro pay) assignees.

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An assignee will work with other statisticians and senior staff in the Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) to support and develop statutorily required reporting, research and develop reports and graphics supporting White House and DHS Leadership priority efforts, and provide statistical support for select projects. Statutory reporting and historic research and statistical projects can be found on .

The specific focus for this assignment will be supporting OIS's effort to accelerate its core data processing from a quarterly to a monthly rhythm and to use OIS's comprehensive person-level statistical system of record to support end-to-end modeling of immigration enforcement and benefits adjudication. The assignee may also contribute to additional OIS analysis and reporting, including analysis of alien recidivism, alternatives to detention, non-immigrant overstayers, and DHS enforcement priorities, as well as improvements to OIS's population estimates and COVID-19 modeling.

Daily/general activities will include working in the SAS statistics package to process administrative data and selecting, modifying, and implementing statistical techniques to contribute to OIS reporting and analysis. Assignees with higher levels of statistical experience and/or immigration related experience will have a stronger role in planning analytical projects related to immigration issues with a specific focus on immigration benefits and enforcement. All assignees will be active in establishing and maintaining a working relationship with operational Components and other key stakeholders to accomplish work and provide advice on data-related issues.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:

A successful candidate and assignee is required to have SAS skills. Any interview type process will include an assessment of these skills in addition to other (optional) statistical capabilities.

Additionally, an assignee will be able to independently be capable of:
  • Analyzing administrative data or large datasets;
  • Implementing analytical projects requiring application of statistical theory and techniques;
  • Evaluating statistical limitations of data
  • Developing analytical projects requiring application of statistical theory and techniques;
  • Recommending new or improved methods for analyzing data
  • Developing statistical approaches to address policy research questions.
  • Managing studies that included multivariate analysis, factor analysis and forecasting of populations;
  • Implementing improved methods of data management to include methods of data masking, data anonymization, and linking data across datasets using a variety of software packages and routines; and
  • Presenting statistical findings clearly as main contributor to senior leadership and/or in public forums

  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.

    If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    1. Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.

    2. SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
  • Your appointment in the Federal service
  • Tenure
  • Grade and Step
  • Full performance level
  • If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    3. DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application Form signed by your supervisor. Please click on the following link to access the required form DHS Form 250-02 .

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