Social Science Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Jan 16, 2022
Closes
Jan 18, 2022
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Responsible for the Design, implementation, and monitoring National Level Programs to advance community policing.
  • Provide technical guidance, planning and coordinating while collaborating with team members and the scientific community to evaluate social science projects and programs.
  • Oversee, review and evaluate proposals and selection of grants, contracts, and cooperative reimbursement agreements.
  • Complete research methods and statistics as applied to criminology and/or sociology to develop and assess new crime reduction and community policing programs and initiatives.
  • Prepare specialized reports, review and research pertinent literature, and program material, regarding higher level decisions.
  • Conduct statistical analyses of internal COPS Office data using common bivariate and multivariate statistical techniques (such as analysis of variance and regression analysis), and writes detailed reports for publication.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in accordance and within scope of the position.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or two-year trial period.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.
  • You will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.) subject to such exceptions as required by law.


Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Social Science Analyst at (GS-0101-11/12/13), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade you're applying to.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A four year degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR
A combination of education and experience that included at least 24 semester hours of course work; such as sociology, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, and other related social or behavioral science courses.
OR
Four years of appropriate experience
that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and/or semester hours earned, degree earned and confer dates.

AND

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE For the GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. At a minimum, specialized experience must be in or related to the following:
  • Executing and conducting behavioral and social science research methods and statistics as applied to criminology or sociology;
  • Assisting with plans, projects, programs and initiatives to advance community policing and
  • Assisting in crime reduction and community policing
  • For the GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. At a minimum, specialized experience must be in or related to the following:
  • Applying, and researching behavioral and social science methods and techniques on criminology and/or sociology related issues and projects;
  • Assisting with designing and implementing programs to advance community policing;
  • Developing guidance on techniques for social science programs related to crime reduction and community policing and
  • Conducting written analysis that relate to the development, interpretation, or implementation of programs and policies.
  • For the GS-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. At a minimum, specialized experience must be in or related to the following:
  • Performing, and researching behavioral and social science methods and techniques on criminology and/or sociology related issues and projects;
  • Designing and implementing programs to advance community policing;
  • Developing guidelines and policies for social science programs related to crime reduction and community policing and
  • Conducting written analysis that relate to the development, interpretation, or implementation of programs and policies
  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/17/2022.Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume. After you submit this application, you will receive an e-mail informing you that a USA Hire assessment is required of you.

    If you are a current or former government employee on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level, to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade. Additionally, please ensure to submit an applicable SF50 (please refer to the "required documents" section for additional information).

    You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement, 01/17/2022.

    Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.

    Education

    This position has a positive education requirement. Please review the Qualifications section of this position to review education requirements. You may also review education requirements of this position by clicking here. If the link does not work, copy and paste the following URL:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/social-science-series-0101/ You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and/or semester hours earned, degree earned and confer dates.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements, please see the statements below: Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in order for it to be creditable towards your qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    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 more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .

    All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

    Additional information

    The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for.

    See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for?
  • CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: For more information, see USAJOBS Federal Employees .
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  • VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details. SCHEDULE A, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities . General Employment Information :
  • REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Our policy can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/manual-and-procedures-providing-reasonable-accommodation
  • DOJ EEO STATEMENT: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov .
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
    1. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be FULLY vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or BEFORE appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
    2. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 120 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

    Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.

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