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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Social Science Analyst, GS-0101-13

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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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Who May Apply:
US Citizens
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Permanent - No time limit
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Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to improve public safety, and the fair administration of justice? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE), in the Crime, Violence, and Victimization Research Division (CVVRD) or the Justice Systems Research Division (JSRD), are seeking two high performing individuals to serve as a Social Science Analyst. For more than 20 years, OJP has effectively provided leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increasing knowledge about crime and related issues, assisting crime victims. OJP continues to be the premier resource for the nation's criminal and juvenile justice communities. OJP's role is to work in partnership with the justice community to identify challenges confronting the justice system and to provide state-of-the-art information, training, funding and innovative approaches and strategies for addressing those challenges. The incumbent will serve as a Social Science Analyst and is a subject matter expert and provides advice, guidance and assistance to Institute staff and relevant contractors and grantees in modifying research programs, conducting data analysis, writing and reviewing scientific papers and articles, and resolving problems related to grants, contracts, cooperative and interagency agreements.


  • This vacancy is open to both U.S. Citizens and Status applicants. This announcement is being used to consider internal Merit Promotion and external candidates. You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date. If you have previous Federal civilian employment, you must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action showing your tenure and position occupied and the most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.

    You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
    Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for, or exempt from, the Selective Service. See
    This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period.

    Since this is an on-line application process, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualifications form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted. Applicants made on line must be received must be received by the closing date of this announcement. You can obtain this form by contacting Avue Digital Service at (800) 407-0147. This form must be received in the Human Resources Office by the closing date of the announcement. The Human Resources Office must receive all other information requested in the vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement.

    Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them to the employment application in the AVUE system. These documents can also be emailed to

    College Transcripts: You must submit a photocopy of your college transcript (s). If selected, an official/seal transcript will be required prior to appointment to the position.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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 given for the courses at a U. S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    The OJP is accessible by public transportation including Metro, MARC and VRE commuter trains and is located at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station (accessible on the Green, Yellow and Red lines). More information about our agency is available at:

    The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs. In addition, the Department of Justice (DOJ) offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. DOJ also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

    Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program, which allows eligible employees to receive up to $125 per month tax-free.

    Employee Assistance Program is a counseling, education and referral service that helps employees manage personal and professional responsibilities (e.g., adoption, adult care, legal services).

    Flexible work arrangements: DOJ offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternative work schedule affords an employee the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home or at an alternate location or a recurring or situational basis.

    BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

    DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible

    Applicant must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.

    Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Government housing is not available.

    Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

    Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of pre-employment security investigation.

    TIME-IN- GRADE REQUIRMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

    Supporting Documentation: A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; showing 'Tenure' and 'Position Occupied' (if applying under Merit Promotion); to receive consideration as a veteran, you must attach a DD-214 showing the type of discharge you received; to receive consideration as a disabled person you must submit a letter from the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation in the state in which you live, certifying your disability. You must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action showing your tenure and position occupied and the most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.



  • Incumbent develops, reviews, and analyzes data related to criminal justice social science research programs in order to advance scientific research, development, and evaluation to enhance the administration of justice and public safety.
  • Maintains familiarity with ongoing developments in appropriate social science disciplines to ensure that program planning, implementation, and review are well grounded in scientific knowledge and methods.
  • Reviews activities of grantees and contractors to ensure the integrity and the rigor of the project design and acts on significant issues and/or to identify successful activities for replication in other areas.
  • Prepares a variety of analytical reports, memoranda, and written materials on social science program issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge to support programmatic and agency decision-making.

Contact Information:

Ludonlar M. Calahan
Ludonlar M. Calahan

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