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Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Statistician (Social Science), GS-1530-11/12/13


Announcement Number:
JP-14-011
Application Deadline:
03/17/2014
Job Location:
Washington, Dist of Columbia
Open Date:
02/14/2014
Salary Range:
63091.0
116901.0
Location Notes:
Pay Schedule:
Annual
Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
Promotion Potential:
14
Number of Vacancies:
1
Work Schedule:
Full Time




Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Come join the staff of the principal statistical agency at the U.S. Department of Justice. The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) mission is to collect, analyze, publish and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. Your knowledge, skills and abilities can help BJS provide the critical data infrastructure supporting the Administration's commitment to focus on evidence-based approaches to reduce crime.

Notes:

  • More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

    OJP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

    OJP has partnered with Vida Fitness Center, located in the Verizon Center for physical fitness needs and offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations in DC. OJP also offers a credit union; ATM machine on-site; a health unit and an on-site nurse.

    The Federal Workforce Flexibility Acts allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position. http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/leave-administration/fact-sheets/creditable-service-for-annual-leave-accrual-for-non-federal-work-experience-and-experience-in-the-uniformed-service/

Duties:

  • The incumbent will be part of one or more teams carrying out statistical collections in criminal victimization, law enforcement, prosecution, courts and corrections areas. Opportunities exist to work in other substantive areas as well. These national criminal justice statistical programs are used to guide management, planning, and policy formulation related to Federal, state, and local justice operations. At the Federal level, the statistics are used by the Department of Justice, Congress, and the U.S. Courts to establish and evaluate justice policies.

    Consults and collaborates with criminal justice agency representatives including state and local governmental officials, consumers, and/or personnel within the Department to advise on the application of statistics and research to criminal justice policy issues.
  • Performs various statistical collection activities, such as preparing, processing, and coordinating periodic and corecollection requirements. Ensures the effective collection of statistical data and the use of appropriate collection systems to satisfy immediate, mid-range, and long-term statistical data collection requirements.
  • Manages, leads, or performs scientific work in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods for gathering, studying, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on statistical information.
  • Prepares a variety of mathematical models, sample surveys, statistical measurements, sample designs, management control data, quantitative materials, memoranda, letters, opinions, transmittals, reports, position papers, and other written documentation that support research findings and recommendations in the regulatory area, for audiences including the criminal justice community, Congress, Department officials, and others.


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