Vacancy Summary

Qualifications



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:



MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:


Grade 14:


BASIC REQUIREMENTS


A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester/22 quarter hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester (13 quarter) 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 is given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content includes 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.


OR


B. Combination of education and experience: courses as shown in A 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.


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13.


Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include developing methodologies including specifications, survey instruments and approaches; providing technical assistance and guidance to projects involving complex methodological issues; evaluating statistical result for research; or, serving as an expert on broad statistical research or specialized statistical methods, and preparing reports and making presentations to government officials, professional associations, and others in an area of specialization.


Grade 15:


BASIC REQUIREMENTS


A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester/22 quarter hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester (13 quarter) 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 is given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content includes 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.


OR


B. Combination of education and experience----courses as shown in A 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.


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-14.


Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include advising other statisticians on highly complex and unprecedented problems with major statistical studies; overseeing the sample design, methods of collection, data quality control, estimation procedures, and analytic plans for a major data collection project; coordinating major statistical studies; planning protocols for the design of studies; or, forecasting the impact of present and future technologies using analytical and model building techniques.



Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Supervisory Statistician, GS-1530-14/15


Announcement Number:
JP-19-008
Application Deadline:
03/26/2019
Washington DC, DC
Open Date:
03/06/2019
Salary Range:
114590.0
164200.0
Location Notes:
Pay Schedule:
Annual
Who May Apply:
US Citizens
Time Limit:
Permanent - No time limit
Promotion Potential:
15
Number of Vacancies:
1
Work Schedule:
Full Time




Agency Marketing Statement:

  • If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is a great place to work. OJP's building is in the heart of D.C.'s thriving Chinatown and new City Center. It offers a dynamic and engaging work environment.

Notes:

  • As a BJS supervisory statistician, you will have responsibilities for maintaining, enhancing, and expanding major statistical series and programs to ensure that the knowledge created has utility to stakeholders and that BJS's data collection activities are implemented in ways that maintain the trust and confidence of its data providers.

    THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE PUBLIC NOTICE: Direct Hire allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the OPM Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures.

    This position is open to U.S. Citizens

    Current civil service employees will receive new appointments if selected under this Direct Hire Authority.

Duties:

  • Consults and collaborates with governmental officials, professional associations, and others to advise on the application of statistics to criminal justice issues, policies, and programs.
  • Provides technical guidance to contractors or grantees on documentation requirements, including problem reports and troubleshooting plans. Ensures the contractor/grantee performs in accordance with established procedures and their collection activities and analyses conform to established specifications and requirements.
  • Performs statistical data-collection-requirements activities, such as preparing, processing, and coordinating ad hoc and standing collection requirements. Ensures the collection of statistical data and use of collection systems to satisfy immediate, mid-range, and long-term statistical data collection requirements.

    Develops and follows best practices related to data collection, analysis and dissemination, including, adhering to all Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines and directives, and data collection requirements associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
  • Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-12-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

    Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Develops annual work plans through the employee-performance-management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.
  • Manages, leads, or performs scientific work in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods for gathering, studying, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on statistically quantified information.

    Prepares and gives presentations concerning the interpretation and analysis of statistics and technical data to government entities, subject matter experts, upper levels of management, general public and other stakeholders.


Contact Information:

Kathleen Smith
kathleen.smith@usdoj.gov

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