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Job opening: Supervisory Statistician

Salary: $139 395 - 191 900 per year
Published at: Feb 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
These Supervisory Statistician (Unit Chief) positions are located in the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Jails and Community Corrections Unit and the Statistical Methods Unit. The Jails and Community Corrections Unit Chief will oversee the management of data collections related to jails and community corrections. The Statistical Methods Unit Chief will oversee projects related to design and estimation methods for complex survey and administrative data.

Duties

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit www.sss.gov.
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-14 AND GS-15A. 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 of business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data, such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.ORB. 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:FOR GRADE 14:In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-13 level. 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 providing technical assistance and guidance to projects involving complex methodological issues; evaluating statistical result for research; serving as an expert on broad statistical research or specialized statistical methods; developing study methodologies including specifications, survey instruments and approaches; or, writing/reviewing analytical and technical reports for publication and dissemination.ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADE 15:In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level. 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 overseeing the sample design, methods of collection, data quality control, estimation procedures, and analytic plans for a major data collection project; designing/directing the development major statistical studies which applied quantitative analysis and sophisticated statistical techniques to data collected; planning protocols for the design of studies; or, designing and developing data analysis methodologies and techniques, and adapting them to specialized statistical studies or investigations.Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.aspAll qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.

Education

See Qualifications.

Contacts

  • Address Office of Justice Programs 810 7th Street NW Washington, Dist of Columbia 20531 US
  • Name: Kathleen Smith
  • Email: [email protected]

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