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Job Title:Social Science Analyst

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:COPS-13-021 (DC) MPP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 15, 2013 to Friday, March 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

    

 

This position is located in the Research and Development Division, Community Policing Advancement Directorate, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) U.S. Department of Justice. Incumbent serves as a Social Science Analyst under the direction of the Supervisory Social Science Analyst.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

DUTIES:

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Incumbent is responsible for supporting the design, implementation, monitoring and assessment of national-level programs to advance community policing. The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of analytical, administrative, evaluative and other professional work in a combination of social/behavioral sciences contributing to the Office's mission of advancing the practice of community policing as an effective strategy in community efforts to improve public safety through applied research, evaluation and policy analysis activities.

Specifically, duties include: Conduct in-house assessments of COPS programs and projects; design requests for proposals and grant programs; develop information suitable for publication in various formats; evaluate solicited and unsolicited proposals and grant programs; manage the review and selection of grants and cooperative agreements; negotiate modifications and refinements in the design, substance, terms, conditions and staffing patterns in final proposals; prepare award packages; review and evaluate final reports and other project products to determine whether products should be disseminated by the government; conduct policy analyses to determines if grantee proposals comply with statutory requirements in responding to the needs of community policing.


Additionally, incumbent serves as a program representative at meetings, conferences, agency and inter-agency group panels, and serves as a resource person in contacts with other government agencies, professional organizations, research organizations and associations; universities and practitioner groups, as well as Congress, private groups and the general public; and performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Grade 11: BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. 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 a major field of study of at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences such as sociology, correctional administration, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, social work, counseling, and other related social or behavioral sciences.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience--course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 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-9. 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION

GS-11: Examples of specialized experience include: giving oral or written presentations on social science issues; preparing analytical reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff on issues of legislative concern within the employee's area of specialization; reviewing a wide range of applications for program grants; evaluating the quality and probable effectiveness of proposed projects.

Grade 12: BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Successful completion of a course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree that included a major field of study of at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences such as sociology, correctional administration, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, social work, counseling, and other related social or behavioral sciences.

OR

B.
Combination of education and experience-- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 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-11. 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION

GS-12: Examples of specialized experience include: giving oral or written presentations on social science issues; supporting the design, implementation, monitoring and assessment of national level programs to advance community policing; performing a variety of analytical, administrative, evaluative and other professional work in a combination of social/behavioral sciences and public policy contributing to advance the practice of community policing as an effective strategy in communities efforts to improve public safety; revising guidelines, policies, regulations, standards, etc., to guide and assist grantees in improving local operations, solving operational problems and meeting Federal requirements; analyzing and documenting the actual effect of Federal and state regulations, policies and procedures and the degree of payment consistency within the intent of titles and other applicable laws.

Grade 13: BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master’s or higher degree that included a major field of study of at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences such as sociology, correctional administration, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, social work, counseling, and other related social or behavioral sciences.

OR

B. Combination of education and experience--course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 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-12. 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION

GS-13: Examples of specialized experience include: designing, implementing, monitoring and assessing national level programs to advance community policing; performing a wide variety of analytical, administrative, policy analysis, evaluative and other professional work in a combination of social/or behavioral sciences contributing to advance the practice of community policing as an effective strategy in communities efforts to improve public safety; serving as an authoritative expert for a significant segment of the social/behavioral sciences and/or public administration; providing technical guidance to customers and the scientific community in planning, coordinating and evaluating proposed research projects and programs related to community policing; overseeing the review and selection of grants, contracts, cooperative and reimbursement agreements; evaluating internal and external project proposals and applications addressing the priorities and objectives of community policing; evaluating both solicited and unsolicited proposals in terms of their technical merit, operational feasibility, applicability and cost efficiency relative to present and future goals and programs of community policing; monitoring grant activities for conventional or pre-established grantee/contractor programs; reviewing grant application and work statements received from perspective grantees/contractors within an assigned area from a statistical and programmatic perspective to include outcomes, dissemination and utilization, areas of commonality, and potential for replication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).

 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). 


Please click on the following link to access KSAs: View Assessment Questions
Please respond to each KSA and submit with your application:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of social and behavioral sciences related to the criminal justice field, particularly in the areas of community policing and problem solving.

2. Skill in using social science research, including qualitative and quantitative methods to design and use applied research in areas relevant to criminal justice, community policing and problem solving.

3. Ability to write, publish and edit publications on community policing and in the behavioral and social sciences associated with community policing.

4. Ability to convey often complex analysis and information orally and in writing to a diverse audience.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice 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 http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

- If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.)

- If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

- The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

- The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.

- The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

- In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package.
For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your resume must include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, salary, etc. The complete Application Package must be postmarked by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN AUTOMATED APPLICATION PROCESS

Resume, KSA Assessment questions and answers and all supporting documentation should be mailed/hand carried to:

US Department of Justice
2CON 145 N. Street, NE, Suite 9W300
ATTN: Diane Cochuyt
Washington, DC 20530

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé
2. A Professional or academic writing sample
3. Other supporting documents:

 

- This is not an automated application

- Submit question number, question, and answers on plain bond paper and attach to your resume.

- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action; and - Most recent Performance Appraisal

Your resume must include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, salary, etc

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Diane L. Cochuyt
Phone: (202)305-9736
Email: DIANE.L.COCHUYT@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
U S Department of Justice
Justice Management Division
2 Constitution Square
145 N street NE Suite 9W300
Washington, DC
20530

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the application and all supporting documentation have been received rating of all material will take place and based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by the office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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Job Announcement Number:

COPS-13-021 (DC) MPP

Control Number:

334963000