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Job Title:Senior Social Science Analyst

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization:DOJ/Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Job Announcement Number:JP-14-059

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, March 28, 2014 to Sunday, April 06, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Public

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency



Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=KUGTT.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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

    Plans, organizes, and coordinates group efforts in the I&R and OJJDP on juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system research; evaluations of programs or policies involving relevant juvenile justice issues; studies examining cost benefit or cost effectiveness related to juvenile justice; and other assigned projects often related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, often multidisciplinary in nature, and may include research performed by outside consultants.


    Serves as a consultant and expert advisor on research and evaluation projects and studies that encompass a wide range of advanced social and behavioral science topics including methods, research, study design and statistical analyses. Serves as a subject-matter expert on studies related to social science at the Federal, State, local and tribal levels.


    Prepares organization response to research and evaluation inquiries from the U.S. Congress, the White House, Justice Department officials, private foundations, advocacy organizations, the criminal justice community, academia, the press, and general public. Typically, when the subject under consideration involves novel and/or controversial questions of a technical or policy nature, the information is communicated in a manner appropriate to the audience.


    Leads the development of significant collaborative research and evaluation studies with national or international policy or program implications. Directs the technical and organizational components of research and evaluation programs relating to juvenile delinquency, victimization and juvenile justice systems including program development, project management, data collection, data analysis and report writing.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    Ability to plan and execute work, including program strategies and oversight of research projects

    Ability to analyze, evaluate, and administer specific nationwide juvenile delinquency, juvenile victimization, or others juvenile justice programs research and evaluation programs and other areas as assigned.

    Ability to analyze social science public policy issues.

    Ability to identify and effectively communicate key policy and research issues and make oral and written communication recommendations to senior management officials.

    Ability to conduct impact, research and evaluation analyses on juvenile justice programs.

    MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Grade 14:

    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 in the behavioral or social sciences, or in a related discipline that included at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in the behavioral or social sciences.

    OR

    B. Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

    OR

    C. Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

    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.


    See Other Information.

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

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

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

    This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


    BENEFITS:

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    You can review our benefits at: https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/viewVacancyStatement?referenceCode=KUGTT&statement=BENEFITS

    Moving expenses are not authorized.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    BENEFITS: 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.

    Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

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



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    All applicants (current and former status Federal employees) must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status. All applicants must also provide a copy of their most recent performance appraisal reflecting a rating of record.. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience recruiting for GS positions using Delegated Examining procedures and/or an agency merit promotion program; responsible for an organization's workforce plan and human capital accountability goals, or experience in using federal classification standards to classify a variety of senior level positions in the federal government. How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/dojojp/applicant.html. 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. No other form of application will be accepted. Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide documentation as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=KUGTT.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    If you are a current Federal employee in a permanent, competitive service position, you must submit documents to confirm your status.

    If you are a former Federal employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior federal permanent competitive service, you must submit documents to confirm your eligibility.
    - Submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official agency documentation that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "Position Occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "Tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
    - Submit your most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months) or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.

    If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or other official agency documentation showing that.

    You must indicate on your on-line application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 or other official agency documentation showing this grade in order to receive credit.

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

    You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Appropriate documentation to support this claim for eligibility will be required. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

    Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.
    If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

    The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Avue Help Desk
    Email: joeavue@avuetech.com
    Agency Information:
    Department of Justice
    Office of Human Resources
    810 7th Street NW
    Washington, Dist of Columbia
    20531
    US

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/xxx/applicant.html. 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. No other form of application will be accepted.

    Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application.

    Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    Applicants will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their online application.

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the close of this announcement.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    JP-14-059

    Control Number:

    365666700