Job Overview

Summary

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!! This vacancy is also being announced as Job Announcement Number 14-CRD-007 (MPP) under Merit Promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion procedures. If qualified, you must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive procedures.

One or more positions may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days of the issuance of certificates.

The Civil Rights Division (Division) of the Department of Justice, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in education, employment, housing, police service, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Division also has jurisdiction to enforce constitutional prohibitions on certain conduct by law enforcement agencies and public residential institutions, such as health care and correctional facilities.

The Employment Litigation Section (ELS or Section) enforces against state and local government employers the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and other federal laws prohibiting employment practices that discriminate on grounds of race, sex, religion, and national origin. The Section also enforces against state and local government employers and private employers the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994, which prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee or applicant for employment because of such person's past, current or future military obligation.

Division offices are near metro transportation systems or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities are available. Most employees who commute by public transportation are provided transit subsidy benefits.

Duties

This Statistician position is located in the ELS. As such, the incumbent performs the following duties/responsibilities:

  • Works as part of a team effort to identify potential targets for pattern-or-practice employment discrimination investigations.
  • Designs or selects and performs statistical analyses to determine whether representation of groups within an employer’s workforce significantly differs from expected representation based on census or other labor force data.
  • Assists attorneys in preparing requests for information to obtain data needed to determine whether employment practices result in disparate impact and/or whether there is statistical evidence of a pattern-or-practice of intentional discrimination.
  • Creates, merges and verifies electronic databases of applicant, hiring, selection, pay and/or other information.
  • Designs or selects and performs statistical analyses, including regression analyses, of such data to determine whether use of employment practices result in disparate impact based upon protected characteristics and/or whether there are statistically significant disparities that may constitute evidence of a pattern-or-practice of intentional discrimination.
  • Designs or selects and performs statistical analyses related to validity of selection devices.
  • Analyzes applicant, hiring and other data to determine compliance with consent decrees.
  • Estimates value of wages and benefits (less mitigation) lost by victims of discrimination or USERRA violations to assist in preparing and evaluating settlement proposals.
  • Consults with attorneys and paralegals regarding statistical analyses and issues and may act as part of litigation team to assist attorneys in preparing discovery requests, communicating with ELS’ expert witnesses regarding technical issues involved in preparing expert reports, and preparing for depositions.
  • Produces written and oral reports of results of statistical analyses in formats and language understandable to individuals having varying degrees of understanding (managers, attorneys and paralegals).
  • Assists in preparing and conducting training for attorneys and paralegals regarding the use of statistics in employment discrimination investigations and cases.
  • Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • 25% or less

    Relocation Authorized

    • No