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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Social Science Analyst

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:COPS-14-1158654-DEU

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$63,091.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 18, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career?

Join the U.S. Department of Justice. The Department of Justice (DOJ) leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. As a Justice employee you'll be a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.

This position is located in Research and Development Division, Community Policing Advancement Directorate, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice. The COPS Office is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America's state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. The COPS Office does it work principally by sharing information and making grants to police departments around the United States.

If you wish to be considered under merit procedures please see vacancy announcement COPS-14-1158653-MPP.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 25%

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Public Trust Background Investigation is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply Section).

DUTIES:

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As a Social Science Analyst, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Supports the design, implementation, monitoring, and assessment of national-level programs to increase the number of community policing officers and advance community policing.
  • Performs a variety of analytical, administrative, and evaluative, and other professional work involving social and behavioral sciences and contributes to the Office’s mission.
  • Performs basic research, evaluation, and policy analysis activities.
  • Conducts in-house assessments of COPs programs and projects.
  • Responds to internal and external requests for information concerning research activities.
  • Designs requests for proposals and grant programs and evaluates solicited and unsolicited proposals and grants. Ensures that proposals comply with statutory requirements in responding to the needs of community policing.
  • Develops and reviews publications, reports, and other project products for dissemination by the government.
  • Serves as a resource person in contacts with other government agencies, professional and research organizations, universities, and practitioner groups, as well as Congress, private groups, and the general public.
  • Serves as program representative at meetings, conferences, agency and inter-agency group panels and collaborates with outside researchers as appropriate.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements for All Grades:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR
  • 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
  • Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. Additional Experience and Education Requirements: In order to qualify for the Social Science Analyst position, you must also meet the requirements for the specific grade level.

For the GS-11, you must possess the following:

Completion of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree; OR

A combination of specialized experience and education; OR

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level which is directly related to the work of a Social Science Analyst, including: applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues related to law enforcement and criminal justice; performing administrative duties related to grants management; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with government agencies, professional organizations and associations, private groups, and/or the general public; and preparing written reports and publications.

For the GS-12, you must possess the following:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level which is directly related to the work of a Social Science Analyst, including: applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues related to law enforcement and criminal justice; performing administrative duties related to grants management; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with government agencies, professional organizations and associations, private groups, and/or the general public; and preparing written reports and publications.

For the GS-13; you must possess the following:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level which is directly related to the work of a Social Science Analyst, including: Developing new and innovative policies, programs, plans, and initiatives. Independently apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues related to law enforcement and criminal justice; performing administrative duties related to grants management; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with government agencies, professional organizations and associations, private groups, and/or the general public; and preparing written reports and publications.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.


All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration.

All applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):

  • Technical Competence: Knowledge of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Knowledge of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice System
  • Knowledge of Grants Administration
  • Ability to apply and utilize research and analytical methods and techniques
  • Communication


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: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 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. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2013-title5-vol1/pdf/CFR-2013-title5-vol1-sec330-708.pdf

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to or claim veteran preference (VP), you should indicate the type of veteran preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your résumé. In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/

NOTE: To verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. (1) If you are claiming 10-point preference, you MUST submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reserves side of the SF-15, Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference. (2) If you are claiming 10-point DERIVED PREFERENCE as a relative you MUST submit Member Copy of the veteran's DD-214, and an SF-15, Application for 10-point veteran preference" in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reverse side of this form. If you fail to do so, you will receive consideration as a non-veteran.

Selective Service: 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

EEO Statement: 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. http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: 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 hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Schedule A: 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. NOTE: The Department of Justice also suggests eligible Schedule A applicants should submit their resume to resume@benderconsult.com, and reference “Federal Career Opportunities” in the subject line. For more information, visit the Bender Consulting Services website at www.benderconsult.com



HOW TO APPLY:

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You MUST apply through the USA Staffing on-line job application system at (www.USAJOBS.gov), complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete Application Package MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on (Friday, August 01, 2014) to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • Veteran documentation, if applicable.
  • ICTAP documentation, if applicable.
  • An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day).

Submitting Documents

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you applied online and your application is complete, DO NOT fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), you may fax your supporting documents by following the procedures outlined below:

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1158654

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, August 01, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.

The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lakeya Hunt
Phone: (202)514-6008
Email: LAKEYA.HUNT@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Justice Management Division
145 N Street NE suite 9W 300
Washington, DC
20530

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

COPS-14-1158654-DEU

Control Number:

375944200