Job Overview


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.


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.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 25%

Relocation Authorized

  • No