About the Agency
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! The Department of Justices Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is a great place to work! Last year, the Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 19 large agencies in the Partnership for Public Services Best Places to Work rankings. OJPs newly renovated building is in the heart of DCs thriving Chinatown and new City Center and offers a dynamic and engaging work environment with more than 50 conference rooms and nearly 200 workstations available for any employee to reserve at a moments notice. With more than 90 percent of OJPs positions eligible to telework OJP is at the cutting edge of using mobility to enhance productivity and meet our important mission.
As the Deputy Director for BJS overseeing the Statistical Collections Division which consists of the Victimization, Law Enforcement, Prosecution and Judicial, and Corrections statistical units, you will advise the Director of BJS on policies and programs associated with the development, implementation, maintenance, and revision of national criminal justice statistical programs; and long range planning and development. As an expert in the applications and use of criminal justice statistics and data collection in these areas, you will provide substantive management and technical direction for these national statistical programs, series, and operations of BJS and OJP.
Please note: This announcement will be open for seven (7) weeks with multiple cut-off dates. These will occur weekly beginning on January 10, 2017 and every Tuesday following that date until the vacancy is filled or the announcement closes.
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=MNRYS
(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
As a key member of the BJS leadership team, the incumbent oversees the administration of and provides strategic and technical direction on a variety of national statistical programs and data series on crime and the administration of justice. Provides leadership and direction to a professional staff contributing advances in the area of survey and sample design, data collection methodologies, computational statistics, and analytic techniques. Such advances and contributions result in enhanced statistical data and techniques providing a basis for improved data collections, and continued research to improve criminal justice policies and programs.
Directs the performance of complex methodological research for the development of new surveys or substantial redesigns of existing data collections in areas for which data are not available, including the use of administrative or operational or alternative data systems. Develops and approves methodology used for data collection and processing; including oversight of sample design, coverage, data collection, imputation/estimation procedures, tabulation, cost management, and quality assurance.
Supervises first line supervisors performing work at the GS-14 and GS-15 levels. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the BJS. Through subordinate supervisors, supervises a professional and technical staff engaged in substantive research and statistical program activities. Ensures subordinate managers identify and resolve problems and meet appropriate program deadlines.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.
Provides expert advice and guidance on the most challenging problems facing an agency having responsibility for programs of national and international scope and impact. Serves as an authoritative expert in the planning, monitoring, and administration of statistical operations and studies to resolve unyielding problems for which traditional methods are neither applicable nor easily adaptable.
Collaborates as a recognized expert with officials and representatives of higher departmental echelons, counterpart government departments or agencies, national organizations, and related industries concerning national statistical programs and activities. Serves as a liaison to other Federal statistical agencies on matters of mutual interest and concern. Prepares and gives presentations concerning the interpretation and analysis of statistics, technical data, and/or regulations and statutes to government entities, subject matter experts, upper levels of management, industry and academia.