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    This position is located in the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels.

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    Serves as senior advisor to the NIJ Director and Principal Deputy Director on scientific matters. Provides expertise in an array of research and evaluation (process, outcome, impact, etc.) methodological approaches and techniques. Provides direction and guidance on research designs, sample size, sample population, data collection, data collection instruments, data analysis, data interpretation, replication, and dissemination strategies. Advises NIJ scientists on scientific merits of proposals. Reviews scientific documents and provides critiques.

    Provides ongoing mentoring and coaching to NIJ scientists and other NIJ staff to enhance capacity, build knowledge, strengthen commitment, increase productivity, and promote success. Applies skills, knowledge, and experience to new situations and processes for mentoring activities. Meets specific objectives within a given timeframe to strengthen overall performance and skills for coaching activities.

    Supports NIJ's strategic research planning and overarching research goals. Continues the development of additional critical strategic research plans in support of NIJ's mission and research agenda. Supports the development, coordination, and integration of the strategic research plans to ensure the most efficient and effective allocation and expenditure of NIJ resources.

    Serves on interagency, national, and/or other special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems. Represents NIJ at national and local conferences, presenting information and serving as a panel member or facilitator of discussions.

    Actively participates in boards and committees as the representative of DOJ OJP in dealing with matters which extend well beyond the assigned program responsibility. Serves as the principal representative and consultant for the agency at interagency and international meetings dealing with issues and information in the area of expertise and program responsibility..

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for conferences, meetings, and/or training.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0101 Social Science

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