Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Job Title: Social Science Analyst

Job Title: Social Science Analyst
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Office of Justice Programs
Sub Agency: Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Job Announcement Number: JP-10- 047 SCEP


SALARY RANGE: 24.74 - 32.15 USD /hour
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, April 02, 2010 to Monday, April 19, 2010
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0101-09/09
POSITION INFORMATION: Part TimeTerm, not to exceed 16 Months
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 09
DUTY LOCATIONS: 01 vacancies - Washington, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: US citizens - plus well qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.


JOB SUMMARY:


This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG). OJP Offices and Bureaus include the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, the National Institute of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The OAAG ensures policy and programmatic coordination and integration, and exercises general authority over OJP Office's and Bureaus', programs and activities. The overall strategic purpose of the OAAG is to ensure that OJP achieves its mission of reducing crime and improving the criminal justice system as effectively, efficiently, and responsively as possible. The incumbent of this position will help to develop approaches for (1) generating rigorous evidence for criminal and juvenile justice; (2) synthesizing evidence into principles for practice and policy; and (3) translating evidence into practice in support of the Evidence Integration Initiative.

The mission of OJP and its Offices and Bureaus is to increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across America through innovative leadership and programs. Dedicated to comprehensive approaches, OJP provides Federal leadership in the development of policy and allocation of resources. OJP supports the Offices and Bureaus as they identify emerging criminal justice issues, develop new ideas and test promising approaches, evaluate program results, collect statistics, conduct analyses, and disseminate these findings and other information to state and local units of government, criminal justice practitioners, the media, and the public, as well as to other countries. OJP helps prevent and control crime and delinquency by assisting and coordinating with state and local governments, law enforcement, prosecution, indigent defense, and corrections, as well as select social service providers.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice 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 http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=QYQLA.



KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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Additional Duty Location Info:


01 vacancies - Washington, DC




DUTIES:

Serves as a technical resource and advisor to the Bureau and/or agency, advising on and backstopping development assistance activities in the area of social science analysis. Supports geographic or regional activities within the area of social science analysis by reviewing and analyzing data; developing strategies, analytical models, and methodologies; and providing assistance and advice on sectoral issues.

Acts as a liaison and/or consultant with Regional Offices, States, and grantees regarding program issues and requirements.

Develops, reviews, and analyzes data related to social services programs in order to make improvements to guidelines and policies that will maximize program effectiveness.





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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to review and synthesize social science research on criminal and juvenile justice topics.

Knowledge of evidence-based programs and practices in criminal and juvenile justice.

Ability to work in a team.

Knowledge of social science research methods.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in the behavioral or social sciences, or in a related discipline that included at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in the behavioral or social sciences.

OR

B. 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

C. Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated 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 addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had either specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below. Education and experience may be combined to meet the total experience requirements.

1. The applicant must have completed two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree when it provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

OR

2. One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7.

Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.



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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:


You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.



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BENEFITS:
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OTHER INFORMATION:
The Office of Justice Programs'

Mission

To increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across America through innovative leadership and programs.

Vision

To be the premier resource for the justice community by providing and coordinating information, statistics, research and development, training, and support to help the justice community build the capacity it needs to meet its public safety goals; embracing local decision making and encouraging local innovation through strong and intelligent national policy leadership.

Motto

Innovation. Partnerships. Safer Neighborhoods.

THIS IS A SCEP POSITION. SCEP IS THE STUDENT CAREER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM. The SCEP, provides work experience which is directly related to the student's academic program and career goals. Students in the SCEP may be noncompetitively converted to term, career or career-conditional appointments following completion of their academic and work experience requirements. The Student Educational Employment Program benefits both agencies and students. Agencies can discover first-hand the abilities of a potential employee. In the case of SCEP, agencies can bring well educated graduates into their workforce while at the same time give their managers the ability to evaluate the student's performance in real work situations. Students, on the other hand, can avail themselves of such flexibilities as year round employment and flexible work schedules and assignments. Students in the SCEP gain exposure to public service while enhancing their educational goals and shaping their career choices.

THIS IS AN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS. FAXED AND E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP). The OJP is accessible by public transportation including Metro, MARC and VRE commuter trains and is located at the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station (accessible on the Green, Yellow and Red lines). More information about our agency is available at: www.ojp.gov.

Applications made on line must be received by the closing date of this announcement. Form F-16488-AVUE (Bubble Sheet) is available to those who are unable to complete the on line application process. You can obtain this form by contacting Constance Jones at (202) 616-8663. This form must be received in the Human Resources office within five days of the closing date of the announcement. All other information requested in the vacancy announcement must be received by the human resources office by the closing date of the announcement. Your Form F-16488-AVUE must be mailed or hand carried to the contact person listed on the vacancy announcement; however, all other required documents (e.g., SF-50, DD214) may be faxed to the contact person listed to (202) 514-3076. Please indicate your name and vacancy announcement number on each piece of documentation faxed.

A recruitment bonus may be considered.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs.

In addition, the Department of Justice (DOJ) offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown area, most of which are located within walking distance. DOJ also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $230 per month tax-free. This benefit is for employees who use qualifying public transportation.

Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience – The Federal Workforce Flexibility Act allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience can be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.

Employee Assistance Program is a counseling, education and referral service that helps employees manage personal and professional responsibilities (e.g., adoption, adult care, legal services).

Flexible work arrangements – DOJ offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternate work schedule affords an employee the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home or at an alternate location on a recurring or situational basis.

The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

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.



The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

If you are a David L. Boren scholar or fellow, and are not currently a student, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 provides that you can be considered, under a special appointing authority, for vacancies that are advertised under an agency's promotion procedures. Contact the National Security Education Board for assistance in determining whether this position will meet NSEP service requirements (http://www.nsepnet.org).

Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military designated campaigns are entitled to preference over non-veterans both in hiring from competitive lists of eligibles and in retention during reductions in force. Preference does not have as its goal the placement of a veteran in every vacant Federal job; however, preference does provide a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified veterans seeking Federal employment. When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume.

To be entitled to preference, a veteran must have been discharged under honorable conditions which is documented on Member Copy 4 of the DD214. If the appropriate copy of the DD214 is not submitted and the discharge status is not confirmed, the candidate will not receive credit for their claimed active duty military service.

If claiming 5 points, applicants must submit Member Copy 4 of their DD214. If claiming 10 points, applicants must submit Member Copy 4 of their DD214 and an SF-15 along with the documentation specified on the reverse side of the form. If the SF-15 is not submitted, the documentation required by the form verifying the service connected disability (e.g., letter from the VA confirming the disability) must be submitted in order to receive 10-point preference consideration. If you are claiming derived preference (relative of the veteran), you must submit Member Copy 4 of the DD214, the SF-15 and the supporting documentation specified on the reverse side of the form. All candidates must submit all other required application materials as specified in this vacancy announcement.




Back to top How To Apply


HOW TO APPLY:
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice 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 http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=QYQLA.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Constance Jones at 2026168663 or email at Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Constance Jones
Phone: 2026168663
Fax: 2025143076
Email: Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov Agency Information:
Department of Jsutice
810 7th Street NW
Room 3300
Washington, Dist of Columbia 20531
US
Fax: 2025143076



WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will

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