Department of Justice - Criminal Division
About the organization
The Department of Justice, Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal
matters and assists the United States Attorney's Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals.
As a Statistician (Data Scientist), you will:
• Identify new or improved methods for obtaining data; and determine the most appropriate methods for analyzing and interpreting available data in support of prosecution policies and resource allocations decisions.
• Develop strategies for data collection and design data collection protocols.
• Design and employ appropriate algorithms to discover patterns in data sets.
• Conduct rigorous evaluations and develop models to conduct and support in-depth analysis of data related to national crime and victimization patterns, national criminal justice, law enforcement strategies, and prosecution policies.
• Use data visualization tools to integrate multiple criminal justice and law enforcement data into visualizations that convey clear results to Division leadership and subject matter experts via dashboards, reports and/or presentations.
Series Qualifications: In order to qualify for the GS-1530 series, you must meet the individual occupational requirements for the 1530 series through education or a combination of education and experience. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s website (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/statistics-series-1530/) for additional information on how to fulfill these requirements. Transcripts will be required as part of your application package to demonstrate you meet these requirements.
• One year of specialized experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to the GS-09 grade level, such as: conducting analytical studies or research projects using statistical techniques; employing algorithms to discover patterns in data sets; and extracting and/or restructuring data files for analysis.
•One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, such as: conducting analytical studies or research projects using statistical techniques on crime, social science, or public health data; designing and employing algorithms to discover patterns in data sets; analyzing and communicating technical requirements with stakeholders; providing recommendations on interpreting data from multiple data sources; and manipulating databases using industry standard programming software packages (ex. R, SAS, STATA, SQL, etc.).
• One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to the GS-12 grade level, such as: conducting analytical studies or research projects using statistical techniques on crime, social science, or public health data; analyzing and communicating technical requirements with stakeholders; identifying analytical and statistical solutions; providing recommendations on interpreting data from multiple data sources; and manipulating databases using industry standard programming software packages (ex. R, SAS, STATA, SQL, etc.).
GS grade level will be determined by education & experience.
Contact email: [email protected]
Applicants should email the below applicant materials to [email protected] with the subject Statistician:
• Cover Letter
• Letter of Certification
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