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Supervisory Statistician

Department Of Justice
Mitch, Louisiana
Closing date
Mar 11, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Organization Type

These Supervisory Statistician (Unit Chief) positions are located in the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Jails and Community Corrections Unit and the Statistical Methods Unit. The Jails and Community Corrections Unit Chief will oversee the management of data collections related to jails and community corrections. The Statistical Methods Unit Chief will oversee projects related to design and estimation methods for complex survey and administrative data.

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

02/15/2024 to 03/06/2024
  • Salary

$139,395 - $191,900 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

GS 14 - 15
  • Help


2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Washington, DC 2 vacancies
  • Remote job

  • Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required for meetings, conferences, and/or training.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

  • Appointment type

Permanent -
  • Work schedule

Full-time - Full Time
  • Service

  • Promotion potential

  • Job family (Series)

1530 Statistics
  • Supervisory status

  • Security clearance

Not Required
  • Drug test

  • Announcement number

  • Control number



This job is open to
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This position is not a remote position. The duty station is Washington, DC. The selectee will be required to report to the duty station at least 4 days per bi-weekly pay period. U.S. Citizenship is required. This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority.



(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-9 to GS-14 levels. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Develops annual work plans through the employee performance-management system. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Consults and collaborates with government officials, professional associations, and others to advise on the application of statistics to criminal justice issues, policies, and programs.

Provides technical guidance to contractors or grantees on documentation requirements including problem reports and troubleshooting plans. Ensures the contractor/grantee performs in accordance with established procedures and their collection activities and analyses conform to established specifications and requirements.

Performs statistical data-collection activities, such as preparing, processing, analyzing, and coordinating ad hoc and standing collection requirements. Ensures the collection of statistical data and use of collection systems to satisfy immediate, mid-range, and long-term statistical data collection requirements.

Develops and follows best practices related to data collection, analysis and dissemination, including adhering to all Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines and directives, and data collection requirements associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act.

Manages, leads, or performs scientific work in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods for gathering, studying, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on statistically quantified information.

Prepares and gives presentations concerning the interpretation and analysis of statistics and technical data to government entities, subject matter experts, upper levels of management, general public, and other stakeholders.



Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

See Other Information for further requirements.



A. Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 15 semester/22 quarter hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester/9 quarter hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester (13 quarter) hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements is given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content includes statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements of business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data, such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.


B. Combination of education and experience----courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.


In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the GS-13 level. 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. Examples include providing technical assistance and guidance to projects involving complex methodological issues; evaluating statistical result for research; serving as an expert on broad statistical research or specialized statistical methods; developing study methodologies including specifications, survey instruments and approaches; or, writing/reviewing analytical and technical reports for publication and dissemination.


In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level. 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. Examples include overseeing the sample design, methods of collection, data quality control, estimation procedures, and analytic plans for a major data collection project; designing/directing the development major statistical studies which applied quantitative analysis and sophisticated statistical techniques to data collected; planning protocols for the design of studies; or, designing and developing data analysis methodologies and techniques, and adapting them to specialized statistical studies or investigations.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.


See Qualifications.

Additional information

THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE PUBLIC NOTICE: Direct Hire allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the OPM Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures.

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

This position may be eligible for telework per agency policy.

This position has a duty station of Washington, DC. The selectee will be required to physically report to the OJP office building at least four days per two-week pay period and may incorporate leave and official travel plans into this reporting requirement. The office director or supervisor may request the selectee's presence in the office more frequently, as determined by the needs of the office. The selectee will be responsible for covering all commuting related travel expenses. OJP employees are eligible for one transportation benefit - parking or the Department of Justice (DOJ) transit subsidy.

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at

Fitness Reimbursement: OJP offers a fitness reimbursement program for employees' individual fitness-related expenditures.

OJP also offers credit union services, a health unit, and on-site nurse for your usage.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

For Direct Hire applicants: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to direct hire recruitment procedures.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, or if your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website, which can be found at

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