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Statistician (Social Science)

Employer
Washington D.C.
Location
Crystal, Virginia
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Science and Technology Studies
Organization Type
Business
General Job Information

Job Summary

This position is in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). CJCC is an independent agency within the District of Columbia government. The mission of CJCC is to foster systemic change in the justice system, serving as a forum to identify issues and their solutions, proposing actions and facilitating cooperation what will improve public safety and related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, victims, and offenders.

This position serves as an expert, authoritative Statistician, responsible for performing one or more of the following major duty functions: management and maintenance of the DC Statistical Analysis Center; leading key criminal and juvenile justice research and analysis; providing consultation on relevant and methodologically rigorous analyses; and collaborating with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice on the District's criminal and juvenile justice data. The incumbent provides professional consultation in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods to gather, research, analyze, interpret, and/or report quantified information.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as the expert consultant on the statistical aspects of various matters relevant to the criminal and juvenile justice system, or on the technical aspects of a specialized statistical activity, and as such, provides authoritative counsel. Serves as the activity representative to deal with commitment authority for decisions relating to agency statistical resources. Plans, develops and provides technical direction for statistical research programs, where the investigations involve citywide and national data collection problems, which have a bearing on public policy, and/or affect the administrative operational policies of a department or agency of the District or Federal government. Conducts an analysis of the root causes that led to the incarceration of current committed youth, including a voluntary survey of a current committed youth and any self-reported adverse childhood experiences. Evaluates the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs by collecting available information from other District agencies on the education, employment, and criminal justice outcomes for currently or previously committed youth, who under twenty-four years of age. Designs and implements evaluations, studies and surveys -- to include the development and dissemination of survey instruments, analyzing and evaluating both quantitative and qualitative results; and prepares reports on findings for publication or presentation.

Determines the best and most efficient ways to collect quantitative information. Utilizes advanced quantitative methods from the fields of statistics and data mining to support CJCC initiatives and priorities. Analyzes findings, evaluates the statistical limitations of available data, and specifies the range of logically possible explanations of the findings; discovers the meaning of facts; and presents original or derived data in their most pertinent form, which may include text, graphs, charts, tables, and models. Oversees the work of data analysts and research interns; lending statistical, methodological and analytical expertise to shape and direct juvenile and criminal justice research within CJCC, coordinating major research projects with staff; reviewing the work; and providing direction as needed. Oversees the data collection activities, conduct analysis, and prepare statistical reports for CJCC and/ or public dissemination. Conducts in-depth analysis of data and disseminates the results of those analyses. Establishes procedures for data storage and retrieval. Develops and maintains wide, continuing relationships with ranking statistical executives, both within and outside the District and Federal government, on broad statistical programs to avoid overlap of objectives and to ensure integration of coordinated statistical programming. Provides final budget recommendations for statistical activities in support of agency programs. Collaborates with CJCC programmatic staff to determine deliverables for grant applications, and white papers, conferences, forums, and summits. Responds to requests for statistical information from partner agencies. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Education

Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester 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 should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
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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.

Working Conditions/Environment

The work is sedentary in nature.

Licenses and Certifications

None

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday; 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-1530-14

Promotional Potential: None

Collective Bargaining Unit: (Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

The District of Columbia government maintains a drug free work environment policy. All District employees are subject to post-accident/incident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, credit information, homeless status, and/or victims or family members of victims of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking.

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