Social Science Analyst
Judicial Branch - Washington, DC

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The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.

AO positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system with the exception of positions in the AO Executive Service. Salary is commensurate with experience. Most AO employees are eligible for full Federal and Judiciary benefits.

The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.


More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Selectees may be subject to a one-year trial period.

Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.

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

This position is located within the Office of Probation and Pretrial Services (OPPS), Program Administration Division. The incumbent will work independently or collaboratively to obtain, analyze, and report on data relevant to criminal justice. The incumbent must know how to design and conduct studies, extract data from various sources, perform statistical analysis, and use automated tools. The incumbent must have the ability to communicate their own research findings, the findings of others, and make recommendations as to how study results can be incorporated into operations and policy. Experience extracting data using ANSI-compliant SQL is required.

Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Basic Requirement: The basic requirement can be met in one of three ways. Applicants must meet one of the following qualification requirements as described below:

Degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position; or
A combination of education and experience that has provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or socialsciences equivalent to a major in the field; or
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

Specialized Experience: In addition to the basic requirements above, applicants must have one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is experience related to designing, conducting, analyzing, and evaluating data for the purpose of reporting results.

Selective Factor: Experience extracting data using ANSI-compliant SQL is required.

Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on any application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for nonselection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
All information is subject to verification.
Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process.
Selection for this position is contingent upon proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States plus proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information and guidance on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, available at .
If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if selected, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
All new employees of the AO must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
If selected for first-time appointment to the Federal government, you may be required to serve a trial period. Failure to complete successfully the trial period may result in termination of employment.
If selected for a supervisory or managerial position, you may be required to serve a probationary period. Failure to complete successfully the probationary period can result in return to a position comparable to the one held immediately before upervisory assignment, or if you were not a Federal employee before the assignment, then you may be moved to a position one level below the supervisory position. An employee serving a trial period may be removed from employment under provisions of the AO's trial period policy.
If this position is temporary, management may have the discretion of converting this position to a permanent position depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if specifically authorized by the Director of the AO.
The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station within or outside the Washington DC metro area. Accordingly, pay will be set based on the locality area/official duty station assigned.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

The AO offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington , DC has an on-site fitness center, health unit, credit union, day care center, and cafeteria. Located in the Capitol Hill area next to Union Station, the AO is accessible by public transportation, including Metro and the MARC and VRE commuter trains. As an AO employee, you may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs:

The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.