Overview

Duties

Summary

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit www.justice.gov/usao/ .

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

This position is also being announced under Merit Promotion Procedures under 20-EOUSA-10888895-MS.
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Responsibilities

This position serves as a Data Analyst and is located in the Data Integrity and Analysis Staff (DIAS) in the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). DIAS's mission is to provide clients with data and analysis to assess the effectiveness of their programs. This includes facilitating the use of EOUSA's litigation case management and other data systems to maintain timely and accurate data, and collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical information on the work of the United States Attorneys' offices (USAOs) in criminal and civil litigation. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Participate in the development and execution of a comprehensive program to manage the data within EOUSA's litigation case management systems.
  • Recommend new and revised criteria and methods to improve effectiveness of the data management program.
  • Plan and conduct proactive analyses of statistical data and trends to assist EOUSA and United States Attorney's Office (USAO) leadership and staff in making informed decisions regarding budget preparation, resource allocation, resource utilization, and policymaking.
  • Develop reports, correspondence, proposals, issue papers, and briefing materials to measure the effect of strategic initiatives and management decisions.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of an audit program to improve the quality of data in EOUSA's case management systems.
  • Produce data integrity reports that highlight anomalies and weaknesses.
  • Formulate and execute solutions and corrective actions to data integrity issues.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

GS-09 : To be qualify at the GS-09 level you must meet at least ONE of the following:

Specialized Experience: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in Federal service utilizing data management systems such as SQL, Excel or similar to ensure quality control in the maintenance and use of data; utilizing Excel and/or SQL (or similar) to prepare and analyze data reports, and presenting quality control findings and recommendations to internal and external parties; utilizing data management systems such as SQL or Excel to manage and manipulate data fields and codes and develop and maintain business rules that govern data systems.
OR
Education: Possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field (e.g. Data Analytics); or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D, if related.
OR
Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Combination of specialized experience and education which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate level education must be in excess of 1 full years. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, first determine the total number of graduate hours that exceed 36 semester hours (or your school's definition of two years of graduate study), then divide the total number of your excess graduate semester hours by 18 (or your school's definition of one year of study).

GS-11: To be qualify at the GS-11 level you must meet at least ONE of the following:

Specialized Experience: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in Federal service utilizing data management systems such as SQL, Excel or similar to ensure quality control in the maintenance and use of data; utilizing Excel in preparing and analyzing complex statistical and data reports, and presenting quality control findings and recommendations to internal and external parties; utilizing Excel and/or SQL (or similar) to manage and manipulate data fields and codes and develop and maintain business rules that govern data systems; plan and conduct proactive analyses of statistical data and trends and participate in the development and implementation of an audit/internal controls/ quality review program to improve the quality and integrity of data.
OR
Education: Possess one of the following types of education in a related field (e.g. Data Analytics): a PhD. or equivalent graduate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such degree; or LLM if related.
OR
Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate education as described in B which when combined equal 100% of the requirements. (Only graduate education in excess of 1 full year is creditable.)

GS-12: Applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in federal service utilizing Excel and/or SQL to manage and manipulate data fields and codes and develop and maintain business rules that govern data systems; plan and conduct proactive analyses of statistical data and trends and participate in the development and implementation of an audit/internal controls/ quality review program to improve the quality and integrity of data; developing, modifying and applying new approaches for conducting complex, comprehensive studies which deal with major issues affecting program management; and applying database concepts to effectively employ SQL and MS Excel and apply database design techniques.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees 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, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- 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 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 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, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http: www.ed.gov
OR
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Veterans' Preference – If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming by checking the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference and submit the required veterans' preference documentation as specified in the, "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified . Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
Accountability, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Flexibility, Influencing/Negotiating, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Learning, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, and Teamwork

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
– Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).

– Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration you must include day/month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time) (cover letter optional).). Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)

– Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below. Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.

Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:
-In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.g., Honorable); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

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