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Data  Scientist

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General Job Information
JOB INFORMATION

This position is located in the DC Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), an independent District of Columbia agency. CJCC's mission is to serve as the District of Columbia's forum for District and federal members to identify cross-cutting local criminal and juvenile justice system issues and achieve coordinated solutions for the criminal and juvenile justice systems. CJCC also facilitates and supports member-identified priorities, strategies and initiatives that will improve public safety and related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims, and justice-involved individuals.

CJCC is the home of the District of Columbia's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). The SAC is staffed by experienced analysts and statisticians that produce empirical research and analysis to inform and enhance criminal and juvenile justice policymaking.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Identifies and executes opportunities to harness data analytic approaches that provide insight into and achieve priority goals established by CJCC Members and the Executive Director. Obtains, merges, reshapes, cleans and evaluates the quality of datasets. Automates data pulls, manipulations, and other rote activities to enable efficient agency operations. Uses descriptive statistics, predictive analytics, machine learning and other methods to learn about and derive insights from the patterns and relations within a dataset. Uses inferential statistics to learn about the causal relations between variables in a dataset, including randomized field evaluations.

 Creates intuitive and compelling graphics to visualize and think about data. Creates data dictionaries, annotated code and similar materials to ensure work products are as open and reproducible as possible. Proactively, provides ideas and critical feedback — as well as being open to such constructive dialogue as part of constantly improving CJCC's collective work output. Ensures that work products adhere to methodological and open science best practices. Presents the results of analysis conducted by CJCC, both orally and in writing, in a way that is accessible for diverse audiences, including scientific experts, government practitioners and public stakeholders. Helps to disseminate scientific lessons, tools and best practices across the District's criminal and juvenile justice agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

At least one (1) year of specialized experience which must be equivalent to the CS-12 grade level of the District of Columbia Government. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position such as but not limited to the ability to review and interpret business plans, financial statements, business formations, and have knowledge of the District’s contracts and procurement rules and regulations.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION

None

WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in an office setting. Some moderate discomforts may occur with exposure to outside temperatures when traveling to various locations throughout District.

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS

Promotion Potential:  No Known Promotion Potential

Duration of Appointment:  Career Service Permanent Appointment        

Pay Plan, Series and Grade: CS-0101-13

Collective Bargaining Unit:  This position is not in the collective Bargaining Unit.

This Position has been designated as Security Sensitive, pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations.

The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or politic.