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Apply Now: BJS statistician vacancies available

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking highly motivated individuals to fill the role of statistician. Two statistician positions will work primarily on statistical collections in the area of institutional and community corrections, while a third position will work primarily on statistical collections in the area of prosecution and adjudication. The fourth position will perform assignments for OJP's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Job duties include—

  • consulting and collaborating with criminal justice agency representatives
  • preparing, processing, and coordinating periodic and core collection requirements
  • ensuring the effective collection of statistical data and the use of appropriate collection systems
  • analyzing and reporting information from statistical programs.

The full job announcement and how to apply is available online.


Apply Now: BJS supervisory statistician and grants management specialist vacancies announced

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking a supervisory statistician to carry out data collections in law enforcement, prosecution and courts, and institutional research and special projects. Job duties will include—

  • maintaining, enhancing, and expanding BJS's statistical series or programs
  • analyzing data and reporting statistical information
  • supervising a group of statisticians.

BJS also is also seeking a grants management specialist to function as a justice statistics policy analyst and support the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative. Job duties will include—

  • providing program support to the BJS NCS-X program manager in the production of research agendas, draft concept papers, and solicitations
  • performing grant management and programmatic oversight tasks in support of the NCS-X program
  • coordinating, managing, and evaluating the effectiveness of agency grant and/or cooperative agreement programs and projects.

The full job announcements and how to apply for BJS supervisory statistician and BJS grants management specialist are available online.


Bureau of Justice Statistics proposes new data collection on arrest-related deaths
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) encourages comments for 60 days until October 3, 2016, on a proposed new data collection: Arrest-Related Deaths Program. Your comments to BJS's collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

  • whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
  • whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.


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