Social Science Analyst


Vacancy ID: 818652   Announcement Number: COPS-13-021 (DC) MPP   USAJOBS Control Number: 334963000

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each KSA, choose the statement from the Level Descriptions that best describes your experience and/or training in that task. Select only one letter for each task and if you wish, explain in further details your experience and/or training related to each KSA.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


1. Knowledge of social and behavioral sciences related to the criminal justice field, particularly in the areas of community policing and problem solving.

2. Skill in using social science research, including qualitative and quantitative methods to design and use applied research in areas relevant to criminal justice, community policing and problem solving.

3. Ability to write, publish and edit publications on community policing and in the behavioral and social sciences associated with community policing.

4. Ability to convey often complex analysis and information orally and in writing to a diverse audience.