Director - Office of Data and Evaluation

Washington, D.C
May 20, 2022
May 21, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

  • Ongoing identification, assessment, and evaluation of all relevant data to support the Agency's mission.
  • Supervising Office of Data and Evaluation staff, day-to-day operations, workflow, performance, and resource allocations.
  • Serves as the agency's Chief Data Officer (CDO), representing the NEH on the government-wide CDO Council.
  • Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods for analyzing humanities grant program data.
  • Present data and evaluation results through the use of infographics to convey complex data concerning the humanities to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Conduct statistical analyses such as the impact of published research and the effectiveness of grant programs in the humanities. Lead surveys and data collection projects in the humanities.
  • Lead data collection and evaluation efforts to help the Agency meet the goals set forth in its Equity Action Plan.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service


At the GS-15 level Qualified candidates must possess:
1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level or equivalent experience.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, for example: experience applying social sciences research and evaluation methods to analyze grants or projects in the humanities or humanistic social sciences; writing research reports and presenting work on the humanities at high-level meetings; recommending agency policies and procedures based on report findings; and analyzing complex data in the humanities using various statistical software.

Selective Placement Factors (SPF)
In addition to the specialized experience listed above, applicants must also possess the following selective placement factors in order to be considered for the position.
  • Expert knowledge of social sciences methodologies for research and program evaluation in the humanities.
  • Advanced statistical training and familiarity with statistical software (e.g., R, SAS, STATA, SPPS, etc.).
  • Experience in collecting, analyzing, and reporting both quantitative and qualitative data in the humanities.
  • Drafting scopes of work and review criteria for research or program evaluation contracts in the humanities.
  • Experience in and demonstrated knowledge of the humanities.
As part of the online application process you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:
  • Administration and Management
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Oral Communication
  • Organizational Performance Analysis
  • Research
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing

Additional information

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

4. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .

6. This position may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.