Equity Research Analyst

Washington, D.C
Dec 06, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time

  • Uses evidence-based methods and analysis to identify potential barriers that could pose challenges to GAO achieving its diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
  • Develops mitigation strategies to address any barriers identified.
  • Collaborates with engagement teams to identify structures, policies, and practices that potentially create and perpetuate systems of inequity and disparity in federally-administered programs to determine if they consistently serve members of the public, distribute public services, and implement public policy in a manner that promotes fairness, justice, and equality.
  • Conducts research to provide evidence-based advice, original insights, and distributional analysis into social and economic policy challenges that impact federally-administered programs.
  • Summarizes research findings in accordance with GAO documentation standards to provide equality assurance in supporting work used by ODEIA and/or engagement teams.
  • Advises on training and professional development opportunities provided to employees to build capacity and expertise in examining justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion related issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
Completion of a probationary period is required.
Completion of a financial disclosure statement is required.
This is not a bargaining unit position.

You must meet the education and specialized experience by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.


You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to:
  • applying social science concepts, practices and techniques to assess the adequacy of programs and ensure conformance with applicable standards;
  • serving as an advisor and authority for other researchers in the areas of statistical modeling, root cause analysis, program evaluation or applied social science methodologies; and
  • providing technical advice regarding using applied research techniques to assess social equity issues.
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.


You must have one of the following:
  • I have a degree in behavioral science, social science, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  • I have a combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
  • I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

Additional information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.