Education Research Analyst

Employer
Department of Defense, Depart...
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Mar 17, 2017
Closes
Apr 07, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

Department of Defense (DoD)
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Mission Statement

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military- connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence.
DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from prekindergarten through grade 12.

 

If you are applying through Merit procedures, the following information applies to you:

 

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: http://archive.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#6 or www.opm.gov/disability.)

 

If you are applying through Delegated Examining Unit (DEU) procedures, the following information applies to you:


WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S. Citizens


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • The incumbent is required to travel by military and commercial modes of transportation to a variety of overseas and domestic locations for meetings and conferences. Exposure to a variety of conditions typical of the country visit is normal, to include the threat of terrorism.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1730 series: 
    A. Degree: that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, of which at least one course was in research methods and at least two courses were in statistics.
    or
    B. Combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, including at least one course in research methods and two courses in statistics, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience must have demonstrated (1) a thorough knowledge of the principles underlying the work of this series, and (2) understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the methods and techniques applied in performing work in this series.

    *NOTE:  Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1700/education-research-series-1730/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES  and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by Thursday, April 06, 2017.

     

    Candidates must possess the Selective Placement Factor to receive consideration for this position and should address these in either their resume or application.

    Selective Placement Factor Required for this position is:

    • Above school level experience is required for this position. Above school level is defined as experience at a district or state education agency, at a profit/non-profit, or in a university/academic setting conducting multi-site educational research.

     

    Candidates who do not meet the Selective Placement Factor will not receive further consideration for this position.

    You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.  Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is:

    • Hands on experience planning and performing statistical analyses of large educational data sets using statistical computer software programs.
    • Mastery knowledge of K-12 school systems and standards-based educational programs.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of research methodology, both quantitative and qualitative, and experience in incorporating various methodologies into evaluations.
    • Experience conducting education research to identify problems, assess the adequacy of existing programs, and recommend changes.

     

     

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1.
    Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.

    2. Ability to evaluate system-wide projects, programs and policies.

    3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to diverse audiences.

     

    Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, General Schedule (GS) positions at GS-5 and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.  All other eligibility requirements including, time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement:  Thursday, April 06, 2017

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

     

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 

     

    WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    TOUR OF DUTY:  Flexible
    RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES:  Not Authorized
    FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
    FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Not Required
    TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is telework eligible
    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:  Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
    http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

    Other Notes:
    Delegated  Examining -Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days.

    Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Q - Nonsensitive