Supervisory Social Science Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 10, 2017
Closes
Aug 31, 2017
Function
Analyst, Management
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is part of the, Inter-American Foundation. The incumbent serves as the Deputy to the Managing Director for Grantmaking and Portfolio Management, and participates in the oversight and management of the grants administration process for all countries and periodic portfolio management reviews.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Basic Requirements: Applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements to be eligible for the Social Science Analyst occupation:

    3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or equivalent doctoral degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
    OR
    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;
    OR
    Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

    In addition to the meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must meet the specialized experience for each grade level.

    Applicants for the GS-13 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-12 level.

    Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to demonstrated experience that reflects having served as a subject matter expert providing regarding international or grassroots development work; monitoring and coordinating programs or grants and to make recommendations; and, experience involving broad economic assistance projects and the interrelationships of the different grant and aid processes. In addition, demonstrated experience supervising activities including providing technical advice and guidance to subordinate staff; defining and establishing objectives; identifying alternative approaches; overseeing procurement functions; and formulating and evaluating solutions is required. This experience must be clearly reflected in your resume.

    Applicants for the GS-14 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-13 level.

    Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to demonstrated experience regarding international or grassroots development work; monitoring and coordinating programs or grants and to make recommendations; and, experience involving broad economic assistance projects and the interrelationships of the different grant and aid processes. In addition, demonstrated experience serving in a leadership or mentoring capacity (team leader, supervisory, or comparable role); overseeing procurement functions; and formulating and evaluating solutions is required. This experience must be clearly reflected in your resume.

    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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Fluent in both English and Spanish in order to communicate with grant applicants and grantees in South America.

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If applicable, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/).

    Q - Nonsensitive


    DUTIES:

    As a Supervisory Social Science Analyst typical work assignments include:

    • Assists in the management and oversight of the grants administration process for all countries and participates on portfolio management reviews.
    • Supervises professional and support staff.
    • Oversees and contributes to the management of program priorities and strategies for grant making activities.
    • Participates in the management of a grants portfolio that fosters the social and economic improvement of poor communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and advances the Foundation's mission as a resource for those interested in grassroots development.
    • Meets with high-level U.S. government and embassy representatives as well as with prospective and approved grantees, sometimes in extremely isolated areas.