Social Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Closes
Mar 07, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisment.
  • Selective Service registration: All males born, on or after, 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service OR have an approved exemption.
  • Security and Background Requirements: Appointments will require passing a background investigation. Not meeting this requirement may be grounds for personnel action. If hired, you may have a background check at a later time.
  • FDA particiaptes in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verfiy to determine employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the problem.
  • Direct Deposit: You will be required to have your federal salary payments electronically deposited into an account with a financial institution of your choice.
  • You must meet All requirements by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on March 6, 2018.the closing date of this announcement to be consifered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered.
  • Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning qualifications for employment is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • In order to qualify for Social Scientist, 0101, at GS - 12/13, you must meet the following:

    Basic Qualifications


    A: Have a degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
    OR
    B: 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.
    OR
    C: Have 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 meeting the basic qualifications for the Social Scientist, GS-0101 position, you must also meet the following:

    GS-12: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, assisting in designing and developing research protocols and conducting research on consumer products related to tobacco products or other regulated products.

    GS-13: Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, analyzing data obtained from studies and applying social science principles, theories and methods to tobacco products or other regulated products.

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from ) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Political Appointee FAQ - OPM
    • Pre-Employment Physical: No
    • Drug Testing Requirement: No
    • License Requirement: No
    • Immunization Requirement: No
    • Mobility Agreement Required: No
    • Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
    • Incentives are not authorized
    • Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any time of Veterans Preference, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. USAJOBS Veterans Site.
    • Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the Selective Service Registration site.
    • Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Disability Employment
    • Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the "Required Documents" section for more information about what to provide in your application. Workforce Restructuring.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on 03/06/2018), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position.
    If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    Basis of Rating: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the following quality categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
    The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).
    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's.

    1. Technical Competence
    2. Planning and Evaluating
    3. Oral Communication
    4. Written Communication
    To preview the application assessment questions, use the link below:
    https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10137070

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