Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch

Washington D.C.
Mar 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
Executive, Chief
Full Time

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Please submit transcripts if applicable.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
    Completion of a degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to this position, from an accredited or pre-accredited
    college or university;


    A combination of education and specialized experience that provided you with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences
    equivalent to a major in the field;


    Completion of four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates you have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

    You qualify at the GS-15 level if you meet the following specialized experience:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that comparable tasks in the following areas:

    Health-related behavioral and social sciences research expertise by publishing extensively in refereed journals on research having a major impact on advancements or are accepted as authoritative in the fields of behavioral, social, or health populations sciences relevant to demography and epidemiology of aging, economics of aging, and health systems; demonstrated experience working independently in planning, organizing, and conducting social or population science funded related research; and, presenting findings and major advancements at conferences, conventions, or symposiums.

    Program administration and management by managing large and diverse research programs having national or international collaborations, scope, and impact in the field of behavioral, social, and/or population sciences; and, demonstrating managerial experience in organizational and program development including having responsibility for the development of plans for the resolution of major organizational and operational issues, reviewing contracts and agreements, evaluating the efficacy of research proposals, and allocating funds among competing programs.

    Leadership by directing and coordinating the work of multiple research teams; providing guidance, direction, and instruction to research or project leaders; implementing career development opportunities for staff; establishing and evaluating goals; determining long range plans to prepare for prospective changes in functions or programs affecting the office; and, determining operating guidelines for the management of the office.

    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. to questionnaire)

    If you are using education to meet the 'Basic Education or Experience Requirements', you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education

    A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

    At the supervisor's discretion. this position may offer work schedule flexibilities: telework, flexible schedules, compressed schedules.

    This position is designated as a "non-emergency/teleworker" position and the selected candidate will be considered a "non-emergency/teleworker" employee.

    NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations. A current federal government employee may receive a relocation incentive if moving from a different geographic location. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

    A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

    If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually. For information, visit the NIH Ethics website:

    Additional selections may be made across the entire Department of Health and Human Services within the Washington, DC commuting area through this vacancy announcement.

    The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

    The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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

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