Chief, Population and Social Processes Branch
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.
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.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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.
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10131999 (link 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. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
- 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 one-year supervisory 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: https://ethics.od.nih.gov/topics/fd.htm.
- Additional selections may be made 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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
- Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
- Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements. Read more Security clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation