Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:Assisting in the development of surveys instruments, questionnaires, and/or focus group protocols.
- Collecting and analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data regarding sexual assault, discrimination, or mental health.
- Describing research results by writing technical, methodological and research reports; OR
C. You have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and you have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. You have computed the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.)
You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
- Oversight of a research team for short and long range projects in the domain of gender relations, equal opportunity and/or mental health.
- Present briefings and/or presentations to scientific, management, and/or government audiences.
- Writing research publications, government policy documents or articles in academic journals.
In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 0180/0184/1530 series.
A. For the Psychology (0180) Series: Possess a Bachelor's degree (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) in psychology.
B. For the Sociology (0184) Series: Possess a Bachelor's degree (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) in sociology; or social psychology or political science that included at least 24 semester hours in sociology.
C. For the Sociology (0184) Series: Possess a combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in sociology (i.e., at least 24 semester hours), plus appropriate experience or additional education.
D. For the Statistician (1530) Series: Possess a Bachelor's degree (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics) and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering: or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
E. For the Statistician (1530) Series: Possess a combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in D above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. My experience included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, and sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
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: Foreign Education
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
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Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does Not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
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This position is part of the Health and Resilience Division within the Office of People Analytics (OPA). OPA is designated to serve in direct analytic support to the military Services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) to conduct comprehensive analysis on how policy or environmental changes affect the performance or composition of the workforce. OPA provides the go-to expertise for scientific assessments, data analytics, and outreach, to improve the lives of the DoD community. It enhances people-related policies and programs through collaborations, recommendations, and solutions in a responsive, objective, and customer-focused approach. OPA provides a vibrant learning environment for all team members. Professional development is encouraged and researchers continually build their skillsets and hone their expertise.
The Health and Resilience Division of OPA conducts research efforts to support the personnel information needs of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness in the domain of health and well-being. Research topics include sexual assault, sexual harassment, discrimination, equal opportunity, mental health, and well-being among active duty military members, reservists, and civilian employees. Research methods employed include large-scale survey efforts (e.g., the Workplace and Gender Relations surveys), focus groups, qualitative analysis, and advanced quantitative analysis of existing data. Key stakeholders include the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) and the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO) within USD(P&R).
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.
Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .