Senior Social Science Analyst
Occasional travel - Travel may be required to assist teams with Methodological issues.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must meet all qualifications requirements BEFORE the closing date of this announcement.In addition to basic requirements listed below, applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band level, or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service, which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience developing quantitative and qualitative social science research design approaches, and applying judgment and ingenuity in using, and/or guiding others to use, these approaches to effectively perform evaluations or other applied research.
You must meet all qualifications requirements BEFORE the closing date of this announcement.
Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
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.
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.
**YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT SHOWING YOUR EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.**
This is a bargaining unit position.
Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.
Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit http://www.sss.gov/.
Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.
If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a two-year probationary period.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you meet all of the basic and minimum qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. You will be further rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Follow all instructions carefully as incomplete answers, errors, or omissions may affect your rating. Your rating will be invalid if you fail to include a narrative reply to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation or your reply is "see resume."
All applicants will be rated on the following KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
- Mastery of social science concepts, practices, and techniques.
- Ability to advise teams in conducting appropriate research to develop reliable evidence to support report findings and recommendations.
- Thorough knowledge of data collection methods and strategies, and skill in selecting methods appropriate for the research objectives.
- Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a group setting.
- Thorough knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing data.
- Ability to communicate research design, methodology, or study results in writing to non-technical audiences.
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