Social Scientist (Science Resource Analyst)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Oct 18, 2018
Closes
Oct 26, 2018
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses MAY be paid, contingent upon availability of funds.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

    All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

    Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements and Quality Ranking Factors.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field plus, after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position; OR a Master’s degree in an appropriate field plus, after award of the degree, eight or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Applicants must possess knowledge of social science theories, perspectives, and analytical tools and demonstrated ability to use this knowledge to extract significant knowledge from quantitative data.

    Appropriate fields would include social sciences, survey research, or other quantitatively oriented field with substantial course work or experience in research methodology and statistics.

    Applicants must possess sufficient knowledge of statistics and survey research methodology to oversee the analysis of complex survey data. Applicants must possess expert knowledge of one or more of the topic areas listed in the job summary or demonstrate the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge by leveraging pre-existing, related social science knowledge. Applicants must have or be able to rapidly acquire an in-depth understanding of the U.S. and international S&T policy context and the issues of relevance to national policy makers. Applicants must be skilled in conveying the major findings from analyses of quantitative data, the contextual information necessary to interpret these data, and the ways these data bear on issues of concern to national policy makers. This includes demonstrated ability to craft prose and graphics that are both generally accessible to non-expert readers and usable by experts who need accurate technical information.

    Relocation expenses MAY be paid contingent upon the availability of funds

    This announcement is open to (All US Citizens OR current NSF employees) who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements.

    Federal Appropriations Law requires that Non-Citizens meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.

    This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

    NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

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

    You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position.

    We strongly encourage you to specifically address the Quality Ranking Factors below.  This will ensure that you receive full consideration in the evaluation process.

    Quality Ranking Factors 
    1. Expert knowledge of social science theories, perspectives, and analytical tools and demonstrated ability to use this knowledge to generate significant findings from quantitative data. Expert knowledge of one or more of the topic areas listed in the job summary or demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge by leveraging pre-existing, related social science knowledge.  In-depth understanding of the U.S. and international S&T policy context and the issues of relevance to national policy makers or demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such an understanding.

    2. Demonstrated experience in analyzing and authoritatively summarizing key findings from statistical, survey, and other quantitative data, preferably in the topic areas listed above.  This includes sufficient knowledge of statistics and survey research methodology to oversee the analysis of complex survey data. This also includes demonstrated skill in presenting information in prose and graphics that are accessible to non-expert readers but also usable by experts who need accurate technical information (i.e., to users of publications similar to S&E Indicators).

    3. Demonstrated experience in working individually, as a team leader, and as a team member on major multidisciplinary analytical projects, working under tight and firm deadlines, and producing analytic products that are both policy relevant and policy neutral.


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