Interdisciplinary - Research Psychologist/Social Science Researcher

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 13, 2018
Closes
Nov 13, 2018
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
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  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

    This is an Interdisciplinary position, which means that the duties and responsibilities of the position relate to both the Social Scientist Researcher (0101) and Research Psychologist (GS-0180) fields. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this position, a person with the education and experience in either the 0101 or the 0180 field may be considered equally well qualified to do the work. 

    All applicants must meet the education and experience requirements of at least one of the series AND the specialized experience of this vacancy in order to qualify.


    To qualify on for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:

    • Experience with quantitative analysis techniques including evaluative research methods, sampling statistics, and/or economic analyses to apply these techniques.
    • Experience conducting research and evaluation in experimental psychology, injury prevention, or traffic safety.
    • Experience using one or more computer software packages that create spreadsheets, work with databases and perform statistical analyses.

    To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:

    • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
    • You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience.  This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.  

    To qualify on for the GS-12 (in addition to the GS-11), you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include:

    • Experience managing research studies.
    • Experience evaluating plans.
    • Experience preparing articles, program briefings, and other products to disseminate research and evaluation findings.

    To qualify for the GS-12 on Education alone, you must have:

    • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
    • You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience.  This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.  

    To qualify on for the GS-13 (in addition to the GS-11 and GS-12), you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

    • Experience in planning, designing, and managing research and evaluation studies in traffic safety or public health areas.

    You cannot qualify on Education at this level, you must have Experience.

    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.

    For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

    Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

    Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


    This is an Interdisciplinary position, which means that the duties and responsibilities of the position relate to both the Social Scientist Researcher and Research Psychologist  fields.  

    Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this position, a person with the education and experience in either the 0101 or the 0180 field may be considered equally well qualified to do the work. All applicants must meet the education and experience requirements of at least one of the series AND the specialized experience of this vacancy in order to qualify.

    In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must fully meet the basic qualifications criteria of at least one of the following series.

    To qualify for the Social Scientist Researcher - 0101 series, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.  OR
    • 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.  OR
    • 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.

    To qualify for the Research Psychologist - 0180 series, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    Degree: major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology. These two specializations have additional educational requirements, as stated below:

    • Clinical psychology: For positions at grades GS-11 and above, satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.
    • Counseling psychology: For positions at grades GS-9 and above, satisfactory completion of 2 full academic years of graduate study directly related to professional work in counseling psychology, or satisfactory completion in an accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a master's degree directly related to counseling psychology is required.



    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

    EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

    This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.

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

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. 

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

    Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package.  If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.


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