Research Analyst (Behavioral Health/SAPR) NF-4

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Quantico, Virginia
Posted
Sep 21, 2021
Closes
Sep 28, 2021
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.
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Responsibilities

Coordinates and develops social science research and evaluation for the Research & Program Evaluation Section, Behavioral Programs Branch, Marine and Family Programs Division. Serves as liaison with the program staff to help develop, conduct, and interpret surveys and needs assessments, program evaluations, studies, and report qualitative/ quantitative findings to the management team. Serves as an expert for administration and analysis in formal research projects. As directed, conducts liaison with Headquarters Program Managers and field prevention assets to provide: guidance on principles of research; interpret research policy as it relates to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS); provides organizational strategic planning strategies for the use and application of study results; identifies research and evaluation opportunities; and conducts feasibility and outcome studies on new MCCS programs and services.

Recommends administrative and fiscal policies and strategies, as well as, management and administrative techniques to support and defend MCCS Behavioral Programs, including performing special studies, program reviews, and evaluations. Assists in writing specifications for the contracting, procurement, and fielding of projects; schedules command participation and training for contracted surveys, as required. Assists in determining research methodology and devises sampling plans. Evaluates cost-effectiveness of conducting research and presents findings to the management team. Designs data collection instruments. Develops recommendations. Develops formal and informal customer feedback systems, to include focus-group capabilities.

Prepares and presents technical papers, reports, studies, and briefings covering research findings, evaluations, study outcomes, and various other research and evaluation issues to management staff and senior leadership. Uses a variety of presentation techniques, graphic presentations, and models to explain results and assist program personnel and weigh various alternatives. Supports the development of appropriated and non-appropriated fund budgetary requirements.

As directed, maintains liaison with sister services' evaluation and research staff members and civilian professional organizations. As an Action Officer, attends conferences and meetings, prepares reports on conferences. Performs under the general supervision of the Research & Program Evaluation Section Head within the Behavioral Programs Branch. Approximately twenty percent of time may be spent on business-related travel outside of Washington DC area.

Provides World Class Customer Service with an emphasis on courtesy. Assists customers and communicates positively in a friendly manner. Takes action to solve problems quickly. Alerts the higher-level supervisor, or proper point of contact for help when problems arise. Adheres to safety regulations and standards. Promptly reports any observed workplace hazards, and any injury, occupational illness, and/or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps to the immediate supervisor. Adheres to established standards of actively supporting the principles of the EEO program and prevention of sexual harassment.

This is a white-collar position where occasional lifting up to 20 lbs may be required.

Travel Required

25% or less - Varies

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • See Duties and Qualifications

EVALUATIONS:

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Social Science or a related field appropriate to the work of position and three years of experience in the occupation, or a related field or work area, or an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above, or appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above.

Proficiency in research-related software a plus. Knowledge of social services practices, micro/macro social service, and sociological concepts/methods to evaluate the similar programs and make sound recommendations of development of tactical and strategic social and behavioral health strategies. Knowledge of program evaluation principles. Knowledge of various traditional and progressive research techniques. Knowledge of concepts and procedures of sampling design.

Knowledge of the methods and analytical techniques for interpreting raw demographic and psychographics data. Knowledge of statistics and basic/advanced mathematical analysis. Ability to interpret the results of qualitative research projects and studies. Knowledge of various verbal, graphic, and mathematical models. Knowledge of specialized statistical and database computer software. Ability to plan and organize conferences and meetings of high-level officials. Must possess skills in written and oral communication.

Education

Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.

INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

APPLICATIONS/RESUMES SUBMITTED WITH PHOTOS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Varies - Review "OTHER INFORMATION"

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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