BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT INSTRUCTIONS: When applying for positions with a Basic Education Requirement you MUST provide official and/or unofficial transcripts that state a degree was conferred in the appropriate field. Please see below for the specific education requirement. You must provide any additional information to support you meet this Basic Education Requirement as outlined, where the major field of study is not readily identified. (Copies of Degrees or course listings are not adequate information to meet the Basic Education Requirement).
BASIC EDUCATION: Must possess successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with a major in an academic field of anthropology. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
COMBINATION OF BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a combination of education that included courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in an academic field of anthropology or related course work including appropriate experience or additional education (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
EXPERIENCE: MUST possess four (4) years of appropriate experience in anthropology performing research, museum work or similar professional-level work.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT- In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must also possess specialized experience to qualify for this position.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least one (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skill and ability to successfully perform the duties of the Research Anthropologist position. This specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: working experience in ethnographic research activities including recruiting patients, determining eligibility, identifying participants and conducts recruitment and retention of ethnographic study subjects; preparing research materials and research data; conducting ethnographic research studies including completing paperwork related to qualitative study protocols and developing new ethnographic components and studies; using knowledge of medical anthropology and health services research including issues of research interventions and data collection. NOTE: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
EDUCATION: MUST possess two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or masters or equivalent graduate degree with a major in a field appropriate to the work of this position to substitute for the one year of experience and meets in full the requirements at the GS-9 level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one (1) year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. (Transcripts Required)
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: possess equivalent combinations of education and specialized experience (as described above) to meet the requirements at the GS-9. Determine the amount of experience you have as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then determine the amount of education you have as a percentage of the education required for the grade level. Only education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level is qualifying. Add the two percentages; the total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the grade level. (Transcripts Required)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
· Knowledge and ability to conduct ethnographic research.
· Ability to independently multi-task and meet deadlines.
· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
· Ability to obtain information from a variety of sources.
· Knowledge of requirements regarding human subject research.
Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Typically you will sit comfortably to do the work. There may be some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items such as audio visual equipment, Xerox paper and books. At times during the year, there may be occasions of more physically strenuous duties, which may include assistance in the moving and relocation of equipment, transporting boxes to the post office for mailing, etc. Some travel to participating sites, either by car or by plane may also be required.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
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Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.