To qualify for this position, you must meet the Basic AND the Additional Qualification requirements below:
Basic Education Requirement:
A. Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. 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
C. 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.
Additional Qualification requirement:
GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties: Having knowledge of social science research methodology to include the development of measures, research design, sampling, and data analysis. Mastering the application of existing behavioral and social science research techniques, principles, concepts, and methods to phases or segments of complex research projects. Managing various aspects of immigration research study design, execution, and results communication. Exhibiting knowledge of how to develop research project management plans. Conducting analyses of social and behavioral phenomena utilizing advanced quantitative and/or qualitative techniques. Communicating, presenting, and articulating complex information based on research findings and documents to government personnel and other audiences. Preparing written analysis and summaries communicating research findings that are suitable to internal and external audiences.
GS-14: In addition to the requirements for the lower grade level, you qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties: Having expert knowledge of social science research methodology to include the development of measures, research design, sampling, and data analysis. Developing innovative approaches or methods to facilitate research. Exhibiting knowledge of how to develop research project management plans. Mastering the application of existing behavioral and social science research techniques, principles, concepts, and methods to complex research projects. Planning and executing major projects concerned with the analysis and evaluation of administrative data to assess program and operational data. Preparing publishable documents and summaries communicating research findings for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences based on quantitative or qualitative findings of immigration program/policy studies. Resolving critical problems related to collecting and analyzing immigration data and information. Providing decision makers with empirical data and policy analysis related to immigration programs, immigrant populations, and immigration policies.
EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: There is no education substitution at these grade levels
Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement (Wednesday, April 10, 2013).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will place you in one of three categories based on your responses to the on-line questionnaire regarding experience, education and training.
- Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
- Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
- Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
NOTE: Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your application material, you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPMs Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans preference, please click here.
On November 21, 2011, The President signed the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). The VOW Act amended chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) by adding section 2108a, Treatment of certain individuals as veterans, and preference eligible.
This job opportunity announcement (JOA) includes Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-56). Active duty service members who have begun their civilian job search prior to discharge or release from active duty will know how their application will be considered.
· Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be considered for competitive service positions and granted tentative veterans preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD214, when applying to a federal job.
· A certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date of the certification is signed.
· Based on the immediate need to fill this position, the service member must be within the 120 day timeline and an actual expected date of discharge or separation must be clearly defined, or they will not be considered at this time.