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Job Title:Social Science Analyst

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-ASPE-MP-14-1001656

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 02, 2013 to Saturday, January 04, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101-09/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply: This vacancy is open to employees with competitive status only. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment, or have reinstatement eligibility.

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 (hire, within grade increase (wigi) or promotion SF-50 only), DD-214, SCHEDULE "A" DOCUMENTATION, AND TRANSCRIPTS (IF APPLICABLE).


This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, in Washington, D.C. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

ASPE serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of HHS on policy development and is responsible for major activities in the areas of policy coordination, legislative development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis. We are recruiting for positions in the Office of Human Services Policy; Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy; Office of Health Policy; and the Office of Science and Data Policy. For more information regarding ASPE and our work please visit our website at https://aspe.hhs.gov.


OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT
: This is a continuously open vacancy announcement for one or more positions in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The number of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual office needs. These are permanent, full-time
positions. Complete applications will be processed in the order received by 1st cut-off 12/17/2013, 2nd cut-off 1/4/2014. First consideration will be given to eligible applicants who submit all required application materials by the cut-off date. You are encouraged to apply expeditiously.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ASPE-DE-14-1002975 under competitive procedures (for those applicants not currently in the Federal government). Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Transcripts Required
  • SF-50 (Wigi, Promotion)

DUTIES:

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The incumbent develops and conducts policy analysis and social science research; develops social science research; plans and conducts research and evaluation activities to inform decisions about program improvement, regulations, and/or policy development; develops specifications, justifications, and analyses for legislation and/or regulations; evaluates program and policy issues for health and human service programs and the delivery of effective services; conducts data analysis related to policy issues, legislation, and regulations; and communicates results from social science research and represents the organization at briefings and meetings.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualification Requirements for Social Science Analyst, GS-101:
A. Bachelor's degree in behavioral or social science or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
OR
B. Combination of education and experience -- which provided you with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
OR
C. Four years of appropriate experience which demonstrates that you have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

Additional Qualification Requirements: In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirements candidates must also:

For GS-9 Grade Level:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in Federal service, providing basic analytic support under close supervision for policy analysis and social science research related to evaluating legislative, regulatory and/or the delivery of public health or human services programs; performing quantitative analyses related to health and human services programs and policy utilizing statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, SAS or equivalent statistical software.
OR
B. Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in behavioral or social science, or related disciplines appropriate to the position from an accredited college and/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 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study.
OR
C. Combination of experience as described in "A" above and graduate education as described in "B" above. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

For GS-11 Grade Level:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in Federal service, providing analytic support for policy analysis and social science research related to evaluating legislative, regulatory and/or the delivery of public health or human services programs; performing quantitative analyses related to health and human services programs and policy utilizing statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, SAS or equivalent statistical software.
OR
B. Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position from an accredited college and/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 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study.
OR
C. Combination of experience as described in "A" above and graduate education as described in "B" above. When combining education with experience, first determine the applicant's total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

For GS-12 Grade Level:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in Federal service, conducting policy analysis and social science research related to evaluating legislative, regulatory and/or the delivery of public health or human services programs; performing complex quantitative analyses related to health and human services programs and policy issues utilizing statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, SAS or equivalent statistical software.

For GS-13 Grade Level:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in Federal service, developing and conducting policy analysis and social science research related to evaluating legislative, regulatory and/or the delivery of public health or human services programs with minimal oversight; performing quantitative analyses related to health and human services programs and policy utilizing statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, SAS or equivalent statistical software.

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Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

Conditions of Employment:

 

1. Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

 

2. E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

 

3. Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

 

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

 

9. Drug Screening Required: No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

 

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

 

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.

 

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis work combined with a high degree of analytical ability.

Knowledge of a Federal budgetary and legislative process in order to develop and review legislative and budgetary proposals.

Ability to conduct independent research and analysis on specific issues, programs or data.

Knowledge of health and human services policy and program areas.

Skill in oral communication.

Skill in written communication.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, January 04, 2014 to receive consideration.

1.    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2.    Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

3.    It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

4.    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

5.    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1001656.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

NOTE: If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, January 04, 2014  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire (1203FX form) and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact <Enter your information or the NCR information here>.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, January 04, 2014 .

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Maria J. Gonzalez
Phone: (202)260-6418
Email: MARIA.GONZALEZ@HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS NCR Center
540 Gaither Road
4016
Rockville, MD
20850

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

 

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-ASPE-MP-14-1001656

Control Number:

356195300