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    These positions are in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI), in OIG. The mission of OEI is to protect the integrity of HHS programs, as well as the health and welfare of beneficiaries, by conducting evaluations and producing reports that provide timely, useful, and reliable information and advice to decision makers. The purposes of evaluations include measuring the effectiveness of Departmental legislation, policies, and procedures; assessing efficiency of operations; and identifying vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, and abuse. The evaluations provide decision makers with current, reliable data on high-impact, targeted issues important to HHS.

    These positions are for Recent Graduates (RG) who have completed within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. A veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduate Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his/her release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may the individuals eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study.

    This is an excepted service appointment expected to last only one-year under the OIG Pathways Recent Graduate Program. After the RG successfully completes the one-year developmental program and meets the OPM Qualification Standards for an Social Science Research Analyst, OIG may non competitively convert the RG to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service.

    Note: Conversion is not guaranteed and is based on the needs of OIG. Upon conversion this position has promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level.

    This vacancy is limited to the first 100 applications received and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date or when the numerical cut-off is reached, whichever occurs first.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Social Science Research Analyst (Student Trainee) GS-09:

    The incumbent conducts national evaluations to provide HHS, Congress, and the public with timely, useful, and reliable information. To do this, the incumbent provides assistance on program evaluations to senior program analysts and OEI leadership for effective implementation of office goals and priorities. Medicare, Medicaid, and public health and human service programs are evaluated to identify vulnerabilities and potential fraud, waste, and abuse and to make recommendations for improvement.

    Incumbent applies qualitative and quantitative analytical steps appropriate for assigned evaluations, or portions of evaluations, from planning through data collection and analysis to reporting results. To do this, incumbent researches public policy in order to assist in creating evaluations of Medicare, Medicaid, and public health and human service programs.  Incumbent also assists in gathering and organizing narrative and statistical information using established qualitative and quantitative methods, such as questionnaires and interviews, and assists in analyzing this information using standard computer software applications or other appropriate methods.  Incumbent assists in developing draft findings and recommendations for improving program effectiveness and efficiency and assists in preparing reports and briefings for program stakeholders and OIG leadership.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% or less

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Recent Graduates who have completed within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans precluded from applying within two years due to a military service obligation have up to 6 years from completing their degree to apply.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439608800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.