• Help

    Duties

    Summary

    GAO's work is designed to address four common goals:

    - to help the Congress address current and emerging challenges to the well-being and financial security of the American people;
    - to help the Congress to respond to changing security threats and the challenges of global interdependence;
    - to help transform the Federal government to address national challenges; and
    - to maximize the value of GAO by enabling quality, timely service to Congress and by being a leading practices Federal agency.

    To learn more about GAO please visit us on the web at http://www.gao.gov/careers/index.html.

    This position is located in the Applied Research and Methods (ARM) Team, Center for Design, Methods, and Analysis (CDMA). The incumbent will serve as a Senior Social Science Analyst providing consulting services to engagement teams in selecting and implementing appropriate methodologies in accordance with GAO and other professional social science standards.

    This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan for federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement GAO-18-ARM-0101-06-MP.

    Learn more about this agency

    Responsibilities

    • Participates in aspects of design, researchable question development, data collection and analysis, message development, and report writing. Selects, refines, organizes, and presents factual information and analysis in support of research objectives. In collaboration with team members, decides on scope, form, content, and depth of analysis.
    • Provides advice on how data should be collected for research projects. In conjunction with team members and other specialists, develops and pretests questionnaires, structured interviews and other data collection instruments used to collect primary data to meet research goals.
    • Provides advice on quantitative and qualitative data analysis of either primary or secondary data. In conjunction with team members and other specialists, develops and refines a data analysis plan to meet the goals of the research project. Either conducts or advises on data analyses.
    • In conjunction with team members, develops findings and recommendations and prepares GAO products that provide factual and analytical information in a clear, balanced manner that meet the needs of congressional clients.
    • Works to ensure that products meet general social science research standards and GAO standards for quality, and are in conformance with all agency policies and requirements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required to assist teams with Methodological issues.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500990100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.