Social Scientist


Vacancy ID: 674012   Announcement Number: BOEM-EW-12-MM674012(DEU)   USAJOBS Control Number: 320348500

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 674012
1. Title of Job

Social Scientist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If this is a vacancy that awards Indian Preference (as stated in the vacancy announcement), please answer this question.

Are you eligible for Indian Preference?  If "Yes", you must fax your BIA-4432 Form before the closing date of the announcement (Thursday, July 26, 2012) following the instructions in the vacancy announcement to receive preference.  No other form of Indian preference will be accepted.


8. Other Information

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

How do you wish to be considered for this position?

You will automatically be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.  In addition, you may also be eligible for consideration under other recruitment options.  You may select more than one option of consideration, if applicable.   Please select the appropriate option(s).

Please thoroughly read through the vacancy announcement and the "How to Apply" tab of the announcement for further information regarding required documents for each type of consideration. 

If the required documentation is not received by the closing date of the announcement, you may be found ineligible for the position and will be removed from further review.   A resume is required for ALL consideration options
001 ANY U.S. CITIZEN (Competitive Examining, Veteran's Preference applies) - All U.S. citizen’s with no prior Federal service OR those with Federal status as defined above but would like to be considered under competitive examining procedures (Note: Federal status applicants selected under competitive examining procedures will be required to serve a new probationary period).

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Social Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


221125051 Jefferson, LA
99MTRO004 New Orleans Metro Area, LA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

Providing this information is completely voluntary and will not affect the processing of your application or consideration for employment. Prior to the review of your application materials, these demographics will be separated from your application along with any personal identifiers.

The collected information will help us to better understand the applicant pool for Federal jobs. The nature of the information received is confidential. This information will be maintained under conditions that ensure only summary data for all applicants are reported and that no individual applicant's data is provided to selecting officials. This information becomes part of a Privacy Act System of Records as identified in 5 CFR 552a, and any disclosure of this record or information contained in this record is in accordance with routine uses found in OPM/GOVT-7, Applicant Race, Sex, National Origin, and Disability Status Records.

The categories below provide descriptions of ethnicity, race and disability. Select the category(s) with which you identify yourself.

Category 01 and 02, "Ethnicity", check only one; category 03 through 07, "Race", check all that apply; category 08-10, "Disability Status" select one; category 12-20 "Targeted Disabilities", in the case of multiple impairments, choose the code which describes the impairment that would result in the most substantial limitation; category 11 applies to Schedule A appointment eligibility.


01 01 - Hispanic or Latino
02 02 - Not Hispanic or Latino
03 03 - White
04 04 - Black or African American
05 05 - Asian
06 06 - Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
07 07 - American Indian or Alaska Native
08 08 - No Disability
09 09 - I do not wish to Identify my Disability
10 10 - Disability
11 11 - I am on or eligible for a Schedule A appointment (See "How to Apply" in the Vacancy Announcement for eligibility details)
12 12 - Deafness
13 13 - Blindness
14 14 - Missing Limbs
15 15 - Partial Paralysis
16 16 - Total Paralysis
17 17 - Convulsive Disorder
18 18 - Mental Retardation
19 19 - Mental Illness
20 20 - Distortion of Limb or Spine

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

By submitting your application to this vacancy, please be aware that you are agreeing to the following statement regarding your application: I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that I must not leave any questions "blank", or unanswered. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume.

1. I understand that my resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination as to whether or not I meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade level(s) for which I am applying. My work experience can be assumed to be FULL-TIME, unless I note otherwise. If my work schedule is something OTHER THAN full-time, I have annotated the hours/week worked for that experience. I understand that if the experience used to qualify me is part-time, and does NOT equal 52 weeks, I will be removed from consideration for employment.

A. Yes, I understand this statement and my resume complies with it.


Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume, and all written responses will be evaluated on how clearly the information is presented. You may not receive credit for any generic responses such as See Resume. The length of the response will not affect the number of points awarded.

2. Please select the statement that best describes how you meet the Basic Education Requirement for this position

A. I possess a bachelor's or higher degree in behavioral or social science or a related discipline related to the position (or am within 9 months of completion).
B. I have a combination of education and experience that has provided me with knowledge of one or more behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a degree in the field.
C. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates that I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a degree in the field.
D. I do not have the education/experience described in the above choices.

3. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 level)?
Specialized experience is defined as: independently conducting assessments in one or more technical fields (example: economic impacts, demographic impacts, land use impacts, and/or infrastructure impacts); developing statements of work and technical evaluations of study proposals; researching, writing, and reviewing baseline effects sections of environmental reports; and utilizing economic, social, managerial or legal issues to research, write and review assessments.

A. Yes. I have performed these duties for at least ONE year, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
B. No, however I have a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
C. No, however I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as defined in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position.
D. I do not fully meet any of the provisions above.

4. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level)?
Specialized experience is defined as: conducting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessments in multiple technical fields (example: economic impacts, demographic impacts, land use impacts, and/or outer continental shelf related infrastructure impacts); research, write and review baseline effects sections of NEPA environmental impact statements and environmental assessments to evaluate impacts on outer continental shelf mineral operations; providing guidance to others writing NEPA assessments in these areas (example: economic impacts, demographic impacts, land use impacts, and/or oil industry related infrastructure impacts; and utilizing survey and mapping procedures to map resources.

A. Yes. I have performed these duties for at least ONE year, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
B. No. I do not have at least one year of experience performing the duties described above.

For the next tasks, please select the choice which best matches your experience. Please make sure the experience you claim is clearly reflected in your resume or you may not receive credit for your answer.

A- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

5. Prepare portions of environmental documents that analyze the effects.

6. Research regional and sub regional areas to determine and define the essential criteria for identification of factors associated with oil and gas activities.

7. Research, define and recommend solutions or mitigation to resolve critical sociocultural related impacts.

8. Perform risk assessments relating to potential impacts on sociocultural factors.

For the next tasks, please select the choice which best matches your experience. Please make sure the experience you claim is clearly reflected in your resume or you may not receive credit for your answer.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

9. Collect, analyze, interpret and portray technical data and information on sociocultural factors.

10. Analyze the potential impacts to natural resources and other impact producing agents.

11. Analyze and synthesize complex resource issues, management action alternatives, public input, legal constraints, and changing policies to prepare quality environmental documents.

12. Establish criteria for methodologies for socioeconomic impact assessment.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

13. Review preliminary studies, reports and other environmental documents that deal with sociocultural issues.

14. Develop environmental documents in support of decisions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or other state or local laws or regulations.

15. Provide information for preparation of visuals (e.g., maps or charts) relevant to sociocultural factors of interest.

16. Develop and maintain information base relevant to sociocultural factors of interest.