Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.
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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.
Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?
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Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 12.
If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?
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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Social Scientist GS-0101-12/13.A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in behavior or social science, or a subject matter field appropriate to the position.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience that meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Social Scientist, GS-0101-12.
3. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience that meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Social Scientist, GS-0101-13.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
4. Apply social science theory for the analysis and review of data to inform/and or evaluate policy and procedures.
5. Apply social science principles and theories to evaluate the potential impact of labeling and advertising on consumer comprehension, judgment, and knowledge related to consumer products, including tobacco products.
6. Apply social science principles, theories, and methods to review research protocols and analyses to determine if they are appropriate for their intended purpose and to assess if the results support conclusion.
7. Participate in the conduct of research on issues related to communication and/or marketing of consumer products, such as tobacco products.
8. Design and develop research protocols that use qualitative methods (e.g., focus groups, individual interviews).
9. Design and develop research protocols that use quantitative methods (e.g., surveys and experiments).
10. Analyze data obtained in studies designed to investigate comprehension, judgment, knowledge and behavior related to the labeling and advertising of consumer products, such as tobacco products.
11. Explain results from research to a variety of internal and external audiences.
12. Develop and maintain contacts within professional and scientific organization.
13. Present results orally to a wide variety of internal and external audiences.
14. Advise senior officials on technical issues central to initiating research.
15. Prepare reports on research results to supervisors and peers.
16. Prepare manuscripts on research results suitable for publication in peer-reviewed literature.
17. Prepare scientific reviews of existing literature and original research to provide recommendations on future research directions or policy options.