Social Scientist, GS-0101-12/13


Vacancy ID: 786522   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-DE-13-786522   USAJOBS Control Number: 331158700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 786522
1. Title of Job

Social Scientist, GS-0101-12/13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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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.)


6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 12.


12
13

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


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:


241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.
B. I have a combination of education and experience which includes courses equivalent to a major, as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavior or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
D. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

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.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service to include experience performing social science research and related scientific activities. Assist in the design, development, and review of research on issues related to consumer products such as tobacco, including the labeling, advertising and marketing of products, health warnings, and/or education campaigns.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

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.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service to include experience performing social science research and related scientific activities. Design, develop, and review research on issues related to consumer products, such as tobacco, including the labeling, advertising, and marketing of products, health warnings, and/or education campaigns.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

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.
B- I have had education or training in performing the 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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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.