Social Science Research Analyst, GS-0101-13


Vacancy ID: 840333   Announcement Number: HHS-ACF-DE-13-840333   USAJOBS Control Number: 337494300

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Social Science Research Analyst, GS-0101-13
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13

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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1. Please choose the best answer that demonstrates your background related to this position.

A. I have a 4-year degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position (You must submit a copy of your transcript when applying).
B. I have a combination of education and experience that provided me with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (You must submit a copy of your transcript when applying).
C. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (This must be demonstrated in your resume).
D. My education and/or experience are not noted in A, B, or C above.

2. Select the statement that describes how you meet the specialized experience requirement for this position at the GS-13 level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service: 1) providing recommendations on policy proposals affecting a human services program; 2) planning and evaluating research analysis studies of child and family development, family strengthening, and/or economic independence programs; and 3) providing guidance and expertise on data analysis and social science research methodologies.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Assess policy proposals that effect human services programs.

4. Evaluate the feasibility and desirability of alternative federal policies based on their impact and effectiveness.

5. Utilize new policies, program developments, priorities and objective to ensure appropriate development of research activities and policies.

6. Apply social science theory and statistical, research, and evaluation methodology in developing project criteria and guidelines.

7. Oversee evaluations and other research of the effects of human services programs (e.g., child welfare, home visiting, Head Start, reforms of cash assistance).

8. Develop performance measures for human services programs and policies.

9. Develop surveys, sampling plan development, and evaluation techniques to evaluate a human services program.

10. Perform analysis of current programs, proposed program modifications, and policy changes to studies of national level programs.

11. Identify information gaps and priority needs in a human services program.

12. Develop research and evaluation studies for human services programs.

13. Evaluate issues related to child and family development, family strengthening, and/or economic independence programs.

14. Establish collaborative activities with human services program staff and outside parties.

15. Persuade individuals and groups to accept change management methods, practices, and programs.

16. Advise senior officials of policy proposals and further evaluation needs based on research studies.