Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
02/13/2020 to 12/31/2020
Pay scale & grade
$72,000 to $101,000 per year
Term - Term appointment for 3 years with possible 3 year extension
Full-Time - Full time
FEW vacancies in the following locations:
Washington DC, DC
Kansas City, MO
Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
Open to All US citizens.
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education. Candidates selected for this position will serve as an Associate Research Scientist/Analyst in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
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The incumbent serves as an Associate Education Research Scientist/Analyst in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S Department of Education. Incumbents will engage in one or more of the following: (1) develop plans for agency support of education research, evaluation, and statistics; (2) oversee research, evaluation, and statistics activities and programs carried out or funded by the agency; (3) conduct scientific reviews of research, evaluation, and statistics plans and products; (4) analyze data and synthesize information from education research and related areas; (5) prepare written products to convey research-based knowledge and information to a variety of audiences; (6) conduct evaluations of agency activities; (7) engage in dissemination and outreach activities, such as publishing scholarly work and attending scientific conferences; (8) monitor research grants or manage the scientific peer review of research grant competitions ;and (9) consult with, or advise staff. SELECTIONS MAY ONLY BE MADE AFTER 30 DAYS OF THE OPENING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Relocation Expenses will not be paid
- You must successfully complete a background security investigation.
- Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. We will consider all qualifying experience, including any volunteer experience.
ASSOCIATE EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ANALYST requires a master's degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate field pertinent to the needs of IES (e.g., cognitive, developmental, educational, or social psychology; economics; education; public policy; statistics). Associate Research Scientist must have experience conducting research in education-related fields or topics (e.g., reading, teacher professional development, psychology, postsecondary education); and demonstration of research skills and knowledge.
Basic Requirements: A. Degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of coursework in a field related to the work of the position to be filled (as presented in the description of duties), of which at least one course was in research methods and at least two courses were in statistics. OR B. Combination of education and experience - (including at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, including at least one course in research methods and two courses in statistics, plus appropriate experience or additional education). The experience must have demonstrated (1) a thorough knowledge of the principles underlying the work of this series, and (2) understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the methods and techniques applied in performing work in this series.
This position is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) Eligible Federal employees who were displaced from their Federal positions may be eligible for selective placement priority over other candidates,under the ICTAP or the CTAP. Information about these programs may be found at the following links. It is critical that you read the information provided in the links below. Student Loan Default Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.
**THE SELECTION CERTIFICATES MAY BE SHARED AMONG PROGRAM OFFICES ACROSS THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the skills associated with this position.
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Background checks and security clearance
You will also be required to submit the additional documents, as outlined below.
(2) letter of interest; and
(3) college transcript.
If you fail to submit the required documentation as specified above, you application for the position will not be considered. All documents will be retained as part of the record of this action.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
As an ED employee, you will also benefit from our family-friendly work environment. As part of our commitment to maintain a productive balance between work and home, we offer excused leave for Parent/Teacher Conferences (3 hours); excused leave for annual health screenings (4 hours); and matching leave for community volunteer service. Other flexibilities that may be available to you include telework and alternative work schedules. You may be eligible to receive a recruitment incentive for this position. To receive this incentive payment, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the U.S. Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon. You may be eligible to receive a relocation incentive for this position. To receive this incentive payment, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the U.S. Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon. You may be eligible to participate in the Student Loan Repayment Program as a recruitment incentive for this position. To receive student loan repayments, you will be required to sign a service agreement obligating you to remain with the U.S. Department of Education for a specified period as agreed upon.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
You must submit your resume for this job online by selecting the 'Apply Online' button at the bottom of this announcement. Be sure to carefully read this announcement for additional information that is required and how it should be submitted. Merely submitting a resume through resume builder is not a complete application. Contact Information: Tawanna Sanders (404)682-3289 or email: Tawanna.Sanders@ed.gov.
Once your complete application is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be completed. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. Interviewed candidates who are not selected will be notified of the outcome.
Predetermined cut-off dates monthly.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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