Social Science Research Analyst (Recent Graduate),Office of Inspector General Office of Evaluations and Inspections,03-14-2019,USA Gov

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  • Open & closing dates

    03/14/2019 to 03/20/2019

    This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
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  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9

  • Salary

    $55,909 to $55,909 per year

  • Appointment type

    Recent Graduates

  • Work schedule



FEW vacancies in the following location:

  • Boston, MA
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

  • Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

Recent Graduates who have completed within the previous two years a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans precluded from applying within two years due to a military service obligation have up to 6 years from completing their degree to apply.

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  • Duties


    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for HHS fights fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Healthcare Marketplaces, NIH, FDA, CDC and more. HHS OIG is the largest Federal inspector general's office, employing a nationwide network of auditors,investigators, attorneys, and evaluators to provide program recommendations to decision-makers, distribute educational resources to the industry and public, and investigate cases to root out fraud.

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    These positions are in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI), in OIG. The mission of OEI is to protect the integrity of HHS programs, as well as the health and welfare of beneficiaries, by conducting evaluations and producing reports that provide timely, useful, and reliable information and advice to decision makers. The purposes of evaluations include measuring the effectiveness of Departmental legislation, policies, and procedures; assessing efficiency of operations; and identifying vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, and abuse. The evaluations provide decision makers with current, reliable data on high-impact, targeted issues important to HHS.

    As a Social Science Research Analyst (Recent Graduate) GS-09:

    The incumbent conducts national evaluations to provide HHS, Congress, and the public with timely, useful, and reliable information. To do this, the incumbent provides assistance on program evaluations to senior program analysts and OEI leadership for effective implementation of office goals and priorities. Medicare, Medicaid, and public health and human service programs are evaluated to identify vulnerabilities and potential fraud, waste, and abuse and to make recommendations for improvement.

    Incumbent applies qualitative and quantitative analytical steps appropriate for assigned evaluations, or portions of evaluations, from planning through data collection and analysis to reporting results. To do this, incumbent researches public policy in order to assist in creating evaluations of Medicare, Medicaid, and public health and human service programs. Incumbent also assists in gathering and organizing narrative and statistical information using established qualitative and quantitative methods, such as questionnaires and interviews, and assists in analyzing this information using standard computer software applications or other appropriate methods. Incumbent assists in developing draft findings and recommendations for improving program effectiveness and efficiency and assists in preparing reports and briefings for program stakeholders and OIG leadership.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% or less

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

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