Open & closing dates
08/08/2018 to 08/22/2018
Pay scale & grade
$56,300 to $60,000 per year
Term – 2 Years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
Family of overseas employees
Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.
Federal employees – Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Federal employees – Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
National Guard & Reserves
Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.
Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
US Citizens and Status Candidates
This Term Appointment will initially be for a two-year period, but may be extended for a total of five years. Should the need arise, this position may be made permanent without further competition.
This position provides support to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) through research and administrative assistance. The Office of Research and Evaluation is responsible for a diverse portfolio of projects.
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This position supports the ORE team through the following activities:
- Conduct scientific literature searches
- Collect data (quantitative and qualitative)
- Create and manage databases and spreadsheets
- Analyze data (basic descriptive and thematic analyses)
- Support research and evaluation project logistics
- Execute tasks associated with agency open data initiatives
- Execute tasks associated with data visualization projects
- Support the content development of ORE products
- Support the production and publication of ORE products
- Support development and submission of information collection requests for Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and respond to OMB inquiries regarding the Office’s research and evaluation projects.
- Support content management of virtual ORE resources
- Perform role of SharePoint site owner and manager for the ORE.
- Provide administrative support to the ORE team through the following activities:
- Meetings and logistics, including serving as COR for ORE Research Summit
- Travel arrangement and plans for site visits to research grantees and professional conferences
- nterfacing with other agency offices and external vendors on behalf of ORE
- Others duties as assigned
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a United States Citizen
- A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
- Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
- Must be telework ready
QualificationsApplicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the lower range of the NY-02 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes work directly related to performing administrative duties that include assisting with evaluation and research studies of national service and/or social service programs; conducting statistical analysis of quantitative data; conducting analysis of qualitative data; and producing research-based reports.
Degree with a major in Education, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, communications or a related field
Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Independent problem-solver and learner
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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant’s resume.
If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have a master’s or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or a LL.B or J.D. if related to the position. You must submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.
You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience, if applicable.
As an employee on a Term Appointment, you will not acquire competitive status and you will not be covered by the agency’s Interchange Agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, which allows for noncompetitive transfer from CNCS to other agencies in the competitive service of the federal government. More information about interchange agreements can be found HERE.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
Veteran’s Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran’s preference, you must submit documentation described below in “Required Documents.”
Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.
Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
- Customer Service
- Information Technology
- Organizational Awareness
- Planning and Evaluating
Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.
Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:
1 – Qualified Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 – Well Qualified Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 – Best Qualified Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation’s Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.
Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See “Special Employment Consideration” below under “Other Information.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are identified as a leading candidate for this position, you may be contacted via email and asked to submit a response to the following narratives within 5 days of contact:
- Please describe, in 500 words or less, your professional experience related to program and/or grants management. Include a description of the organization you worked with and your role.
- In the application for this position, you indicated that you have served as a team leader on a multi-disciplinary team working collaboratively to resolve community problems. Please describe, in 500 words or less, the organization you worked with, define the stakeholders, and explain what obstacles you encountered in your team’s collaboration.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust – Background Investigation
Drug test required
- Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
- Veterans’ Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
- For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
- Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable
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.
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How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire which you may preview here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10280230, and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 08/22/2018.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
Corporation for National and Community Service
250 E Street SW
Office of Research and Evaluation
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Once the occupational questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful, however, you must also include a resume and any other documents that are applicable to you under the “Required Documents” section of this vacancy announcement. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your status via email. Please be aware that emails could reside in your “junk,” “bulk,” or “spam” mail folder, depending on your filters. You will be notified of the final outcome.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
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.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- 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.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply,
Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.