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This position is located in the Office of Policy and Analysis (OP&A), Smithsonian Institution. The employee is an Organizational Development Analyst with entry-level competence in the assessment of organizational effectiveness. Studies involve the action research methodology which includes preliminary diagnosis of the matter being addressed, data collection using surveys, interviews, observation, and group facilitation; quantitative and qualitative data analysis, feedback to the client on key findings, conclusions, and recommendations; collaborative action planning, and performance measurement.
Supervisory Status No
Promotion Potential 09
Who May Apply This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #17R-JC-302990-MPA-OP&A.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement. Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job Requirements Job Requirements Key Requirements
Degree: Behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
In addition to the Basic Requirements above you must have the following:
You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as assessing organizational effectiveness using the action research methodology which includes preliminary diagnosis of issues needing to be addressed, data collection using surveys, interviews, observation, and design and facilitation of groups; quantitative and qualitative analysis, and feedback to the client on key findings, conclusions, and recommendations; collaborating on action planning, and measuring change.
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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
1 year of graduate-level education
Superior academic achievement
One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.
Superior Academic Achievement Provisions:
A Bachelor's degree in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, plus at least one of the following superior academic achievement provisions:
1. A grade-point average (GPA) of B (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed
undergraduate courses, or courses completed in the last two years of undergraduate curriculum; or
2. A grade-point average (GPA) of B+ (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for the required courses in your major field of study, or required courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or
3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or
4. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society, other than freshman
honor societies. Honor societies that have been approved are listed in the American College of Honor Societies. Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991).
To verify your claim for this provision, please submit a college transcript(s) showing that you maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all 4 years of undergraduate courses, or on all undergraduate courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum, including all transferred courses.
Note: GPAs are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards . Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date. Apply here.
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The NRDC Action Fund is seeking a Political Research Intern to assist the organization with its electoral work.
This is a paid internship, requiring a minimum work schedule of 20 hours per week beginning in August/September 2017 through December 2017, with the potential to extend into 2018.
The Political Research Intern will work with NRDC Action Fund staff to:
Conduct political research to inform Action Fund electoral activity
Regularly track developments in federal and state elections
Research candidates’ backgrounds and positions on the NRDC Action Fund’s policy priorities
Other duties as assigned
An ideal Political Research Intern candidate will:
Be currently pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree.
Possess exceptional writing and critical thinking skills
Demonstrate substantial interest in relevant subject areas (i.e. previous professional experience and/or academic major in politics, environment, energy, public health etc.)
Work effectively on a team
Be willing and able to learn new skills and subject areas
The NRDC Action Fund is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. No phone calls or faxes, please. Please reference where you saw this posting. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.