Thursday, August 13, 2020

State Department Social Science Analyst Position for Recent Grad with One Year of Experience - Apply by August 14!

Position description

The position is located in the Planning, Budget, and Evaluation Division, Office of the Office of the Special Coordinator for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Foreign Assistance (NEA-ACPBE). The Social Science Analyst supports the formulation of all plans, operations, training, and evaluation matters relating to the office’s resources. They closely coordinate with all appropriate offices and officials at various levels within and outside the Bureau. 
  • Provides authoritative analysis and guidance to all levels of office management on the most controversial issues related to budget, planning and performance management processes. 
  • Plans and conducts special studies and provides advice to managers of Office and Department functions, and develops and evaluates policies in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Interprets government wide legislation and regulations as well as Departmental policies affecting areas of responsibility and assesses their impact on Bureau program activities.
  • Develops guidance for subordinate activities and performs continuous appraisal of the utilization of command resources (foreign assistance) in accomplishing program goals and objectives.
  • Duties at the GS-11 will be similar to those at the GS-12 level, with more supervision and guidance.
Travel Required
25% or less - Occasional domestic and overseas travel may be required.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. 
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.
Applicants must meet ONE of the required basic entry qualification requirements described below:
Have a undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral or social science; or other related disciplines appropriate to this position;
Have a combination of education and experience that provided you with the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in this field;
Have completed at least 4 years of appropriate experience that demonstrates that you have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in this field.
Applying for the GS-11
IN ADDITION to meeting one of the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, the applicant MUST also meet one of the requirements listed below: 
Have at least 1 year of specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience must be related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Experience managing and implementing designs, methodologies, instruments, fieldwork and site visits for program evaluations.
  • Experience analyzing and advising more senior officers on foreign assistance issues affecting policies and programs in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Experience analyzing and resolving issues related to performance and project management processes.
Have 3 full years of progressively higher- level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of the position to be filled;
Have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above) which is equivalent to the work of the position and equivalent to the GS0-9 level in the Federal service. This education and experience must meet 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
Application closes August 14.