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Veterans Employment and Training Services Senior Research Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), Office of Agency Management and Budget (OAMB) in Washington, D.C.

The incumbent serves as VETS’ Senior Research Analyst providing advice and guidance to management.

This position is at the Full-Performance Level (FPL).

This position is inside the bargaining unit.

Responsibilities

Establishes program and research goals for the Director of OAMB and DAS for inclusion in VETS’ visionary documents, operating plan, learning agenda, and budget. Designs and carries out research projects that contribute to the VETS’s mission and culminate in papers and presentations to provide advice and guidance to VETS management. Conducts numerous complex and high-priority special research assignments involving extensive analysis, fact-finding and program improvements on a variety of high-level subjects of critical importance of the VETS. Works closely with subject matter experts throughout DOL to capture and codify changes to higher-level guidance that should be incorporated in policies for which the VETS is the proponent or has responsibility.

Manages an effective and timely research process with attention to increasing the size and quality of the reviewer pools and ensuring participation of diverse groups, including women, minorities, and disabled veterans.

Designs and conducts research, including the literature review of published research related to VETS’ programs and priorities, plans long-range studies and analysis related to VETS’ programs, coordinates with research organizations to understand alignment with VETS’ purposes.

Serves as a subject matter expert and senior consultant on approaches to assessing and measuring the effectiveness of VETS programs, delivery models, and funding mechanisms in order to provide advice, recommendations, and guidance to senior management and internal and external stakeholders in the Federal, public, and private sectors. Provides professional leadership and guidance to the office as well as to VETS senior staff in planning, developing, and carrying out a broad array of research, evaluation, and dissemination assignments.

Ensures policies and publications are current and vision and efforts are synchronized across all offices and supported agencies, conducts reviews and analysis that focus on emerging issues of direct and substantial, interpret results, prepare comprehensive reports and provides findings to management

Contributes ideas for improving the quality of policies and VETS’ performance of its mission. Develops policies and plans for strengthening research and education programs. Provides information to the community on how VETS is pursuing its mission, and gathers data and impressions from the community on the effectiveness of VETS’ performance of its mission.

Advises and assists in the development of short- and long-range plans and in establishing goals and objectives for research programs. Plans the budget for research programs and consider past, present, and future fiscal years. Allocates resources within that budget, distributes resources among programs, and manage post-award evaluation.

Serves as an advisor or consultant on the administration and analysis of statistical surveys, data collection plans, and evaluation of VETS programs.

Reviews and analyzes VETS data systems to ensure veterans are represented in a statistically reliable manner.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.

Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.

Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience: Research, analytical, and technical writing skills that demonstrate the ability to perform extensive inquiry into a variety of significant issues, as well as the skills to make recommendations and decisions based on findings. Ability to organize, implement, and manage an externally-reviewed, proposal-driven programs, allocating resources to meet a spectrum of program goals. Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact effectively and productively with peers, co-workers, and management at all levels of an agency; members of the community; related organizations; other federal agencies; and international programs to effectively present, advocate, and advance program policies, plans, and goals.

Education

There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience.

Additional Information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve.

DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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