Supervisory Social Science Analyst (Research)
Department Of Housing And Urban Development - Washington, DC

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Join the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Team, if you are looking for a challenging career opportunity and want to be an impact player helping individuals achieve the American Dream! HUD is an integral partner in revitalizing and improving communities across America.

HUD offers a broad array of benefits and program activities to develop your career, such as: professional development opportunities; work assignments that may consist of projects related to different housing program; advanced technology; networking opportunities; and recognition and award for creativity, exceptional performance, and teamwork.

Our mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. For more information about HUD's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at: http://www.hud.gov/ .

This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring Division and is primarily responsible for developing and implementing research, demonstrations, and evaluations concerning: alternative forms of housing assistance to lower income families; operation and management of HUD assisted housing programs; economic and community development assistance to distressed cities; fair housing and equal opportunity; and innovative technology and special projects.

Headquarters offices are conveniently located at L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop, and within walking distances to great restaurants and museums, and the National Mall. We also have a fitness center, childcare center, credit union, eateries, and other work-life conveniences.

You may apply to this position if you are a United States Citizen.

Federal Status Candidates (and those eligible to be considered under HUD's merit promotion procedures) may apply for this position under announcement H13-MP-826480-VW.

This position is with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Recruitment Incentive may be offered.

One or more selections may be made using this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

You must successfully pass a background investigation.

Selective Service Registration if you are a male born after 12/31/1959.

DUTIES:
The incumbent is an expert in (a) monitoring evaluation design and quantitative methods, (b) one or more Federal housing and community development programs or issues, and (c) issues in the development, maintenance, and exploitation of large, complex databases and will serve as the Director of the Program Monitoring and Research Division and is responsible for: supervision of and expert advice on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) functions; development of a HUD-wide master data management system for public and assisted housing from discrete administrative databases currently maintained by different offices; supervision of the investment manager for enterprise data management, involving, with the concurrence of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, exercise of approval authority over data standards and data management protocols for all data systems at HUD; provision of factual information to Congress, the Secretary, Assistant Secretary of PD&R, other senior officials of HUD, and officials of other agencies, about housing and community development programs and issues; coordination with other Federal agencies (GAO, OMB, CBO, HHS, VA, Treasury) and with the Offices of the Chief Financial Officer and Inspector General on issues of budget, and of program performance, overlap, targeting, and compliance; represent PD&R to other offices in the Department, and serve on Departmental boards and task forces.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in the behavioral or social sciences, or in a related discipline that included at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in the behavioral or social sciences.

OR

B. 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.

OR

C. Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system. Specialized experience is demonstrated

Specialized experience is demonstrated skill in the design and conduct of social science research and evaluation methods including sampling theory, survey design, questionnaire development, and research design. Skill in quantitative analysis using both descriptive statistical procedures and complex multivariate analysis. Skill in the use of personal computers and/or mainframe computers for the analysis of quantitative data bases. Knowledge of housing, community and economic development, and fair housing and equal opportunity issues and programs.

Combining Experience and Education :
To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. The combined total of your percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100% in order to qualify. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by the required number of months of experience. Add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100%.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on foreign education .

Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standard Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is availabile for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibility, you must earn a score that places you in the Best Qualified group to be considered qualified. The KSAs for this position are:

Skill in the design and conduct of social science research and evaluation methods including sampling theory, statistical theory, core theories of economics, geography, demography and/or other relevant social science, and research design.

Skill in the computer analysis of quantitative data bases.

Knowledge of issues and best practices in the development of large and complex administrative databases.

Knowledge of software such as SAS, SPSS, ARC-GIS, R, Stata, or Gauss.

Skill in quantitative analysis using both descriptive statistical procedures and complex multivariate analysis.

Knowledge of Federal information technology policy and budget processes.

Knowledge of housing, community and economic development, and fair housing and equal opportunity issues and programs.

Experience in management and leadership of teams.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

2. Better Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/index.asp . To be considered qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit supporting documentation listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Veterans: Veterans with 5 point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
HUD offers competitive starting salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k)), Flexible spending Account, retirement plan, life and long-term care insurance, Employee Assistance Program, personal leave days and paid Federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules, telework, tuition reimbursement, transportation subsidies, health and wellness programs, and fitness centers. HUD is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, HUD requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, selected applicants must successfully complete and maintain a background investigation. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Travel: Occasional travel may be required.

Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

Supervisory Probationary Period: If the individual selected for this position has not previously served as a supervisor or manager in the Federal service, he/she will be required to serve a probationary period. This period will not exceed 1 year. If the individual does not satisfactorily complete the probationary period, he/she will be reassigned to a position of no lower grade and pay than the position from which transferred, reassigned, or promoted. New appointees to the Federal service or to HUD may be subject to removal for failure to complete the probationary period

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Selective Service Registration: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system. Please visit https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.

Time After Competitive Appointment: Applicants applying under Merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. (Regulation 5 CFR 330.501).

HUD employees are prohibited under Section 7501.104, 5 Code of Federal Regulations from directly or indirectly owning, acquiring, or receiving:

Federal Housing Authority debentures or certificate of claim;

Financial interest in a project, including any single family dwelling or unit subsidized by HUD, or which is subject to a note or mortgage insured by HUD;

Section 8 subsidies to or on behalf of a tenant of property you, your spouse, or a dependent child owns.

HUD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Representative listed on the vacancy announcement. The decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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