Institute of Education Sciences Education Research Scientist/Analyst, AD-1730-00 in District of Columbia, District Of Columbia

Institute of Education Sciences
FEW vacancies in the following locations:
  • District of Columbia, DC
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full time - Temporary for 3 years with possible 3 year extension

Opened Monday 1/25/2016 (274 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (67 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Research Scientist/Specialist in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).


The incumbent serves as an Education Research Scientist/Analyst in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S Department of Education. Incumbents will engage in one or more of the following: (1) develop plans for agency support of education research, evaluation, and statistics; (2) oversee research, evaluation, and statistics activities and programs carried out or funded by the agency; (3) conduct scientific reviews of research, evaluation, and statistics plans and products; (4) analyze data and synthesize information from education research and related areas; (5) prepare written products to convey research-based knowledge and information to a variety of audiences; (6) conduct evaluations of agency activities; (7) engage in dissemination and outreach activities, such as publishing scholarly work and attending scientific conferences; and (8) consult with, or advise staff. SELECTIONS MAY ONLY BE MADE AFTER 30 DAYS OF THE OPENING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid
  • You must successfully complete a background security investigation.
  • Travel expenses may be authorized.
    • ### Qualifications

EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ANALYST requires a doctoral degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate field, and at least five years of experience pertinent to the needs of IES. Education Research Scientist requires demonstration of strong research skills and knowledge in an area of specialization. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Education Research Scientist must have at least 5 years of research experience in education-related fields (e.g., cognitive, developmental, educational, or social psychology; economics; education; statistics); experience publishing in scientific peer-reviewed journals and reviewing for such journals.

Basic Requirements: A. Degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of coursework in a field related to the work of the position to be filled (as presented in the description of duties), of which at least one course was in research methods and at least two courses were in statistics. OR B. Combination of education and experience - (including at least 24 semester hours in a field related to the work of the position to be filled, including at least one course in research methods and two courses in statistics, plus appropriate experience or additional education). The experience must have demonstrated (1) a thorough knowledge of the principles underlying the work of this series, and (2) understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the methods and techniques applied in performing work in this series.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received, an evaluation of your qualifications will be completed. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. Interviewed candidates who are not selected will be notified of the outcome.

Predetermined cut-off dates (Fridays) bi-weekly.


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Other Information

This position is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) Eligible Federal employees who were displaced from their Federal positions may be eligible for selective placement priority over other candidates,under the ICTAP or the CTAP. Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of 85 in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria. If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below. CTAP ICTAP Student Loan Default Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.


Salary Range: $85,000.00 to $130,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: AD-1730-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This announcement is open to all U.S. citizens. One or more position(s) may be filled.

Control Number: 433401500

Job Announcement Number: IES-2016-0011