Education Research Scientist, AD-1730-00
* Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a Research Scientist/Analyst in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The incumbent serves as an Education Research Scientist 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; (8) monitor research grants or manage the scientific peer review of research grant competitions; and (9) consult with, or advise staff. SELECTIONS MAY ONLY BE MADE AFTER 30 DAYS OF THE OPENING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 00 * Job family (Series) 1730 Education Research Similar jobs * Research Analyst * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Must be a U.S. Citizen. * Relocation Expenses will not be paid * You must successfully complete a background security investigation. * Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 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. We will consider all qualifying experience, including any volunteer experience. Qualifications EDUCATION RESEARCH SCIENTIST: requires demonstration of strong research skills and knowledge in an area of specialization in the education sciences. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Education Research Scientist must have several years leading and carrying out research projects in education-related scientific fields (e.g., cognitive, developmental, educational, or social psychology, economics, education, statistics, postsecondary education); substantive expertise in one or more education-related scientific fields; experience independently designing and implementing high-quality research in the education sciences; knowledge of and experience using multiple methodological and statistical approaches to answer research questions in the education sciences; experience publishing findings from high-quality research related to the education sciences in scientific peer-reviewed journals and reviewing for such journals. Education 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. Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must submit a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, please click Foreign Education.