The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Office of Human Services Policy, Division of Economic Support for Families

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Office of Human Services Policy, Division of Economic Support for Families is hiring a social science analyst (GS-13) to conduct policy analysis, research, and coordination of interagency initiatives related to federal employment and training programs.
 
The analyst in this position:
·         Maintains current knowledge of program trends, research, and promising and evidence-based practices related to employment and training programs for low-income individuals, as well as their intersections with other social service programs.

·         Stays abreast of and initiates new ideas, policies, strategies, partnerships, and promising practices that could result in employment and training program improvements or improve policy and practice with regard to employment and economic mobility initiatives and work supports in related social service programs for low income individuals and families, vulnerable populations, and communities with concentrated poverty.  Lead or participate in implementing such improvements.

·         Conducts reviews and analyses policy, budget, programmatic, regulatory, legislative, and research proposals related to employment and training programs and workforce-related issues for low income individuals, vulnerable populations, and communities with concentrated poverty.

·         Plans, directs, and conducts research activities including surveys, interviews, and case studies, to inform decisions about program improvement, regulations, and/or policy development.

·         Develops memoranda, briefs, talking points, issue papers, and other materials that accurately identify issues, present appropriate summaries of the evidence base, and make defensible recommendations to supervisor and other managers and leadership.

·         Develops and maintains collaborative relationships between ASPE offices, internal and external federal agencies, state agencies, local programs and grantees, and other partners.

·         Briefs supervisor, office leadership, and other Department leaders on the results of analyses, research, and evaluation of programs and proposed policies.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

 
Applications should be submitted using USAJobs.gov before October 6, 2016:
 
For all U.S. Citizens:
Social Science Analyst, GS-0101-13
HHS-ASPE-DE-16-1797702
http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450031900
 
For current or former Federal employees:
Social Science Analyst, GS-0101-13
HHS-ASPE-MP-16-1797503
http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450032000
 
The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development, and is responsible for major activities in policy coordination, legislation development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis.
 
The Office of Human Services Policy conducts policy research, analysis, evaluation, and coordination on various issues across the Department, including but not limited to, poverty and measurement, vulnerable populations, early childhood education and child welfare, family strengthening, economic support for families, and youth development. HSP serves as a liaison with other agencies on broad economic matters and is the Department’s lead on poverty research and analysis.
 
The Division of Economic Support for Families focuses on policies affecting various low-income populations.  This includes policy development around major initiatives such as homelessness and reentry.  It also includes conducting and coordinating analysis, research, and evaluation on the safety net, economic support and opportunity, welfare-to-work issues, strengthening families and responsible fatherhood, child support enforcement, and domestic violence.  Other key priorities include place-based initiatives, immigration and refugees, human trafficking, benefits access, and various human services programs.