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Social Scientist Program Manager Position

The Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SW-DEI) within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Social Scientist (GS-0101-13/14) position to serve as a Program Manager for SC’s initiatives to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) within its extramural research programs and national laboratories.

The Social Scientist will serve as an expert advisor and program manager in areas concerning behavioral and/or social science research and evidence-based best practices for promoting and supporting DEIA in scientific fields and research environments and for understanding and addressing barriers to participation by individuals from groups underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The DOE Office of Science mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and major scientific tools to transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. The Office of Science is the Nation's largest federal sponsor of basic research in the physical sciences, supporting research and training of thousands of individuals at over 300 academic institutions and across the DOE National Laboratories. SW-DEI was established to lead SC initiatives to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in how SC manages over $8 billion in annual funding for competitive extramural research and scientific user facilities, and advance DEIA with the 10 DOE national laboratories SC stewards. Critical to the success of these initiatives is understanding, incorporating, and applying evidence-based practices for advancing DEIA in the context of managing and executing scientific research programs.

In addition to having recognized expertise within the social sciences, applicants must have experience conducting studies and analyses that contribute to original social science research relevant to understanding factors affecting the advancement of students and professionals in STEM educational, workplace, and/or community environments. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in coordinating and leading interdisciplinary groups focused on addressing complex management or organizational challenges and identifying evidence-based solutions related to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in STEM research and/or training environments.

This position focuses on supporting initiatives related to SC's competitive, extramural basic research programs and the institutions where SC-funded work is carried out; this position does not focus on the management of DEIA within the Federal workforce.

For more information on the duties of this position, please visit the announcement on USAJOBS:

More information about the SW-DEI office can be found at:

How to Apply:

This announcement is posted on USAJOBS and is open to all U.S. citizens starting on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Interested persons should submit their application in response to the following USAJOBS announcement: Only applications submitted by the deadline, Friday, November 10, 2023, will be considered for this position.

You must submit your application, including a resume and other required documents identified in the announcement, through USAJOBS to be considered for this position. Your application should describe how your experience demonstrates that you meet the requirements for a GS-13 or GS-14 position and should show that you possess the knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Including a cover letter with your application is strongly encouraged.

If there are questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Julie Carruthers,