Studies Program Functional Specialist NCE

KAPS Solutions - Springfield, VA


Functional Specialist/Advisor (NCE) – Studies Program

*The candidate must have both active TS/SCI to apply*

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Possess a Bachelors Degree or higher in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Operations Research, Statistics, or a similar field with quantitative Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis using descriptive (e.g., means, percentages) and inferential statistics (e.g., ANOVA, t-test, regression modeling techniques), making data-driven conclusions, and turning the findings into meaningful and or actionable recommendations.Possess at least eleven years related experience in the social science or workforce diversity related field.

Overall Assignment Description:
This position is to support the Government lead to deliver a comprehensive and integrated oversight and compliance capability that enables NGA to conduct authorized missions in accordance with Federal law and policy protecting privacy rights and civil liberties. This position is part of the ODE PMO that sets, maintains, and ensures standards for project management by directing project activity, tracking project status, and applying best practices. This position will support the Government to apply deep subject matter expertise and develop new and update existing policies, procedures, strategic implementation plans as well as develop and deliver tailored training related to the ODE mission.

Duties may include:

Providing the government lead with the following products, such that they are accurate (ideally with no errors) and signature-ready:
Internal and external briefings and reports.
Supporting documentation to include Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines regarding duties and responsibilities.
Meeting agendas and read-aheads, minutes and/or meeting notes, as needed.
Carrying out both primary and secondary (e.g., HRIS) data collection and analysis activities, interpretation of data and analytic results, data reporting, and development and vetting of recommendations.
Identifying data sources and data integrity, accessing the data, data analysis, and developing internal and external briefings and reports with findings and recommendations.
Proficiency with social science research, and statistics/statistical software packages (i.e. - SPSS).
Clearly communicating data analysis, findings, conclusions, and recommendations through static (PowerPoint presentations and briefings) or interactive presentations (Tableau), and via written reports (e.g., white papers, memoranda, information papers, emails, reports).
Operating in an environment where a tolerance for ambiguity is required, juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities, and dealing with shifting priorities.
Using critical thinking skills during the execution of duties as necessary.,
Writing reports and presentations, and delivering reports and presentations to a variety of audiences, including senior leaders.
Utilize and develop queries and reports from NGA HRIS system (PeopleSoft), CAVE, and Cognos using appropriate reporting tools (Microsoft Office tools, IBM SPSS), and analyze data using descriptive (e.g.,means, percentages) and inferential statistics (e.g., ANOVA, t-test, regression modeling techniques).
Create, analyze, and administer surveys using appropriate survey design, survey sampling methodologies and analyze survey data using statistical techniques.
Perform other evaluation methodologies such as focus groups, semi-structured and structured interviews,HRIS data analysis and reporting, and other secondary analyses of existing data.

  • Collect and analyze data, and report on findings with respect to triggers and barriers to equal employment opportunities and an inclusive workplace; the current and historical status of NGA using workforce metrics; and employee sentiment (e.g., awareness of and satisfaction with agency programs and policies).

Administer quality control and process improvement activities, including data entry and data cleanup.
Display analytic results in text and visually using appropriate reporting tools (Microsoft Office tools, IBM SPSS), and communicate results to audiences at all levels of NGA.
Write and maintain supporting documentation, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and guidelines for data cleaning and process documentation.
Support annual, quarterly, and ad hoc internal and external reporting requirements for NGA by preparing and delivering briefings and reports as needed for both technical and non-technical audiences.
Participate in meetings with ODE and partners (to include leaders at all levels of NGA and others, as needed) related to diversity and inclusion and/or data topics.
Participate in NGA, IC, and Federal Government working groups as directed.
The contractor/analyst shall acknowledge all customer requests within four business hours depending on the request.
Skills and Experience:
Experience and demonstrated ability to extract and synthesize complex information to prepare briefings, staff material, read-aheads, presentations, and other material as required.
Two to three years experience and demonstrated ability with appropriate research tools such as Experience utilizing both human capital data (e.g., promotion, attrition rates, internal churn) and diversity and inclusion topical areas (e.g., unconscious bias) are required.

Demonstrated experience performing significant staff officer duties with little to no supervision.
Demonstrated experience interacting with senior-level directors and/or agency heads/senior leadership

Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.

Job Type: Full-time


  • social science or workforce diversity related field: 10 years (Required)
  • extract and synthesize complex information/briefing: 10 years (Required)
  • Statistics, or a similar field with quantitative: 1 year (Required)
  • Statistical Software: 1 year (Required)
  • Tableau: 1 year (Required)
  • Human Capital Management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Data Analysis Skills: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Required)
  • data collection and analysis activities, interpretation of d: 10 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Both Active TS/SCI (Required)