NTDC Monitoring & Support Specialist


Position Information

University Code 33232 University Title Research Analyst University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title NTDC Monitoring & Support Specialist Position Number 590920 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department SOESpecEd&DP: RRTC Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center ( RRTC ), School of Education, is seeking two Monitoring and Support Specialists who will serve as members of the National Training and Data Center ( NTDC ) Monitoring and Support Team. They will perform a variety of administrative duties in support of Social Security’s efforts to improve project compliance with program standards and enhance program outcomes of community-based Work Incentives Planning and Assistance ( WIPA ) programs nationwide. Specific duties include:

•Collect program data through reviews of annual and quarterly WIPA project reports and other administrative documents to assess project compliance with performance standards and requirements;
•Develop detailed written reports and deliver in-person and virtual verbal presentations to NTDC leadership and Social Security staff summarizing the results of data collection activities;
•Accompany Social Security staff on-site visits to WIPA projects each year, including preparing written materials prior to the site visit, collecting and compiling data obtained during the site visits, and developing site visit reports;
•Assist Social Security personnel to respond to reviews and audits conducted by the Social Security Office of the Inspector General ( OIG ), the Government Accountability Office ( GAO ), and other auditors as required;
•Enter data into multiple Social Security reporting databases following rigorous data security protocols; and
•Participate in NTDC and Social Security staff meetings, trainings, and professional development activities as appropriate.

Minimum Hiring Standards

•Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree required; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
•Extensive prior experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint) to develop spreadsheets, complete data analyses, and prepare training materials and reports;
•Extensive prior experience in copyediting technical reports, including verification of grammatical and technical accuracy, and complying with plain writing guidelines;
•Extensive prior experience taking notes and preparing summaries of both in-person and online meetings;
•Ability to meet Social Security suitability criteria; and
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

•Prior knowledge of Social Security disability benefit programs (Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, etc.);
•Prior knowledge of community service programs for promoting employment and economic self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities;
•Prior employment experience providing work incentives counseling services to Social Security disability beneficiaries; and
•Prior experience developing documents and spreadsheets that meet Section 508 accessibility standards to allow use by individuals with disabilities.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $58,000 - $70,000 Application Process/Additional Information

Location: This is a partial-telework position. The Research Analyst 2 and the Senior Research Analyst 2 positions will require the individuals to be onsite at the Social Security headquarters building in Woodlawn, Maryland for a minimum of two days per week. The individual will have the opportunity to telework the remaining days each week. Note: Currently all headquarters personnel are working remotely due to the COVID -19 pandemic. The requirement to be onsite at the Social Security headquarters will not begin until headquarters personnel involved in the WIPA program return to onsite work.
Travel: These positions will require individuals to accompany Social Security staff on site visits to WIPA projects located throughout the country. A number of site visits are likely to occur each year and will require one or more days of overnight travel per visit. Note: Travel will not occur until Social Security and VCU lift all current travel restrictions imposed in response to the COVID -19 pandemic.

Please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at www.vcujobs.com.
References will not be contacted prior to the candidate’s approval. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted.

Campus Off-site Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 10/20/2020 Posting will close on or before 11/17/2020 Open Until Filled No Job Category Research Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101236 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your knowledge of Social Security disability benefit policies and programs, specifically related to work incentive programs, return to work services, and health insurance alternatives for beneficiaries.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please list programs in Microsoft Office with which you are familiar and rate your level of proficiency in each as: limited, frequent user, OR extensive/advanced skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience taking notes and preparing summaries of both in-person and online meetings.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Indicate years of copy editing experience.
    • 1 - 3 years copy editing experience
    • 4 - 5 years copy editing experience
    • 6 or more years copy editing experience
  5. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document


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