The Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) is currently accepting applications for a one-year Design Fellow beginning in 2020 in Washington, D.C.: please see attached solicitation, with applications due Sunday, March 29 at 11:59pm.   

Based at the General Services Administration (GSA), OES is a team of interdisciplinary experts that works across government to help agencies build and use evidence. OES has completed over 70 randomized evaluations with dozens of agency partners. OES follows the best practices in social science research to build evidence in order to be a leader in transparency and accountability. OES forms innovative partnerships to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in the United States and abroad, such as opioid prescribing, access to healthcare for Veterans, reducing energy use and costs, and improving government efficiency. OES team members apply promising interventions at a national scale, reach millions of people, and work closely with decision makers in government. Learn about former and current OES team member’s experiences here.

For the first time, OES is looking to bring on an expert in human centered design methods to embed more qualitative approaches into how we develop solutions. This inaugural Design Fellow will  join OES on-loan from academic, nonprofit, or government offices on either a reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis.  Fellows have come from a variety of universities (e.g., Harvard University, Reed College, and University of Washington), non-profits (e.g., ideas42 and MDRC), and Federal departments (e.g., US General Services Administration, US Department of Labor, US Office of Personnel Management, etc).

Applicants may apply by emailing with their resume and cover letter by Sunday, March 29 at 11:59pm. A design portfolio link should be included in the resume, or attach a PDF that includes work samples (these can include journey maps, interview guides, materials, or other products you developed as part of previous professional experiences conducting qualitative research to inform solution design). Finalists will be invited to an interview process that will include a design exercise, interviews and a presentation.

Thank you! 
The OES Team

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  • Location:
    Washington, DC
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Minimum qualifications