Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist
Occasional travel - *****
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
Degree: Major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology; AND
GS-14: You qualify for the GS-14 level (starting salary $114,590) if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level performing duties such as: demonstrating and applying knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, quantitative statistical techniques, logic and innovative research methods; conducting research to address complex issues related to employee selection or promotion; writing technical reports documenting research findings; providing supervision and guidance to personnel research and assessment staff ; developing and guiding subordinates in proper assessment development and validation techniques; reviewing work products and providing constructive feedback to aid enhancement; and providing advice and consultation to senior and executive management.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Click here to learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
Mandatory Suitability Statement:
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, a score will automatically be calculated based on your answers to the vacancy specific questions to place you in one of three categories. All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated by your resume. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your answer choices and reflect the one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered. If the one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level cannot be identified in your resume, you will be considered not qualified. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
- Ability to plan, manage and advise on work efforts of subordinates; resolve issues; plan and organize projects; make recommendations relative to personnel research assessment; and provide authoritative advice and assistance to senior officials.
- Ability to develop and validate written competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion and/or organizational development purposes.
- Knowledge of principles, applications, methodologies, theories and standards of personnel research and human resources management.
- Ability to analyze data using qualitative and quantitative strategies in order to draw practical conclusions and answer research questions.
- Skill in communication to provide consultation and advice to the supervisor, researchers, program officials and etc.
Interview Requirement: Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration
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