Personnel Psychologist, GS-0180-12/13/14 DE
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
To qualify at any grade level, applicants must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major or equivalent in psychology.
In addition to the basic education requirement above:
To qualify at the GS-12 level, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-11 in the Federal service, working on projects involving application of models/theories of industrial and organizational psychology, including application of psychometrics, statistical analyses, and research methodology; creating new solutions to problems; providing advice and consultation to others; and having a professional responsibility for your work while working under limited supervision and guidance. Examples of specialized experience include:
- Working with my team on the design & implementation of training (face to face or online);
- Conducting robust project, program and/or course evaluation, such as a training needs analysis or leadership development program evaluation with limited guidance;
- Recommending and developing organizational interventions;
- Developing effective assessment tools, such as performance plans, selection measures, or a 360 degree survey for individuals & organizations as a key member of the project team.
To qualify at the GS-13 level, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-12 in the Federal service, serving as a subject matter expert on projects involving application of models/theories of industrial and organizational psychology, including application of psychometrics, statistical analyses, and research methodology; creating new solutions to problems; providing advice and consultation to others; and having a full professional responsibility for my work. Examples of specialized experience include:
- Designing & implementing training (face to face or online);
- Serving as an expert in robust project, program and/or course evaluation, such as a training needs analysis or leadership development program evaluation;
- Designing and implementing organizational interventions; leveraging various strategies or tools to assess workforce training and development needs, including recommending solutions to meet identified needs;
- Developing effective assessment tools, such as performance plans, selection measures, or a 360 degree survey for individuals & organization.
To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience in leading the design and implementation of projects involving the application of the models/theories of industrial and organizational psychology, including the application of psychometrics, statistical analysis, and research methodology; creating new solutions to problems; providing advice and consultation to others; and having a full professional responsibility for your work and the work of others on your team. Examples of specialized experience may include leading a team to carry out:
- The design and implementation of training (face to face or online);
- A robust project, program and/or course evaluation such as a training needs analysis or leadership development program evaluation;
- Organizational intervention; or
- The development of effective assessment tools such as performance plans, selection measures or a 360 degree survey for individuals & organizations.
In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements described above, all candidates must meets the following selective factor. Candidates who do not show that they meet the selective placement factor will no longer receive consideration for the position.
Selective Factor: Extensive experience in organization(al) development.
You must meet the minimum education requirements as described in “Qualifications."
This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed will not be paid.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.
NSF has determined that all positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties rather than job series or title, type of appointment, or work schedule. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary. Telework requires prior agency approval and is not an entitlement.
For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IN THIS PARAGRAPH FOR POSITIONS NOT SCIENTIFIC OR PROFESSIONAL AT GS-9 OR HIGHER:
Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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