Research Psychologist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 02, 2019
Closes
Jun 09, 2019
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Research Psychologist for the CIA, you will work in a consulting environment, eliciting client needs then designing, conducting and reporting applied research to meet those requirements.
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Responsibilities

As a Research Psychologist for the CIA, you will work in a consulting environment, eliciting client needs then designing, conducting and reporting applied research to meet those requirements. You will help answer questions, such as what is the most efficacious methodology for collecting or analyzing a particular set of "real world" data? What are the effects of major organizational changes on the workforce? Do employees have the tools and training they need to do their best work? What characteristics of individuals best predict success in non-standard occupations? What are the levels of customer satisfaction? Does this service or program effectively do what is said or designed to do?

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/research-psychologist.html

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/research-psychologist.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. with a strong background and interest in applied behavioral science research, research methodology and statistics (applicants who are all but dissertation (ABD) are eligible to apply due to the lengthy application processing time).
  • High proficiency in statistical computing, data management programming and coding logic.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good writing and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in any of the following areas:
    • Advanced proficiency in data management software highly desired particularly in the program R.
    • Proficiency in or strong aptitude for other data management, coding and/or visualization tools (e.g. Python, R-Shiny, Tableau).
    • Research methodology and experimental design.
    • Item development.
    • Experience using advanced statistical methods.
    • Test validation and development.
    • Research in job performance measurement and evaluation.
    • Personnel assessment and selection research.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/research-psychologist.html

Education

  • Ph.D. with a strong background and interest in applied behavioral science research, research methodology and statistics (applicants who are all but dissertation (ABD) are eligible to apply due to the lengthy application processing time).


Additional information

Benefits

Every career at the CIA is a rewarding one. In addition to serving your country with the certainty that your work makes a difference, the CIA offers a comprehensive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees. To learn more about CIA benefits, click the following link: https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

Other Information

For more information on CIA Careers, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/research-psychologist.html

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Resume.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
  • At least one professional reference with full name and contact information.
  • Copy of any certifications or licenses.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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