Job Listing: Personnel Psychologist

07/24/2015 1:28 PM | Anonymous

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Location: Washington, DC

**Note: this announcement is open until Monday, August 03, 2015**

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at

Every day, our Personnel Psychologists provide consultative services and professional advice to management on a variety of human capital practices and initiatives.


Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position
  • Successfully pass a Background Investigation including financial disclosure
  • You must pass a drug screening
  • Meet relevant experience and/or education requirements
  • You must submit resume and supporting documentation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service


As a Personnel Psychologist within the Human Capital and Training Office of the Management Directorate at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services you will:

  • Perform multiple, varying and complex assignments under the limited direction of a manager.
  • Provide consultative services and expert professional advice to executive and management officials on a wide variety of human capital practices and initiatives, including but not limited to competency modeling, workplace assessments, organizational development and employee engagement (via Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)).
  • Plan and conduct complex studies using sound scientific methodology, according to professional guidelines to make recommendations with respect to workforce planning scenarios, including evaluation of workforce mix, forecasting, succession planning and skill models.
  • Review assessment strategies, processes and procedures, make recommendations to management on appropriate assessment tools and procedures, and conduct content and criterion related validation studies of assessment systems.
  • Serve as the technical expert on projects regarding employee selection/development, organizational assessment/surveys and other workforce management issues.
  • Brief upper management on studies, analyses and competency model studies, including conducting research and literature reviews, focus groups, survey design, and data analysis.

Qualifications Required:

To qualify for this position you must have a 4-year or advanced degree with a major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology. (You MUST provide transcripts to verify this education.) GS-14: To qualify at the GS-14 level you must have at least one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the federal government, and are equipped with necessary job skills to perform successfully the duties of the position. 

Such experience may include:

  • Application of Industrial, Organizational or Personnel Psychology theories, concepts, principles, methods, and techniques, including but not limited to job analysis, validity strategies, measurement objectives, psychometric analysis, personnel and executive assessment, test construction, performance management systems, organizational development and training programs.
  • Managing and leading large-scale, personnel-related projects or programs related to standards, selection/promotion, training, training evaluation, testing, and/or certification.
  • Perform statistical analyses using software programs in order to complete complex quantitative and qualitative analyses.

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