Job Listing: Personnel Psychologist

10/12/2015 5:15 PM | Anonymous
DHS/Transportation Security Administration

Location: Arlington, VA

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here


  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • Selective Service registration is required.


This Personnel Psychologist position is located in the Assessments Branch of the Strategic Organizational Design and Assessments Division, Office of Human Capital (OHC) Human Capital Policy and Management Directorate, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as a principal technical specialist for large and complex projects that involve developing employee selection and development assessment tools and organizational assessments, and addressing workforce management issues requiring the application of new and emerging theories, approaches, and testing methods. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

Serving as a team lead in planning and carrying out comprehensive job analyses and competency modeling studies requiring extensive research, literature reviews, and focus groups in order to ensure effective data collection, survey design, and subsequent data analysis. These team efforts may result in the designing of new approaches and methodologies for gathering and assessing information, identifying and evaluating critical competencies, or assessing workforce behaviors.

Evaluating the validity of current and proposed testing methods and applications to ensure job relatedness, and the ability of the agency to defend its assessment criteria in third party forums. Reviewing assessment strategies, processes and procedures, making recommendations to management on appropriate assessment tools and procedures, and conducting content and criterion related validation studies of assessment systems.

Interpreting data and communicating technical information (e.g., results, recommendations) to non-technical and senior level audiences.


BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have a four year degree with a major or equivalent in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or a related field, for this position. You must attach copies of your transcripts to this application to verify your degree(s). These can be unofficial copies.


For more information and to apply, please click on the following link: and use the Job Announcement Number: HQ-OHC-15-942269



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