Job Posting: Personnel Research Psychologist

03/09/2016 8:07 AM | Anonymous

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Location: Washington, D.C.

About the Organization

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management works to recruit, retain and honor a world-class workforce for the American people.  This position is located in Employee Services, Recruitment and Hiring, Classification and Assessment Policy (CAP).  This group is responsible for developing and maintaining competency profiles and assessment guidance, tools, and strategies for occupations across the Federal Government. 

JOB SUMMARY

CAP psychologists:

  • Serve as a technical resource to other OPM units and Federal agencies on classification, qualification, competency, and assessment policy matters.
  • Draft and/or implement Federal policies, guidance and tools on employee selection, and advise agency personnel on implementing effective assessment strategies.  
  • Conduct research of considerable scope and complexity addressing problems in human resource management, applied industrial/organizational or social psychology.
  • Through research, conduct job analyses, evaluations, examinations, or other fact finding studies.

Job Qualifications

Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree with a major equivalent in psychology.

For the GS-11 Grade Level:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level (or equivalent) performing statistical analysis and other Industrial/Organizational Psychology duties such as: conducting job analyses/test validation; and developing tests/assessment tools consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures).

OR

A Master's degree or equivalent degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology or other related field.

OR

An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.

For the GS-12 Grade Level:  Applicants must have one year one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level (or equivalent) performing statistical analyses, conducting job analyses/test validation and other Industrial/Organizational Psychology duties such as: developing tests/assessment tools consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures); and applying existing methods and techniques to solve problems in Human Resources Management or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

OR

Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field.

OR

Have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education.

To Apply

Two selections will be made.  These positions are being filled at grade level 11/12.  See vacancy announcement(s) for full details or to apply on or before March 17, 2016:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428899700/ (Current federal employees, Merit/Status applicants)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/431372100/ (All US Citizens)


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