Job Posting: Personnel Psychologist

06/17/2016 6:07 PM | Anonymous
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Location: Arlington, VA

About the Job

This Personnel Psychologist position is located in the Workforce Assessments Branch of the Planning, Assessments and Classification Division, within the Office of Human Capital (OHC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will be assisting senior staff members with conducting job analyses and developing and validating personnel assessments. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching relevant literature associated with selection processes and instruments, providing information and reasoning as to which assessments should be considered to improve selection processes.
  • Writing test items for a variety of positions and uses including job knowledge tests, logic-based reasoning tests, biodata Inventories, situational judgment tests and structured interviews.
  • Planning and conducting validation studies to evaluate the effectiveness of tests for predicting performance; analyzing item statistics and validation results.
  • Reviewing and implementing assessments and job knowledge tests for selection and certification of current employees.
  • Conducting data analysis and participating in special projects to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of established selection and promotional processes and providing recommendations for improvements.
  • Writing technical reports describing job analyses processes and results; documenting the development and validation of internally developed assessments and selection processes; preparing position papers, findings, and other documents that articulate findings and recommending solutions to complex industrial/organizational (l/O) Issues (e.g. selection processes/Instruments, OAS processes).

The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower Pay Band (Pay Band G) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.

Job Qualifications

Key Requirements:

  • 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.

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.

How to Apply

This job posting will be open from 6/15/2016 to 6/28/2016.

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