Personnel Research Psychologist II

02/20/2019 5:01 PM | Anonymous

United States Postal Service

Location: Washington DC

The United States Postal Service is recruiting for a Personnel Research Psychologist II to work at the Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C. This is a mid-level position supporting the Selection Programs group. We are seeking applicants who are interested in making a meaningful impact on the future of the organization.

This role will be responsible for designing, conducting and interpreting the results of job analyses and validation studies; selection instrument design, development, implementation and evaluation; consulting with internal clients and working with/managing external vendor groups. If you are interested in this role, please send your current resume to

Job Title: Personnel Research Psychologist II
Grade: EAS – 23 (approximate equivalent GS 11/12)

Job Duties Summary:

  • Development, implementation, validation and evaluation of selection and assessment systems, tools and processes to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines and demonstrate measureable impact to the organization.
  • Consulting with and influencing cross functional leadership to assess selection needs and design strategic solutions to meet them. Support the design and implementation of selection and assessment systems tools and processes by coordinating and providing direction to internal stakeholders.
  • Development and implementation of a variety of research efforts including defining, testing, and documenting the feasibility of alternative selection methods, and making recommendations to improve programs and procedures based on industry best practices and feedback.
  • Management of external vendors to develop, validate, and deploy a full range of selection and assessment systems, tools and processes.

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • A graduate degree in I-O Psychology, applied Psychology or a closely related field which included a focus on selection methods, statistics and/or psychometrics.
  • The ability to establish, document and monitor validity evidence, fairness and support of the legal defensibility of a range of selection systems and/or tools and document the positive impact of selection systems.
  • The ability to provide consultative services, coordinating and directing the activities, processes and procedures to ensure alignment with strategic business needs while influencing executive project sponsors and stakeholders.
  • The ability to perform statistical analyses and apply psychometric principles in the development and revision of a range of selection procedures.


USPS 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 and sick days; and paid federal holidays.

Other benefits may include: relocation, flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. USPS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.

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