Personnel Psychologist

04/24/2019 2:37 PM | Anonymous

Personnel Psychologist

Location: Washington D.C.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mission Statement

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.

General Information

USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. We are 19,000 government employees and contractors working at more than 200 offices across the world.

Human Capital Strategy

The Personnel Psychologist position is in the Human Capital Strategy Division of the Human Capital and Training Office at USCIS. The team conducts a wide range of human capital consulting, analytics, and organizational development interventions. Additional details about the job duties are provided below.

Job Duties

  • Consults on and assists in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, including but not limited to employee engagement, change management, organizational assessment and development, competency modeling, and workplace assessments.
  • Collaborates in planning and conducting complex studies using sound scientific methodology to address organizational needs, including study design, planning, project management, data analysis, and presentation of recommendations.
  • Applies professional knowledge of survey methodology, design, and analysis to construct measures that provide useful information for decision making. Utilizes available tools (e.g., Excel, SPSS) to manage and analyze data from a variety of sources.
  • Assists in managing client relationships, ensures activities address needs, manages expectations, and implements actions. Provides excellent customer service and looks for opportunities to add value beyond the basic scope of projects.
  • Facilitates sessions with leadership teams and groups of employees to conduct action planning, team development, and change management. Briefs management and groups of employees on results of studies and recommendations.


BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: All applicants must have a degree with a major in psychology from an accredited college or university. 

GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal government that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:

  • Demonstrating the principles, theories, and methods of industrial/organizational psychology or applied social psychology or equivalent fields (e.g., applied research/evaluation), including experience with assessment development and validation methods;
  • Utilizing a major statistical analysis package such as Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) or Statistical Analysis System (SAS);
  • Leading project teams that involve: performing statistical analyses and developing tests consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, job analysis, validity strategies, organizational development, or performance management systems).

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