You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Skill in Conducting Problem Analysis
- Knowledge in Conducting Job Analysis/Requirements
- Skill in Designing Studies and Research
- Knowledge in Developing Assessments and Measurements
- Ability to Communicate
To qualify for GS-12, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-011). Specialized experience is defined as work such as conducting cognitive studies, planning/organizing research, laboratory/field testing, preparing program proposals or applying advanced statistical techniques.
To qualify for GS-13, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-12). Specialized experience is defined as work such as conducting cognitive studies, planning/organizing research, laboratory/field testing, preparing program proposals, applying advanced statistical techniques, delivering scientific briefings or managing fiscal and other resources.
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.
Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).
A selection may be made at either grade level. If filled at the GS-12, promotion to the GS-13 is up to the discretion of management.
Positive Education Requirement:
This position requires the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher in psychology or a related field (EXCEPT clinical and counseling psychology) from an accredited college or university. You MUST attach a copy of your college transcripts before the closing of this announcement, if you fail to attach your transcripts your application will be incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.
Education Substitution for GS-12:
Applicants for research positions can be considered qualified for the GS-12 if they posess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university. You MUST attach a copy of your college transcripts before the closing of this announcement, if you fail to attach your transcripts your application will be incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.
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- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- Career Program Number 16
Conditions of Employement
- Must be able to obtain and mantain a SECRET security clearance.
- Must be available for temporary duty (up to 25%).
- Must be able to complete an initial and annual confidential Statment of Affiliations and Financial Interest.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.