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Job Title:Personnel Psychologist GS-0180-14 DE

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:HRM-2013-0033

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 to Tuesday, July 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part-time (20 hours per week) - Term not to exceed 13 months; may be extended up to two years

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All US citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a leader in funding science, engineering and education in the United States.  The NSF Academy is seeking talented individuals to work as Personnel Psychologists in Arlington, VA (DC Metro area).  The NSF Academy is involved in individual and organizational assessment and individual and organizational development.  In this role, you will serve as an internal consultant designing and delivering a wide range of products and services to increase the effectiveness of this unique Federal agency.

The NSF Academy at the National Science Foundation is accepting applications and resumes for a Personnel Psychologist position with responsibilities in the areas of individual and organizational assessment and individual and organizational development.  We are looking for individuals who have advanced education and experience in areas of industrial/organizational psychology who also have a strong work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, platform/presentation skills, excellent analytical ability and problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizen
  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations - see tab above

DUTIES:

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The major duties of this position include projects and services in areas such as: Individual Assessment including development of selection tools, performance plans, benchmarks and rating guides, 360 degree surveys, competency modeling and competency gap analysis, writing assessments, etc.; Organizational Assessment including development and/or administration and interpretation of culture and climate surveys, conducting focus groups and discussions with individuals; Individual Development including leadership coaching, developing learning maps, creating and conducting course and workshops for leadership and employee development, etc; and Organizational Development interventions and activities such as facilitating strategic planning, assisting organizations with change implementation, conflict management, team building, etc.  You will also be involved in leadership selection processes and programs; coaching and mentoring programs; and providing a comprehensive training curriculum for the agency.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience in leading the design and implementation of projects involving the application of the models/theories of industrial and organizational psychology. Examples of specialized experience include providing consultation on individual and organizational development and assessment of competencies; designing, implementing and evaluating training and development programs; leading a team in providing consultative services and project management for organizational interventions and/or development of effective assessment tools for individuals and organizations; and leading competency gap analysis in employee selection, employee and/or management training, organizational development and effectiveness, performance management or conducting statistical analysis, test and measurement in these areas.  This experience must have been equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.


To qualify at any grade level applicants must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major or equivalent in psychology.  The ideal candidate would have a degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  In addition, applicants must meet the applicable grade specific requirements described in the "Qualifications" section above.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles.  Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score.  Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed:  Excellent, Very Good, or Good.  Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.  

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g., veterans appointment
authorities
or persons with mental retardation, severe physical disability or psychiatric disabilities), you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:
1. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and only if applicable, SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, plus the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating to verify 10-Point Veteran’s preference and/or to document eligibility under the disabled veterans appointing authority.
2. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

You must submit proof of meeting the basic education requirement described in the QUALIFICATIONS paragraph.  Your application package must include a copy of your college and graduate school transcript to verify that you meet the basic education requirements and to be used in reviewing your answers to the assessment questions.  Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for this purpose.


All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

HRM-2013-0033

Control Number:

347220500