Job Overview


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.

DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Discover a challenging and rewarding career with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders.  At CBP, we:

  • Secure and facilitate trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws
  • Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
  • Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
  • Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border

For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at:

Who May Apply:

  • U.S. citizens who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis in accredited educational institutions.
  • Interested students should be enrolled in a course of study with academic career goals related to Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
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Organizational Location:  This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD), located in Washington, DC. 


Note: One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.


  • Assist with the preparation of documentation on tests in the area of personnel research psychology.
  • Assist Industrial/Organizational Psychologists in the development, validation, and implementation of test instruments for selection and promotion; coordinate with the training academies in collecting training data for use as criterion measures; design and participate in research validation studies; establish validation and other research databases. 

  • Assist in conducting psychometric analyses on tests and conduct research on a variety of human resources issues.

  • Assist in proofreading, performing statistical computations and assembling tests and surveys.

  • Travel Required

    • Occasional Travel
    • Travel may be required less than 5% of the time.

    Relocation Authorized

    • No