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Job Title:Engineering Psychologist (Recent Graduate)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army

Job Announcement Number:NCAT148419111036724PR

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,631.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 30, 2014 to Sunday, February 09, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is part of the Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System (ACTEDS) and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department of Army. The incumbent will serve as an Engineering Psychologist trainee with the United States Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC).

  • This is a Career Program (CP) #16 position. 
  • Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.
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    Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.

    The Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Department of Army intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

    After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position.

    To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

  • Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.
  • Demonstrate successful job performance.
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
  • To learn more, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/

    Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program Eligibles
    Positions are open to:

  • Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED

    • Occasional Travel
    • Up to 10% Business Travel required.

    RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

    • Yes
    • Payment of moving expenses is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.

    DUTIES:

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    As an Engineering Psychologist (INTERN) you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in the design of experiments to plan for human-in-the-loop assessments.
  • Oversee handling of human subjects during test efforts.    
  • Support planning for efforts that rely on the psychophysics of the human to assess performance of sensors and displays.
  • Propose statistical analysis techniques and conduct statistical analyses on data from field and laboratory studies.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports for assigned projects.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

  • Degree: Successful completion of at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major or equivalent in psychology.
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    AND


    In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirement above, one of the following is also REQUIRED to qualify for the GS-07 Level:

  • Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: assisting in the design of experiments to plan for human-in-the-loop assessments; or, assisting in the handling of human subjects during test efforts; or, assisting in assessing the performance of sensors and/or displays that relies on the psychophysics of the human; or, assisting in conducting statistical analyses of data from field and laboratory studies; or, contributing to reports on tests and experiments related to human-in-the-loop assessments.  This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
  • Superior Academic Achievement for GS-07: Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with Superior Academic Achievement. To qualify based on SAA, education must be fully qualifying for the position being filled.  Applicant must meet one of the following provisions for superior academic achievement:
    1. A standing in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
    2. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent (a) for all courses completed; or (b) courses completed during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum.
    3. A grade point average of "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent (a) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field; or (b) the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
    4. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies.

  • Grade point averages will be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9.
    NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your S.A.A. claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society and you must provide evidence of your class standing or honor society membership with your application.
  • Education Substitution for GS-07: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate-level education that would have equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work of the position. One year of graduate coursework is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.
  • Applicants Combining Education and Experience:  If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and graduate education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.
  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include documentation to support U.S. equivalency.
  • Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • 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.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
    • If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted. However, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
    • Travel is not expected to exceed 10% of the year on average, however, testing in representative military operating environments can cause travel to surge beyond 25% in some years and direct support of these efforts, onsite, is a critical aspect of the position.
    • Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.
    • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II in Acquisition Career Field of Test and Evaluation within 24 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/.)

     

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade. This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to the target grade of the position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
    Sunday, February 09, 2014 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    Transcripts: You MUST submit your unofficial college transcripts with your application to include transfer courses and grades to calculate GPA, along with your graduation date. If you are a January 2014 graduate and your transcripts have not yet been updated to include your graduation date, you must also include your graduation date, to include both month and year, on your resume. Applicants who fail to provide transcripts and degree completion information will be marked as insufficient and will not receive consideration for this position. See: Transcripts and Licenses

    If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1036724. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application


    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (000)000-0000
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W4CMAA ACTEDS CP 16 Engineers Scientists Non Const
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island , IL
    61299

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

    If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCAT148419111036724PR

    Control Number:

    360167300