Job Title: Engineering Psychologist (Recent Graduate)Job Announcement Number: NCAT148419111036724PR
Department: Department of the Army
Agency: Field Operating Offices of the Office of the Secretary of the Army
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/ Per Year
Thursday, January 30, 2014 to
Sunday, February 09, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Student/Internship Program Eligibles
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 is a Career Program (CP) #16 position. Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program.
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).
Click here for more information on Pathways program participants.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 Managements qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
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:
To learn more, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/
Department of the Army Recent Graduates Program EligiblesRecent 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.
Positions are open to:
- Occasional Travel
- Up to 10% Business Travel required.
- Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
DUTIES:Back to top
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.
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:Back to top
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.
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 bachelors 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: 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.