salary reflected in this announcement does not include locality pay and will
differ based on the location selected.
The Office of Personnel
Management's (OPM) HR Solutions (HRS) provides, on a reimbursable basis, human
resources products and services to meet the dynamic human capital and training
needs of the Government.
A few Personnel
Research Psychologist positions are available in HRS' HR Strategy &
Evaluation Solutions (HRSES), Assessment & Evaluation Branch
Personnel Research Psychologists enjoy work flexibilities, independence,
training and development opportunities, occasional travel, collaborating with
passionate professionals, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives
of federal employees and the public. AEB offers a fast-paced environment where
your duties and responsibilities require interacting at all levels, across
multiple offices, within and external to HRS and OPM. AEB has three sections:
Selection and Promotion Assessment (SPA); Leadership and Workforce Development
Assessment (LWDA); and Organizational Assessment (OA). The available positions
are in SPA or LWDA.
SPA develops, validates, and
administers cognitive and non-cognitive competency assessments for selection,
promotion, and diagnostic purposes to include written and non-written tests,
job knowledge tests, performance tests, and computer simulations, and conducts
job analyses and provides assessment training and
LWDA develops, validates,
and administers leadership and workforce planning assessments to assess leader
and employee effectiveness by targeting competencies, personality, and
leadership potential and conducts competency modeling and gap analysis for
workforce training and
and administers organizational assessments to assess climate and organizational
outcomes including organizational climate, employee satisfaction, customer
satisfaction, onboarding and exit surveys, and custom surveys, and conducts
program evaluation and develops organizational effectiveness
research and specialization are not limited to the above. All sections are
responsible for conducting research and applying innovative assessment
procedures and technologies and for providing technical assistance to
departments and agencies in their areas of expertise.
These positions are also being announced under Competitive (Delegated Examining) procedures to all US Citizens. If you wish to be considered under Competitive (Delegated Examining) procedures, you MUST apply under the Competitive announcement XX-XXX-XX-DE
Major duties for
AEB Personnel Research Psychologist (Leader) positions include, for
- Lead one or more
project teams to develop and/or contract for innovative assessment
- Conduct Government-wide and/or agency job
analyses. Lead one or more project teams to develop and implement competency
models, workforce gap assessments, and leadership assessments.
one or more project teams to help agencies identify, evaluate, and solve
organizational problems using customer action planning, satisfaction surveys,
employee surveys, and focus groups.
project objectives, activities, timelines, budgets, and staffing
- Advise agencies and internal senior
management on implementing assessment
- Evaluate training, candidate
development, or other human resources programs.