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    This position is a Personnel Research Psychologist, GS-0180-14 with a full performance level of GS-14 and is located in Employee Services, Recruitment and Hiring, Classification and Assessment Policy (CAP). Classification and Assessment Policy (CAP) develops and maintains position classification, job grading and qualification standards and guides for occupations and job families under the General Schedule and Federal Wage System. CAP also develops and maintains competency profiles and model assessment tools and strategies for Government-wide occupations and serve as a technical resource to other OPM units and Federal agencies on classification, qualification, competency, and assessment policy matters.

    In this role you will conduct job analyses, evaluations, examinations, fact-finding studies, and lead research projects to develop integrated position classification and qualification standards for all General Schedule and Wage Grade occupations. The incumbent will develop assessment guidance, tools and other resources for designing effective employee selection procedures.

    This position is also being announcement under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan to federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligible. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 17-339-DCZ-MP.

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    In this role, some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • Leading research projects to develop integrated position classification and qualifications standards for all General Schedule and Wage Grade occupations.
    • Providing subject matter expertise in the development of the integrated classification, participating in all stages of the work from data gathering and needs assessment through development of the final standard(s).
    • Drafting and/or implementing Federal policies, guidance and tools on employee selection, and advise agency personnel on implementing effective assessment strategies.
    • Conducting research of considerable scope and complexity addressing problems in human resource management, applied industrial/organizational or social psychology.
    • Through research, conduct job analyses, evaluations, examinations, or other fact finding studies.
    • Collaborating with others to accomplish research objectives and other work-related activities, discussing results, problems, plans, suggestions, terms, or conditions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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    Promotion Potential


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    United States Citizens

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