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    This position is a GS-0180-9/11/12/13 with a full performance level of GS-13 and is part of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) HR Solutions (HRS). HRS provides reimbursable human resources products and services to meet Federal human capital and training needs.

    A few Personnel Research Psychologist positions are available in HRS' HR Strategy & Evaluation Solutions (HRSES), Assessment & Evaluation Branch (AEB).

    Our Personnel Research Psychologists enjoy work flexibilities, independence, training and development opportunities, occasional travel, collaborating with passionate professionals, and an opportunity to make a difference to federal employees and the public. AEB offers a fast-paced environment requiring interacting at all levels, across 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).

    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 support.

    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 development.

    OA develops 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 indices.

    Areas of research and specialization are not limited to the above. All sections are responsible for conducting research and applying innovative assessment procedures and technologies and providing technical assistance to departments and agencies in their areas of expertise.

    This position is 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 18-016-GLM-DE.

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    As a Personnel Research Psychologist at the GS-0180-09/11/12/13, some of your typical work assignments may include under supervision:

    • Lead and/or participate on project teams to develop and/or contract for innovative assessment tools.
    • Conduct Government-wide and/or agency job analyses.
    • Develop and implement competency models, workforce gap assessments, and leadership assessments.
    • Help agencies identify, evaluate, and solve organizational problems using customer action planning, satisfaction surveys, employee surveys, and focus groups.
    • Establish project objectives, activities, timelines, budgets, and staffing plans.
    • Advise agencies and internal senior management on implementing assessment strategies.
    • Evaluate training, candidate development, or other human resources programs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is required and averages 15% yearly, but may exceed that percentage during periods of increased service delivery.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current and Former Federal Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VRA, VEOA, 30% or more Disabled Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Peace Corps, Vista, Former Overseas Employees

    Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482411300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.