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    This Recent Graduate position is a GS-0180-9/11/12 with a full performance level of GS-13. Applicants are placed in a dynamic 1 year developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position.

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

    A few 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.

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    As a Personnel Research Psychologist at the GS-0180-09/11/12, 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…

    Recent College Graduates- (Applicants must apply to a job within 2 years of receiving their college degree or certificate. Veterans, precluded from applying due to military service, must be apply within 6 years of receiving their degree or certificate.)

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