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    Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here

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    This Personnel Psychologist position is located in the Workforce Assessments Branch of the Workforce Assessments and Position Management & Classification Division, Office of Human Capital (OHC) Recruitment and Hiring Directorate, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as a principal technical specialist for large and complex assessment projects to meet organizational needs and address workforce management issues requiring the application of new and emerging theories, approaches, and testing methods. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Serving as a team lead in developing and validating assessments for hiring, promotion, and certification. Evaluating the validity of current and proposed testing methods and applications to ensure job relatedness and the ability of the agency to defend its assessment criteria in third party forums. Reviewing assessment strategies, processes and procedures, making recommendations to management on appropriate assessment tools and procedures, and conducting content and criterion related validation studies of assessment systems.
    • Planning and carrying out comprehensive job analyses and competency modeling studies requiring extensive research, literature reviews, and focus groups in order to ensure effective data collection, survey design, and subsequent data analysis. These team efforts may result in new approaches and methodologies for gathering and assessing information, identifying and evaluating critical competencies, or assessing workforce behaviors.
    • Interpreting data and communicating technical information (e.g., results, recommendations) to non-technical and senior level audiences.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Open to all U.S. Citizens.

    Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 28.22%.

    This position is located in Arlington, VA.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491819900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.