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    Who May Apply (Eligibilities):

    • Current Federal employees with competitive status
    • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement
    • Current and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
    • Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service will receive consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA);
    • Individuals who are eligible under a noncompetitive special hiring authority (please see "Special Appointing Authority" paragraph in the announcement).
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    Applicants will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which they claim (and provide supporting documentation) based on the responses provided in the job questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10181271

    Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Enterprise Services, Office of Human Resources Management, Planning, Program Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate, Personnel Research and Assessment Division, in Washington, DC.

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    Joining Customs and Border Protection, Office of Human Resources Management will allow you to use your expertise in organizational and employee assessment development services. This position starts at a salary of $81,548 (GS-12, Step 1) to $126,062 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $148,967 (GS-14, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen Homeland Security by conducting research and applying innovative assessment procedures and techniques to develop practical solutions to human resource management problems.

    In this Personnel Research Psychologist position, you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals responsible for designing, developing, and validating tests and other assessment instruments for use within CBP, enhancing organization effectiveness through organizational development, and conducting research to support national initiatives. Typical work assignments include:

    • Conducting large scale job analysis studies and utilizing the results to design and develop employee selection tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs
    • Using classical test theory and item response theory to develop assessments, including computer adaptive tests
    • Planning and executing applied research studies, including large scale test validation studies, to determine the predictive effectiveness of
      existing tests for specific occupations
    • Applying the knowledge base and scientific methods of psychology to critical human capital issues; such as, talent management, training, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0180 Psychology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496507000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.