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    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, Organization Development Branch located 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 member of an interdisciplinary team of Homeland Security professionals responsible for enhancing organization effectiveness through organizational development, designing, developing, and validating tests and other assessment instruments for use within CBP, and conducting research to support national initiatives. Typical work assignments of this position include:

    • Serving as an internal consultant to CBP program offices on human capital issues such as talent management, career paths and workforce development, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and evaluation, using behavioral science as the foundation for organizational assessments and interventions
    • Planning and implementing surveys to assess job skills, knowledge, abilities, and other characteristics of incumbents in various occupations
    • Managing nationwide promotions assessment programs to support succession management
    • Identifying, designing, delivering, and managing organization development strategies, tools and processes that enhance the capabilities of leaders and managers to execute on vision, mission and values
    • Formulating and conducting organizational research to be used to resolve critical management problems, participating in all phases of the organization research process, including problem definition, planning, execution, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results
    • Preparing and presenting reports and briefing materials that communicate technical information to non-technical audiences of all levels

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0180 Psychology

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