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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, located in Washington, DC.

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    Joining Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will allow you to use your expertise in competency-based assessment, evaluation, and organizational development to support building and sustaining a mission-ready workforce within CBP. This position starts at a salary of $117,191.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $152,352.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $152,352 (GS-14 Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen Homeland Security by conducting research, job analysis, and developing new innovative approaches, methods, techniques, and hypothesis to resolve critical human capital issues.

    In this Supervisory Personnel Research Specialist position you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals involved in directing a team of professional, highly technical employees, with advanced degrees in industrial/organizational psychology and human capital business administration, responsible for conducting job analysis and applying knowledge base and scientific methods of psychology to critical human capital issues such as talent acquisition, succession planning, retention, employee motivation, and occupational skill gaps. Typical work assignments include:

    • Serving as the first-line supervisor of a team responsible for major research, development, and implementation projects within the Personnel Research and Assessment Division;
    • Developing and validating a variety of selection tests and assessments and responsible for reviewing, training, and guiding project team members concerning the proper use of tests and other examining devices for personnel selection;
    • Formulating and guiding the research approach to be used to resolve critical management problems and developing new approaches, methods, techniques, and hypothesis related to assigned projects;
    • Proving formal and informal scientific consultation and advice to supervisors, researchers, program officials, and others in the professional community; and
    • Overseeing the development of evaluative tools and surveys to support organizational effectiveness within CBP and establishing deadlines and performance expectations, setting priorities, providing clear direction, and monitoring activities of the team to ensure timely completion of assignments.

    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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