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    Summary

    Joining the Secret Service, Office of Human Resources, HR Research and Assessment Division will allow you to oversee the research, development, and implementation of effective human capital tools for personnel assessment, career/talent development, and program evaluation to support the talent management of a senior law enforcement workforce. This Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist position starts at a salary of $121,316 (GS-14 step 1), with potential to $157,709 (GS-14 step 10).

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    Responsibilities

    The selectee will serve as a Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist in the Office of Human Resources, HR Research and Assessment Division. Typical work assignments include:

    • Developing special-purpose tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs.
    • Performing the full range of supervisory functions: interviewing candidates for position vacancies; providing technical and administrative support for employees in consultation with the Division leadership; evaluating employee performance; reviewing evaluation reports; and preparing performance standards.
    • Performing all phases of the research process, including problem definition, planning, execution, analysis, interpretation and reporting results; determining the proper interpretation and use of research findings and identifying implications to workforce initiatives; developing new approaches, methods, techniques and hypotheses related to assigned projects; creating data collection plans for testing before use in large scale data collection programs; and ensuring mandated DHS laws, rules and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on Human Resources management and development.
    • Collecting data for use in organizational planning, recruitment, selection, talent development, and developing measures to survey employee morale, productivity, or similar matters.
    • Writing technical reports to document all components of the assessment or other technical processes, conducting research studies and presenting findings that meet the needs of the Secret Service and complies with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and other professional guidelines; and providing formal and informal scientific consultation and advice to management, program, and agency officials.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - *****

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • 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/566631000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.