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Department of Homeland Security - Personnel Research Psychologist

23 Feb 2021 3:18 PM | Jill Miller (Administrator)

Department of Homeland Security - Personnel Research Psychologist

Duties - Summary

Joining the Secret Service, Office of HR Research and Assessment Division will allow you to participate in research, development, implementation and maintenance of effective competency-based assessments for selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce. This Personnel Research Psychologist position starts at a salary of $87,198 (GS-12 step 1), with promotion potential to $159,286 (GS-14 step 10). 

Responsibilities
The selectee will serve as Personnel Research Psychologist in the HR Research and Assessment Division. Typical work assignments include:

  • 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; and utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.
  • Developing special-purpose tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs.
  • Conducting studies to determine the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations; and preparing comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining operations.
  • Ensuring mandated laws, rules, and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on projects, assessment initiative, and Human Resources management and development.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
14

More information can be found here.

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