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Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist

06 Apr 2022 3:23 PM | Anonymous


Department of Homeland Security

Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist

Washington, D.C. 20223

The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($126,233 - $164,102) to lead a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with conducting research and developing, implementing, and maintaining effective human capital tools for personnel assessment (entry-level and promotional), career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a high quality workforce.

Our Mission

The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations. The Secret Service protects the president and vice president, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; investigates threats against these protectees; protects the White House, vice president’s residence, foreign missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and plans and implements security designs for designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service also investigates violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States; financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nation’s financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.


The selectee will serve as a Branch Chief in the Human Resources Research and Assessment Division responsible for leading the development and validation of effective competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness. 

Additional duties of this position may include:

§  Performing a full range of supervisory functions for a team of Personnel Psychologists.

§  Conducting research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems, tests, and other tools, and consulting and advising management of conclusions and recommendations.

§  Utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.

§  Providing expert recommendations and advice to program officials on the design and revision of policies and operating procedures as they relate to human capital initiatives. 

§  Preparing comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining operations.


Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field of study; and will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology.  Strong candidates will have experience developing and validating competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, and/or organizational development purposes; and developing and guiding others in the development of these assessments. 

To Apply

Interested applicants can get more information and apply using the following link:

Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2022, 11:59 pm EST.  This position is in Washington, DC.

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