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Research Psychologist (Dept. of the Army)

01 Sep 2022 1:37 PM | Alok Bhupatkar

About the Position: (Full Link here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/673656800)

The Army Research Institute drives scientific innovation to enable the Army to acquire, develop, and retain Soldiers and enhance personnel readiness. ARI's Emerging Research Unit (ERU) conducts applied research on emerging topics in the Army, particularly those topics that have bearing on Army personnel policy. ERU scientists develop new approaches to measuring and improving unit readiness, group resilience, and understanding Soldiers' adaptation to evolving technologies.

Duties

  • Develop research plans and integrate into a larger program of team enablers and human-machine teaming research.
  • Provide guidance to other research psychologists at lower grades and provide guidance to operational personnel in the preparation and execution of personnel selection and assignment tests and assessments.
  • Develop valid and reliable data collection methods using both experimental based observations and subjective instruments.
  • Perform psychometrics analysis (e.g., item/person analysis, equating, IRT and Classical Test Theory-based analysis) and write reports describing the completed research.
  • Review reports of other scientists and contract personnel for quality, accuracy, professional standards, and compliance with regulations and style manuals.
  • Prepare and provide briefs after receiving minimal input from the unit chief and/or team leader.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Three year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • This position will require you to obtain and maintain a COR appointment(s) from the Army Research Institute -approved contracting agents.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

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