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US Postal Service - Industrial Psychologist I

06 Apr 2023 9:42 AM | Trey Trainum


The United States Postal Service Organizational Effectiveness department is looking to add new members to our in-house team of I/O psychology practitioners. Organizational Effectiveness is the department responsible for addressing all job analysis and design, selection and assessment, and people analytics needs for the entire USPS.

We currently have two Industrial Psychologist I vacancies. These roles are primarily responsible for leading job design efforts and supporting organization-wide job analysis efforts led by the team. These positions are suited for early career professionals with professional job analysis and design experience. Additionally, candidates with experience writing job descriptions by leveraging industrial and organizational psychology-based practices are highly desired and encouraged to apply.

Candidates who are interested in the opportunity are encouraged to ensure their application addresses the qualifications/requirements listed on the posting.

Our hybrid-schedule team works remotely 3 days per week, and in-person 2 days per week at USPS Headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. Candidates based anywhere within the United States and willing to relocate to the DC region to join our DC-based office will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

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Functional Purpose

Performs a variety of projects and assignments in support of organizational talent management goals. Gathers and analyzes job analysis data for use and application in job analysis studies, career pathing, competency models and related projects. Documents job analysis results, evaluates and classifies jobs and updates job descriptions, competency models, and related materials in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  1. Participates in job analysis studies (e.g., observations, focus groups, surveys) to gather work related information regarding specific job families to inform the development and modification of job architecture, assessments, competency models, and training programs. Compiles and analyzes job analytic data to identify tasks, job requirements, trends, patterns, and anomalies.
  2. Receives and processes job architecture requests such as changes to job descriptions and grade levels. Conducts research to gather necessary information to begin request. Schedules and facilitates meetings with customers to identify request needs, to include changes in job and structure.
  3. Writes and modifies job descriptions and qualifications/requirements to describe the duties, responsibilities, and skills required to perform the job at entry. Collaborates with senior team members on restructure and job analytic projects.
  4. Works collaboratively as a member of a team to support large-scale job analysis studies and competency models. Independently completes projects and assignments such as data analysis, research and reporting for small-scale job analysis and competency update projects.
  5. Analyzes job information to define job roles and requirements and to determine the appropriate occupational group, classification, and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation. Evaluates jobs to determine pay grades using methods such as point factor, factor comparison, and market pricing.
  6. Queries data and utilizes human resources information systems to complete analyses, create, revise, maintain, and retrieve job related information. Aggregates and formats data from multiple sources, and conducts analyses such as descriptive, correlations, regressions, factor analysis, and significance testing.
  7. Uses standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines, and training materials for job classification and evaluation processes, policies, and methods

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