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Personnel Research Psychologist - CBP

08 Feb 2024 10:01 AM | Kathy Stewart

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD) has one opening for a Senior Personnel Research Psychologist. PRAD seeks interested and eligible employees at the GS-14 level.   The position is non-supervisory and is eligible for telework in the following locations:  Washington, DC, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Bloomington, Minnesota.  Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, February 7 to Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

The Personnel Research and Assessment Division is a team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists leveraging expertise in human capital strategies and applied research to make a difference in the safety and security of our Nation

For this position, we are seeking candidates who have a strong interest in employee engagement and organizational development work.  Selected applicants will be responsible for enhancing organization effectiveness through organizational development and conducting research to support national initiatives. Typical work assignments, include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and conducting job analysis studies, the results of which serve as the foundation for a variety of human resources programs including development of tests and assessments for frontline hiring and career paths for employee development.
  • Applying behavioral science theories to improve employee morale, engagement, and organizational performance and efficiency, to include developing and conducting culture and climate assessments, creating engagement tools and resources, and working with offices across CBP to identify and conduct organizational interventions.
  • Applying the knowledge base and scientific methods of psychology to critical human capital issues to include talent acquisition, succession planning, retention, employee motivation, and occupational skills gaps.
  • Designing and implementing surveys to support data driven decision-making around human capital issues or to enable program evaluation.
  • Participating in all phases of the research process, including problem definition, planning, execution, statistical analysis and interpretation, and reporting of results. Preparing and presenting briefing materials that communicate technical information to non-technical audiences of all levels; documenting applied research study methods and results in technical reports.

If you know of any good candidates for these positions, please pass this information along. For questions, please contact Kathy Stewart ( or Choni Gurira (

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