U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180). The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has an opening for a Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $81,548 to $126,062 per year) in its Washington, DC office. Applicants will be evaluated based upon responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process. Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to Friday, April 27, 2018.
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.
Selected applicants will be responsible for designing, developing, and validating tests and other assessment instruments for use within CBP, enhancing organization effectiveness through organizational development, and conducting research to support national initiatives.
Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting large scale job analysis studies and utilizing the results to design and develop employee selection tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs
- Using classical test theory and item response theory to develop assessments, including computer adaptive tests
- Planning and executing applied research studies, including large scale test validation studies, to determine the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations
- Applying the knowledge base and scientific methods of psychology to critical human capital issues; such as, talent management, training, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation
For more information and to apply:
Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496507000
All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496509800