Personnel Psychologist

05/03/2019 3:48 PM | Anonymous

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Location: Washington D.C.

The United States Postal Service Headquarters is recruiting for a Personnel Psychologist to support the Learning Evaluation team. The position is permanent and full-time with federal benefits located at the Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C (L’Enfant Plaza)  

Job Title: Personnel Psychologist

Functional Purpose: Develops and implements learning evaluation processes, procedures, and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of learning and career development programs.

Salary Range: $71,000 - $85,380 USD Annually (salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience)

Benefits: We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

How You Will Be Evaluated: You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the requirements listed in the job posting. Please make sure you are clear and specific in describing your knowledge and experience in your application/resume. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.  Applicants who do not fully address the requirements needed for the position (as described in the job posting) or meet the education requirement will not be referred for consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Conducts qualitative and quantitative analyses (e.g., job analysis, needs assessments, statistical analysis) to evaluate the effectiveness and identify future needs of training and career development programs.

Conducts standard data analysis procedures using appropriate techniques and software (e.g., SPSS, Excel) to evaluate training and career development programs. Identifies strengths and opportunities to improve program effectiveness. Develops and presents recommendations for improving programs based on data analysis results to management.

Develops and maintains tracking logs for training and development program evaluation data. Creates reports and presentations summarizing program trends and insights, as well as strengths and opportunities to improve programs.

Designs and develops surveys to evaluate learning and career development programs effectiveness. Analyzes survey data and develops recommendations to improve existing learning evaluation guidelines, methods, and procedures used in identifying the effectiveness of training and career development programs.

Researches current developments in the learning evaluation methodologies. Collaborates with team members to compare current learning evaluation methods with industry best practices.

Supports the development of agency-wide competency models and strategies for maintaining competencies using current industry standards. Collaborates with team members to develop resources (e.g., training materials, guidelines) for integrating competencies into learning and development programs.

Coordinates administrative and logistic details to support team members and larger scale projects; collaborates with internal stakeholders to facilitate the flow of information.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or applied degree (e.g., Applied Psychology), which included a focus on competency development and/or program evaluation from an accredited college or university by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education.

Knowledge of the professional and legal standards, concepts, principles, and practices in training evaluation, organizational research, adult learning theory and instructional design, sufficient to objectively evaluate the effectiveness and validity of instructional programs.

Knowledge of applied research design and methods, including data collection, survey design, and sampling methods.

Ability to conduct job analytic procedures sufficient to collect, revise, and analyze data.

Ability to effectively communicate analyses and research findings associated with technical subject matter to a non-technical audience through the development of briefings and presentations.

Ability to use statistics/analytics software package (e.g., SPSS, Excel) to manipulate data and conduct data analysis.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing sufficient to convey technical information clearly and concisely using established grammar and syntax conventions.

Ability to use standard office software (e.g., Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word) to summarize data, and to develop reports and presentations.

How to Apply:

Please apply online at in order to be considered. This position closes on Monday May 06, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

Here is the link to the application.

The application process may take up to 2 hours to complete, please make sure you give yourself ample time to complete. Additionally, make sure that you are using a Windows based computer and Internet Explorer, as our applicant system is not MAC compatible or compatible with other browsers.

If you need assistance or have any questions/concerns please give me a call at 202-568-8969 or email:

Thank you for considering United States Postal Service as an Employer of Choice!

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