Personnel Psychologist

06/30/2019 9:40 PM | Anonymous

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Location: Washington, D.C.

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.

  • General Information

    USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. We are 19,000 government employees and contractors working at more than 200 offices across the world.

    Human Capital Strategy

    The Personnel Psychologist position is in the Human Capital Strategy Division of the Human Capital and Training Office at USCIS. The team conducts a wide range of human capital consulting, analytics, and organizational development interventions. Additional details about the job duties are provided below.

    Job Duties

    • Leads and manages the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, including but not limited to employee engagement, change management, organizational assessment and development, competency modeling, and workplace assessments.
    • Plans and conducts complex studies using sound scientific methodology to address organizational needs, including study design, planning, project management, data analysis, and presentation of recommendations.
    • Applies professional knowledge of survey methodology, design, and analysis to construct measures that provide useful information for decision making. Utilizes available tools (e.g., Excel, SPSS) to manage and analyze data from a variety of sources.
    • Manages client relationships, ensures activities address needs, manages expectations, and implements actions. Provides excellent customer service and looks for opportunities to add value beyond the basic scope of projects.
    • Serves as a technical expert on projects regarding employee engagement, individual and organizational assessment and development, organizational surveys and other workforce management issues.
    • Facilitates sessions with leadership teams and groups of employees to conduct action planning, team development, and change management. Briefs management and groups of employees on results of studies and recommendations.
    • Basic Education Requirement: A degree with a major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology.
    • Experience Requirement: (GS-14): You qualify at the (GS-14) level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the (GS-13) level in the federal government that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
    • Working with Industrial/Organizational Psychology theories, concepts, principles, methods, and techniques, including but not limited to job analysis, validity strategies, psychometric analysis, employee/ executive assessment, employee survey design and analysis, performance management systems, and organizational development and training programs;
    • Managing and leading large-scale, personnel-related projects or programs related to standards, surveys, needs analysis, selection/promotion, training, training evaluation, testing, and/or certification;
    • Performing statistical analyses using software programs in order to draw conclusions about complex quantitative and qualitative data.
    Qualifications
    • Basic Education Requirement: A degree with a major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology.
    • Experience Requirement: (GS-14): You qualify at the (GS-14) level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to the (GS-13) level in the federal government that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
    • Working with Industrial/Organizational Psychology theories, concepts, principles, methods, and techniques, including but not limited to job analysis, validity strategies, psychometric analysis, employee/ executive assessment, employee survey design and analysis, performance management systems, and organizational development and training programs;
    • Managing and leading large-scale, personnel-related projects or programs related to standards, surveys, needs analysis, selection/promotion, training, training evaluation, testing, and/or certification;
    • Performing statistical analyses using software programs in order to draw conclusions about complex quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Mission Statement

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