Personnel Psychologist

08/24/2019 7:42 AM | Anonymous

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Location: Washington, DC


The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), Talent Strategy and Engagement (TSE) Division seeks a highly skilled Personnel Psychologist. The selectee will serve as an integral member of the Strategy & Innovation (S&I) Branch which is defining a comprehensive talent strategy and integrated talent management approach for NASA while identifying areas to reform, replace, and improve efficiency to meet Agency priorities of today and into the future.


  • Primary duties include project management activities from setting strategy to garnering stakeholder support and engagement for the design and delivery of talent management programs.
  • Provides consulting services to executives and supervisors on various topics including performance management, employee selection, and strategic planning.
  • Provides consulting, collaboration, and robust qualitative and quantitative analysis to help shape, define, and develop Agency strategy in talent management.
  • Provides advice across OCHCO and Agency Centers regarding implementation of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations and related policies and professional standards.
  • Designs, develops, and leads statistical and research studies for senior leadership, applying professional social science methods for informing agency strategy and decisions with an understanding of human capital implications.
  • Provides advice and recommendations on issues of a psychometric nature as well as the appropriateness of varied statistical and other evaluation procedures.
  • Applies the full range of subject matter methods, principles, practices, and evaluative methodologies sufficient to advise on and resolve a range of operational and strategic issues.
  • Reviews assessment strategies and makes recommendations to management on appropriate assessment tools and procedures, and conducts content and criterion related validation studies of established assessment policies and programs.
  • Prepares Agency policies, research papers, and technical reports and makes oral presentations and briefings to management on a variety of assessment issues.
  • Reviews discipline findings against current knowledge and prepares publications and notices of new discipline developments resulting from research and studies that may enhance the operations of other Federal and private organizations.
  • Participates with other federal agencies and the private sector in designing programs for the improvement of Agency and Federal human capital evaluation procedures and processes.

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