Personnel Psychologist

12/02/2020 1:20 PM | Anonymous

U.S. Department of the Interior

Location:  Washington, DC

Open Period:  November 24 - December 8

Salary:  $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Series and Grade:  GS-0180-14

See application links below.


The Office of the Secretary, Office of Human Capital, Strategic Talent Management Division is looking for a Personnel Psychologist in Washington, DC, who is a subject matter expert in designing reliable measurement concepts, tools (e.g., surveys, questionnaires, assessments, etc.) and methods for evaluating and analyzing workforce needs. These concepts and tools are applied to recruitment, selection, retention strategies and workforce planning.

Responsibilities of the Position:  

1. Leads the development of Department-wide work analysis (i.e., job analysis, competency modeling), assessment and selection, and employee experience research programs to inform human capital strategies, processes, and policies.

2. Designs reliable measurement concepts, methods, and tools (e.g., surveys, questionnaires, assessments, and models) for evaluating workforce needs across the Department. These concepts, methods, and tools are applied to recruitment, selection, and retention strategies.

3. Conducts workforce analysis using existing and newly developed tools to consult and advise HR Specialists, managers and leadership, creating a better understanding of workforce utilization and the impact on employee morale, productivity and other human capital challenges.

4. Compiles and analyzes workforce trend data from Federal government sources and databases such as the Federal Personnel Payroll System (FPPS), etc., to project future workforce trends, conduct studies, and identify workforce/talent gaps.

5. Collaborates with and advises HR and management officials regarding appropriate uses and limitations of personnel measurement devices or survey techniques in gathering data for use in recruitment, selection, career path development, workforce planning, and employee experience research.

6. Formulates, develops and implements agency-wide policy, procedures, and reports related to work analysis, assessment and selection, employee experience, and other talent management functions.

Qualifications and Specialized Experience:

Minimum Educational Requirement:

Bachelor's Degree: major or equivalent in psychology for all specifications except clinical psychology and counseling psychology from an accredited college or university.

Specialized Experience:

Applicants MUST have at least one full year of performing each of the four (4) specialized experience requirements below:

(1) Lead or support large-scale (e.g., agency-wide job analysis or competency model studies in order to support human capital practices (e.g., assessment and selection, training and development, or workforce planning) employee engagement, skill gap closure or employee development to develop or identify and implement assessment tools for leadership or human resources decision making; 

(2) develop and administer organizational research tools, such as employee survey, gap analysis, or focus groups; 

(3) evaluate and analyze data related to employee engagement, exit surveys/interviews, recruitment, or job satisfaction; and 

(4) consult and assist in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, such as employee engagement, change management, competency modeling, or workforce assessment.

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