Personnel Psychologist GS-0180-14 DE
National Science Foundation - Arlington, VA

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a leader in funding science, engineering and education in the United States. The NSF Academy is seeking talented individuals to work as Personnel Psychologists in Arlington, VA (DC Metro area) . The NSF Academy is involved in individual and organizational assessment and individual and organizational development. In this role, you will serve as an internal consultant designing and delivering a wide range of products and services to increase the effectiveness of this unique Federal Agency.
The NSF Academy at the National Science Foundation is accepting applications and resumes for a Personnel Psychologist position with responsibilities in the areas of individual and organizational assessment and individual and organizational development. We are looking for individuals who have advanced education and experience in areas of industrial/organizational psychology who also have a strong work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, platform/presentation skills, excellent analytical ability and problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Background investigation and
U.S. citizenship.
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The major duties of this position include projects and services in areas such as: Individual Assessment including development of selection tools, performance plans, benchmarks and rating guides, 360 degree surveys, competency modeling and competency gap analysis, writing assessments, etc.; Organizational Assessment including development and/or administration and interpretation of culture and climate surveys, conducting focus groups and discussions with individuals; Individual Development including leadership coaching, developing learning maps, creating and conducting courses and workshops for leadership and employee development, etc; and Organizational Development interventions and activities such as facilitating strategic planning, assisting organizations with change implementation, conflict management, team building, etc. You will also be involved in leadership selection processes and programs; coaching and mentoring programs; and providing a comprehensive training curriculum for the agency. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have at least 1 year of specialized experience in leading the design and implementation of projects involving the application of the models/theories of industrial and organizational psychology. Examples of specialized experience include providing consultation on individual and organizational development and assessment of competencies; designing, implementing and evaluating training and develop programs; leading a team in providing consultative services and project management for organizational interventions and/or development of effective assessment tools for individuals & organizations; and leading competency gap analyses in employee selection, employee and/or management training, organizational development and effectiveness, performance management or conducting statistical analysis, test and measurement in these areas. This experience must have been equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

To qualify at any grade level applicants must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major or equivalent in psychology. The ideal candidate would have a degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In addition, applicants must meet the applicable grade-specific requirements described in the "Qualifications" section above.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Your application package must include a copy of your college and graduate school transcript to verify that you meet the basic educational requirements and to be used in reviewing your answers to the assessment questions. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for this purpose. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least "Very Good."
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BENEFITS:
A GREAT LOCATION! The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington. Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage. There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

Pre-tax parking
Public transportation subsidy
Child Development Center on site
Child care subsidy
Flexible working hours
Telecommuting
Physical Fitness Facility on site
NSF Federal Credit Union on site
Health Services Unit on site
Employee Assistance Program

OTHER INFORMATION:
Relocation expenses will not be paid. For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide . This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

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