Personnel Research Psychologist
Serves as Personnel Research Psychologist team member within the National Airspace Systems Human Factors Safety Research Laboratory. Formulates, plans, conducts, and reports on high-priority programs of applied research concerned with measuring the efficiency and performance of individuals, teams, or work units employed by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Develops, plans, and conducts applied psychological research that may cut across several domains including teamwork, cognitive abilities psychological research that may cut across several domains including teamwork, cognitive abilities, training, and assessment of unit, team, and individual training or job performance in employment settings.
Incumbent performs as a Principal Investigator by: (1) Collaborating with managers of FAA strategic business units to identify applied research requirements, objectives, and products for mission-critical occupations, (2) Negotiating priorities, program activities, and funding resources with research sponsors, program managers, and division managers to fulfill the research requirements and objectives and deliver research products in a timely and cost-effective manner; (3) Informing the laboratory manager concerning work group organization, personnel assignments within the program, personnel performance, training needs, and recognition; (4) Overseeing and/or consulting with internal and external work groups by providing technical expertise; (5) Providing timely status reports as required; (6) Presenting timely, responsive, and persuasive project briefings and presentation at multiple levels within the FAA; (7) Documenting study findings in scientific reports through timely and responsive oral presentation to the general scientific community; (8) Contributing to the scientific literature by writing refereed journal publications and books; and (9) Writing statements of work, interacting with contractors, evaluating contract & grant proposals, participating in contract negotiations, and (10) Serving as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).
Prepares all experimental, test development, validation, and evaluation methods, and analyses, interpretations, presentations and reports to be consistent with professional standards and generally accepted practices in the fields of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Performs work with substantial technical guidance and administrative supervision. Incumbent makes scientific and technical decisions regarding the direction, planning, and implementation of research projects in accordance with the policies of the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute and approval of the division manager. May receive general technical guidance from team coordinators responsible for projects to which the incumbent is assigned. Guidance is also provided through general supervisory controls, CAMI policies and procedures, and FAA regulations, instructions, and policies. Demonstrates commitment to and support of the agency's Model EEO Program and contributes to a productive, proficient, and hospitable workforce.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
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Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
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Reference OPMs Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for 0180 Psychology Series in conjunction with Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions.
Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with a major or equivalent in Psychology.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, to qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H (FG/GS 10-12) in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
may include but not limited to: experience identifying research requirements, objectives, and products for mission-critical occupations; designing and conducting studies, preparing reports, and presenting material on research projects which include the efficiency and performance of individuals, teams, or units involved in the research projects.
Applicants should provide examples of specialized experience in their work history.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).
Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: ****Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.
In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and Other Factors listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
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We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
1) Current or Former Federal employees are current/former permanent employees of another Federal agency (Competitive or Excepted Service) who have completed a one-year probationary period. Applicants claiming transfer or reinstatement eligibility must submit Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) or its equivalent to verify status. All applicants MUST provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which verifies current position, title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record. You may fax your SF-50 to 405-954-3003 or upload into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number.
2) EVHO - Veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. EVHO eligibles MUST upload or fax a copy of a DD Form 214 reflecting three (3) years of continuous active service and character of service to verify eligibility. All supporting documents must be uploaded or faxed to 405-954-3003 by the closing date of the announcement.
3) Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
4) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted.
5) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: ****6) Leave Enhancement:
FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.
7) If eligible, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will be paid in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration Travel Policy (FAATP).
8) TO CHECK RECEIPT OF FAXED DOCUMENTS, PLEASE ****.
This is not a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Documentation such as Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50),Transcripts, Veteran's documentation etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (405) 954-3003 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.
This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 180 series.
College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 180 series with the FAA.
College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 180 series.
If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.
If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.
If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system ****If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: ****Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are those veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of Received
by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of Received
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IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.
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Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
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Employer's name and address
Supervisor name and phone number
Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.
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Open & closing dates:
08/06/2018 to 08/20/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$74,228 to $115,042 per year Salary includes locality pay of 15.37%.