Engineering Research Psychologist
Serves as an Engineering Research Psychologist team member within the Flight Deck Human Factors Research Laboratory.
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Formulates, plans, conducts, and reports on high-priority programs of applied research concerned with measuring the efficiency/performance of individuals, teams, or work units employed by the Federal Aviation Administration while in training or on the job. Develops, plans, and accomplishes research of an applied psychological nature 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.
Performs as a Principal Investigator by: collaborating with managers of FAA strategic business units to identify applied research requirements, objectives, and products for mission-critical occupations; Negotiating priorities, program activities, and funding resources with sponsors, program managers, and division managers to fulfill the research requirements and objectives and deliver research products in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Applies experience and detailed technical knowledge, informs the laboratory manager concerning work group organization, personnel assignments within the program, personnel performance, training needs and recognition. Oversees and/or consults with work groups by providing technical expertise. Provides timely, responsive and persuasive project briefings and presentations at multiple levels within the FAA and to the general scientific community.
Documents study findings in scientific reports to the general scientific community. Contributes to scientific literature by writing articles for refereed journal publications and books. Writes statements of work, interacts with contractors, evaluates contract and grant proposals, participates in contract negotiations, and serves as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). Prepares all experimental, test development, validation, and evaluation methods, and analyses, interpret findings for presentation and prepares reports consistent with professional standards and generally accepted practices in the fields of psychology and human factors.
Work is reviewed periodically during assignments and at completion to ensure timeliness and technical compliance with the requirements of the project or other work activity. Established policies/procedures provide guidance of most assignments, but allow some discretion to select the most appropriate approach.
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.
This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) Required
Please refer to Required Documents Section in announcement.
Travel Required: 3% - 5% Domestic
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Reference OPM 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-G 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.
may include but not limited to: experience in designing, executing, overseeing research, and analyzing data (e.g. identifying and describing researchable problems and requirements, developing plans and integrating other personnel into a research team, or preparing detailed research plans or statements of work as required by regulations and policies) in relevant areas of the social and behavioral sciences; and presenting material on research projects.
Applicants should provide examples of specialized experience in their work history.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree, gained from an accredited college or university. The education should provide the knowledge and skills required to do the work of the position.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION &
*may be qualifying for this position. Refer to OPM Operating Manual Qualification Standard at ****for more information.
Information Regarding KSAs:
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 priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
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.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may uploadthese documents with your application in USAJOBS or **** (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 equivalency 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.
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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.
Candidates may also apply and be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility for the following special appointing authority(s):
**-Disabled Veteran with 30% or more disability
Persons with Targeted Disabilities (PWTD)
Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)**
To be considered, you must submit: a separate application package referencing the Special Appointing Authority and the vacancy announcement number and documentation that provides evidence of eligibility for the special appointing authority. The application package MUST be faxed to 405-954-3003 and submitted by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If your application package is mailed it must be received by the closing date of the announcement.
Please visit the web links below for specific information and documentation requirements for each special appointing authority.
Disabled Veteran with 30% or more disability - ****Persons with Targeted Disabilities (PWTD) - ****Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) - ****NOTES:
1) Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
2) 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.
3) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: ****4) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. Please following the instructions listed in the announcement.
5) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
6) TO CONFIRM 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 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.
PLEASE NOTE: If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to appointment.
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 claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference:
You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
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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Open & closing dates:
08/03/2018 to 08/16/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$61,711 to $95,656 per year Salary Includes locality Payment of 15.37%.