Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
- Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
- Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
- Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based
Joining the Secret Service, Office of Human Resources, HR Research and Assessment Division allow you to draw upon your expertise in research methodology and assessment development to provide effective Human Resources (HR) assessment strategies and services required for the maintenance of the agency’s Human Resources assessment programs. Apply for this exciting opportunity to attract and recruit applicants for the Special Agent, Uniformed Officers, Administrative, Professional and Technical positions, student programs and persons with disabilities. This Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist position starts at a salary of $114,590 (GS-14, step 1), with potential to $148,967 (GS-14, step 10). For more information on the Secret Service click here. For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.
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The selectee will serve as a Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist in the Office of Human Resources, HR Research and Assessment Division. Typical work assignments include:
- Performs the full range of supervisory functions: interviews candidates for position vacancies; provides technical and administrative support for employees in consultation with the division chief; evaluates employee performance; reviews evaluation reports and prepares performance standards.
- Develops special-purpose tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs.
- Performs all phases of the research process, including problem definition, planning, execution, analysis, interpretation and reporting results; determines the proper interpretation and use of research findings and identifies implications to workforce initiatives; develops new approaches, methods, techniques and hypotheses related to assigned projects; and creates data collection plans for testing before use in large scale data collection programs. Ensures mandated DHS laws, rules and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on Human Resources management and development.
- Collects data for use in organizational planning, recruitment, selection, staff utilization, and to develop measures to survey employee morale, productivity, or similar matters.
- Writes technical reports to document all components of the assessment development process, conducts research studies and presents findings that meet the needs of the Secret Service and complies with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and other professional guidelines. Provides formal and informal scientific consultation and advice to the supervisor, researcher, and agency officials.
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