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Research Psychologist

HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Expired: June 10, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Research Psychologist
Department of the Army
HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies
US Army Research Institute

  • ##### Open & closing dates
09/05/2019 to 09/19/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 13
  • ##### Salary
$99,172 to $128,920 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Fort Belvoir, VA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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About the Position:
You will be working in the Emerging Research Unit (ERU) at the US
Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. You
will explore and expand research on team performance, team
effectiveness, team resilience, and other emerging research topics.
Researchers should expect to develop and apply sound research
designs, prepare and execute research plans, perform data analysis,
and document/publish findings. Management prefers an I/O background.
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  • Develop research plans and integrate into a larger program of
  • Provide guidance to other research psychologists at lower grades
and provide guidance to operational personnel in the preparation
and execution of evaluations and tests.
  • Develop valid and reliable data collection methods using both
experimental based observations and subjective instruments.
  • Perform and/or oversee data reduction and analysis and write
reports describing the completed research.
  • Review reports of other scientists and contract personnel for
quality, accuracy, professional standards, and compliance with
regulations and style manuals.
  • Prepare and provide briefs after receiving minimal input from
the unit chief and/or team leader.
Travel Required
25% or less - Up to 25% business travel required.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0180 Psychology
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial
Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment
authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You
will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and
to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories
you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of
document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Civilian Employees of the Organization
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee
  • Disabled Veteran w/ a Service-Connected Disability, More than
10%, Less than 30%
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities
Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience
requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community;
student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying
experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly
describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education,
your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for a Research Psychologist:
Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) with a major or
equivalent in psychology.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify for
this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
listed below:
Experience required: To qualify based on your experience, your
resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared
you to do the work in this job.
Specialized experience is defined as: executing and managing
research (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 behavioral and social sciences (e.g., personnel, training,
leader development, human resources, and human relations). This
definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at
the next lower grade/level position in the federal service
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet
the qualification requirement using experience alone--no
substitution of education for experience is permitted.You will be
evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in
the following areas:
  • Analysis and Research
  • Education and Training
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Program Management
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General
Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks
of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show the education credentials have been
evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at
a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,
Additional information
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial
Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department
of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested
in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in
the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 16 - Engineers and Scientist
(Non-Construction) position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit\05%20Relocation%20Allowances\0.pdf
for more information.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized,
subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an
agency determination that a PCS move is in the Governmen...

HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies


Fort Belvoir, VA
22060 USA