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Research Psychologist

HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies Fort Belvoir, VA
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Research Psychologist
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##### Department of the Army

HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

08/30/2019 to 09/13/2019

- ##### Service

Competitive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 13

- ##### Salary

$99,172 to $128,920 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

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Fort Belvoir, VA

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.

##### Telework eligible

No

- Duties
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### Summary

**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.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

- Develop research plans and integrate into a larger program of
research.
- 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

No

##### Promotion Potential

None

- #### Job family (Series)

0180 Psychology

#### Similar jobs

- Human Resources Psychologists
- Management Psychologists
- Psychologists
- Psychologists, All Other
- Psychologists, Human Resources
- Psychologists, Management

- Requirements
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### Conditions of Employment

- 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

### Qualifications

**Who May Apply: US Citizens**

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
(GS-12).

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 areas:
- Analysis and Research
- Education and Training
- Planning and Evaluating
- Program Management

### Education

**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,
visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

### Additional information

- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- 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.
- You may claim military spouse preference.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market
Supplement.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you
are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your
agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced
employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive
selection priority for this position. To receive selection
priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be
rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the
appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To
be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority
applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the
position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional
information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition
Resources website.
- 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
https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018\_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 Government
Interest.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, the automated system will assign
an initial rating to your application based on your responses to the
online questionnaire. A review of your application package (resume,
supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be
used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements
listed on this announcement. Your application may be quality
reviewed by human resource professionals, federal managers, or
subject-matter experts. Your initial rating may be adjusted during
the quality review process. Your resume must support your responses
to the self-assessment questions or your final rating may be
adversely affected. The best-qualified candidates will be referred
to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview. Please
ensure your resume provides enough detail to support your answers to
the questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully when
applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive
awards in your resume as that information may be taken into
consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be
required to provide supporting documentation.

**Basis for Rating:** Qualified candidates will be assigned to one
of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and
Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of
non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

- Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional
skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum
requirements for the announced position.
- Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good
skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the
announced position.
- Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum
experience requirements for the announced position.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Secret

##### Drug test required

No

##### Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

##### Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness

- Required Documents
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The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or
not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A
complete description of preference categories and the associated
required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume,
your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which
prove your eligibility to apply. **If you fail to provide these
documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application
package and you will not be considered any further.**

**1. Your resume:**

- Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the
specialized experience described in this announcement.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate
material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and
qualification determinations and you may not be considered for
this vacancy.
- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours
worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week
and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your
resume does not contain this information, your application may
be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration
for this position.
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

**2. Other supporting documents:**
- Cover Letter, optional
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
- **Transcripts:** This position has an individual occupational
requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for
experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you
MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application
package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and
License.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to
include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human
Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military
orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information
for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to
remove another person's personal information before you submit your
application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of
the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
#### 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.

- Benefits
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Review our benefits

- How to Apply
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To apply for this position, you must complete the online
questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the
**Required Documents** section above.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)
on 09/13/2019 to receive consideration

- To begin, click **Apply** to access the online application. You
will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If
you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one
before beginning the application
(https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10592526).
- Follow the prompts to **select your r?sum? and/or other
supporting documents** to be included with your application
package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional
documents to include in your application before it is submitted.
Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the
virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,
complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem
appropriate and **click to continue with the application
process.**
- You will be taken to the online application which you must
complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online
application, verify the required documentation is included with
your application package, and submit the application. **You must
re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS
account or your application will be incomplete.**
- It is your responsibility to verify that your application
package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the
closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to
clear the virus scan.
- Additional information on how to complete the online application
process and submit your online application may be found on the
USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS
account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your
applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application
Status will appear along with the date your application was last
updated. For information on what each Application Status means,
visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

### Agency contact information

### Army Applicant Help Desk

##### Phone

(000)000-0000

##### Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

##### Website

https://portal.chra.army.mil/hr\_public?id=form\_public&sys\_id=-1&table=u\_application\_inquiry\_staging

##### Address

HT-APF-W04901 ARI RSCH UNIT ARL
DO NOT MAIL
Arlington, VA 22202
US

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message
acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package
will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and
quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be
ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no
further consideration.

- Fair & Transparent
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544258000. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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