Research Psychologist


Vacancy ID: 741870   Announcement Number: SWEX12123456741475   USAJOBS Control Number: 325843600

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 741870


1. Title of Job

Research Psychologist


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

How did you find out about this position?  Your response will help us to focus future recruitment efforts to areas which work well to reach talented applicants.
822 Army Civilian Service website (www.armycivilianservice.com)
823 USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov)
824 Social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook (please identify social media source in the box below)
825 Another internet source (please identify internet source in the box below)
826 Job supervisor
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828 Job Fair (please identify job fair location in the box below)
829 School Placement/Career Office
830 Employment Office
831 Advertisement (please identify advertisement source in the box below)

Please use the box below to provide any additional information, or to identify where or from whom you first heard about the vacancy if your source is not listed above. 
12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select the occupational specialty code. The specialty code for this position is 001. Please note that you must select the specialty code before proceeding to the next question.

 

Code is defined below:

 

001 - Merit promotion. This includes current Federal civilian employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.  As specified in the "Who May Apply" section of this announcement, this category may also include VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service; applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below),  and persons with disabilities.


001 Research Psychologist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


201823103 Fort Leavenworth, KS

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government or Status for referral consideration. Please respond yes or no to the following questions. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

A- Yes
B- No

1. Current Army Civilian Employee - I am a current Army employee with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1") (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

2. I am a current TRADOC employee - I am a current Army TRADOC employee with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1") (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

3. Appointment of Certain Military Spouses, E.O. 13473 - You are eligible for this hiring category if you are: a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who has orders specifying a permanent change of station (not for training); OR a spouse of a 100% disabled service member injured while on active duty; OR the un-remarried widow or widower of a service member who was killed while performing active duty.
Eligibility for this appointment is limited to a maximum of 2 years from the date of the applicable documentation for the permanent change of station, 100% disability, or death. Please provide the date of your documentation in your Resume.
Spouses eligible based on a permanent change of duty station are limited to the geographic area as specified in the permanent change of station orders. This includes the surrounding area which people reasonably can be expected to travel daily to and from work. Please provide the city, state or country of the new duty station of your sponsor's relocation in your Resume.
Supporting documentation may include the following depending on eligibility type: The service member's permanent change of station orders, including a statement authorizing the spouse to accompany the member to the permanent duty station, the specific location to which the member is assigned, reassigned, or transferred to permanent change of station orders, and the effective date of the permanent change of station; verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage); verification of the member's 100% disability; and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty. (NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your spouse's PCS orders, or VA disability rating, or DD-1300 and Death Certificate, as applicable with your application/resume package.)

4. 30% Disabled Veteran - I am a disabled veteran rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more or a disabled veteran who retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30% or more; AND my discharge was under conditions other than dishonorable. (NOTE: If you respond "yes" to this statement, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA), or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that you have a service-connected disability of 30% or more along with your application/resume package.)

5. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served 3 or more years of continuous active duty service in the military (NOTE: if released shortly before completing a 3-year tour, you are considered to meet this eligibility); OR I am a preference eligible; AND my discharge was performed under honorable conditions.  NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement [your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, and character of discharge] as part of your application package.

6. Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) - I am a disabled veteran; or a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or I have separated from active duty within the past 3 years; AND my discharge was under honorable conditions.  NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement [your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, and character of discharge] and proof of any preference eligibility as part of your application package. Applicants eligible under the VRA appointing authority may be appointed to any grade level for which qualified up to GS-11 or equivalent.

7. Executive Order 12721 - I have worked as an Appropriated Fund Federal employee AND am a family member of an appropriate sponsor (a Federal civilian employee, a Federal NAF employee, or a member of an uniformed service) while serving in an overseas area.  I have completed 52 weeks of creditable service; received a fully successful or better (or equivalent) performance rating; and I am submitting this application within 3 years of returning to the U.S. from the overseas tour of duty.
(NOTE:  If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent non-award SF-50's and performance appraisal).

8. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former Federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD Federal agency (e.g. IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of this vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and if they are found to be well-qualified for this vacancy. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you MUST submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. Also, you must submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application/resume package.)

Thank you for your interest in a Research Psychologist position with Department of the Army. We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. The Psychology series has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. Please select the response below that best identifies your education to meet the basic entry qualification requirements to perform work as a Research Psychologist, GS-0180-13.

A. I have a bachelors degree or higher in psychology or a related field for all specializations EXCEPT clinical and counseling psychology. (Transcripts are required at the time of application)
B. I do not possess the education described above.

2. Select the one statement below that best describes the experience you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Research Psychologist at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which includes three of the five: conducting studies, planning research, laboratory/field testing, applying statistical techniques or analyzing data.
B. I have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (Please note you must attach a copy of your transcripts).
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one (1) year; and I have less than the full education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 54. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify) (Transcripts are required with your application).
D. My experience is not reflected in the above statements.

3. Select the one statement below that best describes the experience you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Research Psychologist at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service which includes three of the five: conducting cognitive studies, preparing program proposals, applying advanced statistical techniques, delivering scientific briefings and managing fiscal or other resources.
B. I do not possess the required specialized experience as described above.

This position has requirements which must be met prior to employment, and conditions for continued employment. Your answers to the questions in this section will indicate your understanding of, or possession of, these requirements and conditions.

4. This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance. Are you able to obtain and maintain a security clearance?

A. Yes, I am able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
B. No, I am not able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance

5. Up to 25% temporary duty travel (TDY) is a requirement for this position. Are you able and willing to travel up to 25% of duty time?

A. Yes, I am able and willing to travel up to 25% of duty time.
B. No, I am not able and willing to travel up to 25% of duty time.

6. This position requires an initial and annual completion of a confidential Statement of Affiliations and Financial Interest. Are you willing to complete an initial and annual confidential Statement of Affiliations and Financial Interest?

A. Yes, I am willing to complete an initial and annual confidential Statement of Affiliations and Financial Interest.
B. No, I am not willing to complete an initial and annual confidential Statement of Affiliations and Financial Interest.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Apply problem solving techniques to assess or define issues of organizations and people at work.

8. Analyze existing research in workforce knowledge to identify a wide range of issues addressing gaps in workforce.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

9. Perform job analysis to identify workplace requirements.

10. Conduct empirical research to gather evidence or collect data.

11. Conduct empirical research to analyze/design job requirements.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

12. Develop study/research protocols in accordance with standardized procedures to minimize threats to validity.

13. Develop study/research protocols in accordance with standardized procedures to ensure the protection of human subjects per the Code of Federal Regulations (Parts 22, 37, 108, 219 of title 32).

14. Design methods of research to obtain an understanding of behavioral science.

15. Develop process improvement survey questions to collect data.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

16. Develop assessment tools to identify weaknesses within a workforce.

17. Validate tests/measures of human performance, potential, attitudes and related characteristics to use in personnel management, training, education, and program evaluation.

18. Analyze data to describe behavioral phenomena or performance.

19. Conduct inferential testing to test models of multivariate relationships.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your education and/or experience. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

20. Communicate with others to obtain/verify information.

21. Explain research findings to management to convey impacts.

22. Coordinate project work with team members, chain of command, support personnel and stake-holders to develop research criteria.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

23. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.Top of Form

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