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Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, PhD - Full Performance

Company: National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

WE ARE THE NRO The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) focuses on designing, building, launching, and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. - Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: - our Nation and its Citizens. - Visit us at . Basic Eligibility For A Position With The NRO

You must be a U.S. CitizenYou must be 18 years of age or olderYou must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearanceYou will be subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testingYou will be subject to pre-employment and periodic polygraph examinationsFederal Employee Vaccination Requirement - To ensure compliance with nationwide COVID-19 vaccine protocols, please visit to review the latest guidance.Where You Will Work Response The NRO Office of Human Resources (OHR) is seeking a PhD level Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologist to serve as a HR Specialist in its Workforce Strategy Group (WSG). WSG develops, oversees, and supports the achievement of the NRO Enterprise-wide Workforce Strategy and related strategic plans and efforts, and leads the NRO's Strategic Workforce Planning analyses and reporting. The I/O Psychologist/HR Specialist (I/OP HRS) serves as a key and influential member of the WSG team. WSG leads highly visible, impactful, and innovative projects and programs focused on: the NRO Workforce Strategy and cascading strategic plans; Strategic Workforce Planning-focused programs; strategic communication with the NRO workforce, NRO leadership, Intelligence Community (IC), and various oversight entities regarding various NRO strategic plans, advancements, and accomplishments; NRO organizational health and culture analyses and assessments; organizational and employee life cycle-related survey development, execution, and evaluation; and potential strategic integrations with the IC, Department of Defense (DoD), and federal government. The I/OP HRS will maintain awareness of best practices for organizational workforce strategy and strategic workforce planning, and adapt/customize these best practices for application at the NRO. In coordination with the Chief of WSG (C/WSG), Deputy Chief of WSG (DC/WSG), and WSG team, the I/OP HRS - will provide support for the execution of NRO, OHR, and WSG priorities, activities, and deliverables.Your resume may be considered for other positions which your skills and experience may be a good match. This is a full-time position that is open until filled. Who May Apply
This position is open to the public.Federal government employees MUST currently be at the grade level or higher as indicated in this announcement. This is NOT a promotion opportunity for current Federal government employees. If selected for the position, Federal government employees will transition laterally at their current grade level and step.Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade per IAW DoD 1400.25 Volume 2006.The NRO is only accepting external applicants for this job announcement. Current NRO Cadre employees should apply internally.What You Will Be Doing
Support the C/WSG, DC/WSG, and WSG team in the management of and/or contribution toward a portfolio of projects regarding research, analysis, design, delivery, and/or evaluation of strategic human capital activities and initiatives that may impact/be impacted by: strategic workforce planning, learning and training, competency-based management, skill and talent gap assessment and closure, organizational design, recruitment and hiring, training and development, performance management, succession planning, workforce demographics, workforce diversity and inclusion, career pathing/planning, workforce development, position allocation and management, workforce policies, organizational culture, organizational change management, strategic communications, and survey/assessment design, execution, and evaluation.Illuminate organizational dynamics by designing and executing scientifically defensible quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method data-gathering, analysis, and data management efforts of varying complexity and using a wide range of data-driven methods. Possible topical areas include leader perceptions, employee and candidate engagement, workforce program effectiveness, and the impact of culture on organizational change and performance. Review cutting edge and best practice programs in government, industry/private sector, academia, and professional associations to benchmark successful practices, programs, and data/analysis. Leverage creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and influence to translate these practices into internal programs that enhance the ability of the NRO workforce to achieve its mission. Recommend innovative or novel means of analyzing, conveying, visualizing, and presenting data to technical and non-technical audiences to achieve clarity and understanding. Identify and capture workforce trend data, ensure data/analysis limitations are identified and accurately conveyed in reports and briefs, and identify challenges, risks, root causes, and opportunities with datasets and recommend solutions.Support the development, review, editing, and delivery of a wide range of internal and external deliverables to oversight entities, leadership teams, and IC and DoD partner organizations.Support WSG responses and contributions to the NRO's and OHR Front Office's ad hoc requests and for informational/data calls and queries for internal and external partners and oversight entities.Liaise with NRO Parent Element (PE) and Directorate and Office (D&O) representatives to discover unique organizational and workforce dynamics impacting discrete and overall aspects of the NRO workforce strategy, and recommend and initiate partnership and research opportunities to advance the goal of understanding and promoting shared values, vision, and practices where appropriate. - Maintain flexibility and quality in light of changing prioritizations across multiple simultaneous demands, deliverables, and customers.Utilize subject matter expertise to complement, enhance, and review/edit WSG government and contractor team work products prior to delivery to internal and external stakeholders while ensuring consistency of presentation in established/approved deliverables and maintaining alignment with milestones, deadlines, and priorities.What You Need
PhD in Industrial, Organizational, I/O Psychology, or closely related field from an accredited college/university.Knowledge of organizational culture and dynamics, organizational design, strategy, change management, strategic workforce planning, and assessment initiatives and activitiesSkill and experience in designing, executing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative research on organizational culture and performance, management and employee relationships, military and civilian interactions, and similar dynamicsAbility to clearly connect data to conclusions and explain assumptions and limits of researchAbility to leverage technology to produce insightful, grounded data visualization and clear and compelling briefs, white papers, talking points, and other deliverablesKnowledge of federal human capital lifecycle and of federal, IC, DoD, and NRO HR policies, processes, practices, and systemsSkill and experience in managing projects and programs, especially research projects and programs, of varying size, depth, breadth, and focus, including scoping and planning, documentation, quality review/control, resource management, schedule, and evaluationAbility to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate robust and effective organizational assessment activities and initiatives, and providing customized insights into tactical/operational steps for strategic transformationAbility to confidently brief senior-level leadership in ambiguous and potentially contentious analytical findingsSkill and experience consulting and interacting productively with Military, federal civilian, academic, and private industry and academia members and leaders regarding organizational and human relational dynamics as these apply to workforce strategy and strategic workforce planningAbility to build collaborative, consultative, and effective relationships across the NRO, IC, and DoD organizationsAbility to manage multiple tasks and often rapidly-shifting priorities with short, competing timelines and deliverables Ability to leverage advanced oral and written communication skills, especially to negotiate with and influence othersAbility to be a creative and critical thinker, develop solutions, and facilitate problem solvingQualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities -necessary to successfully perform - and is typically in or directly related to the -duties of the position as described above. -Experience must be reflected in your resume. - Other Information
Overtime Statement: - MAY be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.Travel Statement: - MAY be required to travel in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.Financial Disclosure: - MAY be required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will be required to file annually.Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) coded positions: -If selected for a DAWIA coded position, the incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position. Individual shall maintain, at a minimum 80 continuous Learning Points every 24 months via the services acquisition management system. DAWIA requirements may be located at the . Geographic Mobility Agreement: MAY be subject to directed reassignment as required to address mission effectiveness, and/or career development.Information Assurance (IA): Must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment.Emergency Essential: Certain positions MAY be deemed emergency essential and incumbents must be willing to meet all position requirements.LocationChantilly, VA 20151Salary2022 salary range for the Washington, DC area: GG-12 -$89,834 - $116,788. -**This position is a Full performance level DCIPS position. The NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and current Federal Government employees for this position. - To qualify for the position, Federal government employees MUST currently be at the GG - 12 grade level and may ONLY apply for a lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step. -Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade per IAW DoD 1400.25 Volume 2006.Hiring IncentivesThe NRO may offer hiring incentives and other entitlements at management's discretion.Trial PeriodAll new will be required to serve a 2-year trial period. Veterans' PreferenceDoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Vol 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. - If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must submit documents verifying your eligibility upon request.Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe 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.
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