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Salary: $117 776 - 153 113 per year
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
You will serve as a RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST in NAVHLTHRSCHCEN SDIEGO. This announcement uses the Expansion of Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.


You will obtain relevant approvals, oversees efforts to obtain or collect relevant data and to conduct appropriate statistical data analysis. You will review the scientific literature to locate and critically evaluate research reports relevant to risk factors for psychological and behavioral health problems among service members and their families. Investigate risk and resilience factors for adverse outcomes, and/or for the development of interventions to promote health and readiness and for the design of research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions. Submit proposals to funding agencies in order to obtain funding to conduct research that will illuminate risk and protective factors for adverse outcomes among service members and their families. Develop and evaluate health promotion interventions to optimize health and performance of military personnel and their families, in addition to inform Navy, Department of Defense (DoD), and civilian research communities.


  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.
  • Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.
  • A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.
  • Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess Degree: major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology. (Transcripts and Certification must be attached; failure to possess this factor WILL result in an ineligible rating). POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you MUST submit a complete copy of their transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Failure to submit this information WILL result in an ineligible rating. In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Managing short term, single year and multi-year appropriations to include key benchmarks required for Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) funds, specifically RDT&E appropriations specifically geared towards efforts performed by contractors and government installations to develop equipment, material, or computer application software; efforts performed in support of scientific research studies; and Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) of funds in support of such efforts. Providing executive level leadership by developing and maintaining internal and higher echelon partnerships. Explaining financial principles, policies, procedures, and laws to staff members and organizational leaders. Navigating complex organizational change. Motivating and inspiring team members. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF Psychology Series 0180 (opm.gov). Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


There is not a substitution of education for the GS-13 position.


  • Address NAVHLTHRSCHCEN SDIEGO 140 Sylvester Road San Diego, CA 92106-3521 US
  • Name: Department of Navy EIC
  • Email: [email protected]


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