April 2016 Meeting/Webcast: Dr. Joy Oliver & Kristy Townsend

  • 04/27/2016
  • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  • McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City

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The Jack of all Trades: Unique Applications of Job Analysis in the Federal Government

Joy Oliver, PhD, SHRM-SCP

Managing Research Psychologist at SRA International

Kristy Townsend, MS

Senior Human Capital Consultant at SRA International

Kristopher Fulks, M.A.

Data Analyst at CSRA

Details:   

  • Networking starts at 4:15
  • Presentation from 4:30-5:30
  • Food included on-site
  • Email questions for the presenter to vp.ptcmw@gmail.com by 12pm ET the day before
Location: McCormick & Schmick's Crystal City   
  • Crystal City Shops, 2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202 (map)
  • Metro Access and Parking Available

Abstract: 

Job analysis is often taught in introduction to industrial-organizational seminars solely in the context of creating selection or assessment instruments because of the legal mandates related to validity evidence. However, job analysis techniques are useful for initiatives across all phases of the human resources lifecycle in organizations. We will discuss a few examples of the utility of job analysis techniques for different projects in different stages of the HR lifecycle within various Federal agencies.

Speaker Bios: 

Joy Oliver, PhD, SHRM-SCP, has over 13 years of experience conducting industrial-organizational and applied psychology research and consulting to help Federal agencies meet their needs in market research, staffing, selection, assessment, and strategic human capital management. In her current role, she serves as a managing research psychologist at SRA International, a CSRA Company. Joy has served on multiple committees within SIOP, including the International Affairs Committee (IAC), the Professional Practice Committee (PPC), and most recently, the Education & Training Committee (E&T). As part of her work with the SIOP PPC, she collaborated with multiple co-authors (including PTC members) to develop competency models for the various career paths in industrial-organizational psychology.

Prior to joining SRA in 2012, she worked as a Research Scientist for HumRRO and as a postdoctoral research associate for the National Research Council’s Research Associateship Program (NRC RAP) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). She received her doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and was a Fulbright Fellow to the Netherlands.

Kristopher Fulks, M.A., is a data analyst at CSRA.

Kristy Townsend, MS, is a Senior Human Capital Consultant at SRA, with over 10 years of experience providing support to Federal agencies in the areas of instructional design, organizational development, competency management, and workforce planning. Ms. Townsend is currently the lead for the Career Development and Sustainment task for the MyCareer@VA program, assisting in the management of a large and diverse team of career development, training, marketing, communications, evaluation, and technical experts to operate and maintain the vast career development and training resources provided in this program. Ms. Townsend has a Masters of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources. She has worked with other clients such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, HR Academy; Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Labor-Management Relations; General Services Administration, Chief Financial Officers Council (CFOC); General Services Administration, Office of Government-Wide Policy; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Training and Logistics; Department of Homeland Security; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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