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  • 07/28/2021 7:04 AM | Anonymous

    Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Location: Remote

    How to Apply: Email resume with “Assessment Solutions Internship” subject line to adrian.lewis@aon.com

    About the Organization

    Aon is the world's premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm, with offices in more than 120 countries. Within Human Capital Solutions, our team offers assessment solutions to solve problems across many types of organizations and industries (e.g., Retail, Technology, Financial Services, Aviation and Transportation, Public Sector). As an intern, you will report to one of our experienced consultants, who will mentor you and provide you with challenging, real world business experience. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of projects and activities to learn extensively about consulting and best practices in the field of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology. The environment is flexible and supportive, giving interns the ability to work remotely and vary working hours based on a school schedule. All interns will be provided with an Aon computer. Interns must have access to a working phone for internal and client calls. Phone charges, internet, etc. for those working remotely are not reimbursed.

    About the Job

    Position Summary

    Interns assist consulting project teams by performing activities to support the development, validation, and implementation of various assessment solutions for clients. Typical activities include research, competency development, job analysis, assessment development (e.g., role plays, simulations, case studies, interview guides), scoring assessments, focus groups, presentations, opportunities for supporting business development, item writing, data analysis, technical documentation, and providing support to consultants on client calls and meetings. This position focuses on assessment within both selection and development contexts.

    Hours and Term

    Interns at Aon work as contract employees and a typical internship lasts from 1-2 years. The internship begins with an initial 6-month term. At the end of the 6 months, the intern will be given the option to extend contingent on a satisfactory performance review with their manager. Hours are 30 to 40 per week (depending on student's schedule and Aon's client needs), with a requirement for the intern to have 50%+ availability during daytime business hours.

    Pay

    The pay schedule is as follows:

    • Starting wage $22 per hour.
    • Increases are made at the manager’s discretion, with Service Line Leader approval. Any raises are based on performance and level of achievement in M.A. or Ph.D. program (e.g., defending Master’s thesis) and occurs on a 12-month schedule.

    Job Requirements

    Principle Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support in developing custom assessment content, such as situational judgment items, simulation content, case studies, interview guides, and role plays, as well as custom selection and development reports.
    • Participate in job analysis and content validation focus groups.
    • Coordinate and execute logistical aspects of projects, communicating with clients as needed.
    • Develop, review, and revise materials (e.g., data collection tools, competency models, validation results, assessment materials, reports, trainings) to reflect client specific needs.
    • Interpret and explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience, using your knowledge of selection and assessment.
    • Develop client presentations for project kickoffs and results report outs (e.g., job analysis, validation, account reviews).
    • Create technical documentation in accordance with professional guidelines and standards.
    • As skills develop, may have opportunities to manage project work streams and/or work in areas of specific interest (e.g., validation analyses, product development, business development).

    Required Skills

    • Strong written and verbal communication; ability to explain complex or technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
    • High level of attention to detail
    • Ability to take ownership over tasks, demonstrate resourcefulness, and drive work and projects forward
    • Ability to set priorities and holding oneself accountable to meet deadlines
    • Ability to collaborate with others from both I-O and non-I-O backgrounds (e.g., HR, IT, etc.)
    • Ability to draw conclusions and make inferences using available information and data
    • Knowledge of selection and assessment methods and best practices
    • Proficiency in MS programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Experience with data analysis and statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, R) preferred but not required

    Required Qualifications

    Enrolled in a M.A. or Ph.D. program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or a related field (e.g., Social-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development)

    Application Instructions

    Email resume with “Assessment Solutions Internship” subject line to adrian.lewis@aon.com.
  • 07/19/2021 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    Department of Human Resources, City of Chicago

    Location: Chicago, IL

    How to Apply: Please see instructions below.

    Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm CST on August 9 , 2021. No exceptions will be made.

    Salary: $70,140

    Pay Basis: Yearly

    Under general supervision, designs and develops pre-employment and promotional tests and other selection procedures tools to screen, evaluate and select job candidates that will provide City of Chicago government with a qualified workforce, ensuring tests are reliable, valid and fairly administered, and performs related duties as required.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Works with Testing Manager in designing and developing hiring related tests including online and paper-pencil tests, physical demonstration, and centrally administered tests
    • Develops guidelines and protocols for the administration, scoring and interpretation of hiring related tests including pre-employment tests designed and/or administered by external vendors 
    • Conducts statistical analysis to determine psychometric properties of tests and items, test validity, reliability and adverse impact 
    • Consults with subject matter experts and departmental managers to analyze job requirements and content to establish criteria for test development 
    • Develops pre-employment tests and rating systems used to assess job competency requirements for employment hiring and promotions
    • Develops structured interviews and rating scales (i.e. Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales)
    • Provides technical assistance to hiring departments responsible for administering tests, and to vendors hired to design and/or administer tests on behalf of the City
    • Develops Requests for Proposals (RFP) identifying scope of services for the procurement of tests and related services
    • Facilitates meetings and/or focus groups with subject matter experts to identify and assess selection procedures and tests to be used to screen applicants for hire
    • Drafts technical and progress reports documenting the test development process 
    • Participates in the review and evaluation of proposals from testing consultants for the selection of testing services 
    • Acts as a liaison between testing consultants and city personnel to facilitate the development and administration of tests
    • Prepares correspondence in response to various inquiries from legal counsel, union officials and candidates relating to the city’s testing policies, tests administered, and test scores

    NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 

    Location:  121 N. LaSalle

    Days:          Monday - Friday

    Hours:       8:30am to 4:30pm

    NOTE:  Employee must be able to work early/late and weekend hours to accommodate testing schedule

     THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE

    Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Testing and Measurement or a directly related field.

    Candidates have until September 1, 2021 to have degree conferred.

    Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

    Education & Employment Verification:  Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

    NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

    NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.

    Selection Requirement: 

    This position requires applicants to complete an interview.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

    Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

    • Previous work experience in test development, test validation, psychometrics and testing theories
    • Proficiency with SPSS or similar statistical software (i.e. R)
    • Previous work statistical methods and procedures associated with test development
    • Previous work experience writing technical reports and Requests for Proposals (RFP’s)
    • Previous work experience in survey analysis
    • Previous work experience conducting job analysis interviews and reseraching comparative data to prepare analytical reports

    Application Instructions:  Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website:  www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

    Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application.  Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applicants will be accepted.

    Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

    If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or disabilityaccommodations@cityofchicago.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request. 

    Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm CST on August 9 , 2021. No exceptions will be made.

    ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT

    The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

  • 07/19/2021 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Amazon

    Location: Arlington Area, VA

    How to Apply: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1627049/technical-program-manager-ii?no_int_redir=1

    Global Talent Management (GTM) Science is an innovative organization that exists to propel Amazon HR towards being the most scientific HR organization on earth. The GTM Science mission is to use Science to assist and measurably improve every talent decision made at Amazon. We do this by discovering signals in workforce data, deploying statistical models into Amazon’s talent products, and guiding the broader GTM team to pursue high-impact opportunities with tangible returns. This multi-disciplinary approach spans capabilities, including: data engineering, reporting and analytics, research and behavioral sciences, and applied sciences such as economics and machine learning.

    We are seeking a Technical Program Manager with expertise in research methods in social science or similar research, including data collection and analysis methods in a variety of settings, and statistics. We are looking for someone who is passionate, resourceful, and driven to lead our research programs, drive innovation, and partner with product, tech, UIUX teams, and our decentralized line talent leaders to create new products and strategies that support the most critical components of this rapidly scaling operation. In this role, you will manage project deliverables for diverse stakeholders and in a fast paced work environment. You will do this by:

    · Designing research experiments and operational plans with a team of interdisciplinary scientists
    · Functionally decomposing complex research problems into simple, straight-forward applied solutions.
    · Interpreting statistical analyses for non-technical audiences
    · Documenting and communicating results to our highest level leaders
    · Driving change management and influence talent management leaders throughout the organization
    · Developing the strategic approach for discovery, delivery, and execution of improved GTM product solutions
    · Developing and execute research project plans, provide regular communications on them to key project stakeholders
    · Writing summaries of research findings and develop clear next steps action plans

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    · MA/MBA in IO Psychology, HR, Management & Leadership, Education, Experimental Psychology or related field
    · 5 years of experience managing Talent Management programs or projects
    · 2-3 years of experience conducting applied research
    · Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules
    · Can execute basic statistical analyses (ANOVA, T-test, Correlations)
    · Have expertise in qualitative research methodologies (interviews, focus groups, etc.)
    · Strong organizational skills, time management, and program management skills
    · Adaptable, creative, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment
    · Experience with Qualtrics, Excel, Survey tools
    · Excellent written and oral communication skills

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    · PhD in IO Psychology, HR, Management & Leadership, Education, Experimental Psychology or related field
    · 5 years managing Talent Management programs or projects
    · Skilled science communicator (both written and verbal) and convey technical information to a non-technical audience
    · Experience leading complex (beginning to end) research projects with multiple stakeholders
    · Experience providing thought leadership and consultation
    · Experience in at least one statistics program (SPSS, R, SAS, Stata, Python, etc.)

  • 07/12/2021 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    BetterUp

    Location: Remote (Anywhere in U.S.)

    How to Apply: https://www.betterup.com/about-us/careers?gh_jid=2337690

    BetterUp is a mobile-based coaching platform that brings personalized professional coaching to employees at all levels. We help managers lead better, teams perform better, and employees thrive personally and inspire professionally. Our mission is to help professionals everywhere pursue their lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion. Our product was developed by a team of leading behavioral scientists, researchers, and technologists to bring evidence-based learning to professionals everywhere. We’re already transforming the way companies approach talent development at high-performing organizations like Genentech, Mars, LinkedIn, and Workday. Let’s build together! 

    At BetterUp you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with talented, motivated, and intellectually stimulating colleagues who thrive on helping organizations solve their most pressing behavioral business challenges. We work in a highly collaborative environment, where you are encouraged to creatively use all the resources available to you to solve problems and share these inventive solutions across the team.  In particular, you will be expected to seamlessly collaborate with colleagues across BetterUp to advance prospects and existing clients to purchasing decisions.

    Responsibilities:

    • On the foundation of your deep human capital knowledge and expertise, you will develop a deep knowledge of our solution to present to prospective customers how BetterUp can help organizations achieve their business objectives, reach breakthrough performance, and create an environment where all employees can thrive. 
    • You will apply your discovery and solution design skills to support the sales process. When necessary, you will also leverage your deep behavioral science knowledge to connect and share the science of BetterUp to the desired outcomes of the organization to drive efficacy and alignment. In post-sales, Solutions Consultants partner with the customer success team to bring to life the impact that BetterUp is having in their organizations, by connecting qualitative and quantitative data for powerful stories of impact. You will lead insight-driven conversations and inform overall strategy to continually add value to our partners. You will have the opportunity to shape the product and direction of BetterUp by communicating important feedback to our Product team based on your conversations with customers. 
    • You will also be able to create and share thought leadership through workshops, webinars, and speaking engagements at industry events that bring to life the science and practice of BetterUp’s.
    • Perform unrivaled professional discovery, presentation, communication, and influencing skills to C-Level Executives, interfacing with and selling to the office of the CHRO and CFO specifically.
    • Manage multiple projects and stakeholders concurrently.
    • Effectively explain complex scientific concepts to any audience in the form of clear, polished presentations and/or responses to questions and challenges.
    • Synthesize quantitative and qualitative data to create engaging insights and recommendations for prospects and clients.
    • Agility and comfort with ambiguity to adapt and adjust to the market, the state of the organization and quickly shifting priorities.

    If you have some or all of the following, please apply: 

    • M.A. with a minimum of 7 years of consulting and/or business experience, ideally within an HR department or equivalent or minimum or 5 years experience with a PhD in behavioral science or a related field (e.g., business, organizational leadership). 
    • Domain expertise in behavioral science AND HR and/or L&D. 
    • Facilitation and presentation skills, experience presenting to large audiences and executives.
    • Leadership experience in one or more of the following domains: diversity and inclusion, employee engagement surveys and strategy, performance management design, succession planning, M&A integration, org effectiveness COE.
    • Experience with engaging stakeholders at the executive level.
    • Challenger mindset to influence executives to think differently about people development.
    • Amazing storytelling capabilities, along with strong verbal and written communication.
    • Expertise and comfort working with quantitative and qualitative data (basic statistics, examining patterns, developing recommendations based on data).
    • Agility and comfort with ambiguity to adapt and adjust to the market, the state of the organization and quickly shifting priorities.
    • Highly collaborative to foster cross-team learning and drive team results.
    • Facilitation and presentation skills, experience presenting to large audiences.
    • Willingness to travel 30% time (should organizations start to open when travel becomes the norm).
    • Coaching experience is a plus.

    Benefits:

    • We provide amazing benefits, but if you ask the team, they’ll tell you that the greatest benefit we offer employees is an incredibly meaningful mission and transformative work.
    • Full coverage medical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Unlimited use, at your own discretion, vacation policy.
    • 13 paid annual holidays.
    • 5 BetterUp Inner Work days (https://www.betterup.co/inner-work).
    • 5 “Volunteer Days” to give back.
    • Professional development through BetterUp coaching for you and a significant other.
    • 401(k) self contribution.
    • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement.

    BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

  • 07/06/2021 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Independent Project Analysis (IPA)

    Location: Ashburn, VA

    How to Apply: Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to mailto:careers@ipaglobal.com

    Position Type: Full-time

    Are you passionate about applying an interest in organizational design or I/O psychology to real-world applications where you can see the benefit? Are you interested in learning about what makes capital projects really tick? Do you love making connections and solving puzzles or problems? Are you that rare combination of detailed and focused, yet you have broad interests and ideas? Do you enjoy analytical research work while also being comfortable in a client-facing role

    About the Role

    Independent Project Analysis (IPA) has an opening in our US office in Ashburn, VA, for an Organizations and Teams Analyst. This role is within an exciting and rapidly growing area of the company in which we leverage organizational expertise and unmatched data to advise our clients on the effect of individual, team, and organizational practices on capital project performance and work collaboratively with them to support them as they work to improve. The successful candidate will have the potential to become a consultant and trusted advisor in your specialization in Industry.  

    IPA’s client portfolio includes world-leading companies in the both heavy and light industries around the world. IPA has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore; as such, major industry leaders globally rely on us to assess the health of their capital project systems and provide recommendations to improve their performance. The IPA project databases are unique and the most comprehensive sources of capital project experience in existence. IPA also takes a leading role in empirical research into the drivers of better projects and project systems, using our extensive databases of past project performance. 

    IPA seeks candidates for the Organizations and Teams Analyst position with strong analytical skills and intellectual curiosity who are looking to contribute as a thought leader. The candidate’s interest in studying the people-related factors that support success in projects and organizations is critical. Aptitude for and demonstrated skills to be a successful analyst and consultant include your ability to connect real life with the data and vice versa, to know when to ask more questions and when to just listen, and to back yourself as you learn and thrive.  

    Day in the Life

    General responsibilities of the Organizations and Teams Analyst role include: 

    • client-interfacing work to collect and analyze project technical data 
    • developing reports and presentations with insight and a customer-focus 
    • delivering verbal (including virtual delivery) feedback and presentations 
    • working directly with capital project teams and project organizations to improve business competitiveness 

    Responsibilities may also include conducting research on the drivers of project success and failure using statistics and the projects database, developing statistical models, and developing new products to meet clients’ needs.  

    The Organizations and Teams Analyst will focus primarily on studies and client engagements related to capital project organization design, staffing, team composition, and individual competency. The analyst will collaborate with cross-functional groups within IPA and work directly with clients to address their questions and needs.  

    Organizations and Teams Analysts must have excellent written and oral communication skills, display the interpersonal skills needed to develop and maintain relationships at senior levels with client companies, and have a demonstrated aptitude for learning new concepts and applying them quickly. The position requires solid analytical skills, a proven ability to turn an abstract concept or idea into something actionable, a track record of finding creative solutions to complex problems, and flexibility in thought and/or approach (as opposed to a rigid perspective). The successful candidate will work well in teams but also be capable of managing multiple projects independently and have experience in applied research or consulting in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology area, including direct client engagement. 

    Education & Experience 

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Organizational Psychology, or a related field and 2 – 3 years’ experience with direct client engagement is required.  

    A Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or a related field and a minimum of 1 – 2 years’ experience with direct client engagement is preferred. It is also preferred if you are proficient with STATA® software and have knowledge and/or experience with capital projects but not required. 

    Travel Requirements

    This position will involve approximately 15 – 25 percent travel. 

    Why IPA?

    IPA is the preeminent global benchmarking and consultancy for capital projects. IPA guides capital‑intensive organizations to establish the right combination of people, work process, and governance to maximize cost, schedule, safety, and operability performance. We have a dataset of nearly 21,000 capital projects as the basis of our work. Our clients are leading companies in the energy, minerals, infrastructure, chemicals, and technology sectors. IPA is committed to social and ethical responsibility and all global offices initiate or participate in local charity initiatives to support those in need

    We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, stable employment, and a long-term career path for professional growth and development. IPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

    Required Applicant Documents

    Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to mailto:careers@ipaglobal.com

  • 06/25/2021 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Location: NYC or DC; Other locations considered

    How to Apply: To apply, follow this link: https://bit.ly/357S9bL

    About Aon’s Assessment Solutions

    Aon’s Assessment Solutions is a leading provider of online assessments with an award-winning library of adaptive assessments, advanced simulations, engaging mobile-first applications, and a large global team of Industrial-Organizational psychologists to support our clients and drive best practice by focusing on business results.  We work with our clients to understand and shape the employment life cycle, from selection through onboarding, retention, and development for optimal business results.

    What Aon offers to team members:

    Aon’s Assessment Solutions has an opening for an experienced Consultant on our North American consulting team.  The consulting team works in a matrixed environment to engage in client-facing projects which typically involve identification, creation, validation, implementation, and maintenance of online assessments and other hiring tools.  Our clients bring us a wide variety of projects including both public and private sector, custom and off-the-shelf, global and local, and work closely with our consultants to optimize their hiring processes. We are always engaged in new product development and interested in being the first and best to market with the latest discoveries in our field. We are regular and active SIOP attendees. While Aon’s Assessment Solutions provides a great deal of autonomy for our team members, our strong culture of collaboration means you’ll always have support when you need it.

    We try to offer our team members lots of variety and experiences. This means you may play different roles on different projects, depending on the needs of the project and overall team composition. Our team members can expect to work on:

    • Assessment Projects for Selection and Development: This will include working on, and/or leading, the team of consultants responsible for: job analyses, designing assessment solutions for selection and development initiatives, conducting adverse impact analyses and validation studies, creating hiring manager and candidate-facing reports, and writing technical reports. 
    • Project Management: You will have the opportunity to manage complex projects with several moving parts. As the project manager, this will include developing project plans, monitoring project activities and timelines, setting and adjusting priorities as needs arise, and managing the project team to ensure we are able to efficiently deliver high quality results for our clients.
    • Client Management:  Working directly with clients in a service-friendly manner, fulfilling our obligation to provide practical project management and world class expertise.
    • Business Development and Account Growth: Supporting our clients as their needs grow and evolve is a core element of client service. By promoting business development and account growth you will be driving our clients’ and Aon’s goals.
    • Product Support:  Aon has a giant library of assessments!  You will develop measurement expertise by gaining deep knowledge of our adaptive assessments, interactive simulations, gamified assessments, skills and abilities assessments, custom and tailored assessments, video interview tools, and more.
    • Collaborating Across the Business: Working closely with both local and global colleagues, and across service lines to coordinate activities and manage work to best meet client needs.
    • Managing Others: Formally, or informally, directing and managing others. Providing mentorship, coaching and feedback to support others in career development. 
    • Research: Staying abreast of the latest research in the field to provide expert guidance to our clients and ensure alignment with a best practice approach in all that we do.
    • Data Management and Analysis: Partnering with our analytics team as they analyze data and interpreting large datasets to determine the best way to convey results to stakeholders. There are opportunities to conduct analyses in SPSS, Excel, or R independently if this is an area of interest.
    • Other Potential Duties: Our clients give us all types of interesting and complex requests!  For example, we design competency models and we regularly work with other Aon lines of business.
    What you bring to Aon:
    • You have a deep interest in assessments for use throughout the employee lifecycle, including selection, onboarding, retention, and development. You have studied the science of assessment and have knowledge of the legal guidelines and regulations related to selecting employees in the U.S. (preferred).  You have an interest in learning about applying these principles on a global scale.
    • In our fast-paced environment, personal time management and project management capabilities are critical. You have experience managing multiple, complex project streams; including working with cross-functional teams, setting priorities, holding self and others accountable, and executing project deliverables. 

    • You have a high level of integrity and conscientiousness.  You can work alone and still meet deadlines and are not afraid to ask questions when you need guidance. You understand that being a consultant means pushing solid science into every project, while also being business focused.
    • You are comfortable working in ambiguous situations. You can use the information available to you to make decisions, and know how, and when, to dig deeper.
    • You have the interpersonal skills and desire to form solid relationships with your team and our clients. You can present technical information with confidence and make recommendations with good judgment.
    • You have demonstrated proficiency in MS programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

    • You are comfortable working with and managing data, and interpreting and explaining complex or technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences. Experience with statistical approaches and methods used for assessments and validation, such as SPSS, SAS, or R are preferred but not required.

    • You are tech savvy and comfortable learning various assessment platforms.
    • You would enjoy some business travel – usually less than 10% of time, once travel restrictions are lifted.
    • You have 3+ years’ experience working in employee assessment, talent management, or related field. Consulting experience is preferred.
    • You have a Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) or Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, or a related discipline or have equivalent work experience.
  • 06/01/2021 7:38 AM | Anonymous

    PDRI

    Location: Arlington, VA or in the DC area

    How to Apply: To apply, follow this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=023ec791-2cc6-4503-8c3e-df4ecf60be52&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

    PDRI, an SHL company, is currently looking for an Industrial/ Organizational Psychologist to join our fast-paced consulting organization.  

    PDRI is a premier talent management consulting firm with a 40-plus year history of designing, developing, and implementing customized and innovative solutions to meet complex, sensitive, and unique challenges.  

    We are seeking an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with 0-5 years of consulting or research experience. Selected candidates will be part of project teams developing/implementing custom solutions to meet client needs, and in designing and developing innovative assessment products for the Federal government market. The role will entail substantial direct client interaction.  

    PDRI offers its employees challenging and engaging work, outstanding career growth opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits, generous bonus programs, 401K with matching contributions, a flexible work environment, and opportunities for professional development. Team members have the opportunity to be part of an organization that has a reputation for high-quality, tailored, end-to-end solutions for clients in the public and private sector.  

    Typical project work includes:   

    • Developing, validating, and implementing custom assessment tools and process
    • Developing and implementing performance management tools and strategies
    • Developing and implementing career management and skill-building programs
    • Creating and validating competency models
    • Assisting with applied research studies
    • With guidance, contributing to the development of project deliverables such as developing draft performance standards, competency definitions, test items, training materials, etc. 
    • With guidance, managing moderately complex project tasks, including identifying major activities and timelines required to complete the task
    • Collecting and entering data; managing small to medium data sets as necessary  
    • Performing statistical analyses to facilitate the interpretation of data  
    • Documenting results of analyses using data visualization tools
    • Independently conducting literature reviews  
    • Writing portions of technical reports and presenting project findings with supervision; written work may require a moderate level of editing and revision  
    • With minimal guidance, developing methods for conducting routine project tasks (e.g., devising a protocol for collecting content validity ratings)   
    • Using established protocols to independently conduct interviews, focus groups, workshops, and other data collection sessions with clients and subject matter experts

    Qualifications:  

    • Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • U.S. citizenship required  
    • Due to the nature of our customer requirements, employment will require a U.S. Government background investigation
    • Strong research and data analysis skills  
    • Outstanding writing and critical thinking skills  
    • Outstanding client interaction skills  
    • Ability to communicate well and make compelling presentations to customers  
    • Strong attention to detail  
    • Demonstrated ability to design innovative, practical, technically-sound human capital tools, processes and programs  
    • Solid knowledge of core Industrial/Organizational Psychology topics such as psychometrics, assessment development, validation, performance management, and competency modeling  
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and teamwork skills  
    • Proficiency with R, SPSS, Excel; experience with Tableau is preferred
    • Required experience: 0-5 years
  • 05/13/2021 12:22 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Secret Service

    Location: Washington, DC

    Grade: GS 07-09 (Internship)

    How to Apply: Applications will be accepted from May 12, 2021 to May 18, 2021 OR after 50 applications are received. To apply, follow this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601109700

    Summary

    Joining the Secret Service, Office of Human Resources, HR Research and Assessment Division will allow you to implement organizational practices, policies and procedures for increased effectiveness. This Student Trainee (Psychology) position starts at a salary of $49,157 (GS-7, step1) or $60,129, (GS-9, step 1) with potential to $78,167 (GS-9, step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to impact human resource functions that support work under the Personnel Research Psychologist discipline.

    Responsibilities

    The selectee will serve as a Student Trainee (Psychology) in the Office of Human Resources, Human Resources Research and Assessment Division.  Typical work assignments include:

    • Managing portions of research or practical projects (i.e. individual segments of a larger project); and addressing problems in human resource management, development or assessment.
    • Assisting with survey planning and design; evaluating survey results to determine outcomes and trends; providing input on recommendations related to human resource management, development, or assessment. 
    • Assisting senior members in tasks of limited scope and complexity related to the development and validation of special-purpose tests, employee or organizational development initiatives, or other related human resource initiatives. 
    • Assisting with data collection to support human capital research efforts.

    For more information on the Secret Service click here.

    Requirements

    • U.S. citizenship is required.

    Conditions of Employment

    If selected for this position, you must:

    • Maintain a Top Secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at time of application and throughout internship appointment.
    • Be at least 16 years or older
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.
    • Sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the education requirements and Selector Placement Factor listed below.  

    GS-07: You qualify for the GS-7 level (starting salary $49,157) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level performing duties such as using statistical techniques to evaluate qualitative and quantitative data; and assisting with conducting research studies related to organizational topics. OR

    Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education OR

    Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field of study.

    GS-09: You qualify for the GS-9 level (starting salary $60,129) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level performing duties such as assisting with conducting research studies on various organizational topics; assisting in the collection of data that supports human capital research efforts; and using social science research theories, assessment theories, leadership theories, and/or survey design methodology. OR

    Completion of 2 academic years of graduate level education OR

    Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.

    AND

    Selective Placement Factor:  Major in Psychology or related field of study. 
     
    Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. Those with Foreign education, click here.

    Visit this link for more information and to submit an application (applications accepted through May 18, 2021): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601109700

  • 05/07/2021 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    Monster Government Solutions

    Location: McLean, VA

    How to Apply: Send your resume to Rachel.Sharpe@monster.com or apply online: https://careers.monster.com/en/details/1263

    The Monster Government Solutions (MGS) Professional Services organization works with state and federal government clients to provide comprehensive Human Capital Management solutions. Our team has unparalleled experience and expertise in a variety of activities, including Change Management, Competency Modeling/Job Analysis, Assessment Development/Validation, and Training. Our team works closely with client subject matter experts to capture critical information and implement human capital initiatives.  

    Purpose of Job

    • Provide consulting services across a broad spectrum of Human Capital Management needs.
    • Manage and deliver consulting products and services to federal government clients.
    • Cultivate client relationships and develop new business opportunities.
    • Increase customer satisfaction through continuous improvement and delivery of quality products and services.

    Responsibilities

    • Analyze customer requirements and design/execute customized human capital solutions.
    • Define and manage the resources required to complete consulting engagements.
    • Develop change management strategy to support user adoption of technology products and processes.
    • Facilitate change management activities and create materials (e.g., communications, job aids) in accordance with established strategy and project plan.
    • Develop and validate competency models in support of multiple human capital initiatives.
    • Develop and validate applicant assessments in support of multiple human capital initiatives.
    • Facilitate Subject Matter Expert (SME) panels for job analysis and assessment tool development in a technology-based, solutions environment.
    • Perform item analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of assessment and selection tools.
    • Collaborate across internal departments to increase overall customer satisfaction with products and services provided.
    • Participate in training delivery of established professional development courses.
    • Cultivate new consulting opportunities and assist with developing client proposals.

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Graduate degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in Organizational Psychology or a related discipline from an accredited University.
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in an internal or external role involving the management of human capital consulting projects.
    • Experience providing change management support to ensure end user adoption of products or services.
    • Experience with competency modeling and assessment tool development/validation.
    • Experience managing client projects, including identifying needed resources, executing project tasks, and conducting close-out activities.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and U.S. Citizenship.

    Preferred Skills/Experience

    • Experience developing/validating of a broad range of competency-based assessment tools, including structured interviews, training and experience-based (T&E) questionnaires, and work sample tests.
    • Experience designing, developing, and administering large-scale surveys.
    • Experience with database management and statistical analysis on large datasets using software programs such as SAS or SPSS.
    • Experience implementing assessment solutions using online platforms/tools.
    • Experience providing human capital consulting services to federal government clients.

    Accessibility Accommodation

    Monster is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment through a culture of diversity, equity, safety, and belonging. Our goal is to make work a happy and productive place for all through transparency and accountability at all levels of our organization.

    If there’s an accommodation you need or prefer as  part of your application, or if you have some feedback for us on ways we can make our process more accessible for all, please send us an email at talentacquisition@monster.com or call 1-800-MONSTER and let us know how we can help!

    Please do not direct any general employment related questions to this email and/or phone number. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodations will be responded to from this email address and/or phone number.

    Monster is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating a diverse environment. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of  Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

  • 05/06/2021 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    American Nurses Association

    Location: Silver Spring, MD

    For Immediate Consideration: Apply online here or email your resume to min.zhu@ana.org

    JOB SUMMARY 

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credentials both organizations and individuals who advance nursing. Whether you want to boost your career prospects or achieve international recognition for your health care organization, do not settle for less than the recognized authority in nursing credentialing. 

    The Assessment Development Scientist will ensure validity, reliability, and psychometric soundness of all certification programs, including exams, portfolio programs, and certificate programs. Conducts national job analyses; trains raters; and examines certificate programs.  Supports item and test development, monitors item functioning and psychometric properties of forms, and facilitates standard setting meetings. 

    WHAT YOU’LL DO

    • Plan and conduct national job analyses as the basis for valid, reliable, and legally defensible ANCC certification exams, portfolio programs, and certificate programs.  Coordinate with colleagues and content experts to enable recruitment and selection of volunteers.  Facilitate focus groups; develop, administer, and analyze surveys; and facilitate linkage exercises and analyze data.  Develop resulting task lists, knowledge and skills lists, and test blueprints (i.e., test content outlines).           
    • Plan and conduct meetings with content expert panels to facilitate item writing, reviews, and updates.  Coordinate with ANCC colleagues and content experts to enable recruitment and selection of experts; facilitate meetings; prepare meeting materials and review materials prepared by ANCC colleagues; and provide post-meeting summary reports to department leadership.    
    • Provide psychometric services.  Monitor and evaluate item and exam performance.  Perform statistical analyses and review psychometric properties of the assessments.  Provide ANCC colleagues with psychometric support to facilitate item writing, reviews, and updates.    
    • Prepare comprehensive, summary, and other statistical reports that meet accreditation standards.  Document in comprehensive (i.e., technical) reports supporting literature, methodology, and results from job analyses and standard setting meetings.  Coordinate with ANCC colleagues and vendors to develop reports documenting item functioning and exam performance.      
    • Oversee exam field testing and development of final forms.  Coordinate with ANCC colleagues, content experts, and vendors to enable recruitment and selection of volunteers, form building, test administration, data analysis, and exam evaluation.
    • Ensure compliance with industry best practice and accreditation requirements of ANCC certification programs.  Ensure all ANCC assessment development and psychometric practices are documented and consistently applied.  Maintain all necessary documentation in support of ISO accreditation requirements.

    WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ANA

    • Master’s degree or equivalent in industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology, testing and measurement, psychometrics, research and statistics, or related field.      
    • Three years of full-time professional experience, with minimum one year of project management and two years of assessment development, job analysis, psychometrics, or equivalent.
    • Skills in the following areas:
      • Test construction, development of alternative items, and test validation
      • Job analysis; research design and completion, survey development and administration, and data analysis; meeting facilitation
      • Use of office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS); 
      • Writing technical reports. 

     About the American Nurses Association (ANA)

    Founded in 1896, The ANA Enterprise is the family of non-profit companies that comprise the American Nurses Association: the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation. The ANA Enterprise leverages the combined strength of each to drive excellence in practice and ensure nurses’ voices and vision are recognized by policy leaders, industry influencers, and employers. From professional development and advocacy to credentialing and grants, the ANA Enterprise is the leading resource for nurses to equip themselves with the tools, information, and network they need to excel in their individual practices. In helping individual nurses succeed — across all practices and specialties, and at each stage of their careers — the ANA Enterprise is lighting the way for the entire profession to succeed.

     *The above job description describes the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position nor a listing of the characteristics of the individual performing the job. 

    • The ANA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
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