Personnel Research Psychologist

11/01/2019 3:05 PM | Anonymous

Federal Agency

Location: Washington, DC

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Employment Type: Full-time

Contact: CJ

Email: 2020Talent2020@gmail.com

Job Description:

A Federal Agency is recruiting to fill several I/O Psychology positions in Washington, DC. These positions are permanent and full-time with federal benefits. Please see below description. If you are an I/O practitioner with experience in the science of personnel selection and are ready to make a meaningful impact on a large federal organization, we’d love to talk with you. We are currently recruiting for several positions on our DC-based Selection Programs team. Our work focuses primarily on designing, conducting and interpreting the results of job analyses and validation studies; selection instrument design, development, implementation and evaluation; consulting with internal clients and working with/managing external vendor groups.

What you would do:

Develop, implement, validate and evaluate selection and assessment systems, tools and processes to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines and demonstrate measurable impact to the organization.

Consult with internal stakeholders and influence cross functional leadership to assess selection needs and design strategic solutions to meet them.

Initiate research efforts to examine the feasibility of alternative selection methods, and make recommendations to improve programs and procedures based on industry best practices and feedback.

Manage external vendors to develop, validate, and deploy a full range of selection and assessment systems, tools and processes.

Specific to senior-level positions:

Provide project oversight, technical guidance (e.g., methodological, statistical, psychometric), and coaching to a team of psychologists and technical professionals.

Offer thought leadership to HR leadership on the full spectrum of I/O research and practices as they impact strategic talent management from an integrated perspective.

What you should bring:

A graduate degree in I-O Psychology, applied Psychology, or a closely related field which included a focus on selection methods, statistics, and/or psychometrics.

The ability to perform statistical analyses and apply psychometric principles to establish, document, and monitor legal defensibility and return on investment for of a range of selection systems and tools.

The ability to provide consultative services to ensure alignment with strategic business needs while influencing executive project sponsors and stakeholders.

Specific to senior-level positions:

The ability to manage organization-wide testing and assessment projects, and provide leadership and direction to team members about planning, organizing, and coordinating project related activities.

Background Check

The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation, the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding 5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only, but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S. government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.

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