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  • 08/26/2017 1:28 PM | Anonymous

    Emergency Services Consulting International

    Location: Mclean, VA

    About the Organization

    As the consulting arm of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) has reliably met the needs of emergency services agencies for over 40 years and is a national leader in fire, EMS, communications and law enforcement consulting. Find out more about ESCI at

    The ESCI-Fields Human Capital Division specializes in selection, promotion, and training for public safety clients and is seeking a punctual, organized and enthusiastic individual for an I/O Associate position. The Human Capital Division is based out of Mclean, Virginia.

    Position Overview

    As an I/O Associate, you will partner on the development and implementation of human capital projects, including selection and training.

    Primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

    • Conduct research

    • Conduct job analysis interviews and observations

    • Develop surveys

    • Develop selection measures (assessment centers, multiple-choice exams, interviews, video-based testing, situational judgment tests)

    • Administer assessment center exercises

    • Develop training programs

    • Conduct and lead training

    • Process and analyze data using a variety of data analysis tools including Microsoft Excel and SPSS

    • Produce reports/materials for client deliverables

    • Assist with community meetings and strategic planning workshops

    This role will work independently on a number of projects as well as cooperatively with senior consultants and project managers.

    Job Requirements

    • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in I/O Psychology or related field (Leadership, Organization Behavior, Human Resource Management)

    • Strong quantitative skills required, including experience with SPSS, other statistical packages

    • Ability to create complex documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, strong attention to detail

    • Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience in technical writing

    • Strong interpersonal skills

    • Knowledge of basic consulting principles

    • Ability to meet multiple demands and deadlines

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

    • Ability to work well and communicate with others within the organization.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Fire service leadership/command-level experience

    • Practical experience using I/O Psychology

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and résumé to:

  • 08/17/2017 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    State of Maryland

    Location: Baltimore, MD

    GRADE: 17

    Main Purpose Of Job

    The HR Officer III position develops recruitment, selection and promotion procedures and instruments for unique classifications and position specific vacancies that meet legal and psychometric standards. This includes administering, reviewing and revising the same.

    Position Duties

    The HR Officer III position is the fully proficient level of highly complex technical work in the construction and validation of employment examinations that conform to rigorous legal and technical guidelines and requirements. This position will perform the full range of examination duties including designing and conducting recruitment strategies; writing and publishing job announcements; reviewing application for minimum qualifications; conducting job analysis; planning, writing, administering and scoring examinations; compiling, publishing and maintaining eligible lists and securing all test materials and applicant records. This position will be required to travel statewide to administer and monitor employment exams and will lead DJS test monitors in the test administration process. The position also conducts interview skills training for management and HR staff. The ideal candidate will possess a Master's degree in HR Management, Organizational Development or Psychology AND be experienced conducting job analyses for the purpose of developing or assessing written tests as well as interpreting item analyses and adverse impact analysis OR experience conducting full scale recruitments (requisition to hire details) in JobAps for Maryland State government.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

    Experience: Three years of professional HR experience involving recruitment and employment services, classification and compensation, employee relations, test development and validation, job analysis, job evaluation, salary administration, HR program evaluation, or HR policy formulation.


    1. Professional HR management work in the areas of recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, employee-employer relations, or test development and validation or as a generalist may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education.

    2. Paraprofessional personnel work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education. Paraprofessional personnel work is defined as work involving the application of public sector personnel procedures, policies, rules and regulations to specific employment actions. Appropriate paraprofessional personnel experience includes responsibility for activities such as: preparing and maintaining employment records, calculating salaries, applying personnel-related rules and policies, preparing personnel-related reports, conducting employee orientation, counseling employees regarding benefits and obligations, and responding to inquiries concerning employment procedures.

    3. Thirty graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the fields of HR/personnel administration, human resources management, business administration, public administration, statistics, tests and measurements, psychology or a related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.

    4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in human resources management classifications or human resources management specialty codes in the human resources management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

    Selective Qualifications

    One year of the required experience must have been in areas of employment recruitment and assessment.

    Desired or Preferred Qualifications

    1. Experience conducting job analysis for the purpose of test development or assessing written tests as well as interpreting item analyses and adverse impact analyses.

    2. A Master's Degree in HR Management, Organizational Development, or Psychology

    3. Experience conducting full scale recruitments (requisition to hire details) in JobAps for Maryland State government.

    4. Experience developing and facilitating HR related training to employees.

    Licenses, Registrations, and Certification

    1. Employees in this classification are required to obtain certification in State Personnel Management System policies and procedures and in the functionality of the Statewide Personnel System from the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits, Department of Budget and Management within six months from the time of appointment to the position. Employees are also required to obtain recertification every six months thereafter.

    2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

    Selection Process

    Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications and Selective Qualification will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a year. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. This list will be used by DJS hiring agency to select employees.

    Examination Process

    The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show how you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to hire. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

    Future Instructions

    Online application process is strongly urged.

    However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

    The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

    Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

    As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

    DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

    Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

  • 08/08/2017 8:04 PM | Anonymous

    Society for Human Resources Management

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    Job Summary

    SHRM is looking for a collaborative, energetic, and curious researcher with a passion for advancing the HR profession to join the SHRM research team as a Research Scientist. The team contributes to SHRM’s overarching thought leadership mission to advance the HR profession (and professional) by providing evidence-based insights, recommendations, and innovations at the intersection of people and work. In this position, you will work alongside other researchers to design and conduct large-scale research programs in the following core areas: Organizations & Strategy, Future of Work, Talent Acquisition, and HR Profession and HR Careers. The Research Scientist is responsible for contributing to the production of primary technical deliverables and engages in the conception and production of customer-centric content and practical solutions to operational challenges.


    • Conduct, Analyze and Summarize Innovative Research

    • Design and implement research and analysis plans

    • Collect and analyze data and interpret results, to include application of multivariate and predictive analytics

    • Write primary research deliverables such as technical reports, position papers, literature reviews and orally present project findings

    • Write, edit, and present SHRM thought leadership content (e.g., publications, webcasts, presentations)

    • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in HR, business, behavioral science, and measurement

    • Establish a substantive presence in professional organizations and the HR community by publishing and presenting peer-reviewed papers and research, presenting at or sponsoring conferences and other professional events, and/or volunteering in the leadership of other professional organizations

    Required Skills

    • Strong foundation in applied research design, test construction and validation, methodology and statistics (using SPSS, SAS, and/or R)

    • Superior analytical skills, as demonstrated by a track record problem solving activities

    • Excellent oral communication skills, writing, and presentation skills, and a deep interest in developing insights and pragmatic research solutions for practitioners at the intersection of people and work

    • Orientation toward continuous improvement, as demonstrated by a proven track record of innovations and contributions to improve the quality, quantity, and consistency of research and associated deliverables

    • Candidates should be willing to work on a variety of types of tasks and projects, and possess a desire to learn and develop inventive methods that respond to customer/project needs

    Required Experience

    • Masters in field related to human resources, industrial-organizational psychology, business or related field required, PhD preferred

    • Minimum of 2 years in human capital research, analysis, and dissemination.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    No relocation assistance provided.

    The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.

    Department Summary

    The Research Department is the research arm of the society and conducts primary and secondary research on a variety of HR topics including the profession itself. The mission of the research department is to advance the HR profession by providing evidence-based insights, recommendations, and innovations at the intersection of people and work.

    Interested Applicants

    Candidates interested in this job can apply here:

  • 08/08/2017 7:58 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Location: Washington, DC


    The position is with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Organization Design Division in the Office of Human Resources Management, located in Washington, DC. It is focused on both applying and making more efficient our organization design process, while collaborating with our program offices and our systems and budget partners. Additionally, the incumbent will be part of a team that supports the agency’s Table of Organization.

    Interested Applicants

    Candidates interested in this job can apply here: The application deadline is August 10, 2017. 

  • 08/04/2017 6:14 PM | Anonymous


    Location: Silver Spring, MD

    About ICF

    ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at


    ICF seeks a Teams Researcher-I/O Psychologist to work on Primary Care Behavioral Health programs throughout the DoD. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to use your teams research skills to develop curriculum and training implementation plans related to primary care team functioning and leadership.


    • Apply expert-level knowledge of organizational psychology and team research to further understanding of Primary Care Behavioral Health team issues in military health care settings.
    • Advise on evidence-based best practices in team training and team functioning.
    • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to develop and evaluate effectiveness of trainings which support optimization of Primary Care Behavioral Health team functioning including functioning within the larger Primary Care Medical Home team.
    • Apply expert-level knowledge in approaches to quantitative and qualitative training evaluation methods.
    • Be responsible for data collection, storage, manipulation, analysis, and reporting in support of targeted monitoring and evaluation activities.
    • Clearly communicate progress and findings to program and Center stakeholders and assist in the development of remediation plans where necessary.


    Basic Qualifications

    • Expertise with Teams Research and a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PhD preferred)
    • 5+ years of experience in human capital or organization development
    • 3+ years of professional work experience conducting quantitative data collection and analyses and preparing technical reports/briefing materials
    • Intermediate or advanced proficiency with MS Office Applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access), SPSS, and survey software

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • PhD in I/O Psychology
    • Oral presentation and facilitation skills
    • Experience in behavioral health
    • Experience in one or more of the following: Statistics; Selection and Assessment; Survey Design, Administration and Analysis; Organization Assessment using quantitative and/or qualitative data collection; Leader Development, Program Assessment and Evaluation.
    • Mastery of statistical methods (e.g., standard deviation, correlation, t-test, chi-square, regression, ANOVA)
    • Ability to communicate technical/statistical information to non-technical audiences
    • Experience designing and analyzing surveys (e.g., sampling, item writing, reliability, validity)

    Professional Skills:

    • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
    • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment under strict deadlines
    • Oral presentation and facilitation skills
    Interested Applicants
    Candidates interested in this job can apply here:

    ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

  • 08/04/2017 6:12 PM | Anonymous


    Location: Alexandria, VA

    About IPMA-HR

    IPMA HR is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world. We represent the interests of human resource professionals at all levels and strive to promote excellence in HR management.

    IPMA-HR has also provided public safety tests for the purpose of hiring and promotions for more than 60 years. The Assessment Department focuses on providing high quality testing products and services for the public safety community. For more information please visit our website -

    Position Overview

    The International Public Management Association for Human Resources, in Alexandria, is looking for a creative HR professional to join our Assessment Services Research and Development Team.

    Responsibilities will include the design and development of assessment products and practical tools for HR practitioners with an emphasis on public safety selection/promotional examinations. New test development will include job analysis, topic research, question writing and validation studies.

    Responsibilities will also include maintaining existing tests and their supporting documents, assisting consultants with test development projects, fielding technical assessment related inquiries from test customers, writing technical articles, and coordinating the online testing system. Good opportunity for self-starter with innovative ideas.


    Masters degree in I/O Psychology or related area preferred.

    Experience working in assessment and/or with a government agency Human Resource Department a plus.

    Application Instructions

    Please send resume to or fax 703-684-0948 with the Subject Line “HR Associate 2016.” Salary commensurate with experience; please provide salary history and expectations.

  • 07/17/2017 3:22 PM | Anonymous

    Global Skills X-Change (GSX)  

    Location: Ft. Belvoir, VA

    About the GSX

    GSX is a professional services firm that specializes in designing workforce and learning strategies that link the worlds of work and learning. This is the same goal that the GSX founders pursued as part of the Congressionally-mandated National Skills Standard Board (NSSB). Today, GSX provides a suite of human capital solutions that support a competency-driven talent pipeline for education, private, and public enterprises.

    Our employees enjoy 4 weeks of PTO, 10 paid federal holidays, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401K with employer matching, education reimbursement, metro reimbursement, and are eligible for annual bonuses.

    About the Job 

    GSX is looking to hire a Senior Consultant for a full-time position supporting the development, implementation, and sustainment of an enterprise-wide professional certification program.  The Senior Consultant will oversee the development of knowledge and skills-based assessments, certification program information (e.g., Body of Knowledge, annual reports on accreditation and certification) and candidate management process documentation.  Ideal candidates will have proven experience in workforce certification programs and deep knowledge of DoDM 3305.  The successful candidate for this position will also be collaborative, flexible and agile in response to emerging program priorities.


    For each proficiency level of each Certification Program development, the Senior Consultant will

    • Assist Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the development of assessments to test a candidates Essential Body of Work and Essential Body of Knowledge 
    • Use learning objectives from the Certification Blueprint, recommend what evaluation tool(s) can be used to efficiently and effectively measure mastery of the learning objectives
    • Use seed information from SMEs to develop an “alpha” test
    • Analyze results from beta test using, at a minimum, statistics identified in the manual 
    • Generate the final production version of the assessment based on beta test assessment and review results

    The Senior Consultant will also support and coordinate the development of PMO products supporting the Certification Program, a representative list of which includes: 

    • Monthly Program Briefing capturing the comprehensive development status of the Certification Program 
    • Project/Concept Plans 
    • Operational Reports 
    • Certification Program Build 
    • Certification Program Design Document (PDD) 
    • Essential Body of Work, Essential Body of Knowledge, Certification Scheme, Certification Blueprint 
    • Candidate Handbooks 
    • Annual Certification Report 

    Required Qualifications and Experience 

    • TS/SCI Clearance (Active)
    • Graduate Degree (I/O) or equivalent experience in measurement, data analysis, education and/or program management
    • 15-19 total years of experience
    • Experience leading the development of knowledge and skills assessments 
    • The ability to present critical decision-making information, identifying risks, and articulate accreditation/industry standards to support recommendations to senior PMO government leads and tradecraft SMEs.
    • Expertise in documenting Job Task Analysis and competency management processes
    • Strong ability to communicate with education and training divisions
    • Understanding of item banking and its interface with the competency management 
    • Knowledge of IT system planning and security

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity 

    GSX is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. GSX is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants for our job vacancies.

    Interested Applicants

    Please contact Bill Fischer at or 703-409-8404 if interested in this opportunity.  

  • 07/17/2017 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    About HumRRO

    HumRRO, a nonprofit organization, offers exciting challenges and opportunities in a variety of program areas. We are a national leader in providing customized solutions to issues related to strategic human capital management, program evaluation, educational research, program policy and analysis, and other areas that have broad impact.

    About the Job

    HumRRO requires a second Operations Division Director to share responsibility for managing HumRRO’s research and consulting activities. An Operations Division Director supervises program managers within the division. The Division Director works with these managers to (a) ensure the quality and timeliness of ongoing work and avoid cost overruns; (b) recruit, develop and manage a high functioning staff; (c) develop new business; and (d) maintain corporate visibility through dissemination of HumRRO’s work.

    The Operations Division Director works with the President and other corporate officers to set company policy and corporate goals and to develop and carry out strategic plans. He or she manages and approves division overhead expenses, including allocating funds for division administration, quality control, and other activities, as well as non-personnel overhead expenditures. The Operations Division Director performs direct charge contract work as needed and represents the company in interactions with high-level staff from other organizations.


    Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in applied psychology, educational measurement or closely allied field. A minimum of 15 years of experience, including at least 5 years as a manager, preferably in a contracting environment.

    Salary commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent benefits package.


    This position will be located in the HumRRO Alexandria, VA headquarters office, but we will consider HumRRO remote office locations.

    Interested Applicants

    Please apply on-line at, when applying please refer to Job Announcement JUN17-04. 

    Alternatively, send resume along with cover letter to: HumRRO, Attn: Human Resources, 66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 700, Alexandria, VA 22314: FAX: (703) 548-2861. 

    All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, medical condition, or disability.  EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. EOE 

  • 07/09/2017 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    Large Federal Government Agency

    Location: Washington DC

    About the Jobs

    A large, federal government agency has several open positions in its Washington, DC-based Personnel Selection Group and is seeking applicants from junior to experienced levels. The work in these roles focuses 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.

    Job duties 

    Job duties include the following:

    • Development, implementation, validation and evaluation of selection and assessment systems, tools and processes to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines and demonstrate measureable impact to the organization.
    • Consulting with and influencing cross functional leadership to assess selection needs and design strategic solutions to meet them. Support the design and implementation of selection and assessment systems tools and processes by coordinating and providing direction to internal stakeholders.
    • Development and implementation of a variety of research efforts including, defining, testing, and documenting the feasibility of alternative selection methods, and making recommendations to improve programs and procedures based on industry best practices and feedback.
    • Management of 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, and technical guidance (e.g., methodological, statistical, psychometric) to a team of psychologists and technical professionals. Coaches and mentors junior staff to develop leadership skills and technical abilities.


    Successful candidates will possess the following:

    • 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 establish, document and monitor validity evidence, fairness and support of the legal defensibility of a range of selection systems and/or tools and document the positive impact of selection systems.
    • The ability to provide consultative services, coordinating and directing the activities, processes and procedures to ensure alignment with strategic business needs while influencing executive project sponsors and stakeholders.
    • The ability to perform statistical analyses and apply psychometric principles in the development and revision of a range of selection procedures.

    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.
    • Ph.D. is preferred

    How to Apply

    If you are interested in making a meaningful impact on a large, diverse workforce, please submit your resume to

  • 07/09/2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    C2 Technologies, Inc.

    Location: Washington, DC 

    About the Organization

    C2 Technologies is an internationally recognized full-service minority-woman-owned small business specializing in human performance improvement. For more than 27 years, C2 has developed award-winning solutions using industry best practices to enhance the performance of Government and private-sectors clients.

    About the Job

    The Senior Personnel Psychologist is responsible for providing technical expertise in the development and administration of testing and assessment instruments, as well as programmatic guidance and support to management and stakeholders. Typical interactions will be with management, Course Specialists, Instructional Systems Designers (ISDs), and content subject matter experts (SMEs).


    • Participate in research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools, and consult with or advise management of conclusions and recommendations.
    • Apply knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.
    • Design and draft revisions of policies and operating procedures as they relate to human capital initiatives for Government approval.
    • Draft technical and non-technical reports, white papers, memos, and other documentation on a weekly to monthly basis.
    • Advise the Government to ensure mandated laws, rules, and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on work initiatives.
    • Develop and validate personnel assessment tools for selection and/or promotion purposes.
    • Provide project management support involving the resolution of complex issues, establishing and maintaining timelines, monitoring project work activities, and communicating progress and status.
    • Assist in the collection and analysis of data using qualitative and quantitative strategies to draw practical conclusions and answer research questions.
    • Assist in conducting meetings, workshops, trainings, and briefings related to HRR initiatives on a weekly to monthly basis.

    Requires Qualifications and Experience 

    • PhD in I/O Psychology with at least 6 years of experience
    • Master’s Degree in I/O Psychology with at least 14 years of experience

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity 


    C2 Technologies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability, or protected veteran status.

    How to Apply: 

    Send resumes to or apply here:

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