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  • 04/22/2015 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    All Native Systems, L.L.C

    Location: GREENBELT, MD

     

    All Native Systems, LLC is a member of the All Native Group family of companies. The All Native Group is the Government Services Division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. The All Native Group provides a wide variety of services including IT support services, enterprise architecture, information assurance, ITS, professional management services, task order digitization, construction management, construction security services, telemedicine, health management, and logistics.

    The person selected for this position will be responsible for collection, organization, and study of equal employment data.  This position also provides support with statistical concepts and tools to perform work as a contractor for a federal Agency.   

    Job Duties:
    • Works collaboratively with the client organization to develop and maintain statistical models to support various programs 
    • Provides detailed explanation of complex statistical techniques along with findings, conclusions and recommendations
    • Provides strong written and verbal communication of data intricacies and conclusions to clients, stakeholders, etc.
    • Provide, properly interpret and communicate data findings and associated implications to Center management   
    • Collect and analyze statistical data to identify and predict trends

    Education and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Sociology or related field (PhD preferred).
    • Demonstrated mastery of statistical analysis and research principles, concepts, and practices of any applicable specialty.
    • Skill using standard social science statistical analysis technology sufficient to evaluate and draw appropriate conclusions from data.
    • Ability to communicate in writing to provide technical advice and information on programs, policies and procedures and technical reports and briefing papers.
    • Knowledge of professional and legal standards, principles and guidelines related to employee selection, program evaluation, adverse impact analysis, and organizational research and data collection protocols sufficient to serve as an expert witness in legal proceedings.
    • Ability to conduct surveys, including developing the study and sampling plan, collecting and analyzing the data, and reporting the findings.
    • Expertise in population modeling and statistics.
    • Excellent customer service, written and verbal skills.
    • Demonstrated self-direction, commitment and willingness to work with diverse groups of people.
    • Well organized and able to manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment.
    • Experience working with Federal Government clients. 
    • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite with expert proficiency in Excel spreadsheets, and fully versed in IBM SPSS predictive analytics software.
    • Travel may be required 3-4 times per year to other GSFC locations.

    To apply, please click here


  • 04/21/2015 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Location: Washington, DC

     

    Pathways Intern Student Trainee (Personnel Research Psychologist).  The Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has one Student Intern opening (GS-199-05/07, salary range: $34,415 - $55,421 per year) in its Washington, DC office.  Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, May 8, 2015.

    PRAD specializes in personnel selection and supports the assessments used to hire and promote CBP employees.  Students should have strong analytical skills and a desire to learn. At the end of the internship, students may be converted to a permanent position in PRAD.

    Job Duties:

    • Assist with the preparation of documentation on tests in the area of personnel research psychology.
    • Assist in the development, validation, and implementation of test instruments for selection and promotion; coordinate with the training academies in collecting training data for use as criterion measures; design and participate in research validation studies; and establish validation and other research databases.
    • Assist in conducting psychometric analyses on tests and conduct research on a variety of human resources issues.
    • Assist in proofreading, performing statistical computations and assembling tests and surveys.

    Students must be enrolled in a course of study with academic career goals related to Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 

    For more information about this position and to apply, please visit the announcement on USA Jobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401158700

  • 04/15/2015 10:19 PM | Anonymous

    DHS/Transportation Security Administration

    Location: Arlington, VA 

     

    Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. 


    For additional information about our agency please: click here 


    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
    • You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
    • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
    • Selective Service registration is required.

    DUTIES

    If you are selected for this position, you will serve as a Personnel Psychologist in the Assessment Services branch of the Strategic Organizational Design and Assessments Division, Office of Human Capital (OHC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a Personnel Psychologist, you will be providing technical advice, guidance, and assistance to others on the use of tests and assessments for purposes of selection, certification, and promotion; survey design and analysis; and employee engagement and action planning initiatives. 

    Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Utilizing new and established theories, approaches and testing methods in solving complex problems and issues and carrying out extensive research and literature reviews and summarizing the findings. 
    • Designing, conducting and analyzing large-scale organizational surveys and pulse surveys.
    • Coming up with new approaches or methodologies for gathering and assessing information, testing critical competencies, and assessing workforce behaviors.
    • Evaluating the validity of current and proposed testing methods and applications to ensure job relatedness and the ability for the agency to defend its assessment criteria in third party forums.
    • Reviewing assessment strategies, processes and procedures, and making recommendations to management on appropriate assessment tools and procedures.
    • Conducting complex psychometric studies, job analysis studies, competency modeling,and adverse impact studies, and serving as a senior technical point of contact for same.
    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    • BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have a degree with a major or equivalent in Psychology for this position. You must attach copies of your transcripts to this application to verify your degree(s). These can be unofficial copies.
    • To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. 
    • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes applying knowledge of industrial/organizational psychology, experience utilizing classical test theory, survey sampling, psychometric methodology, and statistics in designing and developing workforce surveys and employee assessments.
    • National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
    NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    For more information and to apply, please click here
  • 04/15/2015 5:12 PM | Anonymous

    United States Secret Service

    Location: Washington, DC 

     

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Personnel Research Psychologist ($76,378 - $118,069) at its headquarters in Washington, DC.  This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with providing effective competency-based assessments to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce.


    Our Mission


    The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations. The Secret Service protects the president and vice president, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; investigates threats against these protectees; protects the White House, vice president’s residence, foreign missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and plans and implements security designs for designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service also investigates violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States; financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nation’s financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.


    Responsibilities


    The selectee will serve as a Human Resources professional responsible for developing and validating effective competency models and competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness. 

    Additional duties of this position may include:

    • Conducting research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools, and consulting and advising management of conclusions and recommendations.
    • Utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.
    • Designing and revising Secret Service policies and operating procedures as they relate to human capital initiatives. 
    • Preparing comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining operations.
       

    Qualifications


    Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field of study; and will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology.  Strong candidates will have experience developing and validating competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, and/or organizational development purposes; and experience managing projects requiring coordination across multiple lines of business. 


    To Apply

    Interested applicants should visit www.usajobs.gov for application procedures.  After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter an associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”.  The job announcement numbers for this job opportunity are HUM-BC116-15-DE and HUM-BC116-15-MP.

    Applications will be accepted through May 13, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.  

  • 04/08/2015 12:23 PM | Anonymous

    CENTRA Technology, Inc.

    Location: Arlington, VA

     

    Description:


    As member of a project team, assist with design, administration, and data analysis of survey and interview programs. Individual will be charged with the administrative responsibilities for planning, organization and coordination of interviews of senior consumers of analysis, analytic managers, and analysts. Individual will employ experience in survey methodology to develop questionnaires, design surveys, and testing. Individual will use IBM’s SPSS packages to conduct longitudinal analysis of responses. Individual should be comfortable with outreach to senior-level intelligence and policymaking and will participate in and serve as note taker for the interviews. Individual also will prepare transcripts of and enter data from the interviews using Microsoft Office Suite. As required, individual will assist customer in its efforts to improve the rigor of its evaluation methods and enhance the integrity of evaluation data. Attention to detail in data entry, processing, analysis and output is critical. Position will require travel in the continental United States and overseas in support of the interview program.
     

    Description of Duties:           

    • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in the conduct and analysis of surveys and interviews.
    • Intermediate knowledge of statistical analytic methods.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of a statistical analysis software suite, preferably SPSS
    • Microsoft Office proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Minimum 3 years working with Microsoft Office suite with demonstrated skill in use of Excel to upload, administer, analyze data, and to present findings in tabular and graphic form.
    • Knowledge of USG structure, especially the function, roles, and capabilities of executive department policy components and Intelligence Community member organizations.
    • Minimum 1 year of IC experience.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
    • Bachelor’s degree

    Knowledge and Skills Required:

    • Undergraduate or advanced degree in survey methodology or statistics
    • Demonstrated ability to work with customer to developer and implement survey projects from design to qualitative analysis of data with attention to detail and quality results.
    • Ability to interact effectively and professionally in senior-level management environments
    • Effectiveness in team environments functioning with minimal guidance to accomplish assigned tasks.
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in adjusting to changes in project focus and deadlines
    • Experience conducting online surveys and in-person interviews and suggesting modifications to enhance utility and efficiency
    • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
    • Basic SQL skills a plus

    For more information on CENTRA click here

     

    To apply, please send resumes to: wheelerv@centratechnology.com

     

     

  • 04/03/2015 1:08 AM | Anonymous

    Management Concepts

    Location: Tysons Corner, VA

     

    REQUIRED DUTIES AND EXPERIENCE

    • Supervise a small team of competency analysts and closely coordinate with other teams, clients, and other stakeholders
    • Guide the research on existing competency models and preparation of draft competency models
    • Write competency definitions and behavioral statements
    • Lead and facilitate competency model development focus groups and workshops
    • Prepare communication and stakeholder engagement plans and associated communications (written research reports and briefings to employee and executive audiences, summary papers, meeting minutes, project documentation)
    • Map competencies to learning events using online tools and systems
    • Survey design, analysis and reporting using survey tools. Supplement survey reports with custom reports/briefings.
    • Track multiple on-going tasks, communications, meetings, and deliverables
    • Write clearly and concisely for lay as well as executive audiences; use graphics, figures and tables to communicate data/results. Communicate complex ideas in a straightforward way, facilitate meetings, and use active listening.
    • Experience working directly with clients and a range of audiences.
    • 5% car travel (approx. 2 trips of 3-days each) within 90 mile radius of Washington, DC

    PREFERRED DUTIES AND EXPERIENCE

    • Basic familiarity with updating web portals or SharePoint pages and documents
    • Experience working with the Veteran’s Administration or other agencies and working at customer’s site
    • Certification in Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation
    • Experience working with Learning Management Systems, especially Plateau
    • Experience providing user support to competency assessments or similar activities

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, educational measurement, instructional design, or related field
    • At least five years of experience performing the required competencies
    • EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


    For more information and to apply click here


  • 04/03/2015 1:01 AM | Anonymous

    Management Concepts

    Location: Tysons Corner, VA

     

    REQUIRED DUTIES AND EXPERIENCE

    • Research existing competency models to prepare draft competency models
    • Write competency definitions and behavioral statements
    • Plan and organize competency model development focus groups and workshops
    • Prepare or support the preparation of communications such as written research reports and briefings to employee and executive audiences, summary papers, meeting minutes, project documentation
    • Map competencies to learning events using online tools and systems
    • Survey design, analysis and reporting, including use of online survey tools.
    • Track multiple on-going tasks, communications, meetings, and deliverables
    • Write clearly and concisely for lay as well as executive audiences; use graphics, figures and tables to communicate data/results. Communicate complex ideas in a straightforward way, facilitate meetings, and use active listening.
    • Experience working directly with clients and a range of audiences.
    • Experience working in a team setting that requires close coordination with co-workers, clients, and other stakeholders

    PREFERRED DUTIES AND EXPERIENCE

    • Basic familiarity with updating web portals or SharePoint pages and documents
    • Experience working with the Veteran’s Administration or other government agencies and working at customer’s site
    • Certification in Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation
    • Experience working with Learning Management Systems, especially Plateau
    • Experience providing user support to online competency assessments or similar activities

    REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, educational measurement, instructional design, or related field
    • At least two years of experience
    • EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


    For more information and to apply click here


  • 04/03/2015 12:37 AM | Anonymous

    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Location: Washington, D.C.

     

    AAMC is seeking a Sr. Measurement Research Analyst to manage the MCAT validity research program, which is jointly conducted by the AAMC and 20 participating medical schools. This position will be responsible for working with a team of researchers to design and conduct validity research. The work requires designing and administering surveys and other data collection tools; cleaning, merging, and managing new and existing data sets as well as establishing and maintaining data quality procedures to ensure accuracy and timeliness of data. The work involves creating and delivering presentations on a regular basis and for developing and implementing data visualizations and dashboards, as well as
    designing ad-hoc and template reports for reporting local validity data to each participating medical school.


    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree with at least 8 years of field related experience
    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of research design in the social sciences
    • Advanced abilities in the full suite of Microsoft Office products, Windows, and database environments. 
    • Advanced SPSS or SAS and Microsoft Access skills.
    • Experience managing large projects and complex business processes.
    • Able to work in a consensus-based decision making environment.
    • Strictly observes AAMC policies regarding confidentiality of exam information and personally identifiable information.
    • Strong verbal and writing skills necessary to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders including MCAT management and constituents.
    • Demonstrates maturity, tact, and sound judgment in dealing with AAMC constituents.
    • Time-management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple, critical tasks while maintaining a high level of service and attention to detail and adhering to a strict schedule.
    • Skill in managing project timelines. Escalates issues appropriately. Identify sources of problems and recommend solutions.

    For more information and to apply click here

  • 03/30/2015 1:49 PM | Anonymous

     

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Location: Washington, DC

     

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180).  The Personnel Research and Assessment Division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has two openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $76,378 - $118,069 per year) in its Washington, DC office.  Applicants will be evaluated based upon responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process. Applications will be accepted from Monday, March 30, 2015 to Friday, April 10, 2015.

     

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to: the design, development, and validation of tests and related instruments; the evaluation of the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations; planning occupational surveys to document job relevant skills, knowledge, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs).  The position requires participation in all phases of the research process from problem definition to reporting of results. The well-qualified applicant will possess knowledge and expertise in test theory, psychometric methodology, statistics, logic, and the ability to design and develop innovative assessment methodologies.

     

    For more information and to apply:

     

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398273800

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398086900 

  • 03/19/2015 11:56 PM | Anonymous

     

    PDRI, a CEB company

    Location: Arlington, VA

     

    PDRI, a CEB company, is currently looking for talented individuals to join our fast-paced and growing consulting organization. PDRI is a premier talent management consulting firm with a nearly 40 year history of designing, developing, and implementing customized and innovative solutions to meet complex, sensitive, and unique challenges. Our consultants work in a team-based environment to identify client needs and develop and implement custom solutions to meet those needs. As part of CEB, we leverage insights from what the best companies do to help organizations solve their toughest problems. CEB was named one of Forbes most innovative growth companies in 2014.

     

    PDRI is seeking candidates who have at least three years of experience in some or all of the following areas:

    • Designing and implementing performance management systems and/or supporting tools and resources
    • Supporting or directing the development of programs designed to build leadership or management skills
    • Supporting implementation of major cultural change efforts
    • Conducting job analysis and developing and validating competency models
    • Developing career management tools or resources
    • Developing and/or implementing communication and engagement strategies
    • Developing and/or implementing award and recognition strategies
    • Project management experience relevant to the above areas or closely related areas

    The job description and application process can be found by clicking here

     

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