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  • 12/08/2015 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Agency for International Development

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    Job Announcement Number:  AID-16-0057-DOT

    USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.


    You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

    This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), Center for Performance Excellence (CPE), Performance Management (PM) Division. CPE/PM is responsible for managing, evaluating and recognizing exemplary performance. This includes managing all matters pertaining to the agency's Foreign Service (FS), Civil Service (CS), Senior Foreign Service (SFS) and Administratively Determined (AD) performance evaluation systems, as well as the administration of USAID's incentive, performance, and Presidential award programs, and pay for performance for the SFS. The incumbent will consult with business unit stakeholders to identify needs and develop assessment strategies tailored to meet current and future human capital needs. The position will also serve as a subject-matter expert on performance management processes and will lead the design, development and implementation of new performance management processes for the FS/SFS and CS. This will include training HR and business unit personnel on performance management practices and tools as well as the workforce.

    16-0057-DOT is open to Status eligibles concurrently with this announcement.

    TRAVEL REQUIRED

    • Not Required

    RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

    • No

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • Applications will only be accepted from United States Citizens
    • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
    • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
    • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required
    • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period

    DUTIES:

    As an Personnel Psychologist, you will:
    • Serve as a consultant to business unit stakeholders to identify needs and develop talent assessment strategies tailored to meet current and future human capital needs around performance and talent management;
    • Serve as a subject-matter expert on performance management processes and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines (i.e. Uniform Guidelines on employee selection procedures, negotiated agreements, and EEO laws);
    • Prepare comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining human capital operations, specifically around performance management;
    • Manage and conduct job analyses, competency modeling, test validation and other measurement­ related research including preparation of technical reports;
    • Design and revise USAID policies and operating procedures as they relate to human capital initiatives;
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to educate, inform and influence stakeholders on performance management programs;
    • Work with external contractors, overseeing various aspects of contract administration, quality control, contractors performance, financial tracking, and invoice processing;
    • Train HR and business unit personnel on performance management practices and tools.


    SALARY RANGE:

    $107,325.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Monday, December 7, 2015 to Monday, December 21, 2015

    For more information and to apply, please click here


  • 12/08/2015 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    American Institutes for Research

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    The American Institutes for Research is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

    AIR's Workforce and Lifelong Learning program has been at the forefront of applied research to enhance the performance of individuals and organizations. AIR has focused on this critical need for over 60 years since our founder, John Flanagan, began developing combat pilot selection procedures to identify candidates who were best suited for these high-stress jobs.

    Through innovative research and the application of evidence-based practices, AIR supports the development of high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. Our work encompasses the entire life cycle—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provides our government and commercial clients with unique insight and solutions. Our experts apply research-based principles in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs required for maximizing human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

    AIR is currently seeking a Senior Quantitative Researcher for our Washington, D.C. office.

    Responsibilities:

    The Senior Quantitative Researcher works on several projects providing analytical or statistical support with responsibilities to include:

    • Applying appropriate techniques to collect, organize, and analyze quantitative data
    • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
    • Creating and piloting quantitative data collection instruments
    • Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise
    • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work
    • Managing or leading projects or tasks
    • Preparing technical reports and journal articles
    • Presenting findings to clients and to the public
    • Assisting in developing and drafting business proposals
    • Mentoring research associates, sharing his/her approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing positive and constructive feedback on the work of others

    Qualifications:

    • A Ph.D in Educational Measurement, Quantitative Psychology, Statistics, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, or related field, with at least 5 years of relevant work experience in test development and applied statistical analysis.
    • Able to apply advanced statistical methods and communicate effectively about these methods to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Highly proficient in Excel, SAS, SPSS and/or R, and open to learning new statistical tools as required by different projects.
    • Experience with large and/or complex data files, including a variety of file types such as .dat, .xlsx, .xml, .sav, and .sas7bdat.
    • Knowledge of classical test theory, item response theory, scaling and equating.
    • Project management and business development experience is a plus

    AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8746/senior-quantitative-researcher/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration.  EOE.

    Contact:

    Carolyn Kenny, Recruiting Assistant

    Phone: (202) 403-5829 / Email: ckenny@air.org

     

     

  • 12/08/2015 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    Arlington County

    Location: Arlington, VA

    THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES AND CURRENTLY ENROLLED GRADUATE STUDENTS TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND BUILD SKILLS IN TEST DEVELOPMENT AND SELECTION WHILE SUPPORTING A PROGRESSIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION.

    Over the course of a year this intern will work under the supervision of senior staff members to apply knowledge of test measurement theories and best practices to build skills while gaining valuable work experience. This is an opportunity to provide fresh ideas and leverage smart technologies while           working towards building a career path in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Human Resources.

    This Recruitment and Selection Analyst Intern will focus on employee selection using a competency-based approach to test development and test administration. The intern will develop and administer public safety Assessment Centers and work simulations. The individual will conduct job analysis, and content and criterion validation studies for a variety of positions in the Fire Department and will also support career and leadership development efforts. This Intern will have the opportunity to apply measurement theory, strong analytical and problem solving skills, consulting, and change management strategies to expand the use of valid, defensible, selection processes for a variety of ranks in the Fire Department. This individual should be able to work independently after receiving general guidance and direction and identify greater efficiencies through improved selection processes.

    The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the concepts associated with test development and administration and will possess a graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field of study.

    Minimum: Must have received a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the past year (2014 and 2015) in a directly related area such as Human Resources, Psychology or Industrial Organizational Psychology OR must be currently  enrolled  in  a  related  Master's  degree  program  OR  must complete the requirements for a related Bachelor's or Master's degree before starting work. Expected dates of work will be February - March 2016.  Applicants are not expected to have professional work-related experience in the related field but must possess a thorough understanding of testing principles and theories and must have the ability to apply those theories and principles to real world situations.

     

    Applications accepted through 12/31/2015. 

    For more information about the County go to Careers Page.

     

    To apply directly go to Link to Apply for HR Management Intern
  • 12/07/2015 2:12 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 Thursday, December 3, 2015 to Monday, December 14, 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/423027100
    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423076600

  • 12/01/2015 10:32 AM | Anonymous
    American Institutes for Research

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.


    AIR's Workforce and Lifelong Learning group has been at the forefront of applied research to enhance the performance of individuals and organizations. AIR has focused on this critical need for over 60 years since our founder, John Flanagan, began developing combat pilot selection procedures to identify candidates who were best suited for these high-stress jobs.

    Through innovative research and the application of evidence-based practices, AIR’s Workforce and Lifelong Learning group supports the development of high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. Our work encompasses the entire life cycle—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provides our public and private sector clients with unique insight and solutions. Our experts apply research-based principles in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs required for maximizing human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

    AIR is currently seeking an I/O Psychology Research Associate for our Washington, D.C. office.

    Responsibilities:

    The Research Associate will work as part of a research team on one or more projects with responsibilities that may include:

    • Designing and conducting training course or program evaluations
    • Conducting workforce analyses
    • Planning and conducting quantitative analyses
    • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures (e.g., data collection, instrument preparation, and statistical analyses)
    • Preparing technical reports and journal articles
    • Presenting topics to clients and the public
    • Designing and conducting research projects for federal and private sponsors
    • Writing or contributing to competitive proposals for applied social science research
    • Periodic travel may be required.

    Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in I/O Psychology, plus experience in a behavioral or social science research field (e.g., I/O psychology, sociology, organizational development, human resources)
    • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures. Proficient in data analysis programs, such as SPSS, Excel, MPlus, and various IRT programs
    • Strong writing skills, specifically in describing quantitative analyses to technical and non-technical audiences
    • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods, such as psychometrics and hierarchical linear modeling
    • A demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new statistical techniques as they become necessary
      Experience conducting quality assurance checks on data and analysis output

    AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8735/research-associate-%28i-o-psych%29/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

  • 12/01/2015 10:28 AM | Anonymous
    American Institutes for Research

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of over 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.


    Up to two part-time positions are available for Interns to work in the Washington, DC or Austin, Texas offices of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to support the Disability and Rehabilitation practice area of the Workforce and Lifelong Learning Program. This internship provides an opportunity to current graduate students to work with researchers, technical assistance providers, and policy experts on projects that involve disability research, training and development activities, knowledge translation strategies, and disability policy. The Disability and Rehabilitation Internship Program is available during the spring, fall, and summer months.

    The next paid internship opportunity is available for a 3-month period in February – April 2016 for 15-20 hours per week. Interns will have the opportunity to work on one or more of the following AIR projects:

    • Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Austin, TX)
    • Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (Washington, DC)
    • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Improving the Accessibility, Usability and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Washington, DC)
    • Center on Knowledge Translation of Employment Research (Austin, TX)
    • Other projects as needed

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist staff in the review, identification and development of scholarly information describing disability and/or rehabilitation research findings
    • Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of research and evaluation data
    • Participate in the development of protocols, coding manuals, research syntheses and literature reviews
    • Participate in the development of informational materials that may be used in a variety of knowledge translation formats

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a currently enrolled full-time student in good standing in a master’s or doctoral university program
    • Must have direct experience in disability services, implementing research designs, and/or analyzing research data
    • Preference will be given to students with disabilities

    AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8729/workforce-%28disability-and-rehabilitation%29-spring-internship/job.  Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

     

    Additional information:

    Compensation:Paid/Stipend

    Full-time position

    Location(s): Washington, DC or Austin, TX

     

    Contact:

    Carolyn Kenny, Recruiting Assistant

    Phone: (202) 403-5829 / Email: ckenny@air.org

  • 12/01/2015 10:24 AM | Anonymous
    American Institutes for Research

    Location: Washington, DC

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

    AIR's Workforce and Lifelong Learning group has been at the forefront of applied research to enhance the performance of individuals and organizations. AIR has focused on this critical need for over 60 years since our founder, John Flanagan, began developing combat pilot selection procedures to identify candidates who were best suited for these high-stress jobs.

    Through innovative research and the application of evidence-based practices, AIR’s Workforce and Lifelong Learning group supports the development of high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. Our work encompasses the entire life cycle—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provides our public and private sector clients with unique insight and solutions. Our experts apply research-based principles in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs required for maximizing human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

    AIR is currently seeking part-time I/O Psychology Interns for our Washington, D.C. office.

    Responsibilities:

    The Intern will support current and future project efforts in a variety of areas that may include:

    • Job analysis
    • Personnel selection and certification
    • Test development and validation
    •  Performance management
    • Program evaluation
    • Workplace surveys
    • Training needs assessment
    • Training evaluation

     Qualifications:

    •  Currently pursuing a graduate degree in I/O Psychology, or related degree

     

    For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8716/i-o-psychology-winter-intern/job.  Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE

    Contact:

    Carolyn Kenny, Recruiting Assistant

    Phone: (202) 403-5829 / Email: ckenny@air.org

  • 11/17/2015 1:17 PM | Anonymous

    American Institutes for Research

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    The American Institutes for Research is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge. 

    AIR's workforce and training group has been at the forefront of applied research to enhance the performance of individuals and organizations. AIR has focused on this critical need for over 60 years since our founder, John Flanagan, began developing combat pilot selection procedures to identify candidates who were best suited for these high-stress jobs.

    Through innovative research and the application of evidence-based practices, AIR’s Workforce and Training groups supports the development of high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. Our work encompasses the entire life cycle—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provides our public and private sector clients with unique insight and solutions. Our experts apply research-based principles in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs required for maximizing human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

    AIR is currently seeking an Industrial-Organizational Psychology Researcher for our Washington, D.C. office.

    Responsibilities:

    The Researcher will work on several projects with responsibilities that may include: 

    • Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise
    • Managing or leading projects or tasks 
    • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work (e.g., data collection and analysis plans)
    • Applying appropriate techniques to collect, analyze and report quantitative data
    • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
    • Preparing technical reports and journal articles and present findings to clients and the public
    • Assisting in developing and drafting new business proposals
    • Mentoring research analysts, sharing their approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others

    Qualifications:

    • A Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures. Proficient in data analysis programs, such as SPSS, Excel, MPlus, and various IRT programs
    • Strong writing skills, specifically the ability to describe quantitative analyses to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods, such as psychometrics and hierarchical linear modeling.
    • A demonstrated willingness and ability to learn new statistical techniques as they become necessary

    AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance.

    For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please click here

     

  • 11/09/2015 5:17 PM | Anonymous

    SHRM

    Location: Alexandria, Virginia

    SHRM Certification produces high-quality, leading-edge research and expertise on human resource and business issues around HR certification. The SHRM Exam Development team is seeking a talented individual to support exam development and research around the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.  The SHRM Certification Analyst (Temporary) will provide direct technical support for research activities involving validation, exam scoring, and other critical analyses.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

    • Assists in all association research activities, specifically those that fall under the certification exams.
    • Assists in drafting survey instruments on human resource topics.
    • Assists in survey programming, data collection and data cleaning.
    • Conducts pertinent statistical analyses as required.
    • Conducts literature reviews on pertinent human resource certification topics.
    • Assists in all administrative functions including photocopying, correspondence, and filing and maintaining records.

    Required Skills 

    • Data analysis skills
    • Technical writing and analytics
    • SPSS and survey programming skills preferred
    • Microsoft Office skills in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

    Required Experience

    • Enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. Program in HR, Business Industrial/Organizational psychology, organizational development or a related field.
    • Strong understanding of data and knowledge of SPSS and statistics required. 
    • Requires knowledge and a basic understanding of the research processes and statistics.
    • Incumbent must be able to simultaneously coordinate a variety of complex projects and work within program deadlines. 
    • Requires effective oral and written communication skills in working with a wide variety of individuals and interest groups; sensitivity and awareness of member needs; creative approaches to problem solving; and the ability to be flexible and work under pressure.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, SPSS and office machines is required. Proficiency in Access preferred.
    For more information and to apply, please click here (use job code: 208506-075): http://www.shrm.org/assets/shrmcareers/opportunities.html
  • 11/04/2015 7:04 PM | Anonymous

    Performance Assessment Network – PAN

    Location: Washington, DC Metro Area

    PAN is currently seeking unique, talented business-focused assessment professionals to join the PAN federal team. As a longtime partner of PTC and partner of many federal agencies testing programs, PAN is positioned for continued growth – please apply if you are interested in joining our team.

    Ideal candidates will have experience working in the federal sector, supporting federal assessment programs, and comfortable with business development activities. You do not need to possess high level sales skills, but, candidates should be comfortable with activities that expand current business, reaching out to contacts in the market and seek to generate new business, and help develop strategies to support the ever changing testing industry. The new BDM will also have the opportunity to lead consulting work and partner with our Director of Talent Measurement Consulting. It’s an exciting time to be part of PAN.

    http://www.panpowered.com/

    Purpose of the role

    • To expand an already significant line of business within the federal market.
    • Team with our federal solutions team lead expand our significant market presence
    • Partner with our Talent Measurement consulting lead to support current projects and new engagements requiring assessment expertise

    Qualifications

    • The ability to interact effectively with clients 
    • The ability to communicate well and make compelling presentations to customers
    • Outstanding critical thinking and writing skills
    • A high level of attention to detail
    • Solid knowledge of core Industrial/Organizational Psychology topics such as selection, leadership development, job analysis, competency modeling, and organizational assessment
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and teamwork skills
    • U.S. citizenship and the ability and willingness to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance (current TS/SCI clearance is a plus)

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related subjects
    • 5+ years of experience in federal sector – either or both as federal employee or with consulting firm working with federal agencies
    • Live in the DC Metro area
    • US Citizen

    About Performance Assessment Network:

    Performance Assessment Network (PAN) is the leading global provider of online talent assessments and testing technology solutions that aid both corporate and government organizations in hiring and growing top human capital. Founded in 2000, PAN offers a single point of access to the most diverse collection of online talent assessments available including hundreds of professionally developed employment tests from more than 50 of the most respected publishers in the industry. With a technology platform that sets the standard for online testing innovation and security, PAN delivers millions of talent assessments annually in both remote and proctored environments leveraging its vast testing center network of more than 500 convenient locations.

    Interested?

    Please respond to:

    Ms. Lisa Schmitz

    lschmitz@panpowered.com


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