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  • 05/29/2020 9:26 AM | Anonymous

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Apply Herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569424300

    ICE Personnel Research Psychologists create and deliver comprehensive selection systems in support of one of the most dynamic law enforcement agencies in the country. You will work on a team of highly skilled Personnel Research Psychologists to solve complex selection issues that impact the execution of a large-scale law enforcement mission worldwide. We are seeking I-O Psychology professionals with a strong foundation in job analysis, the development of selection assessments, research methodology, statistics and data analysis. Experience in competency modeling, gap analysis, employee engagement, and Federal Human Resource processes a plus. This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Human Capital, in Washington, DC.As a Personnel Research Psychologist you will perform duties such as:

    • Participating in the development of innovative assessment tools, including designing and coordinating job analysis studies, creating test content, developing scoring and weighting protocols, and creating technical documentation related to activities;
    • Developing measurement concepts and tools including: written tests, interviews, training and experience assessments, etc. which are applied in the recruitment, selection and retention of employees;
    • Applying psychometric and performance measurement, experimental design, descriptive and inferential (including advanced statistics), and other analytic methods;
    • Participating in the ongoing maintenance of assessment tools, including designing and implementing maintenance strategies, securing and analyzing data related to item characteristics/performance and item exposure, and item refresh activities; and
    • Conducting assessor and test administrator training.

    For desired qualifications, requirements, and more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569424300

  • 05/29/2020 9:19 AM | Anonymous

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (U.S. Department of the Treasury)

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Apply Herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569252700

    Summary

    As a Program Analyst, you will perform analyses of human resources data, and provide advice on emerging information technology needed to support workforce planning.

    Responsibilities

    As a Program Analyst, you will:

    • Perform analyses of human resource trends and effectiveness of Human Resources programs. Provide information reports and analyses summarizing issues facing the agency.
    • Monitor progress of the OCC Workforce Plan and Human Capital Plan initiatives. Integrate initiatives and prepare analysis of status, to include obstacles to success. Monitor metrics and ensures integration of initiatives.
    • Develop and execute strategies to improve human capital and workforce planning. Translate the agencies vision into the context of specific human capital initiatives and communicate the human capital messages through the Strategic Workforce Plan.
    • Serve on task force groups/committees that conduct analyses of and formulate policy recommendations for major issues and programs. Represent Human Resources and serve as liaison with the Department of Treasury and other external organizations on human resource information management and reporting.
    • Work closely with management to formulate recommendations on agency-wide workforce planning information systems, reports, data definitions and warehousing of information. Recommend measures of performance and mechanisms for monitoring the effectiveness of human resource and diversity management programs.

    Occasional travel required - Travel occasionally to attend conferences and training.

    Conditions of Employment

    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Travel occasionally to attend conferences and training.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 60 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience:

    You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB IV band level or GS-11.  An example of specialized experience for this position includes: 

    • Analyzing human resources data to identify talent gaps and make recommendations for improving human capital and workforce planning.

    The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

    To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.

    For more information and to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569252700



  • 05/27/2020 9:03 AM | Anonymous

    Amazon

    Location: Arlington, VA

    Apply herehttps://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1097400/senior-research-scientist

    Description:

    Amazon’s Talent Assessment team designs and implements groundbreaking hiring solutions for one of the world’s fastest growing companies. We work in a fast-paced, global environment where we must solve complex problems (ranging from research-based to technical) and deliver solutions that have impact.

    We are seeking personnel selection researchers with a strong foundation in the development of pre-hire selection assessments, traditional and alternative legally defensible assessment validation approaches, research methodology, and data analysis. Preferred candidates will have experience in applying new methodologies and technology such as machine learning and natural language processing. We are looking for equal parts researchers and consultant/thought leaders who are highly adaptable and continual learners who thrive in a fast paced environment.

    You will work closely with global teams to design and experiment new hiring solutions that predict success for highly complex roles (technical and non-technical) that have great impact on Amazon globally (for example, AWS, Kindle, Retail, and Business & Development).

    What you’ll do:

    ·          Lead the tactical development and execution of large scale, highly visible personnel selection research projects

    ·          Develop and iterate on experimental research studies to optimize qualitative and quantitative hiring strategies

    ·          Develop and innovate on new pre-hire test assessment design, validation, and implementation

    ·          Partner with internal and external technology teams

    ·          Influence executive project sponsors and multiple business and development teams across the company

    ·          Drive effective teamwork, communication, and collaboration across multiple stakeholder groups

    Basic Qualifications:

    ·          PhD or equivalent Master's degree plus 5+ years of research experience in a quantitative field

    ·          3+ years experience investing the feasibility of applying scientific principals and concepts to business problems and products

    ·          Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field

    ·          5 years of relevant experience in applied selection practices, job analysis, test development, and validation

    ·          Foundational skills in conducting experimental research studies and data analysis

    ·          Proficiency in at least one statistics program (SPSS, R, SAS, etc.)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·          PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field

    ·          5-10 years of relevant experience in applied selection practices, job analysis, test development, and validation

    ·          Strong internal consulting skills and a track record of influencing stakeholders

    ·          Proven skills in experimental research design

  • 05/27/2020 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (U.S. Department of the Treasury)

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Apply Herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568427700

    Summary

    Serves as Director for Educational Program Development, and reports to the Associate Deputy Comptroller for Human Capital.

    Responsibilities

    As a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (HR Development), you will: 

    Direct the development of educational courses and programs (e.g., training, development, formal educational programs) to facilitate agency goals. Serve as the agency subject matter expert (SME) on matters related to instructional design and development, including advising senior leadership on these matters. Manage and participate on task forces and organizational studies which focus on training, education, and design/development issues.

    Provide technical advice and guidance to staff on methodology, approaches, and professional standards related to educational design and employee development. Establish objectives and goals in support of the OCC strategic plan. Develop short- and long-term plans affecting continuing education efforts.

    Conduct briefings on the status of new of existing educational programs to internal and external stakeholders at varying organizational levels.

    Maintain current knowledge of training and development requirements in bank supervision areas. Monitor changes in instructional design technologies to ensure that agency programs maintain state-of the-art quality and status.

    Perform the duties of a second line supervisor (e.g., evaluates performance, makes personnel decisions, assesses training needs).

    Occasional travel required - To attend conferences and/or training.

    Conditions of Employment

    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Complete a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Travel occasionally to attend conferences and/or training.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 60 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement: You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

    You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-VI band or GS-14 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:

    • Experience applying instructional systems design principles and practices in order to provide oversight and direct activities associated with employee development programs and activities.

    The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.


    For more information and instructions on how to apply for this position, visit USAJOBS using the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568427700



  • 05/06/2020 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    Merit Systems Protection Board's Office of Policy and Evaluation

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Apply herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567268400

    This is a non-supervisory senior research analyst position with the Office of Policy and Evaluation which has Governmentwide impact on how the Federal workforce is managed. You will design, conduct and report on studies of the Federal merit systems and human capital management policies and practices. Your responsibilities will include developing research methods; working with employment-related datasets; conducting statistical analyses; and presenting and documenting your data and findings.

    Responsibilities:

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Monitor and analyze Federal HR issues and initiatives on a continuing basis and recommend specific merit system studies.
    • Research and provide guidance on HR policies, programs, and practices.
    • Conduct studies, to include study design, research and field work, data and issue analysis, and writing a study report that presents findings and recommendations to the President, Congress, and Federal agencies.
    • Consult with and advise the office director and staff and other senior MSPB officials about the significance and consequences of study findings and recommendations.
    • Develop and maintain professional contacts with senior staff of Federal agencies, professional associations, employee and management organizations, and other stakeholders.
    • Represent MSPB before policymakers, Federal agencies, and stakeholders to explain MSPB programs and research, obtain information, and discuss studies.

    Requirements:

    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
    • As a condition of employment, satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check may be required for this position.
    • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service).
    • Direct Deposit : Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
    • This vacancy has a local commuting area requirement, as defined below: The area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Extensive knowledge of public sector HR policies and practices and the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply them to complex and diverse organizations and workforce needs.
    • Strong analytical skills to identify research issues, arrive at findings that are both fact-based and principled, and make supportable and persuasive recommendations.
    • Exceptional writing skills to convey information to technical and nontechnical audiences
    • Skill in managing complex projects.
    • Experience in conducting program evaluations or similar analyses of HR-related programs
    Desirable Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques
    • Proficiency in influencing others to accept new practices, policies, and regulations
    • Knowledge of employment law
    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to--
    • Provide advanced practical advice to managers or other staff members regarding human resources laws, rules, and regulations in two specialized areas (e.g., recruitment, staffing, pay, classification, performance management, employee relations, training, or human resources oversight).
    • Design and implement assessments of complex human resources processes and systems with assistance from supervisors and other experts.
    • With some guidance, make sound recommendations about HR policies and programs that have significant organizational impact.

    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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education:

    This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

  • 05/06/2020 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    Merit Systems Protection Board's Office of Policy and Evaluation

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Apply herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567269200

    This is a non-supervisory senior research analyst position with the Office of Policy and Evaluation which has Governmentwide impact on how the Federal workforce is managed. You will design, conduct and report on studies of the Federal merit systems and human capital management policies and practices. Your responsibilities will include developing research methods; working with employment-related datasets; conducting statistical analyses; and presenting and documenting your data and findings.

    Responsibilities:

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Managing and processing large employment-related datasets and planning, conducting, documenting, and interpreting the results of statistical analyses.
    • Conduct analytic research studies, including: designing the study methods, such as surveys or other research strategies; implementing the study managing and analyzing large datasets; drawing conclusions based on sound analysis; and writing the study report and making presentations to share findings and to make recommendations about Federal human resources policies and programs based on research findings.
    • Manage the overall study projects including developing the project plan, objectives and milestones, implementing the plan, controlling scope, meeting milestones, overcoming barriers and obtaining support and cooperation from management and other participants.
    • Provide research design, data management, statistical, and programming advice for other OPE research analysts especially when studies involve large datasets.
    • Consult with and advise the office director and staff and other senior MSPB staff members about the meaning and significance of a variety of data sources and analyses and on data reliability, validity and quality.

    Requirements:

    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
    • As a condition of employment, satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check may be required for this position.
    • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service).
    • Direct Deposit : Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Extensive knowledge of public sector HR policies and practices and the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply them to complex and diverse organizations and workforce needs.
    • Strong analytical skills to identify research issues, arrive at findings that are both fact-based and principled, and make supportable and persuasive recommendations.
    • Exceptional writing skills to convey information to technical and nontechnical audiences
    • Skill in managing complex projects.
    • Experience in conducting program evaluations or similar analyses of HR-related programs
    Desirable Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques
    • Proficiency in influencing others to accept new practices, policies, and regulations
    • Knowledge of employment law
    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience gained through other experience. Specialized experience at the GS-12 level is reflected in research that is moderately difficult and complex. At this level, basic research guidelines and precedent apply and can be replicated some variation. At this level, work is typically performed as a team member and with limited guidance and supervision.

    GS-14: To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience gained through other experience. Specialized experience at the GS-13 level is reflected in research that is difficult and complex, involving many unknowns and obstacles. At this level, basic research guidelines and precedent are limited in usefulness and a high degree of originality is required in defining and solving research problems. At this level, the amount of supervision is minimal and consists of broad guidance and oversight only.

    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.

    Education:

    Minimum Education Requirement:Bachelor's degree with a major or equivalent in psychology from an accredited college or university is required. A graduate degree (e.g., M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.) in psychology is preferred.

    Education and Specialized Experience:

    In addition to the minimum education requirement, you must meet the following education and/or specialized experience requirements. The specialized experience must be equivalent to that of at least one year at the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for these positions includes documented experience:

    • Using knowledge of behavioral research methodologies and survey design.
    • Using knowledge of the principles of industrial/organizational psychology and applied research in the work environment.
    • Conducting program evaluations or similar analyses of HR-related programs.
    • Managing and analyzing large and complex databases related to employment, workforce or management issues.
    • Using knowledge of advanced statistical analyses and statistical software.
    • Explaining data and research results clearly to technical and nontechnical audiences via presentations and written products, appropriately utilizing graphs and other visual aids.
  • 05/06/2020 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    Merit Systems Protection Board's Office of Policy and Evaluation

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Apply herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567268700

    This is a non-supervisory senior research analyst position with the Office of Policy and Evaluation which has Governmentwide impact on how the Federal workforce is managed. You will design, conduct and report on studies of the Federal merit systems and human capital management policies and practices. Your responsibilities will include developing research methods; working with employment-related datasets; conducting statistical analyses; and presenting and documenting your data and findings.

    Responsibilities:

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Managing and processing large employment-related datasets and planning, conducting, documenting, and interpreting the results of statistical analyses.
    • Conduct analytic research studies, including: designing the study methods, such as surveys or other research strategies; implementing the study managing and analyzing large datasets; drawing conclusions based on sound analysis;
    • and writing the study report and making presentations to share findings and to make recommendations about Federal human resources policies and programs based on research findings.
    • Manage the overall study projects including developing the project plan, objectives and milestones, implementing the plan, controlling scope, meeting milestones, overcoming barriers
    • and obtaining support and cooperation from management and other participants.
    • Provide research design, data management, statistical, and programming advice for other OPE research analysts especially when studies involve large datasets.
    • Consult with and advise the office director and staff and other senior MSPB staff members about the meaning and significance of a variety of data sources and analyses and on data reliability, validity and quality.
    • Monitoring and analyzing Federal human resources issues on a continuing basis and recommending special studies of HR programs or issues of current interest.

    Requirements:

    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
    • As a condition of employment, satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check may be required for this position.
    • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service).
    • Direct Deposit : Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
    • This vacancy has a local commuting area requirement, as defined below: The area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Extensive knowledge of public sector HR policies and practices and the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply them to complex and diverse organizations and workforce needs.
    • Strong analytical skills to identify research issues, arrive at findings that are both fact-based and principled, and make supportable and persuasive recommendations.
    • Exceptional writing skills to convey information to technical and nontechnical audiences
    • Skill in managing complex projects.
    • Experience in conducting program evaluations or similar analyses of HR-related programs
    Desirable Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques
    • Proficiency in influencing others to accept new practices, policies, and regulations
    • Knowledge of employment law
    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience gained through other experience. Specialized experience at the GS-12 level is reflected in research that is moderately difficult and complex. At this level, basic research guidelines and precedent apply and can be replicated some variation. At this level, work is typically performed as a team member and with limited guidance and supervision.

    GS-14: To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience gained through other experience. Specialized experience at the GS-13 level is reflected in research that is difficult and complex, involving many unknowns and obstacles. At this level, basic research guidelines and precedent are limited in usefulness and a high degree of originality is required in defining and solving research problems. At this level, the amount of supervision is minimal and consists of broad guidance and oversight only.

    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.

    Education:

    Minimum Education Requirement:Bachelor's degree with a major or equivalent in psychology from an accredited college or university is required. A graduate degree (e.g., M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.) in psychology is preferred.

    Education and Specialized Experience:

    In addition to the minimum education requirement, you must meet the following education and/or specialized experience requirements. The specialized experience must be equivalent to that of at least one year at the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for these positions includes documented experience:

    • Using knowledge of behavioral research methodologies and survey design.
    • Using knowledge of the principles of industrial/organizational psychology and applied research in the work environment.
    • Conducting program evaluations or similar analyses of HR-related programs.
    • Managing and analyzing large and complex databases related to employment, workforce or management issues.
    • Using knowledge of advanced statistical analyses and statistical software.
    • Explaining data and research results clearly to technical and nontechnical audiences via presentations and written products, appropriately utilizing graphs and other visual aids.
  • 05/06/2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Merit Systems Protection Board's Office of Policy and Evaluation

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Apply herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567269600

    This is a non-supervisory senior research analyst position with the Office of Policy and Evaluation which has Governmentwide impact on how the Federal workforce is managed. You will design, conduct and report on studies of the Federal merit systems and human capital management policies and practices. Your responsibilities will include developing research methods; working with employment-related datasets; conducting statistical analyses; and presenting and documenting your data and findings.

    Responsibilities:

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Monitor and analyze Federal HR issues and initiatives on a continuing basis and recommend specific merit system studies.
    • Research and provide guidance on HR policies, programs, and practices.
    • Conduct studies, to include study design, research and field work, data and issue analysis, and writing a study report that presents findings and recommendations to the President, Congress, and Federal agencies.
    • Consult with and advise the office director and staff and other senior MSPB officials about the significance and consequences of study findings and recommendations.
    • Develop and maintain professional contacts with senior staff of Federal agencies, professional associations, employee and management organizations, and other stakeholders.
    • Represent MSPB before policymakers, Federal agencies, and stakeholders to explain MSPB programs and research, obtain information, and discuss studies.

    Requirements:

    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
    • As a condition of employment, satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check may be required for this position.
    • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service).
    • Direct Deposit : Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
    • This vacancy has a local commuting area requirement, as defined below: The area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Extensive knowledge of public sector HR policies and practices and the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply them to complex and diverse organizations and workforce needs.
    • Strong analytical skills to identify research issues, arrive at findings that are both fact-based and principled, and make supportable and persuasive recommendations.
    • Exceptional writing skills to convey information to technical and nontechnical audiences
    • Skill in managing complex projects.
    • Experience in conducting program evaluations or similar analyses of HR-related programs
    Desirable Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques
    • Proficiency in influencing others to accept new practices, policies, and regulations
    • Knowledge of employment law

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to--

    • Provide advanced practical advice to managers or other staff members regarding human resources laws, rules, and regulations in two specialized areas (e.g., recruitment, staffing, pay, classification, performance management, employee relations, training, or human resources oversight).
    • Design and implement assessments of complex human resources processes and systems with assistance from supervisors and other experts.
    • With some guidance, make sound recommendations about HR policies and programs that have significant organizational impact.

    GS-14: To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to-

    • Provide interpretation of and expert advice on human resources laws, rules, and regulations in at least two specialized areas (e.g., recruitment, staffing, pay, classification, performance management, employee relations, training, or human resources oversight).
    • Plan, design, and conduct assessments of complex human resources processes and systems.
    • Independently make sound recommendations about HR policies and programs that have significant organizational impact.

    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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education:

    This position does not have an education qualification requirement.



  • 05/06/2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    TechWerks

    Location: Silver Spring, MD

    https://www.careerbuilder.com/jobs?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=Techwerks+research+associate&location=20910

    TechWerks LLC (TechWerks) is a rapidly growing company that has been supporting the VA and DOD for over 9 years. With over 100 employees and annual revenue of 15 million, TechWerks is a proven company with a highly respected leadership team consisting of career military veterans dedicated and committed to supporting the military and veteran communities. TechWerks specializes in healthcare information technology, training, analytics, and clinical research.

    As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), our success is attributed to our corporate culture focused on client and employee satisfaction. TechWerks prides itself on the ability to recruit and retain industry experts who are known for providing highly services to our VA and DOD customers. Our commitment to utilizing the most effective resources and providing the highest quality services is characterized by a client-focused, collaborative approach where communication, transparency and integrity are paramount.

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Associate with the following requirements:

    Perform a variety of research associate functions in support of behavioral health research efforts and resilience training development for the military. This work includes conducting literature reviews, preparing reports and presentation briefs, developing resilience training materials, and supporting data collections in the field.

    Assist with developing questionnaires, research training materials, and technical guides.

    Coordinate travel and some aspects of study logistics with research teams to successfully conduct data collections in field settings.

    Conduct scanning, quality control, data entry, and analysis of survey data collected from behavioral health research studies.

    Prepare research posters, reports, and briefs of research findings for national meetings and military leaders.

    Proofread and edit article manuscripts in collaboration with principal investigators and researchers.

    Develop and maintain research protocol files in accordance with human subjects protection regulatory guidelines throughout the life of protocol.

    Provide assistance to TechWerks HQ staff as needed on proposal writing projects and all job-related progress reports/technical reports.

    Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.

    Participate in trainings and other related duties as required and assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Must have a Master’s degree in public health or a related field with an interest in implementation science and evaluation of behavioral health programs. 

    Must have excellent English / writing and interpersonal skills; Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook; Previous experience preferred in survey scanning programs such as Remark or Scantron and statistical software such as SPSS or STATA.

    Must have at least one year full time work experience in public health, psychology, or a related behavioral health field.  U.S. citizenship or permanent resident is required. 

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex office procedures and techniques relating to position.

    Physical capabilities: work may involve long periods of standing.

    Work Environment: office environment; may require working evenings and weekends.

    Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Work environment characteristics 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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

    The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.corporate culture focused on client and employee satisfaction. TechWerks prides itself on the ability to recruit and retain industry experts who are known for providing highly services to our VA and DOD customers. Our commitment to utilizing the most effective resources and providing the highest quality services is characterized by a client-focused, collaborative approach where communication, transparency and integrity are paramount.

  • 05/04/2020 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is building out an internal I-O consulting unit and looking to add a Master’s or PhD-level I-O psychologist to the team. The team takes on a variety of efforts related to selection and assessment, training and development, and organizational analysis/effectiveness for the Agency. This is an exciting opportunity to take on I/O projects and initiatives that have a profound impact on the Agency's mission of protecting society from health threats.

    All applications must be submitted through the USAjobs portal. The application opens Thursday April 30th, and closes Wednesday May 13th.

    All applications must be submitted through the following portal by 5/13/20:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/565887100

    Please contact Dr. Peter Seely with any questions at off6@cdc.gov or (404) 498-5547.

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