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  • 07/24/2015 1:28 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    Location: Washington, DC

    **Note: this announcement is open until Monday, August 03, 2015**

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at

    Every day, our Personnel Psychologists provide consultative services and professional advice to management on a variety of human capital practices and initiatives.


    Key Requirements

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position
    • Successfully pass a Background Investigation including financial disclosure
    • You must pass a drug screening
    • Meet relevant experience and/or education requirements
    • You must submit resume and supporting documentation
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service


    As a Personnel Psychologist within the Human Capital and Training Office of the Management Directorate at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services you will:

    • Perform multiple, varying and complex assignments under the limited direction of a manager.
    • Provide consultative services and expert professional advice to executive and management officials on a wide variety of human capital practices and initiatives, including but not limited to competency modeling, workplace assessments, organizational development and employee engagement (via Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)).
    • Plan and conduct complex studies using sound scientific methodology, according to professional guidelines to make recommendations with respect to workforce planning scenarios, including evaluation of workforce mix, forecasting, succession planning and skill models.
    • Review assessment strategies, processes and procedures, make recommendations to management on appropriate assessment tools and procedures, and conduct content and criterion related validation studies of assessment systems.
    • Serve as the technical expert on projects regarding employee selection/development, organizational assessment/surveys and other workforce management issues.
    • Brief upper management on studies, analyses and competency model studies, including conducting research and literature reviews, focus groups, survey design, and data analysis.

    Qualifications Required:

    To qualify for this position you must have a 4-year or advanced degree with a major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology. (You MUST provide transcripts to verify this education.) GS-14: To qualify at the GS-14 level you must have at least one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the federal government, and are equipped with necessary job skills to perform successfully the duties of the position. 

    Such experience may include:

    • Application of Industrial, Organizational or Personnel Psychology theories, concepts, principles, methods, and techniques, including but not limited to job analysis, validity strategies, measurement objectives, psychometric analysis, personnel and executive assessment, test construction, performance management systems, organizational development and training programs.
    • Managing and leading large-scale, personnel-related projects or programs related to standards, selection/promotion, training, training evaluation, testing, and/or certification.
    • Perform statistical analyses using software programs in order to complete complex quantitative and qualitative analyses.

    For more information and to apply, please click on the link below: - Public - Government

  • 07/14/2015 3:28 PM | Anonymous

    ICF International

    Location: Washington, DC


    ICF seeks an I/O Psychologist –Manager to work within the Organizational Research, Learning, and Performance Division (ORLP) Division. ORLP focuses on providing practical solutions to challenges in management and organizational change for public and private sector clients. The Manager will lead projects in areas such as competency modeling, job analysis, proficiency development and change management.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Manage the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality solutions and services
    • Interact with federal, state, local and commercial clients
    • Manage the design, development, administration, and validation of job analyses, competency models and proficiency statements
    • Lead data collection and literature reviews
    • Conduct interviews and focus groups
    • Develop, administer, and analyze surveys
    • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis
    • Author presentations and technical reports

    Basic Qualifications:

    • PhD in Industrial / Organizational Psychology
    • Authorization to work for any U.S. employer
    • 8+ years working with applied research methodologies and data analyses
    • 8+ years of experience in job analysis and competency modeling
    • 5+ years of experience as a project manager responsible for project completion, quality, timeliness, and budget
    • Knowledge of best practices around topics such as job analysis, competency modeling, gap analysis, and qualitative and quantitative data collection
    • 8 + years of writing experience (e.g., to prepare technical reports; develop interview protocols)
    • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and SPSS

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • Previous Federal proposal experience
    • Experience designing 180 degree competency assessments
    • Experience designing and executing marketing and communication strategies
    • Experience working with organizations and clients in the energy sector
    • Experience with gathering information from subject matter experts via structured interviews, focus group sessions and job observations
    • Experience managing large projects and project teams worth $1-2M
    • Experience developing competency-based training is preferred

    Professional Skills:
    • Detail-oriented and capable of critically analyzing data outputs, and translating research findings into narrative descriptions & recommendations for action
    • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
    • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
    • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary
    • Ability to lead project teams on client sites

    Apply online:

    To expedite response, also send resume to Rachel Barney at 

  • 07/08/2015 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    Transportation Security Administration

    Location: Arlington, VA


    Seeking an Personnel Psychologist to join our dynamic team in the Assessment Services branch, within Strategic Organizational Design and Assessments Division, Office of Human Capital (OHC). If selected for this position, 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.

    Salary: $74,123.00 to $114,953.00 Per Year

    Series & Grade: SV-0180-I

    Open Period: July 1, 2015 - July 15, 2015

    Announcement Number: HQ-OHC-15-907921

    Department: Department Of Homeland Security

    Agency: Transportation Security Administration

    Position Info: Full Time - Temporary Not to Exceed 1 year (position may be made permanent without further competition) 


    This rewarding position includes the following requirements and duties:

    • 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
    • Obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

    For a complete description of qualifications, benefits and information on how to apply, go to: 

  • 07/02/2015 9:49 AM | Anonymous


    Aon Hewitt

    Location: Virtual

    Position Summary

    Interns assist consulting project teams by performing activities to support the development, validation, and implementation of various selection and assessment solutions for clients.  Leadership assessment and development expertise is also considered. Typical activities include research, competency development, job analysis, assessment development (i.e., role plays, checklists), item writing, data gathering, data cleaning, data merging, data analysis using Excel and SPSS, technical documentation, and providing support to consultants on client calls and meetings.  Interns should have 80% of their time focused on billable client work.  Interns work as contract employees with most of their time on spent short-term project assignments.  Often, and based on skill, interns will be considered for either our Leadership practice (with more focus on competencies, leadership assessment and leadership development), or our Selection & Assessment practice (with more focus on data analysis).

    Hours and Term

    Internships last from 6 months to 2 years, with a review to extend by the interns’ manager at 6 months.  Hours are 20 to 40 per week, with 32 typical and 80%+ availability during daytime business hours.  Internships are capped at 2 years, with intern positions being focused contractor work arrangements (via our partner Fisher Rock) that do not fold into eventual permanent employment with Aon Hewitt.

    Principle Duties and Responsibilities

    • Coordinate and execute logistical aspects of projects, communicating with clients as needed.
    • Revise standard materials (e.g. data collection tools, competency models, technical reports, validation results, assessment materials, leadership reports) to reflect client specific needs and contribute to the development of new materials.
    • Analyze validation or other assessment-specific data and manage data sets, using Excel and SPSS.
    • Create client presentations or technical documentation, including exhibits and appendices; research, compose, and review sections of technical documentation in accordance with professional guidelines and standards.
    • Facilitate and ensure quality of data collection sessions at client’s sites to support validation or other data requirements.

    Required Skills   

    Written and Oral Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Work Orientation, Interpersonal Skills, Teamwork, Attention to Detail, Data Analysis, Research Design, Technical Skills (in the areas of Competency Modeling, Validation Strategies, Job Analysis, Employee Selection and Assessment, statistics, SPSS, and MS programs such as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)

    Required Qualifications

    • Enrolled in a PhD program, with ABD status preferred.
    • Willingness to travel 10% of the time

    Working Conditions and Benefits

    Aon is the world's premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm, with offices in more than 120 countries. We offer global insurance, reinsurance, risk management and human resources job opportunities that will empower your career. As an intern, you will be assigned to report to one of our experienced Industrial-Organizational Psychologists whose role it is to mentor you and provide you with a wide range of challenging, real world business experience.  Interns will be exposed to a wide range of projects and activities to enable interns to learn extensively about consulting and the opportunity to apply I-O training to solve problems in the world’s largest organizations.   The environment is flexible and supportive, giving interns the ability to work remotely and vary working hours based on a school or dissertation schedule. 

    All interns will be provided with an Aon Hewitt computer.  Interns must have access to a working phone for internal and client calls.  Phone charges, internet, etc. for those working remotely are not reimbursed.  Office space may be available to those wishing to work in an office. 


    The pay schedule is as follows:

    • Starting wage $17/hour with pay and performance reviews every 6 months.
    • Increases are made in $2 - $4 increments per manager discretion (with Service Line Leader approval).  Any raises are based on performance and level of achievement in PhD program (i.e., defending Master’s thesis) and must adhere to a 6 month schedule.
    • Total hourly pay shall not exceed $25 per hour.
  • 07/01/2015 11:07 PM | Anonymous

    Fields Consulting Group

    Location: McLean, VA

    Fields Consulting Group, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in personnel assessment for public safety clients, is seeking applicants for the position of I/O Associate.  The position will be filled by an individual who can work well within a team and independently to successfully complete testing projects.  

    Job Duties typically include, but will not be limited to, 

    • Conducting job analyses
    • Developing test content
    • Validating test content
    • Analyzing data
    • Administering tests
    • Training promotional candidates and test raters, and 
    • Providing feedback to test takers.  
    The position reports to the Director of Testing.  The person in this position will be headquartered at our office in McLean, Virginia, and will work on projects within the Washington DC area and nationally.  

    Education and Experience:

    • Masters or Ph.D. in I/O Psychology
    • Related experience in public safety and/or testing is preferred

    Skills and Attributes:  

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
    • Strong analytical and statistical skills
    • Strong PC skills (including expertise in Microsoft Office products and SPSS)
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work in team environment
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Ability to travel and work hours / weekends as needed

    Fields (, an Equal Opportunity employer.  

    Send resumes to the attention of Jennifer Flaig at

  • 06/26/2015 10:40 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.


    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


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

    For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please go to  .EOE.

  • 06/26/2015 10:28 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.


    • 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


    • A Ph.D in Educational Measurement, Quantitative Psychology, Statistics, Industrial-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.
    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 To apply, please go to  .EOE.

  • 06/17/2015 11:37 PM | Anonymous

    PDRI, a CEB company

    Location: Northern Virginia and Baltimore Area

    Learning Consultant II With TS/SCI Clearance - 
    Requisition #: 51486

    PDRI, a CEB company, is currently looking for a talented individual to join our fast-paced consulting team in the Baltimore, MD metro area, and Chantilly, VA. PDRI is a premier talent management consulting firm with a 40 year history of designing, developing, and implementing customized and innovative solutions to meet complex, sensitive, and unique challenges. Our training consultants work in a team-based environment to identify client needs and develop and implement custom solutions to meet those needs. We leverage insights from what the best companies do to help organizations solve their toughest problems. 

    You will make an impact in this role by:

    • Applying knowledge of instructional strategies, learning principles, and delivery solutions
    • Developing instructional approach and analysis/instructional strategy plans and presents them to clients and implements the approach
    • Managing specific tasks or processes directly related to their own work (e.g., training needs analysis, curriculum design document, storyboards, training evaluation) and projects with guidance and then independently conducting consulting activities with minimum, if any guidance
    • Independently developing deliverables
    • Developing and delivering learning products and deliverables on time
    • Leading presentations with clients

    Basic Qualifications:

    • A TS/SCI security clearance is required for this position. 
    • A Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design or a related field;
    • 3 to 5+ years work experience in a related field 
    • Solid knowledge of core learning topics such as all phases of the ADDIE process, Section 508, SCORM, adult learning theories and delivery technologies 
    • The ability to interact effectively with clients
    • The ability to communicate well and make compelling presentations to customers
    • A high level of attention to detail 
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and teamwork skills 

    CEB, the leading member-based advisory company, equips more than 10,000 organizations around the globe with insights, tools, and actionable solutions to transform enterprise performance. By combining advanced research and analytics with best practices from member companies, CEB helps leaders realize outsized returns by more effectively managing talent, information, customers, and risk. Member companies include 90% of the Fortune 500, nearly 75% of the Dow Jones Asian Titans, and more than 85% of the FTSE 100. More at 

    Known as an innovative growth firm, CEB is hiring experienced professionals and early careerists in exciting locations around the world. Learn more about our opportunities at

    CEB is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

    For more information and to apply, please click one of the following links: 


    Northern Virginia:

  • 06/14/2015 6:06 PM | Anonymous

    Delta Airlines, Inc.

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Please note: this posting will only be active until 06/28

    Requisition #: 252062
    Atlanta, GA


    Responsible for managing and monitoring post conditional job offer hiring process components governed by federal, state, and local regulations. Responsibilities include daily oversight and management of pre-employment background checks, criminal history records checks, and I-9/E-Verify, to include auditing associated policies, processes, and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance and the utilization of effective business processes.
    Responsible for ensuring corporate compliance with federal, state, and local Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity related laws and regulations, including developing and implementing the federally required Affirmative Action Program; conducting OFCCP and other government agency audit preparation and compliance reviews; handling internal requests for EEO data and reports; as well as conducting statistical and other required reporting for federal, state, and local agencies.

    Responsible for monitoring and evaluating all aspects of selection processes, from a compliance perspective, to include reviewing job analyses and validation studies.

    Responsible for developing and implementing measures for conducting internal audits of staffing and employment processes, including process mapping, data analysis, and formulating recommended solutions.

    Responsible for leading and managing staff performing the day to day activities associated with post conditional job offer hiring process components governed by federal, state, and local regulations.

    Develops both strategic and tactical plans that create a safety-conscious environment resulting in employee safety and well-being.



    • Bachelors level degree required. A concentration in HR or I/O Psychology strongly preferred.
    • Minimum of 4 years' experience with AAP/OFCCP compliance, including experience with OFCCP audits, AAP development and implementation, and federal contractor required reporting (including federal, state, and local).
    • Minimum of 4 years' experience with employment compliance processes, including analysis and validation of selection processes, pre-employment background checks, criminal history records checks, and I-9/E-Verify.
    • Prior Supervisory experience required.
    • Must have proficient knowledge of and practical experience with employment compliance laws and regulations, including but not limited to EO11246, VEVRAA, Section 503, and UGESP.
    • Must be able to manage multifaceted projects simultaneously in conjunction with performing day to day activities with minimal direction.
    • Must be able to analyze data, form conclusions, and propose recommendations and prepare written executive decks.
    • Must have strong writing skills and experience with writing executive decks.
    • Must be able to lead, direct, and manage direct reports including performance management of day to day activities, and team/individual development.
    • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work without close supervision, as well as the ability to work under pressure on multi-tasked projects with strict time constraints.
    • Must possess strong analytical, problem solving, investigative, coaching, and facilitation skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to work effectively with employees and all levels of management within the company, as well as various organizations and agencies external to Delta.
    • A high degree of professionalism and confidentiality is required.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS OfficeOutlook, and MS PowerPoint.
    • Able to travel, as needed, including overnight trips.


    For more information and to apply, please click the following link:


  • 05/18/2015 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a dynamic organization that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on our past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow conceptualize, build, integrate, and support intelligence systems. Much of our work requires high-level security clearances, and the descriptions and details of this work are classified.

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Training and Professional Services, the Manager for Police Management Services has primary responsibility for client-centered services that include but are not limited to problem-specific technical assistance, organization and staffing studies, patrol deployment analyses, and comprehensive operations and management evaluations.  In addition, serves as team member of the Training and Professional Services Division, providing consulting services to police agencies in the areas of personnel testing, assessment centers, executive search, and training.


    • Provides fee-based consulting services to local, state, federal, and tribal police agencies, delivering practical recommendations to improve effectiveness, productivity, best practices, and professionalism of police services.
      Prepares proposals, including work plans, staffing plans, and budgets.
    • Leads and manages service efforts, employing IACP staff and contract consultants.  The Manager is required to conduct major portions of the study and to work with study teams in the field.
    • Remains sensitive and responsive to client needs during study periods.
    • Exercises quality control during study periods, including problem correction and cost accountability.
      Presents, explains, and justifies study findings and recommendations in public settings. 
    • Recruits and trains, and managers a broad range of law enforcement subject matter experts who serve as associate consultants in support of IACP Professional Services engagements.
    • Drafts, edits, and produces complex and extensive technical reports.
    • Serves as staff liaison to IACP committees or sections as assigned.
    • Collaborates and provides support for other divisional activities. Assists in the design, development, and delivery of consulting services to agencies on a contract basis for personnel testing, assessment center, executive search, and training services. 
    • Assists in the delivery of domestic and international training.
    • Other duties assigned by the Assistant Director of Training and Professional Services, Director of Training and Professional Services, IACP Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director.


    • Education and Experience: Master’s degree in relevant discipline required.
    • Formal training in law enforcement management, organizational analysis or Industrial/Organizational Psychology is preferred.
    • Ten (10) years of job-relevant experience.  Work at a command level in a law enforcement agency is a preferred experience. 
    • Equivalent combinations of advanced education and experience will be considered.
      Skill Requirements: Core knowledge and skills requirements include:

    For more information and to apply, please click here

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