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  • 08/10/2015 10:22 PM | Anonymous

    Society for Human Resource Management

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has developed a competency-based HR certification based on the SHRM competency model. The Director, Certification Exam Development is responsible for directing the creation of exams that will be used to confer SHRM’s certification credentials. S/he is responsible for using competency-based models and tools to create and sustain exams. In addition, this position will ensure exam quality by using psychometric analysis, applying testing standards, following industry best practices, and including feedback from stakeholders such as the SHRM Certification Commission. This position will oversee multiple large-scale test content development efforts (at least two per year) involving stakeholders from across the SHRM family of brands.

    This position is responsible for managing numerous support vendors, including a test development vendor, a test administration vendor, and individual Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). It is estimated that this position manages a contract budget of $4MM and a team of 15 contractors, along with almost 100 SMEs, per year. This position will also coordinate with the Manager, Certification Research to lead large-scale validation research efforts. This will require building executive-level relationships to obtain and manage data on candidate performance.

    To ensure the exams are current and relevant, the Director, Certification Exam Development will work with the Manager, Certification Research and with other SHRM stakeholders (SHRM Foundation, etc.) to identify workplace and people management issues and trends that are relevant to HR professionals, CHROs, C-suite executives, and business leaders. S/he will ensure these trends are reflected in the exam content, then will coordinate with SHRM stakeholders to disseminate this content.

    • Lead all efforts to develop exam content. This includes recruiting and training SMEs, working with SMEs and vendors to create, review, and analyze items, and deploying high-quality exam items and forms. (D)
    • Lead all efforts to perform psychometric analysis, examine the item characteristics, review exam specifications, and build and equate forms for exam development. (D)
    • Assure and maintain the quality of tests and standards for testing, using established industry standards and best practices. (D)
    • Serves as a key technical expert in test development and exam design. (D)
    • Manage multiple support vendor engagements to ensure test content development is moving according to specifications. This includes drafting contracts, facilitating management and legal review of those contracts, monitoring vendor progress against milestones, serving as a liaison between vendors and SHRM stakeholders, identifying performance issues and working with vendors to resolve them. (D)
    • Demonstrate proficiency in project management and standing up high-stakes assessment and/or certification program content. (D)
    • Maintain the item-banking process for competency-based certification test content. (D)
    • Assist in developing a program of research and support all research and validation activities around the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP examinations. (W)
    • Support the development of additional resources for HR professionals based upon competencies research and the SHRM Competency Framework. (M)
    • Develop technical reports based upon analyses of test development research activities. (P)
    • Provide statistical analysis to support interactions with the Certification Commission. (P)
    • Develop and publish thought leadership content, in collaboration with Social Media, Professional Development, the Knowledge Department, Publications and other content producing and disseminating departments. (P)
    • Work collaboratively within SHRM to integrate thought leadership activities with exam content to ensure alignment between exams and other SHRM offerings. Serve as an internal resource for content expertise. (P)
    • Lead a team of contractors providing test development support.
    • Lead a team of contractors providing test administrative support.
    • Recruit, lead, and develop a corps of 100 SMEs to build and review test content.
    • Lead support staff (interns/temporary support).
    Required Skills
    • Performance management and leadership skills to ensure effective execution of SHRM’s credentialing exams.
    • Project management capabilities to ensure effective and efficient development of competency-based credentialing program.
    • Advanced analytical skills in psychometrics and testing to ensure effective and efficient validation of competency-based credentialing program.
    • Executive presence and excellent presentation skills, with the ability to persuasively present at high-level public events to practitioner and business audiences.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills are a must.
    • Knowledge of the HR field and an extensive network of thought leaders in HR, business, government and consulting.
    • SPSS, SAS, MS Office Suite
    Required Experience
    • At least 10 years of experience working in human resources or closely related field.
    • Experience working in association-based certification or credentialing environment preferred.
    • Minimum five years of experience managing contract-based relationships with vendors.
    • Minimum least five years of experience working specifically on projects related to competency development, criterion validation, and competency-based assessment development. The incumbent must have experience with analyzing job requirements and conducting practice analysis and/or needs analysis for the purpose of developing a competency-based testing platforms. Expert knowledge of certification tests, assessment tools and methodologies or for developing such tools is required. The incumbent must have a background in statistics, statistical packages, and an advanced capability to connect scientific findings to bottom-line business results. Further, the incumbent must be able to relate these findings to non-scientific and/or executive audiences.
    • Experience in project management and product development a plus.
    • Familiarity with marketing and long-term business planning  a plus.

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

  • 08/05/2015 12:42 PM | Anonymous

    Ho-Chunk, Inc.

    Location: Greenbelt, MD

    The person selected for this position will be responsible for collection, organization, and study of equal employment data.  This position also provides support with statistical concepts and tools to perform work as a contractor for a federal Agency. 
    • Works collaboratively with the client organization to develop and maintain statistical models to support various programs
    • Provides detailed explanation of complex statistical techniques along with findings, conclusions and recommendations
    • Provides strong written and verbal communication of data intricacies and conclusions to clients, stakeholders, etc.
    • Provide, properly interpret and communicate data findings and associated implications to Center management  
    • Collect and analyze statistical data to identify and predict trends

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

    Travel may be required 3-4 times per year to other GSFC locations

    Please click the link to apply:  Human Capital Statistician Job ID 539

  • 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:

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