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  • 02/23/2018 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

    Location: Arlington, VA

    Vacancy Details

    Announcement Number:

    HQ-OHC-18-429064A-P

    Follow this link to access job announcement and apply:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491819900

    Hiring Agency:

    DHS/Transportation Security Administration

    Position Title:

    Personnel Psychologist

    Open Period:

    02/20/2018 - 03/05/2018

    Format MM/DD/YYYY

    Series/Grade:

    SV - 0180 J

    Salary:

    (USD) $96,552 - (USD) $149,651

    Promotion Potential:

    SV-J

    Duty Location(s):

    2 Vacancies in

    Arlington, VA, US

    For More Info:

    HR Help Desk
    877-872-7990
    Helpdesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov

    Overview

    Who May Apply:

    Open to all U.S. Citizens.

    Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 28.22%.

    This position is located in Arlington, VA.

    Security Clearance Required:

    Secret

    Duration Appointment:

    Permanent

    Marketing Statement:

    Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.               

    Summary:

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

    This position is also being announced through Government-Wide procedure under Announcement #HQ-OHC-18-429064-G. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements.

    Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

    Supervisory Position:

    No

    Relocation Authorized:

    No

    Travel Required:

    Occasional Travel

    Occasional travel is required.

    Conditions of Employment:

    You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National. You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. Selective Service registration is required. See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section

    Duties

    This Personnel Psychologist position is located in the Workforce Assessments Branch of the Workforce Assessments and Position Management & Classification Division, Office of Human Capital (OHC) Recruitment and Hiring Directorate, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as a principal technical specialist for large and complex assessment projects to meet organizational needs and address workforce management issues requiring the application of new and emerging theories, approaches, and testing methods. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Serving as a team lead in developing and validating assessments for hiring, promotion, and certification. Evaluating the validity of current and proposed testing methods and applications to ensure job relatedness and the ability of the agency to defend its assessment criteria in third party forums. Reviewing assessment strategies, processes and procedures, making recommendations to management on appropriate assessment tools and procedures, and conducting content and criterion related validation studies of assessment systems.
    • Planning and carrying out comprehensive job analyses and competency modeling studies requiring extensive research, literature reviews, and focus groups in order to ensure effective data collection, survey design, and subsequent data analysis. These team efforts may result in new approaches and methodologies for gathering and assessing information, identifying and evaluating critical competencies, or assessing workforce behaviors.
    • Interpreting data and communicating technical information (e.g., results, recommendations) to non-technical and senior level audiences.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Education:

    Requirements:

    You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    Evaluations:

    You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation.  You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position.  We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

    When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans’ Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee.  At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.

    Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures.  Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

    Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Desirable (Quality Ranking) Factors as determined by the job analysis.

    Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined by the job analysis.

    Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined by the job analysis.

    Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on
    veterans’ preference.

    Qualifications:

    BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have a four year degree with a major or equivalent in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or a related field, for this position. You must attach copies of your transcripts to this application to verify your degree(s). These can be unofficial copies.

    To qualify for the SV-J Pay Band (equivalent to GS-14), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-I Pay Band or GS-13 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Specialized experience is defined as: 

    • Applying test theory and utilizing psychometric methodology to develop employment tests and assessments (e.g., job knowledge tests, cognitive ability tests, situational judgement tests, structured interviews);
    • Performing statistical analyses and interpreting the results to examine psychometric properties and determine the effectiveness of assessment tools;
    • Designing and evaluating assessments in accordance with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Principles and Uniform Guidelines to ensure legal defensibility.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. 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.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:

    http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/benefits

    Additional Benefits:

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select “Benefits.” Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position (e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these circumstances.

    Other Information:

    Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies.  Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov.

    To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.  

    DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about
    E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an
    Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information,
    click here.

    Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.

    More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

    If you are entering TSA employment on an appointment without time limitations, you must serve a basic trial period unless you have already met the requirement.

    TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information
    click here.

    View
    common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

    Veterans and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.

    Your application must include:

    1. Resume
    2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
    3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)

    Follow this link to access job announcement and apply:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491819900

    We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply.  The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 10:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Sunday.  If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to
    Helpdesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov or fax 1-877-872-7993.  

    When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns.  

    Required Documents:

    In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on  Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service (a veteran who was honorably discharged from the armed forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active duty service), or education or a combination of education and experience:

    DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge.

    SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later.

    Transcripts - If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

    What to Expect Next:

    The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.


  • 02/14/2018 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    Northrop Grumman

    Location: Falls Church, VA

    US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

    Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

    Travel: No

    Description

    An internship or co-op at Northrop Grumman is unique. Sure, you’ll learn new skills, explore our enterprise, network with experts, connect with thought leaders, and finish with a resume that opens doors. But you’ll gain something even more valuable: pride in what you’ve done. Join us and launch your career. We’ll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security.

    The enterprise Performance, Engagement, and Measures organization within the Talent Management Center of Excellence is seeking a summer intern. The intern will support the enterprise engagement and inclusion survey, training and development evaluations, and planned and ad-hoc research projects across the employee life-cycle (e.g., onboarding, manager assessments). This is a great opportunity for a student to build applied skills in areas central to industrial/organizational psychology.

    Qualifications

     Basic Qualifications:

    • Candidates must be currently enrolled full-time pursuing a Masters or PhD from an accredited college/university program in industrial/organizational psychology or related field
    • Completed coursework in relevant areas (e.g., research design, personnel psychology, organizational psychology, human resource development, motivation, leadership)
    • Experience in survey design and analysis
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and navigate ambiguous situations
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Current PhD student
    • Minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher

    https://ngc.taleo.net/careersection/ngc_coll/jobdetail.ftl?job=18003364&lang=en

    Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

  • 02/01/2018 11:35 PM | Anonymous

    Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

    Location: 655 K St NW #100, Washington, DC 20001

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is seeking a Manager, Admissions and Selection Research to join the program in conducting research and development on medical school admissions and residency selection, including evaluation of current processes and development of new tools and resources to aid the admissions and selection process. The work will include job analysis, needs analysis, development of new tools (e.g., SJTs, video interviews, biodata, etc.), big data analyses, and validation studies. This work will be conducted through partnerships with medical schools, residency programs, AAMC staff from multiple clusters, and contractors.

    The Manager will lead some aspects of this work and will be expected to contribute intellectually to others. S/he will be responsible for conceptualizing new assessments (e.g., SJT, SVI, etc.), designing research to develop and evaluate new tools, managing implementation of research and development projects, and planning and conducting outreach efforts to support them. The Manager will also be responsible for directing the work of AAMC staff and contractors who are assigned to the project, as well as working with AAMC leadership and constituents to ensure understanding and support for the new assessments. The Manager will be responsible for leading planning and implementation of complex statistical and psychometric analyses, including traditional validity analyses, CTT, Generalizability Theory, IRT, and machine learning techniques
    .

     

    Plan and execute research, development, and implementation of new tools for use in admissions and selection

    • Lead research and development projects to create new assessments to measure non-cognitive attributes (e.g., SJT, SVI, etc.) and evaluate the psychometric properties and value of new tools  developed for use in medical school admissions and residency selection
    • Develop and facilitate job analysis and content-oriented data collection methods (interviews, focus group protocols, job observation, job analysis questionnaires, etc.)
    • Design and conduct content-oriented, concurrent and predictive criterion, and transportability validation studies
    • Design research to evaluate the psychometric properties and validity of new tools and evaluate the benefits and risks of new tools for use in medical school admissions and residency selection, including traditional validity analyses, CTT, Generalizability Theory, IRT, and machine learning techniques.
    • Work with AAMC colleagues and vendors to address potential operational issues (e.g. number of administrations) that need to be considered during research and development efforts

     

    Manage project team including vendors, AAMC colleagues, and constituent partners to on research and development efforts for new tools

    • Plan and manage the AAMC staff and vendor’s work (e.g., tasks, staffing needs, etc.) to ensure that projects are completed and meet AAMC’s high standards
    • Plan and monitor project timelines to ensure that vendors’ work is accurate and completed in a timely manner
    • Plan meeting with the external Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to ensure that new assessments adhere to technical best practices and appropriate research is being conducted to support their use in a high-stakes selection context
    • Plan and monitor administrative and legal aspects of projects, such as the focus framework, non-disclosure agreements, data usage agreements, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that all projects are in compliance
    • Plan and monitor project budgets, including being responsible for tracking and paying invoices

     

    Build relationships with key constituents and AAMC leadership ​

    • Lead outreach efforts for the new assessments to gather constituent input and build support and buy-in for the new assessments
    • Work with constituent advisory group to plan and execute research and communication efforts to support new tools
    • Create and deliver presentations (PowerPoint, Webinar, Talks, etc.) at constituent meetings
    • Deliver presentations and answer questions from AAMC leadership when called upon to explain the project

     

    Qualifications:

    A Master's degree is required for this role; Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Psychometrics, Educational Measurement, Quantitative Psychology or related field with an emphasis on assessment and selection, psychometrics, and validation

    A minimum of 8 years of related work experience is required for this role

     

    Skills:

    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of personnel selection and validation research.
    • Advanced knowledge of research design, statistics, and psychometrics.
    • Advanced skills in the full suite of Microsoft Office products, Windows, and database environments. 
    • Advanced SPSS or SAS or R.
    • Experience managing large projects and complex business processes.
    • Experience managing vendors.
    • Able to work in a consensus-based decision making environment.
    • Strictly observes AAMC policies regarding confidentiality of information and personally identifiable information.
    • Strong verbal and writing skills necessary to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders including AAMC staff and constituents.
    • Demonstrates maturity, tact, and sound judgment in dealing with AAMC staff and constituents.
    • Time-management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple, critical tasks while maintaining a high level of service and attention to detail and adhering to a strict schedule.
    • Skill in managing project timelines. Escalates issues appropriately.  Identify sources of problems and recommend solutions.

    If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions.  One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative​​ Action Employer.  The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

    Apply here: https://aamc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AAMC/job/Washington/Manager--Admissions-and-Selection-Research_10002954-1

  • 02/01/2018 11:21 PM | Anonymous

    BetterUp

    Location: Remote

    We’re looking for a world-class behavioral science expert to advance our efforts to improve the quality of life for millions of professionals around the world. People today live longer, and are wealthier, than ever before, but our happiness is decreasing. At BetterUp, our coaches partner with working professionals to help them thrive both professionally and personally. Our mission is to help every leader pursue their lives with clarity, purpose, and passion.

    BetterUp is currently seeking a senior, innovative, experienced, and highly trained behavioral scientist passionate about unlocking human potential through coaching. BetterUp’s SBS will engage with C-suite and VP level executives at Fortune 1000 companies to design novel, transformational coaching programs for their employees. The SBS will be expected to build rapport with senior level executives, advise them on best-practice behavioral solutions to organizational challenges, and strategically manage the relationship using a consultative approach to present solutions mapped to BetterUp offerings.

    BetterUp’s SBS will serve as an expert advisor and contributor throughout the sales process. They will provide subject matter expertise to support account executives in educating prospective buyers about BetterUp’s scientific methodology, and in partnering to design each custom deployment. In later stages, BetterUp’s SBS will partner with customer success on operationalizing that design, and on its execution. Over time, they will continue to support that customer as their Chief Behavioral Officer, consulting on expansion opportunities.

    In addition, our SBS will drive innovative research efforts to advance the science of coaching and behavior change. In these efforts they will partner both internally, with in-house experts, and externally, with world-class academic teams, to design and execute groundbreaking studies, filling gaps in the knowledge base supporting BetterUp’s work.

    At BetterUp you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with talented, motivated, and intellectually stimulating colleagues who thrive on helping organizations solve their most pressing behavioral business challenges.

    Responsibilities

    • Create innovative, flexible organizational coaching solutions that both meet the needs of each prospect or customer, and suit the goals of our business. SBSs should be able to translate between multiple behavioral disciplines (leadership development; positive psychology; behavioral economics; cognitive neuroscience; motivational science) to create one of a kind, best-in-class solutions for our prospects.
    • Drive innovative research in partnership with both internal and external experts in order to advance the science behind our work.
    • Demonstrate consistently excellent performance selling prospects and customers on the scientific value of our product, our model, our analytics, and our approach.
    • Collaborate seamlessly with account executives to advance prospects to purchasing decisions; and with customer success to execute on the organizational solutions that the SBS designs.

    Key Behaviors

    • Display poise and expertise in high-stakes conversations to inspire buyer confidence.
    • Demonstrate unerring responsiveness to internal customers, including sales, customer success managers (CSM), and coach ops.
    • Professionally nurture external relationships with prospects and customers over time to support sales and expansions.
    • Effectively explain complex scientific concepts to laypeople in the form of clear, polished presentations. Support marketing efforts aiming to do the same.
    • Think creatively and interdisciplinarily, crossing academic silos to inform innovative solutions.
    • Develop a deep understanding of BetterUp’s coaching service and wraparound technology platform.
    • Learn continuously to stay on your edge in the relevant scientific literature.
    • Flexibly solve prospect challenges, and optimize for business constraints.
    • Collaborate without ego, willing to take on small tasks and large.

    Requirements

    • Hold a PhD or an MD from a top-tier university in one of the following fields: psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, behavioral economics, psychiatry (if MD), organizational leadership, organizational development/change.
    • Minimum 5 years of business experience, ideally within an HR department or equivalent, with management experience.
    • Successful experience creating and guiding novel behavioral initiatives for large organizations.
    • Coaching experience a plus.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated desire for continued learning and development across different academic disciplines.

    Benefits

    • Full coverage medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Unlimited use, at your own discretion, vacation policy
    • “Volunteer days” to give back to your local community
    • Professional development through BetterUp coaching for you and a significant other
    • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement and promotion
    • Flexible work arrangements

    BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Apply here: https://www.betterup.co/jobs/?gh_jid=1001838

  • 01/26/2018 1:45 PM | Anonymous

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

    Location:  810 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20223

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently accepting applications until 02/16/2018 for the position of Personnel Psychologist ($96,970 - $148,967) (GS- 13/14) at its headquarters in Washington, DC. The selectee will be part of a team that delivers high-quality employment and organizational assessment services to VA and provides cutting-edge Human Resources management services with a specific focus on individual, organizational, and outcome assessment.

    This job is open to Federal employees, current or former competitive service employees, including:  merit promotion, career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), or transfer.

    Our Mission

    To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country.  Every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

    The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    Responsibilities

    The Personnel Psychologist position is with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Recruitment and Placement Policy Service (RPPS) located in Washington, D.C. RPPS provides human resources services to support the 169 Human Resources Offices within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    The incumbent applies innovative assessment procedures and technologies to develop practical solutions to human resources management hiring and retention problems, and also provides emerging occupational assessment assistance and training to Human Resources Offices, management and employees.

    This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-14. At the GS-13 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence.

    Major duties and responsibilities includes but are not limited to:

    •                Provides current and emerging assessment options and models; identifies steps and variables to consider when developing an assessment strategy; develops and validates effective competency models and competency-based assessments for recruitment, selection and promotion and career development. These assessments are also used to measure aptitudes, interests, abilities and achievements levels as revealed by objective test in order to accurately evaluate candidates.
    •                Develops the agency assessment strategic plan which requires the application of the latest findings in the field of industrial/organizational psychology in such areas as personnel assessment and evaluation, theories of motivation, personnel recruitment and selection, psychometrics, compensation, training/training evaluation, job design and technology in the workplace. Develops adequate and appropriate criteria for required evaluation instruments construction and constructs various surveys, questionnaires and assessment tools. Reviews the technical adequacy of evaluation procedures, such as structure interview, assessment techniques, training, and leadership development practices and recommends enhancements.
    •                Creates assessment plans designed to implement one or more assessment tool for an organization, occupation, or a specific situation.
    •                The incumbent must be able to identify and eliminate barriers to effectively assess candidates. The Psychologist ensures that key players in the federal hiring process - hiring manager, HR professional, agency leaders and OPM, work together to create an effective assessment strategy. The incumbent works with hiring managers to reduce the narrow perception of assessment tools by involving them in the hiring process which leads to a better Federal hire.
    •                Works in concert with the Agency automated staffing system to support a large range of assessments options. Work with managers to produce meaningful assessment data to evaluate the effectiveness of the assessments.
    •               Participates in the development and revision of department qualification standards and facilitates training of professional standard board members in the application of qualification standards.
    •                Convenes and conducts panels of subject matter experts to develop occupational assessments with the goal of hiring new employees who possess the right competencies and will contribute to agency success. The incumbent explains the options to the subject matter experts and guides them to ensure they are devoted resources, invest sufficient time, and outline reasonable goals for agency success.
    •                Arranges for data collection; plans for the scoring and analysis of data for surveys and questionnaires for assigned projects. Instructs personnel in data collection procedures and in reporting methods, and supplies such other information as may be required.
    •                Prepares technical reports and summaries on the resulting findings and products. Makes recommendations as to whether to adopt conclusions or question findings because of methodological, procedural, or technical failings, as well as for inappropriate conclusions.
    •                Collaborates with the Human Resources Community to provide assessment training to Human Resources Specialist, hiring managers and senior leaders.        
    •          Performing a full range of supervisory functions.

    To Apply

    For a full description and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/489506100 

    Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2018 11:59pm EST.


  • 01/20/2018 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Secret Service

    Location: 950 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20223

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($114,590 - $148,967) at its headquarters in Washington, DC. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with conducting research and developing, implementing, and maintaining effective human capital tools for personnel assessment (entry-level and promotional), career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce.

    Our Mission

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

    Responsibilities

    The selectee will serve as a Branch Chief in the Human Resources Research and Assessment Division responsible for leading the development and validation of effective competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness.

    Additional duties of this position may include:

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

    To Apply

    Interested applicants should visit www.usajobs.gov for application procedures. After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter the associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”. The job announcement number for this job opportunity is HUM-PM053-18-MP and HUM-PM053-18-DE.

    Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2018 11:59pm EST.


  • 01/08/2018 9:49 PM | Anonymous

    Arlington Virginia

    Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA

    Position Information

    Arlington County is looking for a well-rounded, human resources professional to join our award-winning Human Resources Department as a Compensation and Classification Analyst. The successful candidate will join a team of professional analysts who provide consultation and technical guidance regarding compensation and classification matters to all levels of employees in the County Government. The position will support multiple agencies, developing and maintaining close working relationships with management, employees, and human resources liaisons to build an understanding of their operations and to develop effective compensation and classification solutions.

    This Analyst will conduct job audits and salary analyses to determine appropriate classification decisions; manage projects; compile and evaluate complex data, prepare reports, develop presentations; provide training and follow-up to ensure successful implementation of new initiatives; and work as a team with other analysts to complete county-wide studies. Although primarily focused on compensation, this position also offers opportunities to work on cross-functional and departmental teams, and to contribute to critical efforts such as selection and test development for public safety assessment centers.

    Other duties include:

    • writing and updating job descriptions based upon desk audit, job analysis questionnaire, and market information and determining exemption status;
    • conducting compensation and salary surveys, analyzing market data to determine and maintain the County's competitive position;
    • developing, implementing and maintaining compensation programs, policies and procedures;
    • conducting organizational design studies, and managing HR related projects;
    • using Microsoft Office products to include Excel, Power Point, and Access to translate data into diagrams, graphs or presentations for sharing with a variety of audiences;
    • running queries on ORACLE based HR data system to extract employee, compensation and other HR information;
    • performing job analyses to identify critical competencies for selection including public safety test development; and,
    • maintaining a knowledge of federal and state legislation including FLSA that might affect compensation and classification policies.

    Successful candidates for this position will possess the ability to communicate with all levels of employees regarding critical and sensitive compensation and classification matters; embrace opportunities to build strong partnerships with agencies; approach classification and compensation challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; contribute to promoting a total reward philosophy; and explore compensation issues by listening and collaborating to identify innovative solutions.

    NOTE: This position may be filled as a full-time position or on a part-time basis and may be filled at any level within the established broad band depending on qualifications. The pay band above encompasses entry through senior-level work.

    Selection Criteria

    Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field plus significant experience in job evaluation, job and organizational design, and/or compensation or other closely-related human resource functions.

    Substitution: Significant experience in a directly related field may substitute for the Bachelor's degree requirement. A Master's degree in I/O Psychology or Human Resources Administration or closely related field with a related internship or practicum may substitute for some of the experience requirement.

    The preferred candidate will have one or more of the following:

    • experience analyzing a wide variety of jobs (Executive, Management, Professional, Administrative, Trades etc.), preferably for job evaluation and classification purposes;
    • experience in a wide variety of compensation areas including the interpretation and application of FLSA regulations; the analysis of compensation statistics and the development of compensation policy to resolve pay issues;
    • advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills that include developing complex spreadsheets and presentations and preparing, documenting and presenting complex narrative and statistical analytical reports
    • experience in other HR disciplines including organizational analysis and work redesign, recruitment, and/or benefits; and/or
    • a CCP, SPHR or other compensation-related certification.

    Additional Information

    Preferred filing date: Applications submitted by the preferred filing date of Monday, February 12, 2018 will be given first consideration for interviews. Applications received after the preferred filing date may be considered for interviews if a hire is not made from applications received by the preferred filing date. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

    Work hours are flexible but are generally, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm. A flexible work schedule and telecommuting are available.

    This position is part of a broad band, competency-based pay pilot, and may be filled at any level, including the entry level, within the established broad band depending on qualifications. Entry salary within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience with preference given to applicants with course work and internships related to job evaluation and/or testing/selection. The pay band above encompasses entry through senior-level work. Pay potential will be based on performance and employee development.

    Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for a completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position.

    All applicants must submit an online application (unless the job announcement states otherwise) for each position for which they wish to apply. The application must be submitted by the posted deadline.

    To apply online go to https://careers.arlingtonva.us/, click on Apply Now, scroll down the alphabetical list of job titles and click on the one in which you have an interest. The link to the employment application (APPLY) is found on each job announcement. Once completed, your application information remains in the system for you to review, edit and submit for future Arlington job openings.

    Applicants who have questions or need assistance with the application may telephone (703) 228-3500 or visit the Human Resources Department. Our staff will be happy to work with you to get your application into the system. Public access computers are available at all County Libraries, and in the Human Resources Department.

    The examination for this position may include one or more of the following: (1) evaluation of training and experience; (2) written and oral examination; (3) performance test; (4) personal interview; and (5) physical examination.

    Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process. Please call the ADA Coordinator at 703-228-3559 (voice) or email pers@arlingtonva.us.

    ARLINGTON COUNTY, 

    HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, 

    2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511, Arlington, VA 22201 

    Call 703-228-3500 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, weekdays; or e-mail lmmoore@arlingtonva.us (no resumes to this e-mail address, please)

  • 12/28/2017 12:06 PM | Anonymous

    GoHealth Urgent Care

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Position Summary:

    The Manager of People Analytics will lead our people data, analytics, reporting and research strategy. The Manager will partner closely with HR, IT, Operations and Finance leadership to build the right data structures and analytic platforms for reporting and, more importantly, advanced analytics on three major categories of data: current employees (HRIS data), applicants and potential applicants (Assessment, CRM and ATS data), and employee and patient engagement (customer and employee survey data). In addition, the Manager will lead our organizational research strategy to build better talent and career pathing programs through the innovative use of assessments and training programs.

    We are looking for an experienced analytic professional with a desire to disrupt an industry through analytically driven HR and talent programs. A strong team orientation is a must. The right candidate will bring a combination of leadership, strategic thinking, innovation, project and program management, and creative problem-solving.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and lead our people analytics strategy to enable GoHealth Urgent Care to make better business decisions using people data.
    • Partner internally and with our joint venture partners to set up the appropriate data structures to enable automated reporting and dashboards on key people data, metrics and analytics.
    • Deliver dashboards, insight and analytics on current and potential job applicants to increase quality of hire and decrease time to fill.
    • Deliver dashboards, insight and analytics on current employees to better understand staffing levels, attrition rates, performance, engagement and other key metrics.
    • Improve existing processes, functionality and workflow to improve efficiencies with core HR and talent functions (e.g., onboarding, performance reviews, payroll).
    • Connect the employee engagement experience to our patient engagement experience through data to understand what drives a great patient experience and influence HR strategy.
    • Procure and use various analysis and visualization software tools to conduct analyses and produce insights and deliverables.
    • Partner with the business and HR leadership to understand ongoing business needs and translate into research projects, analyses and deliverables.
    • Design and deliver a program of research to understand our talent and influence HR direction and strategy.
    • Present internally and externally at meetings and conferences to share insights and build capabilities.
    • Take a significant role in the development of team members to support their success, growth, engagement, goal achievement and development.

    Candidate Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related degree required; Ph.D. preferred
    • 3 years of work experience in the applied environment performing graduate-level research/analytics required
    • HRIS database experience required
    • Strong oral and written communication skills required
    • 1 year of leadership experience preferred
    • Experience developing and validating employee assessment tools used in selection decisions preferred
    • Healthcare experience preferred

    GoHealth Urgent Care invites military veterans to apply for their positions.



  • 11/30/2017 3:33 PM | Anonymous

    DCI Consulting Group 

    Location: Washington, DC or Annapolis, MD

    About DCI

    DCI Consulting Group (www.dciconsult.com) is a Human Resources (HR) Risk Management consulting and software development firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. DCI staff provide consulting services to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of EEO, compliance, legal defensibility, and provide in-depth consulting in the areas of affirmative action development and implementation, employee selection and test validation, systemic compensation discrimination analyses, OFCCP audit and litigation support, and regulatory affairs. DCI’s clients represent a cross-section of private sector, federal agency and public sector clients. Private sector clients represent a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, financial services, pharmaceuticals, high technology, retail, and manufacturing. DCI staff also work directly with a number of national law firms to provide related consulting and litigation support services.

    About the Job

    DCI is seeking a data analyst with proficiencies in Microsoft Excel to combine and validate large data sets, perform data checks, and import data into DCI’s propriety software.

    The ideal candidate would have:

    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Minimum 2 years of experience
    • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly in Excel
    • Experience with Human Resource employment data (e.g. applicants, hires, promotions)
    • HRIS or ATS data experience preferred
    • Excellent attention to detail, strong organizational and communications skills required
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects from start to finish
    • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment
    • Customer service experience a plus
    • Specific job requirements include the following:
    • Manage deadlines and ensure project steps are completed and progressed in a timely fashion
    • Review, combine and clean large data sets for completeness and accuracy
    • Familiarity with HRIS and applicant tracking data export files
    • Import data into software
    • Collaborate with other team members
    • Organize and maintain electronic and hard copy data files

    DCI offers an attractive compensation package, a dynamic work environment, and a wide range of unique and interesting applied research projects in the EEO context. To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@dciconsult.com.


  • 11/30/2017 3:31 PM | Anonymous

    DCI Consulting Group

    Location: TBD - Washington, DC or Annapolis, MD

    About DCI

    DCI Consulting Group (www.dciconsult.com) is a Human Resources (HR) Risk Management consulting and software development firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. DCI staff provide consulting services to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of EEO, compliance, legal defensibility, and provide in-depth consulting in the areas of affirmative action development and implementation, employee selection and test validation, systemic compensation discrimination analyses, OFCCP audit and litigation support, and regulatory affairs. DCI’s clients represent a cross-section of private sector, federal agency and public sector clients. Private sector clients represent a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, financial services, pharmaceuticals, high technology, retail, and manufacturing. DCI staff also work directly with a number of national law firms to provide related consulting and litigation support services.

    About the Job

    DCI seeks a HR Analyst with an understanding of EEO law, statistics, data analysis, testing and selection and other related consulting services. Duties include preparing federal Affirmative Action Plans and other statistical analyses for Fortune 1000 federal contractors. Primary responsibilities of this position include the development of Affirmative Action Plan statistics, statistical compensation analyses, EEO-1 and VETS-4212 preparation, EEO defense statistics including adverse impact analyses, validation studies, and other related statistical analyses. In addition, Consultant will provide support to clients during OFCCP audits or litigation.

    Required Skills

    • MA/MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Statistics, Labor Economics, or related field.
    • 1 - 2 years of experience, education, or internship directly related to federal affirmative action plan compliance (preferred – not required).
    • Working knowledge of related federal EEO laws including EO 11246, Title VII, ADA, UGESP, EPA etc.
    • Conceptual understanding of advanced statistical methods and interpretation of statistical data concerning EEO statistics, including multiple regression analysis, correlation, t-test, standard deviation, Fisher’s Exact Test, etc.
    • Familiarity with OFCCP audit protocol and regulations
    • Must have attention to detail and ability to work under multiple deadlines.
    • Strong computer skills required: MS Access, MS Excel, SPSS, SAS.
    • Excellent communication, computer, presentation, and consulting skills, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and a variety of client situations required.

    DCI offers an attractive compensation package, a dynamic work environment, and a wide range of unique and interesting projects in the EEO context. To apply for this position, please send your resume to jobs@dciconsult.com.


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