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  • 04/30/2020 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Secret Service

    Location: Washington D.C.

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($121,316 - $157,706) to lead 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 high 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.

    Qualifications

    Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field of study; and will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology.

    Strong candidates will have experience developing and validating competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, and/or organizational development purposes; and developing and guiding others in the development of these assessments.

    To Apply

    Interested applicants can get more information and apply through the following links:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566630000 (Public Job Announcement) and

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566631000 (Merit Promotion).

    Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2020, 11:59 pm EST. This position is in Washington, DC.

  • 04/28/2020 8:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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

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

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

    • Lead the tactical development and execution of large scale, highly visible personnel selection research projects
    • Develop and iterate on experimental research studies to optimize qualitative and quantitative hiring strategies
    • Develop and innovate on new pre-hire test assessment design, validation, and implementation
    • Partner with internal and external technology teams
    • Influence executive project sponsors and multiple business and development teams across the company
    • Drive effective teamwork, communication, and collaboration across multiple stakeholder groups

    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field
    • 5 years of relevant experience in applied selection practices, job analysis, test development, and validation
    • Foundational skills in conducting experimental research studies and data analysis
    • Proficiency in at least one statistics program (SPSS, R, SAS, etc.)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field
    • 5-10 years of relevant experience in applied selection practices, job analysis, test development, and validation
    • Strong internal consulting skills and a track record of influencing stakeholders
    • Proven skills in experimental research design

     

    To apply, submit your application here: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1097400/senior-research-scientist


  • 04/24/2020 12:12 PM | Anonymous

    General Dynamics Information Technology

    Location: Remote, Bethesda, MD, and Falls Church, VA

    https://www.gdit.com/careers/job/1449ec13b/training-program-evaluator-human-capital-consultant/

    General Dynamics Information Technology’s (GDIT) Strategy and Performance Group provides human capital consulting aimed at improving the performance and productivity of the federal workforce.  We are a group of approximately 80 professionals with backgrounds in industrial/organizational psychology, human resource management, statistics, strategic planning, public policy, public administration, economics, communications, business administration and project management. Our consultants work to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve human capital processes and programs for our federal clients. Projects frequently involve data analytics, survey research, program evaluation, organizational strategy consulting and assessment design, validation, and evaluation. 

    We are looking for a human capital consultant to:

    ·       Preform training evaluations to track the program’s effectiveness and efficiency,

    ·       Conduct statistical analyses to include visualizing data and communicating the meaning of the results to non-technical stakeholders,

    ·       Meet and work with our clients to ensure their satisfaction,

    ·       Facilitate workshops and meetings up with a various stakeholders, and

    ·       Write technical reports and delivering presentations. 

    Qualified applicants should meet the following criteria:

    ·       MS in Industrial/Organizational psychology (or a related field) and 3+ years of consulting experience,

    ·       Experience working with government clients (desirable),

    ·       Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and proficiency with SPSS, Excel, Tableau and/or other data management, analysis and visualization tools

    ·       Experience designing and conducting training evaluation using Kirkpatrick’s model,

    ·       Experience facilitating focus groups with subject matter experts and stakeholders,

    ·       Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and

    ·       Strong written and oral communication skills.

    We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

    GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

    Please apply at the following link or reach out to Danielle.stroffolino@gdit.com with inquiries. Apply here: https://www.gdit.com/careers/job/1449ec13b/training-program-evaluator-human-capital-consultant/



  • 04/24/2020 12:06 PM | Anonymous

    United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security

    Location: Washington D.C.

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Personnel Research Psychologist ($86,335 to $157,709) at its headquarters in Washington, DC. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with providing effective competency-based assessments 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 Human Resources professional responsible for developing and validating effective competency models and competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness.

    Additional duties of this position may include:

     Conducting research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools.

     Ensuring mandated laws, rules, and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on assessment initiatives.

     Utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.

    Qualifications

    Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field of study; and will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology.

    Strong candidates will have experience developing and validating competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, and/or organizational development purposes; and experience managing projects requiring coordination across multiple lines of business.

    To Apply

    Multiple selections will be made. Interested applicants can review the job announcement and apply through the following links:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566378800 (Public Job Announcement) and https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566379100 (Merit Promotion).

    Applications will be accepted through May 13, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.


  • 04/03/2020 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Government Employees Onlyhttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564536600

    Public Job Announcementhttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564764900

    Responsibilities

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

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
    • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
    • You must successfully pass a drug screen.
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
    • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
    • Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
    • Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    • Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    • One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

    Qualifications

    Basic Education Requirement: You must possess a bachelor's (or higher level) degree with a major or equivalent in psychology. In addition to meeting the above basic education requirement, you must also meet the following minimum qualification requirements:

    You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:

    Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:

    • Developing and implementing research plans and conducting complex statistical analyses;
    • Assisting with developing assessments and organizational surveys;
    • Assisting with focus groups and surveys to collect job analysis data; and
    • Carrying out project activities to develop tests consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures), including item development or review; and documenting research. OR
    Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

    You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
    • Leading/managing part of a project or working on projects involving conducting job analyses, performing statistical analyses and developing tests/assessment tools consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures) or leading/managing part of a project or working on projects involving designing and administering organizational surveys, performing statistical analyses, facilitating focus groups, conducting action planning, and conducting HR program evaluations;
    • Using knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of I/O psychology or related field (e.g., applied social psychology, applied research/evaluation) to develop practical solutions to assessment problems, including experience with assessment development and validation methods;
    • Knowledge of statistics and experience using a major statistical analysis package (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R); and
    • Designing selection assessment strategies for various occupations.

    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

    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.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: 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.

    Additional Information

    Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    E-Verify: 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.

    Suitability: 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.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. VeteransPeace Corps/VISTA volunteers, 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 required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.


  • 03/24/2020 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI)

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Works collaboratively with senior leadership to establish the priorities and goals for process improvement as well as provide leadership direction for these projects.

    • Builds systems to monitor, evaluate, and report on progress, outputs, and indicators of success for program- and organization-levels.

    • Assists the organization in efforts to ensure quality through applying systematic approaches in its programmatic design and execution.

    • Recommends on the methodologies for assessing the extent and ways that participating railroads are strengthening their safety culture.

    • Conducts systematic reviews of Assessment Reports to identify trends in safety culture strengths and gaps across the short line and regional railroad industry.

    • Guides research on internal program data and utilizes external sources to answer questions of interest to the stakeholders.

    • Analyzes data, using statistical methods and applications.

    • Conducts research and prepares scientific or technical reports and presentations.

    • Maintains knowledge of innovative organizational development, employee engagement, leadership practices.

    • Proactively addresses and responds to organizational development issues by assessing performance gaps, implementing and/or supporting implementation of appropriate interventions, including tactical and project planning, facilitation, instruction, program design, materials development, assessments, coaching, and performance analysis.

    • Assists organizational development efforts including strategic planning, the design and development of performance management and personnel selection systems, and organizational training.

    • Conducts strategic job analyses to ensure that new and existing jobs are designed to meet operational needs, and that personnel-selection processes are designed appropriately.

    • Identifies and uses instruments to analyze individual and group behavior and recommends strategies for making changes.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Others:

    • Excellent communicator; possesses superior written/verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to present content in a clear and compelling manner.

    • Displays proficiency in various Microsoft Office tools (w/ emphasis on Excel), statistical software (e.g., SPSS), and web-based survey platforms.

    • Must be confident and results driven; have a consultative orientation, and strong people and process/project management capability.

    • Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on interpreting and synthesizing data.

    • Ability to prepare, present, and communicate research reports and technical information to stakeholders such as advisory board members, federal sponsors, and industry.

    • Adaptable; Comfortable working in a changing environment, responds positively to complexity, and high learning agility.

    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work independently or with teams.

    • Ability to serve in a supervisory capacity.

    • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; and social science research methods.

    • Knowledge of principles and procedures for program development and evaluation, personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems.

    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field (e.g., Business, Education). A PhD is preferred.

    • Experience in a professional environment.

    *Closing date: Friday, May 15, 2020 Email cover letters and resumes to: SLSI@shortlinesafety.org

  • 03/16/2020 4:23 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Strategic Employee & Organization Development

    Location: Denver, CO or Washington, DC

    Please see link to full vacancy announcement on USAJobs.gov at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562221500

    Job Description

    Responsibilities:

    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of Strategic Employee and Organization Development, in Denver, CO or may also be filled in Washington, DC.  The incumbent will apply advanced technical knowledge of theories and practices related to personnel psychology to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve supervisory and leadership development programs and policies.

    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Apply personnel psychology theories and practices to accomplish assignments and develop plans and techniques to improve supervisory and leadership development programs and policies. Identify and evaluate alternative methodologies based on applicable scientific research with respect to validity, consistency, effectiveness, and ease of administration/application.
    2. Serve as a project manager addressing and developing assessment tools for employee selection/development, organizational assessments, and other human capital issues that require the application of new and emerging theories, approaches and testing methods.
    3. Identifies and improves processes for identifying current and future skill/competency gaps and ensures managers and employees have the ability to assess skill/competency gaps. Assists management with gap action planning and related evaluation and monitoring.
    4. Organizes, coordinates, and provides science-based quality control oversight for contract support enlisted to meet DOI human capital needs.
    5. Implements multi-level evaluation process to collect and analyze program data, including survey design, focus groups, interviews, and data analysis. Uses results to make program improvements and identify implications for other talent management programs (e.g., workforce and succession planning).
    6. Advises HR, learning, and management officials regarding appropriate uses and limitations of personnel measurement devices, or survey techniques in gathering data for use in training and development, supervisory and leadership initiatives, organizational assessments, and human capital initiatives.
    7. Write policies, research papers, and technical reports and make oral presentations and briefings to management on a variety of assessment issues, often recommending well-researched new approaches, and/or explaining unusual or unexpected data trends.

    The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Qualifications:

    To qualify for this position, you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying(1) Basic Educational Requirement:

    • In addition to the specialized experience requirements for this position, applicants must meet the Educational Requirement described below:
    • Degree:  major or equivalent in psychology from an accredited college or university.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must submit a copy of your transcripts or other verification to verify that you meet the educational requirement.

    GS-11

    To qualify for the GS-11 grade level applicants must meet either A, B or C as defined below.  

    A. Specialized Experience - To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience in ALL of the following:  (1) Provide support to evaluate and analyze data related to employee recruitment, morale, job satisfaction, and the relationship between managers and subordinates in the workplace; (2) Provide support to consult and assist in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, such as employee engagement, change management, organizational assessments and development, competency modeling and workforce assessment.

    *Applicants MUST meet both of the specialized experience statements and your experience MUST be clearly written in your resume*

    OR,

    B. Education –Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    C. Combination – A combination of specialized experience and education that equals 100% of the requirement for the GS-11 grade level.

    GS-12

    To qualify for the GS-12 level, all applicants must possess at least one FULL year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience. (1) Assist with evaluating and analyzing data related to employee recruitment, morale, job satisfaction, and the relationship between managers and subordinates in the workplace; (2)Assist with consultations and in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, such as employee engagement, change management, organizational assessments and development, competency modeling and workforce assessment.

    Applicants must meet both of the specialized experience statements and your experience MUST be clearly written in your resume.

    Note: At the GS-12 level you may not substitute education for experience.

    GS-13

    To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:  (1) Evaluate and analyze data related to employee recruitment, morale, job satisfaction, and the relationship between managers and subordinates in the workplace; (2) consult and assist in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, such as employee engagement, change management, organizational assessments and development, competency modeling and workforce assessment; AND (3) facilitate sessions with leadership teams and groups of employees to conduct action planning, team development and change management.

    Applicants MUST meet all three (3) specialized experience and your experience MUST be clearly written in your resume.  

    Note: At the GS-13 level you may not substitute education for experience.

    How You Will Be Evaluated:

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “Platinum”, “Gold”, and “Silver”.  However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “Platinum” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.  Veterans' preference rules for category rating will be applied.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    Scientific Knowledge – Knowledge of industrial/organizational or social psychology and the ability to apply measurement theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics. Ability to conduct complex scientific analysis which address areas of critical importance to major programs or issues in the professional field of industrial/organizational or social psychology. 

    Analytical – Ability to analyze complex agency or government-wide programs and develop recommendations for new or substantially modified approaches to execute these programs more efficiently. Ability to analyze proposed human capital regulatory/policy changes and prepare recommendations.  Skill in analyzing assessment strategies, processes and procedures and make recommendations to management on appropriate tools and procedures. 

    Research – Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, and processes related to personnel psychology used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of the results. 

    Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking in account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); ability to provide advice and information, and to interact effectively with all levels of management.  Skill in interpersonal relationships principles and practices, coalition building and partnership development.  Ability to document findings, make oral presentations, solicit feedback and negotiate with others in a sometimes-complex environment.  

    If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

    Agency Contact Information:

    Contact Name: HR Assistant

    Email: Human.Resources7@bsee.gov

    Phone: 703-787-1446

    Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562221500


  • 03/11/2020 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    Northrop Grumman

    Location: Falls Church, VA

    https://ngc.taleo.net/careersection/ngc_pro/jobdetail.ftl?job=20002930&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.XkWBZwKOfTc.mailto

    Join Northrop Grumman’s Talent Management and Development organization focused on the growth and career development of over 80,000 employees. Be part of a team where you design and deliver innovative, experiential development solutions that enable employees to perform at their best, grow their capabilities, and deliver top-tier sustainable results. Consider bringing your talent and expertise and join us on this incredible mission as we endeavor to build the best culture and leaders at Northrop Grumman.

    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    - Partner with stakeholders on the development, implementation, and sustainment of talent management tools, programs, and initiatives.
    - Determine employee capability requirements for specific organizational levels, functions, and/or roles.
    - Design and prepare training and development resources that apply adult learning principles, industry best practices, and use experience, exposure, and education to develop employee capabilities that meet organizational needs.
    -Design and prepare assessment tools and supporting guidance that are rooted in research and measurement principles, best practices, and aligned with talent management and organizational needs.
    - Prepare communications and change management guidance that support employee awareness and utilization of training and development resources.
    - Facilitate virtual and in-person awareness, training, and workshop sessions that develop employee knowledge and capabilities.
    - Design and administer strategies and tools to evaluate the impact of employee training and development programs and initiatives.
    - Meet program and initiative delivery timelines and requirements in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
    - Final grade determination will be made based on experience of selected candidate.

    Relevant experience to include:

    - Experience designing and preparing training and development curriculum, coursework, and support materials for a corporate learning or training organization.
    - Experience designing and preparing assessment tools evaluating knowledge, skills, and/or competencies used in hiring or employee / leadership development.
    - Experience facilitating classroom and virtual training sessions for audiences at various organizational levels.
    - Experience delivering awareness sessions and facilitating buy-in from all levels of management, including senior executives.
    - Experience leading relevant projects and programs from design through implementation, as well as ongoing evaluation and sustainability efforts. 

    Qualifications

    This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

    Basic Qualifications for "Principal" level:
    - Bachelor’s degree with 6 years of relevant experience or master's degree with 4 years of relevant experience.

    - Demonstrated hands-on experience performing the relevant work within a variety of contexts and with limited team member and leadership oversight

    Basic Qualifications for "Sr. Principal" level:
    - Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience or master's degree with 8 years related experience.

    - Recognized experience performing the relevant work in a variety of contexts, having led cross-functional teams (informally or formally) to delivery products or services in large corporate or government organizations.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    - Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology or Instructional Systems Design.
    - Experience as an external human capital / talent management consultant for large corporate or government organizations.
    - Experience developing innovative and engaging virtual training curriculum, content, and materials.

    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.


  • 03/09/2020 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    American Institutes for Research

    Location: Crystal City, VA

    Overview

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. AIR’s Professional Services team within Research and Evaluation is seeking an I/O Psychology Researcher Intern for our Crystal City, VA. office to work on projects across a variety of clients doing work related to job analysis, practice analysis, competency modeling, selection, assessment, test validation, workforce planning, workforce analytics and training.

    Responsibilities

    The I/O Psychology Researcher Intern will work as part of a research team on one or more projects with responsibilities that may include:

    • Conduct literature reviews

    • Perform data analysis

    • Work collaboratively on white papers geared toward new offerings for clients

    • Assist with the development of marketing materials

    • Contribute to job analysis and assessment projects

    • Develop an understanding of client needs

    Qualifications

    • Currently seeking a student in an I/O Psychology doctoral program, with experience in a behavioral or social science research

    • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures. Proficient in data analysis programs, such as SPSS and Excel. Familiarity with syntax driven analyses in software programs such as R is a plus.

    • Strong writing and editing skills

    • Fundamental understanding of job analysis and test development

    • Ability to use PowerPoint

    • Data visualization skills preferred, Tableau experience a plus All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. #LI-JR1

    Please note, each section of the application is required in order for you to be considered for this opportunity. If you do not complete the required screening questions, or if you close your browser before completing each section of the application, your application will not be submitted for this position.

    American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

    American Institutes for Research’s commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.

    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at tboone@air.org or call 202.403.5000.


  • 03/06/2020 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI)

    Location: Chantilly, VA

    About the Organization:

    As the consulting arm of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) has reliably met the needs of emergency services agencies for over 40 years and is a national leader in fire, EMS, communications and law enforcement consulting.  Find out more about ESCI at www.esci.us.

    The ESCI-Fields Human Capital Division specializes in selection, promotion, and training for public safety clients and is seeking a punctual, organized and enthusiastic individual for an I/O Associate position.  The Human Capital Division is based out of Chantilly, Virginia.  

    Position Overview:

    As an I/O Associate, you will partner on the development and implementation of human capital projects, including selection and training.  

    Primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 

    • Conduct research

    • Conduct job analysis interviews and observations

    • Develop surveys 

    • Develop selection measures (assessment centers, multiple-choice exams, interviews, video-based testing, situational judgment tests)

    • Administer assessment center exercises

    • Develop training programs

    • Conduct and lead training 

    • Process and analyze data using a variety of data analysis tools including Microsoft Excel and SPSS

    • Produce reports/materials for client deliverables

    • Assist with community meetings and strategic planning workshops

    This role will work independently on a number of projects as well as cooperatively with senior consultants and project managers. 

    Job Requirements:

    • Master’s Degree in I/O Psychology or related field (Leadership, Organization Behavior, Human Resource Management)

    • Strong quantitative skills required, including experience with SPSS, other statistical packages

    • Ability to create complex documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, strong attention to detail

    • Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience in technical writing

    • Strong interpersonal skills

    • Knowledge of basic consulting principles

    • Ability to meet multiple demands and deadlines 

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

    • Ability to work well and communicate with others within the organization.

    Salary and Benefits:

    • Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

    • ESCI offers a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, disability, paid-time off, 401K, and other employee benefits.

    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and résumé to: jennifer.flaig@esci.us


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