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  • 01/05/2017 9:41 PM | Anonymous

    Transportation Security Administration

    Location: Arlington, VA and multiple locations

    Open Period: 12/19/2016 to 1/6/2017

    About the Organization

    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

    About the Job

    This Personnel Psychologist position is located in the Workforce Assessments Branch of the Planning, Assessments, and Classification Division, Office of Human Capital (OHC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    This position maybe eligible for telecommuting and/or alternate duty location. The duty location will be negotiated after a selection has been made and is subject to final management approval.

    Job Duties

    If selected for this position, you will be serving as the lead on assessment-related projects to address complex human capital issues in support of TSA's mission. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing project plans, milestones, managing resources, and directing project support staff and contractors. Leading all phases of project execution to ensure high quality and timely deliverables.
    • Planning and conducting comprehensive Job analyses and competency modeling studies requiring extensive research, literature reviews, and focus groups to support effective data collection, survey design, and subsequent data analysis.
    • Developing and validating tests for use in selection and certification testing. Developing performance criteria and collecting data for criterion-related validity studies. Analyzing tests for validity, reliability, adverse impact, and differential prediction. Developing norms and standards for use in employment decisions.
    • Designing and conducting TSA-wide surveys to assess workforce attitudes and measure issues such as satisfaction, retention, and employee engagement. Analyzing survey data and preparing briefings/reports of findings and making recommendations for action planning.
    • Serving as technical expert on employee assessment and overseeing contract support on assessment projects. Communicating technical information to a wide variety of audiences, including TSA leadership, management, and stakeholders. Collaborating with project team, stakeholders, and contractors to conduct assessment projects.

    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements

    • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
    • You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
    • 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

    Qualifications for the SV-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13)

    BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have a four year degree with a major or equivalent in Psychology 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-I Pay Band (equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service 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:

    • Experience applying industrial/organizational psychology; AND
    • Experience in at least one of the following two areas: 1.) Applying test theory (i.e., classical test theory, item response theory) and psychometric methodology to develop and validate personnel tests (e.g., cognitive assessments, situational judgment tests, personality measures), or 2.) Applying knowledge of organizational survey techniques to develop and analyze large-scale personnel surveys (i.e., attitudinal measures, job analysis surveys).

    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.

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

    How to Apply

    All US Citizens:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/460066800/

  • 01/05/2017 6:22 PM | Anonymous

    Northrop Grumman

    Location: Falls Church, VA

    About the Job

    The Engagement and Learning Measures organization within the enterprise Talent Management Center of Excellence is seeking a Behavioral Research Scientist 3 / 4. This individual will report to the Manager of Enterprise Engagement and Learning Measures. The Behavioral Research Scientist 3 / 4 will support enterprise-level program evaluations using CEB’s Metrics that Matter, as well as Northrop Grumman Corporation’s engagement and inclusion survey. This position will require effective collaboration with internal Organizational Effectiveness, Human Resources, and information systems stakeholders, as well as external vendors.

    Job Responsibilities 

    Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Prepare project plans that detail program evaluation activities and timelines.
    • Drive progress and the successful completion of program evaluation activities.
    • Respond to ad-hoc reporting requests from organizational stakeholders.
    • Apply measurement and evaluation principles and best practices to organization initiatives.
    • Analyze and interpret data and indicators using statistical and other analytic methods.
    • Develop metrics that evaluate development programs at multiple levels (e.g., reaction, learning, application, organizational impact).
    • Explain complicated technical results in a compelling and understandable way for a non-technical audience.
    • Develop effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

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

    Qualifications

    This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

    Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

    • Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology with 6 years of working experience with applied research methodologies and performing data analysis in a professional environment.
    • Knowledge of best practices around topics such as training and development, leadership, retention, and selection.
    • Outstanding organization and project management skills.
    • Exceptional relationship building with an ability to manage customer expectations in an efficient and effective manner.
    • Experience in survey design and statistical analysis.
    • Demonstrated aptitude for learning with flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and navigate ambiguous situations.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

    Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

    • Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology with 8 years of working experience with applied research methodologies and performing data analysis in a professional environment.
    • Knowledge of best practices around topics such as training and development, leadership, retention, and selection.
    • Outstanding organization and project management skills.
    • Exceptional relationship building with an ability to manage customer expectations in an efficient and effective manner.
    • Experience in survey design and statistical analysis.
    • Demonstrated aptitude for learning with flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and navigate ambiguous situations.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field.
    • Experience in talent management, change management, and larger scale OD projects.
    • Experience with gathering information from various data sources to include: systems, structured interviews, focus group sessions, etc.
    • Experience with CEB’s Metrics that Matter.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should complete there application here: https://ngc.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=16030613&lang=en 



  • 01/03/2017 9:27 AM | Anonymous

    The Pittman McLenagan Group, L.C.

    Location: Bethesda, MD

    About the Organization

    The Pittman McLenagan Group, L.C., a boutique, custom consulting firm specializing in selection and training assessment including job analysis, test development, validation, implementation and administration and training design and delivery.

    We are located minutes from Washington, D.C., in Bethesda, Maryland.

    We are a team-oriented group but require independent effort as well.

    We are looking for energetic, technically adept, effective problem solvers interested in their work making a difference.

    About the Job

    In this position you will be responsible for performing technical aspects of the job but may be asked to coordinate sub-components of the project as needed. Current projects include job simulation development, written exam construction, physical ability assessment, and video exercise development and administration involving clients in a variety of sectors (e.g., firefighters, police officers, skilled laborers, professional positions).

    This position involves a wide variety of activities, which change from day to day. A typical month could include focus groups, data analysis, job shadowing for job analysis purposes, rater error training, assessment center development and administration, and survey research.

    This position does not require active participation in academic research.

    Job Requirements

    Essential requirements: 

    • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in I/O psychology 
    • Experience conducting or assisting in conducting job analyses in multiple environments 
    • Experience developing or assisting in the development of assessment tools
    • Experience planning and conducting data analysis using statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS or Minitab)   
    • Deep understanding of basic statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, effect size, regression)
    • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills 
    • Desire to learn and be challenged and enjoy working as part of a team  
    • Proficient in using PC-based word processing, database, presentation, spreadsheet and e-mail software  
    • Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines, and to work extended hours and weekends as needed

    Preferences:

    • Experience working directly with internal/external clients  
    • Project management experience 
    • Experience programming in Access

    How to Apply

    The position may require obtaining a government security clearance.

    Interested candidates should submit their résumé and a cover letter to:

    Mike McLenagan, The Pittman McLenagan Group, L.C., 6626 A Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817, or resumes@pmglc.com 


  • 12/07/2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    City of Alexandria

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    Note: This opening closes 12/11/16

    About the Organization

    The City of Alexandria is focused on using data and analysis to help us make smarter decisions to deliver efficient and effective services. The Office of Performance and Accountability  (OPA) leads this effort by providing analytical internal consulting services to the City Manager and all departments. The Office of Performance and Accountability (OPA) was established in 2012.  OPA is led by the Chief Performance Officer who leads a team of three Performance Analysts.  Our Department reports directly to the City Manager's Office.  If you are ready for your next career move to a public sector agency that is progressive and data-driven in the way we approach business and serve our citizens, we invite qualified and highly motivated candidates to apply for our Performance Analyst position.

    About the Job

    The Performance Analyst is responsible for analyzing important topics and presenting findings and recommendations to decision makers; improving the City's business intelligence data; training departments on the value of using data and analysis; and helping collect data including developing and managing scientific surveys. Additionally, the ideal candidate must be able to work and complete projects with a high degree of independence under the general supervision of the Chief Performance Officer. 

    Job Duties

    • Analysis:   Your expert skills are needed to analyze problems, write reports, and present findings and recommendations to help inform decisions.   Projects focus on critical service delivery challenges and questions of import for the City Manager and departments. These projects may be long-term or ad hoc and can range in complexity and scope.  Examples include analyzing business processes, examining service delivery issues, analyzing budget requests, determining root causes, evaluating programs, and analyzing workload/staffing issues. 
    • Dashboard:  Help departments implement and use an interactive and visual dashboard that provides business intelligence for the public and departmental use. This includes working closely with departments to select indicators, visualize data, and establishing a repeatable collaborative monitoring process to review data.
    • Data collection and surveys:  Help the City collect business data for analysis and dashboarding.  This includes extracting data from source systems which may involve working with data owners on business processes, data cleaning, and data verification.  In addition, help develop and lead methods to collect important data through surveying, observations, and other approaches.
    • Other duties as assigned: Given the dynamic atmosphere of the City and the responsibility of OPA to assist with analysis for the City Manager, additional work may be assigned. 

    Job Requirements

    As part of our team, Performance Analyst must possess the background and experience working with data owners on understanding, cleaning, and verifying important data needed for analysis, dashboards, and decision making; the excitement, drive, and curiosity to explore and discover information in the City's data; the expertise helping departments collect data including conducting scientific surveys; the ability to use statistics and data analysis to evaluate issues and quantitatively solve problems; the flexibility to work independently as well as collaboratively with all levels of the organization; the strong ability to plan and lead projects  and be able to present data analysis, findings, and recommendations to leaders and management in concise reports and clear presentations.

    Minimum & Additional Requirements

    OPA is seeking candidates who possess a Bachelor's degree in public policy, statistics, data science, public administration or related field of study, and three years analysis experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's Degree in a directly-related field; three years of analysis experience.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alexandria and search for the Program Analyst job opening.

  • 12/07/2016 9:27 AM | Anonymous

    United States Secret Service

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    About the Organization

    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.

    About the Job

    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. 

    How 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-MB370-16-DE

    Note: Applications will be accepted through December 16, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.   


  • 12/07/2016 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    United States Secret Service

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    About the Organization

    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.

    About the Job

    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.

    Job 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.  

    How to Apply

    Multiple selections will be made. Interested applicants should visit www.usajobs.gov for application procedures.  After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter an associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”.  The job announcement numbers for this job opportunity are HUM-MB241-16-DE and HUM-MB241-16-MP

    Note: Applications will be accepted through December 16, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.   


  • 11/29/2016 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    American Nurses Association

    Location: Silver Spring, MD

    About the Job

    As a Research Associate, you will support item and test development, assist with national job analyses, conduct statistical analyses, and draft reports.    

    Job Duties

    • Assist with national job analyses as the basis for valid, reliable, and legally defensible ANCC certification exams, portfolio programs, and certificate programs.  Prepare materials for in-person focus groups and linkage exercises, program surveys, and analyze job analysis data.  Help develop resulting task lists, knowledge and skills lists, and test blueprints (i.e., test content outlines).        
    • Analyze data and draft reports to facilitate item writing; item reviews; item updates; exam standard setting; meeting/program evaluation; portfolio rater evaluation; updates to ANCC commissions, ANCC boards, and external groups; and application for accreditation.  
    • Maintain documentation.  Draft comprehensive, summary, and other statistical reports that meet accreditation standards.  Coordinate with ANCC colleagues and vendors to develop reports documenting item functioning and exam performance.  Maintain and update written procedures pertinent to the position and all necessary documentation in support of ISO accreditation requirements.      
    • Develop and maintain avenues for retrieving and housing statistical data.  Gather and export data and create databases of statistical information.
    • Perform proof-reading and functionality checks (i.e., client review function) for all assessments scheduled for administration by ANCC’s test administrator vendor.  
    • Perform other duties as assigned to support the department’s objectives and strategic goals.

    Job Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology, research and statistics, psychometrics, or related field. 
    • One year in assessment development, psychometrics, applied statistics, or equivalent.  

    Key Skills

    • Research design and completion
    • Survey development and administration, and data analysis
    • Oral and written communication
    • Use of office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Analytical thinking
    • Technical report writing 

    Additional Qualifications

    • Ability to organize, manage, and complete multiple ongoing projects and tasks
    • Accurately attend to details
    • Adapt to changing priorities and work demands
    • Take initiative; work autonomously with limited supervision
    • Work collaboratively and effectively within a team 

    Preferred Skills & Experience (not required to meet minimum qualifications)

    Master’s degree in psychology, research and statistics, psychometrics, or related field. Experience with item banking software, with statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS), and in licensure or certification for a professional association, national testing agency, educational institution, or regulatory agency.

    How to Apply

    This position is in immediate need of filling. If interested, please apply online at https://rew11.ultipro.com/AME1053/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*77DCC5364C2CA62C




  • 11/28/2016 8:34 AM | Anonymous

    Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA)

    Location: Ashburn, VA

    About the Organization

    Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) improves the competitiveness of our customers through enabling more effective use of capital in their businesses. It is our mission and unique competence to conduct research into the functioning of capital projects and project systems and to apply the results of that research to help our customers create and use their capital assets more efficiently.

    IPA is a global company with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. Our headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia has an opening for an Organizations and Teams research analyst who can contribute to studying how people related factors influence projects. 

    IPA’s Organizations and Teams area is an exciting and rapidly growing area of the company. We leverage organizational expertise and unmatched data to understand the impact of individual, team, and organizational practices on capital project performance.

    About the Job

    General responsibilities for the position include analyzing data, conducting research, developing products, writing reports, and giving client presentations. More specifically, the Organizations and Teams research analyst will work on studies related to organizational design, team composition, and competency, among other topics. The analyst will collaborate with cross-functional groups within IPA and work directly with clients to address their questions and needs. 


    Job Qualifications:  

    Required

    • Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or a related field of study
    • Ability to manage projects / research independently
    • Proven ability to turn an abstract concept or idea into something actionable
    • Positive attitude and willingness to work in a team
    • Track record of finding creative solutions to complex problems
    • Flexibility in thought / approach (as opposed to a rigid perspective)
    • Strong intellectual curiosity - a desire to learn and apply new things
    • Understanding of research methods and statistics
    • Prior applied research or consulting experience in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or related field
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • 2-5 years of experience in a field related to Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, or Organizational Behavior

    Preferred

    • Experience with direct client engagement
    • Knowledge or experience with capital projects
    • Proficient with statistical software (knowledge of STATA® is preferred)
    • Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or a related field of study is required

    How to Apply

    We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, stable employment and a long-term career path for professional growth and development.  Along with your resume, please include a cover letter that explains why you are a good fit for this position to careers@ipaglobal.com.



  • 11/28/2016 8:31 AM | Anonymous

    Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

    Location: Multiple Locations

    Open Period: 11/22/2016 to 12/6/2016

    About the Job

    These Personnel Research Psychologist positions are located in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) HR Solutions (HRS) Assessment & Evaluation Branch (AEB).   AEB provides assessment services on a reimbursable basis to other Federal agencies and offers a fast-paced environment where your duties and responsibilities require interacting at all levels, across multiple offices, within and external to HRS and OPM. AEB has three sections. 

    SPA develops, validates, and administers cognitive and non-cognitive competency assessments for selection, promotion, and diagnostic purposes to include written and non-written tests, job knowledge tests, performance tests, and computer simulations, and conducts job analyses and provides assessment training and support.

    LWDA develops, validates, and administers leadership and workforce planning assessments to assess leader and employee effectiveness by targeting competencies, personality, and leadership potential and conducts competency modeling and gap analysis for workforce training and development.

    OA develops and administers organizational assessments to assess climate and organizational outcomes including organizational climate, employee satisfaction, customer satisfaction, onboarding and exit surveys, and custom surveys, and conducts program evaluation and develops organizational effectiveness indices.

    Job Duties

    If selected, you will serve as an assessment expert and provide assessment support for Federal agencies.  You will be responsible for leading one or more project teams to advise agencies and internal senior management on developing and implementing assessment strategies, develop and/or contract for innovative assessment tools, administer assessments, and deliver results.   

    Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Lead one or more project teams to develop and/or contract for innovative assessment tools. 
    • Conduct Government-wide and/or agency job analyses. 
    • Lead one or more project teams to develop and implement competency models, workforce gap assessments, and leadership assessments. 
    • Lead one or more project teams to help agencies identify, evaluate, and solve organizational problems using customer action planning, satisfaction surveys, employee surveys, and focus groups. 
    • Establish project objectives, activities, timelines, budgets, and staffing plans. 
    • Advise agencies and internal senior management on implementing assessment strategies. 
    • Evaluate training, candidate development, or other human resources programs.

    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements:

    • U.S. Citizen
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
    • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
    • Salary does not include locality pay and will differ based on the location.

    Job Qualifications

    Basic Requirement:  Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited or pre-accredited academic institution leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with a major or equivalent in psychology to receive further consideration. 

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is defined as experience in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience must demonstrate all of the following: 

    • Leading/managing projects involving conducting job analyses, performing statistical analyses and developing tests/assessment tools consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures) OR Leading/managing projects involving designing and administering organizational surveys, performing statistical analyses, facilitating focus groups, conducting action planning, and conducting HR program evaluations; AND 
    • Technical Competence: Using knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of industrial/organizational 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; AND 
    • Data Analysis: Knowledge of statistics, including experience using a major statistical analysis package such as SPSS, SAS, or R; AND
    • Financial Accountability: Experience planning and monitoring project or program budgets to include experience in negotiating funding with management or agency officials; monitoring budget progression including overages or underutilization; and determining pricing for operational activities.  Experience determining estimated costs for products or services and managing resources to ensure delivery within budgeted amounts. 

     How to Apply:

    For a full description and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456380200

    NOTE: Merit Promotion, VEOA, and Non-Competitive Eligible applicants can apply via: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456380500



  • 11/14/2016 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    DCI Consulting Group, Inc.

    Location: Washington, DC

    About the Organization

    DCI Consulting Group (www.dciconsult.com) is a Human Resources (HR) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) consulting and software development firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. DCI staff are thought leaders in the areas of EEO analytics, compliance, employee selection and validation research. They provide in-depth consulting in the areas of affirmative action development and implementation, employee selection and selection procedure validation, systemic compensation discrimination analyses, OFCCP audit and litigation support, and regulatory affairs. DCI’s clients are 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 litigation defense services. 

    About the Job

    DCI is seeking a consultant with expertise in employee selection, validation research, equal employment opportunity (EEO) law, and statistics to join the Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Services (PSLSS) team. This team has experienced substantial growth in the last few years. The PSLSS team delivers services related to job analysis, selection procedure evaluation/development, validation research, adverse impact measurement, and litigation support. Projects include both proactive research as well as work in the context of OFCCP audits, EEOC matters, and private litigation.    

    Job level is dependent upon expertise. In general the ideal candidate would have a M.A. or Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the following:  

    • 1-2 years (if Ph.D.) or 4-5 years (if M.A.) of research or consulting experience related to employee selection, with particular emphasis on validation research, job analysis, statistical analysis/quantitative methods and/or adverse impact measurement; 
    • A willingness to work under multiple deadlines;  
    • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time;
    • Strong critical thinking and writing skills;
    • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients;
    • Experience conducting literature searches and writing in technical style;
    • Familiarity with a variety of statistical and psychometric concepts, including statistical significance tests for categorical and continuous data, multiple linear regression analysis, logistic regression analysis, assessment reliability and rater agreement measures, effect size indices, etc.    
    • Mastery with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  
    • Proficiency with SAS or R.

    Job Qualifications

    Specific job requirements include the following: 

    • Supporting project logistics as necessary,
    • Conducting literature reviews,
    • Conducting 3rd party reviews of a wide variety of technical materials, 
    • Developing and facilitating job analysis and content-oriented data collection methods (interviews, focus group protocols, job observation, job analysis questionnaires),
    • Designing and conducting content-oriented, concurrent and predictive criterion, and transportability validation studies,
    • Conducting various adverse impact analyses across a wide range of employment decisions and related process (e.g., hiring, promotion, termination, performance measurement, test pass/fail results)
    • Preparing “Uniform Guidelines Style” written validation reports that summarize research findings,
    • Presenting results to the client and other stakeholders, including lawyers and federal agency staff and (if applicable) in the context of litigation support. 

    How to Apply

    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.


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