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  • 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.


  • 11/14/2016 3:34 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Location: Washington, DC

    Note: Posting closes Tuesday 11/22/2016

    About the Organization

    USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip.

    Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), Center for Performance Excellence (CPE) is responsible for managing and awarding exemplary performance, as well as providing Executive Resources Services. This includes managing all matters pertaining to the Agency's Foreign Service (FS), Civil Service (CS), Senior Foreign Service(SFS), Senior Executive Service (SES), Senior Professionals (SL/ST), and Administrative Detemined (AD) performance evaluation systems; as well as the administration of USAID's incentive, performance, and Presidential award programs, and pay for performance for the SES and the SFS.

    About the Job

    This position is located in the Performance Management Division (CPE) and is responsible for the supervision of all aspects of performance management, including management of performance planning and appraisal, executive performance management, and FS/SFS promotions and Boards.

    Job Duties

    As a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, you will:

    • Serve as agency's technical expert on implementing and administering the executive and non-executive performance management programs at USAID (i.e., Civil Service, Foreign Service, Senior Foreign Service). Consults with key USAID managers on program activities, objectives, and priorities, identification of program needs, and resolution of problem areas.
    • Provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Allocates work optimally among employees, including building cross-functional operational capabilities in the team. Proactively manages the Performance Management Division budget. Guides staff to anticipate issues and to respond quickly and appropriately to new opportunities and risks, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles.
    • Ensure that the performance planning/assessing and performance awards processes are in accordance with OPM regulations and implemented accordingly. Develops solutions to complex and sensitive issues. Collaborates with key senior managers on performance management-related issues. Manages the annual Agency Performance Review Boards and oversees related processes.
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to educate, inform and influence stakeholders on performance management and assessment related programs. Develops and delivers training on performance management processes and tools along with related assessment programs to HR and business unit personnel
    • Plan, develop, evaluate, and implement USAID's Senior Foreign Service and executive compensation programs for pay for performance and performance awards. Collaborates with Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of State or via benchmarking with other Agencies on the establishment of pay for performance and monetary recognition programs. Develops solutions to exceptionally complex, sensitive, and controversial pay issues and compensation matters.

    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
    • May be required to serve a one year Supervisory probationary period.

    Qualifications for GS-14

    You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level gained in the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours work per week, on your resume. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower lgrade evel for this position includes: demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of performance awards/management/performance planning and appraisals systems. Your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate these abilities. Examples should include: Being recognized as a technical authority, interpreting laws, rules, regulations and/or guidelines; developing and/or managing performance management systems; developing research plans and hypotheses, and implementing and carrying them through to completion; designing potential solutions and developing action plans.

    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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

    CTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training. A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

    A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

    This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please visit the following links depending on your status:

    All US Citizens: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455789400

    Status Candidates: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455789500



  • 10/31/2016 3:31 PM | Anonymous
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

    Location: Arlington, VA

    Open Period: 10/24/2016 to 11/8/2016

    About the Job

    This Personnel Psychologist position is located in the Assessment branch of the Strategic Organizational Design and Assessments Division, Office of Human Capital (OHC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 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.

    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.

    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 demonstrated experience in at least one (1) of the following areas: applying test theory (i.e., classical test theory, item response theory) and psychometric methodology;
    • Experience developing and validating personnel tests (e.g., cognitive assessments, situational judgment tests, personality measures); AND
    • Experience applying 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.

    How to Apply

    For a full description of both positions and to apply, visit:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/454240600/ and https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/454241100/


  • 10/26/2016 8:22 AM | Anonymous

    American Nurses Association

    Location: Silver Spring, MD

    About the Job

    This role provides managerial services for assessment development and psychometric work regarding ANCC certification, ensuring assessments are valid, reliable, and legally defensible.  The incumbent provides oversight of project timelines and associated budget, quality, and accreditation requirements for all assessment development activities.

    Job Duties

    • Supervise staff that includes Senior Editors, Assessment Development Scientists, and Research Associates. Manage, monitor, counsel, and evaluate staff activities related to (1) job analyses; (2) items/forms development and maintenance; (3) content expert panel (CEP) meetings; and (4) exam statistics; and (5) quality control. Provide expert advice and oversight on survey, test development, data analysis, and job analysis methodology.
    • Monitor the quality of assessment development, data analyses, and psychometric work to ensure high-quality, on-time project completion. Oversee research and responses to issues with exam content, quality, or challenges. Review assessment drafts and monitor summary statistics for and psychometric properties of the assessments. Ensure all ANCC assessment development and psychometric practices are consistently applied and work with department leadership on transitioning new exams into the maintenance process.
    • Monitor quality of all reports, such as technical (e.g., role delineation) and psychometric reports to ensure they meet department SOP, work instruction, and applicable accreditation requirements. Ensure compliance with accreditation requirements of ANCC certification programs.
    • Ensure ANCC is using up-to-date, best practice assessment development and psychometric processes. Review literature, attend conferences, review department procedures, and update department procedures as necessary.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to support the department’s objectives and strategic goals.

    Job Qualifications

    Education

    Master’s degree in industrial-organizational (I/O) psychology, testing and measurement, psychometrics, research and statistics, or related field.

    Related Work Experience

    Five years in assessment development, job analysis, psychometrics, or equivalent. Three years of project management and staff management/team lead experience.

    Skills

    Test construction, development of alternative items, and test validation; job analysis; research design and completion, survey development and administration, and data analysis; meeting facilitation; oral and written communication; use of office computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS); staff and project management; analytical thinking and problem solving; public relations and customer service; and 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; and work collaboratively and effectively within a team.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates will be considered immediately. TO apply, visit the full job posting at: https://rew11.ultipro.com/AME1053/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*4DFAB71DC6DA8B62



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