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  • 09 Oct 2018 3:43 PM | Evelyn Darbut

    ***This position closes on October 12, 2018***

    Minimum Requirements:

    Priority and preference will be given to candidates who meet the following requirements:

    1. Masters degree from an accredited institution in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior/Development, or related field of study.
    2. One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of assessment processes to include job analysis, test development, item analysis, research design and statistical analysis, including evaluation and validation methodology.
    3. Strong technical and non-technical writing skills.
    4. Solid interpersonal skills for building internal and external relationships.
    5. Excellent planning and organizing skills; ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities.
    6. Experience in a governmental or similar public sector agency preferred.
    7. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

    If the position is not filled by a candidate that meets the above requirements, candidates with the following requirements may also be considered:
     
    1. Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Human Resource Management, or closely related field. 
    2. Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in professional human resource management functions specific to selection and assessment, recruitment and talent acquisition. 
    3. Strong technical and non-technical writing skills.
    4. Solid interpersonal skills for building internal and external relationships.
    5. Excellent planning and organizing skills; ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities.
    6. Experience in a governmental or similar public sector agency preferred.
    7. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.
    For additional information about the position, please click here.
  • 03 Oct 2018 4:39 PM | David B Johnson

    Principal Human Resources Analyst
    Selection and Hiring Resources

    City and County of San Francisco

    This recruitment will be open until Wednesday, October 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Persons interested are encouraged to file immediately. The components of the selection process can be made available electronically in many areas for those who would otherwise have to travel to San Francisco to participate in the selection process.

    Salary: $116,896 to $142,090

    Position Description: The Principal Human Resources Analyst is responsible for the ongoing supervision of staff and programs under the DHR Selection and Hiring Resources Operations Division, which oversees the City’s Referral and Certification Program; Citywide Appointment Processing/Validation Services; the Conviction History Program; and the central DHR Employment Information Center/Front Counter Operations.

     

    In this capacity, the Principal Human Resources Analyst is responsible for supervising leads assigned to their respective programs, requiring decision making which impact daily operations, implementation of established program policies and procedures, and problem solving requiring analysis of issues for the following: Conviction History Reviews and processing of Electronic Service Requests; DOJ and FBI Response Management; NLI (No Longer Interested) Requests to the Department of Justice; Maintenance of Conviction History Database; processing of Subsequent Arrests; Chair to Conviction History Program Nexus Review Committee; Issuance and management of Citywide Referral and Certifications; Layoff and Return to Duty processing; Appointment Validations; DHR Employment Information Center Operations, Citywide Disaster Service Worker (DSW) Badge Program, DHR Mail Distribution, Citywide Third-Party Subpoena Program, Management of Electronic Service Requests (SmartPDF), and Personal Services Contract Reproduction Work Orders. In addition, the Principal Human Resources Analyst may serve as a functional expert in areas of operations; and perform other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

    Experience: Five years of professional human resources experience in one or more of the following areas of activity: recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee and/or labor relations, benefits administration and human resources operations of which one year must have been as (1) an advanced journey level classification, similar to 1244 Senior Human Resources Analyst, that performs difficult and specialized human resources work and thereby serves as a resource for special problems , or (2) lead or supervised a small team of professional staff involved in the more difficult and complex matters associated with recruitment and selection, employee and/or labor relations, classification and compensation, benefits administration and human resources operations.

    Substitution:

    Experience Substitution - Possession of a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or a Master’s degree in Personnel Administration, Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or Clinical/School/Industrial-Organizational Psychology may be substituted for one (1) year of the required non-advanced journey / non-lead/supervisory experience.

    Education Substitution - Verifiable professional human resources work experience in one or more of the following areas may substitute for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis: recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee and/or labor relations, benefits administration and human resources operations (30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one year.)

    Experience Substitution - Completion of a 12 month human resources trainee program equivalent to the City and County of San Francisco’s 1249 Human Resources Training Program may substitute for one (1) year of the required non-advanced journey / non-lead/supervisory experience.

    How To Apply:

    Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

    • Select the desired job announcement
    • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
    • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
    • Follow instructions on the screen

    Selection Procedures:

    Only candidates who demonstrate via the application that they meet the minimum qualifications will advance in the selection process.

    The examination process shall consist of the three separate components listed below:

    • 1.    Supplemental Questionnaire [30%]
    • 2.    Supervisory Test Battery [40%]
    • 3.    Technical Knowledge HR Exam [30%]

    For additional information on the selection process, see the job announcement for 1246 Principal Human Resources Analyst at https://www.jobapscloud.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=1246&R3=090228.


  • 28 Sep 2018 11:11 AM | Kathy Stewart (Administrator)

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Location: Washington, DC

    *CBP is reposting this opportunity due to a technical error in the initial announcement.*

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180). The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $81,548 to $126,062 per year) in its Washington, DC office. Applications will be accepted from Thursday, September 27, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018.

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division is a team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists leveraging expertise in human capital strategies and applied research to make a difference in the safety and security of our Nation.

    Selected applicants will conduct applied research, internal consulting, and data analysis to support innovative testing programs and to design organizational interventions.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Consulting on human capital issues such as talent management, career paths and workforce development, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and evaluation
    • Designing, developing, and validating employee selection tests and related instruments, including computer adaptive tests and physical ability tests
    • Developing surveys to collect actionable data on a variety of industrial-organizational issues (e.g., job analysis, workload analysis, organizational climate)
    • Conducting organizational studies to develop and implement solutions related to talent management, training design, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation

    The position requires participation in all phases of the process, from problem definition to reporting of results. Strong communication skills are required.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512193500

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512192300


  • 24 Sep 2018 9:01 AM | Alok Bhupatkar

    UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE

    Department of Homeland Security

    Research Statistician

    Washington, D.C. 20223

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Statistician ($96,970 - $148,967) at its headquarters in Washington, DC.  This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding research and assessment team tasked with the development and implementation of effective human capital tools for personnel assessment, career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce.  

    Our Mission

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

    Responsibilities

    The selectee will serve as a Statistician responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating research and analyses in one or more areas of statistics applicable to personnel testing, surveys, and program evaluation.

    Additional duties of this position may include:

    §  Applying statistical theory and methodology to collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative data.

    §  Conducting research and data analytic studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools.

    §  Ensuring all data analytic technics, recommendations, and decisions are in compliance with requisite laws, regulations, and professional and technical standards.

    Qualifications

    Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field of study.  Strong candidates will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in psychometrics, applied mathematics, test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology. 

    U.S. Citizenship is required. 

    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-JM080-18-MP and HUM-JM080-18-DE.

    Applications will be accepted through October 4, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.   

     

  • 07 Sep 2018 9:20 AM | Kathy Stewart (Administrator)

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Location: Washington, DC

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180). The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $81,548 to $126,062 per year) in its Washington, DC office. Applications will be accepted from Thursday, September 6, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division is a team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists leveraging expertise in human capital strategies and applied research to make a difference in the safety and security of our Nation.

    Selected applicants will conduct applied research, internal consulting, and data analysis to support innovative testing programs and to design organizational interventions.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Consulting on human capital issues such as talent management, career paths and workforce development, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and evaluation
    • Designing, developing, and validating employee selection tests and related instruments, including computer adaptive tests and physical ability tests
    • Developing surveys to collect actionable data on a variety of industrial-organizational issues (e.g., job analysis, workload analysis, organizational climate)
    • Conducting organizational studies to develop and implement solutions related to talent management, training design, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation

    The position requires participation in all phases of the process, from problem definition to reporting of results. Strong communication skills are required.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509951000

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509946700


  • 04 Sep 2018 4:03 PM | Kelsey Stephens (Administrator)

    Job Type: Full Time

    Business Unit: Macy’s Corporate Services

    Department: Talent Management and Performance COE                       

    Reports To: Manager, People Science & Optimization                    

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Overview:

    Project manage people science and optimization initiatives, including, but not limited to, the development and implementation of assessments leveraged in the employee lifecycle to ensure projects are conducted efficiently and effectively. Support assessment vendor management and oversee assessment technology platforms. Assist in job analyses (job research, interviews, focus groups, surveys, and the like) and author interview questions designed to identify talent. Ensure initiatives are grounded in research and science and adhere to legal guidelines and Macy’s policies.  Perform other duties as assigned.

    Essential Functions:

    • Write interview questions and behaviorally anchored ratings scales (BARS)
    • Train end users on new assessment tools; Build and distribute training materials as needed
    • Collaborate with internal client groups to understand their needs and scope out solutions
    • Partner with legal to ensure legal guidelines and Macy’s policies are met
    • Assist in job analysis steps, including but not limited to internal and external research, scheduling and leading focus groups, one-on-one research interviews, job observations, surveys
    • Maintain databases of competencies, skills, interview questions, BARS
    • Build and refine resources to help facilitate traditional IO project work
    • Research industry trends and provide guidance to the team
    • Gain continuous feedback on the use and perceived value of assessment tools
    • Assist with data analysis and visualization, as needed
    • Oversee assessment vendor management; Serve as liaison for all assessment technology platform needs by providing user access to assessment systems and troubleshooting needs

    Qualifications:

          Education/Experience:     

    MA/MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field.  1 to 2 years of applied experience in assessments, job analysis, talent management projects; all including direct client interaction.

          Communication Skills:

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to read, write, and interpret scientific documents such as statistical reports. Ability to communicate data results via graphs, charts, and tables.

          Mathematical Skills:

    Must have above average mathematical skills, including statistical knowledge and application of descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis, and others.  

          Reasoning Ability:

    Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

          Physical Demands:

    This position involves extended periods of sitting and the extensive use of computer and the office equipment. May involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching. Involves close vision, color vision, depth perception, and focus adjustment. 

          Other skills:

    Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Office 365; Familiarity with SPSS.

          Work Hours:

    Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and store/company needs.

    This job description is not all inclusive. In addition, Macy's, Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy’s, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

    Updated Date: 8/2018


  • 06 Aug 2018 5:30 PM | Eric Brown

    THE POSITION

    CPS HR Consulting seeks to hire a human resources professional to perform a variety of testing and selection-related consulting work. The incumbent will apply his or her knowledge, skills, and abilities in the design of job analysis studies; the design, development, and administration of selection tools (e.g., structured interviews, multiple-choice exams, supplemental applications); the design, development, and administration of promotional assessment centers; and the management of day-to-day project and program activities. The incumbent may also work on projects in other areas of HR within the scope of the consulting services we provide to government entities. The position requires independent thought and judgment and the ability to independently manage a full client load from commencement to closing. The incumbent must be able to manage complex client relationships that require problem-solving and negotiation skills and the ability to respond effectively to unexpected pressures, situations, and demands. We desire an individual with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills, with a willingness and ability to travel an average of 50% of the year. (Travel will sometimes occur evenings and weekends and may vary by month.)  The incumbent can be located anywhere in the contiguous United States near a major airport.  We prefer to have someone outside of California.

    TYPICAL JOB DUTIES include but are not limited to:

    • Conduct job analysis studies
    • Develop, design, and administer selection tools and promotional assessment centers
    • Develop and monitor project scopes of work, budgets, and timelines
    • Determine client/project needs by using technical expertise and minimal direction
    • Facilitate client and subject matter expert panel meetings
    • Respond to requests for proposals
    • Prepare a variety of documents and detailed reports
    • Construct various types of selection tools, exercises and scoring rubrics
    • Facilitate test administration activities.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work accurately and effectively, and maintain a strong customer focus.
    • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION:

    Bachelor’s degree in HR, I/O Psychology, or related field.  A Master’s degree is highly desired.

    EXPERIENCE: 

    Must have a minimum of four years of professional full-time experience performing the work outlined above (project management, conducting job analyses, exam pass point setting, exam development for selection, and developing and administering assessment centers). 

    THE ORGANIZATION

    CPS HR Consulting is a Joint Powers Authority public agency providing consulting services to government agencies and non-profit organizations across the United States and Canada.  We bring expertise from both the public and private sectors to help our clients in many aspects of human capital management.

    We have developed a successful culture that expects and supports the participation of every employee in achieving the goals and values of the organization.  We enjoy a collaborative environment where innovation is encouraged.  There are rewarding and challenging work opportunities for motivated, creative employees.  We offer flexible work schedules, technology connected work teams, and opportunities to grow within our organization.  Check out the video featuring our employees on our Careers page.

    Our generous benefits package includes paid time off, choice of medical plans, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, additional voluntary benefits, along with membership in the CalPERS retirement system.

    Applications will be accepted until filled.  Apply online at www.cpshr.us/careers.html.


  • 27 Jul 2018 10:18 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    The Office of Human Capital (OHC) at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is seeking applicants to the position of Chief of the HR Services Unit (GS-0201-15).  This is an OHC headquarters position with a duty station of Washington, D.C.

    As Chief of the HR Services Unit, this position is responsible for oversight of the OHC service centers and ensuring agency and customer priorities are efficiently carried out by service center teams. This position reports to the SES Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer for Operations. Specifically, this position performs the following duties:

    • Provides administrative and technical supervision to managers who furnish Title 5 HR services and offer authoritative guidance on difficult, unusual, or unprecedented circumstances arising from diverse HR issues;
    • Provides expert level guidance to the managers who execute Title 5 HR programs for recruitment, placement, position management and classification, information systems management, payroll, retirement, benefits, and support services;
    • Resolves bottlenecks in the efficient delivery of Title 5 HR services by developing goals and performance metrics for ICE's HR service centers, using data and metrics to track progress toward goals and make adjustments as necessary to ensure success;
    • Serves as senior subject matter expert in Title 5 HR operations ensuring service centers make use of the full range of tools and authorities to meet agency and customer objectives; and
    • Serves as nexus between OHC HQ leadership, HQ customer representatives, and the service centers ensuring agency and customer strategic HR priorities are translated into tactical execution in the service centers.

    Applicants must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that included experience such as:

    • Serving as senior subject matter expert in Title 5 HR operations ensuring service centers make use of the full range of tools and authorities to meet agency and customer objectives;
    • Identifying and resolving bottlenecks in the efficient delivery of Title 5 HR services, including developing, implementing, and tracking organizational performance metrics to measure operational success;
    • Interacting with customers to set goals and ensuring goals are successfully executed by subordinate employees;
    • Evaluating operations for quality and quantity of work, regulatory compliance and effectiveness of service to management and employees; and
    • Serving as nexus between leadership, customer representatives, and service centers ensuring headquarters goals and priorities are efficiently and accurately executed in the service centers.

    To learn more or to apply, please consult the vacancy announcement on USA Jobs.  This announcement opens on July 30 and closes on August 10.

  • 13 Jul 2018 10:06 AM | Bharati Belwalkar

    We, the Civil Service Department of the City of New Orleans, are responsible for the overall administration of the personnel functions in city government. We are seeking applicants for the position of Senior Psychometrician in our Test Development and Validation Division. This division currently manages development/revision of entry-level and promotional assessments for Citywide positions (especially, Fire and Police Departments). The Department currently administers tests for over 10 different job series and several other independent class-titles.  For more information about our organization, visit: https://www.nola.gov/civil-service/

    This position is in New Orleans. New Orleans is one of the major tourist attractions in the U.S. due to its distinct culture and architecture. This city is famous for Jazz music, Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, Garden District, plantations, cemeteries, and many more things. It is a great place to live and work!

    About the Job

    This position focuses predominantly on personnel selection and assessment. Typical work includes conducting job analysis, analyzing JAQ data, conducting SME meetings, developing test plans, writing test items, and interpreting EEOC and related legislation. Additionally, it includes developing testing protocols, conducting assessor training, providing internal training to the Civil Service staff/Citywide employees in the areas of industrial and organizational psychology; and other related work as required. This position also offers additional opportunities to work in the areas of training and/or performance management.

    The Department of Civil Service is an exciting place for learning about various jobs within the City (e.g., crime analyst, traffic-signal technician, tow truck operator, to name a few), working with senior leaders of various departments, and sometimes conducting applied research to explore solutions to various other issues that departments face (e.g., high attrition, low recruitment). This position is ideal for someone who is an early-career professional or a fresh graduate as it provides opportunity to work closely with two I-O professionals and occasionally interact/work with individuals working in other Civil Service divisions (e.g., recruitment, pay and compensation).

    If this position sounds interesting, please read the job requirements carefully.

    Job Requirements

    This position requires an advanced degree (i.e., Master’s degree or above) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology preferably or other related field from an accredited college or university with major coursework in psychometric principles/theory, employee selection/assessment, advanced statistical methods and analysis. This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone working towards an I-O doctoral degree (i.e., ABD).

    We are seeking candidates who demonstrate a strong foundation in test development and validation. Candidates should deliver high quality work, demonstrate timeliness, and adhere to the Civil Service rules. Candidates should also possess good written/oral communication, planning/organizational, and teamwork skills. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate a desire to learn from others, be willing to work on a variety of tasks/projects, and develop innovative ways to do one’s job within budget/other constraints.

    Application Instructions

    If you meet the job requirements, please apply online using the link below. 

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/neworleans/jobs/1858095/senior-psychometrician-class-code-0276?keywords=psycho&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobsLink

    Benefits include health insurance, pension, 10 paid holidays, sick and vacation pay, longevity pay, and merit pay.  

    The City of New Orleans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

    If you have any questions about this position/posting, please email Bharati Belwalkar at bbbelwalkar@nola.gov. 

  • 15 Jun 2018 2:52 PM | Martha Hennen

    It’s tough work, but a vital mission. The Research and Analysis Staff at the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking for experienced personnel research psychologists to support the important mission of the DEA.  We are expanding our team in support of a full range of HR initiatives to increase the DEA’s organizational effectiveness and employee engagement.  You will have the opportunity to support leadership assessment and development initiatives (i.e. coaching and feedback), develop and implement entry-level and promotional testing programs for the selection of mission critical occupations, and oversee the deployment, interpretation and strategic planning for organizational assessment surveys.  Our psychologists serve as technical experts on legal and professional assessment guidelines and consult with the leaders of other program areas in the Human Resources Division.

    The DEA is conveniently located next to the Pentagon City Metro in Arlington, VA.  Please refer to the links below for the job announcement and application procedures.

    DEA Personnel Psychologist

    Please click links to view vacancy:
    General Announcement https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502070500

    Open 6/13/18-6/18/18

    Merit Promotion Announcement https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502071700

    Open 6/13/18-6/22/18

    Read more about our organization and mission here:
    http://www.dea.gov/about/mission.shtml

     

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