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  • 21 Apr 2017 2:15 PM | Nancy Robinson

     

     

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking to hire two Organizational Design and Management Specialists for the Office of Human Resources at the Corporate Office Building -  Crystal City, VA location.

    The Organizational Design and Management Specialist performs a range of job evaluation, classification, and organizational design services including designing, documenting, and evaluating jobs; determining and validating minimum qualifications and other job requirements; writing job descriptions; and conducting organizational design studies.   Excellent starting wages and benefits package.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (MQS):

    ·       Five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources including experience in: conducting job analyses and desk audits; developing and revising job descriptions; validating MQs and KSAs or other qualification requirements; and evaluating organizational structures.

    ·       A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Personnel Administration, Psychology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that totals four years.

    A fully equivalent combination of education and training beyond what is needed to satisfy the education requirement may be used to substitute for up to two of the five years of experience. 

    Please visit our website for the complete job announcement and qualification requirement details at www.mwaa.com and to apply online.

    EOE

  • 24 Mar 2017 1:29 PM | Trey Trainum

    Position Information:

    Over the course of a year this intern will work under the supervision of senior staff members to apply knowledge of test measurement theories and best practices to build skills while gaining valuable work experience. This is an opportunity to provide fresh ideas and leverage smart technologies while working towards building a career path in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Human Resources.

    This Recruitment and Selection Analyst Intern will focus on employee selection using a competency-based approach to test development and test administration. The intern will develop and administer public safety Assessment Centers and work simulations. The individual will conduct job analysis, and content and criterion validation studies for a variety of positions in the Fire Department and will also support career and leadership development efforts. This intern will have the opportunity to apply measurement theory, strong analytical and problem solving skills, consulting, and change management strategies to expand the use of valid, defensible, selection processes for a variety of ranks in the Fire Department. This individual should be able to work independently after receiving general guidance and direction and identify greater efficiencies through improved selection processes

    The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the concepts associated with test development and administration and will possess a graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field of study.

    Qualifications:

    Applicants must have received a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the past year (2016 and 2017) in a directly related area such as Human Resources, Psychology or Industrial Organizational Psychology OR currently enrolled in a Master's degree program OR must complete the requirements for a related Bachelor's or Master's degree before starting work.  Expected start date of work will be beginning of July 2017.

    Note: Applicants are not expected to have professional work-related experience in the related field but must possess a thorough understanding of testing principles and theories and must have the ability to apply those theories and principles to real world situations.


    For more information or to apply, please visit the job announcement on Arlington County's Careers page here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/1696759/



  • 22 Mar 2017 2:55 PM | Trey Trainum

    Position Information:

    Arlington County is looking for a Senior Human Resources Analyst to serve as a Recruitment and Selection expert on HR’s Staffing team. This individual will work as a strategic business partner with hiring managers to identify staffing needs, to define and develop a recruitment and sourcing plan for assigned position vacancies, and to offer selection strategies that result in quality talent acquisition. The successful individual will have experience and knowledge of recruitment, sourcing, outreach, and selection methodologies and strategies for a variety of positions that yield desired positive results and outcomes.

    Qualifications:

    Minimal qualifications for this position is a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management, Public Administration or a related field plus professional recruiting and selection experience in a municipal, corporate or similar environment involving a variety of occupations. We are looking for someone who has a combination of job analysis, recruitment and selection expertise, with a proven record of building and managing relationships with internal and external departmental customers and applicants.

    Desired individuals will possess a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a human resources-related certification such as SPHR or PHR and will also have experience in two or more HR disciplines preferably in recruitment, sourcing, and selection that includes executive-level search and selection. 


    For more information or to apply, please visit the job announcement on Arlington County’s Careers page here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/1548410-0


  • 09 Jan 2017 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=72620

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The Examinations and Tests Section within the United Nations Office of Human Resources Management is seeking interns with a background in administration, human resources management, industrial/organisational/occupational psychology, psychometrics, and other relevant fields, interested in gaining professional, hands-on experience with recruitment, pre-employment assessment, psychometric test development and internet-based test (IBT) delivery in a large-scale, multi-cultural, global organization.

    The internship is for a minimum of three months with a possibility for extension up to six months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Chief of the Examinations and Tests Section.

    Internships are unpaid and travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas) and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern.

    Responsibilities

    This opportunity is designed for an intern to work on different phases of pre-employment assessment at the United Nations. Interns will be assigned to specific projects based on individual backgrounds and preferences. A variety of projects centred on psychometric test development and administration activities are currently on-going. Depending on the assignment, project tasks may include the following:

    •Provide support in the administration of various examinations managed by the Examinations and Tests Section, including Language Competitive Examinations, the Young Professionals Programme, the Global General Service Test;
    •Schedule and coordinate test administration, including in-person or internet-based;
    •Item writing and review;
    •Compile and analyse examinations-related quantitative data;
    •Manage large sets of data (e.g., item bank);
    •Administer and analyse surveys;
    •Draft communication for informative purposes for candidates, hiring departments, Member States;
    •Engage with a wide variety of UN managers to make sure their needs are met during the testing process;
    •Support process improvement projects (e.g., test content, test format, communication plan); and
    •Other administrative tasks and projects as needed.

    Competencies

    Communication
    Teamwork
    Planning & Organizing

    Education

    Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

    Preference will be given to applicants with an educational background in Industrial/Organisational/Occupational Psychology, Human Resources, and Quantitative Methods.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the project. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experiences in their personal history profile.

    Additionally, applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint); familiarity with statistical software (e.g., SPSS) is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, Fluency in all four areas of English is required (i.e., speaking, writing, reading, listening). Fluency in French is desirable.

    Assessment

    Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    TO APPLY (deadline is January 20 at 11:59 PM New York time):
    Visit: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=72620
    A completed online application, including a cover note and personal history profile (PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    The cover note must include:
    •Title of degree that the applicant is currently pursuing;
    •Graduation date (when applicant graduated or will be graduating from the programme);
    •The IT skills and programmes that the applicant is proficient in;
    •An explanation why the applicant is a suitable candidate for this specific position;
    •An explanation of the applicant’s interest in the United Nations Internship Programme; and
    •The applicant’s availability time frame for the internship.

    In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills and three references. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful applicants will be contacted. 

    United Nations Considerations

    Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

    Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


  • 06 Dec 2016 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($108,887 - $141,555) at its headquarters in Washington, DC. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with providing effective competency-based assessments to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce.

    Our Mission

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

    Responsibilities

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

    Additional duties of this position may include:

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

    To Apply

    Interested applicants should visit www.usajobs.gov for application procedures. After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter the associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”. The job announcement number for this job opportunity is HUM-MB370-16-DE.

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

  • 06 Dec 2016 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Personnel Research Psychologist ($77,490 - $119,794) at its headquarters in Washington, DC. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with providing effective competency-based assessments to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce.

    Our Mission

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

    Responsibilities

    The selectee will serve as a Human Resources professional responsible for developing and validating effective competency models and competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness.

    Additional duties of this position may include:

    • Conducting research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools.
    • Ensuring mandated laws, rules, and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on assessment initiatives.
    • Utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.

    Qualifications

    Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field of study; and will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology. Strong candidates will have experience developing and validating competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, and/or organizational development purposes; and experience managing projects requiring coordination across multiple lines of business.

    To Apply

    Multiple selections will be made. Interested applicants 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.

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

  • 17 Oct 2016 4:38 PM | Lindsey O'Connor

    The City of Milwaukee's Department of City Development has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources professional.

    Under the direction of the Finance and Administration Manager, the Human Resources Officer fills an essential role for the administration and operation of the department, serving as the personnel director/human resources manager for the Department of City Development (DCD) and the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM). The Human Resources Officer is responsible for department payroll, personnel actions, the wellness initiative, and the City's Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program.

    To apply, visit the City's website at www.jobaps.com/mil.

    Application deadline - November 4, 2016

  • 17 Oct 2016 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Department of Education, Office of Management
    Location: Washington, DC

    Personnel Psychologist GS-0180-13 (Organizational Development) (DEU)

    The Personnel Psychologist will serve as the organizational development consultant to the Department and provide hands-on organizational development services, as well as training, to ED’s workforce department-wide. The incumbent will:

    • Provide organizational development activities such as facilitating strategic planning conversations, assisting organizations with change management efforts, providing conflict management and team building sessions. Consult with management to assess operational deficiencies in order to design and facilitate appropriate organizational development interventions for the improvement and effectiveness of agency programs. Develop coaching and mentoring programs.
    • Design, develop, coordinate, market, and deliver courses and workshops for leadership and employee development, and ensure that learning is accessible to learners through the use of technology.
    • Conduct individual assessments which include developing and administering 360 degree surveys and feedback, competency modeling and competency gap analysis.
    • Administer organizational assessments which include the development, administration, and interpretation of culture and climate surveys, program and course evaluations, and training needs analysis. Conduct focus groups and change management discussions.

    For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453415800/

  • 03 Oct 2016 2:12 PM | Anonymous

    About the Organization

    The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights.

    44,000 staff from 193 United Nations Member States work around the globe to carry out the UN’s complex mandates, such as monitoring elections, disarming child soldiers, coordinating relief in humanitarian crises, interpreting at global conferences, and providing administrative as well as logistical support.

    Located at the iconic UN headquarters in New York, the Psychometricians / Talent Assessment Specialists / Human Resources Officers contribute to high-stakes assessments and selection tests across all occupations to identify candidates that will serve as international civil servants at the United Nations and who uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity.

    About the Job

    You are a knowledge leader in psychometrics / talent assessment and/or advanced multivariate statistics and want to work in a team of HR generalists as well as assessment specialists to provide global talent assessment solutions for the United Nations.

     The Psychometrician / Talent Assessment Specialist / Human Resources Officer:

    ·        Develops psychometrically sound content for selection tests to positions at the United Nations across functional titles and levels. Test development includes conducting surveys and research regarding test and item development, item writing, item calibration, test form construction, scaling and equating, preparing technical documentation, and ensuring health and sustainability of item banks;

    ·        Collaborates in developing, testing and implementing of an internet-based testing platform;

    ·        Prepares statistical analysis and reports regarding the performance of developed tests and develop and execute an approach for sustainable test performance reporting;

    ·        Identifies, reviews and recommends selection testing and assessment tools, such as internet-based or computer-based testing tools, adaptive testing, or asynchronous video-interviewing;

    ·        Plans, organizes, develops and executes various competitive examinations and high-stakes assessments and tests in coordination with United Nations offices;

    ·        Reviews and improves assessment, examination and testing processes and workflows, recommend improvements, and develop guidelines, standard operating procedures for operational activities;

    ·        Develops and maintains effective working relationships with various stakeholders including examination administrators at different duty stations, agencies' focal points, examination applicants and candidates;

    ·        Prepares correspondence, instructional and informational materials to various exam stakeholders;

    ·        Serves as ex-officio on United Nations Competitive Examinations Boards; 

    ·        Performs other duties as required.

    Job Requirements

    Education

    ·        Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in industrial and organisational psychology / occupational psychology (applied work psychology), social psychology, human resources management, educational statistics, psychometrics or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in management or related area may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    ·        A minimum number of years of progressively responsible experience in (1) talent/employment assessment as part of a corporate (profit or non-profit) recruiting or development function or in (2) psychometric test development and/or research or related area is required.

    ·        Experience in test item development, quality control and data analysis is desirable.

    ·        Experience using statistical software such as SPSS or SAS or an IRT software is desirable.

    ·        Strong background in psychometric theory and application, including knowledge of IRT, Classic Test Theory and multivariate statistics as well as knowledge of measurement topics such as equating, generalizability theory, Bayesian methodology, or standard setting is desirable.

    ·        Knowledge of platforms for online test development, administration, and analysis is desirable.

    Languages

    Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in French is an advantage.

    Application Instructions

    To apply to currently open positions published on the United Nations (UN) recruitment portal please follow instructions below.

    Application deadlines for currently open positions are as follows

    - Examinations Officer, Temporary Job Opening # 67154 by 4 October 2016

    - Examinations Assistant, Job Opening # 67357 by 28 October

    You must apply before the dealine through the  UN recruitment portal (inspira.un.org). Please note that in case you can't find the job opening yet, check in soon again as it may be in the process of getting posted.

    To apply, please:

    1) Register as a user for the United Nations recruitment portal (called “UN Inspira”) at inspira.un.org.

     2) Log into the UN Inspira system and go to “Search Job Opening”

     3) Select from the dropdown that states "Staff Positions" the option

    “Temporary Job Opening”

     4) Type in the search window Job Opening numbers stated above:

     5) Click "Search"

     6) Scroll down to see "Search Results"

     7) Click on search result

     8) Review the job opening and check whether you meet the requirements stated under education, work experience and languages. Please note that requirements are specific for each job.

     9) Click "Apply Now" to create your application in the UN Inspira system for each open position.

     You can also search for any other job opening at the United Nations by choosing “Staff Positions” or “Temporary Job Opening” with the search function.

     In addition to applying to current openings and after the deadlines stated above you are invited to send you CV to assessments@un.org as the United Nations is continuously seeking qualified Psychometricians /Talent Assessment Specialists. We will consider your application for future openings. 


  • 08 Aug 2016 10:23 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    Location: Washington, DC

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180).  The Personnel Research and Assessment Division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has two openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $77,490.00 to $119,794.00 per year) in its Washington, DC office.  Applicants will be evaluated based upon responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process. Applications will be accepted from Monday, August 8, 2016 to Friday, August 19, 2016.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to: the design, development, and validation of tests and related instruments; the evaluation of the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations; planning occupational surveys to document job relevant skills, knowledge, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs).  The position requires participation in all phases of the research process from problem definition to reporting of results.  The well-qualified applicant will possess knowledge and expertise in test theory, psychometric methodology, statistics, logic, and the ability to design and develop innovative assessment methodologies.

    Please contact Kathy Stewart at kathleen.a.stewart@cbp.dhs.gov if you are interested in applying.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446075000/
    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446091000/  

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