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  • 26 Apr 2018 8:07 AM | Elizabeth Reed

    The City of Columbus Civil Service Commission is currently seeking a test development and test administration analyst for our public safety test team. We are seeking a self-driven, skilled selection specialist who works well in a team environment. Our team is responsible for developing, administering, scoring and validating entry-level and promotional assessments for police officers. Qualified applicants will possess a bachelor's degree, a course in statistics, and two (2) years of experience constructing employment examinations for an organization. Substitution(s): A master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge and abilities: (1) considerable knowledge of job analysis principles, methods and uses, basic descriptive statistics, and the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection; (2) general knowledge of job classification principles and methods, the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures, legal and social issues impacting employment assessments and selection; (3) the ability to develop solutions to work problems, apply statistical measures related to validity and reliability, organize and summarize information in written format, use video and audio software and equipment, and express and understand ideas communicated one-on-one and in group situations. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess resilience and a sense of humor.

    The public safety test team is a dynamic team of analysts and support personnel who come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds. We are passionate about creating assessment practices that predict who will most likely be successful in the demanding jobs of policing and emergency response. We develop, administer, score, and validate multi-phase examinations that include traditional multiple-choice exams, video-based situational judgment exams, video-based tactical exercises, role-play oral board exams, writing samples, written work samples, and physical tests. We present training to assessors and information sessions to candidates to communicate clear understanding of assessment practices. We are a team dedicated to excellence and are seeking a new member who can immediately adapt to this fast-paced environment and contribute to these highly successful endeavors.

    This is a full-time salaried position with an hourly pay range of $25.92 to $38.87. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education and will include a full range of benefits including vacation, health, retirement and more. Please contact Liz Reed, Public Safety Test Team manager, at 614.645.6032 or ereed1@columbus.gov to learn more or to express interest. Please reach out no later than Monday, May 7, 2018.


  • 18 Apr 2018 11:11 AM | Kathy Stewart (Administrator)

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180).  The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has an opening for a Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $81,548 to $126,062 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 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to Friday, April 27, 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 be responsible for designing, developing, and validating tests and other assessment instruments for use within CBP, enhancing organization effectiveness through organizational development, and conducting research to support national initiatives.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Conducting large scale job analysis studies and utilizing the results to design and develop employee selection tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs
    • Using classical test theory and item response theory to develop assessments, including computer adaptive tests
    • Planning and executing applied research studies, including large scale test validation studies, to determine the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations
    • Applying the knowledge base and scientific methods of psychology to critical human capital issues; such as, talent management, training, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496507000

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496509800

     


  • 23 Mar 2018 11:04 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    OPM is hiring a GS-14 Personnel Research Psychologist! The opening may be filled in either Washington, DC or Kansas City, MO. For more information or to apply use the links below.

    Open to all https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494709400

    Merit Promotionhttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494710100

     

  • 12 Feb 2018 10:49 AM | Jerri Bjork

    The Spokane Civil Service Commission seeks a highly motivated leader with a passion for excellent public service. This key position acts as secretary to the Commission, leading staff in support of the Commission's mission:  to provide an efficient, effective, merit-based system of employment,  ensuring that the most qualified applicants are equitably selected and retained in more than 300 job classifications.

     

     The following is a sample of the types of functions and duties you would perform in this position:

    • Plans, organizes, and directs the administration of the City's Civil Service system and the Civil Service staff office. Hires, assigns, trains, and supervises the activities of the Civil Service professional and clerical staff.
    • Directs a broad recruitment and examining program. Researches and plans for the improvement and modernization of the merit program.
    • Directs the maintenance and administration of the position classification plan.
    • Coordinates with departments on various personnel activities.
    • Interprets and enforces Civil Service rules and policies, and advises as to their application; counsels employees regarding rights and obligations.
    • Performs investigations, and prepares background material for hearings.
    • Assigned as secretary to the Civil Service Commission; prepares materials to be included in the meeting's agenda; attends meetings, and maintains a permanent record of the minutes and actions of the Commission.
    • Prepares the annual office operating budget estimates for Commission approval.

    Open Entry Requirements (must be met at time of application)

    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public or business administration, human resources, psychology, sociology, or related field; AND, seven years of experience in the civil service or human resources field demonstrating progressively responsible managerial experience in public or private human resources administration, including experience in position classification and testing and including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. A graduate degree in an appropriate field may substitute on a year for year basis for up to two years of non-supervisory experience.

    For detailed job information and to apply for the position, please go to our website at: https://my.spokanecity.org/jobs/classified/

     

  • 23 Jan 2018 1:18 PM | Jonathan Koch

    Job Title

    Selection Analyst

    Organization

    Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employee Selection Procedures (CODESP)
    Closing Date Wednesday 2/7/18 4:30 PM Pacific Time

    Compensation

    $5840 - $7098/month plus an attractive benefits package

    Job Type

    Full-Time
    Location Huntington Beach, CA
    To Apply Visit goo.gl/1HUnwB  or www.codesp.com / Resources / CODESP Job Openings

    The Organization

    CODESP is a public Joint Powers Agency established in 1978 that supports public sector organizations with their recruitment, testing, and selection processes by offering assessment products and services, including online testing, interview and written test item banks, and training and consultation regarding best practices.

    CODESP currently serves over 750 agencies, including K-12 school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, cities, counties, courts, and special districts (sanitation, utility, transit, water).

    The Position

    CODESP is seeking a Selection Analyst who is experienced, detail oriented, and customer focused. Candidates must enjoy working in a fast paced environment with tight work deadlines. Selection Analysts research job duties/responsibilities and work with customers to produce employee assessment materials. Based on candidate qualifications, the position may also be filled at the Assistant Selection Analyst level with a lower level of overall responsibility.

    Key Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Respond to test material requests from CODESP customers within established deadlines.
    • Confer with customers and job experts in order to obtain accurate job information regarding their CODESP Automated Test System (CATS) requests.
    • Analyze customer provided job requirements in order to accurately select materials to fill CATS requests.
    • Develop and edit employee selection materials including, but not limited to, multiple-choice items, interview questions, and performance, situational, and writing exercises based on thorough research and job expert consultation.
    • Interpret item analyses in order to improve test materials using CODESP item analysis software.

    Requirements:

    A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in a related field, including coursework in statistics.*

    Two (2) years of experience in an organization with responsibility for employee selection or other human resource support functions including developing employee assessment and training materials.*

    *Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered. For example, a B.A/S. in a related field and 4 years of relevant experience.

    Additional Information

    CODESP offers an attractive benefits package including:

    CalPERS Retirement - Benefit of 2.5% @ 55 for Classic members or 2% at 62 for new members as defined by PEPRA. Employee pays the employee portion.

    Vacation - Up to 15 days annually to start.

    Sick Leave - Up to 12 days annually.

    Holidays (paid) - 15 days annually.

    Employer Paid Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance for employee.

    In lieu of FMLA or CFRA, CODESP provides pregnancy disability leave (PDL).

    To view application requirements, complete job descriptions, and more related information for Selection Analyst and Assistant Selection Analyst, please visit www.codesp.com and click on Resources / CODESP Job Openings.

  • 19 Jan 2018 9:32 AM | Alok Bhupatkar

    UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($114,590 - $148,967) at its headquarters in Washington, DC.  This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with conducting research and developing, implementing, and maintaining effective human capital tools for personnel assessment (entry-level and promotional), career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a 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-PM053-18-MP and HUM-PM053-18-DE.

    Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2018 11:59pm EST.   

     
  • 27 Nov 2017 8:30 PM | Suzanne (Suzie) Lawson

    SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYST

    $6,647.33 - $8,161.62 Monthly, 37.5 hour work week

    Closing date: Friday, December 15, 2017

    The City of Oakland is seeking highly skilled strategic and innovative human resources professionals to join the City's Human Resources team! The Human Resources Management (HRM) Department has the opportunity for responsible professionals to plan, create and implement innovative approaches to recruitment, selection, classification and compensation.  HRM seeks self-driven team players who have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment, and a strong drive to work in public service.  There is currently one vacancy.

    The Senior Human Resources Analyst will provide expert consultation to departments on complex and sensitive recruitment and classification matters. The ideal candidate will bring new ideas with a healthy respect for existing policies and practices and will also be flexible, resilient, creative, and grounded in merit system principles. The City of Oakland is looking for demonstrated success in managing and coordinating multiple and complex recruitments, providing effective lead direction to professional staff, and experience in test design and validation in a large and fast-paced organization, with a solid understanding of classification and compensation. A strong human resources background, preferably in a municipal environment, is highly desirable.

    This human resources professional will possess a deep commitment to public service and the public service ethic, have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and possess high integrity and honesty while being committed to providing superior customer service to internal and external customers. The ability to communicate professionally using written and verbal communication skills is essential to the success of the role. Demonstrating a passion for customer service and collaboration, the Senior Human Resources Analyst will establish strong relationships and build trust while managing sensitive and confidential information.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education:
    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in human resource management, industrial organizational psychology, public or business administration, or a closely related field.

    Experience:
    Four years of progressively responsible professional experience in public human resources or personnel administration at the Human Resource Analyst level in one or more of the following areas: recruitment selection and employment testing, position classification and compensation administration, employee development and training and employee and labor relations.  Previous experience providing lead direction is desirable.

     

    APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm

  • 02 Nov 2017 4:11 PM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

    The Assessment & Evaluation Branch (AEB) within U.S. Office of Personnel Management has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-9/11/12, salary range: $54,972 to $103,639 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 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

    Applicants are placed in a dynamic 1 year developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position. Our Personnel Research Psychologists enjoy work flexibilities, independence, training and development opportunities, occasional travel, collaborating with passionate professionals, and an opportunity to make a difference to federal employees and the public. AEB offers a fast-paced environment requiring interacting at all levels, across offices, within and external to HRS and OPM. AEB has three sections: Selection and Promotion Assessment (SPA); Leadership and Workforce Development Assessment (LWDA); and Organizational Assessment (OA).

    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.

    As a Personnel Research Psychologist at the GS-0180-09/11/12, some of your typical work assignments may include under supervision:

    Lead and/or participate on project teams to develop and/or contract for innovative assessment tools.

    • Conduct Government-wide and/or agency job analyses.
    • Develop and implement competency models, workforce gap assessments, and leadership assessments.
    • 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.

    For more information and to apply:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482412000

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position further, please contact Melissa Haudek at Melissa.Haudek@opm.gov.

     

  • 02 Nov 2017 3:42 PM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

    The Assessment & Evaluation Branch (AEB) within U.S. Office of Personnel Management has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-9/11/12/13, salary range: $54,972 to $123,234 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 Wednesday, November 1, 2017 to Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

    Our Personnel Research Psychologists enjoy work flexibilities, independence, training and development opportunities, occasional travel, collaborating with passionate professionals, and an opportunity to make a difference to federal employees and the public. AEB offers a fast-paced environment requiring interacting at all levels, across offices, within and external to HRS and OPM. AEB has three sections: Selection and Promotion Assessment (SPA); Leadership and Workforce Development Assessment (LWDA); and Organizational Assessment (OA).

    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.

    As a Personnel Research Psychologist at the GS-0180-09/11/12/13, some of your typical work assignments may include under supervision:

    Lead and/or participate on project teams to develop and/or contract for innovative assessment tools.

    • Conduct Government-wide and/or agency job analyses.
    • Develop and implement competency models, workforce gap assessments, and leadership assessments.
    • 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.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482411300

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482411000

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position further, please contact Melissa Haudek at Melissa.Haudek@opm.gov.

     

  • 25 Oct 2017 8:54 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

    The Strategic Initiatives Unit (SIU) within U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-14, salary range: $112,021 to $145,629 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 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to Monday, November 13, 2017.

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a senior level Personnel Research Psychologist. You will be responsible for conducting research, applying innovative assessment procedures and techniques to identify top talent. You will work to develop practical solutions to HR management problems and concerns to include, developing selection systems to hire and retain highly qualified employees, including law enforcement officers. SIU will be a fast-paced environment where your duties and responsibilities require interacting at all levels, across multiple offices, within and external to ICE.

    Typical work assignments include, but are not limited to:

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

    SIU is a newly formed unit within ICEs Office of Human Capital. Selectees will have the opportunity to build an assessment program from the ground-up.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/482762900

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/482739800

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position further, please contact Matisha Montgomery at Matisha.montgomery@ice.dhs.gov

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