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  • 12 May 2021 11:44 AM | Kathy Stewart (Administrator)

    U.S. Secret Service is seeking a student trainee to serve in the Office of Human Resources, Human Resources Research and Assessment Division.  Typical work assignments include:

    • Managing portions of research or practical projects (i.e. individual segments of a larger project); and addressing problems in human resource management, development or assessment.
    • Assisting with survey planning and design; evaluating survey results to determine outcomes and trends; providing input on recommendations related to human resource management, development, or assessment. 
    • Assisting senior members in tasks of limited scope and complexity related to the development and validation of special-purpose tests, employee or organizational development initiatives, or other related human resource initiatives. 
    • Assisting with data collection to support human capital research efforts.

    The announcement is open 5/12/21 - 5/18/21 and can be viewed here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601109700 

  • 28 Apr 2021 1:45 PM | Jill Miller (Administrator)

    MPD is in search of a Management Analyst to serve in our Professional Development Bureau. The deadline to apply is fast approaching on Thursday, May 6th, 2021. Please help spread the word to potential candidates in your networks. 

    MPD is seeking a management analyst to develop and administer promotional selection processes! The successful candidate will work as a business partner to utilize industry best practices on assessment techniques and validation approaches. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree or Certification in relevant skill areas (Human Resources management, business administration, public administration or a related field) is strongly preferred. To apply for this position, please visit https://careers.dc.gov/ and apply for the position with ID number: 12960 before May 6th, 2021. We look forward to meeting you! Inquiries about the job requirements can be made directly to carly.ferreira@dc.gov


  • 11 Apr 2021 11:50 PM | Jeff DiMambro

    Please Click Here to apply & review full posting
    Specialist, Talent Assessment & Analytics- Chicago Transit Authority


  • 26 Mar 2021 7:55 PM | Jeff DiMambro

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    Coordinator, Assessment & Selection - Chicago Transit Authority

    POSITION SUMMARY

    • Conducts and coordinates the development, revision, and administration of pre-employment and promotional assessments. 

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Resources or a related field, and two plus (2+) years of experience designing, developing and administering assessments, employee surveys, and/or performance management processes or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to this position.
    • Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Human Resources Management, or Statistics/Psychometrics preferred.
    • Experience with statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, R, etc) and best practices for data analysis and reporting.
    • Experience with the development, analysis, and administration of psychometric assessments
    • Experience in project management and/or consulting (internal or external).
    • Experience communicating/presenting complex research, selection techniques, and data/analytics into business recommendations.

    Additional Details Please note, employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.
    Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.
    Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.
    CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Primary Location: USA-Illinois-Chicago
    Job Posting: Mar 26, 2021
    Position Type: Full-time Permanent (FTP)


  • 23 Feb 2021 3:22 PM | Jill Miller (Administrator)

    Department of Homeland Security - Personnel Research Psychologist

    Location - Washington DC

    Summary of Responsibilities

    Joining the Secret Service, Office of HR Research and Assessment Division will allow you to participate in research, development, implementation and maintenance of effective competency-based assessments for selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce. This Personnel Research Psychologist position starts at a salary of $87,198 (GS-12 step 1), with promotion potential to $159,286 (GS-14 step 10). 

    The selectee will serve as Personnel Research Psychologist in the HR Research and Assessment Division. Typical work assignments include:

    • Performing all phases of the research process, including problem definition, planning, execution, analysis, interpretation and reporting results; determining the proper interpretation and use of research findings and identifying implications to workforce initiatives; and utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.
    • Developing special-purpose tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs.
    • Conducting studies to determine the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations; and preparing comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining operations.
    • Ensuring mandated laws, rules, and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on projects, assessment initiative, and Human Resources management and development.

    For full information, click here.

    Deadline for applications is March 9.

  • 23 Feb 2021 3:18 PM | Jill Miller (Administrator)

    Department of Homeland Security - Personnel Research Psychologist

    Duties - Summary

    Joining the Secret Service, Office of HR Research and Assessment Division will allow you to participate in research, development, implementation and maintenance of effective competency-based assessments for selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce. This Personnel Research Psychologist position starts at a salary of $87,198 (GS-12 step 1), with promotion potential to $159,286 (GS-14 step 10). 

    Responsibilities
    The selectee will serve as Personnel Research Psychologist in the HR Research and Assessment Division. Typical work assignments include:

    • Performing all phases of the research process, including problem definition, planning, execution, analysis, interpretation and reporting results; determining the proper interpretation and use of research findings and identifying implications to workforce initiatives; and utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.
    • Developing special-purpose tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs.
    • Conducting studies to determine the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations; and preparing comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining operations.
    • Ensuring mandated laws, rules, and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on projects, assessment initiative, and Human Resources management and development.
    Travel Required
    Not required
    Supervisory status
    No
    Promotion Potential
    14

    More information can be found here.

  • 09 Feb 2021 8:43 AM | JoEllen Graber (Administrator)

    Executive Director, Bureau of Human Resources and Labor Relations (Job ID: 457690)

    As Executive Director, Bureau of Human Resources and Labor Relations (Job ID: 457690) (See attached Job Description), reporting directly to the Assistant Commissioner.  The Executive Director, Bureau of Human Resources and Labor Relations, will assume an extremely wide latitude for the exercise of discretion, independent judgment and autonomy while engaging in the daily implementation of all overarching plans, processes, and policies, in support of the operational goals, mission, and objectives of the Bureau of Human Resources and Labor Relations.  The Executive Director will be responsible for delivering the full range of operational HR activities including operational and strategic leadership to Senior Directors and mid-level management on issues affecting HR, as well as designing, shaping, and orchestrating effective HR strategies in alignment with the company's organizational values and strategy. The Bureau of Human Resources and Labor Relations facilitates highly confidential and key critical services on behalf of the Agency, including but not limited to:  Recruitment and Hiring, Labor Relations, Workforce Development & EEO, Leaves and Benefits, Civil Service, Training and Professional Development, Employee Relations and Compliance.

    This is a dynamic and exciting career opportunity for immediate hire. 

    Our agency is working earnestly to foster collaborative partnerships/professional networking relationships with educational institutions and network partners.  In a friendly and partnership effort, our recruiting goal is to establish a lucrative pipeline of experienced candidates that are extremely passionate about public health, Human Resources and are in possession of the following:

    Minimum Qual Requirements

    A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above..

    Preferred Skills

    Background in public sector management or human resources.

    Strong managerial and organizational skills and demonstrated excellent judgment when handling sensitive matters.

    Excellent communication skills.

    Familiarity with all programs of HR including civil service laws and regulations.

    Some familiarity with Citywide automation initiatives such as e-Hire, Payroll Management System (PMS), CityTime, Citywide Human Resources Management System (CHRMS), and New York City Automated Personnel System (NYCAPS).

    Comfortable working in a highly decentralized environment. 

    More information ca be found here.

  • 21 Dec 2020 12:23 PM | Anonymous

    Job Description 

    TESTING SPECIALIST  344803

     

    Description

     

    TESTING SPECIALIST

     

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

     

    Number of Vacancies:  1

    Under general supervision, designs and develops pre-employment and promotional tests and other selection procedures tools to screen, evaluate and select job candidates that will provide City of Chicago government with a qualified workforce, ensuring tests are reliable, valid and fairly administered, and performs related duties as required.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    • Works with Testing Manager in designing and developing hiring related tests including online and paper-pencil tests, physical demonstration, and centrally administered tests

    • Develops guidelines and protocols for the administration, scoring and interpretation of hiring related tests including pre-employment tests designed and/or administered by external vendors

    • Conducts statistical analysis to determine psychometric properties of tests and items, test validity, reliability and adverse impact

    • Consults with subject matter experts and departmental managers to analyze job requirements and content to establish criteria for test development

    • Develops pre-employment tests and rating systems used to assess job competency requirements for employment hiring and promotions

    • Develops structured interviews and rating scales (i.e. Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales)

    • Provides technical assistance to hiring departments responsible for administering tests, and to vendors hired to design and/or administer tests on behalf of the City

    • Develops Requests for Proposals (RFP) identifying scope of services for the procurement of tests and related services

    • Facilitates meetings and/or focus groups with subject matter experts to identify and assess selection procedures and tests to be used to screen applicants for hire

    • Drafts technical and progress reports documenting the test development process

    • Participates in the review and evaluation of proposals from testing consultants for the selection of testing services

    • Acts as a liaison between testing consultants and city personnel to facilitate the development and administration of tests

    • Prepares correspondence in response to various inquiries from legal counsel, union officials and candidates relating to the city’s testing policies, tests administered, and test scores

    NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

    LOCATION:             Department of Human Resources

    ADDRESS:              121 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602

    HOURS & SHIFT:   Monday through Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

    DAYS OFF:             Saturday and Sunday

    NOTE: Employee must be able to work early/late and weekend hours to accommodate testing schedule.

     

     

    THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE. 

     

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master ' s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Testing and Measurement or a directly related field.


    Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

     

    Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following: 

     

    • Previous experience in test development, test validation, psychometrics and testing theories
    • Proficiency with SPSS
    • Proficiency with statistical methods and procedures associated with test development.
    • Previous work experience writing technical reports and Requests for Proposals (RFP's).
    • Previous work experience in survey analysis
            
           

    NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.  

     

    NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of interview, if applicable. 

     
    SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

    This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

     

    Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

     

    Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applications will be accepted. 

     

    Residency Requirement:  All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

     

    If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application processplease contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).  Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request. 

     

    ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

                                     

    City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and
    Military Friendly Employer.

                                  

    City of Chicago                                               Department of Human Resources

      Lori Lightfoot, Mayor                                      Chris Owen, Acting Commissioner

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on 1/4/2021. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

     

    Posting Date: Dec 21, 2020 | 

    Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External

    : Jan 4, 2021

    BU: 00 | Salary: $70,140 Pay Basis:Yearly


  • 14 Dec 2020 10:28 AM | Andrew Yurkon

    THE POSITION

    The Employment Testing and Validation Specialist is responsible for conducting job analyses; developing written examinations for civilian, police and fire classifications; establishing and analyzing pass points for written examinations; writing and creating assessment center scenarios and training materials; administering Police and Fire Department assessment centers; administering the fire physical abilities test; analyzing test results; and documenting the examination processes in formal reports.

    This position is also responsible for assisting in the preparation of project time tables, assisting in the training of new team members as assignment; acting as team leader and assuming general team lead responsibilities as assigned or in the absences of the Test Validation Administrator.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Conduct job analyses including background research, site observations, and interviews, task and Knowledge, Skill, Ability, and Other Characteristics (KSAO) generation focus groups, and job analysis questionnaire administration.
    • Develop and administer various employee selection tests including physical abilities tests, written exams, and assessment centers, as well as managing and troubleshooting testing software.
    • Develop project plans for assignments including project timelines, milestones and communication points, and coordination of resources, personnel, and subject matter expert requirements for job analysis, test development, written exams, and assessment centers.
    • Perform data analyses in the following areas: survey results, workforce planning, job analysis, test development, exam passing score, adverse impact, and other psychometric properties of exams.
    • Present information to all levels of the organization in a fashion that is tailored to the audience.  This can range from facilitating subject matter expert meetings to front line employees to formal presentations to executive level staff.
    • Design, develop, and administer surveys and report results.
    • Acts as a liaison between testing consultants and city personnel to facilitate the development and administration of tests.
    • Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job.

    Apply online at: https://bit.ly/CVSTVS



  • 01 Dec 2020 7:36 AM | Landon Mock

    The U.S. Department of the Interior is seeking a senior-level I/O psychologist to join the DOI Strategic Talent Management team in Washington, DC. This role includes program oversight for job analysis/competency modeling, assessment and selection, and employee experience research across DOI and is open to both current Federal employees (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585260800) and the general public (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585261500). This vacancy announcement closes on Monday, December 8th, 2020.

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