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  • 21 Dec 2020 12:23 PM | Jill May

    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.

  • 06 Nov 2020 7:24 PM | Jonathan Koch

    NOTICE: Applications will be accepted online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hlpusd until December 1, 2020.

    The Hacienda La Puente USD is seeking an experienced Personnel Analyst to join our outstanding team!

    Are you a dedicated HR professional looking to advance your career and give back to the community and the public sector? Do you enjoy conducting job analysis, diving into statistics, and using your knowledge to ensure the best people are being hired? If so, then you may be the ideal candidate to join our team!

    The ideal candidate for this position has experience conducting job analysis and developing assessment materials and exam plans. They are proactive and take initiative in recommending new ideas and are always looking to improve processes. This individual is customer-focused, results-driven, and cool under pressure with strong writing, time management, and organizational skills. If this is you, keep reading!

    Job Summary:

    • Conducts job analysis for the purposes of position classification, salary evaluation, and test construction and validation
    • Develops, designs, and administers job-related selection procedures, including written and performance tests, interviews and other assessment instruments;
    • Develops and conducts surveys to gather human resources data;
    • Confers with subject matter experts to develop and recommend examination plans and develop test materials;
    • Compiles, calculates, and analyzes quantitative and/or qualitative data, determines pass points and makes recommendations related to employment decisions;
    • Designs, develops, and presents formal training programs;
    • Applies and explains employment-related laws, guidelines, and regulations;
    • Trains and reviews the work of staff as related to classification, recruitment, and examination development;
    • Assists in managing the operation of an applicant tracking system;
    • Assists Personnel Director in the investigation of appeals and with special projects as directed.

    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:

    • A Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, Psychology, Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Sciences, Law, or related field.
    • Two years of professional-level experience that includes the development, research, and analysis of personnel selection procedures, and/or classification.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $7,154.00 - $8,805.00 per month

    Benefits Package: 

    • CalPERS Retirement
    • Vacation - 26 days annually
    • Sick Leave - Up to 12 days annually
    • Holidays (paid) - 16 days annually
    • District-paid contribution of $11,900 per year for medical, vision, dental, and life insurance coverage
  • 23 Oct 2020 9:16 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Location: WASHINGTON, DC

    Open Period: October 23, 2020 to November 5, 2020

    Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

    Series & Grade: GS-0180-14

    As a PERSONNEL RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST (I/O PSYCHOLOGIST), you will:

    • Define problems, identify relationships, evaluate and determine quality, assess impacts, and arrive at conclusions through special studies to improve Department-wide human capital programs.
    • Influence policy changes that typically involve long-range, highly complex, and often politically sensitive topics within the framework of management objectives and priorities.
    • Take innovative I/O ideas and concepts used outside the Government and research ways to apply these ideas to agency operations.
    • Formulate research plans, hypotheses and projects that move the scientific state of I/O psychology forward, managing workgroups of technical professionals to carry out those plans and conduct the research
    • Formulate, direct, and guide research and development of surveys, assessments, and other activities for Human Resources programs.

    Qualifications

    Basic Education Requirement: All applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited or pre-accredited academic institution leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with a major or equivalent in psychology to receive further consideration. 

    Specialized Experience:

    • ·       Analyzing candidate and employee assessment challenges and identifying cost-effective screening and assessment tools; AND
    • ·       Leading or supporting research studies related to employee engagement, skill gap closure or employee development to develop or identify and implement assessment tools for leadership or human resources decision making; AND
    • ·       Recommending and conducting organizational assessments including needs assessment, skills assessment, or workforce assessment to support an organization's goals and mission; AND
    • ·       Planning and overseeing project work, reporting outcomes to managers or other interested individuals.

    How to Apply:

    For a full description and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582370800

  • 28 May 2020 10:04 AM | Anonymous member
    ICE Personnel Research Psychologists create and deliver comprehensive selection systems in support of one of the most dynamic law enforcement agencies in the country. You will work on a team of highly skilled Personnel Research Psychologists to solve complex selection issues that impact the execution of a large-scale law enforcement mission worldwide. We are seeking I-O Psychology professionals with a strong foundation in job analysis, the development of selection assessments, research methodology, statistics and data analysis. Experience in competency modeling, gap analysis, employee engagement, and Federal Human Resource processes a plus. This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Human Capital, in Washington, DC.As a Personnel Research Psychologist you will perform duties such as:
    • Participating in 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 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;
    • Participating in 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.


    Apply online at USAJobs: 

    Non-competitive (current gov't workers only):  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569424200

    Public announcement:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569424300

  • 28 Apr 2020 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE Department of Homeland Security

    Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist

    Washington, D.C. 20223


    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($121,316 - $157,706) to lead 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 high 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.

    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 developing and guiding others in the development of these assessments.

    To Apply

    Interested applicants can get more information and apply through the following links: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566630000 (Public Job Announcement) and https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566631000 (Merit Promotion).

    Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2020, 11:59 pm EST.

    This position is in Washington, DC.

  • 02 Apr 2020 12:46 PM | Anonymous member

    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for a Personnel Research Psychologist to work within the Office of Human Capital Strategic Initiatives Unit. 

    Vacancy Number: 10748871
    Position Information: Personnel Research Psychologist, GS-0180-11/12 (FPL 13)

    OPENS/CLOSES:    04/06/2020 to 04/20/2020


    Click on the link or copy and paste the URL into your browser’s address bar to access the announcement(s): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564764900


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