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  • 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.


    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.


    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

  • 02 Mar 2020 5:36 PM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking to hire a Supervisory Human Resources Specialist to direct the Strategic, Workforce, and Succession Planning Division of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO). 

    Please feel free to review the posting and share with anyone who would be interested. 


    Open Date: 3/3/2020 12:00 AM EST
    Job Announcement Number: 20-HUD-622
    Position Title: Supervisory Human Resources Specialist
    PP - Series - Grade: GS-0201-15


  • 30 Jan 2020 1:00 PM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    This Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist serves as the Unit Chief for Strategic Initiatives within the Office of Human Capital. The Unit is responsible for enterprise Workforce Planning, Employee Engagement, and the Law Enforcement selection and promotion testing programs.    

    Apply before February 6th!



  • 15 Nov 2019 12:00 PM | Kelsey Stephens (Administrator)

    Psychologist (Learning and Development Specialist)

    The Federal Aviation Administration has an opening for an experienced psychologist in the Succession and Career Planning Team, Employee Development Group within the Air Traffic Organization. The key responsibilities of the position are:

    ·   Conducting job analyses and developing competency models

    ·   Developing leadership development curricula for specific target populations

    ·   Designing and developing leadership development instruction and instructional materials

    ·   Applying expertise in assessment to identify and recommend assessment tools for use in development programs

    ·   Designing and developing evaluation methods and tools for development programs

    The full-time, permanent position is a J-Band level (approximately equivalent to GS-14) and is located in Washington, DC.  The salary range is $103,147 to $159, 907 per year. Telework is permitted up to two days per week. Excellent benefits are provided.

    The position is open to all U.S. citizens.

    To review the position requirements in detail and apply, please go to USAJOBS.gov and look for announcement number: AWA-AJG-20-0003CM-64254. You may also search by the job title. Applications are open beginning November 15 and ending the week of December 5, 2019. Please check the announcement for the specific dates. If you would like more information about the position, please contact Anne Marrelli, Manager of Succession and Career Planning at 202-267-6640 or anne.marrelli@faa.gov.

    Access the posting here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551805700

  • 06 Nov 2019 9:49 AM | Martha Hennen

    Management and Program Analyst (Data Analyst); Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO); U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

    Location: Washington, DC

    The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is recruiting for an experienced Management and Program Analyst (Data Analyst) with strong research skills to join our team (SK-14-0343) in the SEC’s home office in Washington, DC. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, November 19, 2019 or until 150 applications are received, whichever comes first.

    If selected, you will join a well-respected, multidisciplinary team conducting research that helps to enhance equal access to employment opportunities for the best and brightest talent and foster an equitable work environment in which employees perform the SEC's mission. You will gain deep experience in organizational research focused on diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. OEEO embraces a true scientist-practitioner model, applying research methods and data science techniques to explore the employee experience. Your work will help design business intelligence tools for people analytics and data visualization to support our research efforts and annual reporting requirements.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Serving as a program manager to develop and track progress on plans for research projects and to provide day to day technical direction for a project team.
    • Leading research projects and assignments exploring equal opportunity across the employment lifecycle. Responsibilities include: project planning, collaboration with stakeholders, designing data collection, collecting both quantitative and qualitative data, conducting or overseeing appropriate analyses, and sharing progress and results.
    • Delivering presentations to communicate research findings, provide interpretation, and suggest action plans based on results for an audience varying in technical background.
    • Working collaboratively with stakeholders and subject matter experts in support of the research program.
    • As required, serving as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) managing and overseeing contractual obligations.

    For any questions about the position, please contact Martha E. Hennen at hennenm@sec.gov.

    To Apply:

    Current Federal Employees: coming soon

    All Other Applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550915700


  • 01 Nov 2019 9:06 AM | Elizabeth Reed

    The City of Columbus Civil Service Commission is currently seeking to fill four part-time test development and test administration analysts for our employment test teams. We are seeking self-driven, selection specialists who work well in a team environment. While the immediate openings are for part-time positions, this recruitment will be used to fill full-time positions in the future. Therefore, the selected part-timers will have the opportunity to compete for full-time positions within two years or may remain as part-time. The part-time hours are typically flexible, some of which can be completed at home. Required on-site time, with less flexibility, will include activities such as training, test preparations, meetings, and test administrations.

    To be considered for these positions applicants must possess a bachelor's degree. The application filing period is Friday, November 1 through Monday, November 18, 2019. Qualified applicants will be scheduled to take the Personnel Analyst I examination on select days in the first week in December. Please apply through this link. Be sure to scan a copy of your bachelor’s degree and attach it when you apply. These positions are planned to start at $25.00 per hour.

    For part-time Personnel Analyst I positions, we have found that the following current life situations are ideal for a win-win experience:1) graduate students who are seeking part-time work as they complete their studies, 2) college graduates or retirees who are seeking supplemental income and/or maintaining a connection to the workforce, 3) college graduates who are currently employed full-time and are seeking a second, part-time position and have a flexible schedule or schedule outside of the typical Monday through Friday 8a-5p schedule.

    The Civil Service Commission is a dynamic agency with team members who come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds. We are passionate about creating and implementing merit system practices that predict who will most likely be successful in positions serving the Columbus community. We complete job analyses and develop and maintain classification descriptions for our classification plan. 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, performance exams, and physical tests. We present training to assessors and information sessions to candidates to communicate a clear understanding of assessment practices. We are a team dedicated to excellence and are seeking new members who can immediately adapt to this fast-paced environment and contribute to these highly successful endeavors.

    If you have questions please contact Liz Reed at 614.645.6032 or ereed1@columbus.gov.

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