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  • 13 May 2024 12:02 PM | Leanne Lanciotti
    The State of Ohio Department of Public Safety is looking for an Employment Testing & Assessment Specialist in Columbus, Ohio. Under direction of the Workforce Administration Manager, develop & validate assessments necessary for selecting, evaluating, or developing personnel based on strategic alignment, workforce analysis, competency modeling, gap analysis, & leadership potential assessments. Please review the posting for full details and apply at:

    Compensation: starting at $29.49 per hour

    QualificationsCompletion of undergraduate core program in industrial/organizational psychology; 1 year experience in job analysis & developing & validating assessments for the purposes of personnel selection.

    Agency Contact: Kristopher Croom -

    Supervisor Contact: Janet Jackson - or (614)728-7628

  • 23 Apr 2024 5:31 PM | Joseph Abraham

    Please see below details of this opportunity with Talogy. Public Safety exam experience is highly desirable, but not a firm requirement.

  • 29 Mar 2024 7:54 PM | John Kraus

    0932 Employment Services Assistant Director Recruitment and Assessment Services [RAS]

    This announcement has been reposted to accept additional applications. You can apply here:

    Company Description

    This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A. Filing is open continuously and will not close before Friday, March 29, 2024.

    The Department of Human Resources (DHR) is the central human resources agency for the City and County of San Francisco. The DHR Employment Services Division encompasses client services consulting and operations teams, and miscellaneous and public safety exam development and administration. The division prioritizes the need for structural and functional change to improve efficiency and consistency in the services provided and to address staffing and retention issues to better enable DHR to lead critically important citywide projects including reducing time-to-hire Citywide.

    Position Description

    The Employment Services Assistant Director RAS for the Department of Human Resources is a key management position overseeing a variety of high profile personnel responsibilities related to the recruitment and assessment of City staff. This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified individual to join a diverse and dynamic team of professionals and technical staff dedicated to providing superior service throughout the organization.

    Reporting directly to the Employment Services Director, the Employment Services Assistant Director RAS aids in the overall planning, organization, and direction of the Employment Service Division and the delivery of citywide mission critical services. The Employment Services Assistant Director RAS is responsible for directing the work of two core functions of the Department of Human Resources:

    1.    Public Safety Team - responsible for developing and administering complex, state-of-the-art, legally defensible selection processes for the sworn ranks of the San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco Police Department, and San Francisco Sheriff’s Office governed under Volumes I, II and III of the Civil Service Commission Rules. This process begins with comprehensive, detail-oriented job analyses to support high fidelity assessment for 23 ranks across the three departments. The Team works collaboratively with nationally renowned psychometric consultants when needed for the development and administration of these selection processes.

    2.    Miscellaneous Exams - responsible for all Citywide non-sworn job classes governed under Volume I of the Civil Service Commission Rules. This includes conducting comprehensive job analyses to support valid, job-related selection processes for positions Citywide. The Exams Team trains and provides consultation services to City departments on best practices for developing and administering selection processes and utilizing the applicant tracking and exam administration systems.

    Reporting directly to the Employment Services Director, the Assistant Director Employment Services [RAS] performs management level work in a wide variety of human resources disciplines, particularly recruitment and assessment.

    Major duties of this position include:

    • Oversee the city-wide civil service exam program, leading Civil Service reform projects, and managing designated teams within the Recruitment and Assessment Services Unit.
    • Promote a culture of excellent customer service and the highest standards of performance and mutual respect including developing practices and programs designed to ensure an environment of continuous learning and improvement.
    • Collaborate with a variety of divisions and departments to establish strategic short-term and long-range plans to address city-wide staffing demands and meet the Department of Human Resources’ performance goals.
    • Provide expert advice to executive staff and department leadership on complex personnel problems.
    • Make well-founded and actionable recommendations based on a sound understanding of policy and best practices.
    • Develop and propose policies, procedures, and best practices in the areas of responsibility.
    • Prepare effective written communications and/or delivering oral presentations to explain complex issues in accessible terms.
    • Prepare reports and deliver presentations to CSC, Boards, Commissions, labor partners, and DPOs/HR leaders, etc.
    • Represent the Employment Services Director in a variety of settings in the absence or unavailability of the Director.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


    Six (6) years of progressively responsible Human Resource experience in one or more of the following areas of activity: recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee and/or labor relations, or human resource operations including three (3) years supervising human resources professionals engaging in employee assessment activities.

    Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis (30 semester/ 45 quarter units equals one year). An advanced degree such as an M.P.A., J.D., M.B.A., or M.S. in Industrial/Organization Psychology may substitute for one year of the required work experience.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    These may be used to differentiate job finalists at the end of the selection process prior to a job offer.

    • Experience in a governmental agency managing professional-level Human Resources staff engaged in recruitment and selection for sworn and civilian positions.
    • Graduate major course work in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration, Industrial-Organizational Psychology or a related field.
    • Excellent oral communication and written skills, including presentations to governing bodies, and facilitation of large intradepartmental meetings.
    • Experience planning and presenting at an executive or senior management level including interfacing with all managerial levels.
    • Experience in establishing and administering innovative and defensible practices to hire diverse, and highly talented individuals to into the workforce based on merit and EEO principles in conformance with applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations.
    • Analytical, strategic thinking to lead and implement data-driven human resources strategy and translate it into achievable goals.
    • Working knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations which include San Francisco City Charter, Administrative codes, Civil Service Rules, Annual Salary Ordinance and Collective Bargaining Agreements affecting department operations.

    Selection Procedures

    Pre-Eligible List:

    1. Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire - Weight: Qualifying

    Candidates who meet minimum qualifications are required to complete a Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire that will be sent as a link via email. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Candidates must complete this questionnaire to move forward in the selection process.

    2. Management Test Battery - Weight: 55%

    Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management.

    This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

    3. Oral Interview - Weight: 45%

    This component will explore the candidate’s knowledge of technical aspects of test development and administration through a series of developing situations. The component will be designed to measure knowledge, and/or abilities in job-related areas, including, but are not limited to principles, concepts, procedures, and processes related to job analyses, test development and validation, test administration, and recruitment. It is also designed to measure analytical and quantitative ability, and oral communication skills.

    Score Banking:Scores attained on the management test battery (MTB) are "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the exam. This means that, should you apply during this three-year period for other classes requiring the MTB, you will not be required to re-take the test. If a selection process for other classes requiring the MTB is held within one year of the date of this exam, your score on the test will be automatically applied to that selection process. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other selection process or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the exam and only in association with your eligibility for another class using the MTB. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

    A passing score on the Management Test Battery and Oral Interview must be achieved to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

    Eligible List/Score Report

    Once you pass the exam, you will be placed onto an eligible list and given a score and a rank. The duration of the eligible list will be six (6) months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


    The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this exam will be Rule of the List.

    Post-Eligible List:

    Candidates will be invited to interview based on test scores and experience that most closely matches the responsibilities of the position determined from a review of the application materials.

    How to Apply

    Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

    Our e-mail communications may come from more than one department so please make sure your email is set to accept messages from all of us at this link. Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address.

    Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

    Important Note

    Please be absolutely clear in your application demonstrating exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities.

    Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

    This is a Position Based Test (PBT) administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

    Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

    Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

    If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Giano Bito [].

    The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

  • 08 Feb 2024 6:54 PM | Anne Holloway-Lundy

    Are you an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist interested in supervising other I/O Psychologists delivering assessments to Federal agencies? We seek two supervisors, who will manage highly specialized staff developing and delivering high quality selection or development assessments in a consultative, reimbursable environment. 

    Position 1) Major duties for the Hiring Assessment - Professional and Administrative (HAPA) Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist position include, for example:

    • Direct a highly specialized staff and serve as a principal advisor on matters pertaining to research and assessment for selection and promotion assessments such as biographical data, job knowledge, situational judgment, work sample, and writing assessments and related assessment services such as occupational analyses and assessment strategy design.
    • Manage the reimbursable business to ensure the delivery of high-quality assessments and achieve full cost recovery including generating new business, maintaining customer relations, and managing the group's budget.
    • Consult with individuals across OPM on topics related to assessment content and advise agencies and internal senior management on implementing assessment strategies.
    • Plan and direct reimbursable research, analysis, and evaluation in human resources management, industrial/organizational and/or applied social psychology and develop proposals for assessment strategies, occupational analyses, and selection and promotion assessments to address specific agency needs.
    • Oversee research studies and conduct data analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of assessment tools and processes.
    • Oversee the development and maintenance of innovative internet-based assessment tools, including designing and coordinating job analysis studies, creating test content, developing scoring and weighting protocols, and creating technical documentation related to activities.
    • Oversee the development and administration of assessment strategies, occupational analyses, and selection and promotion assessments.

    Position 2) Major duties for the Leadership and Employee Development Assessment (LEDA) Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist position include, for example:

    • Direct a highly specialized staff and serve as the principal advisor on matters pertaining to research, assessment, developmental feedback for leadership, and workforce assessments such as leadership personality and potential assessments, multi-source assessments, and competency gap assessments.
    • Manage the reimbursable business to ensure the delivery of high-quality assessments and achieve full cost recovery including generating new business, maintaining customer relations, and managing the group's budget.
    • Consult with individuals across OPM on topics related to leadership and workforce development assessments and advise agencies and internal senior management on implementing assessment strategies.
    • Plan and direct reimbursable research, analysis, and evaluation in human resources management, industrial/organizational and/or applied social psychology and develop proposals for developmental leadership and employee assessments, and competency gap assessments to address specific agency needs.
    • Oversee the development and administration of leadership assessments, gap assessments, and collection of raw data for analysis.

    For a full description and to apply, visit:

    Note: Individuals eligible to apply under merit promotion procedures may apply here:

  • 08 Feb 2024 10:01 AM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD) has one opening for a Senior Personnel Research Psychologist. PRAD seeks interested and eligible employees at the GS-14 level.   The position is non-supervisory and is eligible for telework in the following locations:  Washington, DC, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Bloomington, Minnesota.  Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, February 7 to Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

    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

    For this position, we are seeking candidates who have a strong interest in employee engagement and organizational development work.  Selected applicants will be responsible for enhancing organization effectiveness through organizational development and conducting research to support national initiatives. Typical work assignments, include but are not limited to:

    • Planning and conducting job analysis studies, the results of which serve as the foundation for a variety of human resources programs including development of tests and assessments for frontline hiring and career paths for employee development.
    • Applying behavioral science theories to improve employee morale, engagement, and organizational performance and efficiency, to include developing and conducting culture and climate assessments, creating engagement tools and resources, and working with offices across CBP to identify and conduct organizational interventions.
    • Applying the knowledge base and scientific methods of psychology to critical human capital issues to include talent acquisition, succession planning, retention, employee motivation, and occupational skills gaps.
    • Designing and implementing surveys to support data driven decision-making around human capital issues or to enable program evaluation.
    • Participating in all phases of the research process, including problem definition, planning, execution, statistical analysis and interpretation, and reporting of results. Preparing and presenting briefing materials that communicate technical information to non-technical audiences of all levels; documenting applied research study methods and results in technical reports.

    If you know of any good candidates for these positions, please pass this information along. For questions, please contact Kathy Stewart ( or Choni Gurira (

    Current Federal employees (GS-0180-14):

    All other applicants (GS-0180-14):

  • 19 Jan 2024 10:55 PM | Michael Blair

    Are you a graduate student interested in working with senior industrial/organizational psychologists to deliver employment and organizational assessment services to Federal agencies?  You could be part of a team working to develop, implement, and evaluate assessment tools for selection or promotion; develop and administer surveys; analyze data using SPSS, Excel, or R; write technical reports; conduct job analysis/competency modeling or gap analysis and/or program evaluation.

    How to Apply:

    For a full description and to apply, visit: no later than February 5, 2024.

    Webinar Opportunity:

    OPM will be hosting three webinars to provide additional information about our organization and the kinds of projects our psychologists complete.  Webinars are currently scheduled on January 24, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, January 25, 2024 from 10:00-11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, and January 30, 2024 from 4:00-5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.  If you would like to attend a webinar, please send an email to

  • 01 Sep 2023 12:39 PM | Jill May

    We are expanding our team!


    Testing Specialist

    Department of Human Resources

    Testing Division

     Number of Positions: 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.


    • 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.

    Additional duties may be required for this position.

    Location:        121 N. LaSalle

    Days:              Monday - Friday

    Hours:            8:30am to 4:30pm (Employee must be able to work early/late and weekend hours to accommodate testing schedule)

    Salary:            $75,852



    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.

    Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

    • Previous work experience in test development, test validation, psychometrics and testing theories.
    • Proficiency with SPSS or similar statistical software (i.e., R)
    • Previous work 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.
    • Previous work experience conducting job analysis interviews and researching comparative data to prepare analytical reports.


    This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test 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.


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

    City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

    Brandon Johnson, Mayor

    Kathleen Doyle, Acting Commissioner

    Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on 09/15/2023.

    Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External

    : Sep 15, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

    BU: 20 | Salary: $75,852.00

  • 30 May 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    The State of Ohio's Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities agency is looking for an Assessment Specialist in Columbus, Ohio to work on the human resources team by creating personnel selection assessments and conducting organizational analysis by creating surveys for current employees.

    Compensation: $29.49 - $42.01 per hour

    Qualifications: Completion of graduate core program in industrial/organizational psychology OR completion of undergraduate core program in industrial/organizational psychology and one year of experience in job analysis and developing/validating assessments for the purposes of personnel selection.

    Apply at this link:

    Posting closes June 7, 2023.

    Contact: Megan Lentz (supervisor) at

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