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  • 12 Jul 2019 8:58 AM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Location: Washington, DC

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is recruiting for an experienced Psychologist with strong leadership skills to join our team as a Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-180-14, salary range: $117,191 to $152,352 per year) in its Washington, DC office. Applications will be accepted from Friday July 12, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019.

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division is a team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 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:

    Serving as the first-line supervisor of a team responsible for major research, development, and implementation projects within the Personnel Research and Assessment Division; supervising a staff consisting primarily of psychologists with advanced degrees (Master's or Ph.D. level) in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology;

    Reviewing, training, and guiding project team members concerning the proper use of tests and other examining devices for personnel selection;

    Formulating and guiding the research approach to be used to resolve critical management problems.

    Overseeing the development of evaluative tools and surveys to support organizational effectiveness within CBP and establishing deadlines and performance expectations, setting priorities, providing clear direction, and monitoring activities of the team to ensure timely completion of assignments.

    For any questions about the position, please contact Kathlea Vaughn at kathlea.vaughn@cbp.dhs.gov.

    To Apply:

    Current Federal Employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539155000

    All Other Applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539154900


  • 03 Jul 2019 5:29 PM | Liana Barnett

    MOBILE COUNTY PERSONNEL BOARD

    is recruiting potential applicants for the position of:

    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

    Salary Range:  $68,070 - $108,820
    HIRE RATE:  $68,070 - $85,010 (depending on qualifications) *
    *In accordance with Personnel Board Rule 5.2 (A), at the discretion of the Appointing Authority, an applicant may be appointed up to the mid-range of the pay plan for professional and technical classifications.

    Description:  The Human Resource Manager performs professional administrative and supervisory work in directing the activities of several major human resource functions associated with public employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment and selection, candidate evaluation and processing, job analysis, and classification and compensation.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in personnel or public administration, business, psychology or closely related field, preferably a master's degree and a minimum of five years experience in public personnel administration including a minimum of one year at the level of Personnel Analyst II; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

    About Mobile County Personnel Board

    www.personnelboard.org  

    Mobile County Personnel Board staff recruits applicants, develops and administers examinations, and creates eligible lists for the Mobile County Merit System, which encompasses 22 local government agencies, 890+ job classifications, and approximately 5,000 employees in Mobile County, Alabama.  In 2018, we received almost 18,000 applications from candidates across the nation. 

    Within our department, we are a staff of approximately 30 employees who perform a variety of responsibilities for the Mobile County Merit System.  Among those responsibilities, we review and evaluate applications, develop and administer a variety of examinations, and we review and audit payrolls for each of our jurisdictions.  We strive to provide optimum customer service to our applicants, jurisdictions, and Merit System employees.  The Human Resource Manager will supervise 6-10 staff members engaged in recruitment and selection, candidate evaluation, classification and compensation, personnel assessment, and other activities.

    We are located in southwest Alabama in the historic City of Mobile.  With an annual average temperature of 67°, Mobile is home to various industries with significant economic and global impact, and we are in close proximity to Gulf Coast beaches.  For more information about Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the surrounding area, visit www.mobile.orgor www.mobilechamber.com

     

    How to Apply

    The Mobile County Personnel Board utilizes an online application process and applications, once submitted, are final.  Therefore, all documentation to be considered (college transcripts, certifications, licenses, etc.) must be attached to the application at the time of submission.  College Transcript Information can be found on the left side of the Job Opportunities page.  Visit our website at www.personnelboard.org and select the Employment tab, or for a direct link, visit   https://agency.governmentjobs.com//mobilecounty/default.cfm.

    Benefits

    Benefits include 10 days annual vacation with accumulation to 35 days (the number of days earned increases based on years in the Merit System, with a maximum of 25 days per year for 25 or more years of service), 10 days paid annual sick leave with no limit on accumulation, retirement through Retirement Systems of Alabama, 14 holidays per year (may vary by year), medical/dental insurance, life insurance, employee credit union, opportunities for continuing education, and self-development through formalized academic programs, and internal training programs.

    Applications for this job posting will be accepted until further notice.  For additional information about the Human Resource Manager position, be sure to view the full job posting on our Job Opportunities page.  For more information about the Mobile County Personnel Board and the Mobile County Merit System, visit our website at www.personnelboard.org.

    If you have questions, contact Dr. Darryl Stark, Assistant Director, at 251-445-4581, or Liana Barnett, Personnel Director, at 251-445-4582.


  • 03 Jul 2019 2:13 PM | Liana Barnett

    MOBILE COUNTY PERSONNEL BOARD

    Mobile, Alabama
    is recruiting potential applicants for the position of:

    PERSONNEL ASSESSMENT MANAGER

    Salary Range:  $68,070 - $108,820

    Hiring Range:  $68,070 - $85,010 (In accordance with Personnel Board Rule 5.2(a), at the discretion of the Appointing Authority, an applicant may be appointed up to the mid-range of the pay plan for professional and technical positions.)

    Closing Date:  Open continuous, until closed

    To Apply:  Visit https://agency.governmentjobs.com//mobilecounty/default.cfm.

    Description:  The Personnel Assessment Manager will perform administrative, managerial, and supervisory work in directing professional, technical and clerical staff engaged in test development, validation and administration, job analysis, certification development and maintenance, records management, and other areas of personnel and human resources management.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements Bachelor’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology, business administration, public administration, or closely related field, preferably supplemented by a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology, and a minimum of five years supervisory experience in the design, development, and validation of pre-employment and promotional testing and selection instruments; or a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to these requirements. 

    About Mobile County Personnel Board

    www.personnelboard.org  

    Mobile County Personnel Board staff recruits applicants, develops and administers examinations, and creates eligible lists for the Mobile County Merit System, which encompasses 22 local government agencies, 890+ job classifications, and approximately 5,000 employees in Mobile County, Alabama.  In 2018, we received 18,000 applications from candidates across the nation. 

    Within our department, we are a staff of approximately 30 employees who perform a variety of responsibilities for the Mobile County Merit System.  We review and evaluate applications, develop and administer a variety of examinations, and we review and audit payrolls for each of our jurisdictions.  We strive to provide optimum customer service to our applicants, jurisdictions, and Merit System employees.  The Personnel Assessment Manager will supervise 6-10 staff members engaged in personnel assessment and other activities.

    We are located in southwest Alabama in the historic City of Mobile.  With an annual average temperature of 67°, Mobile is home to various industries with significant economic and global impact, and we are in close proximity to Gulf Coast beaches.  For more information about Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the surrounding area, visit www.mobile.org or www.mobilechamber.com

    How to Apply

    The Mobile County Personnel Board utilizes an online application process and applications, once submitted, are final.  Therefore, all documentation to be considered (college transcripts, certifications, licenses, etc.) must be attached to the application at the time of submission.  College Transcript Information can be found on the left side of the Job Opportunities page.  Visit our website at www.personnelboard.org and select the Employment tab, or for a direct link, visit   https://agency.governmentjobs.com//mobilecounty/default.cfm.

    Benefits

    Benefits include 10 days annual vacation with accumulation to 35 days (the number of days earned increases based on years in the Merit System, with a maximum of 25 days per year for 25 or more years of service), 10 days paid annual sick leave with no limit on accumulation, retirement through Retirement Systems of Alabama, 14 holidays per year (may vary by year), medical/dental insurance, life insurance, employee credit union, opportunities for continuing education, and self-development through formalized academic programs, and internal training programs.

    Applications for this job posting will be accepted on an open continuous basis, until closed.  For additional information about the Personnel Assessment Manager position, be sure to view the full job posting on our Job Opportunities page.  For more information about the Mobile County Personnel Board and the Mobile County Merit System, visit our website at www.personnelboard.org.

    If you have questions, contact Dr. Darryl Stark, Assistant Director, at 251-445-4581, Liana Barnett, Personnel Director, at 251-445-4582, or Gloria Reed, Human Resource Manager, at 251-445-4571.


  • 07 May 2019 10:27 AM | Kathlea Vaughn

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Location: Washington, DC

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is recruiting for an experienced Psychologist with strong leadership skills to join our team as a Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-180-14, salary range:  $117,191 to $152,352 per year) in its Washington, DC office. Applications will be accepted from Tuesday May 7, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019.

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division is a team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 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:

    • Serving as the first-line supervisor of a team responsible for major research, development, and implementation projects within the Personnel Research and Assessment Division; supervising a staff consisting primarily of psychologists with advanced degrees (Master's or Ph.D. level) in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology;
    • Reviewing, training, and guiding project team members concerning the proper use of tests and other examining devices for personnel selection;
    • Formulating and guiding the research approach to be used to resolve critical management problems.
    • Overseeing the development of evaluative tools and surveys to support organizational effectiveness within CBP and establishing deadlines and performance expectations, setting priorities, providing clear direction, and monitoring activities of the team to ensure timely completion of assignments.

    For any questions about the position, please contact Kathlea Vaughn at kathlea.vaughn@cbp.dhs.gov.

    This position is open to merit candidates. To apply:   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532745300

     

  • 03 May 2019 4:18 PM | Jeff DiMambro

    Link to apply: https://chicagotransit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000042&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

    Coordinates and administers job analysis and competency model procedures. Analyzes data, prepares reports and completes selection plans. Assists with the development of pre-employment and promotional assessments and interviews used in selecting candidates. 

    Education/Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Testing and Measurement, or a related field, or a combination of equivalent education and experience. 
    • Two plus (2+) years of experience in job analysis or competency modeling and designing, developing and administering selection instruments, preferred. 
    • Graduate level training in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, preferred.
  • 30 Apr 2019 8:08 AM | Kelsey Stephens (Administrator)

    The Director, People Science & Optimization is responsible for leading strategy, design and implementation of talent assessments, surveys and talent insights for the Macy’s Inc. enterprise.  This position will be based out of New York City.

    Education/Experience:       

    • Ph.D. in Industrial/Organization Psychology or related field required with minimum 8-10 years of experience leading assessments and survey work within organizations required.
    • Experience in leading teams and working with HRBPs, senior leaders and an in-house legal department required.
    • Corporate experience preferred.

    To learn more or apply, visit https://www.macysjobs.com/Search/JobDetail/Director-People-Science-Optimization/New-York/NY/MAC14688


  • 01 Apr 2019 1:45 PM | Deborah Whetzel

    HumRRO is a nationally recognized, non-profit applied research and consulting organization, established in 1951 and headquartered in Alexandria, VA with offices in Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN; and Monterey, CA. We provide our clients with customized solutions for complex business, HR, educational, and organizational challenges. Our areas of expertise include personnel selection and classification, education research and evaluation, human capital management, measurement and analytics, talent development, leadership development and evaluation, employment research, policy analysis, survey research, and professional credentialing. We work with a diverse array of public- and private-sector clients, including the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and several other civilian federal agencies; local and state government agencies; Fortune 500 companies; and non-profit organizations.

    Our employees enjoy a highly collaborative and supportive environment that fosters innovation, ethical practice, and outstanding customer service. HumRRO offers its employees competitive salaries, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, flexible work options, annual professional development support, and an enriching environment in which to focus or diversify their talents and contribute to the benefit of our clients, society, and science.

    We seek one or more experienced individuals to manage a group of scientist-practitioners who conduct applied research and consult in our core areas of (a) industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology and (b) educational research and measurement. General activities include several, but not necessarily all, of the following: development, validation, and evaluation of a various assessment types; application of sophisticated analytic techniques to high-stakes student, employee, and credentialing test data; job analysis/competency modeling; alignment studies; policy analysis; and advising clients on recruiting and selection procedures.

    Primary responsibilities involve leading and performing billable project work (approximately 70% of time), staff management (approximately 20% time), and support for business development (approximately 10% of time).

    Billable project work involves:

    • leading project teams and providing technical guidance to junior staff members
    • designing research studies; designing and carrying out data collection activities to support applied research, including appropriate handling and storage of sensitive information
    • interacting directly with clients and managing client relationships
    • providing expert technical advice to clients
    • preparing, writing, and editing project deliverables (e.g., technical reports, briefing slides, assessment materials)
    • being a part of one or more project teams

    Staff management involves:

    • working with staff to develop their technical, project management, and client management skills
    • providing performance feedback to staff
    • making work assignments and providing guidance on those assignments
    • reviewing the quality of deliverables and interim products for projects directed by staff in the group
    • working with project directors and other managers to allocate staff across projects
    • communicating/coordinating with other managers and senior leadership
    • identifying the need for, helping recruit, and selecting new hires

    Support for business development involves:

    • coordinating with business development division to identify, review, and pursue business opportunities
    • leading proposal teams
    • writing proposals to win work and presenting proposals to potential clients
    • establishing and maintaining contacts with current sponsors to obtain continuation and expansion of contracts
    • participating in networking activities (e.g., professional luncheons or conferences, active participation in professional or sponsor associations)
    • contributing to the maintenance and expansion of HumRRO's client base

    Each Manager reports to a Division Director. 

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Doctoral degree or equivalent experience in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology, educational measurement/research, or closely related field 

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

    • 10+ years post graduate experience
    • Demonstrated skill in managing staff and working as part of a team
    • Experience working with operational high-stakes assessment programs (e.g., employee selection and promotion, certification/licensure, or educational testing)
    • Experience writing winning proposals for applied research and consulting contracts
    • Demonstrated skill in planning, conducting, and managing applied R&D and consulting activities
    • Mastery of concepts, principles, and practices related to I-O psychology or educational research/measurement

     Experience working in a billable consulting environment is a plus. 

    SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and professional/technical writing skills. Travel is largely dependent on contract requirements and conference activity, but typically is less than 15% of time. 

    This position is located in HumRRO's Alexandria, VA headquarters office, or in our Louisville, KY or Minneapolis, MN satellite offices.  

    All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. Please apply at www.humrro.org.  When applying, please refer to the posting MAR19-02.


  • 31 Jan 2019 2:39 PM | Michael Blair

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Location: Washington DC

    Open Period: 01/31/2019 to 02/15/2019

    Salary: $56,233 to $88,450 per year

    Series & Grade: GS-0199-9-11

    About the Job

    Are you a graduate student interested in working with senior industrial/organizational psychologists to deliver employment and organizational assessment services to Federal agencies? As an intern, you may assist with any or all of the following: develop, implement, and evaluate assessment tools for selection or promotion; develop and administer surveys; analyze data (SPSS, MS Excel, R); write technical reports; conduct job analysis/competency modeling or gap analysis and/or program evaluation.

    These positions are located in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) HR Solutions (HRS) Assessment & Evaluation Branch (AEB).   AEB provides assessment services on a reimbursable basis to other Federal agencies and offers a fast-paced environment where your duties and responsibilities require interacting at all levels, across multiple offices, within and external to HRS and OPM. AEB has three sections – Selection & Promotion Assessment (SPA), Leadership & 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 employee climate, customer satisfaction, entrance, exit, and custom surveys and leads action planning, organization development, and program evaluation efforts. 

    If selected, you will work under the direction of senior Industrial/Organizational psychologists and project managers.   Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Assist in the development of innovative assessments, including designing and coordinating Governmentwide job analysis studies, creating test content, developing scoring and weighting protocols, and creating technical documentation related to activities.
    • Assist with developing, implementing, and evaluating assessment tools that may be used for selection, promotion, development, or organizational evaluation.
    • Assessment tools may include biodata, accomplishment record, cognitive ability, job knowledge, personality, situational judgment, structured interview, and training and experience.
    • Assessment tools also may include work samples, multi-source feedback, leadership assessments, and organizational surveys.
    • Assist with occupational analysis/competency modeling, including developing task and competency lists, conducting SME panels, conducting job analysis surveys, and analyzing job analysis survey data.
    • Contribute to writing technical reports, which could include drafting one or more sections of a report.
    • Analyze data using SPSS, MS Excel, and/or R.

    Key Requirements:

    • U.S. Citizen
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
    • Pathways participant agreement is required
    • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
    • These are 1-year Term, Excepted Service appointments that may continue if you continue to meet the eligibility requirements under the Pathways Internship Program and funding is available.

    Qualifications

    Basic Requirement:  You 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 AND  you must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, degree) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled).

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, applicants must have required education (e.g., higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology or related field (e.g., organizational development; applied, social, or applied social psychology)) and/or experience (e.g., conducting literature searches; performing statistical analyses; identifying job requirements or analyzing job analysis data; assisting with focus groups and surveys to collect job analysis data; carrying out project activities to develop tests consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures), including item development or review; developing and/or administering assessments or organizational surveys; maintaining the integrity of data and performing quality assurance controls on data; and documenting research results).

    How to Apply:

    For a full description and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522983300

    NOTE: Merit Promotion, VEOA, and Non-Competitive Eligible applicants can apply via: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522983300


  • 07 Jan 2019 4:45 PM | Liana Barnett

    MOBILE COUNTY PERSONNEL BOARD

    Mobile, Alabama
    is recruiting potential applicants for the position of:

    PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT ANALYST I

    Salary Range:  $43,644 - $69,772

    Hiring Range:  $43,644 - $54,505 (In accordance with Personnel Board Rule 5.2(a), at the discretion of the Appointing Authority, an applicant may be appointed up to the mid-range of the pay plan for professional and technical positions.)

    Closing Date:  11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    To Apply:  Visit https://agency.governmentjobs.com//mobilecounty/default.cfm.

    Description:  The Personnel Classification and Assessment Analyst I performs highly responsible professional work in one or more of the major functional areas of personnel, including job analysis, test development and validation, compensation, classification and related personnel activities. 

    Minimum Qualification Requirements:  Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in industrial/organizational psychology, human resource administration, or closely related field, preferably supplemented by a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology, and a minimum of one year experience in job analysis, and/or test development and validation; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.


    About Mobile County Personnel Board

    www.personnelboard.org  

    Mobile County Personnel Board staff recruits applicants, develops and administers examinations, and creates eligible lists for the Mobile County Merit System, which encompasses 22 local government agencies, 890+ job classifications, and approximately 5,000 employees in Mobile County, Alabama. 

    We are located in southwest Alabama in the historic City of Mobile.  With an annual average temperature of 67°, Mobile is home to various industries with significant economic and global impact, and we are in close proximity to Gulf Coast beaches.  For more information about Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the surrounding area, visit www.mobile.org or www.mobilechamber.com


    How to Apply

    The Mobile County Personnel Board utilizes an online application process and applications, once submitted, are final.  Therefore, all documentation to be considered (college transcripts, certifications, licenses, etc.) must be attached to the application at the time of submission.  College Transcript Information can be found on the left side of the Job Opportunities page.  Visit our website at www.personnelboard.org and select the Employment tab, or for a direct link, visit   https://agency.governmentjobs.com//mobilecounty/default.cfm.


    Benefits

    Benefits include 10 days annual vacation with accumulation to 35 days (the number of days earned increases based on years in the Merit System, with a maximum of 25 days per year for 25 or more years of service), 10 days paid annual sick leave with no limit on accumulation, retirement through Retirement Systems of Alabama, 14 holidays per year (may vary by year), medical/dental insurance, life insurance, employee credit union, opportunities for continuing education, and self development through formalized academic programs and internal training programs.

    Applications for this job posting will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on January 22, 2019.  If you encounter this information after the posting expiration date, you may request notification for the next posting by placing a Job Interest Card for Personnel Classification and Assessment Analyst I.

    If you have questions, contact Dr. Darryl Stark, Assistant Director, at 251-445-4581, Liana Barnett, Personnel Director, at 251-445-4582, or Gloria Reed, Human Resource Manager, at 251-445-4571.


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