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  • 06 Dec 2016 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Personnel Research Psychologist ($77,490 - $119,794) at its headquarters in Washington, DC. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with providing effective competency-based assessments to support the establishment and maintenance of a 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 Human Resources professional responsible for developing and validating effective competency models and competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness.

    Additional duties of this position may include:

    • Conducting research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools.
    • Ensuring mandated laws, rules, and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on assessment initiatives.
    • Utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.


    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 experience managing projects requiring coordination across multiple lines of business.

    To Apply

    Multiple selections will be made. Interested applicants should visit for application procedures. After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter an associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”. The job announcement numbers for this job opportunity are HUM-MB241-16-DE and HUM-MB241-16-MP.

    Applications will be accepted through December 16, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

  • 17 Oct 2016 4:38 PM | Anonymous

    The City of Milwaukee's Department of City Development has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources professional.

    Under the direction of the Finance and Administration Manager, the Human Resources Officer fills an essential role for the administration and operation of the department, serving as the personnel director/human resources manager for the Department of City Development (DCD) and the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM). The Human Resources Officer is responsible for department payroll, personnel actions, the wellness initiative, and the City's Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program.

    To apply, visit the City's website at

    Application deadline - November 4, 2016

  • 17 Oct 2016 9:16 AM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Department of Education, Office of Management
    Location: Washington, DC

    Personnel Psychologist GS-0180-13 (Organizational Development) (DEU)

    The Personnel Psychologist will serve as the organizational development consultant to the Department and provide hands-on organizational development services, as well as training, to ED’s workforce department-wide. The incumbent will:

    • Provide organizational development activities such as facilitating strategic planning conversations, assisting organizations with change management efforts, providing conflict management and team building sessions. Consult with management to assess operational deficiencies in order to design and facilitate appropriate organizational development interventions for the improvement and effectiveness of agency programs. Develop coaching and mentoring programs.
    • Design, develop, coordinate, market, and deliver courses and workshops for leadership and employee development, and ensure that learning is accessible to learners through the use of technology.
    • Conduct individual assessments which include developing and administering 360 degree surveys and feedback, competency modeling and competency gap analysis.
    • Administer organizational assessments which include the development, administration, and interpretation of culture and climate surveys, program and course evaluations, and training needs analysis. Conduct focus groups and change management discussions.

    For more information and to apply, visit:

  • 03 Oct 2016 2:12 PM | Anonymous member

    About the Organization

    The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights.

    44,000 staff from 193 United Nations Member States work around the globe to carry out the UN’s complex mandates, such as monitoring elections, disarming child soldiers, coordinating relief in humanitarian crises, interpreting at global conferences, and providing administrative as well as logistical support.

    Located at the iconic UN headquarters in New York, the Psychometricians / Talent Assessment Specialists / Human Resources Officers contribute to high-stakes assessments and selection tests across all occupations to identify candidates that will serve as international civil servants at the United Nations and who uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity.

    About the Job

    You are a knowledge leader in psychometrics / talent assessment and/or advanced multivariate statistics and want to work in a team of HR generalists as well as assessment specialists to provide global talent assessment solutions for the United Nations.

     The Psychometrician / Talent Assessment Specialist / Human Resources Officer:

    ·        Develops psychometrically sound content for selection tests to positions at the United Nations across functional titles and levels. Test development includes conducting surveys and research regarding test and item development, item writing, item calibration, test form construction, scaling and equating, preparing technical documentation, and ensuring health and sustainability of item banks;

    ·        Collaborates in developing, testing and implementing of an internet-based testing platform;

    ·        Prepares statistical analysis and reports regarding the performance of developed tests and develop and execute an approach for sustainable test performance reporting;

    ·        Identifies, reviews and recommends selection testing and assessment tools, such as internet-based or computer-based testing tools, adaptive testing, or asynchronous video-interviewing;

    ·        Plans, organizes, develops and executes various competitive examinations and high-stakes assessments and tests in coordination with United Nations offices;

    ·        Reviews and improves assessment, examination and testing processes and workflows, recommend improvements, and develop guidelines, standard operating procedures for operational activities;

    ·        Develops and maintains effective working relationships with various stakeholders including examination administrators at different duty stations, agencies' focal points, examination applicants and candidates;

    ·        Prepares correspondence, instructional and informational materials to various exam stakeholders;

    ·        Serves as ex-officio on United Nations Competitive Examinations Boards; 

    ·        Performs other duties as required.

    Job Requirements


    ·        Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in industrial and organisational psychology / occupational psychology (applied work psychology), social psychology, human resources management, educational statistics, psychometrics or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in management or related area may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    ·        A minimum number of years of progressively responsible experience in (1) talent/employment assessment as part of a corporate (profit or non-profit) recruiting or development function or in (2) psychometric test development and/or research or related area is required.

    ·        Experience in test item development, quality control and data analysis is desirable.

    ·        Experience using statistical software such as SPSS or SAS or an IRT software is desirable.

    ·        Strong background in psychometric theory and application, including knowledge of IRT, Classic Test Theory and multivariate statistics as well as knowledge of measurement topics such as equating, generalizability theory, Bayesian methodology, or standard setting is desirable.

    ·        Knowledge of platforms for online test development, administration, and analysis is desirable.


    Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in French is an advantage.

    Application Instructions

    To apply to currently open positions published on the United Nations (UN) recruitment portal please follow instructions below.

    Application deadlines for currently open positions are as follows

    - Examinations Officer, Temporary Job Opening # 67154 by 4 October 2016

    - Examinations Assistant, Job Opening # 67357 by 28 October

    You must apply before the dealine through the  UN recruitment portal ( Please note that in case you can't find the job opening yet, check in soon again as it may be in the process of getting posted.

    To apply, please:

    1) Register as a user for the United Nations recruitment portal (called “UN Inspira”) at

     2) Log into the UN Inspira system and go to “Search Job Opening”

     3) Select from the dropdown that states "Staff Positions" the option

    “Temporary Job Opening”

     4) Type in the search window Job Opening numbers stated above:

     5) Click "Search"

     6) Scroll down to see "Search Results"

     7) Click on search result

     8) Review the job opening and check whether you meet the requirements stated under education, work experience and languages. Please note that requirements are specific for each job.

     9) Click "Apply Now" to create your application in the UN Inspira system for each open position.

     You can also search for any other job opening at the United Nations by choosing “Staff Positions” or “Temporary Job Opening” with the search function.

     In addition to applying to current openings and after the deadlines stated above you are invited to send you CV to as the United Nations is continuously seeking qualified Psychometricians /Talent Assessment Specialists. We will consider your application for future openings. 

  • 08 Aug 2016 10:23 AM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    Location: Washington, DC

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180).  The Personnel Research and Assessment Division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has two openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $77,490.00 to $119,794.00 per year) in its Washington, DC office.  Applicants will be evaluated based upon responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process. Applications will be accepted from Monday, August 8, 2016 to Friday, August 19, 2016.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to: the design, development, and validation of tests and related instruments; the evaluation of the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations; planning occupational surveys to document job relevant skills, knowledge, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs).  The position requires participation in all phases of the research process from problem definition to reporting of results.  The well-qualified applicant will possess knowledge and expertise in test theory, psychometric methodology, statistics, logic, and the ability to design and develop innovative assessment methodologies.

    Please contact Kathy Stewart at if you are interested in applying.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees:
    All other applicants:  

  • 22 Jun 2016 5:17 PM | Martha Hennen

    This position is in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) located in Washington, DC.

    The primary mission of OEEO is to foster equality of employment opportunity so that SEC employees and applicants have the working environment that supports them in their efforts to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.

    For more information or to apply by July 1, 2016, visit:

    If selected, you will join a well-respected team to serve as a Management and Program Analyst (Data Analyst).

    Typical Duties Include:

    • Provide statistical advice and recommendations concerning statistical methods and procedures as applied to the analysis of workforce demographics and other data;
    • Design the methods, tools, and execution plans for studies, surveys, and/or focus groups;
    • Pull and collect data, prepare that data for analysis, and conduct statistical analysis using a variety of statistical tests;
    • Evaluate large databases of workforce data to produce accurate analysis and reports, studies, dashboards and briefing materials that reflect the Agency's progress in identifying and eliminating barriers to equality of opportunity.
    • Utilize a wide-range of available data sources, including comparing Agency data against other financial regulatory agencies, the federal government and the securities and financial industry, to identify trends, statistical significance and potential barriers to equal employment opportunity.
    • Identify additional data sources and relevant benchmarks to measure and evaluate program effectiveness.
    • Present complex data in a manner utilizing effective data visualization methods, including line, pie, bar and other innovative tools.
    • Respond to requests from internal stakeholders for ad hoc studies and reports.
    • Collaborate with internal and external partners to gather and interpret data as well as improve data collection processes.
    • Collaborate on the preparation of special studies and reports reflecting the status of OEEO programs and projects, such as barrier analyses. 

    For more information or to apply by July 1, 2016, visit:

  • 20 Jun 2016 11:07 AM | Martha Hennen

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    Location: Washington, D.C. 

    About the Organization

    Are you an assessment professional looking for an exciting opportunity for challenging research and development work?   We are looking for you to join us at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) established the consumer bureau.  The central mission of the CFPB is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans.

    What We’re Looking For:

    The position works in the Office of Human Capital, on the Talent Staffing team.  As an Employee Assessment Specialist/Personnel Psychologist, you will be responsible for advising hiring managers on the use of assessments; developing assessment materials and administering assessments for employee selection; analyzing the assessment program and employee selection results, and serving as an assessment specialist resource within the Talent Staffing team.


    The following are the duties of this position at the CN-53 (Broadly equivalent to the GS-13). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    • Collaborate with hiring officials to create strategies, tools and assessments to optimize and streamline applicant screening. Strategies and tools can include behavioral interviewing, performance tests, and candidate screening questions.
    • Analyze job requirements and content to establish criteria for classification, selection and other related personnel functions.
    • Develop psychometrically sound and useful tools, including interview techniques, applicant assessment rating scales to assess skills and abilities for the purposes of employee selection.
    • Develop surveys and scales and uses survey methodology to assess employee opinion, organizational climate and culture.

     How to Apply

     The is position is being filled at grade level 51, 52 or 53 (broadly equivalent to federal General Schedule GS-9,11,13).  See vacancy announcement(s) for full details or to apply on or before July 1, 2016: 

  • 03 Jun 2016 12:25 PM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Assessment and Evaluation Branch has a new internship announcement posted.

    Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, May 31st to Tuesday, June14, 2016.

    This Intern position is part of the Pathways Internship Program within the Office of Personnel Management, Assessment & Evaluation Branch, HR Strategy & Evaluation Solutions, Human Resources Solutions (HRS). HRS provides exceptional human resources products and services to meet the dynamic needs of the Federal government by offering customer focused, optimal solutions in staff acquisition, personnel and organizational assessment, HR strategy, leadership training, workforce planning and much more. The Assessment & Evaluation Branch delivers high quality employment and organizational assessment services to client agencies and provides cutting-edge HR management services by conducting basic, applied, and innovative research encompassing the full gamut of human capital management, with a specific focus on individual, organizational, and outcome assessment.

    If you or someone you know has any questions about the position, please contact Matisha Montgomery at  

    To apply, please visit the announcement on USA Jobs:


  • 02 Jun 2016 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    The International Public Management Association for Human Resources, in Alexandria, is looking for a creative HR professional to join our Assessment Services Research and Development Team.  Responsibilities will include the design and development of assessment products and practical tools for HR practitioners with an emphasis on public safety selection/promotional examinations.  New test development will include job analysis, topic research, question writing and validation studies.  Responsibilities will also include maintaining existing tests and their supporting documents, assisting consultants with test development projects, fielding technical assessment related inquiries from test customers, writing technical articles, and coordinating the online testing system.  Good opportunity for self-starter with innovative ideas.  Masters degree in I/O Psychology or related area preferred.  Experience working in assessment and/or with a government agency Human Resource Department a plus.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please provide salary history and expectations.  Please send resume to or fax 703-684-0948.

  • 20 May 2016 6:04 PM | Anonymous

     Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.  

    Open Position:  Principal I/O Consultant

    Reports to: CEO and/or EVP

    Job Description:

    Works under relatively little direction to conduct job analyses, perform adverse-impact analyses, and develop and/or validate selection devices, as well as to provide general selection-related consulting services to our clients. Work includes client contact and is engaged in business development (such as responding to requests for consulting proposals). Has final review authority of other consultants’ work.  Can negotiate and sign contracts. May be asked to provide testimony to support our clients via written declarations and/or deposition. 

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Manage projects with responsibilities for budget, schedule, scope, research leadership, and tasking of team members. Oversee other Consultants in the areas of job analysis, selection-device development, test validation services, and presentation/training services.

    ·         Lead critical reviews of research literature and court documents

    ·         Develop and execute consulting project plans

    ·         Manage and lead activities such as user needs analysis, task analysis and other analyses to identify training, assessment, and validation needs for clients

    ·         Conduct research to develop and validate measures and metrics of human performance

    ·         Build strong client relationships and ensure they receive excellent service

    ·         Manage and lead data collection activities

    ·         Manage and lead statistical analyses using software including SPSS and Excel and/or access team support for such activities

    ·         Manage and lead the preparation of project reporting requirements (e.g., monthly and final reports, presentations, briefings)

    ·         Actively participate in the assessment-related community through conference presentations, webinar-based presentations, and publications in peer-reviewed and/or general publication literature

    ·         Provide mentorship and guidance to team members

    ·         Lead and assist in the preparation of proposals


    Typically has a M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. degree in I/O Psychology and eight or more years of experience.

    Expertise in human-performance assessment, validation services, and technology-based training

    ·         Strong written and oral communication skills

    ·         Experience leading projects related to human-performance assessment and training

    ·         Experience leading field data collection efforts

    ·         Experience with statistical analyses such as correlation, multiple regression, and ANOVA

    ·         Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS


    Experience working in the field of employee selection to include conducting job analyses for a variety of professional and non-professional jobs, developing selection systems (e.g., minimum qualifications, structured interviews, work samples, assessment centers) for those jobs, administering and scoring selection systems, and documenting evidence of validity of those systems.

    Experience leading a team of professionals in performing employee selection work preferred.

    Work Environment:

    This position does not require physical activities beyond a typical office environment. It does require computer use, web-based video communications (e.g. Skype, Webinars), and telephone use.


    The Principal I/O Consultant will be expected to travel up to 10-25% of working hours per month for the following purposes:

    ·         Data collections and information gathering

    ·         Training clients in job analysis and/or validation techniques

    ·         Conference presentations and/or attendance

    ·         Team and organizational meetings (if remote)

    ·         Business development opportunities

    For more information, contact Leigh Bashor, HR Director, Biddle Consulting Group, Inc. at 916-294-4250 x 122 or email

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