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  • 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.


  • 29 Nov 2018 4:42 PM | Martha Hennen

    This position is focused on analyzing and developing data/report requirements, building reports and visualizations, conducting data analyses/research on HR topics, and providing training to customer agencies on the use of HR data. The person serves as a Business Analyst on the data Scrum team for the federal government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

    OPM will be hiring two people - Location Negotiable Upon Selection, full-time remote work with some travel.

    The posting is open today until 12/12/2018. For more information or to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518162000

     

     

  • 29 Nov 2018 2:24 PM | Nancy Robinson

     

    Job Classification Specialist

    Compensation Grade:  S19 ($69,926.00 to $101,393.00)

    Opening Date:  November 23, 2018

    Closing Date:  December 7, 2018

    Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

    To apply:  go to:  http://mwaa.com/about/careers

    Job Classification Specialist

    Performs a range of job evaluation and classification services including designing, documenting, and evaluating jobs; writing job descriptions; and assisting in determining and validating minimum qualifications and other job requirements. Creates and/or modifies positions, job profiles, job applicant assessment questionnaires, and organizational structures in the HCM/Payroll system. May assist in conducting organizational design studies. Performs related functions.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    Writes job descriptions, or revises existing job descriptions, to reflect standardized language for job skill and complexity levels.

    Assists in conducting job analyses and conducts ‘desk audits’ to collect, analyze, and document job data to prepare or edit job descriptions, and develop and validate selection criteria.

    Works with the ODM Senior Specialist on the development and validation of minimum qualification requirements, knowledge/skill requirements, and other facets of the job through content- or criterion-related approaches to ensure job-relatedness. 

    Assists in developing pre-employment selection criteria including, but not limited to, structured interview questions, knowledge- or skill-based tests, or cognitive ability tests.

    Assists in developing and validating occupational questionnaires for assessing and screening job candidates.

    May review clusters of jobs (position structures) and overall organizational designs for potential to improve effectiveness.

    Assists in developing, conducting, and analyzing employee engagement surveys.

    Keeps abreast of ‘best practices’ in HR business processes as they may impact work of the Department.  Provides innovative human resources solutions within a given framework.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Four years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, with emphasis on job design and evaluation.

    Knowledge of job evaluation and job classification practices and principles.

    Skill in writing job descriptions and/or position standards.

    Ability to identify and validate minimum qualification requirements.

    Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.

    Baseline knowledge of Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection procedures, generally-accepted merit principles in the public sector, and related laws or regulations.

    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding organization and employee information.

    Ability to evaluate organizational structures for position redundancies and inefficiencies.

    Knowledge of survey methodology and analysis techniques.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience with organizational analysis and design methodologies and practices.

    Experience using Workday, with emphasis on the Human Capital Management (HCM) modules.

    A Master’s Degree in Industrial/OrganizationalPsychology, Human Resources Management, or Personnel Administration.

    EDUCATION

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Personnel Administration, Psychology, or a related field.

    To apply:  go to:  http://mwaa.com/about/careers

  • 05 Nov 2018 10:09 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    The Strategic Initiatives Unit (SIU) within U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-13/14, salary range: $96,970 to $145,629 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, November 5, 2018 to Monday, November 19, 2018.

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a senior level Personnel Research Psychologist. You will be responsible for conducting research, applying innovative assessment procedures and techniques to identify top talent. You will work to develop practical solutions to HR management problems and concerns to include, developing selection systems to hire and retain highly qualified employees, including law enforcement officers. SIU will be a fast-paced environment where your duties and responsibilities require interacting at all levels, across multiple offices, within and external to ICE.

    Typical work assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Leading 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 assessment 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;
    • Leading 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

    SIU is a newly formed unit within ICEs Office of Human Capital. Selectees will have the opportunity to build an assessment program from the ground-up.

    For more information and to apply:  

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515787600

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515788400

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position further, please contact Matisha Montgomery at Matisha.montgomery@ice.dhs.gov 

  • 31 Oct 2018 11:05 AM | Erin Smith

    The City of Dallas Civil Service Department has an opening for EITHER a Test Validation Specialist OR a Test Validation Analyst. Job functions of both positions are similar in nature. However, the analyst position requires less experience then the specialist position.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The Employment Testing and Validation Specialist is responsible for conducting job analyses; developing written examinations for civilian, police and fire classifications; establishing and analyzing pass points for written examinations; writing and creating assessment center scenarios and training materials; administering Police and Fire Department assessment centers; administering the fire physical abilities test; analyzing test results; and documenting the examination processes in formal reports.
     
    This position is also responsible for assisting in the preparation of project time tables, assisting in the training of new team members as assignment; acting as team leader and assuming general team lead responsibilities as assigned or in the absences of the Test Validation Administrator.

    Link to the Test Validation Specialist opening:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dallas/jobs/1531374/test-validation-specialist

    Link to the Test Validation Analyst opening:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dallas/jobs/2247906/test-validation-analyst



  • 09 Oct 2018 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    ***This position NOW closes on April 12, 2019***

    Minimum Requirements:

    Priority and preference will be given to candidates who meet the following requirements:

    1. Masters degree from an accredited institution in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior/Development, or related field of study.
    2. One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of assessment processes to include job analysis, test development, item analysis, research design and statistical analysis, including evaluation and validation methodology.
    3. Strong technical and non-technical writing skills.
    4. Solid interpersonal skills for building internal and external relationships.
    5. Excellent planning and organizing skills; ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities.
    6. Experience in a governmental or similar public sector agency preferred.
    7. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

    If the position is not filled by a candidate that meets the above requirements, candidates with the following requirements may also be considered:
     
    1. Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Human Resource Management, or closely related field. 
    2. Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in professional human resource management functions specific to selection and assessment, recruitment and talent acquisition. 
    3. Strong technical and non-technical writing skills.
    4. Solid interpersonal skills for building internal and external relationships.
    5. Excellent planning and organizing skills; ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities.
    6. Experience in a governmental or similar public sector agency preferred.
    7. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.
    For additional information about the position, please click here.
  • 28 Sep 2018 11:11 AM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Location: Washington, DC

    *CBP is reposting this opportunity due to a technical error in the initial announcement.*

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180). The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $81,548 to $126,062 per year) in its Washington, DC office. Applications will be accepted from Thursday, September 27, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018.

    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.

    Selected applicants will conduct applied research, internal consulting, and data analysis to support innovative testing programs and to design organizational interventions.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Consulting on human capital issues such as talent management, career paths and workforce development, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and evaluation
    • Designing, developing, and validating employee selection tests and related instruments, including computer adaptive tests and physical ability tests
    • Developing surveys to collect actionable data on a variety of industrial-organizational issues (e.g., job analysis, workload analysis, organizational climate)
    • Conducting organizational studies to develop and implement solutions related to talent management, training design, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation

    The position requires participation in all phases of the process, from problem definition to reporting of results. Strong communication skills are required.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512193500

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512192300


  • 24 Sep 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous

    UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE

    Department of Homeland Security

    Research Statistician

    Washington, D.C. 20223

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Statistician ($96,970 - $148,967) at its headquarters in Washington, DC.  This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding research and assessment team tasked with the development and implementation of effective human capital tools for personnel assessment, career development, and organizational effectiveness 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.

    Responsibilities

    The selectee will serve as a Statistician responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating research and analyses in one or more areas of statistics applicable to personnel testing, surveys, and program evaluation.

    Additional duties of this position may include:

    §  Applying statistical theory and methodology to collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative data.

    §  Conducting research and data analytic studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools.

    §  Ensuring all data analytic technics, recommendations, and decisions are in compliance with requisite laws, regulations, and professional and technical standards.

    Qualifications

    Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field of study.  Strong candidates will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in psychometrics, applied mathematics, test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology. 

    U.S. Citizenship is required. 

    To Apply

    Multiple selections will be made. Interested applicants should visit www.usajobs.gov 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-JM080-18-MP and HUM-JM080-18-DE.

    Applications will be accepted through October 4, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.   

     

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