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  • 10 Feb 2023 9:32 AM | Martha Hennen

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Spring 2023 Pathways Internship postings are now open. FDIC's Human Resources Branch within the Division of Administration includes the Human Capital Strategic Planning and Analysis team of exceptional I/O Psychologists eager to help support career development of future colleagues. The FDIC's Spring 2023 postings include two types of Internship appointments:

    NTE Intern: Interns hired with a NTE date (also referred to as a NTE Intern) should be placed in temporary assignments and hired to complete temporary projects or to fill traditional summer jobs.

    Announcement Number: 2023-HQP-0015 (PUBLIC):

    Indefinite Intern: Interns in a longer term developmental role without a NTE date. 

    Announcement Number: 2023-HQP-0016 (PUBLIC):

    If you are interested, in working with our team please consider applying. All announcements will close on February 14th, 2023.

  • 06 Feb 2023 1:54 PM | Michael Blair

    The Office of Personnel Management Human Resources Solutions (HRS) is hiring! We are seeking a senior level I/O Psychologist for our Assessment & Evaluation Branch (AEB). The ideal applicant will have selection and promotion expertise, including job analysis, assessment development, authoring comprehensive validation reports, and consulting with clients on assessment strategy. AEB is a consulting organization internal to the Federal Government. We work with federal agencies to develop, validate, and deliver assessment solutions. We are an applied research organization. Our psychologists are encouraged to attend and present at professional conferences (e.g., SIOP, IPAC) and otherwise further their development in the field. OPM has a large cadre of I/O Psychologists working across multiple groups and disciplines in multiple locations across the U.S. Come join our team! Apply today on USAJOBS:

  • 19 Dec 2022 9:32 AM | Andrew Yurkon

    Test Validation Specialist (Civil Service)

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    $63,565.31 - $79,456.64 Annually


    Downtown Dallas, TX

    Job Type



    Civil Service

    Job Number



    1/13/2023 11:59 PM Central

    Position Purpose

    The Test Validation Specialist provides advanced expertise in personnel testing to include development, validation, maintenance, administration, and the use of personnel selection instruments to ensure promoting and hiring are completed in accordance with merit principles, legal statutes, and psychometric guidelines.  

    Essential Functions

    Conducts job analyses that include, background research, site observations, interviews, focus groups, questionnaire development and administration.; assists in planning studies and analyzing procedural barriers to provide effective and efficient program delivery.

    2 Assists and supports in the preparation of project time tables, assists in the training of new team members, serves as acting team leader and assumes general team lead responsibilities as assigned or in the absences of the Test Validation Administrator.

    3 Develops personnel selection instruments and rating systems used to assess job competency requirements for employment hiring and promotions.

    4 Conducts statistical analyses to determine psychometric properties regarding test validity, reliability, adverse impact, and text questions; evaluates assessment tools for technical soundness and legal defensibility.

    5 Develops and delivers training to internal and external customers; continuously evaluates ongoing processes and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and legal guidelines

    6 Plans and administers examinations at assessment centers.

    7 Performs data analyses; administers surveys, workforce planning, job analysis, test development, exam passing score, adverse impact, and other psychometric properties of exams.

    8 Maintains working relationships with other city departments to develop and validate selection tools; serves as liaison between testing consultants and city personnel to facilitate the development and administration of selection instruments.

    9 Performs any and all other work as needed or assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications


    ·         Master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology.


    Two (2) years of professional level experience in personnel selection test development, test validation, job analysis and/or statistical analysis. Experience and/or coursework should include developing/administering surveys, evaluating statistical data, and applying scientific research methodology.


    Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology will meet the education and experience requirements.

    ·         Master’s degree (or higher) in psychology, human resources, or behavioral/social science field plus three (3) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.        

    ·         Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human resources or behavioral/social science field plus four (4) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.

    ·         Bachelor’s degree or higher in non-specified field plus six (6) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.


    • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.    


    ·         Experience creating assessment center exercises and/or administering an assessment center is a plus.

    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; supporting the coordination and administration of 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 assigned; acting as team leader and assuming general team lead responsibilities as assigned or in the absence of the Test Validation Administrator.

    Supplemental Information

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

    Thorough knowledge of employment laws and regulations governing the employment assessment and selection process.

    2 Knowledge of City policies, procedures, protocols, and standards.

    3 Knowledge of Civil Service guidelines that govern the hiring and testing process for City positions.

    4 Knowledge of employment test and assessment design and development methods and practices.

    5 Knowledge of federal and state laws and City personnel regulations, policies, and practices including principles of management and supervision.

    6 Ability to oversee and assists other Testing personnel to perform effective and professional work.

    7 Ability to administer and coordinate extensive testing protocols for multiple departments.

    8 Ability to apply scientific research methodology and perform statistical data analysis.

    9 Knowledge of PC software and applications.

    10 Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    11 Strong presentation skills in a classroom or meeting situation.

    12 Ability to analyze data and provide recommendation.

    13 Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

    14 Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

    For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position.

    Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed.  A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.


    City of Dallas


    1500 Marilla Street
    1CS or 6AN
    Dallas, Texas, 75201


    Civil Service-214-670-5915 HR-214-670-3120


  • 15 Dec 2022 12:09 PM | Michelle Graef

    Research Assistant Professor

    Center on Children, Families, and the Law

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln


    The UNL Center on Children, Families, and the Law (CCFL) provides an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and systemic approach to improve outcomes for children and families. This new research faculty position will join an existing team of two research faculty industrial-organizational psychologists to lead CCFL’s research and evaluation activities on three federal grants that all focus on improving and strengthening the national child welfare workforce. The three grant projects are as follows:


    • 1.      The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD;, which supports child welfare agencies to design, implement and rigorously evaluate innovative workforce strategies. On that project, the new position will conduct a range of activities, including designing and supporting the implementation of employee recruitment strategies, synthesizing empirical research on selected workforce topics to produce written products for a variety of research and professional audiences, and developing research journal articles for publication.
    • 2.      The Quality Improvement Center on Engaging Youth in Finding Permanency (QIC-EY;, which is designed to build the overall capacity of child welfare agencies’ workforce related to authentic youth engagement. CCFL’s role on the project involves providing consultation and technical assistance on strategies for integrating a new training/coaching model into local agency systems, as well as building agency systemic factors to support a culture of authentic youth engagement.
    • 3.      The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) will strengthen the capacity of the child welfare and mental health workforce to use adoption-competent, trauma-informed practice as they serve diverse populations. On this newly funded project, CCFL will lead the project evaluation, which includes the design and execution of a variety of training evaluation activities.


    The selected candidate will work in a team environment to design and implement workforce interventions and conduct program evaluations of multiple workforce-related projects. Evaluation activities will include designing methodically rigorous and theoretically appropriate evaluations, collecting and managing data, using appropriate and diverse statistical analyses, and writing reports for interdisciplinary audiences, such as policymakers, child welfare administrators, and researchers. The range of evaluation includes implementation design and logic model/theory of change development through evaluation design, including experimental and quasi-experimental designs, data collection and measure development, to analysis and reporting. This position will also have opportunities to work with the existing team to provide consultation and technical assistance to agency leaders, work with the team to write grant proposals, present research results at national conferences, and publish the results of recently completed and ongoing applied research on a variety of workforce topics.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • ·        Ph.D. in psychology, sociology, research methods, program evaluation, or a closely related field.
    • ·        Strong self-motivation.
    • ·        Excellent critical thinking skills.
    • ·        Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • ·        Skill in using statistical analysis packages such as SPSS, R, STATA, or SAS. 
    • ·        Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment. 
    • ·        Ability to adapt to new situations or changes in work plans.
    • ·        Ability to manage and balance the demands of multiple projects and deadlines.
    • ·        Willing to travel, including occasional overnight stays.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • ·        Experience or graduate training in I-O psychology.
    • ·        Understanding of child welfare systems.
    • ·        Experience in the design and conduct of training evaluation.
    • ·        Experience using Qualtrics.

    Lincoln, NE

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city of nearly 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. As the second-largest city in Nebraska, Lincoln provides sufficient outlets for a variety of interests. Venues such as the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, which is nationally ranked among other children’s zoos, and the Lincoln Children’s Museum provide opportunities for quality, family-oriented leisure. The Haymarket District, a historic section of downtown Lincoln, houses numerous restaurants, shops, and bars. Downtown Lincoln is home to the Pinnacle Bank Arena, the Haymarket Park baseball complex, and Memorial Stadium. Additionally, Lincoln has its own airport and over 300 miles of bike trails.

    How to Apply

    Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To apply, go to, requisition F_220245. Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

    1. A letter of interest.
    2. A curriculum vitae.
    3. Names and contact information for references.


    As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See



  • 29 Nov 2022 8:49 AM | Anonymous

    Joining the Secret Service, Office of Human Resources (HR), HR Research and Assessment Division will allow you to participate in research, development, implementation, and maintenance of effective competency-based assessments for selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce.

    Open & closing dates:  11/21/2022 to 12/05/2022


    The selectee will serve as Personnel Psychologist in the Office of Human Resources, HR Research and Assessment Division. Typical work assignments include:

    • Formulating, defining and conducting research assignment of moderate scope and complexity, addressing problem in human resource management.
    • Performing responsibly in all phases of the research and project management process, including problem definition, planning, execution, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results.
    • Developing entry level and promotional tests, assessments, and other tools for selection, promotion, and career development.

    This Personnel Psychologist position starts at a salary of $89,834 (GS-12 step 1), with promotion potential to $164,102 (GS-14 step 10).

  • 23 Nov 2022 3:37 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.

    For a full description and to apply, visit: no later than December 5, 2022. Location negotiable, limited to the United States.

    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 November 29, 2022 from 12:30-1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, November 30, 2022, from 4:00-5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, and December 1, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.  If you would like to attend a webinar, please send an email to

  • 17 Nov 2022 7:20 PM | Adelaide Alderks

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    $40.08 - $46.68 Hourly


    Seattle, WA

    Job Type

    Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time


    Seattle Department of Human Resources

    Job Number



    1/3/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

    Language Premium


    Position Description

    Seattle Human Resources endeavors to promote an equitable and engaging work environment so employees can do their best work and make a difference for the people and communities we serve. The Department focuses on providing high quality services to all City employees and departments and works collaboratively with department leaders to align policies, practices, and programs citywide to fulfill the vision of workforce equity and excellence.  

    As part of this mission, the Fire and Police Exams Unit is responsible for developing and administering merit-based, entry-level, and promotional exams under the direction of the Public Safety Civil Service Commission (PSCSC) and on behalf of the Seattle Police and Fire Departments to establish eligibility lists to fill entry-level, lateral, and promotional positions. We strive to administer exams that are equitable, compliant, and transparent. To support these goals, we are looking for a Fire and Police Exams Analyst who will provide program coordination, research and analysis, and support a high volume of exams administered on behalf of the Fire and Police Departments. This position will also increase the unit’s capacity to administer entry and lateral police officer exam administrations. 

    This position will give you the opportunity to work with a diverse team that centers equity, learning, transparency, and continuous improvement to serve our uniformed employees and the broader community. In this role, you will support the administration of entry and promotional exams, research best practices, analyze data, provide customer service to candidates and partner departments, manage dashboards, budgets, contracts, and records, coordinate public disclosure requests, and provide general logistical support. In addition, you will have the opportunity to regularly utilize your problem-solving and organizational skills to improve exam administration for both the Fire and Police Departments, ultimately making our community a safer and more equitable place by contributing to hiring and promotional processes.

    Job Responsibilities

    In this role: 

    You will be successful if you feel passionate about: 

    • Improving administrative processes and identifying opportunities that make a significant impact 
    • Providing exceptional and welcoming customer service to fire and police exam candidates 
    • Solving complex problems creatively and efficiently 
    • Building and maintaining positive team relationships 
    • Maintaining the utmost level of security and confidentiality 
    • Identifying and undoing inequities in examination processes  
    • Utilizing your organizational skills for seamless project coordination and records management 

     Your effectiveness will depend on your ability to: 

    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
    • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving in a fast-paced environment 
    • Research and analyze exam administration decisions, past practices, and best practices, providing recommendations and revisions as necessary 
    • Partner tactfully, courteously, and effectively with a variety of people, members of the Seattle Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Public Safety Civil Service Commission and consultants and other industry subject matter experts 
    • Support Senior Analysts by facilitating exam development committee meetings, administering protest periods, and fielding stakeholder communications 
    • Supporting the Fire & Police Exams Unit in testifying and defending work before the PSCSC 

     You will feel prepared if you have experience in: 

    • Supporting and administering employment-related examinations (written, oral board, working tests, practical exams, certifications, etcetera), particularly public safety or apprenticeship exams
    • Researching and interpreting rules, regulations, contracts, and policies and procedures 
    • Communicating technical exam-related concepts to non-technical audiences
    • Coordinating exam logistics, such as booking hotels, event spaces, airfare, and shuttles 
    • Applying your advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 
    • Conducting statistical reports and creating data dashboards 
    • Processing and monitoring contracts and receipts  
    • Providing instructions and assistance to large groups of people 
    • Industrial or Organizational Psychology and Personnel Selection

    In addition to the ability to perform the tasks described above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business or Public Administration, Social Sciences, or a related field 
    • Two years in personnel selection assessments (preferably for Civil Service positions), public-sector exams, or performing other human resources-related tasks, or a related field 



    • An Associate Degree in Human Resource Management, Business or Public Administration, Social Sciences, or a related field 
    • Three years in personnel selection assessments (preferably for Civil Service positions), public-sector exams, or performing other human resources-related tasks, or a related field 



    • Four years in personnel selection assessments (preferably for Civil Service positions), public-sector exams, or performing other human resources-related tasks, or a related field 
    Additional Information

    This position is classified a Personnel Analyst and requires the ability to lift 30 pounds and work overtime, evenings, and weekends.


    The first round of interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13, with the second round taking place on Thursday, January 19, 2023. 


    Applicants must successfully pass a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be given a chance to explain or correct background information and provide verifiable information of good conduct and rehabilitation.


    The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.


    COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate - City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your employment start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.



    To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter to no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. In your 1-page cover letter, please explain your interest in this position and identify specifically how the combination of your knowledge, skills, and interests align with our business needs and will contribute to your success in this role. This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The City of Seattle encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey King at

  • 07 Nov 2022 10:54 AM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD) has 2 openings for a Personnel Research Psychologist. PRAD seeks interested and eligible employees at the GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14 levels. All positions are non-supervisory and have promotion potential to the GS-14. These positions are eligible for remote work, anywhere in the United States. Applications will be accepted from Monday, November 7 to Monday, November 21, 2022 for the first 100 applicants.

    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 be 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. 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.
    • Leading the development of innovative assessment tools in support of multiple-hurdle selection processes and conducting validity studies to determine the predictive effectiveness of new and existing assessments for specific occupations. Using classical test theory and item response theory to develop assessments, including computer adaptive tests.
    • 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 Julia Leaman ( or Kevin Byle (

    Current Federal employees (GS-0180-12/13): 

    Current Federal employees (GS-0180-14):

    All other applicants (GS-0180-12/13):

  • 24 Oct 2022 11:37 AM | Anonymous


    Open & closing dates:  10/20/2022 to 10/26/2022

    Joining the Secret Service, Office of Human Resources, Human Resources Research and Assessment Division will allow you to implement organizational practices, policies and procedures for increased effectiveness. This Student Trainee (Psychology) position starts at a salary of $40,883 (GS-5, step 1) with promotion potential to $80,532 (GS-9, step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to impact human resource functions that support work under the Personnel Research Psychologist discipline.


    The selectee will serve as a Student Trainee (Psychology) in the Office of Human Resources, Human Resources Research and Assessment Division.  Typical work assignments include:

    • Managing portions of research or practical projects (i.e. individual segments of a larger project); and addressing problems in human resource management, development or assessment.
    • Assisting with survey planning and design; evaluating survey results to determine outcomes and trends; providing input on recommendations related to human resource management, development, or assessment. 
    • Assisting senior members in tasks of limited scope and complexity related to the development and validation of special-purpose tests, employee or organizational development initiatives, or other related human resource initiatives. 
    • Assisting with data collection to support human capital research efforts.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

    For more information on the Secret Service click here.  View common definitions of terms found in this announcement

  • 21 Oct 2022 5:44 PM | Laura Wagman

    Join the Arlington County Human Resources Department (HRD) assessment team as an Assessment and Selection Analyst. We are searching for an experienced, detail-oriented individual desiring to further their professional experience in a progressive local government, by providing subject matter expertise in personnel assessment & selection, data analytics, and process improvement. Experience working with public safety organizations is desirable.

    Apply here!

    Location: Arlington County, VA 22201

    Typical duties include:

    • Meeting facilitation
    • Training facilitation
    • Data analysis and validation
    • Job-related selection instrument development
    • Collaboration with various stakeholders
    • Executive summary preparation

    Minimum Requirements:

    • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management, Public Administration or a related field. 
    • Professional level experience in testing and assessment applied to hiring and/or promotion, including experience assisting in developing and/or administering validated assessment centers.

    Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis.  
    Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following desirable qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or a related field;
    • Experience building and managing relationships with internal and external customers;
    • Experience researching, analyzing, and developing solutions to complex issues, procedural and/or operational problems;
    • Experience working with a public safety agency and/or developing selection processes for public safety occupations; 
    • Experience handling a variety of human resource processes including but not limited to employee selection and recruitment; and/or
    • Possession of a human resources certification or license such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP SHRM-SCP or CCP. 

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