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  • 24 Sep 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous


    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.


    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.


    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 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.   


  • 07 Sep 2018 9:20 AM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Location: Washington, DC

    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 6, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 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:

    All other applicants:

  • 06 Aug 2018 5:30 PM | Anonymous


    CPS HR Consulting seeks to hire a human resources professional to perform a variety of testing and selection-related consulting work. The incumbent will apply his or her knowledge, skills, and abilities in the design of job analysis studies; the design, development, and administration of selection tools (e.g., structured interviews, multiple-choice exams, supplemental applications); the design, development, and administration of promotional assessment centers; and the management of day-to-day project and program activities. The incumbent may also work on projects in other areas of HR within the scope of the consulting services we provide to government entities. The position requires independent thought and judgment and the ability to independently manage a full client load from commencement to closing. The incumbent must be able to manage complex client relationships that require problem-solving and negotiation skills and the ability to respond effectively to unexpected pressures, situations, and demands. We desire an individual with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills, with a willingness and ability to travel an average of 50% of the year. (Travel will sometimes occur evenings and weekends and may vary by month.)  The incumbent can be located anywhere in the contiguous United States near a major airport.  We prefer to have someone outside of California.

    TYPICAL JOB DUTIES include but are not limited to:

    • Conduct job analysis studies
    • Develop, design, and administer selection tools and promotional assessment centers
    • Develop and monitor project scopes of work, budgets, and timelines
    • Determine client/project needs by using technical expertise and minimal direction
    • Facilitate client and subject matter expert panel meetings
    • Respond to requests for proposals
    • Prepare a variety of documents and detailed reports
    • Construct various types of selection tools, exercises and scoring rubrics
    • Facilitate test administration activities.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work accurately and effectively, and maintain a strong customer focus.
    • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing



    Bachelor’s degree in HR, I/O Psychology, or related field.  A Master’s degree is highly desired.


    Must have a minimum of four years of professional full-time experience performing the work outlined above (project management, conducting job analyses, exam pass point setting, exam development for selection, and developing and administering assessment centers). 


    CPS HR Consulting is a Joint Powers Authority public agency providing consulting services to government agencies and non-profit organizations across the United States and Canada.  We bring expertise from both the public and private sectors to help our clients in many aspects of human capital management.

    We have developed a successful culture that expects and supports the participation of every employee in achieving the goals and values of the organization.  We enjoy a collaborative environment where innovation is encouraged.  There are rewarding and challenging work opportunities for motivated, creative employees.  We offer flexible work schedules, technology connected work teams, and opportunities to grow within our organization.  Check out the video featuring our employees on our Careers page.

    Our generous benefits package includes paid time off, choice of medical plans, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, additional voluntary benefits, along with membership in the CalPERS retirement system.

    Applications will be accepted until filled.  Apply online at

  • 27 Jul 2018 10:18 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    The Office of Human Capital (OHC) at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is seeking applicants to the position of Chief of the HR Services Unit (GS-0201-15).  This is an OHC headquarters position with a duty station of Washington, D.C.

    As Chief of the HR Services Unit, this position is responsible for oversight of the OHC service centers and ensuring agency and customer priorities are efficiently carried out by service center teams. This position reports to the SES Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer for Operations. Specifically, this position performs the following duties:

    • Provides administrative and technical supervision to managers who furnish Title 5 HR services and offer authoritative guidance on difficult, unusual, or unprecedented circumstances arising from diverse HR issues;
    • Provides expert level guidance to the managers who execute Title 5 HR programs for recruitment, placement, position management and classification, information systems management, payroll, retirement, benefits, and support services;
    • Resolves bottlenecks in the efficient delivery of Title 5 HR services by developing goals and performance metrics for ICE's HR service centers, using data and metrics to track progress toward goals and make adjustments as necessary to ensure success;
    • Serves as senior subject matter expert in Title 5 HR operations ensuring service centers make use of the full range of tools and authorities to meet agency and customer objectives; and
    • Serves as nexus between OHC HQ leadership, HQ customer representatives, and the service centers ensuring agency and customer strategic HR priorities are translated into tactical execution in the service centers.

    Applicants must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that included experience such as:

    • Serving as senior subject matter expert in Title 5 HR operations ensuring service centers make use of the full range of tools and authorities to meet agency and customer objectives;
    • Identifying and resolving bottlenecks in the efficient delivery of Title 5 HR services, including developing, implementing, and tracking organizational performance metrics to measure operational success;
    • Interacting with customers to set goals and ensuring goals are successfully executed by subordinate employees;
    • Evaluating operations for quality and quantity of work, regulatory compliance and effectiveness of service to management and employees; and
    • Serving as nexus between leadership, customer representatives, and service centers ensuring headquarters goals and priorities are efficiently and accurately executed in the service centers.

    To learn more or to apply, please consult the vacancy announcement on USA Jobs.  This announcement opens on July 30 and closes on August 10.

  • 13 Jul 2018 10:06 AM | Bharati Belwalkar

    We, the Civil Service Department of the City of New Orleans, are responsible for the overall administration of the personnel functions in city government. We are seeking applicants for the position of Senior Psychometrician in our Test Development and Validation Division. This division currently manages development/revision of entry-level and promotional assessments for Citywide positions (especially, Fire and Police Departments). The Department currently administers tests for over 10 different job series and several other independent class-titles.  For more information about our organization, visit:

    This position is in New Orleans. New Orleans is one of the major tourist attractions in the U.S. due to its distinct culture and architecture. This city is famous for Jazz music, Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, Garden District, plantations, cemeteries, and many more things. It is a great place to live and work!

    About the Job

    This position focuses predominantly on personnel selection and assessment. Typical work includes conducting job analysis, analyzing JAQ data, conducting SME meetings, developing test plans, writing test items, and interpreting EEOC and related legislation. Additionally, it includes developing testing protocols, conducting assessor training, providing internal training to the Civil Service staff/Citywide employees in the areas of industrial and organizational psychology; and other related work as required. This position also offers additional opportunities to work in the areas of training and/or performance management.

    The Department of Civil Service is an exciting place for learning about various jobs within the City (e.g., crime analyst, traffic-signal technician, tow truck operator, to name a few), working with senior leaders of various departments, and sometimes conducting applied research to explore solutions to various other issues that departments face (e.g., high attrition, low recruitment). This position is ideal for someone who is an early-career professional or a fresh graduate as it provides opportunity to work closely with two I-O professionals and occasionally interact/work with individuals working in other Civil Service divisions (e.g., recruitment, pay and compensation).

    If this position sounds interesting, please read the job requirements carefully.

    Job Requirements

    This position requires an advanced degree (i.e., Master’s degree or above) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology preferably or other related field from an accredited college or university with major coursework in psychometric principles/theory, employee selection/assessment, advanced statistical methods and analysis. This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone working towards an I-O doctoral degree (i.e., ABD).

    We are seeking candidates who demonstrate a strong foundation in test development and validation. Candidates should deliver high quality work, demonstrate timeliness, and adhere to the Civil Service rules. Candidates should also possess good written/oral communication, planning/organizational, and teamwork skills. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate a desire to learn from others, be willing to work on a variety of tasks/projects, and develop innovative ways to do one’s job within budget/other constraints.

    Application Instructions

    If you meet the job requirements, please apply online using the link below.

    Benefits include health insurance, pension, 10 paid holidays, sick and vacation pay, longevity pay, and merit pay.  

    The City of New Orleans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

    If you have any questions about this position/posting, please email Bharati Belwalkar at 

  • 15 Jun 2018 2:52 PM | Martha Hennen

    It’s tough work, but a vital mission. The Research and Analysis Staff at the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking for experienced personnel research psychologists to support the important mission of the DEA.  We are expanding our team in support of a full range of HR initiatives to increase the DEA’s organizational effectiveness and employee engagement.  You will have the opportunity to support leadership assessment and development initiatives (i.e. coaching and feedback), develop and implement entry-level and promotional testing programs for the selection of mission critical occupations, and oversee the deployment, interpretation and strategic planning for organizational assessment surveys.  Our psychologists serve as technical experts on legal and professional assessment guidelines and consult with the leaders of other program areas in the Human Resources Division.

    The DEA is conveniently located next to the Pentagon City Metro in Arlington, VA.  Please refer to the links below for the job announcement and application procedures.

    DEA Personnel Psychologist

    Please click links to view vacancy:
    General Announcement

    Open 6/13/18-6/18/18

    Merit Promotion Announcement

    Open 6/13/18-6/22/18

    Read more about our organization and mission here:


  • 21 May 2018 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    SALARY: $47,942.42 - $74,374.51 Annually

    OPENING DATE: 05/21/18



    1. Master's 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.


    Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to apply professional principles of human resources analysis to one (1) or more assigned areas of human resource management. Functional areas include, but are not necessarily limited to, assessment, recruitment, benefits, records administration, classification, and compensation. Employees in this classification participate in development, implementation and administration of assigned programs, projects, and functional areas. Position exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in the conduct of duties, referring unique, unusual, or complex situations to an administrative superior for review and advisement. Performs essential functions as outlined herein according to area(s) of assignment. Performs related work as directed.


    The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

    Participates in development, implementation, and administration of agency classification, compensation, benefits, recruitment, records management and/or assessment functions.

    Participates in or conducts special projects, studies and/or research pertaining to assigned functional areas, i.e., test development, market analysis, benefits assessment, classification evaluation, applicant processing.

    Develops records, reports and other documentation related to assigned functions, i.e., classification descriptions, statistical data, assessment examinations, leave accruals, desk audits, score matrices.

    Participates in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures; assists in the dissemination of information and materials relating to modifications/additions to agency policies and procedures.

    Participates in the maintenance and retention of a centralized employee personnel records system for the assigned functional area, e.g., classification and compensation, benefits, assessment and recruitment, employee assistance.

    Applies professional analysis techniques to assigned functions, i.e., testing and evaluation item analysis, assessment measures, compensation and classification evaluation, benefits eligibility and enrollment processing, labor market survey and evaluation.

    May provide functional supervision to unit personnel when applicable to the functional area of assignment, i.e., personnel records, payroll maintenance, recruitment and assessment, benefits and enrollment, employee assistance, classification and compensation.

    Advises department/bureau/division directors and employees on various human resource issues, i.e., union contract provisions, classification and compensation criteria, minimum qualifications, recruitment strategies, hiring provisions, testing criteria, agency/unit reorganizations.

    Ensures adherence to and compliance with established agency policies and procedures and regulatory guidelines and standards governing function(s) under charge, e.g., ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, EPA, (C)OBRA.

    Performs related duties as directed.

    Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors.

    Broward Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Broward Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


    Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 10 to 12 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per Florida law.

    To apply please copy the following link:

  • 03 May 2018 7:37 PM | Lorie Moore



    Over the course of a year this intern will work under the supervision of senior staff members to apply knowledge of test measurement theories and best practices to build skills while gaining valuable work experience. This is an opportunity to provide fresh ideas and leverage smart technologies while working towards building a career path in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Human Resources.

    This Recruitment and Selection Analyst Intern will focus on employee selection using a competency-based approach to test development and test administration. The intern will develop and administer public safety Assessment Centers and work simulations. The individual will conduct job analysis, and content and criterion validation studies for a variety of positions in the Fire Department and will also support career and leadership development efforts. This intern will have the opportunity to apply measurement theory, strong analytical and problem solving skills, consulting, and change management strategies to expand the use of valid, defensible, selection processes for a variety of ranks in the Fire Department. This individual should be able to work independently after receiving general guidance and direction and identify greater efficiencies through improved selection processes.

    The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the concepts associated with test development and administration and will possess a graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field of study.

    Online application required.

    Minimum: Must have received a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the past year in a directly related area such as Human Resources, Psychology or Industrial Organizational Psychology or be enrolled in a Master's degree program or must complete the requirements for a related Bachelor's or Master's degree before starting work.  Expected start date of work is mid-July.

    Note: Applicants are not expected to have professional work-related experience in the related field but must possess a thorough understanding of testing principles and theories and must have the ability to apply those theories and principles to real world situations.

    In addition, the successful candidate will:

    • Work independently to meet constant deadlines and develop work plans for test development and test administration;
    • Possess an understanding of the significance of test development and potential impacts;
    • Work in a team environment to gain trust and build credibility with subject matter experts and candidates;
    • Have a strong customer service orientation with the ability to interact effectively with many levels of staff;
    • Express ideas articulately verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences;
    • Comprehend, and follow best practices, policies and procedures, and professional standards related to job analysis, test development and administration;
    • Have the ability to look at situations from multiple perspectives, break problems into component parts, and organize components in a systematic way;
    • Create solutions to problems using novel methods and processes, look for underlying causes, and think through the consequences of different courses of action;
    • Possess an exceptional attention to detail and strong research, organizational and planning skills; and
    • Have a working proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.

     To apply visit and click on “Apply Now”. 

  • 30 Apr 2018 5:00 PM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180).  The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $81,548 to $126,062 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, April 30, 2018 to Wednesday, May 9, 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 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.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Serving as an internal consultant to CBP program offices on human capital issues such as talent management, career paths and workforce development, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and evaluation, using behavioral science as the foundation for organizational assessments and interventions
    • Planning and implementing surveys to assess job skills, knowledge, abilities, and other characteristics of incumbents in various occupations
    • Managing nationwide promotions assessment programs to support succession management
    • Identifying, designing, delivering, and managing organization development strategies, tools and processes that enhance the capabilities of leaders and managers to execute on vision, mission and values
    • Formulating and conducting organizational research to be used to resolve critical management problems, participating in all phases of the organization research process, including problem definition, planning, execution, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results
    • Preparing and presenting reports and briefing materials that communicate technical information to non-technical audiences of all levels

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees:

    All other applicants:


  • 26 Apr 2018 8:07 AM | Elizabeth Reed

    The City of Columbus Civil Service Commission is currently seeking a test development and test administration analyst for our public safety test team. We are seeking a self-driven, skilled selection specialist who works well in a team environment. Our team is responsible for developing, administering, scoring and validating entry-level and promotional assessments for police officers. Qualified applicants will possess a bachelor's degree, a course in statistics, and two (2) years of experience constructing employment examinations for an organization. Substitution(s): A master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge and abilities: (1) considerable knowledge of job analysis principles, methods and uses, basic descriptive statistics, and the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection; (2) general knowledge of job classification principles and methods, the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures, legal and social issues impacting employment assessments and selection; (3) the ability to develop solutions to work problems, apply statistical measures related to validity and reliability, organize and summarize information in written format, use video and audio software and equipment, and express and understand ideas communicated one-on-one and in group situations. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess resilience and a sense of humor.

    The public safety test team is a dynamic team of analysts and support personnel who come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds. We are passionate about creating assessment practices that predict who will most likely be successful in the demanding jobs of policing and emergency response. We develop, administer, score, and validate multi-phase examinations that include traditional multiple-choice exams, video-based situational judgment exams, video-based tactical exercises, role-play oral board exams, writing samples, written work samples, and physical tests. We present training to assessors and information sessions to candidates to communicate clear understanding of assessment practices. We are a team dedicated to excellence and are seeking a new member who can immediately adapt to this fast-paced environment and contribute to these highly successful endeavors.

    This is a full-time salaried position with an hourly pay range of $25.92 to $38.87. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education and will include a full range of benefits including vacation, health, retirement and more. Please contact Liz Reed, Public Safety Test Team manager, at 614.645.6032 or to learn more or to express interest. Please reach out no later than Monday, May 7, 2018.

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