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  • 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.

  • 18 Apr 2018 11:11 AM | 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 an opening for a Personnel Research Psychologist (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 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to Friday, April 27, 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:

    • Conducting large scale job analysis studies and utilizing the results to design and develop employee selection tests and related instruments for application to specific and general examining needs
    • Using classical test theory and item response theory to develop assessments, including computer adaptive tests
    • Planning and executing applied research studies, including large scale test validation studies, to determine the predictive effectiveness of existing tests for specific occupations
    • Applying the knowledge base and scientific methods of psychology to critical human capital issues; such as, talent management, training, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees:

    All other applicants:


  • 23 Mar 2018 11:04 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    OPM is hiring a GS-14 Personnel Research Psychologist! The opening may be filled in either Washington, DC or Kansas City, MO. For more information or to apply use the links below.

    Open to all

    Merit Promotion


  • 12 Feb 2018 10:49 AM | Jerri Bjork

    The Spokane Civil Service Commission seeks a highly motivated leader with a passion for excellent public service. This key position acts as secretary to the Commission, leading staff in support of the Commission's mission:  to provide an efficient, effective, merit-based system of employment,  ensuring that the most qualified applicants are equitably selected and retained in more than 300 job classifications.


     The following is a sample of the types of functions and duties you would perform in this position:

    • Plans, organizes, and directs the administration of the City's Civil Service system and the Civil Service staff office. Hires, assigns, trains, and supervises the activities of the Civil Service professional and clerical staff.
    • Directs a broad recruitment and examining program. Researches and plans for the improvement and modernization of the merit program.
    • Directs the maintenance and administration of the position classification plan.
    • Coordinates with departments on various personnel activities.
    • Interprets and enforces Civil Service rules and policies, and advises as to their application; counsels employees regarding rights and obligations.
    • Performs investigations, and prepares background material for hearings.
    • Assigned as secretary to the Civil Service Commission; prepares materials to be included in the meeting's agenda; attends meetings, and maintains a permanent record of the minutes and actions of the Commission.
    • Prepares the annual office operating budget estimates for Commission approval.

    Open Entry Requirements (must be met at time of application)

    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public or business administration, human resources, psychology, sociology, or related field; AND, seven years of experience in the civil service or human resources field demonstrating progressively responsible managerial experience in public or private human resources administration, including experience in position classification and testing and including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. A graduate degree in an appropriate field may substitute on a year for year basis for up to two years of non-supervisory experience.

    For detailed job information and to apply for the position, please go to our website at:


  • 23 Jan 2018 1:18 PM | Jonathan Koch

    Job Title

    Selection Analyst


    Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employee Selection Procedures (CODESP)
    Closing Date Wednesday 2/7/18 4:30 PM Pacific Time


    $5840 - $7098/month plus an attractive benefits package

    Job Type

    Location Huntington Beach, CA
    To Apply Visit  or / Resources / CODESP Job Openings

    The Organization

    CODESP is a public Joint Powers Agency established in 1978 that supports public sector organizations with their recruitment, testing, and selection processes by offering assessment products and services, including online testing, interview and written test item banks, and training and consultation regarding best practices.

    CODESP currently serves over 750 agencies, including K-12 school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, cities, counties, courts, and special districts (sanitation, utility, transit, water).

    The Position

    CODESP is seeking a Selection Analyst who is experienced, detail oriented, and customer focused. Candidates must enjoy working in a fast paced environment with tight work deadlines. Selection Analysts research job duties/responsibilities and work with customers to produce employee assessment materials. Based on candidate qualifications, the position may also be filled at the Assistant Selection Analyst level with a lower level of overall responsibility.

    Key Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Respond to test material requests from CODESP customers within established deadlines.
    • Confer with customers and job experts in order to obtain accurate job information regarding their CODESP Automated Test System (CATS) requests.
    • Analyze customer provided job requirements in order to accurately select materials to fill CATS requests.
    • Develop and edit employee selection materials including, but not limited to, multiple-choice items, interview questions, and performance, situational, and writing exercises based on thorough research and job expert consultation.
    • Interpret item analyses in order to improve test materials using CODESP item analysis software.


    A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in a related field, including coursework in statistics.*

    Two (2) years of experience in an organization with responsibility for employee selection or other human resource support functions including developing employee assessment and training materials.*

    *Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered. For example, a B.A/S. in a related field and 4 years of relevant experience.

    Additional Information

    CODESP offers an attractive benefits package including:

    CalPERS Retirement - Benefit of 2.5% @ 55 for Classic members or 2% at 62 for new members as defined by PEPRA. Employee pays the employee portion.

    Vacation - Up to 15 days annually to start.

    Sick Leave - Up to 12 days annually.

    Holidays (paid) - 15 days annually.

    Employer Paid Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance for employee.

    In lieu of FMLA or CFRA, CODESP provides pregnancy disability leave (PDL).

    To view application requirements, complete job descriptions, and more related information for Selection Analyst and Assistant Selection Analyst, please visit and click on Resources / CODESP Job Openings.

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