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  • 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 (JULIA.A.LEAMAN@cbp.dhs.gov) or Kevin Byle (KEVIN.A.BYLE@cbp.dhs.gov).

    Current Federal employees (GS-0180-12/13): https://www.usajobs.gov/job/687734500 

    Current Federal employees (GS-0180-14): https://www.usajobs.gov/job/687664500

    All other applicants (GS-0180-12/13): https://www.usajobs.gov/job/687664600


  • 24 Oct 2022 11:37 AM | Anonymous

    USA JOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/684237600

    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.

    Duties

    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. 


  • 18 Oct 2022 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    Link to the full position: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/683341300

    About the Position:

    The Army Research Institute drives scientific innovation to enable the Army to acquire, develop, and retain Soldiers and enhance personnel readiness. ARI's Emerging Research Unit (ERU) conducts applied research on emerging topics in the Army, particularly those topics that have bearing on Army personnel policy. ERU scientists develop new approaches to measuring and improving unit readiness, group resilience, and understanding Soldiers' adaptation to evolving technologies.

    Conditions of Employment

    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • Three-year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
    • This position will require you to obtain and maintain a COR appointment(s) from the Army Research Institute -approved contracting agents.

    Qualifications

    Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
    • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
    • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


  • 26 Sep 2022 5:39 PM | Anonymous

    FEMA | OCHCO |OPS| LEAD HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIST

    Vacancy Number: FEMA-22-TLC-592234-CORE

    Position/Grade: LEAD Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-12

    Location: REMOTE

    Open Period: 09/21/2022 to 09/27/2022

    Hyper Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/678822300


  • 26 Sep 2022 5:35 PM | Anonymous

    FEMA | OCHCO | OSS | LEARNING, ENGAGEMENT AND DIVERSITY DIVISION

    Vacancy Number: FEMA-22-AR-562233-MP

    Position/Grade: Personnel Research Psychologist, GS-0180-13

    Location: Washington, DC.

    Open Period: 09/22/2022 to 10/03/2022

    Hyper Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/678878900


  • 16 Sep 2022 3:14 PM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD) has an opening for a GS-0180-12/13 Personnel Psychologist.  This position is eligible for remote work, anywhere in the United States. 

    In this Personnel Psychologist position, you will become a key member of a team assisting in the administration, evaluation, and communication of surveys and assessment tools used to provide insight into areas impacting organizational health and employee engagement.

    Typical work assignments include:

    • Establishing programs, initiatives, and resources to identify ways to improve existing programs based on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) results, customized CBP workplace climate surveys, focus groups, empirical research, government reports, best practices, and other relevant studies and scholarly articles.
    • Conducting employee engagement action planning with program office liaisons and recommending interventions designed to create healthy organizational climates and improve the employee experience and leader engagement.
    • Using in-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and theories to evaluate the validity of proposed and on-going workforce engagement efforts.
    • Collaborating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to include Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), DHS components, and other Federal agencies as appropriate. Ensuring that CBP's employee engagement policies, programs, and metrics appropriately reflect research-centered principles and best practices.

    If you know of any good candidates for these positions, please pass this information along.  Please note:  The job will close when 150 applications are received, which may be sooner than the closing date. For questions, please contact Lomy Schauffler at lomy.j.schauffler@cbp.dhs.gov

    Link to Job Opportunity Announcement: 

    Public Announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/677658300

    Competitive Announcement (e,g., current Federal employees): https://www.usajobs.gov/job/677649000

  • 14 Sep 2022 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    In order to apply for the position, you must go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browardsheriff/jobs/3714167/industrial-organizational-psychologist-selection-and-assessment?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs to apply for the position. 

    Under administrative direction, the purpose of this position is to apply professional principles of human resources analysis in one (1) of the functional areas of the Bureau of Human Resources.  Areas may include: Selection and Assessment, Recruitment, Benefits, Classification and Compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), or Workers’ Compensation. Employees in this classification participate in the development, implementation and administration of assigned programs and projects in the functional area. 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.

    Selected candidate will be required to work on-site. This position will not work in a remote capacity.

    1. Master's degree from an accredited institution in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior/Development, or closely related field of study.
    2. One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of assessment processes to include test development, item analysis, job 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.

    Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:

    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 the development, implementation, and administration of the agency’s selection and assessment, recruitment, benefits, classification and compensation, EEO, or workers’ compensation, functions. 

    Applies professional analytical techniques to assigned functions, i.e., testing and evaluation, item analysis, assessment measures, classification and compensation evaluation, statistical analysis in relation to personnel injuries, benefits eligibility, ad hoc reporting, enrollment processing, EEO investigations, workers’ compensation claims administration, market survey and evaluation.

    Participates in or conducts special projects, studies, investigations, and/or research pertaining to assigned functional areas, i.e., test development, market analysis, statistical analysis, needs analysis, benefits assessment, EEO complaints, 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, market surveys, investigations, ad hoc reporting, 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, workers’ compensation, selection and assessment, recruitment, and EEO.   

    Participates in collective bargaining; assists in the development of proposals; prepares reports and materials for the collective bargaining process; provides guidance to personnel in matters relating to employee relations, contract interpretation, and the administration of collective bargaining agreements. 

    Participates in investigations to include interviewing and assisting personnel in initiation and processing of complaints. 

    Analyzes and evaluates highly confidential and sensitive personnel matters and information; prepares responses to issues/charges and recommends appropriate action. 

    Addresses employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns. 

    Provides technical guidance and advice to supervisors and managers regarding issues relating to testing and evaluation, selection and promotional processes, labor relations, EEO complaints, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, workers’ compensation, performance evaluations, policies and procedures and payroll administration.   

    Facilitates and coordinates program-related training as appropriate; assists in providing training to departmental administrative personnel regarding roles in recording/reporting job-related injuries, performance evaluation completion, interviewing, EEO, payroll administration, union contract interpretation and tracking employee leave usage. 

    May provide functional supervision to unit personnel when applicable to the functional area of assignment, i.e., personnel records, payroll administration, selection and assessment, recruitment, benefits and enrollment, workers’ compensation, EEO, 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, benefits status, 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. 

    Prepares quarterly, annual, and other statistical reports; prepares program plans and participates in long range planning initiatives.

    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.

    Recruitment Information:

    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.


  • 01 Sep 2022 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    About the Position: (Full Link here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/673656800)

    The Army Research Institute drives scientific innovation to enable the Army to acquire, develop, and retain Soldiers and enhance personnel readiness. ARI's Emerging Research Unit (ERU) conducts applied research on emerging topics in the Army, particularly those topics that have bearing on Army personnel policy. ERU scientists develop new approaches to measuring and improving unit readiness, group resilience, and understanding Soldiers' adaptation to evolving technologies.

    Duties

    • Develop research plans and integrate into a larger program of team enablers and human-machine teaming research.
    • Provide guidance to other research psychologists at lower grades and provide guidance to operational personnel in the preparation and execution of personnel selection and assignment tests and assessments.
    • Develop valid and reliable data collection methods using both experimental based observations and subjective instruments.
    • Perform psychometrics analysis (e.g., item/person analysis, equating, IRT and Classical Test Theory-based analysis) and write reports describing the completed research.
    • Review reports of other scientists and contract personnel for quality, accuracy, professional standards, and compliance with regulations and style manuals.
    • Prepare and provide briefs after receiving minimal input from the unit chief and/or team leader.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • Three year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
    • This position will require you to obtain and maintain a COR appointment(s) from the Army Research Institute -approved contracting agents.

    Qualifications

    Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
    • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
    • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

  • 29 Aug 2022 2:29 PM | Kathy Stewart

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD) has an opening for a GS-0180-7/9 Student Trainee (Personnel Research Psychologist.) This position is eligible for remote work, anywhere in the United States. In addition, upon successful completion of the internship, the student is eligible for conversion to a full-time permanent appointment with us.

    This student trainee will become a key member of a dynamic team assisting in the delivery of a wide range of organizational, employee, and applicant assessment and development services to facilitate the selection and retention of a quality workforce within CBP. Typical work assignments include:

    • Participating in job analyses of mission critical occupations to determine the competencies, job skills, knowledge, abilities, and other characteristics critical to effective job performance in the occupation;
    • Assisting experienced Industrial/Organizational Psychologists in the development, validation, and implementation of tests and other instruments for selection and promotion;
    • Participating in the administration, evaluation, and analysis of surveys and other assessments used to provide CBP leadership with insight into areas impacting organizational health, employee motivation, and workplace stress;
    • Applying quantitative and qualitative data collection methods to evaluate the validity of proposed and on-going workforce engagement efforts; and
    • Assisting in conducting psychometric analyses and conducting research on a variety of human resources issues.

    If you know of any good candidates for these positions, please pass this information along. Please note that the application closes on Friday, September 9th. For questions, please contact Lomy Schauffler at lomy.j.schauffler@cbp.dhs.gov.

    Link to Job Opportunity Announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/674015000

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