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  • 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 | Anonymous

    Click here to apply!


    $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. 

  • 18 Oct 2022 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    Link to the full position:

    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.


    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 | Lindsay McFarlane (Administrator)


    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:

  • 26 Sep 2022 5:35 PM | Lindsay McFarlane (Administrator)


    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:

  • 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

    Link to Job Opportunity Announcement: 

    Public Announcement:

    Competitive Announcement (e,g., current Federal employees):

  • 14 Sep 2022 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    In order to apply for the position, you must go to: 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.

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