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  • 01 Sep 2022 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    About the Position: (Full Link here:

    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.


    • 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.


    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

    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

    Link to Job Opportunity Announcement:

  • 20 May 2022 10:08 AM | Laura Hausman

    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, individual 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 and firefighters. Qualified applicants will possess a bachelor's degree and must take and pass a competitive examination.

    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 public safety. 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 and video-based 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 for our team.

    This is a full-time position with an hourly pay range of $26.20 to $39.29. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education and will include a full range of benefits including vacation, health, retirement and more.

    Please click on the following link to apply  or contact Laura Hausman, Public Safety Test Team manager, at 614.645.6893 or to learn more. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 13, 2022.  

  • 10 May 2022 4:41 PM | Laura Wagman

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

    Apply here!

    Location: Arlington County, VA 22201

  • 29 Apr 2022 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    Join a team of fellow I-Os!

    About: Conduct job analyses, test/interview development, selection tool validation, employee surveys, performance coaching tools, and other talent projects for internal clients. 

    Hybrid onsite-remote schedule. Typically one day onsite per week. Must reside in the Chicago area.

    Where to Apply: CTA Careers

  • 27 Apr 2022 10:54 AM | Emily Steinau

    The deadline is quickly approaching for current Feds to apply to join our growing team of personnel psychologists at the OCC!

  • 26 Apr 2022 12:04 PM | Martinique Alber (Administrator)

    Personnel Board of Jefferson County

    Birmingham, AL

    Click the link for more details on the job posting:

  • 21 Apr 2022 5:04 PM | Kristen Pryor

    About DCI: 
    DCI Consulting Group is a Human Resources (HR) Risk Management company. Our company was built on the principle that “what gets measured, gets done.” Our clients understand the critical importance of using data-driven analytics, principles of human science, software solutions, and actionable strategies to build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. The transformational outcomes help them to maximize workplace successes and relationships, ultimately resulting in their employees reaching their full potential without any obstacles to success. 

    About the Job:  (Position Location: Washington, DC or Remote) 
    We are looking for a new HR Senior Consultant to join our Employment & Litigation Support (ELS) Division, within the Employee Selection and Assessment practice area! The ELS division is staffed by I/O Psychologists and Labor Economists and is organized into practice areas related to Employee Selection and Assessment, Workforce and EEO Analytics, and Litigation Support. We partner with our clients to design state of the science employee selection systems, evaluate workforce systems and processes, and ensure applied research is considered in the context of applicable state and federal laws and regulations. 


    Within the Employee Selection and Assessment practice area, common services include conducting work analysis research for a wide variety of purposes, developing and validating employee selection procedures, and evaluating hiring, compensation, promotion, and performance measurement processes and outcomes across a range of dimensions. 

    Apply here:

  • 06 Apr 2022 3:23 PM | Anonymous


    Department of Homeland Security

    Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist

    Washington, D.C. 20223

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($126,233 - $164,102) to lead a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with conducting research and developing, implementing, and maintaining effective human capital tools for personnel assessment (entry-level and promotional), career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a high 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 Branch Chief in the Human Resources Research and Assessment Division responsible for leading the development and validation of effective competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness. 

    Additional duties of this position may include:

    §  Performing a full range of supervisory functions for a team of Personnel Psychologists.

    §  Conducting research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems, tests, and other tools, and consulting and advising management of conclusions and recommendations.

    §  Utilizing knowledge of test theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics to research and analyze HR data related to hiring, retention, and workforce analysis.

    §  Providing expert recommendations and advice to program officials on the design and revision of policies and operating procedures as they relate to human capital initiatives. 

    §  Preparing comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining operations.


    Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field of study; and will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology.  Strong candidates will have experience developing and validating competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, and/or organizational development purposes; and developing and guiding others in the development of these assessments. 

    To Apply

    Interested applicants can get more information and apply using the following link:

    Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2022, 11:59 pm EST.  This position is in Washington, DC.

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