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  • 04 Oct 2017 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    The Workforce Assessments Branch at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) located in Arlington, VA is looking for an I/O psychologist to join their team and support the important mission of the TSA.  Their team of psychologists supports a full range of HR initiatives, including entry-level and promotional testing, certification testing, organizational surveys, and action planning.  This vacancy is for the Testing and Job Analysis side of the team. Please refer to the links below for additional information and pass this along to anyone who may be interested.

    Personnel Psychologist SV-0180-I Band (closes 10/18/17).

    Government Wide

    Transportation Security Administration

    Department of Homeland Security

    Arlington, Virginia

    Starting at $ 77,367 (I)

    Permanent • Full Time

    This job is open to: Government-Wide: Current and former permanent Federal employees

    Open 10/04/2017 to 10/018/17


    ALL U.S. Citizens

    Transportation Security Administration

    Department of Homeland Security

    Arlington, Virginia

    Starting at $ 77,367 (I)

    Permanent • Full Time

    This job is open to: ALL U.S. Citizens  

    Open 10/04/2017 to 10/18/17


  • 29 Sep 2017 5:33 PM | Bharati Belwalkar

    The City of New Orleans is hiring a Senior Psychometrician. This position involves working on test development and validation for Citywide positions. Please apply here if you are interested: 

    If you have any questions that the job posting doesn't answer, please feel free to call/email Bharati Belwalkar at (504) 658 3508 or

    Thank you.


  • 27 Sep 2017 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Personnel Research Psychologist ($94,796 - $123,234) at its headquarters in Washington, DC.  This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding HR Research team tasked with providing effective competency-based assessments to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce. 

    Our Mission

    The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations. The Secret Service protects the president and vice president, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; investigates threats against these protectees; protects the White House, vice president’s residence, foreign missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and plans and implements security designs for designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service also investigates violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States; financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nation’s financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.


    The selectee will serve as a Human Resources professional responsible for developing and validating effective competency models and competency-based assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and organizational effectiveness. 

    Additional duties of this position may include:

    §  Conducting research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools.

    §  Ensuring mandated laws, rules, and regulations are properly assessed for potential impact on assessment initiatives.

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


    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 experience managing projects requiring coordination across multiple lines of business. 

    To Apply

    Multiple selections will be made. Interested applicants should visit for application procedures.  After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter an associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”.  The job announcement numbers for this job opportunity are HUM-JM293-17-DE and HUM-JM293-17-MP.

    ***Applications will be accepted through October 6, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.   


  • 19 Sep 2017 11:41 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 multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $79,720.00 to $123,234.00 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 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division is a team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists leveraging expertise in human capital strategies and applied research to make a difference in the safety and security of our Nation. 

    Selected applicants will conduct applied research, internal consulting, and data analysis to support innovative testing programs and to design organizational interventions.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing surveys to collect actionable data on a variety of industrial-organizational issues (e.g., job analysis, workload analysis, organizational climate);
    • Designing and conducting validation studies for assessments, including computer adaptive tests;
    • Developing and refining assessment content based on classical test theory, logic, and item response theory;
    • Conducting organizational studies to develop and implement solutions related to talent management, training design, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation. 

    The position requires participation in all phases of the process, from problem definition to reporting of results.  Strong communication skills are required. 

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees:
    All other applicants:

  • 13 Sep 2017 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    CPS HR Consulting seeks an experienced Human Resources professional to work on an intermittent basis performing a variety of testing and selection-related consulting work.  Candidates should live in the Eastern US (Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Mississippi, and eastward), convenient to a major airport.  The incumbent will apply knowledge, skills, and abilities mainly in the design, development, and administration of assessment center projects, as well as be responsible for day-to-day project and program activities, including conducting job analyses.  The position requires independent thought and judgment.  We desire an articulate individual with excellent analytical, organizational, research, and statistical skills, with a willingness and ability to travel an average of 50% of the time.  Travel may occur on evenings and weekends.  This is not a regular position, it is based on project needs.

    Typical job functions include but are not limited to:

    • Conduct job analysis studies, conduct and coordinate test/assessment design/development/administration activities, attend client meetings, determine client and project needs, and outline scopes of work and project timelines.
    • Develop and administer assessment centers for many types of positions, especially for public safety entities.
    • Facilitate subject matter expert panel meetings.
    • Assist in responding to requests for proposals.
    • Prepare a variety of documents and detailed reports.
    • Construct various types of employment examinations, exercises, and rating/scoring rubrics/guidelines.
    • Apply legal guidelines to ensure valid processes while promoting best practices.
    • Facilitate test administration activities.
    • Monitor project budget activity.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work accurately and effectively, and maintain a strong customer focus.
    • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with clients, co-workers, applicants/candidates, and others.



    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or closely related field is required.  Master’s degree or Ph.D. is highly preferred.


    Must have at least two years of professional full-time experience, including conducting job analyses, examination pass point setting, examination development for selection, and/or developing and administering assessment centers.  Must also have experience in public safety or local government.

    We may consider a graduate student who is working on an advanced degree in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology who may not have the full-time experience.

    Pay rate for project work is typically between $40 and $60 per hour depending on experience and assignment.

    Apply online at:  Applications will be accepted through November 12, 2017.  We may fill the position prior to that date.


  • 08 Aug 2017 3:01 PM | Kathy Stewart

    The position is with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Organization Design Division in the Office of Human Resources Management, located in Washington, DC. It is focused on both applying and making more efficient our organization design process, while collaborating with our program offices and our systems and budget partners. Additionally, the incumbent will be part of a team that supports the agency’s Table of Organization.

    Deadline for application: August 10, 2017


  • 21 Apr 2017 2:15 PM | Nancy Robinson



    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking to hire two Organizational Design and Management Specialists for the Office of Human Resources at the Corporate Office Building -  Crystal City, VA location.

    The Organizational Design and Management Specialist performs a range of job evaluation, classification, and organizational design services including designing, documenting, and evaluating jobs; determining and validating minimum qualifications and other job requirements; writing job descriptions; and conducting organizational design studies.   Excellent starting wages and benefits package.


    ·       Five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources including experience in: conducting job analyses and desk audits; developing and revising job descriptions; validating MQs and KSAs or other qualification requirements; and evaluating organizational structures.

    ·       A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Personnel Administration, Psychology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that totals four years.

    A fully equivalent combination of education and training beyond what is needed to satisfy the education requirement may be used to substitute for up to two of the five years of experience. 

    Please visit our website for the complete job announcement and qualification requirement details at and to apply online.


  • 24 Mar 2017 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    Position Information:

    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.


    Applicants must have received a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the past year (2016 and 2017) in a directly related area such as Human Resources, Psychology or Industrial Organizational Psychology OR currently 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 will be beginning of July 2017.

    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.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the job announcement on Arlington County's Careers page here:

  • 22 Mar 2017 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    Position Information:

    Arlington County is looking for a Senior Human Resources Analyst to serve as a Recruitment and Selection expert on HR’s Staffing team. This individual will work as a strategic business partner with hiring managers to identify staffing needs, to define and develop a recruitment and sourcing plan for assigned position vacancies, and to offer selection strategies that result in quality talent acquisition. The successful individual will have experience and knowledge of recruitment, sourcing, outreach, and selection methodologies and strategies for a variety of positions that yield desired positive results and outcomes.


    Minimal qualifications for this position is 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 plus professional recruiting and selection experience in a municipal, corporate or similar environment involving a variety of occupations. We are looking for someone who has a combination of job analysis, recruitment and selection expertise, with a proven record of building and managing relationships with internal and external departmental customers and applicants.

    Desired individuals will possess a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a human resources-related certification such as SPHR or PHR and will also have experience in two or more HR disciplines preferably in recruitment, sourcing, and selection that includes executive-level search and selection. 

    For more information or to apply, please visit the job announcement on Arlington County’s Careers page here:

  • 09 Jan 2017 10:47 AM | Anonymous member

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The Examinations and Tests Section within the United Nations Office of Human Resources Management is seeking interns with a background in administration, human resources management, industrial/organisational/occupational psychology, psychometrics, and other relevant fields, interested in gaining professional, hands-on experience with recruitment, pre-employment assessment, psychometric test development and internet-based test (IBT) delivery in a large-scale, multi-cultural, global organization.

    The internship is for a minimum of three months with a possibility for extension up to six months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Chief of the Examinations and Tests Section.

    Internships are unpaid and travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas) and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern.


    This opportunity is designed for an intern to work on different phases of pre-employment assessment at the United Nations. Interns will be assigned to specific projects based on individual backgrounds and preferences. A variety of projects centred on psychometric test development and administration activities are currently on-going. Depending on the assignment, project tasks may include the following:

    •Provide support in the administration of various examinations managed by the Examinations and Tests Section, including Language Competitive Examinations, the Young Professionals Programme, the Global General Service Test;
    •Schedule and coordinate test administration, including in-person or internet-based;
    •Item writing and review;
    •Compile and analyse examinations-related quantitative data;
    •Manage large sets of data (e.g., item bank);
    •Administer and analyse surveys;
    •Draft communication for informative purposes for candidates, hiring departments, Member States;
    •Engage with a wide variety of UN managers to make sure their needs are met during the testing process;
    •Support process improvement projects (e.g., test content, test format, communication plan); and
    •Other administrative tasks and projects as needed.


    Planning & Organizing


    Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

    Preference will be given to applicants with an educational background in Industrial/Organisational/Occupational Psychology, Human Resources, and Quantitative Methods.

    Work Experience

    Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the project. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experiences in their personal history profile.

    Additionally, applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint); familiarity with statistical software (e.g., SPSS) is desirable.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, Fluency in all four areas of English is required (i.e., speaking, writing, reading, listening). Fluency in French is desirable.


    Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    TO APPLY (deadline is January 20 at 11:59 PM New York time):
    A completed online application, including a cover note and personal history profile (PHP) is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    The cover note must include:
    •Title of degree that the applicant is currently pursuing;
    •Graduation date (when applicant graduated or will be graduating from the programme);
    •The IT skills and programmes that the applicant is proficient in;
    •An explanation why the applicant is a suitable candidate for this specific position;
    •An explanation of the applicant’s interest in the United Nations Internship Programme; and
    •The applicant’s availability time frame for the internship.

    In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills and three references. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful applicants will be contacted. 

    United Nations Considerations

    Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

    Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee


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