Job Listing: Research Scientist

10/29/2015 4:38 PM | Anonymous

ICF International

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Number 1500002623

Working at ICF International means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe.

In this role, you will develop needs assessment support services to identify performance gaps. Conduct, develop, and assess plans utilizing assessment methodology based on industry accepted models. Identify training needs, as well as provide job task, training gap analysis, and qualitative/quantitative analysis including organizing, displaying, describing data, examining relationships, and recommending solutions. Key requirements cover: program design and evaluation, report writing, and conducting focus groups. This position requires an active high level security clearance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop Needs Assessment Plans specifying the assessment methodology and purpose, data collection strategy, data collection instruments, analysis plan, target audience, and project implementation timeline.
  • Develop Career Roadmap(s).
  • Conduct and document Job Analyses.
  • Measure the impact of learning interventions on job and organizational performance by applying the appropriate evaluation and research models and methods (i.e. Kirkpatrick and Phillips evaluation models).
  • Apply Kirkpatrick and Phillips evaluation models to measure the impact of learning interventions on job and organizational performance.
  • Conduct program evaluations that assess alignment of content, program objectives, and outcomes with performance improvement and business goals and objectives.
  • Apply appropriate evaluation and research models and methods to include data analysis, psychometric analysis, and trend analysis.
  • Provide survey support services comprised of conducting and implementing research, design, development, delivery, implementation and analysis of the intended activity.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, or a directly related field with an emphasis on assessment and evaluation research design, methods and analysis, and four (4) years of experience. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, an additional four (4) years' experience is required for a total of eight (8) years' experience.
  • Minimum four (4) years' experience in the following: Training or appropriate education in Research Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, or any other related fields with an emphasis on assessment and evaluation research design, methods, and analysis
  • Implementing needs assessment and evaluations focused on human performance
  • Educational program design and evaluation
  • Demonstrated performance implementing interview techniques, focus groups, data collection and analysis, report writing, and written/graphic presentations
  • Minimum four (4) years' experience conducting survey services. Two (2) years' experience within the past three (3) years in the following: Survey consultation and research development, interview techniques, focus groups, data collection and analysis, survey management, report writing, and written/graphic presentations
  • Current and active High Level Government Clearance

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Survey design, development, delivery, and implementation
  • Report writing and written/graphical presentation(s)
  • Training or appropriate education in Educational Research, Instructional Design, Industrial, or any directly related fields
  • Identifying human performance gaps and non-training related barriers
  • Educational program design and evaluation
  • Demonstrated performance in interview techniques, survey design, focus groups, data collection and analysis, report writing, and written/graphic presentations
  • Development and implementation of evaluation strategies
  • Applying Kirkpatrick and Phillips evaluation models
  • Training or appropriate education in Research Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or directly related fields with an emphasis on applied research and program evaluation

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated outstanding level of professionalism in providing administrative support, including ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for a senior management team
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary

A Chance to Earn $5,000.00*

If you refer an applicant with a current and active high level security clearance and they are hired for one of the following positions, you may be eligible for $5,000.00. Go to clearedjobs@icfi.com to submit your referral's resume. Make sure to include your name and contact information.

 *To receive credit for the referral you must forward the candidate's resume to clearedjobs@icfi.com by 11/30/2015. Candidate must be new to ICF International and once hired, be in good standing for 30 Days. In cases of multiple referrals of the same person, only the earliest referral will be credited. All payments will be reported for tax purposes and you must complete the required paperwork. Because of possible conflicts of interest, federal government employees are not eligible for the referral offer. Your candidate MUST be hired to one of the requisitions above to be eligible for the referral offer.

Contact information Email: clearedjobs@icfi.com

           

 

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