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  • 02/03/2016 1:28 PM | Anonymous

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    About the Organization

    Are you an assessment professional looking for an exciting opportunity for challenging research and development work?   We are looking for you to join us at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) established the consumer bureau.  The central mission of the CFPB is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans.

    What We’re Looking For

    The position works in the Office of Human Capital, on the Talent Staffing team.  As an Employee Assessment Specialist/Personnel Psychologist, you will be responsible for advising hiring managers on the use of assessments; developing assessment and announcement materials; and serving as an assessment specialist resource within the Talent Staffing team.

    Job Duties

    The following are the duties of this position at the CN-53 (Broadly equivalent to the GS-13). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
    As an Employee Assessment Specialist, you will:

    • Analyze job requirements and content to establish criteria for classification, selection, training, and other related personnel functions. Observe and interview employees to obtain information regarding job requirements, job satisfaction and other relevant position information.
    • Develop psychometrically sound and useful tools, including interview techniques, rating scales, and psychological tests used to assess skills, abilities, and interests for the purposes of employee selection and promotion, leadership development, or for assessing individual, group and organizational effectiveness.
    • Develop surveys and scales and uses survey methodology to assess employee opinion, organizational climate and culture, and organizational effectiveness.
    • Advise CFPB managers concerning personnel, managerial, and organizational policies and practices and their potential individual, group level and organizational effects; develop and implement methods and tools for assessing and measuring individual and organizational effectiveness; provide guidance to managers in evaluating relevant data as indicators of effectiveness.
    Job Requirements

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience at the CN-53 level: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-52 grade level in the Federal service (For qualification purposes, the CN-52 is broadly equivalent to the GS-12). For this position, specialized experience is defined as development and application of psychometrically sound and effective tools for the assessment of individuals and organizations. This experience should reflect direct experience (1) recommending and conducting organizational assessments to support an organization's goals and mission; (2) analyzing candidate and employee assessment challenges and identifying cost-effective screening and assessment tools; (3) leading or supporting research studies to develop or identify and implement assessment tools for human resources decision making; and (4) applying competency-based tools and strategies for employee selection and development purposes.

    Specialized Experience at the CN-52 level:
     You must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the CN-51 level. (For qualification purposes, CN-51 is broadly equivalent to the GS-11 level.) For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience assisting in the development and application of psychometrically sound and effective tools for the assessment of individuals and organizations. This experience should reflect direct experience (1) recommending and conducting organizational assessments to support an organization's goals and mission; (2) analyzing candidate and employee assessment challenges and identifying cost-effective screening and assessment tools; and (3) leading or supporting research studies to develop or identify and implement assessment tools for human resources decision making.

    Specialized Experience at the CN-51 level:
     You must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the CN-40 level. (For qualification purposes, CN-40 is broadly equivalent to the GS-9 level.) For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience assisting in the application of psychometrically sound and effective tools for the assessment of individuals and organizations. This experience should reflect direct experience (1) conducting organizational assessments to support a division’s goals; (2) analyzing candidate and employee assessment challenges and assisting in the identification of cost-effective screening and assessment tools; and (3) supporting research studies to develop or identify and implement assessment tools for human resources decision making.

    Education Requirements at the CN-51, CN-52, & CN-53 levels:

    You MUST have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree that included a major field of study (i.e., amount of credit hours equivalent to 24 semester hours) or equivalent in psychology.

    How to Apply

    The is position is being filled at grade level 51, 52 or 53 (broadly equivalent to federal General Schedule GS-9,11,13).  See vacancy announcement(s) for full details or to apply on or before February 9, 2016:

     


  • 01/28/2016 5:52 PM | Anonymous

    Monster Government Solutions

    Location: McLean, VA

    About the Organization

    The MGS Professional Services organization works with state and federal government clients to provide comprehensive Human Capital Management solutions. Our team has unparalleled experience and expertise in a variety of activities, including Competency Modeling/Job Analysis; Survey Design/Administration; Assessment Development/Validation; Workforce and Succession Planning; Skill Gap Analysis; Recruitment and Selection; Training; Career Mapping; and Change Management. Our team works closely with client subject matter experts to capture critical information and implement human capital initiatives.  

    Job Overview:

    • Provide internal and external consulting services across a broad spectrum of Human Capital Management needs;
    • Manage and deliver consulting products and services to federal, state, and local government clients;
    • Cultivate client relationships and develop new business opportunities;
    • Increase customer satisfaction through continuous improvement and delivery of quality products and services.

    Core Responsibilities:

    • Analyze customer requirements and design/execute customized human capital solutions;
    • Define and manage the resources required to complete consulting engagements;
    • Conduct HR systems analysis, stakeholder analysis, and process mapping; 
    • Develop and validate competency models in support of multiple human capital initiatives;
    • Develop and validate applicant and employee assessments in support of multiple human capital initiatives;
    •  Facilitate Subject Matter Expert (SME) panels for job analysis and assessment tool development in a technology-based, solutions environment;
    • Perform item analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of assessment and selection tools;
    • Identify workforce competency gaps and conduct action planning to drive gap closure;
    • Support the user adoption of technology products and processes through established change management activities; and
    • Develop new consulting opportunities and assist with creating client proposals.

    Required Skills/Experience:

    • Graduate degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in Organizational Psychology or a related discipline from an accredited University;
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in an internal or external role involving the management of human capital consulting projects;
    • Experience with competency modeling and assessment tool development/validation for various purposes, including selection and workforce planning;
    • Experience providing change management support to ensure end user adoption of products or services;
    • Experience managing client projects, including identifying needed resources, executing project tasks, and conducting close-out activities.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and U.S. Citizenship.

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • Experience developing/validating of a broad range of competency-based assessment tools, including structured interviews, training and experience-based (T&E) questionnaires, and work sample tests;
    • Experience designing, developing, and administering large-scale surveys;
    •  Experience planning and conducting competency gap analysis projects;
    • Experience applying program evaluation techniques and methods;
    • Experience with database management and statistical analysis on large datasets using software programs such as SAS or SPSS;
    • Experience implementing assessment solutions using online platforms/tools;
    • Experience providing human capital consulting services to federal government clients.

    How to Apply:

    If interested in applying or learning more about the position, please contact Tim Lagan at Tim.Lagan@monster.com.

  • 01/28/2016 5:30 PM | Anonymous

    US. Secret Service

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    About the Organization

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Personnel Research Psychologist ($77,490 - $119,794) 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.

    JOB SUMMARY

    Responsibilities

    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, 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.

    §  Designing and revising Secret Service policies and operating procedures as they relate to human capital initiatives. 

    §  Preparing comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining operations.

    Qualifications

    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 www.usajobs.gov 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 number for this job opportunity is HUM-TF040-16-DE.

    Applications will be accepted through February 8, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.   


  • 01/27/2016 6:25 PM | Anonymous

    DEA

    Location: Arlington, VA

    TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.

    Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, an unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Research and Analysis Staff at the Drug Enforcement Administration located in Arlington, VA is looking for I/O psychologists to support the important mission of the DEA.  Our staff supports a full range of HR initiatives, including entry-level and promotional assessment, leadership and organizational surveys, and performance management.  Please refer to the links below for additional information.

    TRAVEL REQUIRED

    • Occasional Travel
    • Occasional

    RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

    • No

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Drug testing designated position

    DUTIES:

    This position is located in the Human Resources Division; Arlington, VA

    The incumbent(s) will perform the following duties:

    • Conducts data collection and /or analysis, including regression analysis, correlational analyses,.
    • Provides a full range of operational human resources management and advisory services for a large or complex multi-mission organization.
    • Coordinates personnel programs involving promotion policies and procedures.
    • Develops tests and performs validity and reliability of selection and promotion instruments.
    • Coordinates personnel programs and policies involving Special Agents and other DEA personnel.
    • Provides agency-wide advisory, consultative, and technical services to Human Resources Staff and all levels of line managers.
    If interested in the position, please follow one of the links below for more information.

    DEA Personnel Psychologist GS-0180-12/13. 

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/427079600

    Merit Promotion Personnel Psychologist GS-0180-12/13.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/427082100

    Read more about our organization and mission here:

    http://www.dea.gov/about/mission.shtml


  • 01/26/2016 2:49 PM | Anonymous
    Recruiter will provide the institution name and job details - if interested please contact our recruiter Gavin Turner at Gavin.Turner@insightglobal.net

    The Professional Services organization works with state and federal government clients to provide comprehensive Human Capital Management solutions. Our team has unparalleled experience and expertise in a variety of activities, including Competency Modeling/Job Analysis; Survey Design/Administration; Assessment Development/Validation; Workforce and Succession Planning; Skill Gap Analysis; Recruitment and Selection; Training; Career Mapping; and Change Management. Our team works closely with client subject matter experts to capture critical information and implement human capital initiatives.  

     Purpose of Job:

    • Provide internal and external consulting services across a broad spectrum of Human Capital Management needs;
    • Manage and deliver consulting products and services to federal, state, and local government clients;
    • Cultivate client relationships and develop new business opportunities;
    • Increase customer satisfaction through continuous improvement and delivery of quality products and services.

     Responsibilities:

    • Analyze customer requirements and design/execute customized human capital solutions;
    • Define and manage the resources required to complete consulting engagements;
    • Conduct HR systems analysis, stakeholder analysis, and process mapping; 
    • Develop and validate competency models in support of multiple human capital initiatives;
    • Develop and validate applicant and employee assessments in support of multiple human capital initiatives;
    • Facilitate Subject Matter Expert (SME) panels for job analysis and assessment tool development in a technology-based, solutions environment;
    • Perform item analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of assessment and selection tools;
    • Identify workforce competency gaps and conduct action planning to drive gap closure;
    • Support the user adoption of technology products and processes through established change management activities; and
    • Develop new consulting opportunities and assist with creating client proposals.

     Required Skills/Experience:

    • Graduate degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in Organizational Psychology or a related discipline from an accredited University;
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in an internal or external role involving the management of human capital consulting projects;
    • Experience with competency modeling and assessment tool development/validation for various purposes, including selection and workforce planning;
    • Experience providing change management support to ensure end user adoption of products or services;
    • Experience managing client projects, including identifying needed resources, executing project tasks, and conducting close-out activities.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and U.S. Citizenship.

     Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • Experience developing/validating of a broad range of competency-based assessment tools, including structured interviews, training and experience-based (T&E) questionnaires, and work sample tests;
    • Experience designing, developing, and administering large-scale surveys;
    • Experience planning and conducting competency gap analysis projects;
    • Experience applying program evaluation techniques and methods;
    • Experience with database management and statistical analysis on large datasets using software programs such as SAS or SPSS;
    • Experience implementing assessment solutions using online platforms/tools;
    • Experience providing human capital consulting services to federal government clients.

     

  • 01/14/2016 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    Aon Consulting
    Location: Opportunities to work remotely or in NY, NY; Atlanta, GA; or Washington, DC

    About the Organization

    Aon is the world's premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm, with offices in more than 120 countries. We offer global insurance, reinsurance, risk management and human resources job opportunities that will empower your career. As an intern, you will be assigned to report to one of our experienced Industrial-Organizational Psychologists whose role it is to mentor you and provide you with a wide range of challenging, real world business experience. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of projects and activities to enable interns to learn extensively about consulting and the opportunity to apply I-O training to solve problems in the world’s largest organizations. The environment is flexible and supportive, giving interns the ability to work remotely and vary working hours based on a school or dissertation schedule.

    All interns will be provided with an Aon Hewitt computer, though initial work may be done on a personal computer with SPSS and reliable email. Interns must have access to a working phone for internal and client calls. Phone charges, internet, etc. for those working remotely are not reimbursed. Office space may be available to those wishing to work in an office in NYC, Atlanta, or Washington DC.

    About the Job

    Position Summary
    Interns assist consulting project teams by performing activities to support the development, validation, and implementation of various selection and assessment solutions for clients. Typical activities include research, competency development, job analysis, assessment development (i.e., role plays, checklists), item writing, data gathering, data cleaning, data merging, data analysis using Excel and SPSS, technical documentation, and providing support to consultants on client calls and meetings. Interns should have most of their time focused on client work. Interns work as contract employees with most of their time on spent short-term project assignments. This position focuses on Selection & Assessment expertise (with focus on technical work and data analysis).

    Hours and Term
    Internships last from 6 months to 2 years, with a review to extend by the interns’ manager at 6 months. Hours are 20 to 40 per week (depending on student's schedule and Aon Hewitt's client needs) and 50%+ availability during daytime business hours. Internships are capped at 2 years, with intern positions being focused on contractor work arrangements (via our partner).

    Pay
    The pay schedule is as follows:

    • Starting wage $17/hour with pay and performance reviews every 6 months.
    • Increases are made in $2 - $4 increments per manager discretion (with Service Line Leader approval). Any raises are based on performance and level of achievement in PhD program (i.e., defending Master’s thesis) and must adhere to a 6 month schedule.
    • Total hourly pay shall not exceed $25 per hour.

    Job Requirements
    Principle Duties and Responsibilities

    • Heavy focus on selection and assessment, with special focus on validation, technical reports, analyses, and SPSS.
    • Coordinate and execute logistical aspects of projects, communicating with clients as needed.
    • Revise standard materials (e.g. data collection tools, competency models, technical reports, validation results, assessment materials, leadership reports) to reflect client specific needs and contribute to the development of new materials.
    • Analyze validation or other assessment-specific data and manage data sets, using Excel and SPSS.
    • Create client presentations or technical documentation, including exhibits and appendices; research, compose, and review sections of technical documentation in accordance with professional guidelines and standards.
    • Facilitate and ensure quality of data collection sessions at client’s sites to support validation or other data requirements.
       

    Required Skills
    Written and Oral Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Work Orientation, Interpersonal Skills, Teamwork, Attention to Detail, Data Analysis, Research Design, Technical Skills (in the areas of Competency Modeling, Validation Strategies, Job Analysis, Employee Selection and Assessment, statistics, SPSS, and MS programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). Technical Experience with situational judgment tests or simulations is preferred.

     
    Required Qualifications

    • Enrolled in a PhD program, with ABD status preferred
    • Willingness to travel in the USA should the need arise


    Application Instructions
    Email resume with “Assessment Internship” subject line to dixie.l.pritzl@aonhewitt.com.

  • 12/16/2015 4:10 PM | Anonymous
    Human Capital Consultants LLC. 

    Location: Columbia/ Laurel, MD

    The People Analytics Manager/Data Scientist will be responsible for establishing our HR workforce analytics function and managing the day-to-day operations including developing the metrics, modeling and governance for human capital analytics and tools. This individual will be in an exciting new role that will help build the organization’s strategic capabilities for workforce analytics and predictive modeling.

    The People Analytics Manager/Data Scientist will be responsible for creating and managing a strong data modeling, analytical and reporting function for the Human Resources Services Department. He/she will guide the formulation of the imperative questions to be asked and produce the supporting data for organizational decision-making. This role will also be responsible for leading the development of internal HR staff skills as they adopt workforce analytics as a regular part of their roles. The People Analytics Manager/Data Scientist will utilize Visier, our selected workforce analytics solution, to gather data and present information and findings to management in an effective and meaningful manner with regular and ad-hoc reports. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead implementation of workforce analytics tools and capabilities to support a culture of data driven decision making
    • Lead the workforce analytics adoption effort within HRSD and the Laboratory
    • Develop, analyze, interpret and prepare a summary of data to provide relevant, meaningful, decision-quality data and analyses to support strategic initiatives, drive business decisions and process improvements
    • Create key performance indicators and reporting methods for all HRSD functions to assist in assessing the effectiveness of practices
    • Identify and recommend additional qualitative and quantitative reports to implement relating to Human Resources and strategic goals
    • Effectively interface with the HR Insights and Planning team which is a small and dynamic team comprised of staff at various organizational levels.
    • Partner with IT Department to develop an HR business intelligence capability
    • Partner with all functions within HRSD (Employment, Staff Benefits, Compensation, Training and Development, Department Service Teams (HR Business Partners), Environmental Health and Safety, etc.) and other functions to understand and deliver on their data needs; from standard reporting, workforce planning support, to executive level analysis and recommendations
    • Provide coaching and training on the use and interpretation of metrics
    • Utilize technology and analytical tools to develop, analyze and interpret HR workforce data
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders and departments
    • Deliver effective presentations of findings and recommendations to multiple levels of stakeholders
    • Contribute to the development of workforce analytics to provide management insight through metrics, dashboards, full-spectrum analysis and predictive modeling
    • Create, maintain, and ensure quality assurance of Human Resources data sets, reports, and metrics
    • Ensure timely completion of key deliverables and other project management
    • Ensure absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information

    Qualifications:

    • BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree in I.O. Psychology or a Business/Information Technology-related field with strong course work in analytical fields such as Statistics, Mathematics, Data Management, or Finance
    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in an analytical role in consulting and/or Human Resources
    • A minimum of two (2) years of leadership experience
    • Exceptional analytical skills and experience performing workforce analytics at a broad organizational level
    • Proven skills in data analysis, interpretation, visualization and presentation
    • Strong attention to detail and data accuracy
    • Solid project management skills, including organizing, prioritizing and managing resources
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal and writing skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and execute multiple work streams at once
    • MA/MS Master’s Degree in HR, IO Psychology or Business-related field
    • Strong and recent experience in statistical analysis software (SAS, SPSS, Excel)
    • Consulting or client facing experience
    • Advanced Excel skills (experience with VBA)
    • Strong understanding of data modeling
    • Experience with Visier Workforce Analytics tools

    Qualified and interested candidates should forward their resumes to Milton Hall Mhall@HumanCapitalLLC.Com.

     

  • 12/08/2015 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Agency for International Development

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    Job Announcement Number:  16-0057-DOT

    USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.


    You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

    This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), Center for Performance Excellence (CPE), Performance Management (PM) Division. CPE/PM is responsible for managing, evaluating and recognizing exemplary performance. This includes managing all matters pertaining to the agency's Foreign Service (FS), Civil Service (CS), Senior Foreign Service (SFS) and Administratively Determined (AD) performance evaluation systems, as well as the administration of USAID's incentive, performance, and Presidential award programs, and pay for performance for the SFS. The incumbent will consult with business unit stakeholders to identify needs and develop assessment strategies tailored to meet current and future human capital needs. The position will also serve as a subject-matter expert on performance management processes and will lead the design, development and implementation of new performance management processes for the FS/SFS and CS. This will include training HR and business unit personnel on performance management practices and tools as well as the workforce.

    AID-16-0057-DOT is open to All US Citizens concurrently with this announcement.

    TRAVEL REQUIRED

    • Not Required

    RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

    • No

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • Applications will only be accepted from United States Citizens.
    • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
    • Most recent SF-50 showing tenure code "1" or "2" (see Required Documents).

    DUTIES:

    As an Personnel Psychologist, you will:
    • Serve as a consultant to business unit stakeholders to identify needs and develop talent assessment strategies tailored to meet current and future human capital needs around performance and talent management;
    • Serve as a subject-matter expert on performance management processes and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines (i.e. Uniform Guidelines on employee selection procedures, negotiated agreements, and EEO laws);
    • Prepare comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining human capital operations, specifically around performance management;
    • Manage and conduct job analyses, competency modeling, test validation and other measurement­ related research including preparation of technical reports;
    • Design and revise USAID policies and operating procedures as they relate to human capital initiatives;
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to educate, inform and influence stakeholders on performance management programs;
    • Work with external contractors, overseeing various aspects of contract administration, quality control, contractors performance, financial tracking, and invoice processing;
    • Train HR and business unit personnel on performance management practices and tools.

    SALARY RANGE:

    $107,325.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Monday, December 7, 2015 to Monday, December 21, 2015

    For more information and to apply, please click here
  • 12/08/2015 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Agency for International Development

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    Job Announcement Number:  AID-16-0057-DOT

    USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in four regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.


    You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

    This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), Center for Performance Excellence (CPE), Performance Management (PM) Division. CPE/PM is responsible for managing, evaluating and recognizing exemplary performance. This includes managing all matters pertaining to the agency's Foreign Service (FS), Civil Service (CS), Senior Foreign Service (SFS) and Administratively Determined (AD) performance evaluation systems, as well as the administration of USAID's incentive, performance, and Presidential award programs, and pay for performance for the SFS. The incumbent will consult with business unit stakeholders to identify needs and develop assessment strategies tailored to meet current and future human capital needs. The position will also serve as a subject-matter expert on performance management processes and will lead the design, development and implementation of new performance management processes for the FS/SFS and CS. This will include training HR and business unit personnel on performance management practices and tools as well as the workforce.

    16-0057-DOT is open to Status eligibles concurrently with this announcement.

    TRAVEL REQUIRED

    • Not Required

    RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

    • No

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • Applications will only be accepted from United States Citizens
    • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance
    • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service
    • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required
    • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period

    DUTIES:

    As an Personnel Psychologist, you will:
    • Serve as a consultant to business unit stakeholders to identify needs and develop talent assessment strategies tailored to meet current and future human capital needs around performance and talent management;
    • Serve as a subject-matter expert on performance management processes and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines (i.e. Uniform Guidelines on employee selection procedures, negotiated agreements, and EEO laws);
    • Prepare comprehensive recommendations for improving/streamlining human capital operations, specifically around performance management;
    • Manage and conduct job analyses, competency modeling, test validation and other measurement­ related research including preparation of technical reports;
    • Design and revise USAID policies and operating procedures as they relate to human capital initiatives;
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to educate, inform and influence stakeholders on performance management programs;
    • Work with external contractors, overseeing various aspects of contract administration, quality control, contractors performance, financial tracking, and invoice processing;
    • Train HR and business unit personnel on performance management practices and tools.


    SALARY RANGE:

    $107,325.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Monday, December 7, 2015 to Monday, December 21, 2015

    For more information and to apply, please click here


  • 12/08/2015 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    American Institutes for Research

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    The American Institutes for Research is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

    AIR's Workforce and Lifelong Learning program has been at the forefront of applied research to enhance the performance of individuals and organizations. AIR has focused on this critical need for over 60 years since our founder, John Flanagan, began developing combat pilot selection procedures to identify candidates who were best suited for these high-stress jobs.

    Through innovative research and the application of evidence-based practices, AIR supports the development of high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. Our work encompasses the entire life cycle—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provides our government and commercial clients with unique insight and solutions. Our experts apply research-based principles in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs required for maximizing human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

    AIR is currently seeking a Senior Quantitative Researcher for our Washington, D.C. office.

    Responsibilities:

    The Senior Quantitative Researcher works on several projects providing analytical or statistical support with responsibilities to include:

    • Applying appropriate techniques to collect, organize, and analyze quantitative data
    • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures
    • Creating and piloting quantitative data collection instruments
    • Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise
    • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work
    • Managing or leading projects or tasks
    • Preparing technical reports and journal articles
    • Presenting findings to clients and to the public
    • Assisting in developing and drafting business proposals
    • Mentoring research associates, sharing his/her approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing positive and constructive feedback on the work of others

    Qualifications:

    • A Ph.D in Educational Measurement, Quantitative Psychology, Statistics, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, or related field, with at least 5 years of relevant work experience in test development and applied statistical analysis.
    • Able to apply advanced statistical methods and communicate effectively about these methods to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Highly proficient in Excel, SAS, SPSS and/or R, and open to learning new statistical tools as required by different projects.
    • Experience with large and/or complex data files, including a variety of file types such as .dat, .xlsx, .xml, .sav, and .sas7bdat.
    • Knowledge of classical test theory, item response theory, scaling and equating.
    • Project management and business development experience is a plus

    AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8746/senior-quantitative-researcher/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration.  EOE.

    Contact:

    Carolyn Kenny, Recruiting Assistant

    Phone: (202) 403-5829 / Email: ckenny@air.org

     

     

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