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  • 04/07/2018 7:09 PM | Anonymous


    Location: Arlington VA

    Product Research and Development, Principal Research Scientist (SHL-58039)

    SHL is seeking a Principal Research Scientist to join our interdisciplinary R&D team. The Principal Research Scientist will work with other social scientists, data scientists, and product managers to develop and enhance our leader assessment and talent development solutions.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Strategic Leadership:

    • Actively monitoring cutting-edge trends and proactively anticipating needs of the marketplace
    • Sustaining a thorough understanding of company capabilities and experience, and formulating ideas for transitions to new areas of organizational and personal capability
    • Actively monitoring activities of competitors and helping formulate strategic plans
    • Identifying workable and persuasive solutions to the most complex client needs
    • Conceives and executes strategies that prompt repositioning and reaction by competitors
    • Fosters the organization’s visibility among current and potential clients 

    Technical Leadership:

    • Develops and applies expertise in multiple technical areas relevant to the business (e.g., personality measurement, psychometrics, data analysis, performance management, job analysis, selection)
    • Develops and applies expertise with technology concepts and applications related to assessment, database design, data management and visualization, advanced analysis techniques, and some proficiency with newer programming languages (e.g., R, VB, Java, Python)
    • Serves as a source of expert guidance to other staff on specific technical areas (e.g., EEOC issues, advanced analytic techniques, job knowledge tests, IRT, synthetic validation)
    • Helps to ensure the overall quality of the department’s work and promote positive reputation with clients
    • Develops and maintains a reputation within the scientific and/or professional community for a program of research or area of expertise, and produces innovative research or techniques that can be replicated and marketed to new clients

    Project work:

    • Independently directs or provides oversight for the most complex, difficult, and challenging projects
    • Manages multiple challenging projects simultaneously
    • Engages senior leaders as advocates and enablers to ensure projects achieve desired business outcomes

    Staff Management:

    • Serves as a role model of professionalism and respect, valuing divergent opinions and diversity
    • Works collaboratively across team, group, and department boundaries, and puts organizational interests above own or team interests and willingly provides assistance to others when needed
    • Directs the work of and mentors project staff, providing coaching and feedback to improve product quality and staff skills
    • Effectively assigns and monitors staff work on projects and provides guidance to ensure quality results

    Internal/External Client Interaction:

    • Serves as a key point of contact for internal stakeholders and takes responsibility for fully managing relationships, including helping define needs, negotiating requirements and changes in scope, and ensuring excellent customer service. This will occasionally include external clients as well.
    • Develops effective and productive relationships with key internal stakeholders and external clients
    • Makes effective presentations to internal and external audiences (including clients and the professional community)

    Experience and Educational Requirements:

    • PhD in I/O Psychology or related area
    • Demonstrated expertise in research/consulting work as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, books/book chapters, conference presentations, history of successful product development and client engagements
    • 10+ years post-academic consulting/research experience

    More about SHL

    SHL, the global leader in talent innovation, helps companies transform productivity through deeper people insight. Powering the future of business, our data and tools are proven to drive stronger, more sustainable business outcomes. 

    Our unrivaled assessment science, benchmark data and analytics empower leaders and their teams to make confident, data-driven people decisions, when it matters most – transforming the way organizations recruit, manage and develop talent. With 40-years of talent expertise, we’re a trusted technology partner to more than 10,000 companies in 150 countries, including 80% of the FTSE 100 and 50% of the Fortune Global 500. Learn more at 

    Please apply directly on our website at

  • 03/23/2018 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Location: Washington DC and Kansas City, MO

    Open Period: 3/22/2018 to 4/05/2086

    Salary: $103,759 to $ 148,967/ Per Year

    Series & Grade: GS-0180-14/14

    About the Job

    The Personnel Research Psychologist position is located in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) HR Solutions (HRS) Assessment & Evaluation Branch (AEB).   AEB provides assessment services on a reimbursable basis to other Federal agencies and offers a fast-paced environment where your duties and responsibilities require interacting at all levels, across multiple offices, within and external to HRS and OPM. AEB has three sections. The anticipated position is in AEB's Selection and Promotion Assessment (SPA) section. 

    SPA develops, validates, and administers cognitive and non-cognitive competency assessments for selection, promotion, and diagnostic purposes to include written and non-written tests, job knowledge tests, performance tests, and computer simulations; and conducts job analyses and provides assessment training and support.   

    If selected, you will be responsible for leading one or more project teams to develop innovative assessment tools, conduct job analyses, and advise agencies and internal senior management on developing and implementing assessment strategies.   

    As the Personnel Research Psychologist responsible for USA Hire content management, you will serve as an assessment expert and provide assessment support for the content management component of USA Hire.  USA Hire is an online assessment platform that provides Federal agencies with cutting-edge assessments to identify top talent.  Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Administer the content management component of USA Hire in direct coordination with the USA Hire program office.
    • Lead the development of innovative USA Hire assessment tools, including designing and coordinating Government wide job analysis studies, creating test content, developing scoring and weighting protocols, and creating technical documentation.
    • Lead the ongoing maintenance of USA Hire assessment tools, including designing and implementing maintenance strategies, securing and analyzing data related to item characteristics/performance and item exposure, and item refresh activities.
    • Coordinate with individuals across OPM to establish and implement program policies related to assessment content.
    • Design research studies and conduct data analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of USA Hire and its tools and processes.
    • Coordinate and provide input to management and other stakeholders on USA Hire content management responsibilities.
    • Lead one or more project teams to develop and/or contract for innovative assessment tools.
    • Conduct Government wide and/or agency job analyses.
    • Advise agencies and internal senior management on implementing assessment strategies.

    Job Requirements

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Complete the initial online assessment and USA Hire Assessment, if required
    • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
    • Telework may be authorized.


    Basic Requirements

    • Applicants must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited or pre-accredited academic institution leading to a bachelor's or higher degree with a major or equivalent in psychology to receive further consideration.
    • In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, applicants must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience must demonstrate all of the following:
    • Technical Competence: Using knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of industrial/organizational psychology or related field (e.g., applied social psychology, applied research/evaluation) to develop practical solutions to assessment problems, including experience with assessment development and validation methods; AND
    • Data Analysis: Knowledge of statistics, including experience using a major statistical analysis package such as SPSS, SAS, or R; AND
    • Leading/managing projects involving conducting job analyses, performing statistical analyses and developing tests/assessment tools consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures); AND
    • Financial Accountability: Experience monitoring project or program budgets to include experience negotiating funding with management or agency officials; monitoring budget progression including overages or underutilization; determining pricing for operational activities; determining estimated costs for products or services; and managing resources to ensure delivery within budgeted amounts.

    How to Apply:

    For a full description and to apply, visit:

    NOTE: Merit Promotion, VEOA, and Non-Competitive Eligible applicants can apply via:

  • 03/20/2018 4:57 PM | Anonymous

    Department of Defense

    Location: Arlington, VA


    There is on opening for a GS-15 Research Psychologist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Accession Policy Directorate.  Incumbent is responsible for policy formulation, planning, program review and analysis of military personnel section and job classification, develops concepts, policies, and plans pertaining to operational programs associated with the assessment of enlisted and officer applicants' qualifications; monitors and evaluates the Department's educational enlistment policy; and is responsible for testing program resource oversight to ensure mission success in accordance with applicable regulations and policies.  Please go to the USAJobs link for more detail:

  • 03/08/2018 8:31 PM | Anonymous

    FTI Consulting

    Location: McLean, VA


    FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment.  With more than 4,100 professionals in 25 countries, we work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring.  Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields including: certified turnaround professionals, forensic accountants, corporate investigation specialists, intellectual property specialists, former political leaders, former chief executives, Nobel Laureate economists, banking and securities professionals, certified public accountants, e-discovery professionals, corporate, financial and crisis communications specialists, chartered financial analysts and industry experts. Since our founding in 1982, clients have turned to us for high-stakes issues that require specialized expertise.  We are the company engaged to work behind the headlines on some of the biggest news stories of the last two decades including the Bernie Madoff investment securities scandal, the Stanford Financial Group investigation, the 2010 Gulf oil spill crisis, the Major League Baseball steroid investigation, and high profile corporate restructurings including Lehman Brothers, General Motors and CIT, just to name a few.

    If you are interested in becoming part of a fast growing company and contributing to history-making engagements, read on.


    The Senior Compensation Analyst will be responsible for providing compensation analysis and support on all Executive and non-Executive compensation and employee recognition items globally. The role will report to the Director, Compensation and play an important role in executing day to day activities as well as projects.  The role will be primarily responsible for running analytics for the team and will have an integral role in executing compensation initiatives.  


    • Provide analytical expertise and support on executive and non-executive compensation matters.  Example activities include supporting the annual compensation process, executive reporting (Say on Pay, Compensation Committee work, etc.) and market data analyses for non-executives.
    • Help to drive the adaptation of segment compensation philosophies
    • Oversee survey participation and search for new opportunities. 
    • Lead small to mid-size compensation projects
    • Prepare analyses and presentations for the Compensation Committee
    • Design and prepare ad hoc compensation reports for management
    • Contribute ideas to improving compensation programs and processes
    • Provide analytical support to ensure successful execution of the year-end merit increase and bonus payment cycle
    • Work with HRIS team to ensure compensation data is loaded into our various HR systems
    • Support compensation regulatory compliance processes

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 3-5 years of related experience in Compensation Administration
    • Bachelor’s Degree required

    Requirements and General Skills:

    • Comfortable working with ambiguity
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Recognizing and maintaining confidentiality of work materials
    • Willingness to learn HR systems/procedures/functions
    • Willingness to take initiative and ownership of projects
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
    • Self-motivated and proactive
    • Exhibits strong customer service competency

    Technical Skills:

    • Very strong PowerPoint and Excel skills (know nested if statements, v-lookups and pivot tables) required
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Access a plus
    • Experience with scenario modeling and other analysis a plus
    • Working knowledge of HRIS systems, specifically PeopleSoft a plus
    • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) a plus

    FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Apply here:

  • 02/23/2018 9:32 AM | Anonymous

    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

    Location: Arlington, VA

    Vacancy Details

    Announcement Number:


    Follow this link to access job announcement and apply:

    Hiring Agency:

    DHS/Transportation Security Administration

    Position Title:

    Personnel Psychologist

    Open Period:

    02/20/2018 - 03/05/2018

    Format MM/DD/YYYY


    SV - 0180 J


    (USD) $96,552 - (USD) $149,651

    Promotion Potential:


    Duty Location(s):

    2 Vacancies in

    Arlington, VA, US

    For More Info:

    HR Help Desk


    Who May Apply:

    Open to all U.S. Citizens.

    Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 28.22%.

    This position is located in Arlington, VA.

    Security Clearance Required:


    Duration Appointment:


    Marketing Statement:

    Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.               


    Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life.  In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here

    This position is also being announced through Government-Wide procedure under Announcement #HQ-OHC-18-429064-G. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements.

    Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

    Supervisory Position:


    Relocation Authorized:


    Travel Required:

    Occasional Travel

    Occasional travel is required.

    Conditions of Employment:

    You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National. You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance. Selective Service registration is required. See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section


    This Personnel Psychologist position is located in the Workforce Assessments Branch of the Workforce Assessments and Position Management & Classification Division, Office of Human Capital (OHC) Recruitment and Hiring Directorate, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as a principal technical specialist for large and complex assessment projects to meet organizational needs and address workforce management issues requiring the application of new and emerging theories, approaches, and testing methods. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Serving as a team lead in developing and validating assessments for hiring, promotion, and certification. Evaluating the validity of current and proposed testing methods and applications to ensure job relatedness and the ability of the agency to defend its assessment criteria in third party forums. Reviewing assessment strategies, processes and procedures, making recommendations to management on appropriate assessment tools and procedures, and conducting content and criterion related validation studies of assessment systems.
    • Planning and carrying out comprehensive job analyses and competency modeling studies requiring extensive research, literature reviews, and focus groups in order to ensure effective data collection, survey design, and subsequent data analysis. These team efforts may result in new approaches and methodologies for gathering and assessing information, identifying and evaluating critical competencies, or assessing workforce behaviors.
    • Interpreting data and communicating technical information (e.g., results, recommendations) to non-technical and senior level audiences.

    Qualifications and Evaluations



    You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.


    You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation.  You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position.  We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

    When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans’ Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee.  At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.

    Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures.  Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

    Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Desirable (Quality Ranking) Factors as determined by the job analysis.

    Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined by the job analysis.

    Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs as determined by the job analysis.

    Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on
    veterans’ preference.


    BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants must have a four year degree with a major or equivalent in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or a related field, for this position. You must attach copies of your transcripts to this application to verify your degree(s). These can be unofficial copies.

    To qualify for the SV-J Pay Band (equivalent to GS-14), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-I Pay Band or GS-13 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Specialized experience is defined as: 

    • Applying test theory and utilizing psychometric methodology to develop employment tests and assessments (e.g., job knowledge tests, cognitive ability tests, situational judgement tests, structured interviews);
    • Performing statistical analyses and interpreting the results to examine psychometric properties and determine the effectiveness of assessment tools;
    • Designing and evaluating assessments in accordance with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Principles and Uniform Guidelines to ensure legal defensibility.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Benefits and Other Info


    Additional Benefits:

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select “Benefits.” Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position (e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these circumstances.

    Other Information:

    Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies.  Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at:

    To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.  

    DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about
    E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an
    Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual.  Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information,
    click here.

    Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.

    More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

    If you are entering TSA employment on an appointment without time limitations, you must serve a basic trial period unless you have already met the requirement.

    TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information
    click here.

    common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

    Veterans and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.

    Your application must include:

    1. Resume
    2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
    3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)

    Follow this link to access job announcement and apply:

    We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply.  The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 10:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Sunday.  If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to or fax 1-877-872-7993.  

    When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns.  

    Required Documents:

    In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on  Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service (a veteran who was honorably discharged from the armed forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active duty service), or education or a combination of education and experience:

    DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge.

    SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later.

    Transcripts - If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

    What to Expect Next:

    The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.

  • 02/14/2018 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    Northrop Grumman

    Location: Falls Church, VA

    US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

    Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

    Travel: No


    An internship or co-op at Northrop Grumman is unique. Sure, you’ll learn new skills, explore our enterprise, network with experts, connect with thought leaders, and finish with a resume that opens doors. But you’ll gain something even more valuable: pride in what you’ve done. Join us and launch your career. We’ll support you with training, employee resource groups, and our shared vision of global security.

    The enterprise Performance, Engagement, and Measures organization within the Talent Management Center of Excellence is seeking a summer intern. The intern will support the enterprise engagement and inclusion survey, training and development evaluations, and planned and ad-hoc research projects across the employee life-cycle (e.g., onboarding, manager assessments). This is a great opportunity for a student to build applied skills in areas central to industrial/organizational psychology.


     Basic Qualifications:

    • Candidates must be currently enrolled full-time pursuing a Masters or PhD from an accredited college/university program in industrial/organizational psychology or related field
    • Completed coursework in relevant areas (e.g., research design, personnel psychology, organizational psychology, human resource development, motivation, leadership)
    • Experience in survey design and analysis
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
    • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and navigate ambiguous situations
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Current PhD student
    • Minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher

    Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

  • 02/01/2018 11:35 PM | Anonymous

    Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

    Location: 655 K St NW #100, Washington, DC 20001

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is seeking a Manager, Admissions and Selection Research to join the program in conducting research and development on medical school admissions and residency selection, including evaluation of current processes and development of new tools and resources to aid the admissions and selection process. The work will include job analysis, needs analysis, development of new tools (e.g., SJTs, video interviews, biodata, etc.), big data analyses, and validation studies. This work will be conducted through partnerships with medical schools, residency programs, AAMC staff from multiple clusters, and contractors.

    The Manager will lead some aspects of this work and will be expected to contribute intellectually to others. S/he will be responsible for conceptualizing new assessments (e.g., SJT, SVI, etc.), designing research to develop and evaluate new tools, managing implementation of research and development projects, and planning and conducting outreach efforts to support them. The Manager will also be responsible for directing the work of AAMC staff and contractors who are assigned to the project, as well as working with AAMC leadership and constituents to ensure understanding and support for the new assessments. The Manager will be responsible for leading planning and implementation of complex statistical and psychometric analyses, including traditional validity analyses, CTT, Generalizability Theory, IRT, and machine learning techniques


    Plan and execute research, development, and implementation of new tools for use in admissions and selection

    • Lead research and development projects to create new assessments to measure non-cognitive attributes (e.g., SJT, SVI, etc.) and evaluate the psychometric properties and value of new tools  developed for use in medical school admissions and residency selection
    • Develop and facilitate job analysis and content-oriented data collection methods (interviews, focus group protocols, job observation, job analysis questionnaires, etc.)
    • Design and conduct content-oriented, concurrent and predictive criterion, and transportability validation studies
    • Design research to evaluate the psychometric properties and validity of new tools and evaluate the benefits and risks of new tools for use in medical school admissions and residency selection, including traditional validity analyses, CTT, Generalizability Theory, IRT, and machine learning techniques.
    • Work with AAMC colleagues and vendors to address potential operational issues (e.g. number of administrations) that need to be considered during research and development efforts


    Manage project team including vendors, AAMC colleagues, and constituent partners to on research and development efforts for new tools

    • Plan and manage the AAMC staff and vendor’s work (e.g., tasks, staffing needs, etc.) to ensure that projects are completed and meet AAMC’s high standards
    • Plan and monitor project timelines to ensure that vendors’ work is accurate and completed in a timely manner
    • Plan meeting with the external Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to ensure that new assessments adhere to technical best practices and appropriate research is being conducted to support their use in a high-stakes selection context
    • Plan and monitor administrative and legal aspects of projects, such as the focus framework, non-disclosure agreements, data usage agreements, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that all projects are in compliance
    • Plan and monitor project budgets, including being responsible for tracking and paying invoices


    Build relationships with key constituents and AAMC leadership ​

    • Lead outreach efforts for the new assessments to gather constituent input and build support and buy-in for the new assessments
    • Work with constituent advisory group to plan and execute research and communication efforts to support new tools
    • Create and deliver presentations (PowerPoint, Webinar, Talks, etc.) at constituent meetings
    • Deliver presentations and answer questions from AAMC leadership when called upon to explain the project



    A Master's degree is required for this role; Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Psychometrics, Educational Measurement, Quantitative Psychology or related field with an emphasis on assessment and selection, psychometrics, and validation

    A minimum of 8 years of related work experience is required for this role



    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of personnel selection and validation research.
    • Advanced knowledge of research design, statistics, and psychometrics.
    • Advanced skills in the full suite of Microsoft Office products, Windows, and database environments. 
    • Advanced SPSS or SAS or R.
    • Experience managing large projects and complex business processes.
    • Experience managing vendors.
    • Able to work in a consensus-based decision making environment.
    • Strictly observes AAMC policies regarding confidentiality of information and personally identifiable information.
    • Strong verbal and writing skills necessary to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders including AAMC staff and constituents.
    • Demonstrates maturity, tact, and sound judgment in dealing with AAMC staff and constituents.
    • Time-management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple, critical tasks while maintaining a high level of service and attention to detail and adhering to a strict schedule.
    • Skill in managing project timelines. Escalates issues appropriately.  Identify sources of problems and recommend solutions.

    If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions.  One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative​​ Action Employer.  The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

    Apply here:

  • 02/01/2018 11:21 PM | Anonymous


    Location: Remote

    We’re looking for a world-class behavioral science expert to advance our efforts to improve the quality of life for millions of professionals around the world. People today live longer, and are wealthier, than ever before, but our happiness is decreasing. At BetterUp, our coaches partner with working professionals to help them thrive both professionally and personally. Our mission is to help every leader pursue their lives with clarity, purpose, and passion.

    BetterUp is currently seeking a senior, innovative, experienced, and highly trained behavioral scientist passionate about unlocking human potential through coaching. BetterUp’s SBS will engage with C-suite and VP level executives at Fortune 1000 companies to design novel, transformational coaching programs for their employees. The SBS will be expected to build rapport with senior level executives, advise them on best-practice behavioral solutions to organizational challenges, and strategically manage the relationship using a consultative approach to present solutions mapped to BetterUp offerings.

    BetterUp’s SBS will serve as an expert advisor and contributor throughout the sales process. They will provide subject matter expertise to support account executives in educating prospective buyers about BetterUp’s scientific methodology, and in partnering to design each custom deployment. In later stages, BetterUp’s SBS will partner with customer success on operationalizing that design, and on its execution. Over time, they will continue to support that customer as their Chief Behavioral Officer, consulting on expansion opportunities.

    In addition, our SBS will drive innovative research efforts to advance the science of coaching and behavior change. In these efforts they will partner both internally, with in-house experts, and externally, with world-class academic teams, to design and execute groundbreaking studies, filling gaps in the knowledge base supporting BetterUp’s work.

    At BetterUp you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with talented, motivated, and intellectually stimulating colleagues who thrive on helping organizations solve their most pressing behavioral business challenges.


    • Create innovative, flexible organizational coaching solutions that both meet the needs of each prospect or customer, and suit the goals of our business. SBSs should be able to translate between multiple behavioral disciplines (leadership development; positive psychology; behavioral economics; cognitive neuroscience; motivational science) to create one of a kind, best-in-class solutions for our prospects.
    • Drive innovative research in partnership with both internal and external experts in order to advance the science behind our work.
    • Demonstrate consistently excellent performance selling prospects and customers on the scientific value of our product, our model, our analytics, and our approach.
    • Collaborate seamlessly with account executives to advance prospects to purchasing decisions; and with customer success to execute on the organizational solutions that the SBS designs.

    Key Behaviors

    • Display poise and expertise in high-stakes conversations to inspire buyer confidence.
    • Demonstrate unerring responsiveness to internal customers, including sales, customer success managers (CSM), and coach ops.
    • Professionally nurture external relationships with prospects and customers over time to support sales and expansions.
    • Effectively explain complex scientific concepts to laypeople in the form of clear, polished presentations. Support marketing efforts aiming to do the same.
    • Think creatively and interdisciplinarily, crossing academic silos to inform innovative solutions.
    • Develop a deep understanding of BetterUp’s coaching service and wraparound technology platform.
    • Learn continuously to stay on your edge in the relevant scientific literature.
    • Flexibly solve prospect challenges, and optimize for business constraints.
    • Collaborate without ego, willing to take on small tasks and large.


    • Hold a PhD or an MD from a top-tier university in one of the following fields: psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, behavioral economics, psychiatry (if MD), organizational leadership, organizational development/change.
    • Minimum 5 years of business experience, ideally within an HR department or equivalent, with management experience.
    • Successful experience creating and guiding novel behavioral initiatives for large organizations.
    • Coaching experience a plus.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated desire for continued learning and development across different academic disciplines.


    • Full coverage medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Unlimited use, at your own discretion, vacation policy
    • “Volunteer days” to give back to your local community
    • Professional development through BetterUp coaching for you and a significant other
    • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement and promotion
    • Flexible work arrangements

    BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Apply here:

  • 01/26/2018 1:45 PM | Anonymous

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

    Location:  810 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20223

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently accepting applications until 02/16/2018 for the position of Personnel Psychologist ($96,970 - $148,967) (GS- 13/14) at its headquarters in Washington, DC. The selectee will be part of a team that delivers high-quality employment and organizational assessment services to VA and provides cutting-edge Human Resources management services with a specific focus on individual, organizational, and outcome assessment.

    This job is open to Federal employees, current or former competitive service employees, including:  merit promotion, career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), or transfer.

    Our Mission

    To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country.  Every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

    The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

    As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


    The Personnel Psychologist position is with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Recruitment and Placement Policy Service (RPPS) located in Washington, D.C. RPPS provides human resources services to support the 169 Human Resources Offices within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    The incumbent applies innovative assessment procedures and technologies to develop practical solutions to human resources management hiring and retention problems, and also provides emerging occupational assessment assistance and training to Human Resources Offices, management and employees.

    This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-14. At the GS-13 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence.

    Major duties and responsibilities includes but are not limited to:

    •                Provides current and emerging assessment options and models; identifies steps and variables to consider when developing an assessment strategy; develops and validates effective competency models and competency-based assessments for recruitment, selection and promotion and career development. These assessments are also used to measure aptitudes, interests, abilities and achievements levels as revealed by objective test in order to accurately evaluate candidates.
    •                Develops the agency assessment strategic plan which requires the application of the latest findings in the field of industrial/organizational psychology in such areas as personnel assessment and evaluation, theories of motivation, personnel recruitment and selection, psychometrics, compensation, training/training evaluation, job design and technology in the workplace. Develops adequate and appropriate criteria for required evaluation instruments construction and constructs various surveys, questionnaires and assessment tools. Reviews the technical adequacy of evaluation procedures, such as structure interview, assessment techniques, training, and leadership development practices and recommends enhancements.
    •                Creates assessment plans designed to implement one or more assessment tool for an organization, occupation, or a specific situation.
    •                The incumbent must be able to identify and eliminate barriers to effectively assess candidates. The Psychologist ensures that key players in the federal hiring process - hiring manager, HR professional, agency leaders and OPM, work together to create an effective assessment strategy. The incumbent works with hiring managers to reduce the narrow perception of assessment tools by involving them in the hiring process which leads to a better Federal hire.
    •                Works in concert with the Agency automated staffing system to support a large range of assessments options. Work with managers to produce meaningful assessment data to evaluate the effectiveness of the assessments.
    •               Participates in the development and revision of department qualification standards and facilitates training of professional standard board members in the application of qualification standards.
    •                Convenes and conducts panels of subject matter experts to develop occupational assessments with the goal of hiring new employees who possess the right competencies and will contribute to agency success. The incumbent explains the options to the subject matter experts and guides them to ensure they are devoted resources, invest sufficient time, and outline reasonable goals for agency success.
    •                Arranges for data collection; plans for the scoring and analysis of data for surveys and questionnaires for assigned projects. Instructs personnel in data collection procedures and in reporting methods, and supplies such other information as may be required.
    •                Prepares technical reports and summaries on the resulting findings and products. Makes recommendations as to whether to adopt conclusions or question findings because of methodological, procedural, or technical failings, as well as for inappropriate conclusions.
    •                Collaborates with the Human Resources Community to provide assessment training to Human Resources Specialist, hiring managers and senior leaders.        
    •          Performing a full range of supervisory functions.

    To Apply

    For a full description and to apply, visit: 

    Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2018 11:59pm EST.

  • 01/20/2018 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Secret Service

    Location: 950 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20223

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($114,590 - $148,967) at its headquarters in Washington, DC. This is a unique opportunity to join 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 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.
    • 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.

    To Apply

    Interested applicants should visit for application procedures. After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter the associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”. The job announcement number for this job opportunity is HUM-PM053-18-MP and HUM-PM053-18-DE.

    Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2018 11:59pm EST.

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