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  • 07/01/2015 11:07 PM | Anonymous

    Fields Consulting Group

    Location: McLean, VA


    Fields Consulting Group, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in personnel assessment for public safety clients, is seeking applicants for the position of I/O Associate.  The position will be filled by an individual who can work well within a team and independently to successfully complete testing projects.  


    Job Duties typically include, but will not be limited to, 

    • Conducting job analyses
    • Developing test content
    • Validating test content
    • Analyzing data
    • Administering tests
    • Training promotional candidates and test raters, and 
    • Providing feedback to test takers.  
    The position reports to the Director of Testing.  The person in this position will be headquartered at our office in McLean, Virginia, and will work on projects within the Washington DC area and nationally.  


    Education and Experience:

    • Masters or Ph.D. in I/O Psychology
    • Related experience in public safety and/or testing is preferred


    Skills and Attributes:  

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
    • Strong analytical and statistical skills
    • Strong PC skills (including expertise in Microsoft Office products and SPSS)
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work in team environment
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Ability to travel and work hours / weekends as needed


    Fields (www.fcgtesting.com), an Equal Opportunity employer.  


    Send resumes to the attention of Jennifer Flaig at jennifer.flaig@fcgtesting.com.



  • 06/26/2015 10:40 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.


    Responsibilities:

    The Intern will support current and future project efforts in a variety of areas that may include:
    • Job analysis
    • Personnel selection and certification
    • Test development and validation
    • Performance management
    • Program evaluation
    • Workplace surveys
    • Training needs assessment
    • Training evaluation

    Qualifications:

    • Currently pursuing a graduate degree in I/O Psychology, or related degree


    For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8567/industrial-organizational-psychology--fall-intern/job  .EOE.


  • 06/26/2015 10:28 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.


    Responsibilities:

    • 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-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.
    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/8580/quantitative-researcher/job  .EOE.

  • 06/17/2015 11:37 PM | Anonymous

    PDRI, a CEB company

    Location: Northern Virginia and Baltimore Area


    Learning Consultant II With TS/SCI Clearance - 
    Requisition #: 51486

    PDRI, a CEB company, is currently looking for a talented individual to join our fast-paced consulting team in the Baltimore, MD metro area, and Chantilly, VA. PDRI is a premier talent management consulting firm with a 40 year history of designing, developing, and implementing customized and innovative solutions to meet complex, sensitive, and unique challenges. Our training consultants work in a team-based environment to identify client needs and develop and implement custom solutions to meet those needs. We leverage insights from what the best companies do to help organizations solve their toughest problems. 


    You will make an impact in this role by:

    • Applying knowledge of instructional strategies, learning principles, and delivery solutions
    • Developing instructional approach and analysis/instructional strategy plans and presents them to clients and implements the approach
    • Managing specific tasks or processes directly related to their own work (e.g., training needs analysis, curriculum design document, storyboards, training evaluation) and projects with guidance and then independently conducting consulting activities with minimum, if any guidance
    • Independently developing deliverables
    • Developing and delivering learning products and deliverables on time
    • Leading presentations with clients

    Basic Qualifications:

    • A TS/SCI security clearance is required for this position. 
    • A Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design or a related field;
    • 3 to 5+ years work experience in a related field 
    • Solid knowledge of core learning topics such as all phases of the ADDIE process, Section 508, SCORM, adult learning theories and delivery technologies 
    • The ability to interact effectively with clients
    • The ability to communicate well and make compelling presentations to customers
    • A high level of attention to detail 
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and teamwork skills 

    CEB, the leading member-based advisory company, equips more than 10,000 organizations around the globe with insights, tools, and actionable solutions to transform enterprise performance. By combining advanced research and analytics with best practices from member companies, CEB helps leaders realize outsized returns by more effectively managing talent, information, customers, and risk. Member companies include 90% of the Fortune 500, nearly 75% of the Dow Jones Asian Titans, and more than 85% of the FTSE 100. More at cebglobal.com. 


    Known as an innovative growth firm, CEB is hiring experienced professionals and early careerists in exciting locations around the world. Learn more about our opportunities at cebcareers.com.


    CEB is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


    For more information and to apply, please click one of the following links: 


    Baltimore: https://ceb.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=51486


    Northern Virginia: https://ceb.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=50641

  • 06/14/2015 6:06 PM | Anonymous

    Delta Airlines, Inc.

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    Please note: this posting will only be active until 06/28


    MANAGER-EMPLOYMENT COMPLIANCE
    Requisition #: 252062
    Atlanta, GA

     

    Responsible for managing and monitoring post conditional job offer hiring process components governed by federal, state, and local regulations. Responsibilities include daily oversight and management of pre-employment background checks, criminal history records checks, and I-9/E-Verify, to include auditing associated policies, processes, and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance and the utilization of effective business processes.
    Responsible for ensuring corporate compliance with federal, state, and local Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity related laws and regulations, including developing and implementing the federally required Affirmative Action Program; conducting OFCCP and other government agency audit preparation and compliance reviews; handling internal requests for EEO data and reports; as well as conducting statistical and other required reporting for federal, state, and local agencies.


    Responsible for monitoring and evaluating all aspects of selection processes, from a compliance perspective, to include reviewing job analyses and validation studies.


    Responsible for developing and implementing measures for conducting internal audits of staffing and employment processes, including process mapping, data analysis, and formulating recommended solutions.


    Responsible for leading and managing staff performing the day to day activities associated with post conditional job offer hiring process components governed by federal, state, and local regulations.


    Develops both strategic and tactical plans that create a safety-conscious environment resulting in employee safety and well-being.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelors level degree required. A concentration in HR or I/O Psychology strongly preferred.
    • Minimum of 4 years' experience with AAP/OFCCP compliance, including experience with OFCCP audits, AAP development and implementation, and federal contractor required reporting (including federal, state, and local).
    • Minimum of 4 years' experience with employment compliance processes, including analysis and validation of selection processes, pre-employment background checks, criminal history records checks, and I-9/E-Verify.
    • Prior Supervisory experience required.
    • Must have proficient knowledge of and practical experience with employment compliance laws and regulations, including but not limited to EO11246, VEVRAA, Section 503, and UGESP.
    • Must be able to manage multifaceted projects simultaneously in conjunction with performing day to day activities with minimal direction.
    • Must be able to analyze data, form conclusions, and propose recommendations and prepare written executive decks.
    • Must have strong writing skills and experience with writing executive decks.
    • Must be able to lead, direct, and manage direct reports including performance management of day to day activities, and team/individual development.
    • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work without close supervision, as well as the ability to work under pressure on multi-tasked projects with strict time constraints.
    • Must possess strong analytical, problem solving, investigative, coaching, and facilitation skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to work effectively with employees and all levels of management within the company, as well as various organizations and agencies external to Delta.
    • A high degree of professionalism and confidentiality is required.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS OfficeOutlook, and MS PowerPoint.
    • Able to travel, as needed, including overnight trips.

     

    For more information and to apply, please click the following link:
    https://delta.greatjob.net/jobs/EntryServlet?media=IVO&job=NUREA&reqId=252062

     

  • 05/18/2015 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a dynamic organization that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on our past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow conceptualize, build, integrate, and support intelligence systems. Much of our work requires high-level security clearances, and the descriptions and details of this work are classified.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Training and Professional Services, the Manager for Police Management Services has primary responsibility for client-centered services that include but are not limited to problem-specific technical assistance, organization and staffing studies, patrol deployment analyses, and comprehensive operations and management evaluations.  In addition, serves as team member of the Training and Professional Services Division, providing consulting services to police agencies in the areas of personnel testing, assessment centers, executive search, and training.


    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provides fee-based consulting services to local, state, federal, and tribal police agencies, delivering practical recommendations to improve effectiveness, productivity, best practices, and professionalism of police services.
      Prepares proposals, including work plans, staffing plans, and budgets.
    • Leads and manages service efforts, employing IACP staff and contract consultants.  The Manager is required to conduct major portions of the study and to work with study teams in the field.
    • Remains sensitive and responsive to client needs during study periods.
    • Exercises quality control during study periods, including problem correction and cost accountability.
      Presents, explains, and justifies study findings and recommendations in public settings. 
    • Recruits and trains, and managers a broad range of law enforcement subject matter experts who serve as associate consultants in support of IACP Professional Services engagements.
    • Drafts, edits, and produces complex and extensive technical reports.
    • Serves as staff liaison to IACP committees or sections as assigned.
    • Collaborates and provides support for other divisional activities. Assists in the design, development, and delivery of consulting services to agencies on a contract basis for personnel testing, assessment center, executive search, and training services. 
    • Assists in the delivery of domestic and international training.
    • Other duties assigned by the Assistant Director of Training and Professional Services, Director of Training and Professional Services, IACP Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Education and Experience: Master’s degree in relevant discipline required.
    • Formal training in law enforcement management, organizational analysis or Industrial/Organizational Psychology is preferred.
    • Ten (10) years of job-relevant experience.  Work at a command level in a law enforcement agency is a preferred experience. 
    • Equivalent combinations of advanced education and experience will be considered.
      Skill Requirements: Core knowledge and skills requirements include:

    For more information and to apply, please click here

  • 05/18/2015 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    The KEYW Corporation
    Location: Annapolis Junction, MD

    KEYW delivers cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence solutions to U.S. Government and commercial customers. Our services include a full range of technical and program management capabilities needed to conceptualize, build, integrate, and support intelligence systems.

     

    Description:

      
    Designs, develops, and revises tests and/or assessments for virtual learning and instructor-led training and evaluation programs. Ensures integrity of task analysis training requirements, training hierarchies, instructional materials and evaluation plans. Manages the test development activities of an item development team as lead test developer. Creates job-knowledge tests and performance-oriented assessments.

    Required Skills:

    • Selects and develops the appropriate assessment and/or testing methods for learning solutions (virtual, face-to-face)
    • Applies validity and reliability standards to ensure test and/or assessments are psychometrically sound
    • Revises tests and/or assessments based on beta and pilot offerings of learning programs
    • Collaborates with instructional designers/developers to integrate formative and summative tests and/or assessments into the course content of learning programs
    • Works with subject matter experts and instructional designers/developers to develop/ensure learning objectives are measurable and translate those objectives into the appropriate testing and/or assessment strategy
    • Knowledgeable and/or skilled at applying Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation in order to develop appropriate strategies for measuring learning outcomes
    • Develops behaviorally-related rating scales that emphasize job relevant competencies
    • Designs and develops job simulation exercises with behaviorally-based rating scales based on job competencies
    • Develops and utilizes paper or electronic assessment instruments, such as multiple-choice selected responses, open ended, essay, case studies, performance-based tasks, role-play, pre-and post-tests, and simulationsApplies psychometric theory to construct valid, reliable, and legally defensable tests and measures of knowledge and/or performance-based assessments of learning and behavioral objectives

    Degree & Experience:  Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Instructional Design and Human Performance Improvement (or similar degrees) with 8 years of experience in workplace job performance assessments and/or evaluations. MS Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Instructional Design and Human Performance Improvement (or similar degrees) with 10 years of experience in workplace job performance assessments and/or evaluations.

    Clearance:  Positions require a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.

    KEYW is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE, Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

    For more information and to apply, please click here

  • 05/18/2015 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    Arlington County

    Location: Arlington, VA

     

    Arlington County, VA Government seeks to fill a key position in its Human Resources Department with primary responsibility for developing, maintaining and proactively managing the full recruitment and selection life cycle for a variety of positions throughout County government. A stone's throw from the Nation's Capital, Arlington offers a competitive salary, a fast paced, challenging and work friendly work environment, and an excellent benefits package.  Work with our highly collaborative HR team is focused on customer service, innovation, reliability and efficiency. This position will work closely as a strategic Business Partner with hiring managers to identify staffing needs and to define and develop a recruitment plan and selection strategy to meet those needs through talent acquisition.

    Specific duties include:

    • Designs, develops and creates recruitment strategies to innovate the recruitment process, which includes proactive plans to fill vacancies and enhance Arlington's brand as an Employer of Choice in key and specialized markets;
    • Develops recruitment plans that fully utilize different tools and resources (including but not limited to professional career websites, job boards, social media, etc.) as part of a full cycle recruiting strategy;
    • Builds and maintains an understanding of the business, operations and organizational structure of assigned agencies;
    • Develops an understanding of the essential functions of the position being recruited as well as of the qualifications that are critical to job success;
    • Creates (writes) the job announcement for the position, ensuring that complete and accurate information about the duties of the job, selection criteria, special requirements, work conditions, work hours, type of position, etc. is provided in a clear, concise and appealing manner;
    • Provides subject matter expertise to hiring managers throughout the recruitment life cycle to include recruiting market trends, sourcing approaches, interview training, interview assessments, salary negotiation techniques, etc.;
    • Develops an appropriate evaluation strategy or selection method with a focus on streamlining the screening process and identifying top talent who meet critical competencies; applies evaluation strategy or selection method fairly and consistently;
    • Ensures that recruiting and selection processes and documentation are in compliance with legal requirements and affirmative action;
    • Manages the applicant tracking system (NEOGOV) to ensure efficiency and data integrity;
    • Responds to inquiries from applicants received through a variety of sources regarding any and all aspects of the County's recruiting and selection process providing responses by telephone, email or in person;
    • Develops and provides training for all levels of employees on the recruiting and selection life cycle;
    • Leads/actively participates in initiatives undertaken to enhance approaches to talent identification, attraction and acquisition;
    • Tracks/provides recruiting/selection metrics provides regular reports to supervisor/manager to assist in understanding effectiveness of practices.

    NOTE: This position may be filled as a full-time or part-time position and may be filled at any level, including the entry level, within the established broad band depending upon qualifications.  The pay band above encompasses entry through senior-level work.

    Selection Criteria:

    Online application required.
    MINIMUM: A combination of education and experience equivalent to Bachelor's degree in Industrial /Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management, Public Administration or a related field PLUS professional recruiting or staffing experience in a municipal or corporate environment involving a variety of occupations.

    Key areas of consideration:

    • Experience managing the employee life cycle and recruiting process including implementing strategies to attract the best talent;
    • Experience proactively working with hiring managers to drive the recruitment and selection process;
    • Experience in job analysis for the purpose of determining the essential functions of a job as well as the minimum and desirable qualifications for the position;
    • Experience with online sourcing and recruiting (i.e. job boards, sourcing mechanisms, and social recruiting platforms);
    • Experience building strategic partnerships focused on talent management;
    • Experience which demonstrates focus on organizational effectiveness and adaptability to change management;
    • Ability to communicate, work and relate professionally and effectively with all levels of internal and external customers;
    • Strong computer skills in MS Word and Excel as well as applicant tracking systems;
    • Superior oral and written communication skills;
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a focus on creating innovative solutions to recruitment or selection challenges;
    • Ability to leverage technology to multi-task, organize and meet tight deadlines;
    • Ability to leverage networks to identify best practices and implement new initiatives;
    • Strong knowledge of employment laws and government compliance regulations that affect recruitment and selection practices;
    • Strong experience and demonstrated success in facilitating customer relationship management and achieving excellent customer services.

    Desirable:

    a) Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
    b) Experience developing oral panel or interview questions for a variety of positions (i.e entry level, executive level, professional or technical positions).
    c) Experience in other HR disciplines, such as benefits, employee relations, payroll and/or classification & compensation,
    d) SPHR, PHR or other human resources-related certification.

    Each section of the application must be completed.  A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application.

    For more information and to apply, please click here

  • 04/22/2015 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    All Native Systems, L.L.C

    Location: GREENBELT, MD

     

    All Native Systems, LLC is a member of the All Native Group family of companies. The All Native Group is the Government Services Division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. The All Native Group provides a wide variety of services including IT support services, enterprise architecture, information assurance, ITS, professional management services, task order digitization, construction management, construction security services, telemedicine, health management, and logistics.

    The person selected for this position will be responsible for collection, organization, and study of equal employment data.  This position also provides support with statistical concepts and tools to perform work as a contractor for a federal Agency.   

    Job Duties:
    • Works collaboratively with the client organization to develop and maintain statistical models to support various programs 
    • Provides detailed explanation of complex statistical techniques along with findings, conclusions and recommendations
    • Provides strong written and verbal communication of data intricacies and conclusions to clients, stakeholders, etc.
    • Provide, properly interpret and communicate data findings and associated implications to Center management   
    • Collect and analyze statistical data to identify and predict trends

    Education and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Sociology or related field (PhD preferred).
    • Demonstrated mastery of statistical analysis and research principles, concepts, and practices of any applicable specialty.
    • Skill using standard social science statistical analysis technology sufficient to evaluate and draw appropriate conclusions from data.
    • Ability to communicate in writing to provide technical advice and information on programs, policies and procedures and technical reports and briefing papers.
    • Knowledge of professional and legal standards, principles and guidelines related to employee selection, program evaluation, adverse impact analysis, and organizational research and data collection protocols sufficient to serve as an expert witness in legal proceedings.
    • Ability to conduct surveys, including developing the study and sampling plan, collecting and analyzing the data, and reporting the findings.
    • Expertise in population modeling and statistics.
    • Excellent customer service, written and verbal skills.
    • Demonstrated self-direction, commitment and willingness to work with diverse groups of people.
    • Well organized and able to manage multiple priorities in a deadline driven environment.
    • Experience working with Federal Government clients. 
    • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite with expert proficiency in Excel spreadsheets, and fully versed in IBM SPSS predictive analytics software.
    • Travel may be required 3-4 times per year to other GSFC locations.

    To apply, please click here


  • 04/21/2015 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Location: Washington, DC

     

    Pathways Intern Student Trainee (Personnel Research Psychologist).  The Personnel Research and Assessment Division (PRAD) of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has one Student Intern opening (GS-199-05/07, salary range: $34,415 - $55,421 per year) in its Washington, DC office.  Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, May 8, 2015.

    PRAD specializes in personnel selection and supports the assessments used to hire and promote CBP employees.  Students should have strong analytical skills and a desire to learn. At the end of the internship, students may be converted to a permanent position in PRAD.

    Job Duties:

    • Assist with the preparation of documentation on tests in the area of personnel research psychology.
    • Assist in the development, validation, and implementation of test instruments for selection and promotion; coordinate with the training academies in collecting training data for use as criterion measures; design and participate in research validation studies; and establish validation and other research databases.
    • Assist in conducting psychometric analyses on tests and conduct research on a variety of human resources issues.
    • Assist in proofreading, performing statistical computations and assembling tests and surveys.

    Students must be enrolled in a course of study with academic career goals related to Industrial/Organizational Psychology. 

    For more information about this position and to apply, please visit the announcement on USA Jobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/401158700

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