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  • 05/06/2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Merit Systems Protection Board's Office of Policy and Evaluation

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Apply herehttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567269600

    This is a non-supervisory senior research analyst position with the Office of Policy and Evaluation which has Governmentwide impact on how the Federal workforce is managed. You will design, conduct and report on studies of the Federal merit systems and human capital management policies and practices. Your responsibilities will include developing research methods; working with employment-related datasets; conducting statistical analyses; and presenting and documenting your data and findings.

    Responsibilities:

    • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
    • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Monitor and analyze Federal HR issues and initiatives on a continuing basis and recommend specific merit system studies.
    • Research and provide guidance on HR policies, programs, and practices.
    • Conduct studies, to include study design, research and field work, data and issue analysis, and writing a study report that presents findings and recommendations to the President, Congress, and Federal agencies.
    • Consult with and advise the office director and staff and other senior MSPB officials about the significance and consequences of study findings and recommendations.
    • Develop and maintain professional contacts with senior staff of Federal agencies, professional associations, employee and management organizations, and other stakeholders.
    • Represent MSPB before policymakers, Federal agencies, and stakeholders to explain MSPB programs and research, obtain information, and discuss studies.

    Requirements:

    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
    • As a condition of employment, satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of a background investigation and/or fingerprint check may be required for this position.
    • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service).
    • Direct Deposit : Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
    • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
    • This vacancy has a local commuting area requirement, as defined below: The area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Extensive knowledge of public sector HR policies and practices and the ability to analyze, interpret, and apply them to complex and diverse organizations and workforce needs.
    • Strong analytical skills to identify research issues, arrive at findings that are both fact-based and principled, and make supportable and persuasive recommendations.
    • Exceptional writing skills to convey information to technical and nontechnical audiences
    • Skill in managing complex projects.
    • Experience in conducting program evaluations or similar analyses of HR-related programs
    Desirable Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques
    • Proficiency in influencing others to accept new practices, policies, and regulations
    • Knowledge of employment law

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

    GS-13: To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to--

    • Provide advanced practical advice to managers or other staff members regarding human resources laws, rules, and regulations in two specialized areas (e.g., recruitment, staffing, pay, classification, performance management, employee relations, training, or human resources oversight).
    • Design and implement assessments of complex human resources processes and systems with assistance from supervisors and other experts.
    • With some guidance, make sound recommendations about HR policies and programs that have significant organizational impact.

    GS-14: To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to-

    • Provide interpretation of and expert advice on human resources laws, rules, and regulations in at least two specialized areas (e.g., recruitment, staffing, pay, classification, performance management, employee relations, training, or human resources oversight).
    • Plan, design, and conduct assessments of complex human resources processes and systems.
    • Independently make sound recommendations about HR policies and programs that have significant organizational impact.

    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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education:

    This position does not have an education qualification requirement.



  • 05/06/2020 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    TechWerks

    Location: Silver Spring, MD

    https://www.careerbuilder.com/jobs?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=Techwerks+research+associate&location=20910

    TechWerks LLC (TechWerks) is a rapidly growing company that has been supporting the VA and DOD for over 9 years. With over 100 employees and annual revenue of 15 million, TechWerks is a proven company with a highly respected leadership team consisting of career military veterans dedicated and committed to supporting the military and veteran communities. TechWerks specializes in healthcare information technology, training, analytics, and clinical research.

    As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), our success is attributed to our corporate culture focused on client and employee satisfaction. TechWerks prides itself on the ability to recruit and retain industry experts who are known for providing highly services to our VA and DOD customers. Our commitment to utilizing the most effective resources and providing the highest quality services is characterized by a client-focused, collaborative approach where communication, transparency and integrity are paramount.

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Associate with the following requirements:

    Perform a variety of research associate functions in support of behavioral health research efforts and resilience training development for the military. This work includes conducting literature reviews, preparing reports and presentation briefs, developing resilience training materials, and supporting data collections in the field.

    Assist with developing questionnaires, research training materials, and technical guides.

    Coordinate travel and some aspects of study logistics with research teams to successfully conduct data collections in field settings.

    Conduct scanning, quality control, data entry, and analysis of survey data collected from behavioral health research studies.

    Prepare research posters, reports, and briefs of research findings for national meetings and military leaders.

    Proofread and edit article manuscripts in collaboration with principal investigators and researchers.

    Develop and maintain research protocol files in accordance with human subjects protection regulatory guidelines throughout the life of protocol.

    Provide assistance to TechWerks HQ staff as needed on proposal writing projects and all job-related progress reports/technical reports.

    Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.

    Participate in trainings and other related duties as required and assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Must have a Master’s degree in public health or a related field with an interest in implementation science and evaluation of behavioral health programs. 

    Must have excellent English / writing and interpersonal skills; Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook; Previous experience preferred in survey scanning programs such as Remark or Scantron and statistical software such as SPSS or STATA.

    Must have at least one year full time work experience in public health, psychology, or a related behavioral health field.  U.S. citizenship or permanent resident is required. 

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex office procedures and techniques relating to position.

    Physical capabilities: work may involve long periods of standing.

    Work Environment: office environment; may require working evenings and weekends.

    Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.

    The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.corporate culture focused on client and employee satisfaction. TechWerks prides itself on the ability to recruit and retain industry experts who are known for providing highly services to our VA and DOD customers. Our commitment to utilizing the most effective resources and providing the highest quality services is characterized by a client-focused, collaborative approach where communication, transparency and integrity are paramount.

  • 05/04/2020 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Location: Atlanta, GA

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is building out an internal I-O consulting unit and looking to add a Master’s or PhD-level I-O psychologist to the team. The team takes on a variety of efforts related to selection and assessment, training and development, and organizational analysis/effectiveness for the Agency. This is an exciting opportunity to take on I/O projects and initiatives that have a profound impact on the Agency's mission of protecting society from health threats.

    All applications must be submitted through the USAjobs portal. The application opens Thursday April 30th, and closes Wednesday May 13th.

    All applications must be submitted through the following portal by 5/13/20:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/565887100

    Please contact Dr. Peter Seely with any questions at off6@cdc.gov or (404) 498-5547.

  • 04/30/2020 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Secret Service

    Location: Washington D.C.

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervisory Personnel Research Psychologist ($121,316 - $157,706) to lead 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 high 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.

    Responsibilities

    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.

    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 developing and guiding others in the development of these assessments.

    To Apply

    Interested applicants can get more information and apply through the following links:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566630000 (Public Job Announcement) and

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566631000 (Merit Promotion).

    Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2020, 11:59 pm EST. This position is in Washington, DC.

  • 04/28/2020 8:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Amazon’s Talent Assessment team designs and implements groundbreaking hiring solutions for one of the world’s fastest growing companies. We work in a fast-paced, global environment where we must solve complex problems (ranging from research-based to technical) and deliver solutions that have impact.

    We are seeking personnel selection researchers with a strong foundation in the development of pre-hire selection assessments, traditional and alternative legally defensible assessment validation approaches, research methodology, and data analysis. Preferred candidates will have a experience in applying new methodologies and technology such as machine learning and natural language processing. We are looking for equal parts researchers and consultant/thought leaders who are highly adaptable and continual learners who thrive in a fast paced environment.

    You will work closely with global teams to design and experiment new hiring solutions that predict success for highly complex roles (technical and non-technical) that have great impact on Amazon globally (for example, AWS, Kindle, Retail, and Business & Development).
    What you’ll do:

    • Lead the tactical development and execution of large scale, highly visible personnel selection research projects
    • Develop and iterate on experimental research studies to optimize qualitative and quantitative hiring strategies
    • Develop and innovate on new pre-hire test assessment design, validation, and implementation
    • Partner with internal and external technology teams
    • Influence executive project sponsors and multiple business and development teams across the company
    • Drive effective teamwork, communication, and collaboration across multiple stakeholder groups

    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field
    • 5 years of relevant experience in applied selection practices, job analysis, test development, and validation
    • Foundational skills in conducting experimental research studies and data analysis
    • Proficiency in at least one statistics program (SPSS, R, SAS, etc.)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field
    • 5-10 years of relevant experience in applied selection practices, job analysis, test development, and validation
    • Strong internal consulting skills and a track record of influencing stakeholders
    • Proven skills in experimental research design

     

    To apply, submit your application here: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1097400/senior-research-scientist


  • 04/24/2020 12:12 PM | Anonymous

    General Dynamics Information Technology

    Location: Remote, Bethesda, MD, and Falls Church, VA

    https://www.gdit.com/careers/job/1449ec13b/training-program-evaluator-human-capital-consultant/

    General Dynamics Information Technology’s (GDIT) Strategy and Performance Group provides human capital consulting aimed at improving the performance and productivity of the federal workforce.  We are a group of approximately 80 professionals with backgrounds in industrial/organizational psychology, human resource management, statistics, strategic planning, public policy, public administration, economics, communications, business administration and project management. Our consultants work to develop, implement, evaluate, and improve human capital processes and programs for our federal clients. Projects frequently involve data analytics, survey research, program evaluation, organizational strategy consulting and assessment design, validation, and evaluation. 

    We are looking for a human capital consultant to:

    ·       Preform training evaluations to track the program’s effectiveness and efficiency,

    ·       Conduct statistical analyses to include visualizing data and communicating the meaning of the results to non-technical stakeholders,

    ·       Meet and work with our clients to ensure their satisfaction,

    ·       Facilitate workshops and meetings up with a various stakeholders, and

    ·       Write technical reports and delivering presentations. 

    Qualified applicants should meet the following criteria:

    ·       MS in Industrial/Organizational psychology (or a related field) and 3+ years of consulting experience,

    ·       Experience working with government clients (desirable),

    ·       Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and proficiency with SPSS, Excel, Tableau and/or other data management, analysis and visualization tools

    ·       Experience designing and conducting training evaluation using Kirkpatrick’s model,

    ·       Experience facilitating focus groups with subject matter experts and stakeholders,

    ·       Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and

    ·       Strong written and oral communication skills.

    We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

    GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

    Please apply at the following link or reach out to Danielle.stroffolino@gdit.com with inquiries. Apply here: https://www.gdit.com/careers/job/1449ec13b/training-program-evaluator-human-capital-consultant/



  • 04/24/2020 12:06 PM | Anonymous

    United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security

    Location: Washington D.C.

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Personnel Research Psychologist ($86,335 to $157,709) 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.

    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.

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

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

    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 can review the job announcement and apply through the following links:

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566378800 (Public Job Announcement) and https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/566379100 (Merit Promotion).

    Applications will be accepted through May 13, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.


  • 04/03/2020 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Government Employees Onlyhttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564536600

    Public Job Announcementhttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/564764900

    Responsibilities

    • Participating in the development of innovative assessment tools, including designing and coordinating job analysis studies, creating test content, developing scoring and weighting protocols, and creating technical documentation related to activities;
    • Developing measurement concepts and tools including: written tests, interviews, training and experience assessments, etc. which are applied in the recruitment, selection and retention of employees;
    • Applying psychometric and performance measurement, experimental design, descriptive and inferential (including advanced statistics), and other analytic methods;
    • Participating in the ongoing maintenance of assessment tools, including designing and implementing maintenance strategies, securing and analyzing data related to item characteristics/performance and item exposure, and item refresh activities; and
    • Conducting assessor and test administrator training.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
    • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
    • You must successfully pass a drug screen.
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
    • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
    • Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
    • Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    • Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    • One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

    Qualifications

    Basic Education Requirement: You must possess a bachelor's (or higher level) degree with a major or equivalent in psychology. In addition to meeting the above basic education requirement, you must also meet the following minimum qualification requirements:

    You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:

    Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:

    • Developing and implementing research plans and conducting complex statistical analyses;
    • Assisting with developing assessments and organizational surveys;
    • Assisting with focus groups and surveys to collect job analysis data; and
    • Carrying out project activities to develop tests consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures), including item development or review; and documenting research. OR
    Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

    You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
    • Leading/managing part of a project or working on projects involving conducting job analyses, performing statistical analyses and developing tests/assessment tools consistent with professional and legal requirements (e.g., Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures) or leading/managing part of a project or working on projects involving designing and administering organizational surveys, performing statistical analyses, facilitating focus groups, conducting action planning, and conducting HR program evaluations;
    • Using knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of I/O 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;
    • Knowledge of statistics and experience using a major statistical analysis package (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R); and
    • Designing selection assessment strategies for various occupations.

    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

    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.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: 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.

    Additional Information

    Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    E-Verify: 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.

    Suitability: 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.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. VeteransPeace Corps/VISTA volunteers, 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 required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.


  • 03/24/2020 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI)

    Location: Washington D.C.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Works collaboratively with senior leadership to establish the priorities and goals for process improvement as well as provide leadership direction for these projects.

    • Builds systems to monitor, evaluate, and report on progress, outputs, and indicators of success for program- and organization-levels.

    • Assists the organization in efforts to ensure quality through applying systematic approaches in its programmatic design and execution.

    • Recommends on the methodologies for assessing the extent and ways that participating railroads are strengthening their safety culture.

    • Conducts systematic reviews of Assessment Reports to identify trends in safety culture strengths and gaps across the short line and regional railroad industry.

    • Guides research on internal program data and utilizes external sources to answer questions of interest to the stakeholders.

    • Analyzes data, using statistical methods and applications.

    • Conducts research and prepares scientific or technical reports and presentations.

    • Maintains knowledge of innovative organizational development, employee engagement, leadership practices.

    • Proactively addresses and responds to organizational development issues by assessing performance gaps, implementing and/or supporting implementation of appropriate interventions, including tactical and project planning, facilitation, instruction, program design, materials development, assessments, coaching, and performance analysis.

    • Assists organizational development efforts including strategic planning, the design and development of performance management and personnel selection systems, and organizational training.

    • Conducts strategic job analyses to ensure that new and existing jobs are designed to meet operational needs, and that personnel-selection processes are designed appropriately.

    • Identifies and uses instruments to analyze individual and group behavior and recommends strategies for making changes.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Others:

    • Excellent communicator; possesses superior written/verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to present content in a clear and compelling manner.

    • Displays proficiency in various Microsoft Office tools (w/ emphasis on Excel), statistical software (e.g., SPSS), and web-based survey platforms.

    • Must be confident and results driven; have a consultative orientation, and strong people and process/project management capability.

    • Strong analytical skills with an emphasis on interpreting and synthesizing data.

    • Ability to prepare, present, and communicate research reports and technical information to stakeholders such as advisory board members, federal sponsors, and industry.

    • Adaptable; Comfortable working in a changing environment, responds positively to complexity, and high learning agility.

    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work independently or with teams.

    • Ability to serve in a supervisory capacity.

    • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; and social science research methods.

    • Knowledge of principles and procedures for program development and evaluation, personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and personnel information systems.

    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field (e.g., Business, Education). A PhD is preferred.

    • Experience in a professional environment.

    *Closing date: Friday, May 15, 2020 Email cover letters and resumes to: SLSI@shortlinesafety.org

  • 03/16/2020 4:23 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Strategic Employee & Organization Development

    Location: Denver, CO or Washington, DC

    Please see link to full vacancy announcement on USAJobs.gov at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562221500

    Job Description

    Responsibilities:

    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Office of Strategic Employee and Organization Development, in Denver, CO or may also be filled in Washington, DC.  The incumbent will apply advanced technical knowledge of theories and practices related to personnel psychology to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve supervisory and leadership development programs and policies.

    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Apply personnel psychology theories and practices to accomplish assignments and develop plans and techniques to improve supervisory and leadership development programs and policies. Identify and evaluate alternative methodologies based on applicable scientific research with respect to validity, consistency, effectiveness, and ease of administration/application.
    2. Serve as a project manager addressing and developing assessment tools for employee selection/development, organizational assessments, and other human capital issues that require the application of new and emerging theories, approaches and testing methods.
    3. Identifies and improves processes for identifying current and future skill/competency gaps and ensures managers and employees have the ability to assess skill/competency gaps. Assists management with gap action planning and related evaluation and monitoring.
    4. Organizes, coordinates, and provides science-based quality control oversight for contract support enlisted to meet DOI human capital needs.
    5. Implements multi-level evaluation process to collect and analyze program data, including survey design, focus groups, interviews, and data analysis. Uses results to make program improvements and identify implications for other talent management programs (e.g., workforce and succession planning).
    6. Advises HR, learning, and management officials regarding appropriate uses and limitations of personnel measurement devices, or survey techniques in gathering data for use in training and development, supervisory and leadership initiatives, organizational assessments, and human capital initiatives.
    7. Write policies, research papers, and technical reports and make oral presentations and briefings to management on a variety of assessment issues, often recommending well-researched new approaches, and/or explaining unusual or unexpected data trends.

    The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Qualifications:

    To qualify for this position, you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying(1) Basic Educational Requirement:

    • In addition to the specialized experience requirements for this position, applicants must meet the Educational Requirement described below:
    • Degree:  major or equivalent in psychology from an accredited college or university.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must submit a copy of your transcripts or other verification to verify that you meet the educational requirement.

    GS-11

    To qualify for the GS-11 grade level applicants must meet either A, B or C as defined below.  

    A. Specialized Experience - To qualify for the GS-11, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience in ALL of the following:  (1) Provide support to evaluate and analyze data related to employee recruitment, morale, job satisfaction, and the relationship between managers and subordinates in the workplace; (2) Provide support to consult and assist in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, such as employee engagement, change management, organizational assessments and development, competency modeling and workforce assessment.

    *Applicants MUST meet both of the specialized experience statements and your experience MUST be clearly written in your resume*

    OR,

    B. Education –Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    C. Combination – A combination of specialized experience and education that equals 100% of the requirement for the GS-11 grade level.

    GS-12

    To qualify for the GS-12 level, all applicants must possess at least one FULL year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11). Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience. (1) Assist with evaluating and analyzing data related to employee recruitment, morale, job satisfaction, and the relationship between managers and subordinates in the workplace; (2)Assist with consultations and in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, such as employee engagement, change management, organizational assessments and development, competency modeling and workforce assessment.

    Applicants must meet both of the specialized experience statements and your experience MUST be clearly written in your resume.

    Note: At the GS-12 level you may not substitute education for experience.

    GS-13

    To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:  (1) Evaluate and analyze data related to employee recruitment, morale, job satisfaction, and the relationship between managers and subordinates in the workplace; (2) consult and assist in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, such as employee engagement, change management, organizational assessments and development, competency modeling and workforce assessment; AND (3) facilitate sessions with leadership teams and groups of employees to conduct action planning, team development and change management.

    Applicants MUST meet all three (3) specialized experience and your experience MUST be clearly written in your resume.  

    Note: At the GS-13 level you may not substitute education for experience.

    How You Will Be Evaluated:

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “Platinum”, “Gold”, and “Silver”.  However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “Platinum” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.  Veterans' preference rules for category rating will be applied.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    Scientific Knowledge – Knowledge of industrial/organizational or social psychology and the ability to apply measurement theory, psychometric methodology, and statistics. Ability to conduct complex scientific analysis which address areas of critical importance to major programs or issues in the professional field of industrial/organizational or social psychology. 

    Analytical – Ability to analyze complex agency or government-wide programs and develop recommendations for new or substantially modified approaches to execute these programs more efficiently. Ability to analyze proposed human capital regulatory/policy changes and prepare recommendations.  Skill in analyzing assessment strategies, processes and procedures and make recommendations to management on appropriate tools and procedures. 

    Research – Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, and processes related to personnel psychology used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of the results. 

    Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking in account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); ability to provide advice and information, and to interact effectively with all levels of management.  Skill in interpersonal relationships principles and practices, coalition building and partnership development.  Ability to document findings, make oral presentations, solicit feedback and negotiate with others in a sometimes-complex environment.  

    If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

    Agency Contact Information:

    Contact Name: HR Assistant

    Email: Human.Resources7@bsee.gov

    Phone: 703-787-1446

    Website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562221500


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