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  • 02/08/2021 7:37 PM | Anonymous

    Amazon

    Location: Arlington, VA

    How to Apply:  https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1409595/applied-scientist-ml

    Amazon’s Talent Assessment team designs, implements, and optimizes hiring systems for one of the world’s fastest growing companies. We work in a data-focused, global environment solving complex problems with deep thought, large-sample research, and advanced quantitative methods to deliver practical solutions that make all aspects of hiring more fair, accurate, and efficient.

    We're looking for a thoughtful applied scientist interested in working on a multi-disciplinary team to create products with a wide audience of users and high business impact in a high regulation environment. In this role, you will apply your skills in collaboration with cross-functional teams of psychologists, UX researchers, engineers, and product managers, to research, develop, analyze and implement new assessment products intended to measure and predict exactly what it requires to be an engaged and successful employee at Amazon.

    You will work with a variety of data sources (e.g., structured assessment question responses, unstructured text or audio data, mined data, behavioral data) requiring a breadth of ML knowledge and techniques to deploy scalable algorithms and products. Deployed products must also meet strict fairness and model interpretability standards. You'll be expected to stay informed on the latest machine learning, natural language and artificial intelligence trends.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    · PhD or equivalent Master's Degree plus 4+ years of experience in CS, CE, ML or related field
    · 2+ years of experience of building machine learning models for business application
    · Experience programming in Java, C++, Python or related language

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    · 3+ years of practical experience applying ML to solve complex problems after PhD degree or equivalent
    · Proficiency in algorithm and model development, validation, and implementation for large-scale applications
    · Experience with NLP algorithms (e.g., BERT and transformer-based models, topic models) and libraries (e.g. PyTorch, HuggingFace, Tensorflow)
    · Experience with cloud-based model and/or container deployment technologies (e.g., AWS Sagemaker, Fargate, ECS, GCP, Azure, Kubernetes, Docker)
    · Experience defining research and development practices in an applied environment
    · Experience working on fairness in artificial intelligence/machine learning systems, including counterfactual analysis, constrained optimization, and dataset de-biasing
    · Ability to convey rigorous mathematical and science concepts and considerations to non-experts.
    · Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • 02/08/2021 7:32 PM | Anonymous

    Amazon

    Location: Arlington, VA

    How to Apply: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1420182/senior-program-manager-talent-assessment

    Are you interested in solving complex talent acquisition selection and scaling problems using assessment solutions for one of the world’s fastest growing companies? You will be a part of the Talent Assessment team and will partner closely Talent Acquisition teams to design and deliver innovative hiring solutions which predict success in job roles.

    You will serve as the single threaded Senior Program Manager to develop innovative tools and programs that use science to hire high quality candidates. You will drive the creation of scalable solutions across multiple programs and languages, and be responsible for product implementation, change management and communication strategies. Successful candidates will have experience in technology organizations, are passionate about serving their clients, have excellent problem solving abilities and are able to influence without authority across all levels of the organizational hierarchy. The ideal candidate will have strong program management, communication and analytical skills; the ability to drive decision making while challenging the status quo; and experience driving large scale, matrixed global projects that have significant impact on the customer and wider organization.

    Sr. Program Manager Job Description

    • Work closely with our Talent Acquisition teams and hiring organization teams to deliver innovative assessment strategies for candidates, improving our quality of hire.
    • Work with stakeholders to assemble project teams, assign responsibilities, identify appropriate resources needed, and develop milestones to ensure timely completion of projects.
    • Collaborate with global internal stakeholders including business teams, assessment teams and recruiting teams.
    • Create and maintain multiple, complex and concurrent program plans.
    • Negotiate resources and work timelines to ensure on-time completion and deliver desired business results.
    • Assess risks, anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, balance the business needs versus technical constraints and encourage risk-taking behavior to maximize business benefit.
    • Communicates status risks, and changes of program milestones to a large user population and senior business leaders.
    • Consult with stakeholders and Industrial-Organizational Scientists to uncover intended assessment impact, application, scale as well as develop and deploy the most effective assessment solutions.
    • Analyze and report out on assessment data to stakeholders. Consolidate and produces metrics that reflect success or failure criteria.
    • Navigate assessment systems to deploy, track and troubleshoot assessments.
    • Serve as primary point-of-contact for assessments.
    • Negotiate vendor contracts for platform integration and use, technical support and implementation of continuous improvements.
    • Partner with technical teams to derive program requirements, develop delivery mechanisms for assessments to our candidates, and research new assessment capabilities
    • Partner with 3rd party vendors for projects such as translations, as well as troubleshooting and leveraging 3rd party tools.
    • Develop concise and effective training, performance support tools and communications for internal and external assessment users.
    • Surface opportunities to innovate to continuously improve organizational efficiency

     

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    · Experience defining program requirements and using data and metrics to determine improvements
    · 5+ years of experience delivering cross functional projects
    · 5+ years of experience in program or project management
    · 5+ years of experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams
    · Experience effectively partnering with HR, Recruiting, and business teams to build effective programs and strategies
    · Experience developing and launching programs and technical products
    · Ability to influence without authority, think proactively, and function independently
    · Strong analytic skills as well as an ability to balance strategy and program management tasks
    · Ability to develop quick turn-around, practical recommendations based on data and research to inform strategic decisions in a fast moving environment.
    · Good interpersonal skills and experience working on cross-functional teams
    · Excellent organization skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and prioritize multiple tasks
    · Lead the effective and efficient delivery of projects
    · Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities.
    · Create, maintain and disseminate project information to stakeholders.
    · Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints.
    · Maximize resources with the best interest of the organization in mind. Identify, assess, track and mitigate issues and risks at multiple levels.
    · Experience driving complex organizational change.
    · Able to Interact with executive project sponsors and multiple business and development teams.
    · Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially focused on conveying complex information in an approachable manner.
    · Able to work well independently, with a team, and across multiple teams and time zones to deliver results.
    · Communicate complex, technical content clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    · Industrial-Organizational Psychology or MBA or equivalent advanced degree a plus
    · Experience developing and launching pre-hire candidate assessment programs and technical products

  • 02/01/2021 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Location: College Park, MD

    How to Apply:

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK has two openings for an Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), professional track faculty member in Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, one position beginning May 1, 2021 and the second position beginning August 1, 2021 with the official payroll title of Assistant Clinical Professor.

    The University of Maryland’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master’s program (MPS IO) is a nationally and regionally ranked IO Master’s program. The UMD MPS IO program affords opportunities to students inside and outside the classroom through: courses focused on building applied skills; student mentorship; special interest workshops and webinars; and the chance to grow applied skills by gaining experience at organizations with which the MPS IO program has partnered. The program consistently attracts students who are diverse in race, gender, age, career, and academic backgrounds.

    The UMD MPS IO program upholds five main values: community, learning, diversity, mentorship, and culture. The foci of the faculty are to: help students become savvy translators between science and practice, develop applied and practical skills, and uphold the importance of community and inclusiveness. Applicants can view a full description of the Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology program at Maryland at our website.

    The MPS IO program welcomes applicants who have a strong desire to teach, contribute to student development, and build an inclusive learning culture. Primary faculty responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching, student mentorship, and contributing to the growth and development of the MPS IO program. We are particularly interested in applicants who have expertise in:

    • Foundational and advanced quantitative methods 
    • Business fundamentals
    • Training and development
    • Performance management

    Applicants with all interests are encouraged to apply.

    The ideal candidate for this position will have: (1) a doctoral degree from an Industrial Organizational Psychology program, Business program (or similar area of focus); (2) an active interest in mentoring and advising graduate students; (3) a demonstrated record of strong teaching abilities; and (4) availability to teach courses in the evening hours. Experience in an applied setting is desired. Although research is not a requirement of the position, collaborative opportunities for research are available for interested candidates.

    Required documents for consideration include:

    • CV/Resume
    • Personal statement
    • Teaching statement
    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
    • Diversity statement
    • Name and contact information for three references

    The MPS IO program has approximately 25-30 students in each cohort, with two cohorts accepted a year. Classes are taught in a hybrid fashion, such that half of the required course hours are taught online through the learning management system and half are taught meeting in-person. Courses are taught year-round, with in-person class sessions taking place on the College Park campus. If the department has available courses in a semester, the faculty member may also have the opportunity, if desired, to teach undergraduate students, for up to two additional courses a year. This position begins with a one-year 12-month appointment subject to renewal based on performance and funding. Following the successful completion of the initial contract, contracts may be expanded to a three-year appointment.

    Our department is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus. The MPS IO program is highly diverse in terms of our applicants, students, and our full-time and adjunct faculty. We are interested in candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of students, staff, and faculty. We strongly encourage candidates to apply who can contribute to the program’s diversity through their teaching and service, and to the climate of inclusivity. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Maryland is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    The review of applications will begin March 30, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • 01/11/2021 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    BetterUp

    Location: Remote (Anywhere in U.S.)

    How to Apply: https://boards.greenhouse.io/betterup/jobs/2561549?gh_src=8c87c6f01us

    BetterUp is a mobile-based coaching platform that brings personalized professional coaching to employees at all levels. We help managers lead better, teams perform better, and employees thrive personally and inspire professionally. Our mission is to help professionals everywhere pursue their lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion. Our product was developed by a team of leading behavioral scientists, researchers, and technologists to bring evidence-based learning to professionals everywhere. We’re already transforming the way companies approach talent development at high-performing organizations like Genentech, Mars, LinkedIn, and Workday. Let’s build together!

    BetterUp is currently seeking an innovative and highly trained expert to serve as an Associate Solutions Consultant, to guide organizations in unlocking the potential of their talent through personalized development. As an Associate Solutions Consultant, you will engage with organizational leaders at Fortune 1000 companies to bring the vision of change and transformation to life with the BetterUp Solution Suite. In addition to leading key discussions with internal and external partners on your set of accounts, you will also partner with our seasoned Solution Consultants to deliver against the most complex and strategic opportunities. A key component of this role is building rapport with partners (internal and external), advising them on best-practice behavioral solutions to organizational challenges, and using your consulting skills to present BetterUp solutions that address the prospect’s greatest business challenges . 

    Responsibilities:

    • On the foundation of your human capital knowledge and expertise, you will develop a deep knowledge of our solutions to present to prospective customers how BetterUp can help them achieve their business objectives, reach breakthrough performance, and create an environment where all employees can thrive. 
    • Apply your discovery and solution design skills to support the sales process. 
    • Partner with the customer success team to bring to life the impact BetterUp is having with our customers (for mid-sized accounts). For strategic accounts, partner with the Solution Consultant and the rest of the customer success team to execute against a multi-threaded account success strategy. 
    • Present BetterUp research and methodology to our prospects and partners in a way that is accessible and connected to their business goals. Begin to deepen your expertise in the behavioral sciences to make connections between the scientific evidence and BetterUp solutions and recommendations. 
    • In partnership with a Solutions Consultant, review partner data and support the design and build of powerful impact stories. 
    • Take on strategic internal projects, such as working with the Product Team, developing scalable resources, and leaning into thought leadership opportunities.

    If you have some or all of the following, please apply: 

    • M.A. in behavioral science or a related field (e.g., business, organizational leadership) with a minimum of 5 years of consulting and/or business experience, ideally within an HR department or equivalent OR a PhD in behavioral science or a related field (e.g., business, organizational leadership) with a minimum of 2 years experience Domain expertise in behavioral science AND HR and/or L&D 
    • Comfort working with quantitative and qualitative data (basic statistics, examining patterns, developing recommendations based on data); willingness to develop a deeper level of expertise, necessary to tell powerful stories through data.
    • Strong verbal and written communication. Facilitation and presentation skills, experience presenting to large audiences and executives.
    • Experience engaging stakeholders at multiple levels or across functions.
    • Agility and comfort with ambiguity to adapt and adjust to the market, the state of the organization and quickly shifting priorities.
    • Willingness to travel 30% time (should organizations start to open and travel becomes the norm).

    Benefits:

    At BetterUp, we are committed to living out our mission every day and that starts with providing benefits that allow our employees to care for themselves, support their families, and give back to their community. 

    • Access to BetterUp coaching; one for you and one for a friend or family member 
    • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement
    • Full coverage for medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, STD and LTD insurance
    • Flexible paid time off
    • Per year: 
    • Holiday charitable contribution of your choice on behalf of BetterUp
    • 401(k) self contribution

    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.

  • 01/11/2021 8:59 AM | Anonymous

    BetterUp

    Location: Remote (Anywhere in U.S.)

    How to Apply: https://boards.greenhouse.io/betterup/jobs/2337690?gh_src=3485be201us

    BetterUp is currently seeking an innovative, experienced, and highly trained expert to serve as a Solutions Consultant, guiding organizations in unlocking the potential of their talent through personalized development. As a Solutions Consultant, you will engage with C-suite and VP level executives at Fortune 1000 companies to design and build the vision toward transformational programs for their employees. A key component of this role is building rapport with senior-level executives, advising them on best-practice behavioral solutions to organizational challenges, and strategically managing the relationship using a consultative approach to present solutions mapped to BetterUp offerings. Solutions Consultants are also responsible for translating research insights into practice insights for our prospects and customers through marketing, consulting, and thought leadership. 

    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. We work in a highly collaborative environment, where you are encouraged to creatively use all the resources available to you to solve problems and share these inventive solutions across the team.  In particular, you will be expected to seamlessly collaborate with colleagues across BetterUp to advance prospects and existing clients to purchasing decisions. 

    Responsibilities

    • On the foundation of your deep human capital knowledge and expertise, you will develop a deep knowledge of our solution to present to prospective customers how BetterUp can help organizations achieve their business objectives, reach breakthrough performance, and create an environment where all employees can thrive. 
    • You will apply your discovery and solution design skills to support the sales process. When necessary, you will also leverage your deep behavioral science knowledge to connect and share the science of BetterUp to the desired outcomes of the organization to drive efficacy and alignment. In post-sales, Solutions Consultants partner with the customer success team to bring to life the impact that BetterUp is having in their organizations, by connecting qualitative and quantitative data for powerful stories of impact. You will lead insight-driven conversations and inform overall strategy to continually add value to our partners. You will have the opportunity to shape the product and direction of BetterUp by communicating important feedback to our Product team based on your conversations with customers. 
    • You will also be able to create and share thought leadership through workshops, webinars, and speaking engagements at industry events that bring to life the science and practice of BetterUp’s.

    Key Behaviors 

    • Display poise and expertise in high-stakes conversations to inspire buyer confidence.
    • Perform unrivaled professional discovery, presentation, communication, and influencing skills to C-Level Executives, interfacing with and selling to the office of the CHRO and CFO specifically.
    • Manage multiple projects and stakeholders concurrently.
    • Professionally nurture external relationships with prospects and customers over time to support sales and expansions.
    • Effectively explain complex scientific concepts to any audience in the form of clear, polished presentations and/or responses to questions and challenges.
    • Synthesize quantitative and qualitative data to create engaging insights and recommendations for prospects and clients.
    • Tell powerful stories with data, displaying excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Learn continuously to stay on your edge in order to address evolving prospect questions and interests.
    • Flexibly solve prospect challenges, and optimize for business constraints.
    • Collaborate without ego, be willing to take on small tasks and large.
    • Agility and comfort with ambiguity to adapt and adjust to the market, the state of the organization and quickly shifting priorities.

    Requirements 

    • M.A. with a minimum of 7 years of consulting and/or business experience, ideally within an HR department or equivalent or minimum or 5 years experience with a PhD in behavioral science or a related field (e.g., business, organizational leadership). 
    • Domain expertise in behavioral science AND HR and/or L&D. 
    • Facilitation and presentation skills, experience presenting to large audiences and executives.
    • Leadership experience in one or more of the following domains: diversity and inclusion, employee engagement surveys and strategy, performance management design, succession planning, M&A integration, org effectiveness COE.
    • Experience with engaging stakeholders at the executive level.
    • Challenger mindset to influence executives to think differently about people development.
    • Amazing storytelling capabilities, along with strong verbal and written communication.
    • Expertise and comfort working with quantitative and qualitative data (basic statistics, examining patterns, developing recommendations based on data).
    • Agility and comfort with ambiguity to adapt and adjust to the market, the state of the organization and quickly shifting priorities.
    • Highly collaborative to foster cross-team learning and drive team results.
    • Facilitation and presentation skills, experience presenting to large audiences.
    • Willingness to travel 30% time (should organizations start to open when travel becomes the norm).
    • Coaching experience is a plus.

    Benefits

    • We provide amazing benefits, but if you ask the team, they’ll tell you that the greatest benefit we offer employees is an incredibly meaningful mission and transformative work.
    • Full coverage medical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Unlimited use, at your own discretion, vacation policy.
    • 14 paid annual holidays.
    • 5 BetterUp Inner Work days (https://www.betterup.co/inner-work).
    • 5 “Volunteer Days” to give back.
    • Professional development through BetterUp coaching for you and a significant other.
    • 401(k) self contribution.
    • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement.

    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.

  • 12/21/2020 12:38 PM | Anonymous

    City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources

    Location: Chicago

    Under general supervision, designs and develops pre-employment and promotional tests and other selection procedures tools to screen, evaluate and select job candidates that will provide City of Chicago government with a qualified workforce, ensuring tests are reliable, valid and fairly administered, and performs related duties as required.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    • Works with Testing Manager in designing and developing hiring related tests including online and paper-pencil tests, physical demonstration, and centrally administered tests

    • Develops guidelines and protocols for the administration, scoring and interpretation of hiring related tests including pre-employment tests designed and/or administered by external vendors

    • Conducts statistical analysis to determine psychometric properties of tests and items, test validity, reliability and adverse impact

    • Consults with subject matter experts and departmental managers to analyze job requirements and content to establish criteria for test development

    • Develops pre-employment tests and rating systems used to assess job competency requirements for employment hiring and promotions

    • Develops structured interviews and rating scales (i.e. Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales)

    • Provides technical assistance to hiring departments responsible for administering tests, and to vendors hired to design and/or administer tests on behalf of the City

    • Develops Requests for Proposals (RFP) identifying scope of services for the procurement of tests and related services

    • Facilitates meetings and/or focus groups with subject matter experts to identify and assess selection procedures and tests to be used to screen applicants for hire

    • Drafts technical and progress reports documenting the test development process

    • Participates in the review and evaluation of proposals from testing consultants for the selection of testing services

    • Acts as a liaison between testing consultants and city personnel to facilitate the development and administration of tests

    • Prepares correspondence in response to various inquiries from legal counsel, union officials and candidates relating to the city’s testing policies, tests administered, and test scores

    NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

    LOCATION:             Department of Human Resources

    ADDRESS:              121 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602

    HOURS & SHIFT:   Monday through Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

    DAYS OFF:             Saturday and Sunday

    NOTE: Employee must be able to work early/late and weekend hours to accommodate testing schedule.

    THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE. 

    Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master ' s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Testing and Measurement or a directly related field.

    Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

    Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following: 

    Previous experience in test development, test validation, psychometrics and testing theories

    • Proficiency with SPSS
    • Proficiency with statistical methods and procedures associated with test development.
    • Previous work experience writing technical reports and Requests for Proposals (RFP's).
    • Previous work experience in survey analysis    

    NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.  

    NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of interview, if applicable. 

    SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

    This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

    Education & Employment Verification - Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

    Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applications will be accepted. 

    Residency Requirement:  All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

    If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).  Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request. 

    ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.                            

    City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and
    Military Friendly Employer.

                                  

    City of Chicago                                               Department of Human Resources

      Lori Lightfoot, Mayor                                      Chris Owen, Acting Commissioner

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on 1/4/2021. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

    Posting Date: Dec 21, 2020

    Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jan 4, 2021

    BU: 00, Salary: $70,140, Pay Basis: Yearly

  • 12/02/2020 1:20 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Department of the Interior

    Location:  Washington, DC

    Open Period:  November 24 - December 8

    Salary:  $121,316 to $157,709 per year

    Series and Grade:  GS-0180-14

    See application links below.

    Summary:  

    The Office of the Secretary, Office of Human Capital, Strategic Talent Management Division is looking for a Personnel Psychologist in Washington, DC, who is a subject matter expert in designing reliable measurement concepts, tools (e.g., surveys, questionnaires, assessments, etc.) and methods for evaluating and analyzing workforce needs. These concepts and tools are applied to recruitment, selection, retention strategies and workforce planning.

    Responsibilities of the Position:  

    1. Leads the development of Department-wide work analysis (i.e., job analysis, competency modeling), assessment and selection, and employee experience research programs to inform human capital strategies, processes, and policies.

    2. Designs reliable measurement concepts, methods, and tools (e.g., surveys, questionnaires, assessments, and models) for evaluating workforce needs across the Department. These concepts, methods, and tools are applied to recruitment, selection, and retention strategies.

    3. Conducts workforce analysis using existing and newly developed tools to consult and advise HR Specialists, managers and leadership, creating a better understanding of workforce utilization and the impact on employee morale, productivity and other human capital challenges.

    4. Compiles and analyzes workforce trend data from Federal government sources and databases such as the Federal Personnel Payroll System (FPPS), etc., to project future workforce trends, conduct studies, and identify workforce/talent gaps.

    5. Collaborates with and advises HR and management officials regarding appropriate uses and limitations of personnel measurement devices or survey techniques in gathering data for use in recruitment, selection, career path development, workforce planning, and employee experience research.

    6. Formulates, develops and implements agency-wide policy, procedures, and reports related to work analysis, assessment and selection, employee experience, and other talent management functions.

    Qualifications and Specialized Experience:

    Minimum Educational Requirement:

    Bachelor's Degree: major or equivalent in psychology for all specifications except clinical psychology and counseling psychology from an accredited college or university.

    Specialized Experience:

    Applicants MUST have at least one full year of performing each of the four (4) specialized experience requirements below:

    (1) Lead or support large-scale (e.g., agency-wide job analysis or competency model studies in order to support human capital practices (e.g., assessment and selection, training and development, or workforce planning) employee engagement, skill gap closure or employee development to develop or identify and implement assessment tools for leadership or human resources decision making; 

    (2) develop and administer organizational research tools, such as employee survey, gap analysis, or focus groups; 

    (3) evaluate and analyze data related to employee engagement, exit surveys/interviews, recruitment, or job satisfaction; and 

    (4) consult and assist in the implementation of human capital practices and initiatives, such as employee engagement, change management, competency modeling, or workforce assessment.

    For more information or to apply to the position please visit the application link at USA Jobs:

    Current Federal Employees:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585260800

    Non-Federal Employees:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585261500


  • 12/02/2020 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    Mercer

    How to Apply: (see links below)

    Mercer’s Workforce Strategy and Analytics (WSA) practice is at the forefront of rapid advances in the fields of workforce science, people analytics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through statistical analysis and expert consulting, we help our clients unlock critical insights about their talent programs and processes that lead to more effective practices and build more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforces. If you are interested in using data to solve workforce problems, advance the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of global companies, and be part of a collaborative team of professionals, we would like to hear from you.

    Some of our core projects include:

    • Pay equity studies to help our clients achieve equitable pay for all employees regardless of their demographic background
    • Internal labor market analyses to identify drivers of key workforce outcomes, such as retention, engagement, pay, promotion, and performance: informing interventions our clients can undertake to make these outcomes more equitable
    • Data informed strategic workforce planning that enables our clients to plan for the future of work, ensuring the right people with the right skills will be in the right place at the right time
    • External labor market analyses to help our clients better understand the labor markets in which they operate, and how this impacts worksite location decisions, recruiting strategies, and efforts to diversify their workforces

    If you enjoy coding and applying statistical methods, have a passion for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are interested in learning from experts in talent analytics, our team has openings with an opportunity for you to innovate, grow, and advance. In this role, you will:

    • Prepare data for various analyses – download, structure, and clean large databases
    • Perform and interpret statistical analyses, including regression modeling
    • Identify tangible workforce insights and communicate recommendations to clients
    • Draft, proof, and deliver presentations to clients, including executive audiences
    • Create and/or improve analytical tools
    • Own and deliver entire portions of projects, within timeline, maintaining high levels of attention to detail
    • Contribute to internal team initiatives (e.g., train other team members and participate in team-building activities)

    Qualifications:

    • A Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience in a quantitative social science field (e.g., economics, psychology, biostatistics, or related field); or an advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in a quantitative social science field
    • At least one year of experience working with large databases, including structuring, cleaning and preparing for analysis
    • Experience coding in a statistical programming language - SAS and/or R preferred
    • Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques, including regression
    • Ability to communicate technical findings in a tangible and easy to understand manner
    • Strong collaboration and teamwork orientation
    • Strong learning orientation; desire to acquire new skills and capabilities
    • Interest in helping clients connect data and analytics to people outcomes – particularly DEI outcomes such as pay equity and equitable career advancement
    • Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

    Links to Apply:

    At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every single day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We’re in the business of building more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re crafting affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as motivations for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today.

    Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at: www.mmc.com/diversity.

    Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC).

    Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

  • 11/06/2020 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    Employment and Litigation Services, DCI Consulting Group

    Location: Washington, District of Columbia

    Apply for this job here.

    About the Organization

    DCI Consulting Group (www.dciconsult.com) is a Human Resources (HR) Risk Management consulting and software development firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. DCI staff provide consulting services to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of EEO and compliance (e.g., affirmative action development and implementation, compensation analyses, OFCCP audit and litigation support), legal defensibility (e.g., employee selection, validation, independent review and evaluation), and workforce analytics. DCI’s clients represent a cross-section of private sector, federal agency and public sector clients, as well as a number of law firms.

    DCI’s Employment and Litigation Services (ELS) Division is staffed by I-O Psychologists and Labor Economists. The Division is organized into three practice areas: Selection and Assessment, EEO Analytics, and Litigation Support. Division staff are aligned to a practice area, but often have a varied portfolio of proactive research projects, OFCCP audit activity, EEOC matters, and private litigation.

    Summary

    DCI is seeking a Senior Consultant with expertise in personnel selection, quantitative analytics, psychometrics, and broad research methods to join the Selection and Assessment practice area within the Employment and Litigation Services (ELS) Division. This position will focus on the selection and assessment expertise areas described above, with particular emphasis on quantitative and methodological support.    

    Key Job Requirements

    • Design research studies to gather the appropriate information needed to address questions related to employment decisions and processes.
    • Integrate data from multiple sources to support analysis efforts.
    • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform job analysis, validation, pay equity, performance measurement, and other employment decision or process evaluations.
    • Conduct analyses using advanced techniques, for example to glean context from open text or evaluate relationships in large data sets.
    • Create tables, figures, and visualizations to tell the story of complex data and results.
    • Summarize research design, analyses, and results in detailed technical reports.
    • Present results to clients and other stakeholders. 
    • Conduct research to evaluate and support new analytic methods and approaches.
    • Conduct 3rd party reviews of a wide variety of technical materials.

    Basic Qualifications

    Job level is dependent upon expertise. In general, the ideal candidate would have a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the following: 

    • 3-6 years (if Ph.D.) or 6-9 years (if M.A.) of research or consulting experience for Senior Consultant role
    • Strong critical thinking and writing skills
    • Programming skills in relevant statistical software (e.g., SAS, R and/or Python)
    • Programming skills in relevant survey software (e.g., Qualtrics)
    • Understanding of a broad set of research methods and related concepts
    • Familiarity with various approaches to data analysis, including traditional quantitative methods (e.g., significance tests, effect sizes, reliability indices) and recent methodological advances (e.g., decision-tree algorithms, machine learning techniques, natural language processing)
    • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • A willingness to work under multiple deadlines
    • After the current pandemic, willingness to travel up to 20% of the time

    Possible Location Options:  Raleigh, N.C., Washington, D.C. or can be remote, reporting into the Washington, DC headquarters.

    DCI offers an attractive compensation package, a dynamic work environment, and a wide range of unique and interesting applied research projects in the EEO context.

  • 10/28/2020 9:47 AM | Anonymous

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    Open Period: October 23, 2020 to November 5, 2020

    Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

    Series & Grade: GS-0180-14

    As a PERSONNEL RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST (I/O PSYCHOLOGIST), you will:

    • Define problems, identify relationships, evaluate and determine quality, assess impacts, and arrive at conclusions through special studies to improve Department-wide human capital programs.

    • Influence policy changes that typically involve long-range, highly complex, and often politically sensitive topics within the framework of management objectives and priorities.

    • Take innovative I/O ideas and concepts used outside the Government and research ways to apply these ideas to agency operations.

    • Formulate research plans, hypotheses and projects that move the scientific state of I/O psychology forward, managing workgroups of technical professionals to carry out those plans and conduct the research

    • Formulate, direct, and guide research and development of surveys, assessments, and other activities for Human Resources programs.

    Qualifications

    Basic Education Requirement: All 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. 

    Specialized Experience:

    • Analyzing candidate and employee assessment challenges and identifying cost-effective screening and assessment tools; AND

    • Leading or supporting research studies related to employee engagement, skill gap closure or employee development to develop or identify and implement assessment tools for leadership or human resources decision making; AND

    • Recommending and conducting organizational assessments including needs assessment, skills assessment, or workforce assessment to support an organization's goals and mission; AND 

    • Planning and overseeing project work, reporting outcomes to managers or other interested individuals.

    How to Apply:

    For a full description and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582370800

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