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  • 06/10/2017 10:03 PM | Anonymous

    Global Skills X-Change (GSX)

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    About the Organization

    GSX is a professional services firm that specializes in designing workforce and learning strategies that link the worlds of work and learning. This is the same goal that the GSX founders pursued as part of the Congressionally-mandated National Skills Standard Board (NSSB). Today, GSX provides a suite of human capital solutions that support a competency-driven talent pipeline for education, private, and public enterprises.

    Our employees enjoy 4 weeks of PTO, 10 paid federal holidays, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401K with employer matching, education reimbursement, metro reimbursement, and are eligible for annual bonuses.

    About the Job

    GSX is looking to hire a Human Capital Analyst for a full-time position supporting various projects across Government and Higher Education institutions. The Human Capital Analyst will support the analysis of work functions, develop competency-based skill standards, and develop, implement, and maintain knowledge and skills-based assessments. Ideal candidates will have applied experience in supporting both quantitative and qualitative analytic efforts and is proficient in basic analytic tools. The successful candidate for this position will also be collaborative, flexible and agile in response to emerging program priorities.

    Responsibilities

    • Support job/task analyses

    • Assist in the development and delivery of knowledge and/or skill based assessments

    • Support the development of certification program policies and procedures

    • Administer data collection surveys

    • Participate in research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing systems and tools

    • Utilize qualitative and quantitative research approaches to answer practical questions

    • Produce technical and non-technical reports

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree

    • Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or equivalent field in Measurement and Data Analysis (In-Progress Degree is acceptable)

    • 2-3 years experience applying I/O Psychology, measurement and/or data analysis methods, facts, and principles in an organizational or work setting (applied experience during a graduate program internship is acceptable)

    • Active TS/SCI Clearance

    Preferred Qualifications and Experience

    • Experience developing knowledge and skills assessments

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity

    GSX is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. GSX is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants for our job vacancies.

    How to Apply

    Please contact Bill Fischer at bfischer@skillsdmo.com or (703) 409-8404 if interested in this opportunity. 


  • 05/31/2017 3:16 PM | Anonymous

    Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA)

    Location: Ashburn, Virginia

    Description

    Independent Project Analysis, Inc. (IPA) improves the competitiveness of our customers through enabling more effective use of capital in their businesses. It is our mission and unique competence to conduct research into the functioning of capital projects and project systems and to apply the results of that research to help our customers create and use their capital assets more efficiently.

    IPA is a global company with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. Our headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia has an opening for an Organizations and Teams research analyst who can contribute to studying how people related factors influence projects.

    IPA’s Organizations and Teams area is an exciting and rapidly growing area of the company. We leverage organizational expertise and unmatched data to understand the impact of individual, team, and organizational practices on capital project performance.

    General responsibilities for the position include analyzing data, conducting research, developing products, writing reports, and giving client presentations. More specifically, the Organizations and Teams research analyst will work on studies related to organizational design, team composition, and competency, among other topics. The analyst will collaborate with cross-functional groups within IPA and work directly with clients to address their questions and needs.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or a related field of study
    • Ability to manage projects / research independently
    • Proven ability to turn an abstract concept or idea into something actionable
    • Positive attitude and willingness to work in a team
    • Track record of finding creative solutions to complex problems
    • Flexibility in thought / approach (as opposed to a rigid perspective)
    • Strong intellectual curiosity - a desire to learn and apply new things
    • Understanding of research methods and statistics
    • Prior applied research or consulting experience in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or related field
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • 2-5 years of experience in a field related to Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, or Organizational Behavior

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with direct client engagement
    • Knowledge or experience with capital projects
    • Proficient with statistical software (knowledge of STATA® is preferred)
    • Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or a related field of study is required

    We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, stable employment and a long-term career path for professional growth and development. Along with your resume, please include a cover letter that explains why you are a good fit for this position.

    Applicants can send their cover letters and resumes to careers@ipaglobal.com, or apply online at: http://www.ipaglobal.com/about-us/careers 

  • 05/12/2017 8:20 PM | Anonymous

    AvantGarde

    Location: Washington DC

    About the Organization

    AvantGarde employs a "One Stop Shop Solution" to meet complex organizational goals through information technology, human capital management, and organizational development. AvantGarde blends together individuals with exceptional knowledge and past performance across four key areas of an organization's investments – People, Process, Strategy, and Technology.

    AvantGarde was founded with a vision to create a diverse team of seasoned consultants and experts. Our experts have the skills, knowledge, and experience of finding a single-integrated solution to address your areas of complex and pressing issues. We focus on meeting our clients' business needs while analyzing tasks from start to finish and consistently delivering reliable services and solutions that yield high Returns on Investments (ROI) investments.

    About the Job

    Assist AvantGarde Consultants in the design, implementation and evaluation of strategic human capital programs and processes, including: workforce planning; competency modeling and development; recruiting, hiring and on-boarding; succession planning; performance management; leadership and employee development; and employee engagement programs. Work can be performed remotely and/or at AvantGarde Headquarters in Rockville, MD. Some travel will be required to customer sites in Alexandria, VA; San Antonio, TX; and Monterey, CA.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist the senior consultant and project manager by contributing to the development of project plans, scheduling and preparing for focus groups and interviews, gathering background documentation, and interacting with agency employees and managers.

    • Contribute to the team’s project efforts for leadership development, organization assessment, strategy development, team effectiveness, training design and delivery, change management, project management and business process optimization.

    • Participate in evaluations and assessments designed to identify and define issues, review and analyze data, and evaluate/document best practices.

    • Participate in client employee and manager interviews to gain an understanding of current processes and organizational challenges, preparing interview notes.

    • Conduct data or anecdotal driven analysis and interpretation for the project team.

    • Attend client and team meetings, record action items and track progress.

    • Compile findings and develop recommendations with the project team.

    • Coordinate and communicate study results via written reports and oral presentations.

    • Develop report and presentation templates, and prepare presentation materials to include developing presentation content based on senior consultant and/or project manager guidance.

    • Draft report chapters and incorporate feedback from the project team and the client.

    • Review final draft documents for grammar and completeness.

    • Maintain project files.

    Job Requirements

    • Master’s Degree and 5 years of experience in human resources, industrial organizational psychology, organizational development, business, or government administration; or a Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years of experience.

    • 3 years of experience supporting federal government client projects.

    • Solid interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate and build rapport with colleagues and clients

    • Excellent writing and analytical skills.

    • Advanced Microsoft office skills, with exposure to MS Project and Visio.

    • Ability to travel to customer sites in Alexandria, VA; San Antonio, TX; and Monterey, CA.

    • Federal human capital experience is preferred.

    Application Instructions

    To be considered for this position, please apply using the following link: http://recruit.hirebridge.com/v3/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?jid=392961&cid=7715


  • 05/12/2017 8:12 PM | Anonymous

    Department of Juvenile Services

    Location: Baltimore City, MD

    Job Purpose

    This position functions as a master level researcher/evaluator within the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) Office of Research and Evaluation. Additionally the position is responsible for designing studies to address organizational concerns within DJS, developing and presenting reports and assisting with program evaluation.

    Position Duties

    This Research Statistician II/Organizational Development Analyst position functions as a master level researcher/evaluator within the DJS Office of Research and Evaluation. The position is responsible for participating in the implementation and reporting of: 1)data analyses that respond to questions posed by the Department, the Governor and the Legislature regarding who is being served, services provided and youth outcomes; 2) program evaluations of DJS interventions; 3) research projects undertaken by the Department. This position collaborates with other DJS staff, staff from other youth serving agencies, and/or universities in these activities. This includes keeping current on best practices in juvenile services interventions and evaluation and research methods applicable to the position. This position will be responsible for designing studies to address organizational concerns within DJS regarding change management, team building, leadership; and developing and presenting reports, and assisting with program evaluation. The highly preferred candidate will possess research experience in combination with organizational development backgrounds and education.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education: Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum of nine semester hours, or the equivalent, of graduate coursework in research methodology, theoretical or applied statistics or measurement theory.

    Experience: One year of post-master’s experience in statistical research.

    Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Statistician classifications or Statistician and Intelligence Officer specialty codes in the Statistics field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

    Desired or Preferred Qualifications

    • One year experience in organizational research
    • A Master’s degree in I/O Psychology, Organizational Development or a related field
    • Demonstrated ability to employ research and analytical thinking skills
    • Knowledge of organizational development principles (Exs.; change management, leadership, team building, etc.)
    • Ability to design studies (Identify, gather, and analyze data appropriate to topic being studied)
    • Demonstrated ability to interpret and understand implications of data analyses and possess the ability to make clear recommendation based on findings

    •Determine appropriate metrics and measures that will help measure progress, reinforce policy, and make adjustments to standing procedures

    • Experience working in Excel including pivot tables and charts
    • Experience developing PowerPoint presentations
    • Open to gaining new skills that support our dynamic objectives

    Please be sure to address the questions on the Supplemental Questionnaire that you access via the link at the bottom of this posting. 

    Selection Process

    Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year. This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

    Examination Process

    The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related experience and education and include either a copy of your transcript or list your relevant coursework in the Classes Relevant to the Job section. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

    Application Instruction

    To be considered for this position, by May 25, 2017 please go to www.djs.maryland.gov and click on job opportunities or cut and paste the following:

    https://www.jobaps.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=17&R2=000631&R3=0001

    The recruitment number is 17-000631-0001.


  • 05/06/2017 7:07 PM | Anonymous

    AvantGarde LLC

    Location: Washington DC

    About the Organization 

    AvantGarde employs a "One Stop Shop Solution" to meet complex organizational goals through information technology, human capital management, and organizational development. AvantGarde blends together individuals with exceptional knowledge and past performance across four key areas of an organization's investments – People, Process, Strategy, and Technology.

    AvantGarde was founded with a vision to create a diverse team of seasoned consultants and experts. Our experts have the skills, knowledge, and experience of finding a single-integrated solution to address your areas of complex and pressing issues. We focus on meeting our clients' business needs while analyzing tasks from start to finish and consistently delivering reliable services and solutions that yield high Returns on Investments (ROI) investments.

    We are currently looking for a bright, well-organized and spirited individual to provide human capital consulting services to our federal government clients.

    About the Job

    Consult across the strategic human capital: Analyze, design and manage implementation for agency strategic human capital programs and processes including: workforce planning, competency modeling and planning, succession planning; performance management; and large scale organizational change.

    Develop and deliver innovative Human Capital and OD solutions: Organization assessment, organizational process and functional re-engineering, project management, change management, action planning and overall strategy support to clients. 

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Organization Development, Human Resources Management or related field.
    • Master’s Degree in I/O Psychology or Organization Development preferred.
    • 8+ years “hands on delivery” full scale broad based Management Consulting experience with significant experience in Human Capital Strategy, Organizational Development, and Strategic Workforce Planning in the public sector. DOD experience in workforce/manpower planning is highly desirable.
    • Organizational Development Skills focused on the design/redesign and implementation of organization structures including aligning mission, strategy, functions and structure; identifying changes to roles and responsibilities; and assessing the impacts to overall workforce.
    • Strong Human Capital Management expertise supporting federal clients, including experience designing and delivering strategic and operational human capital management programs and processes.
    • Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze workforce and competency data and provide recommendations and solution strategies to government clients.
    • Skills in at least one other Organizational Performance focus area such as: Organization assessment, change management, strategy development, and business process optimization.
    • Solid knowledge of core Industrial/Organizational Psychology topics such as human capital assessment, workforce and workload assessment, competency assessment, training, performance management, and leadership development
    • Strong facilitation skills and the ability to build relationships and interface with senior level government leaders.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong experience in the development of comprehensive PowerPoint presentations and Formal Reports
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and teamwork skills
    • Outstanding critical thinking skills
    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

    Application Instruction

    To be considered for this position, please send your resume to krarick@avantgarde4usa.com  as well as applying through our recruiting link:

    http://recruit.hirebridge.com/v3/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?jid=392959&cid=7715


  • 05/06/2017 7:03 PM | Anonymous

    Drug Enforcement Administration

    Location: Arlington, VA

    Job Summary

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

    Position will be filled subject to availability of funds.

    Duties

    The incumbent(s) will perform the following duties:

    • Conducts organizational surveys, collects data, and performs data analysis, including regression, correlations, and factor analysis.
    • Provides a full range of operational human resources management and advisory services for a large complex organization including leadership assessment and development activities.
    • Coordinates personnel programs involving promotion policies and procedures.
    • Develops tests and assesses validity and reliability of selection and promotion instruments and documents results in technical reports.
    • Coordinates personnel programs and policies involving Special Agents and other DEA personnel.
    • Provides agency-wide advisory, consultative, and technical services in areas related to talent measurement and organizational development to Human Resources Staff and all levels of leadership.

    Travel Requirements: Occasional Travel Required

    Relocation Authorized: No

    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements

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

    Qualifications

    NOTE: This position has Basic Education Requirement criterion.  Applicants who do not meet the basic education requirement criteria will be considered as ineligible and will receive no further consideration for this position.  (Applicants MUST submit transcripts).

    This position requires applicants to submit a writing sample, not to exceed one page, that specifically details the inferential statistical technique (s) you utilized to evaluate a large scale survey and/or the psychometric validation of a psychological test, including the rationale for choosing the appropriate statistical test, the details of the data analysis plan, the steps taken to compile and clean the data in preparation statistical analysis, and what rationale inferences you made based on the results of the statistical analysis.

    Applicants who do not submit the writing sample will be considered as ineligible and will receive no further consideration for this position.

    Basic Requirements:

    Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study (or equivalent) in psychology.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must also have one (1) year of specialized experience required for the applicable grade level as described below.

    GS-12: Must have (1) one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Federal grade level performing duties such as applying existing theory and available methods and precedents in the conduct of job analyses of various occupations; conducting test validation studies to determine the predictive usefulness of existing selection tests for specific occupations; and applying test theory and psychometrics to develop new assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and satisfaction.

    GS-13: Must have (1) one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 Federal grade level performing such duties formulating and conducting research on personnel problems of moderate complexity such as: organizational planning, recruitment, selection, staff utilization, morale, productivity, and similar matters requiring a high degree of insight and originality; applying existing theory and available methods and precedents in the conduct of job analyses of various occupations; conducting test validation studies to determine the predictive usefulness of existing selection tests for specific occupations; and applying test theory, psychometrics, and survey design to develop new assessments for employee selection, promotion, career development, and satisfaction.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:  

    1. Knowledge of concepts and techniques related to the field of personnel psychology. 

    2. Knowledge of personnel assessment principles, and standards to perform and conduct personnel psychology studies. 

    3. Knowledge of test theory, statistics, logic research methods to develop new methodological applications.

    4. Ability to communicate in writing to produce written technical reports or other technical information.

    5. Ability to effectively communicate other than in writing to provide consultative services to individuals at all level.

    6. Ability to lead, monitor, and track outcomes of projects related to personnel selection and organizational surveys.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    Successful completion of a one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.  Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    Security Clearance: Top Secret

    For more information and details on how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/468401800


  • 04/28/2017 1:44 PM | Anonymous

    Global Skills X-Change (GSX)

    Location: Washington, DC Metro Area

    About the Organization


    GSX is a professional services firm that specializes in designing workforce and learning strategies that link the worlds of work and learning. This is the same goal that the GSX founders pursued as part of the Congressionally-mandated National Skills Standard Board (NSSB). Today, GSX provides a suite of human capital solutions that support a competency-driven talent pipeline for education, private, and public enterprises.

    Our employees enjoy 4 weeks of PTO, 10 paid federal holidays, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401K with employer matching, education reimbursement, metro reimbursement, and are eligible for annual bonuses.

    About the Job

    GSX is looking to hire a Junior Industrial/Organizational Psychologist for a full-time position supporting various projects across Government and Higher Education institutions. Working under the direction of a Senior I/O Psychologist, the Junior I/O will support the analysis of work functions, develop competency-based skill standards, and develop, implement, and maintain knowledge and skills-based assessments. Ideal candidates will have applied experience in supporting both quantitative and qualitative analytic efforts and is proficient in basic analytic tools.

    Responsibilities

    • Support job/task analyses

    • Assist in the development and delivery of knowledge and/or skill based assessments

    • Support the development of certification program policies and procedures

    • Administer data collection surveys

    • Participate in research studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing systems and tools

    • Utilize qualitative and quantitative research approaches to answer practical questions

    • Produce technical and non-technical reports

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    • Experience applying I/O Psychology methods, facts, and principles in an organizational or work setting (applied experience during a graduate program internship is acceptable)

    Preferred Qualifications and Experience

    • Experience developing knowledge and skills assessments

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity

    GSX is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. GSX is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants for our job vacancies.

    Please contact Bill Fischer at bfischer@skillsdm.com or 703-409-8404 if interested in this opportunity. 




  • 04/24/2017 8:05 PM | Anonymous

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

    Location: Crystal City, VA

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking to hire two Organizational Design and Management Specialists for the Office of Human Resources at the Corporate Office Building - Crystal City, VA location.

    The Organizational Design and Management Specialist performs a range of job evaluation, classification, and organizational design services including designing, documenting, and evaluating jobs; determining and validating minimum qualifications and other job requirements; writing job descriptions; and conducting organizational design studies. Excellent starting wages and benefits package.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    To review the description of duties, please click here.

    Please note: You should review this job description, in particular the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other (KSAOs) requirements listed.

    In the application process, you will be asked to relate your experience, training and education to the KSAOs in a narrative format. We would suggest that you prepare your responses off line and paste them into the assessment questionnaire.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (MQS):

    To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure.

    • Five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources including experience in: conducting job analyses and desk audits; developing and revising job descriptions; validating MQs and KSAs or other qualification requirements; and evaluating organizational structures.
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Personnel Administration, Psychology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that totals four years.
    • A fully equivalent combination of education and training beyond what is needed to satisfy the education requirement may be used to substitute for up to two of the five years of experience.

    CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED

    • A valid state driver’s license.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (PQS):

    The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but are not required to be rated qualified for this job.

    • A Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s). If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

    INTERESTED APPLICANTS:

    ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: MWAA-17-11924. Please visit our website for the complete job announcement and qualification requirement details at www.mwaa.com and to apply online.


  • 04/16/2017 3:52 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI)

    Location: Ft. Belvoir, VA, near Washington, DC

    Details about Doctoral Research Fellowships

    Our Doctoral Research Fellowships are for qualified Ph.D. candidates who have been advanced to candidacy (ABD). The Fellowships are aimed at developing the applied research skills of advanced doctoral students. Each Doctoral Research Fellow is mentored by a senior ARI researcher and is assigned to participate as a member of an ARI research or technical team. Doctoral Research Fellows refine skills in research design, data collection and management, statistical analyses, scientific and technical writing, and business acumen. Doctoral Research Fellows work up to 30 hours per week during the school year, 40 hours per week in the summer, and are offered health insurance benefits. They earn an hourly wage between $25.35 and $31.20, depending upon academic standing. More importantly, Doctoral Research Fellows develop professionally under the guiding mentorship of national experts in their fields, co-author publications and presentations, often accomplish their doctoral dissertations using Fellowship research, and compete for Post-Doctoral Fellowships and career positions at Federal Government agencies, and business and consulting organizations.   

     

    Research and Task Description 

    Doctoral Fellowships are anticipated in several research units within ARI, including personnel assessment, foundational research, and organizational climate. All Doctoral Research Fellows will work as part of a research team to conduct research within their assigned research unit. 

    • Fellows assigned to personnel assessment will be focused on developing, validating, and implementing selection and assignment measures and assessments – with an emphasis on large-scale and/or longitudinal validation.  Those measures and assessments may include cognitive, non-cognitive, and attitudinal predictor and criterion assessments in the areas of personality/temperament, vocational interests, cyber aptitude, and gender integration in combat jobs.
    • Fellows assigned to foundational research will be focused on conducting basic research on individual differences, psychometrics, leadership/leader development, or computational modeling of individuals in organizations. 
    • Fellows assigned to organizational climate will be focused on developing multi-level measures for learning about, leading, and understanding organizational climate and culture as well as developing methods to improve climate and learning in the military.     

    Doctoral Research Fellows typically assist with multiple projects within their assigned area. Some of the primary activities will include the following:

    • Conduct literature reviews
    • Identify and prepare measures for data collection
    • Collect data (may involve travel to military installations within the continental United States)
    • Conduct data entry and management (data entry, data cleaning, merging data files)
    • Conduct data analyses (psychometrics, descriptives, inferential statistics, Bayesian and other modeling)
    • Assist with preparing briefing materials
    • Contribute to technical reports, manuscripts, and/or conference papers based on data analyses 

    Skills and Qualifications 

    • Currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. program, and formally advanced to candidacy
    • Knowledge of the research literature(s) relevant to the specific research area assigned
    • Experience and skill performing literature reviews
    • Basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative data analyses
    • Working knowledge of SPSS; knowledge of SAS or R may be required for some assignments
    • Working knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Strong teamwork skills
    • Attention to detail

    Qualified candidates should be comfortable working with others as part of a research team, but must also be able to work independently and, at times, with limited supervision. Some background in military research would be helpful, but is not critical. Some travel may be required to conduct data collection or other activities at military installations.  

    About the Consortium Research Fellows Program

    The Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP) began in 1981 as a partnership between the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The goal of this partnership was to provide some of the nation's best and brightest graduate students in the behavioral and social sciences with an opportunity to work in a Federal Government agency research setting. In the years since its inception, the CRFP has expanded in both size and mission. The current goals of the CRFP are to provide educationally-relevant, well-paid, professional experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, provide research opportunities for faculty, provide high-quality technical and analytical support to sponsoring agencies, and groom a new generation of scientists, who either directly as government employees, or indirectly as contractors, will support Department of Defense (DoD) Research & Development now and in the future. The government gains over 35 person-years of effort from CRFP Research Fellows each calendar year and benefits from the fresh perspectives students bring as a result of studying the latest research and practice in their disciplines.

    About the U.S. Army Research Institute

    The mission of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (ARI) is to maximize individual and unit performance and readiness to meet Army operational requirements through advances in the behavioral and social sciences. ARI is the Army's primary laboratory conducting research and analysis on personnel performance and training. Their focus is on the human element in the Army so that the research and analysis contributes to the entire life cycle of recruiting, selection, assignment, training, and mission performance. ARI provides new technology to meet the personnel and training challenges of the Army, conducts studies and analyses to address short-term issues and respond to emerging "hot topics," and provides technical assistance on critical issues affecting all parts of the Army as an organization, the people, and the technologies for the future.

    ARI’s research lineage traces its earliest beginnings to the advent of military psychology and a meeting of experimental psychologists who gathered at Harvard University in 1917 to discuss how psychology and the application of its scientific methods could support national defense. In August 1917, the Secretary of War established, with ten psychologists, the Committee on Classification of Personnel in the Army. The committee’s work was marked by notable achievements in developing tools and procedures for scientific enhancements in personnel management, to include personnel selection and classification, and performance tests.

    ARI's organizational lineage is traced to the establishment of the Committee on Selection and Classification of Military Personnel at the start of World War II. The Adjutant General of the U.S. Army requested that the National Research Council create the committee as an advisory group on matters of Soldier selection and classification. The original committee members included many prominent psychologists of the day, such as Walter V. Bingham, C. L. Shartle, and L.L. Thurstone. During the post-World War II period, research focused on personnel testing and test development, and expanded behavioral science research in the areas of training, human engineering, social psychology, and physiological psychology.

    Today, ARI's Science and Technology research is focused on developing innovative measures and methods to improve and enhance the Soldier lifecycle, conducting scientific assessments and providing behavioral and social science advice to inform human resource policies, and developing fundamental theories and investigating new domain areas in behavioral and social sciences with high potential impact on Army issues.

    We encourage qualified candidates, interested students, faculty, and other interested conference attendees to contact Dr. Scott A. Beal with questions or to engage in further discussion.

    Dr. Beal will schedule time at this SIOP conference to speak with you, personally.

    Dr. Scott A. Beal

    Director, Consortium Research Fellows Program

    Vice President for Strategic Initiatives,

    Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

    Scott.Beal@Consortium-Research-Fellows.org

    (cell) 910-705-5664

     


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    U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI)

    Location: Ft. Belvoir, VA, near Washington, DC.

    The Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP) has student Research Fellowships available at the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI), Ft. Belvoir, VA, near Washington, DC.

    Details about CRFP Fellowships

    The CRFP Fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students are aimed at developing the applied research skills of early-career psychologists. Each student Research Fellow is mentored by a senior ARI researcher, and is assigned to participate as a member of an ARI research or technical team. Student Research Fellows gain skills in research design, data collection and management, statistical analyses, scientific and technical writing, and business acumen. Student Fellows work up to 20 hours per week during the school year and 40 hours per week in the summer. They earn an hourly wage between $15.70 and $31.20, depending upon academic standing. More importantly, student Research Fellows develop professionally under the guiding mentorship of national experts in their fields, co-author publications and presentations, often accomplish their Master's theses or doctoral dissertations using Fellowship research, and compete for career positions at Federal Government agencies, and business and consulting organizations.   

    Learning Objectives

    Research Design

    Learning Objective: Be able to effectively design research for a complex applied setting.

    You will learn how to:

    • Develop research questions that will further the Army’s mission and contribute to the broader science
    • Assess, understand, and work within practical constraints and barriers
    • Develop IRB documents for the Army’s Institutional Review Board
    • Recruit Soldiers for data collection efforts
    • Develop a practical research plan
    • Develop timelines and budgets to effectively implement research

    Data Collection & Management

    Learning Objective: Be able to gather, enter, document/manage, and clean organizational data.

    You will learn how to:

    • Collect and manage applied data in a military context
    • Enter applied psychological data in an efficient manner
    • Establish and maintain organizational systems for data management
    • Use established practices to clean and screen data
    • Develop data codebooks and other supporting documents
    • Document data management processes for reporting purposes
    • Prepare datasets for analyses

    Statistical Analyses

    Learning Objective: Be able to conduct basic and multivariate statistical analyses.

    You will learn how to:

    • Run descriptives statistics to describe data
    • Report descriptives in compliance with APA guidelines
    • Write SPSS syntax
    • Conduct multivariate statistics
    • Interpret results from SPSS output
    • Maintain data output in an organized and systematic manner
    • Avoid questionable research practices and maintain credibility of data
    • Write up and report results in compliance with APA guidelines

    Scientific Writing

    Learning Objective: Improve your scientific and technical writing skills.

    You will learn how to:

    • Structure and organize a scientific paper or technical report
    • Write a concise executive summary and a thorough introduction to a paper
    • Appropriately detail methodology of field and laboratory studies
    • Prepare manuscripts, scientific and technical reports, and other formal documents for publication

    Ideal Candidate Qualifications

    ·         Currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. program

    ·         Maintain a strong academic standing

    ·         Knowledge of psychometrics, individual differences, and research methods

    ·         Basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative data analyses

    ·         Working knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Office programs

    ·         Strong oral and written communication skills

    ·         Strong teamwork skills

    ·         High detail orientation

    ·         Strategic thinking skills

    ·         Self-directed motivation

    About the Consortium Research Fellows Program

    The Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP) began in 1981 as a partnership between the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The goal of this partnership was to provide some of the nation's best and brightest graduate students in the behavioral and social sciences with an opportunity to work in a Federal Government agency research setting. In the years since its inception, the CRFP has expanded in both size and mission. The current goals of the CRFP are to provide educationally-relevant, well-paid, professional experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, provide research opportunities for faculty, provide high-quality technical and analytical support to sponsoring agencies, and groom a new generation of scientists, who either directly as government employees, or indirectly as contractors, will support Department of Defense (DoD) Research & Development now and in the future.

    The government gains over 35 person-years of effort from CRFP Research Fellows each calendar year and benefits from the fresh perspectives students bring as a result of studying the latest research and practice in their disciplines.

    About the U.S. Army Research Institute


    The mission of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences (ARI) is to maximize individual and unit performance and readiness to meet Army operational requirements through advances in the behavioral and social sciences. ARI is the Army's primary laboratory conducting research and analysis on personnel performance and training. Their focus is on the human element in the Army so that the research and analysis contributes to the entire life cycle of recruiting, selection, assignment, training, and mission performance. ARI provides new technology to meet the personnel and training challenges of the Army, conducts studies and analyses to address short-term issues and respond to emerging "hot topics," and provides technical assistance on critical issues affecting all parts of the Army as an organization, the people, and the technologies for the future.

    ARI’s research lineage traces its earliest beginnings to the advent of military psychology and a meeting of experimental psychologists who gathered at Harvard University in 1917 to discuss how psychology and the application of its scientific methods could support national defense. In August 1917, the Secretary of War established, with ten psychologists, the Committee on Classification of Personnel in the Army. The committee’s work was marked by notable achievements in developing tools and procedures for scientific enhancements in personnel management, to include personnel selection and classification, and performance tests.

    ARI's organizational lineage is traced to the establishment of the Committee on Selection and Classification of Military Personnel at the start of World War II. The Adjutant General of the U.S. Army requested that the National Research Council create the committee as an advisory group on matters of Soldier selection and classification. The original committee members included many prominent psychologists of the day, such as Walter V. Bingham, C. L. Shartle, and L.L. Thurstone. During the post-World War II period, research focused on personnel testing and test development, and expanded behavioral science research in the areas of training, human engineering, social psychology, and physiological psychology.

    Today, ARI's Science and Technology research is focused on developing innovative measures and methods to improve and enhance the Soldier lifecycle, conducting scientific assessments and providing behavioral and social science advice to inform human resource policies, and developing fundamental theories and investigating new domain areas in behavioral and social sciences with high potential impact on Army issues.

    We encourage qualified candidates, interested students, faculty, and other interested conference attendees to contact Dr. Scott A. Beal with questions or to engage in further discussion.

    Dr. Beal will schedule time at this SIOP conference to speak with you, personally. 

    Dr. Scott A. Beal

    Director, Consortium Research Fellows Program

    Vice President for Strategic Initiatives,

    Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

    Scott.Beal@Consortium-Research-Fellows.org

    (cell) 910-705-5664


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