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  • 29 Nov 2018 4:42 PM | Martha Hennen

    This position is focused on analyzing and developing data/report requirements, building reports and visualizations, conducting data analyses/research on HR topics, and providing training to customer agencies on the use of HR data. The person serves as a Business Analyst on the data Scrum team for the federal government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

    OPM will be hiring two people - Location Negotiable Upon Selection, full-time remote work with some travel.

    The posting is open today until 12/12/2018. For more information or to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518162000

     

     

  • 29 Nov 2018 2:24 PM | Nancy Robinson

     

    Job Classification Specialist

    Compensation Grade:  S19 ($69,926.00 to $101,393.00)

    Opening Date:  November 23, 2018

    Closing Date:  December 7, 2018

    Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

    To apply:  go to:  http://mwaa.com/about/careers

    Job Classification Specialist

    Performs a range of job evaluation and classification services including designing, documenting, and evaluating jobs; writing job descriptions; and assisting in determining and validating minimum qualifications and other job requirements. Creates and/or modifies positions, job profiles, job applicant assessment questionnaires, and organizational structures in the HCM/Payroll system. May assist in conducting organizational design studies. Performs related functions.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    Writes job descriptions, or revises existing job descriptions, to reflect standardized language for job skill and complexity levels.

    Assists in conducting job analyses and conducts ‘desk audits’ to collect, analyze, and document job data to prepare or edit job descriptions, and develop and validate selection criteria.

    Works with the ODM Senior Specialist on the development and validation of minimum qualification requirements, knowledge/skill requirements, and other facets of the job through content- or criterion-related approaches to ensure job-relatedness. 

    Assists in developing pre-employment selection criteria including, but not limited to, structured interview questions, knowledge- or skill-based tests, or cognitive ability tests.

    Assists in developing and validating occupational questionnaires for assessing and screening job candidates.

    May review clusters of jobs (position structures) and overall organizational designs for potential to improve effectiveness.

    Assists in developing, conducting, and analyzing employee engagement surveys.

    Keeps abreast of ‘best practices’ in HR business processes as they may impact work of the Department.  Provides innovative human resources solutions within a given framework.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Four years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, with emphasis on job design and evaluation.

    Knowledge of job evaluation and job classification practices and principles.

    Skill in writing job descriptions and/or position standards.

    Ability to identify and validate minimum qualification requirements.

    Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.

    Baseline knowledge of Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection procedures, generally-accepted merit principles in the public sector, and related laws or regulations.

    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding organization and employee information.

    Ability to evaluate organizational structures for position redundancies and inefficiencies.

    Knowledge of survey methodology and analysis techniques.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience with organizational analysis and design methodologies and practices.

    Experience using Workday, with emphasis on the Human Capital Management (HCM) modules.

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

    EDUCATION

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Personnel Administration, Psychology, or a related field.

    To apply:  go to:  http://mwaa.com/about/careers

  • 05 Nov 2018 10:09 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    The Strategic Initiatives Unit (SIU) within U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-13/14, salary range: $96,970 to $145,629 per year) in its Washington, DC office.  Applicants will be evaluated based upon responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process. Applications will be accepted from Monday, November 5, 2018 to Monday, November 19, 2018.

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a senior level Personnel Research Psychologist. You will be responsible for conducting research, applying innovative assessment procedures and techniques to identify top talent. You will work to develop practical solutions to HR management problems and concerns to include, developing selection systems to hire and retain highly qualified employees, including law enforcement officers. SIU will be a fast-paced environment where your duties and responsibilities require interacting at all levels, across multiple offices, within and external to ICE.

    Typical work assignments include, but are not limited to:

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

    SIU is a newly formed unit within ICEs Office of Human Capital. Selectees will have the opportunity to build an assessment program from the ground-up.

    For more information and to apply:  

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515787600

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/515788400

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the position further, please contact Matisha Montgomery at Matisha.montgomery@ice.dhs.gov 

  • 31 Oct 2018 11:05 AM | Erin Smith

    The City of Dallas Civil Service Department has an opening for EITHER a Test Validation Specialist OR a Test Validation Analyst. Job functions of both positions are similar in nature. However, the analyst position requires less experience then the specialist position.

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    The Employment Testing and Validation Specialist is responsible for conducting job analyses; developing written examinations for civilian, police and fire classifications; establishing and analyzing pass points for written examinations; writing and creating assessment center scenarios and training materials; administering Police and Fire Department assessment centers; administering the fire physical abilities test; analyzing test results; and documenting the examination processes in formal reports.
     
    This position is also responsible for assisting in the preparation of project time tables, assisting in the training of new team members as assignment; acting as team leader and assuming general team lead responsibilities as assigned or in the absences of the Test Validation Administrator.

    Link to the Test Validation Specialist opening:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dallas/jobs/1531374/test-validation-specialist

    Link to the Test Validation Analyst opening:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dallas/jobs/2247906/test-validation-analyst



  • 09 Oct 2018 3:43 PM | Evelyn Darbut

    ***This position closes on December 28, 2018***

    Minimum Requirements:

    Priority and preference will be given to candidates who meet the following requirements:

    1. Masters degree from an accredited institution in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior/Development, or related field of study.
    2. One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of assessment processes to include job analysis, test development, item analysis, research design and statistical analysis, including evaluation and validation methodology.
    3. Strong technical and non-technical writing skills.
    4. Solid interpersonal skills for building internal and external relationships.
    5. Excellent planning and organizing skills; ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities.
    6. Experience in a governmental or similar public sector agency preferred.
    7. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

    If the position is not filled by a candidate that meets the above requirements, candidates with the following requirements may also be considered:
     
    1. Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Human Resource Management, or closely related field. 
    2. Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in professional human resource management functions specific to selection and assessment, recruitment and talent acquisition. 
    3. Strong technical and non-technical writing skills.
    4. Solid interpersonal skills for building internal and external relationships.
    5. Excellent planning and organizing skills; ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities.
    6. Experience in a governmental or similar public sector agency preferred.
    7. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.
    For additional information about the position, please click here.
  • 28 Sep 2018 11:11 AM | Kathy Stewart (Administrator)

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Location: Washington, DC

    *CBP is reposting this opportunity due to a technical error in the initial announcement.*

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180). The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $81,548 to $126,062 per year) in its Washington, DC office. Applications will be accepted from Thursday, September 27, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018.

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division is a team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists leveraging expertise in human capital strategies and applied research to make a difference in the safety and security of our Nation.

    Selected applicants will conduct applied research, internal consulting, and data analysis to support innovative testing programs and to design organizational interventions.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Consulting on human capital issues such as talent management, career paths and workforce development, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and evaluation
    • Designing, developing, and validating employee selection tests and related instruments, including computer adaptive tests and physical ability tests
    • Developing surveys to collect actionable data on a variety of industrial-organizational issues (e.g., job analysis, workload analysis, organizational climate)
    • Conducting organizational studies to develop and implement solutions related to talent management, training design, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation

    The position requires participation in all phases of the process, from problem definition to reporting of results. Strong communication skills are required.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512193500

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512192300


  • 24 Sep 2018 9:01 AM | Alok Bhupatkar

    UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE

    Department of Homeland Security

    Research Statistician

    Washington, D.C. 20223

    The U.S. Secret Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Statistician ($96,970 - $148,967) at its headquarters in Washington, DC.  This is a unique opportunity to join a rapidly expanding research and assessment team tasked with the development and implementation of effective human capital tools for personnel assessment, career development, and organizational effectiveness to support the establishment and maintenance of a quality workforce.  

    Our Mission

    The United States Secret Service is mandated by statute and executive order to carry out two significant missions: protection and criminal investigations. The Secret Service protects the president and vice president, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; investigates threats against these protectees; protects the White House, vice president’s residence, foreign missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and plans and implements security designs for designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service also investigates violations of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States; financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nation’s financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.

    Responsibilities

    The selectee will serve as a Statistician responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating research and analyses in one or more areas of statistics applicable to personnel testing, surveys, and program evaluation.

    Additional duties of this position may include:

    §  Applying statistical theory and methodology to collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative data.

    §  Conducting research and data analytic studies to evaluate the effectiveness of existing HR systems and tools.

    §  Ensuring all data analytic technics, recommendations, and decisions are in compliance with requisite laws, regulations, and professional and technical standards.

    Qualifications

    Ideal candidates will possess an advanced degree in statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field of study.  Strong candidates will possess a combination of education, training, and experience in psychometrics, applied mathematics, test theory, quantitative and qualitative data analytic strategies, and research methodology. 

    U.S. Citizenship is required. 

    To Apply

    Multiple selections will be made. Interested applicants should visit www.usajobs.gov for application procedures.  After accessing this website, select “Search Jobs”, then enter an associated job announcement number in the field labeled “Keyword Search”.  The job announcement numbers for this job opportunity are HUM-JM080-18-MP and HUM-JM080-18-DE.

    Applications will be accepted through October 4, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.   

     

  • 07 Sep 2018 9:20 AM | Kathy Stewart (Administrator)

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    Location: Washington, DC

    Personnel Research Psychologist (GS-0180). The Personnel Research and Assessment Division within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has multiple openings for Personnel Research Psychologists (GS-180-12/13, salary range: $81,548 to $126,062 per year) in its Washington, DC office. Applications will be accepted from Thursday, September 6, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

    The Personnel Research and Assessment Division is a team of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists leveraging expertise in human capital strategies and applied research to make a difference in the safety and security of our Nation.

    Selected applicants will conduct applied research, internal consulting, and data analysis to support innovative testing programs and to design organizational interventions.

    Potential assignments include, but are not limited to:

    • Consulting on human capital issues such as talent management, career paths and workforce development, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and evaluation
    • Designing, developing, and validating employee selection tests and related instruments, including computer adaptive tests and physical ability tests
    • Developing surveys to collect actionable data on a variety of industrial-organizational issues (e.g., job analysis, workload analysis, organizational climate)
    • Conducting organizational studies to develop and implement solutions related to talent management, training design, organizational development, motivation, leadership, and performance evaluation

    The position requires participation in all phases of the process, from problem definition to reporting of results. Strong communication skills are required.

    For more information and to apply:

    Current Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509951000

    All other applicants: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509946700


  • 06 Aug 2018 5:30 PM | Eric Brown

    THE POSITION

    CPS HR Consulting seeks to hire a human resources professional to perform a variety of testing and selection-related consulting work. The incumbent will apply his or her knowledge, skills, and abilities in the design of job analysis studies; the design, development, and administration of selection tools (e.g., structured interviews, multiple-choice exams, supplemental applications); the design, development, and administration of promotional assessment centers; and the management of day-to-day project and program activities. The incumbent may also work on projects in other areas of HR within the scope of the consulting services we provide to government entities. The position requires independent thought and judgment and the ability to independently manage a full client load from commencement to closing. The incumbent must be able to manage complex client relationships that require problem-solving and negotiation skills and the ability to respond effectively to unexpected pressures, situations, and demands. We desire an individual with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills, with a willingness and ability to travel an average of 50% of the year. (Travel will sometimes occur evenings and weekends and may vary by month.)  The incumbent can be located anywhere in the contiguous United States near a major airport.  We prefer to have someone outside of California.

    TYPICAL JOB DUTIES include but are not limited to:

    • Conduct job analysis studies
    • Develop, design, and administer selection tools and promotional assessment centers
    • Develop and monitor project scopes of work, budgets, and timelines
    • Determine client/project needs by using technical expertise and minimal direction
    • Facilitate client and subject matter expert panel meetings
    • Respond to requests for proposals
    • Prepare a variety of documents and detailed reports
    • Construct various types of selection tools, exercises and scoring rubrics
    • Facilitate test administration activities.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work accurately and effectively, and maintain a strong customer focus.
    • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION:

    Bachelor’s degree in HR, I/O Psychology, or related field.  A Master’s degree is highly desired.

    EXPERIENCE: 

    Must have a minimum of four years of professional full-time experience performing the work outlined above (project management, conducting job analyses, exam pass point setting, exam development for selection, and developing and administering assessment centers). 

    THE ORGANIZATION

    CPS HR Consulting is a Joint Powers Authority public agency providing consulting services to government agencies and non-profit organizations across the United States and Canada.  We bring expertise from both the public and private sectors to help our clients in many aspects of human capital management.

    We have developed a successful culture that expects and supports the participation of every employee in achieving the goals and values of the organization.  We enjoy a collaborative environment where innovation is encouraged.  There are rewarding and challenging work opportunities for motivated, creative employees.  We offer flexible work schedules, technology connected work teams, and opportunities to grow within our organization.  Check out the video featuring our employees on our Careers page.

    Our generous benefits package includes paid time off, choice of medical plans, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, additional voluntary benefits, along with membership in the CalPERS retirement system.

    Applications will be accepted until filled.  Apply online at www.cpshr.us/careers.html.


  • 27 Jul 2018 10:18 AM | Matisha Montgomery (Administrator)

    The Office of Human Capital (OHC) at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is seeking applicants to the position of Chief of the HR Services Unit (GS-0201-15).  This is an OHC headquarters position with a duty station of Washington, D.C.

    As Chief of the HR Services Unit, this position is responsible for oversight of the OHC service centers and ensuring agency and customer priorities are efficiently carried out by service center teams. This position reports to the SES Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer for Operations. Specifically, this position performs the following duties:

    • Provides administrative and technical supervision to managers who furnish Title 5 HR services and offer authoritative guidance on difficult, unusual, or unprecedented circumstances arising from diverse HR issues;
    • Provides expert level guidance to the managers who execute Title 5 HR programs for recruitment, placement, position management and classification, information systems management, payroll, retirement, benefits, and support services;
    • Resolves bottlenecks in the efficient delivery of Title 5 HR services by developing goals and performance metrics for ICE's HR service centers, using data and metrics to track progress toward goals and make adjustments as necessary to ensure success;
    • Serves as senior subject matter expert in Title 5 HR operations ensuring service centers make use of the full range of tools and authorities to meet agency and customer objectives; and
    • Serves as nexus between OHC HQ leadership, HQ customer representatives, and the service centers ensuring agency and customer strategic HR priorities are translated into tactical execution in the service centers.

    Applicants must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that included experience such as:

    • Serving as senior subject matter expert in Title 5 HR operations ensuring service centers make use of the full range of tools and authorities to meet agency and customer objectives;
    • Identifying and resolving bottlenecks in the efficient delivery of Title 5 HR services, including developing, implementing, and tracking organizational performance metrics to measure operational success;
    • Interacting with customers to set goals and ensuring goals are successfully executed by subordinate employees;
    • Evaluating operations for quality and quantity of work, regulatory compliance and effectiveness of service to management and employees; and
    • Serving as nexus between leadership, customer representatives, and service centers ensuring headquarters goals and priorities are efficiently and accurately executed in the service centers.

    To learn more or to apply, please consult the vacancy announcement on USA Jobs.  This announcement opens on July 30 and closes on August 10.

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