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Posted by: National Security Agency on May 17, 2017


Location:

Fort Meade, MD

Job Description:

Responsibilities
The NSA/CSS Office of Organizational Effectiveness and Workforce Research seeks an experienced consulting Human Capital Management Consultant for a full-time position. The incumbent will work as part of a group of I/O psychologists and human capital management consultants to help drive human capital initiatives and strategies at NSA/CSS. The ideal candidate will possess experience in the I/O, Organizational Development (OD), and human capital domains and exceptional skills in the areas of data analysis, problem solving, report writing, and client/project management. Expert research design and analysis skills are a must, and attention to detail and self-motivation are critical. Example projects include - Designing/modifying performance management systems (e.g., designing and integrating performance appraisal, promotion, and recognition programs) - Developing and executing plans for evaluating the impact of human capital programs - Developing and analyzing workforce surveys (e.g., climate surveys, quality of hire surveys, skills assessments) - Developing communication and implementation plans (and supporting materials) to facilitate change management efforts - Designing and executing job analysis studies - Conducting EEO analyses for selection and promotion decisions - Developing and validating assessments for selection and development purposes (e.g., structured interviews, noncognitive measures, cognitive batteries, knowledge tests) - Carrying out organizational assessments, making thorough recommendations for change, and developing interventions The ideal candidate would be expected to - Hold an MA/MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development or related field - Collaborate with team members across the organization - Develop strategic partnerships throughout the Agency, to help achieve organizational goals and needs - Contribute to the conceptualization, design, analysis, and presentation of basic and applied research (applying appropriate quantitative and qualitative research techniques, data collection strategies, data analysis methods) to inform technical and leadership decisions - Keep abreast of best practices and new research in the I/O, OD, and human capital management fields - Synthesize complex findings and detailed research into executive summaries and presentations intended for managerial decisions and/or publication - Provide high quality customer service to clients through superior technical work as well as effective project management and communication - Be proficient with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, Statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R) - Have experience in conducting statistical analyses (OLS regression, logistic regression, cluster analysis, RCM, SEM, and HLM) in software packages like SPSS
Qualifications
Salary Range: $66,510 - $103,639 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Minimum Qualifications: Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. - Degree must be in Applied Social Sciences or Applied Behavioral Sciences (e.g., Organizational Development, I-O Psychology, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Sociology). - Relevant experience must be in social or behavioral sciences (e.g., organizational development, organizational effectiveness, performance improvement, test development and validation, social network analysis, or systems thinking), some of the experience must be current (i.e., within the past 2 years) and must include performing research and analysis. Salary Range: $94,796 - $145,629 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Minimum Qualifications: Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. - Degree must be in Applied Social Sciences or Applied Behavioral Sciences (e.g., Organizational Development, I-O Psychology, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Sociology). - Relevant experience must be in social or behavioral sciences (e.g., organizational development, organizational effectiveness, performance improvement, test development and validation, social network analysis, or systems thinking), some of the experience must be current (i.e., within the past 2 years) and must include performing research and analysis and formal/informal leadership. The above minimum qualifications are generic for this work role; however, for this position, the ideal candidate would be expected to - Hold an MA/MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field - Collaborate with team members across the organization - Contribute to the conceptualization, design, analysis, and presentation of basic and applied research (applying appropriate quantitative and qualitative research techniques, data collection strategies, data analysis methods) to inform technical and leadership decisions - Keep abreast of best practices and new research in the I/O and human capital management fields - Synthesize complex findings and detailed research into executive summaries and presentations intended for managerial decisions and/or publication - Provide high quality customer service to clients through superior technical work as well as effective project management and communication - Be proficient with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, SPSS - Have experience in conducting statistical analyses (OLS regression, logistic regression, cluster analysis, RCM, SEM, and HLM) in software packages like SPSS
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with flexible hours. NOTE: This job posting will be available until 12:00p.m. on the closing date.
How To Apply - External
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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