Human Capital Consultant – Experienced

NSA - National Security AgencyNSA seeks Human Capital Consultant – Experienced

Location: Fort Meade, MD

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Responsibilities

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offence and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from getting access to sensitive or classified national security information. Managers at NSA, where people are a priority, are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their work force to create innovative solutions that support the Agency’s missions.

The NSA Office of HR Strategies and Program Design seeks an experienced human capital expert, with emphases on personnel selection, survey research, or human capital system design, for a full-time position. The incumbent will work as part of a group of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologists, strategic consultants, and survey researchers to drive human capital initiatives and strategies at NSA.

The ideal candidate will possess experience in the I/O, Organizational Development (OD), survey research, or personnel selection domains of human capital and have exceptional skills in the areas of problem solving, report writing, and client/project management. Expert research design and analysis skills, 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 validating assessments for selection and development purposes (e.g., structured interviews, cognitive and non-cognitive measures, knowledge tests)
– Evaluating the impact of human capital programs
– Developing and analyzing workforce surveys (e.g., climate, quality of hire, skills assessments)
– Carrying out organizational assessments, generating recommendations for change, and developing interventions
– Designing and executing job analysis studies
– Developing communication and implementation plans (and supporting materials) to facilitate change management efforts
– Conducting EEO analyses for selection and promotion decisions
– Applying item response theory to establish and maintain item banks for static and computer adaptive tests
– Contributing to basic and applied research projects seeking to improve the measurement of critical knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics

The ideal candidate would be expected to:

– Hold an MA/MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Survey Research, Quantitative Psychology, Psychometrics, Educational Psychology 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 in relevant tools, such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, and Statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R)

Qualifications
Below are the generic minimum qualifications for this work role. However, the ideal candidate would be expected to hold an MA/MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Survey Research, Quantitative Psychology, Psychometrics, Educational Psychology or related field.

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.

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.

Salary Range: $131,767 – $161,900 (Expert)

*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.

Entry is with a Bachelor’s degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 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 leadership or management.

How To Apply – External
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***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans’ Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans’ preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

DCIPS Disclaimer
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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