Applied Social Scientist - Experienced Level

  • NSA - National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • 10/30/2018
Top Secret SSBI SCI Admin / Corporate Staff Education / Training Intelligence / CounterIntelligence Project / Program Management

Job Description

NSA seeks mid-level to experienced human capital professionals with emphases on job analysis, personnel selection and assessment, and/or survey research for full-time positions. Incumbents will work as part of a group of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologists, strategic consultants, survey researchers, and compensation professionals to drive human capital initiatives and strategies at NSA.

The ideal candidate will possess experience in one of the above areas and have exceptional skills in the areas of consultation, problem solving, report writing, and client/project management. Expert research design and analysis skills, attention to detail, and self-motivation are critical.

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Example projects include:

- Designing and executing job analysis studies
- Developing and validating assessments for selection and development purposes (e.g., structured interviews, cognitive and non-cognitive measures, and knowledge tests)
- Developing and executing plans for evaluating the impact of EEOD programs
- Conducting EEO analyses for selection and promotion decisions
- Developing and analyzing workforce surveys (e.g., climate, quality of hire, skills assessments)
- Evaluating the impact of human capital programs
- Analyzing a variety of program-related data to drive strategic business decisions
- Contributing to basic and applied research projects

The ideal candidate would be expected to:

- Hold an MA/MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Survey Research, Quantitative 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 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 in relevant tools, such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, and/or 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, Survey Research, Quantitative Psychology, or related field.

Salary Range: $96,970 - $148,967 (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: $134,789 - $164,200 (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.

>>> ACTUAL APPLICATION WILL BE ON THE NSA WEBSITE / SELECT APPLICATION BUTTON TO GO THERE.

 

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