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Job Title:Organizational Evaluation & Assessment Researcher

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:HRM-2014-0008

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $141,662.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to Friday, May 2, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0180/1530-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - This position will be filled as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment only.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications accepted from US Citizens and non-US Citizens.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Formal consideration of interested applicants will begin on May 21, 2014 and continue until a selection is made.

Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Human Resources Management (HRM), Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM) announces a nationwide search for an Organizational Evaluation & Assessment Researcher. HRM work is highly integrated with agency strategic goals and initiatives and prides itself on having a strategic approach to workforce management. Activities involve a high degree of coordination with agency strategic planning initiatives and task forces. Vertical integration of Federal, NSF and HRM strategic initiatives with human capital operations enhances all aspects of service delivery and makes HRM a strategic business partner for the agency.

More information about HRM can be found here.

The Organizational Evaluation & Assessment Researcher will report to the Workforce Planning & Analysis Branch (WPAB) Chief and work in the area of strategic human capital planning. You will collaborate with agency leadership to assess and develop employee engagement strategies and guide Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) action planning to achieve mission success. NSF offers a unique perspective as a small agency supporting headquarters human capital oversight and accountability, as well as implementation and assessment of local human capital programs and implementation efforts. You will have the opportunity to gain insight into a myriad of Federal human capital strategic management programs (i.e. Diversity and Inclusion, GPRA-MA, HRstat) that intersect with agency human capital objectives, employee attitudes identified in the FEVS, changing business processes, and an increasingly virtual workforce. NSF is committed to exploring innovative programs, results-oriented business practices, and data driven decision-making. If you are looking for a position where you can work directly with both organizational leaders and employees and a dynamic work environment in a unique federal agency, look no further!

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The Organizational Evaluation and Assessment Researcher will:

    • Serve as a subject matter expert to agency leadership on FEVS action planning and analyses
    • Direct and advise the FEVS project team on implementation and assessment activities
    • Conduct literature reviews to identify best practices and/or alternative methods to support employee engagement and action planning
    • Direct the creation and validation of NSF-specific FEVS indices
    • Identify FEVS and other workforce indicators and core metrics
    • Advise on the integration of human capital data analytics and improve evaluation metrics
    • Develop data visualization and distribution tools and technologies
    • Identify areas for enhanced data analysis to improve planning and implementation
    • Oversee implementation of FEVS support services via internal consulting teams
    • Oversee facilitation of focus groups, strategic planning and action planning discussions
    • Transfer knowledge of analytical and assessment methods to Federal staff to support long-term continuity service
    • Additional duties may be assigned


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Psychology, Statistics, or related field, plus, after award of the Ph.D., four or more years of experience with statistical analytics and tools, integrating survey and workforce data, and employee/organizational engagement; OR a Master’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Psychology, Statistics, or related field, plus, after award of the degree, six or more years of experience with statistical analytics and tools, integrating survey and workforce data, and employee/organizational engagement.

    Additional desired attributes include:

    • Experience developing program evaluation metrics and indices
    • Experience assessing the organizational impact of employee engagement
    • Experience assessing and developing linkages between employee satisfaction, employee engagement, and employee performance
    • Ability to assess and analyze impacts of seemingly disparate initiatives on one another, and to identify opportunities for integration and developing synergy between initiatives
    • Experience conducting or integrating cultural assessments into recommendations for addressing identified challenge areas
    • Familiarity with change management research and its application, and experience applying change management techniques across an organization
    The Organizational Evaluation & Assessment Researcher will utilize knowledge of survey methodology, design and analysis, and ability to enhance organizational objectives through employee engagement. You will draw upon professional expertise to develop indices, frameworks and analytical toolkits to effectively impact employee engagement and satisfaction at all levels of the agency. Your influence will guide communication and change management via the development of managerial tools and templates, and collaborations with internal consulting teams on communication and change management initiatives. In addition, you will devote time to independent inquiry, conducting special topics research and analyzing data.

    This position will be filled under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). For an IPA assignment, the individual remains on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. NSF will reimburse the institution for NSF’s negotiated share of the costs. Individuals eligible for an IPA assignment include employees of State and local government agencies, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, federally funded research and development centers and qualified nonprofit organizations. For more information about IPA assignments, visit our website at http://www.nsf.gov//about/career_opps.


    You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of the job announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

    All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and research activities relevant to the duties of the position as reflected on your resume or CV.
    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    OTHER INFORMATION:


    Relocation expenses may be paid contingent upon the availability of funds.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed or uploaded before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Frequently Asked Questions.

    WARNING! Applications submitted online must have a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

    If you are unable to apply electronically, please use the Contact Information below for special instructions on how to submit your application materials. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD (703) 292-5090 for assistance.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR DATE OF BIRTH ON YOUR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please submit a resume or CV that reflects your experience as it relates to the Qualifications and Evaluation Requirements section of this announcement. This information will be used in the evaluation process. 

    We also ask that you complete and submit the Applicant Survey Form. This will help NSF to ensure that our recruiting efforts are attracting a diverse candidate pool; it will be used for statistical purposes only.

    All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing dateIf you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Krystal Mendenhall
    Phone: 703-292-4345
    Fax: 703-292-9279
    TDD: 703-292-5090
    Email: rotator@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-9279

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Shortly after the announcement closes, you will be notified as to whether or not you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you do, you will receive further consideration and evaluation.  All qualified applicants will receive final notification of the outcome of the job opportunity announcement.  

    You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    HRM-2014-0008

    Control Number:

    368691000