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Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

Company: DCS Corp
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Infoscitex, a DCS company, is an employee-owned organization that performs challenging state-of-the-art research and technological development to strengthen our nation's defense and security. - We conduct research and development projects in partnership with our Department of Defense customers in a variety of high demand application areas such as Autonomy, Manned-Unmanned Teaming, Artificial Intelligence, Human Systems Engineering and Modeling, Simulation & Analysis. We provide innovative solutions with our multidisciplinary teams formed with exceptional employees. We currently have an opportunity for an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist to join our remote-based team centered in Dayton, OH, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), working with our customer at 711th Human Performance Wing. The focus of this effort is to improve USAF's ability to screen military applicants and assign qualified personnel to appropriate training specialties. This role provides a unique opportunity to contribute to a growing area of research and to publish in multiple venues. This can be a remote or on-site position. Essential Job Functions: Plan and execute applied research studies focused on improving current and future Air Force personnel selection and classification systems. This includes conducting psychometric evaluations, performing subgroup analyses, and identifying gaps in current and future job requirements. Conduct statistical analyses using R programming language. Conduct literature reviews and produce technical reports and presentations detailing research efforts, results, and conclusions. Provide recommendations to customers and other stakeholders. Coordinate with team members, customers, and other stakeholders. Present research findings at conferences and other venues as appropriate. Job Functions of Specific Projects to which you may be assigned: Review and update a computer-administered cognitive and perceptual-motor test battery to assess pilot aptitude. Provide literature-based and evidence-driven recommendations for methods to measure critical competencies for aviation-related career fields (e.g., pilot, remotely-piloted aircraft pilot); these recommendations will provide incremental validity beyond other measures and help to reduce mean score subgroup differences. Conduct a disparity review to identify the points along the Air Force enlisted personnel assessment, selection, and job assignment pipeline at which any disparities in gender, racial, and ethnic minority representation occur. - The purpose is to identify the root causes for these disparities and suggest potential mitigating propensity or classification interventions. Collaborate on research efforts examining the psychometric properties of an Air Force officer personality test. This includes creating standard scores, designing subgroup norms and look-up tables, conducting predictive validation studies, and preparing a comprehensive test manual. Manage test development efforts for a large-scale Air Force officer selection and classification test battery. This includes item writing, planning and overseeing data collection, item analysis, and scoring. Conduct research identifying aptitude requirements for USAF Enlisted and Officer and US Space Force personnel. Requirements: Due to the sensitivity of customer requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required. At least a Bachelor degree in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology or a related technical discipline, and at least 2 years of related experience; Master degree with 1 year of experience strongly preferred. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information: ability to obtain and retain a U.S. DoD security clearance. Proficiency in performing Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT) analyses. Types of statistical analyses include (but are not limited to): Hierarchical Regression / Multiple Regression, Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses, Structural Equations Modeling, Analysis of Variance, Differential Item Functioning, and dichotomous and polytomous IRT models. Proficiency with R and Microsoft Office Suite and virtual collaboration software (e.g. Microsoft Teams). Experience documenting research results, writing research proposals, preparing and delivering technical presentations, and writing technical reports. Ability to work on several projects simultaneously with minimal supervision. Ability to work in a highly collaborative virtual team environment with a geographically-distributed team. Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts, research findings, and recommendations to a broader audience of stakeholders, including laypeople. Desired Skills: Expertise in large-scale test development and validation. Expertise in test scoring procedures (e.g., cutoff scores, weighting of multiple predictors). Expertise in in personnel measurement and selection, including job analyses, person-job fit, adverse impact and the statistical analyses associated with detecting adverse impact, and various assessment measures, such as personality tests and cognitive ability tests.

Keywords: DCS Corp, Atlanta , Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Healthcare , Atlanta, Georgia

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