Applied Social Scientist - Mid/Expert Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
NSA has numerous excellent opportunities in many different HR disciplines. Opportunities exist in HR research, HR Program Management, HR Policy, Recruiting and many more.",

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense 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 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.

Description of Position

As an Applied Social Scientist, you will work with industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologists, strategic consultants, survey researchers, data scientists, and other human capital professionals to drive human capital initiatives and strategies at NSA. Using social science research methods to enhance the way we carry out our mission, you may support projects such as:

' 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 analyzing workforce surveys (e.g., climate, quality of hire, skills assessments)
' Conducting data-informed organizational consultations
' Developing and executing plans to evaluate the impact of current and future programs and processes
' Analyzing program-related data to drive strategic business decisions
' Developing and executing plans for evaluating the impact of Equal Employment opportunity and Diversity (EEOD) programs
' Conducting EEO analyses for selection and promotion decisions
' Conducting training needs analyses and evaluating training effectiveness
' Creating dynamic, user-friendly visualizations of data

Applied Social Scientists collaborate with team members across the organization and develop strategic partnerships throughout the Agency to help achieve organizational goals; 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 I/O, human capital management, and related 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 and consultative skills, as well as effective project management and communication; and leverage relevant tools such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and Statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R).


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Applied Social Scientist - Mid/Expert Level

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Fort Meade, MD 20755

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