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Job Summary

Organization

ICF International

Location

Fairfax, VA, United States

Education Level

BA/BS

Work Experience

3-5 Years

Availability

Open

Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Research Scientist / Associate / Maryland

About the Organization

About ICF International
 
If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.
 
We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions.
 
Our website is http://www.icfi.com/

About the Job

The Research Scientist/Associate shall provide needs assessment support services to identify performance gaps. Conduct, develop, and develop Needs Assessment Plans utilizing assessment methodology based on the industry accepted models. Identify training needs, as well as provide job task, training gap analysis, and qualitative/quantitative analysis including organizing, displaying, describing data, examining relationships, and recommending solutions. This position will have less than 5% travel.

 

Job Requirements

 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop Needs Assessment Plans specifying the assessment methodology and purpose, data collection strategy, data collection instruments, analysis plan, target audience, and project implementation timeline.
  • Develop Career Roadmap(s).
  • Conduct and document Job Analyses.
  • Measure the impact of learning interventions on job and organizational performance by applying the appropriate evaluation and research models and methods (i.e. Kirkpatrick and Phillips evaluation models).
  • Apply Kirkpatrick and Phillips evaluation models to measure the impact of learning interventions on job and organizational performance.
  • Conduct program evaluations that assess alignment of content, program objectives, and outcomes with performance improvement and business goals and objectives.
  • Apply appropriate evaluation and research models and methods to include data analysis, psychometric analysis, and trend analysis.
  • Provide survey support services comprised of conducting and implementing research, design, development, delivery, implementation and analysis of the intended activity.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, or a directly related field with an emphasis on assessment and evaluation research design, methods and analysis, and four (4) years of experience. In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, an additional four (4) years’ experience is required for a total of eight (8) years’ experience.
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in the following: Training or appropriate education in Research Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, or any other related fields with an emphasis on assessment and evaluation research design, methods, and analysis
  • Implementing needs assessment and evaluations focused on human performance
  • Educational program design and evaluation
  • Demonstrated performance implementing interview techniques, focus groups, data collection and analysis, report writing, and written/graphic presentations
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience conducting survey services. Two (2) years’ experience within the past three (3) years in the following: Survey consultation and research development, interview techniques, focus groups, data collection and analysis, survey management, report writing, and written/graphic presentations
  • Current and active High Level Government Clearance
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Survey design, development, delivery, and implementation
  • Report writing and written/graphical presentation(s)
  • Training or appropriate education in Educational Research, Instructional Design, Industrial, or any directly related fields
  • Identifying human performance gaps and non-training related barriers
  • Educational program design and evaluation
  • Demonstrated performance in interview techniques, focus groups, data collection and analysis, report writing, and written/graphic presentations
  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience conducting evaluation services in the following:
  • Development and implementation of evaluation strategies
  • Development of cost benefit analysis of educational and training programs
  • Applying Kirkpatrick and Phillips evaluation models
  • Training or appropriate education in Research Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Research, Instructional Design, Industrial/Organizational Psychology or directly related fields with an emphasis on applied research and program evaluation
  • Educational program design and evaluation  
  • Two (2) years’ experience within past three (3) years in:
  • Using surveys, interview techniques, focus groups, data collection and analysis, survey management, report writing, and written/graphic presentations
  • Data collection (both manual and electronic) and survey management logistics
  • Data input and analysis
  • Using univariate and multivariate statistics
  • Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data   
Professional Skills:
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated outstanding level of professionalism in providing administrative support, including ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for a senior management team
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V
 
For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at www.icfi.com/careers/

 

Application Instructions

Interested applicants please apply through the following link:

https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1300001535