Where You Will Work
LMI is seeking an Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologist to serve as a HR/Workforce Specialist supporting our client’s Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO). The DIO supports Enterprise-wide DEIA workforce Strategy and related strategic plans and efforts, and leads the Agency’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility analyses and reporting. The I/O Psychologist serves as a key and influential member of the DIO team.
The I/O will maintain awareness of best practices for organizational workforce strategy and strategic workforce planning, and adapt/customize these best practices for application at the Agency. In coordination with the Chief of DIO/Strategy, the I/O will provide support for the execution of DIO priorities, activities, and deliverables.
What You Will Be Doing
- Support the DIO team in the management of and/or contribution toward a portfolio of projects regarding research, analysis, design, delivery, and/or evaluation of strategic human capital activities and initiatives that may impact/be impacted by:
strategic workforce planning, learning and training, competency-based management, skill and talent gap assessment and closure, organizational design, recruitment and hiring, training and development, performance management, succession planning, workforce demographics, workforce diversity and inclusion, career pathing/planning, workforce development, position allocation and management, workforce policies, organizational culture, organizational change management, strategic communications, and survey/assessment design, execution, and evaluation.
- Illuminate organizational dynamics by designing and executing scientifically defensible quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method data-gathering, analysis, and data management efforts of varying complexity and using a wide range of data-driven methods. Possible topical areas include leader perceptions, employee and candidate engagement, workforce program effectiveness, and the impact of culture on organizational change and performance.
- Review cutting edge and best practice programs in government, industry/private sector, academia, and professional associations to benchmark successful practices, programs, and data/analysis. Leverage creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and influence to translate these practices into internal programs that enhance the ability of the Agency workforce to achieve its mission.
- Recommend innovative or novel means of analyzing, conveying, visualizing, and presenting data to technical and non-technical audiences to achieve clarity and understanding.
- Identify and capture workforce trend data, ensure data/analysis limitations are identified and accurately conveyed in reports and briefs, and identify challenges, risks, root causes, and opportunities with datasets and recommend solutions.
- Support the development, review, editing, and delivery of a wide range of internal and external deliverables to oversight entities, leadership teams, and IC and DoD partner organizations.
- Support DIO responses and contributions to the Agency’s ad hoc requests and for informational/data calls and queries for internal and external partners and oversight entities.
- Maintain flexibility and quality in light of changing prioritizations across multiple simultaneous demands, deliverables, and customers.
- Utilize subject matter expertise to complement, enhance, and review/edit DIO government and contractor team work products prior to delivery to internal and external stakeholders while ensuring consistency of presentation in established/approved deliverables and maintaining alignment with milestones, deadlines, and priorities.
What You Need
- TS/SCI with Polygraph required
- Management degree in Organizational, I/O Psychology, or closely related field from an accredited college/university
- Knowledge of organizational culture and dynamics, organizational design, strategy, change management, strategic workforce planning, and assessment initiatives and activities
- Skill and experience in designing, executing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative research on organizational culture and performance, management and employee relationships, military and civilian interactions, and similar dynamics
- Ability to clearly connect data to conclusions and explain assumptions and limits of research
- Ability to leverage technology to produce insightful, grounded data visualization and clear and compelling briefs, white papers, talking points, and other deliverables
- Knowledge of federal human capital lifecycle
- Skill and experience in managing projects and programs, especially research projects and programs, of varying size, depth, breadth, and focus, including scoping and planning, documentation, quality review/control, resource management, schedule, and evaluation
- Ability to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate robust and effective organizational assessment activities and initiatives, and providing customized insights into tactical/operational steps for strategic transformation
- Ability to confidently brief senior-level leadership in ambiguous and potentially contentious analytical findings
- Ability to build collaborative, consultative, and effective relationships across the Agency and IC counterparts
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and often rapidly-shifting priorities with short, competing timelines and deliverables
- Ability to leverage advanced oral and written communication skills, especially to negotiate with and influence others
- Ability to be a creative and critical thinker, develop solutions, and facilitate problem solving