Human Capital / Personnel Management Research Leader

RAND   •  

Washington, DC

8 - 10 years

Posted 245 days ago

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Human Capital/Personnel Management Research Leader

Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

RAND advises a variety of defense clients on policy-level decisions relating to defense programs, military systems, future force structure and doctrine, and national military strategy.  Working with multi-disciplinary teams, defense policy researchers applyquantitative and qualitative skills to analyze policy problems of national and international importance, and communicate the results of these analyses to decision-makers.

RAND is seeking a research leader in the area of human capital and personnel management. Applicants should have extensive knowledge of and demonstrable ability to analyze policies involving federal personnel management, strategic human capital planning, and other topics related to the structure of the defense workforce. Furthermore, applicants should have demonstrable research or consulting experience, demonstrable leadership experience, and a successful record of business development.

All research positions at RAND require excellent analytic skills; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team; and a strong commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity.

Education Requirements

MA/MS or Ph.D. in Public Administration or Human Resource Management strongly preferred. Otherdesireddegree types are Political Science, Management Science, Sociology, Operations Research, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Labor Economics, or a related field.


Applicants should have at least eight years of relevant professional experience in personnel management, human capital or workforce planning, or related research areas. Direct experience with the U.S Government, especially the Department of Defense, the U.S. armed services, and/or the Office of Personnel Management is strongly preferred.

Security Clearance

Security Clearance may be required for some positions.  U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


Washington, DC

Writing Sample Required

Two writing samples are required for this position. Pieces that show rigorous use of evidence and logic which are either solo or lead authored are preferred.