Psychometrician

Location: Olathe, KS
Job Code: PSYCH – KS

We are seeking an experienced Psychometrician to join our PSI team.

Job Duties

  • Performing assignments to lead and support the construction, maintenance, and validation of professional certification tests
  • Designing and conducting job/practice analysis studies, including surveys and focus groups
  • Developing test specifications
  • Developing test items for written and performance exams
  • Facilitating exam development workshops, committee meetings, and training sessions, which includes travel
  • Conducting statistical analyses of items, constructing item banks and examinations, and evaluating exams using CTT and IRT methods
  • Designing and implementing equating, linking, and item banking designs
  • Conducting standard setting studies
  • Providing consultation services and guidance to professional associations regarding the development and maintenance of certification examinations, including support for NCCA and ISO accreditation requirements
  • Writing technical reports
  • Making presentations at conferences, client meetings, and business development settings

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Educational Measurement & Statistics, Quantitative Research Methods, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Psychometrics, or highly-related discipline
  • At least 3 years experience in test development and psychometric methods
  • Graduate training and experience in psychometrics, measurement theory, test development, validation, item bias, standard setting
  • Knowledge of SAS or SPSS, Excel, and Word required.
  • Experience in using of IRT software programs (i.e. Winsteps, Parscale, BILOG) and CTT applications strongly preferred
  • Experience with large-scale testing programs, including Certification and/or Licensure applications preferred
  • Experience with NCCA and ISO 17024 accreditation standards strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:

  • Must be well versed in psychometric methods, measurement principles, test design, and validation
  • Oral communication skills are important to make client presentations, facilitate examination committees, and participate in professional organizations.
  • Written communication skills are needed to prepare technical reports, develop validation documents, and maintain email correspondence with clients and team members
  • Analytical skills are required to identify, evaluate, and solve assessment-related problems
  • Teamwork skills are required to work in a collaborative environment with other measurement professionals and support staff
  • Project management skills are required to effectively manage multiple project assignments, timelines, deliverables, and milestones

If you are interested in the Psychometrician position, please submit your resume to recruiting@psionline.com with job code PSYCH – KS on the subject.

 

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