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Chicago, IL, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

3-5 Years



Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Senior Psychometrician

About the Organization

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is the national association for regulatory agencies for nursing. NCSBN assists and supports boards of nursing to act together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety, and regulation. This includes the development of national nurse licensing examinations. Currently we are seeking a Senior Psychometrician for our Examinations Department.

About the Job

Position ensures examination results are interpreted correctly and that scoring and analysis comply with industry standards. Initiates research to improve exam performance. Directs psychometric work group, research agenda and vendor psychometric relationship. Directs psychometric aspects of major projects (e.g., practice analysis, KSA study, standard setting). Manages the staff of the psychometrics workgroup and directs their activities. Directs research projects concerning the performance of exams and possible improvements. Provides NCSBN examinations information through reports, presentations and calls. Assists the activities of the Joint Research Committee. Directs exam development, scoring and analysis to ensure these components are in compliance with industry standards. Manages psychometric research with vendor and vendor relationship. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Ph.D. in Measurement and Testing with 5 years applied experience in large scale testing including adaptive testing, item response theory, specifically the Rasch model, and certification or licensure testing; combined with 3 years project management and staff management experience; or an equivalent amount of training and experience is required. Strong leadership, presentation, organizational, problem-solving, communication and customer service expertise with great attention to details and deadlines. Flexibility, team player mentality and ability to manage multiple priorities are essential. Ability to communicate technical psychometric concepts orally and in writing to all customer bases including committee members and governing boards. Strong technical expertise including descriptive statistics, statistical tests, and basic experimental design. MS Office, familiarity with Access databases, SAS, Winsteps large-scale projects, and appreciation of licensing examination issues is required.

NCSBN offers an excellent work environment in a team based approach that fosters professionalism, technical support, and career growth in addition to competitive benefits and compensation.  Visit our website at http://www.ncsbn.org/

Application Instructions

For immediate consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Joseph Dudzik, DHR, NCSBN, 111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2900, Chicago, Illinois 60601, or fax at 312-279-1032, or email jdudzik@ncsbn.org EOE