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Job Summary

Organization

PSI Services

Location

Olathe, KS, United States

Education Level

PhD

Work Experience

0-1 Year

Availability

Immediate

Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Associate Psychometrician

About the Organization

PSI Services has 70 years of experience with providing solutions to federal and state agencies, corporations, professional associations and certifying bodies worldwide. We offer a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing which includes pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services.

PSI, a leader in the assessment industry, provides various solutions through its multiple business channels including talent assessments (of job-seeking candidates as well as employee development programs), licensure testing services (for government regulatory agencies), certification credentialing services (for professional associations), license management services and biometric identification authentication services. PSI offers clients various solutions to measure, assess and identify the skills, abilities, traits and identities of individuals seeking jobs, licensure, or certification credentials.

About the Job

The Associate Psychometrician will apply statistical principles and research methodologies in designing standardized test, under supervision and guidance of manager.  The Associate will assist with ensuring the psychometric integrity of PSI's examination programs through a variety of responsibilities.  

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 gathering and calculating data, surveys and focus groups
  • Developing test specifications such as deciding what data are needed, determining methodology and designing tests
  • Developing test items for written and performance exams
  • Facilitating exam development workshops, committee meetings, and training sessions
  • 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 based on the analysis of statistical data
  • 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
  • Facilitate client presentations, conference presentations, facilitate examination committees and participate in professional organizations.

Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree in I/O Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Measurement, or Education required; Ph.D. highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 year's experience in test development and psychometric methods with Master's Degree; may be considered with no direct experience with Ph.D. credentialing
  • 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
  • Must be well versed in psychometric methods, measurement principles, test design and validation
  • Strong verbal and 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 milestone

Application Instructions

Interested candidates may apply here:

https://psionline.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2li70ri05n7/aaan 

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