Psychometrician

 

Position: Psychometrician
Location: Virtual Office, U.S.                              Status: Full-time, Salary
Opening Date: 5/17/17                                       Closing Date: TBD
Reporting to: Director, IT Credentialing

Position Description

The Psychometrician works with clients to design, plan, conduct, and document test development practices that align with professional standards and industry best practices. The Psychometrician designs, conducts and documents analyses supporting test development and the interpretation and use of test scores. The Psychometrician collaborates with internal team members to provide these services primarily to IT certification testing programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consult with client and effectively identify needs and communicate solutions through clear and concise written and verbal modes
  • Standardize, find efficiencies for and develop infrastructure in support of, and accurately scope exam development and maintenance activities, analyses, and security offerings for proposals and statements of work
  • Support and review the products/deliverables of test development, maintenance, and security processes, including; program design, test design, domain analysis, test content review and development, blueprint development, test form assembly, and standard setting
  • Design, conduct, interpret, review and ensure quality of completed work
  • Clearly communicate the results of psychometric analyses to diverse audiences through written and oral reports
  • Facilitate workshops (e.g., program design, practice analysis, blueprint, standard setting)
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to partner with clients on research, publications, or presentations
  • Conduct or assist with validation studies (e.g., ad hoc research)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge of Winsteps
  • Training in classical test theory, item response theory, scaling, and equating
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with diverse teams
  • Time management skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment (e.g., self-starter, disciplined, troubleshooting)

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 50%

Requirement Education and Experience

  • Ph.D.in Psychometrics, Educational Psychology, or closely related field
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of psychometric experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 1-3 years of experience with SPSS, Biolog, Parscale, R, and/or other analysis software
  • 1-3 years of experience in the testing industry
  • Experience working with databases
  • Experience working with Visual Basic macros

Application Submission

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and a curriculum vitae or resume to Becky Hegerhorst at becky.hegerhorst@alpinetesting.com.