Psychometrician - JAN21-02

Human Resources Research Organization
Monterey, CA 93940
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

Job Description

HumRRO, a nonprofit organization, consults with and conducts research and analysis for a wide range of federal agencies, commercial businesses, professional associations, state and local government and agencies within the national security community. We are an industry leader in developing high-stakes operational assessments used for both hiring and promotion, and leadership evaluation. We have a rich history of conducting research regarding educational achievement and accountability, supporting human capital initiatives and credentialing programs, conducting personnel research and policy analysis, and conducting survey research. Our corporate headquarters is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

We seek an experienced psychometrician who is a United States citizen to participate in various research studies and projects and serve as a member of a small, close-knit research team. The position requires superior knowledge of psychometric measurement for computer adaptive testing, including item response theory, test equating, scaling, and differential item functioning; experience in manipulating, merging, and cleaning large data files through user-written or user-modified computer programs in SAS, Fortran, and R; expertise in test construction and validation, applied research design, methodology and statistics; ability to ensure technical quality and meet deadlines; strong organizational skills and teamwork skills; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Applicants need to be willing to conduct the full range of activities described here, working independently.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Designing and implementing research and analysis plans;
  • Conducting IRT item analyses using 3 PL models, test scaling and equating, standard setting, and reliability and validity studies for large-scale computer adaptive testing programs;
  • Developing and using psychometric tools to critically evaluate the accuracy of results and decisions made during the operational scoring of tests;
  • Developing computer programs using Fortran, SAS, SPSS and/or R to manipulate and merge large data files;
  • Collecting and analyzing data gathered through various means (e.g., focus groups, surveys, extant databases);
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, managers, and clients and be a strong supporter of effective teamwork;
  • Writing technical reports;
  • Orally presenting project findings to audiences with varying degrees of psychometric knowledge;
  • Developing inventive methods that respond to client needs.

This individual will report to a Program Manager and Project Director.

Work location is Monterey, California. If applicants meet all criteria, telework outside this location may be accommodated, but work hours must be compatible with Pacific time zone.

Must be a US citizen due to contract requirements.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Doctorate in educational measurement or quantitative psychology required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum of 6 years of post-doctoral experience as psychometrician (planning, directing, conducting research)
  • Experience in large-scale educational measurement for computer adaptive tests.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and prioritize in operational work.
  • Strong written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with team members and clients.
  • Passion for quality, service, and performance.

All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Posting ID: 599963533Posted: 2021-02-26