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The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is the premier credentialing organization for professional counselors, transforming how the world discovers and views counseling.

We are looking for an psychometrician. The pyschometrician oversees the development, delivery, and maintenance of standardized examinations and all related assessment activities. The developer must manage all processes and tasks of testing program, to include item development and review, and dissemination and maintenance of examinations.

Our ideal candidate has at one to two years' professional experience developing, delivering, and managing standardized testing. The candidate also has excellent knowledge of basic statistical theory and testing administration practices.

Essential Functions

The following duties and responsibilities are a summary of the essential functions of the job. Other duties might be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities could change periodically.

  1. Manages and promotes testing programs to highest quality and standard to ensure examinations are consistent with CCE vision and mission.
  2. Maintains testing program database (item bank), generates and interprets reports.
  3. Assists in the development and management of organization's printed and electronic examinations.
  4. Develops and maintains examinations using test frameworks and related software.
  5. Monitors and audits all aspects of testing program processes.
  6. Assists with the preparation of statistical reports related to testing program.
  7. Plans, coordinates, and performs statistical analysis on all new and existing assessments.
  8. Continually manages established testing program expectations with team members, stakeholders, and management for monitoring examination progress to include contract management.
  9. Facilitates examination committee meetings.
  10. Assists in the preparation of Responses for Proposals (RFPs).
  11. Maintains and updates assessment skills.
  12. Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

What We Require

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • PhD in Educational Psychology, Psychometrics, or closely related field.
  • 2 or more years’ professional experience developing, delivering, and managing standardized testing; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of assessment systems and measurement theory is required.
  • Knowledge of basic statistical theory and testing administration practices is required.
  • Experience working with databases and item analysis software.
  • Experience in using test automation frameworks and tools are preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning, training, and self/career development.
  • Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Ability to encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Ability to lead and participate in the integration of examination governance.
  • Ability to build and maintain vibrant community of support around program.
  • Demonstrate professional, political, and cultural aptitude with an ability to work with diverse individuals, groups, and organizations.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Psychometrician  
Close Date 3/27/2019  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number MAN-18-00001  
Open Date 8/29/2018  
Location National Board for Certified Counselors  
About the Organization
EOE Statement NBCC and Affiliates is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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