Psychometrician I

Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/11/2020 3:44 PM)
Job ID
2020-1813
# of Openings
1
Category
Research (RS)
Travel
Up to 25% Travel

Overview

ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success.  Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do.

 

Learn more about working at ACT at act.org!

Responsibilities

Under the direction of senior staff, conduct psychometric research for ACT products and services and conduct, interpret, and present the results of scaling, equating, calibration, and other psychometric procedures and research as well as provide consulting support to internal and external clients and prepare technical and/or interpretive materials for programs.  Expected to acquire additional knowledge and skills in psychometric and statistical methodology for measurement research and develop a program for research, publication, and presentations at professional conferences on issues affecting ACT’s business.  Participates in the hiring and training of personnel and in the preparation of grant/contract proposals and assists with developing goals, objectives, and strategic plans. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Doctorate degree (with all coursework completed other than dissertation (ABD) acceptable) in Psychology, Educational Measurement, Statistics or a closely related content area with demonstrated knowledge and/or skill in:  psychometrics and mathematical statistics; computer programming and use of computer software, including statistical and IRT software, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, project management, and operating systems; and technical writing.  Telecommuting possible after one year of employment from anywhere in the U.S. – remote living benefit. 

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