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Assessment Specialist | Port Authority of NY & NJ | New York City, NY

30 Oct 2019 8:46 PM | Dan Simonet (Administrator)

The Human Resources Department is seeking an Assessment Specialist in the Assessment Services Unit. The Assessment Specialist will work as part of a team that is responsible for developing valid selection processes that ensure the highest quality of candidates for a wide range of Port Authority positions.

The Assessment Specialist acts as a key partner to business leaders across the agency and within the Human Resources Department and provides consultation and support on testing and assessment activities for positions in operations, maintenance, administrative, police, supervisory, and management job titles.

Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Supervisor, Assessment Services Unit, the Assessment Specialist is responsible for a wide range of duties that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Job Analysis
  • Assessment Development (Written, Oral, and Practical tests as well as In-Baskets, Simulations, and Executive Assessments)
  • Coordination of Test Administration Logistics
  • Training for Item Writers and Assessment Raters
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Performance Evaluation/Survey development and analysis
  • Assessment report writing

This is a long-term temporary position with benefits.

Qualifications

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Master’s degree or above in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field
  • At least 3 years professional experience in job analysis and test development

Desired

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Knowledge of professional standards related to the use and validation of employment tests
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills: able to identify problems and systematically gather relevant information; seek root causes of corrections / data integrity issues
  • Adaptable: willing and able to adjust to multiple tasks and demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Ability to facilitate communication between human resources and business leaders on technical issues
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in time-sensitive situations with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work across multiple teams and multiple projects simultaneously in a team-oriented, cross-disciplinary, collaborative environment
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously to meet staffing requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Proficiency with computer software (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Item Analysis Software, SPSS)

If interested in this position please apply through the port authority job posting

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