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Psychometrics - Psychometrician

Data Recognition Corporation
Maple Grove, MN
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Full Time

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The Psychometrician is responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of large-scale assessments. Incumbent will work with education clients that have retained DRC’s services, collaborating with each client to determine testing program needs and desired outcomes and identifying how DRC’s psychometric solutions match their unique program’s needs. A successful candidate will demonstrate understanding of best practices in assessment design and development, and measurement theory, and show evidence of being able to successfully partner with clients.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that psychometric research is implemented and documented consistently to meet industry standards and that quality assurance criteria, project schedules and deadlines are met.
  • Manage client relationships and scopes of work that include all phases of the assessment development process including item and test analyses, test equating, standard setting, score reporting and technical reports.
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders on reliability and validity studies and other psychometric activities to support our clients.
  • Participate in meetings with subject matter experts/examination committees.
  • Represent DRC at industry conferences, preparing and delivering presentations to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Create psychometric content for RFP responses.
  • Contribute as an integral member of DRC’s Psychometric team.
  • Assist with other Special Projects or teams at DRC as needed.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree preferred (Ph.D.) however Master’s Degree in educational measurement, psychological measurement, evaluation, assessment, or a related field with an emphasis on psychometrics will be considered. Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3 + years of experience in the psychometric, measurement, analytics or high stakes testing industry required. 
  • Experience in the development and scoring of examinations for education clients is preferred.
  • Experience managing client relations for large-scale assessments.
  • Previous experience conducting standard settings.
  • Experience working with complex data structures and manipulating and summarizing large quantities of data.
  • Working knowledge of statistical theory with an emphasis on using item response theory models, research methods, and applied measurement.
  • Proven ability to lead internal and external teams and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully at both a strategic and tactical level.
  • Exemplary communication skills, oral and written, and outstanding relationship building skills.
  • Ability to simplify complex information and communicate to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience with computer programs and applications including MS Office, database management and data manipulation is required.  Knowledge and demonstrated use of and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, Winsteps or other IRT software) is required.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels of the organization.


Essential Job Requirements:

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled.
  • Be able to work under supervision and accept feedback. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Relate effectively and work respectfully with diverse work groups.
  • Ability to consistently perform well during times of increased workload.
  • Set and meet deadlines.
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously.
  • Reporting to this position:  No direct reports

    Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for up to 8-hour periods of time.
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor, utilize a keyboard and/or mouse for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds as necessary.

    DRC retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


    Founded in 1978, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) is a privately-held company headquartered here in the Twin Cities, with offices in Maple Grove, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, and eight other locations nationwide.  DRC’s three divisions – Education, Survey Services and Document Services – provide high quality programs and services to state departments of education, medium-to large sized global businesses, and the United States Government.  DRC delivers full-service educational testing and assessment programs; large-scale survey research and data-collection programs; and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions.  DRC continues to achieve extraordinary growth and provides superior career opportunities for talented professionals.


    *Health Insurance
    Medical and Dental
    *Term Life Insurance/AD&D
    *401(k) Plan
    *Profit Sharing
    *Personal Time Off
    *Short Term Disability
    *Long Term Disability
    *Tuition Reimbursement
    *Educational Grants for Children of DRC Employees *Community Service Leave *Discount Programs

    Locations: Maple Grove Headquarters/494 & Bass Lk Rd, Brooklyn Park/7303 Boone Ave N and the Brooklyn Park Distribution Ctr./8900 Wyoming Ave N.  If interested in applying,  please visit the Careers page on our website at


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