Research Data Specialist
The Research Data Specialist I/II works as part of a team to develop and validate Contractors State License Board's licensing examinations. The job consists of facilitating groups of subject matter experts, analyzing the occupations (job analysis), editing exam questions, and using exam statistics to ensure a high-quality product. The RDS I/II uses Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SurveyMonkey, and item banking software. The position requires strengths in editing, group facilitation, project management, and statistics. There is extensive training before a new hire would take over an examination program.
We prefer a Master's or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, but are happy to consider anyone with a statistics, business, or research background (e.g., statistics, psychology, business administration, sociology, mathematics, etc.). You must also have the equivalent of at least one year of full-time research experience in order to meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
This position has many positive aspects in addition to the benefits of civil service. These include flexible hours, free parking, opportunities for advancement, strong support staff, access to training, autonomy, access to public transportation, some telework, and some travel.
Even if you do not think you meet all the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply if you are interested in the testing and assessment field. This is a good position for someone interested in test/exam development as a career.