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Test and Measurments Specialist

Monday, September 26, 2022 3:45 PM | Anonymous

Job ID                      546599
Business Title          Examiner
Title Code No           12704
Title Classification  Competitive
Propose Salary       $ 62,204.00 - $ 71,535.00 (Annual)
Work Location         1 Centre St., N.Y.
Division/Work Unit  Exam Development Group

DCAS’s mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers. From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies – what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission. Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day-to-day operations of the City of New York.
Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:
⦁    Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
⦁    Managing 55 public buildings.
⦁    Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.
⦁    Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.
⦁    Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.
⦁    Leading the City’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.
When you work at DCAS, you’re not just working for one agency, but in service of them all. It’s an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come. Visit our website at nyc.gov/dcas to learn more about the work we do.
The Bureau of Examinations performs responsible work in the development, validation, rating, and administration of civil service examinations. The Exam Development Group within the Bureau of Exams is responsible for collaborating with City Agencies in the development of civil service exams for competitive class titles by working with City Agencies’ Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to conduct in depth job analyses that are used to develop rating guides and questions which may appear on civil service examinations.
The Tests & Measurement Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to the following tasks:
⦁    Conducting field observations and interviews to identify the essential functions of job titles;
⦁    Creating and administering job analysis questionnaires and linking surveys;      Analyzing questionnaire and linking survey data to create test plans; and  

⦁    Developing, administering, and rating tests for employment and promotion in a variety of NYC government agencies under DCAS jurisdiction, and other City agencies including Health + Hospitals and CUNY.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
1.    A master’s degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by at least 12 credits in any combination of two or more of the following course areas: tests and measurement, statistics, research, personnel psychology, and computer; or
2.    Completion of at least 45 credits towards a master’s degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by at least 12 specialized credits as described in “1” above; or
3.    A baccalaureate degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by at least 12 specialized credits as described in “1” above, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in the development of personnel selection tests; or
4.    Education and/or experience equivalent to “1,” “2,” or “3” above. However, all candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and the 12 specialized credits as described in “1” above.

Special Note
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II or III, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, either one year of experience in performing professional testing and measurement work, or possess a doctorate in psychology, statistics, educational research, or a related field.

Preferred Skills
⦁    Able to organize work and provide a high level of time management and planning.
⦁    Excellent and effective communication skills (written and oral), including the ability to understand and be understood in English.
⦁    Possess strong attention to details.
⦁    Able to handle sensitive situations and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
⦁    Able to compile, prepare and analyze reports using electronic databases.
⦁    Strong desire to work with diverse groups of people to creatively develop exams.
⦁    Strong computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Suite and SPSS.
⦁    Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic work atmosphere to be able to successfully handle multiple activities.
⦁    Able to work well within a team, meet deadlines, analyze problems and handle potentially difficult situations.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to DCPSmail@dcas.nyc.gov and reference Job ID #546599


As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

55-a Program
This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement
New York City Residency is not required for this position

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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