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Edison Electric Institute Manager, Employment Testing in Washington, District Of Columbia

Overview

About the EEI Employment Testing Department:

The Employment Testing Department at EEI oversees the industry’s employment testing consortium, providing employment tests and related services to over 60 electric companies across the country. Created in the early 1980s, the consortium is a one-of-a-kind program that provides companies in the electric power industry with employment test batteries validated specifically for industry job families (e.g., power plant operations, power plant maintenance, lineworkers and other skilled trade jobs). In addition to validated test batteries, we provide our members with day-to-day consultation and technical support, as well as legal support in the event of a challenge. Our well-being depends on the industry’s satisfaction with our products and services, so customer service is a top priority.

The department works on a variety of projects geared toward meeting the industry’s employment testing needs. Examples of current projects include evaluating the viability of unproctored ability testing for the industry; identifying ways to reduce group differences in test scores while maintaining validity; developing a process for extending the use of EEI test batteries to natural gas jobs; and implementing a recently developed customer service representative assessment for the industry.

Since we serve an entire industry, the Employment Testing Department is a unique blend of traditional I/O roles. We sell and market our tests and services, but we work within a specific industry where our employment tests are the industry standard, so we don’t consider ourselves external consultants. At the same time, we provide advice and expertise to multiple companies so neither are we internal consultants. If you have a passion for employment testing, enjoy working in a small group with large reach and responsibility, and want the challenge of ensuring the success of a model consortium testing program for many years to come, this may be the role for you!

About EEI:

Located in Washington, DC, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for about 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As a whole, the electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in communities across the United States.

In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 60 international electric companies, with operations in more than 90 countries, as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.

Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums.

Responsibilities

The Manager of Employment Testing oversees the department’s employment testing projects and research to ensure our products and services meet customer needs and are delivered in a timely manner; provides guidance, advice, and assistance to member companies on the use of our products and services; provides input into the department’s short- and long-term strategic planning; and manages and updates internal department processes to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the department’s employment test development and validation projects and related research, providing guidance and oversight on some projects and directly managing others. Supervise the department’s Assessment & Selection Analysts and work closely with other department staff to ensure the effective completion of projects. Conduct statistical analyses for purposes including test validation and equating, test transportability, adverse impact evaluation, and other ad hoc needs. Write technical reports that satisfy professional and legal standards.

  • Manage nationwide data collection efforts across multiple companies by coordinating with client contacts, providing them with direction and guidance, and writing procedures and protocols for them to follow.

  • Manage and direct the work of retained consultants. Review and approve consultant work prior to acceptance. As necessary, write RFPs, review proposals, and make recommendations.

  • Advise HR professionals in client companies on the appropriate implementation and use of employment tests. Manage the department’s validity transportability processes, and conduct transportability analyses to determine the applicability of tests to specific jobs. Manage the department’s ADA accommodation process, and review and approve accommodation requests.

  • Design improved systems, processes, and tools for the testing program. Provide input into the strategic direction of the program, including the development of new test products and services.

  • Represent the department in written communications on testing issues and in meetings with member companies and the industry’s Employment Testing Council.

Core Competencies:

  • Strategic planning

  • Results orientation

  • Project management

  • Data analysis

  • Technical report writing

  • Customer service

  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences

Qualifications

Required:

  • Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology or related field OR master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology or related field with significant relevant experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience with employment test development and validation

  • Proficiency with SPSS and/or open-source/public domain statistics programs (e.g., R)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Willingness to provide top-notch customer service

Preferred:

  • Experience developing, implementing, and/or managing unproctored employment tests

  • Knowledge of advanced statistics, including item response theory

  • Knowledge of computer adaptive testing

  • Knowledge of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to employment testing

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel

Job Locations US-DC

Job ID 2021-1113

Category Human Resources

Type FT - Full Time

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