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City of Dallas - Test Validation Specialist

22 Feb 2022 3:05 PM | Anonymous
Department of Human Resources
1500 Marilla Street, 1CS or 6AN
Dallas, TX 75201



Test Validation Specialist (Civil Service)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

$30.56 - $38.20 Hourly    $2,444.81 - $3,056.04 Biweekly    $63,565.00 - $79,457.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/20/22

CLOSING DATE: 03/05/22


Provides advance expertise in personnel testing to include development, validation, maintenance, administration, and the use of personnel selection instruments to ensure promoting and hiring are completed in accordance with merit principles, legal statutes, and psychometric guidelines.


1, Conduct job analyses including background research, site observations, and interviews, task and Knowledge, Skill, Ability, and Other Characteristics (KSAO) generation focus groups, and job analysis questionnaire administration.
2. Develop and administer various employee selection tests including physical abilities tests, written exams, and assessment centers, as well as managing and troubleshooting testing software.
3. Develop project plans for assignments including project timelines, milestones and communication points, and coordination of resources, personnel, and subject matter expert requirements for job analysis, test development, written exams, and assessment centers.
4. Perform data analyses in the following areas: survey results, workforce planning, job analysis, test development, exam passing score, adverse impact, and other psychometric properties of exams.
5. Present information to all levels of the organization in a fashion that is tailored to the audience.  This can range from facilitating subject matter expert meetings to front line employees to formal presentations to executive level staff.

6. Design, develop, and administer surveys and report results.

7. Acts as a liaison between testing consultants and city personnel to facilitate the development and administration of tests.



  • Master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology.


  • Two (2) years of professional level experience in personnel selection test development, test validation, job analysis and/or statistical analysis. Experience and/or coursework should include developing/administering surveys, evaluating statistical data, and applying scientific research methodology.


  • Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Master’s degree (or higher) in psychology, human resources, or behavioral/social science field plus three (3) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.        
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human resources or behavioral/social science field plus four (4) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in non-specified field plus six (6) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.


  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.    


  • Experience creating assessment center exercises and/or administering an assessment center is a plus.

The Employment Testing and Validation Specialist is responsible for conducting job analyses; developing written examinations for civilian, police and fire classifications; establishing and analyzing pass points for written examinations; writing and creating assessment center scenarios and training materials; supporting the coordination and administration of Police and Fire Department assessment centers; administering the fire physical abilities test; analyzing test results; and documenting the examination processes in formal reports.
 This position is also responsible for assisting in the preparation of project time tables, assisting in the training of new team members as assigned; acting as team leader and assuming general team lead responsibilities as assigned or in the absence of the Test Validation Administrator.


For evaluation purposes, acceptable qualifying experience for all positions must have been in a paid capacity unless noted otherwise in the minimum qualifications for the posted position.
Additionally, 30+ hours per week will be counted as full-time employment and will receive full credit for the amount of time employed.  A minimum of 15 through 29 work hours per week will be counted as part-time employment and will receive half credit for the amount of time employed.

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