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City of Dallas - Test Validation Analyst

13 Mar 2023 10:02 AM | Anonymous

Test Validation Analyst

An Equal Opportunity Employer

$27.72 - $34.65 Hourly    $2,217.52 - $2,771.90 Biweekly    $57,655.61 - $72,069.51 Annually

OPENING DATE: 03/11/23

CLOSING DATE: 04/08/23


The Test Validation Analyst conducts job analyses, develops written examinations, creates assessment and training materials, analyzes test results, and documents the examination process. Prepares time tables, assists with training, and provides leadership to other staff members. 

Job posting note:
Civil Service Department - Validation/Test Development: The Employment Testing and Validation Analyst 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; administering Police and Fire Department assessment centers; administering the fire physical abilities test; analyzing test results; and documenting the examination processes in formal reports.


Conducts job analyses that include, background research, site observations, interviews, focus groups, questionnaire development and administration.; assists in planning studies and analyzing procedural barriers to provide effective and efficient program delivery.

2 Assists and supports in the preparation of project time tables, assists in the training of new team members, serves as acting team leader when required.

3 Develops and administers personnel selection instruments and rating systems used to assess job competency requirements for employment hiring and promotions.

4 Conducts statistical analyses to determine psychometric properties regarding test validity, reliability, adverse impact, and text questions; evaluates assessment tools for technical soundness and legal defensibility.

5 Develops and delivers training to internal and external customers; plans, coordinates, and monitors resources and personnel requirements for assessment centers.

6 Plans and administers examinations at assessment centers; analyzes test results, secures, monitors, and organizes department records, and develops surveys.

7 Performs data analyses; administers surveys, workforce planning, job analysis, test development, exam passing score, adverse impact, and other psychometric properties of exams.

8 Maintains working relationships with other city departments to develop and validate selection tools; serves as liaison between testing consultants and city personnel to facilitate the development and administration of selection instruments.

9 Performs any and all other work as needed or assigned.



  • Master's degree or higher in industrial/organizational psychology field. 


  • 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.   


  • Master's degree or higher in psychology, human resources, or behavioral/social science field plus one (1) year of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements. 
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, human resources or behavioral/social science field plus two (2) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a non-specified field plus four (4) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements. 


  • Valid driver's license with good driving record. 


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


 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
Thorough knowledge of employment laws and regulations governing the employment assessment and selection process.

2 Knowledge of City policies, procedures, protocols, and standards.

3 Knowledge of Civil Service guidelines that govern the hiring and testing process for City positions.

4 Knowledge of employment test and assessment design and development methods and practices.

5 Knowledge of federal and state laws and City personnel regulations, policies, and practices including principles of management and supervision.

6 Ability to oversee and assists other Testing personnel to perform effective and professional work.

7 Ability to administer and coordinate extensive testing protocols for multiple departments.

8 Ability to apply scientific research methodology and perform statistical data analysis.

9 Knowledge of PC software and applications.

10 Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

11 Strong presentation skills in a classroom or meeting situation.

12 Ability to analyze data and provide recommendation.

13 Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

14 Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range: amount offered will depend on qualifications. 

For information related to Essential Functions, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required to Perform Work, and Working Conditions & Hazards of this position, click here.  Locate and click on the position title to view the job classification specification.

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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