Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Location: Washington, DC
About the EEI Employment Testing Department:
The Employment Testing Department at EEI is a self-funded group that oversees the industry’s employment testing consortium. 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 that are validated specifically for industry job families (e.g., power plant operations, power plant maintenance, lineman 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 our #1 priority.
The department works on a variety of projects, and our current efforts are geared toward ensuring the success of the consortium for the next 30 years. These efforts include developing and equating CBT versions of our paper tests; evaluating the viability of computer adaptive tests (CAT) for the industry; implementing online test transportability processes; identifying more flexible test delivery options for our customers (e.g., testing centers); comparing results from our original industry job analyses with recently completed updated job analyses; and developing online tutorials covering basic industry skills such as math and mechanical concepts.
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 have an established product that is 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!
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.
About the Job:
The exact responsibilities of the Assessment and Selection Analyst will depend on the individual hired and may include:
- Advising HR professionals in client companies on the appropriate use of employment tests, EEI’s testing protocols, transportability procedures, and reasonable accommodations
- Designing improved systems, processes, and tools for EEI’s employment testing consortium
- Assisting in the planning of future projects for the consortium to meet the employment testing needs of the industry
- Conducting statistical analyses for purposes including test validation and equating, test transportability, adverse impact evaluation, defense of tests in legal actions, and other ad hoc needs
- Writing technical reports that are compliant with the Uniform Guidelines and will withstand legal scrutiny
- Managing nationwide data collection efforts across multiple electric companies by coordinating with our client contacts, providing them with direction and guidance, and writing procedures and protocols for them to follow
- Managing the work of consultants to ensure deadlines are met and quality is maintained
- Reviewing research conducted by consultants for psychometric rigor and legal defensibility
- Marketing EEI’s testing products and services within the industry
- Conducting audits of member companies’ testing programs and working with them to identify ways to improve their procedures
- Helping write RFP’s and reviewing proposals from consultants
- Project management
- Data analysis
- Technical report writing
- Customer service
- Strong work ethic
- Self-directed; ability to work independently
- Attention to detail
- Quasi-experimental design
- Ability to give presentations to large groups
- Ability to communicate complex employment testing topics to HR professionals and line managers
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Advanced degree in I/O psychology or related field
- Proficiency with SPSS and Microsoft Office
- Willingness to provide top-notch customer service
- 1-2 years of experience developing and validating employment tests
- 1-2 years of experience writing technical reports
- 1-2 years of project management experience
- Knowledge of advanced statistics, including item response theory
EEI offers competitive salary and benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
If you’re interested in being considered for EEI’s Assessment and Selection Analyst position, you may submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Assessment and Selection Analyst Position in the subject line.