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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

PSYCHOMETRIST 1

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PSYCHOMETRIST 1
323R
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Psychometrists administer and score psychological tests in a clinical or research setting.

Definition

Administer and score psychological tests.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, administer and score psychological tests as assigned by faculty or higher level staff.

Typical Work

Schedule, administer and score psychological tests to assess intellectual capacity, personality characteristics and/or brain damage, etc.

Administer and score various psychometric tests such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised, Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised, the Halstead-Reitan Test Battery, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Wiscon Card Sorting Test, Stroop Test, Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Symbol Digit Modalities, Rey Complex Figure, Aphasia Screening Test, Wide Range Achievement Test, and the Dementia Rating Scale;

Troubleshoot difficult testing situations and administer tests that are not in the general adult testing battery (for example, the Leiter International Performance Scale, Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, and the Beery Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration);

Evaluate behavior of individuals being tested;

Assemble test data and calculate statistical summaries such as means, standard deviations, correlations, or analysis of variance; submit to supervisor for interpretation;

Attend meetings to discuss cases;

Direct the work of others;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral or social science

OR

one year experience in administering and scoring psychological tests

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted October 16, 1975.
Revise class. General revision adopted July 22, 1983.
Revise class. General revision adopted October 22, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 6125); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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