The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) is a nationally recognized professional certification organization. NICET offers more than a dozen specialty certifications in the fields of Fire Protection, Transportation, Construction Materials Testing and more. The career track certification provides credentialing for entry to senior level technicians and is measure of qualifications relied on by authorities having jurisdiction, government entities, employers and contract specifiers.
The Certification Test Editor assists NICET in the development and maintenance of fair, valid, reliable and legally defensible certification programs. The ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment, managing multiple projects with competing deadlines is essential. A successful candidate will be expected to:
Follow the progress of assigned test development and maintenance projects, ensure that all assigned tasks have been completed according to NICET standards.
Understand and apply style guides. Update and maintain program-specific style guides.
Monitor test banks and edit test items to ensure that the item-editing process is completed in a timely manner, that content fits and fulfills approved test specifications, and that form and structure is consistent with psychometric standards, NICET standards, and American English standards of grammar and spelling.
Confirm that complete and accurate information about test items has been recorded in the test banking software.
Confirm that graphics are clear, owner approved for use, and links to items have been correctly entered.
Coordinate the identification, approval, and listing of reference/resource materials. Find or confirm needed information in technical source materials.
Prepare written materials as needed in support of NICET marketing and other related functions.
Provide guidance to stakeholders on the use of NICET certification programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Applicants should have 12 months of work experience in technical concepts and language or equivalent combination of education and experience. NICET’s ideal Certification Test Editor must possess the following skills:
Strong organizational skills to work effectively in a team setting on concurrent processes and projects to meet established goals, deadlines, and quality standards. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to write, analyze, and edit technical test questions and other materials for clarity, cognitive level, and appropriateness of technical content.
Strong spelling and proofreading skills, with excellent attention to detail.
Ability to utilize relevant information in style guides and technical resource materials.
Ability to write collateral program materials for print and web, and the ability to make effective presentations to stakeholder groups.
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff, volunteers, and stakeholders to accomplish NICET goals and objectives.
Solid computer software skills, including database, internet, email, word processing, item authoring and banking applications.
Ability to travel occasionally.
Bachelor’s degree in technical writing, English, Communications, or other related specialty.
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