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Assessment Specialist (Contract)

Job ID: 38307
Department: Human Resources
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The Human Resources Department is seeking an Assessment Specialist in the Assessment Services Unit.  The Assessment Specialist will work as part of a team that is responsible for developing valid selection processes that ensure the highest quality of candidates for a wide range of Port Authority positions.  

The Assessment Specialist acts as a key partner to business leaders across the agency and within the Human Resources Department and provides consultation and support on testing and assessment activities for positions in operations, maintenance, administrative, police, supervisory, and management job titles.


Reporting directly to the Supervisor, Assessment Services Unit, the Assessment Specialist is responsible for a wide range of duties that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Job Analysis
  • Assessment Development (Written, Oral, and Practical tests as well as In-Baskets, Simulations, and Executive Assessments)
  • Coordination of Test Administration Logistics
  • Training for Item Writers and Assessment Raters
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Performance Evaluation/Survey development and analysis 
  • Assessment report writing

This is a long-term temporary position with benefits.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Master’s degree or above in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field
  • At least 3 years professional experience in job analysis and test development


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Knowledge of professional standards related to the use and validation of employment tests
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills: able to identify problems and systematically gather relevant information; seek root causes of corrections / data integrity issues 
  • Adaptable: willing and able to adjust to multiple tasks and demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change 
  • Ability to facilitate communication between human resources and business leaders on technical issues
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in time-sensitive situations with a keen attention to detail 
  • Ability to work across multiple teams and multiple projects simultaneously in a team-oriented, cross-disciplinary, collaborative environment 
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously to meet staffing requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Proficiency with computer software (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Item Analysis Software, SPSS)

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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