Director I, Measurement Services - Rockville, MD
Finra - Rockville, MD

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FINRA is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Director I, Measurement Services opening in Rockville, MD. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at www.finra.org/careers – no phone calls, please.
Major Purpose:

The Director of Measurement Services is responsible for the quality and consistency of all measurement activities within the Testing and Continuing Education organization. Leading a team of psychometricians, the Director ensures that examinations and continuing education programs comply with testing industry and educational standards for high-stakes programs. In addition, the Director is the business owner for all statistical and scoring systems used in the process of developing, administering, and analyzing FINRA and client exams and continuing education programs.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Manage and oversee staff in providing psychometric support and analyses of qualification exams and continuing education content produced or maintained by the department. Ensure appropriate quality control procedures are developed, maintained and followed.
  • Ensure all statistical and scoring systems used in the development and administration of FINRA and client exams and continuing education programs employ algorithms and procedures appropriate for their regulatory uses.
  • Work closely with content development staff to ensure that qualification examinations and continuing education programs are of high quality and result in valid and reliable measures to support FINRA and client regulatory purposes.
  • Oversee measurement services provided to clients. Work directly with client representatives and internal partners to advise clients on appropriate measurement procedures and to introduce program improvements where warranted.
  • Partner with the Director of Qualification Examinations to manage the development of new FINRA and client exams. Oversee the test design and structure for all exams.
  • Work with senior staff to execute and manage strategic initiatives to expand testing services in the financial services industry. Evaluate potential new business in terms of the scope and scale of measurement services required.
  • Lead and supervise research and special projects to introduce process and product improvements for measurement services, examinations, and continuing education programs.
Qualifications
Education/Experience Requirements:
  • A doctorate degree in psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, education with an emphasis on psychometrics, measurement and assessment, or a related field (e.g., statistics, mathematics, computer science) and a minimum of ten (10) years psychometric/testing industry experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in management positions is required.
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of psychometrics, measurement, classical test theory, Rasch measurement or Item Response Theory, item and test development methodologies, and computer-based testing.
  • Knowledge of the securities industry, governing rules, and industry practices including industry compliance efforts is desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, people management, and leadership skills are required.
Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Some travel required (normally less than 30%).
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume. A writing sample may be required as part of the submission.

The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

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In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.

Please note: FINRA’s Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees’ investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. As standard practice, employees must also complete FINRA’s Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement and comply with the company’s policy on nepotism.

About FINRA

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA’s mission is to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. All told, FINRA oversees nearly 4,600 brokerage firms, about 164,000 branch offices and approximately 632,000 registered securities representatives.

FINRA’s independent regulation plays a critical role in America’s financial system and touches virtually every aspect of the securities business—from registering and educating industry participants to examining securities firms; writing rules; enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws; informing and educating the investing public; providing trade reporting and other industry utilities; and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and registered firms. We also perform market regulation under contract for the major U.S. stock markets, including the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca, NYSE Amex, The NASDAQ Stock Market and the International Securities Exchange.

FINRA has approximately 3,000 employees and operates from Washington, DC, and New York, NY, with 20 regional offices around the country.

In today's fast-paced and complex global economy, FINRA is a trusted advocate for investors, dedicated to keeping the markets fair and proactively addressing emerging regulatory issues before they harm investors or the markets.

Find out more about us and how we work—and view our current openings—at www.finra.org/careers .

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