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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: T0048 / Psychometrist
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Administers a battery of selected psychological and/or neuropsychological tests to a specified subject population in accordance with clearly defined procedures, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist. Assists in test scoring and in the collection, recording and collecting of various test data for clinical and/or research purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepares and administers psychological and/or neuropsychological testing in various formats, to include paper and pencil test or tests requiring testing equipment, such as picture tests and dexterity boards, under standard conditions
  2. Explains testing procedures and objectives to subjects, and works with subjects to facilitate compliance with protocol and procedures and to ensure appropriate test completion.
  3. Times tests and records results; identifies extraordinary test results, and immediately notifies the attending Psychologist or Neuropsychologist.
  4. Assists in research through the systematic collection, preliminary analysis, and reporting of psychometric research data, using standard protocol.
  5. Assists psychologists/neuropsychologists in scoring of selected tests within a neuropsychological battery, as appropriate; assists psychologists in administering and completing behavior rating scales, as appropriate.
  6. Coordinates and communicates appointment times and venues for the testing of individuals or subject groups.
  7. Maintains records of testing supplies, instruments, and equipment on hand and orders replacement stock as necessary.
  8. Performs basic interpretation of standardized tests of psychological functioning, as appropriate, and makes recommendations to the attending psychologist regarding the need for retesting or additional testing.
  9. Ensures confidentiality of test results and recommendations; maintains security of testing materials.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience to include previous formal training in psychological and/or neuropsychological testing directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Demonstrated skill in the administration of a wide range standardized psychological/neuropsychological tests.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Analytical, evaluative, and critical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of scientific research principles, practices, and protocols.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information in a manner easily understood by non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Working knowledge of psychological and behavioral test scoring protocol, procedures, and standards.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017