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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: R0001 / Cert Educational Diagnostician
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

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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 and interprets psychoeducational and/or developmental tests for children, adolescents, or adults with learning, developmental. or emotional disabilities in a clinical, educational, and/or research setting. May participate in the execution of specified research protocol as a specialist member of a research project or study.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Administers and scores a variety of standardized psychosocial tests; conducts evaluations with clients, families, and/or research subjects, as appropriate to the operational setting.
  2. Prepares diagnostic reports, to include test results and interpretation; develops appropriate recommendations based on test results and case history.
  3. Consults with educational, clinical, medical staff, researchers and/or other team members as appropriate regarding client needs.
  4. Monitors compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as with educational and/or research policies and procedures.
  5. As appropriate to the position, assists in the planning and execution of scientific research protocol, using independent judgment in the adaptation and/or modification of standard research techniques.
  6. As appropriate to the positon, collects and analyzes research data, using specialized data analysis technologies and methods.
  7. Prepares and presents educational workshops as appropriate to the individual position; may guide and train graduate students.
  8. May provide clinical outreach services, in accordance with the operating objectives of the position.
  9. Continues professional growth through participation in clinician and/or in-service meetings, familiarization with pertinent literature, participation in educational programs as appropriate, and review of state and federal laws governing provision of educational diagnostic services.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure State of NM Certified Educational Diagnostician.
  • 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

  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the client.
  • Knowledge of educational development test administration and interpretation.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
  • Ability to prepare diagnostic and/or evaluative reports relevant to area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of medical and clinical issues related to individuals with learning, developmental or emotional disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of clinical research.
  • Knowledge of research data analysis procedures, systems, and techiques.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Knowledge of the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Act.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and standards pertaining the provision of psychosocial services to disabled individuals.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within specialty area.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.

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