LINGUIST List 21.3992

Sat Oct 09 2010

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Manager, Second Language Testing, Inc.

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        1.     HR, Applied Linguistics: Manager, Second Language Testing, Inc., District of Columbia, USA

Message 1: Applied Linguistics: Manager, Second Language Testing, Inc., District of Columbia, USA
Date: 08-Oct-2010
From: HR <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Manager, Second Language Testing, Inc., District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: Second Language Testing, Inc. Department: Test Development Job Location: District of Columbia, USA Web Address:
Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Second Language Testing, Inc. (SLTI), a language test development companyin the Rockville, MD with 20 employees, is actively seeking severalfull-time professional language test developers to join its testdevelopment group for a one-year (renewable) contact.

SLTI's test development group works with state and federal governmentagencies, school districts, and commercial testing companies to developlanguage proficiency tests. Our test development group also consults onissues related to language accessibility, linguistic simplification, andUniversal Design.

Description of duties:Work as part of a team comprised of other test developers working onlanguage test development and research projects. Manage test developmentprojects from initial stages through to final deliverables. Prepare writtenreports and maintain correspondence with clients and contractors. Attendmeetings and communicate with co-workers, clients, and contractors. Analyzequalitative and quantitative data. Assist in pilot testing test items fortheir validity and reliability. Provide solutions to testing issues andchallenges.

Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:-At least a MA/MS degree in one of the following fields: Appliedlinguistics, Linguistics, 2nd language education, translation, educationalmeasurement-2 years relevant work experience-Local to Washington, DC metro area

Other helpful Qualifications:-Experience as a language test developer.-Experience as a translator, interpreter, translation manager or languageteacher-Excellent English writing skills-Office experience, Good computer skills-Teaching experience-Knowledge of applied linguistics-Knowledge of language proficiency scales (ILR and ACTFL)-High level proficiency in a non-English language, including: Albanian,Amharic, Armenian, Baluchi, Cebuano, Chavacano, Modern Greek, HaitianCreole, Hindi, Kurmanji, Levantine Arabic, Norwegian, Portuguese(Brazilian), Punjabi (Western), Samoan, Somali, Sorani, Sudanese Arabic,Swahili, Tausug, Turkmen, and Urdu.-Knowledge of psychometrics

Compensation is commensurate with experience. SLTI also offers a fringebenefit package that includes:

Paid vacation and sick leaveHealth/Vision/ and DentalRetirement Package

To apply for this position, please e-mail a cover letter and curriculumvitae to the application email listed below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
HR Email:

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