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Editorial Supervisor Thursday, February 07, 2019

%%Editorial Supervisor%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%


About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 68 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your technical skills and feel good about what you do at work! 

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual. 

About the position…

The Editorial Supervisor supervises WPS’s team of editors and proofreaders, collaborates with the editorial team to maintain and evolve WPS editorial standards, and contributes to the team as a senior-level editor.

Essential Functions: 

·       Offer editorial guidance and feedback to other editors.

·       Directly supervise day-to-day work of WPS editorial team, consisting of three editors and one full-time proofreader; collaborate with and support Production Manager in performing managerial duties such as giving performance reviews and setting performance goals.

·       Copyedit and proofread large, complex assessment projects published both in print form and online. Work closely with the project director, R&D support staff, Production Manager, and graphic designers to ensure content completeness, accuracy, and quality while meeting publishing deadlines. Offer design and formatting guidance that adds value to new and revised assessments.

·       Set proper durations for project tasks and keep within those durations to finish projects on time. Give accurate and timely updates to Production Manager. Update Production Manager about any delays, either with individual work or in the team’s workflow, and ask for help with prioritizing and delegation if needed.

Competencies:

  • Excellent project and workflow management skills, including estimating task durations, prioritizing work, assigning resources, coordinating approvals to meet multiple competing deadlines. 

·       Great collaborator and team player.

  • Experience centered around writing, editing, design, production, proofreading, and quality control of printed materials and, to a lesser extent, electronic content.
  • Heavy experience with long documents with multiple heading levels and many tables, figures, and citations and references.
  • Significant experience working in a production environment involving hard deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain consistently high performance on complex publishing projects with multiple concurrent deliverables.
  • Extensive experience with Chicago style, experience with APA style.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong proofreading skills; use common proofreader’s marks correctly and efficiently.
  • Neat, legible, confident handwriting.
  • Extensive experience editing both on hard copy and electronically.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Word track changes and Adobe Acrobat PDF markup.
  • Proficiency with Macintosh, competency with Windows.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office (highly proficient with Word, can get around in Excel, PowerPoint); familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud.
  • Knowledge of table formatting basics.
  • Familiarity with technical art norms and practices.
  • Ability to create simple technical illustrations, take and crop screenshots.
  • Familiarity with advertising copywriting/marcom norms and practices.
  • Familiarity with commercial printing and prepress norms and practices.
  • Familiarity with principles of design, typography, page layout, text formatting.
  • Experience or interest in psychology or psychological/educational testing.
  • Some acquaintance with statistics, or interest in learning.
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum BA/BS in English, social sciences, or related.
  • Minimum 15 years’ combined experience as copy editor, line editor, production editor, technical editor, technical writer, advertising/marcom copywriter, journalist, proofreader, graphic designer, book designer, production artist, or related, in psychological or educational publishing, book publishing, journal publishing, technical publications, advertising, marketing communications, commercial printing, journalism, or related.
  • One to three years’ supervisory experience in an editorial environment.

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—Many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.

Cloud Solution Architect Thursday, January 24, 2019

%%Cloud Solution Architect%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 68 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your technical skills and feel good about what you do at work! 

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual. 

About the Job 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of web and mobile-friendly applications and Ecommerce platforms ensuring their operational readiness (security, health and performance). 

Responsibilities

●     Develop system designs and architecture for Cloud based web, mobile and eCommerce platforms, including integration with 3rd party solutions

●      Design systems to accommodate future scaling needs while not over-engineering what we don’t need “right now”

●     Review and understand business and technology needs. Document current and proposed architecture; identify issues or areas of improvement; recommend strategy, roadmap, solutions, methodologies, and frameworks.

●     Establish and enforce WPS technical standards. 

●     Act as technical lead and mentorjunior developers as needed

●     Establish and maintain SLAs to meet needs and expectations for quality, performance and costs

●     Develop and maintain CI/CD pipeline

●     Develop, test and maintain complex SQL queries, scripts and stored procedures

●     Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.

●     Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes

●      Evaluate risk and inform stakeholders accordingly

●     Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities, as needed, during and after business hours.

●     Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to peers.  Assist other developers with design, development and implementation of solutions.

●     Work independently and as part of a team of developers; engage and interact users to understand issues and requirements.

●     Utilize Version Control repositories for documentation, code, architecture, configuration and supporting data and meta-data

Skills and Qualifications

●     Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical discipline

●     7+ years Solution Architecture, Full Stack Development and DevOps experience

●     Hands on experience with Service Oriented Architecture, Web services, APIs, A&A/SSO; Recent development and deployment experience on Amazon AWS

●     Languages: JavaScript, React, Node, C#, Java, Python, R

●     Database: Relational, non-Relational, SQL, NoSQL, Data Modeling

●     Experience with Amazon AWS:  S3, CloudFront, ETL Services, RDS, Aurora, AWS Lambda, SNS, SQS, Kinesis, MySQL, MS SQL Server

●      Experience with continuous integration systems: Jenkins, Cruise Control or similar

●      Experience with infrastructure automation tools: Docker, Chef, Ansible or similar

●      Experience maintaining several environments: e.g. development, user acceptance testing and production

●     Knowledge or experience in AI/ML, and Mobile Development isa plus

●     Lead developer, Peer and code review experience 

●     Experience in Waterfall/Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodologies

●     Experience with GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, and PCI complianceand secure coding

●     Excellent written and verbal communication

●     Highly collaborative, flexible, team player, “get-it-done” attitude; motivated to learn and help others

●     Strong organizational and process improvement skills

●     Ability to organize and plan work independentlyin a rapidly changing environment

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.


Assessment Consultant Thursday, January 03, 2019

%%Assessment Consultant%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge and a chance to work for a growing organization with an inspiring mission? Would you like to work for a company that makes a positive impact in the world, empowering children, families, and helping professionals in the fields of school psychology, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy and related professions?

After 70 years WPS is still a family run business with a culture that reflects our family values. Our 3rdgeneration family company is expanding through its growing reputation for great service, excellent products, and thriving sales team. We are one of the preferred providers of psychological assessment tools in the world. We are growing staff, tackling bigger projects, and have 10 years of R&D lined up for future product releases!

As an Assessment Consultant you’ll work in conjunction with Product Development, Marketing and Customer Services to promote assessments and intervention resources to a range of clinical and educational establishments across the US. 

Your role is to service key accounts through training on key products, building and maintaining positive relationships, maximizing revenue and pursuing qualified leads in order to deliver area revenue targets. In conjunction with the Senior Assessment Consultant, you will set and deliver Territory Sales Plans and will identify and pursue business development opportunities. 

You will establish and develop relationships with key influencers within key markets for WPS.

 

WHAT’S REQUIRED:

·      Relevant professional qualification (minimum Masters level), preferably in Occupational Therapy

·      Ideally experience with administering and interpreting psychometric assessments

·      Previous knowledge of clinical or school market desired.

·      An understanding of the needs of our customer base (School Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists) is advantageous

·      At least basic computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel and Outlook.

PERSON WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Customer Centric

·     Constantly looks for new and better ways to get the most out of their time with the customer

·     Plans and works to maintain deep rapport with the customer

Data Literacy

·     Understands relevant data sets, systems and software and uses them appropriately


Data Collection Specialist Wednesday, August 01, 2018

%%Data Collection Specialist%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been thriving for 70 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your assessment skills and feel good about what you do at work!

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, 15 paid holidays, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program, and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual. 

About the position…

Our ideal Data Collection Specialist enjoys administering assessments to a wide range of populations and has extensive assessment experience administering performance tests and ratings scales. The Data Collection Specialist has excellent interpersonal skills and embodies strong drive and determination to seek out relationships with schools, organizations, and clinics in order to obtain the cases we need for our data collection projects. Receiving a “No” should not deter you from reaching out to more settings. For this position, you must have the confidence of a clear go-getter, the flexibility to handle multiple projects, and the desire to learn and help develop new assessments. 

Please submit cover letter and resume for consideration. 

Responsibilities Include:

·       Pilot all assessment materials prior to start of data collection studies to provide feedback

·       Administer performance tests in house and out in the field for all studies and facilitate completion of rating scales.

·       Recruit local participants for studies, particularly from hard-to-reach populations (e.g., low SES, low incidence clinical populations (e.g., visually impaired)).

·       Work with Research Manager to build and maintain relationships with local schools and organizations; provide feedback to continuously improve data collection processes for on-site and off-site data collectors

·       Work with Project Director’s by suggesting improvements for ease of use

·       Review and consolidate information from competitors’ test manuals regarding data collection processes, equivalency studies, validation studies, etc.; keep up to date on new versions and updates from competitors and upcoming test development projects

·       Manage (and update as needed) HIPAA compliance for test development and data collection projects

·     Travel at least 50% within California

Qualifications:

·       Master’s level assessment professional (e.g., School Psychology, Clinical Psychology)

·       Minimum two years administering assessments full time post Master’s (preferably in a school setting)

·       Broad assessment experience administering a variety of performance tests (e.g., IQ, achievement, language) required, experience administering observational (e.g., ADOS-2) or structured interview (e.g., ADI-R) assessments highly desirable

·       Has relationships with area schools, organizations, and/or clinics

·       Is comfortable going into new situations and new settings

·       Enjoys building new relationships, problem solving, and overcoming obstacles

·       Spanish Bilingual strongly preferred

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—Many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.

Business Analyst Friday, June 29, 2018

%%Business Analyst%% %%JobID%%  %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%% %%mailto:careers@wpspublish.com%%

About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 69 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your skills and feel good about what you do at work! 

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual. 

 

About the position…

As a Business Analyst you will define, document, analyze, communicate, and collaborate the business’s needs to ensure that we are developing accurate products and services for both our internal and external customers. This role will live within the Project Management team to liaise between all departments within the company. The successful candidate will also take on the responsibility of documenting and maintaining a process library to provide clear communication across all departments. This role requires strong interpersonal skills and writing skills to ensure clear communication.You will work closely with many members of the WPS team, and provide exceptional support as needed. Your keen skills, positivity, strong work ethic, and collaborative style will help WPS continue to build our strong team.

Your Responsibilities…

·     Work closely with the business units to define, document, and develop business requirements for our systems using standard templates and natural language.

·     Proactively communicate and analyze needs to the technical team to develop products for both internal and external customers. Define configuration specifications and business analysis requirements. Communicate key insights and findings to product team.

·     Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.

·     Develop solution details, such as data requirements, descriptions, use cases, process maps, data sourcing plans, etc. required to embed decision-making model into comprehensive business solutions.

·     Validate solution details with business users, technology architects, and application designers.

·     Prepare presentation materials.

·     Document and maintain all internal support processes within the company.

·     Define and monitor Key Performance Indicators to measure success.

·     Perform quality assurance..

·     Prepare and document material for training purposes as needed

Your Experience…

A minimum of 1-3 years of experience is preferred, though not essential if you work diligently and learn quickly.

The following skills and experience are required:

·     Bachelor’s Degree (computer science area a plus).

·     Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills.

·     Exceptional skills in the areas of organization, prioritization, attention to detail, collaboration, and multi-tasking under tight deadlines.

·     Proven experience in eliciting requirements and testing.

·     Basic knowledge in generating process documentation.

·     Interpersonal style that is professional, confident, easy-going, and positive.

·     Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

·     Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required, including PowerPoint and Visio.

·     Familiarity with SDLC a plus.

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.

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