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Hillsborough County Government

Human Resource Research Specialist (#HRRSPCCSBQ) CSBQ
$23.34-$38.17 Hourly / $4,045.60-$6,616.13 Monthly / $48,547.20-$79,393.60 Yearly


Performs duties conducting human resources research studies, primarily, to support the development of selection tests and performance evaluation criteria; conducts training sessions, administers examinations; and produces related reports.


A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Psychology; and
Two or more years of experience in job analysis and test validation.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below. 


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of human resources selection techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of the American Psychological Association’s Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
  • Considerable knowledge of descriptive and correlation statistical analysis procedures used in psychometrics.
  • Considerable knowledge of individual performance evaluation methods.
  • Considerable knowledge of test security.
  • Working knowledge of the current principles, practices, methods and procedures used in personnel selection, job performance evaluation, adult learning and training, and organizational surveying.
  • Working knowledge of Civil Service Rules, with emphasis on Rules 7 (Appointments) and 12 (Performance Management).
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Skill in interviewing job incumbents and supervisors to accurately identify entirety of work performed and relationships with other jobs.
  • Ability to write effective multiple choice examination items.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to design training and rating plans for all types of jobs.
  • Ability to design job applications to solicit job-specific information from applicants.
  • Ability to write job task and knowledges, skills, abilities, and other characteristics statements.
  • Ability to plan, organize and conduct projects spanning several months.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to schedule, coordinate and conduct training activities.
  • Ability to proof own work.
  • Ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise narrative and statistical reports.
  • Ability to complete assignments and projects in an efficient and timely manner.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Plans and conducts job analysis studies; interviews job incumbents, supervisors and department heads; designs and analyzes task and knowledges, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAO's) questionnaires.
  • Drafts examination plans to match outcomes of job analyses, and drafts examination items to measure important KSAO's.
  • Performs statistical analyses to identify and improve psychometric characteristics of examinations.
  • Administers human resources selection examinations.
  • Writes reports to document job analysis procedures and results and assists in writing job descriptions.
  • Assists in the development of performance evaluation instruments; manages and delivers the Countywide performance management training program; and provides guidance, applicable rule interpretation and technical assistance to County personnel regarding proper implementation of the performance management process.
  • Collects performance management data and develops, produces, and distributes summary reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.