Los Angeles Community College District

Senior Assessment & Selection Analyst (#5033)

$50.23-$62.23 hourly / $8,706.94-$10,786.37 monthly / $104,483.28-$129,436.44 annual


Definition

Develops, administers, and evaluates complex and innovative employment examinations for positions in the classified service; supervises a small staff of assigned professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Typical Duties

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of and provides training to assigned staff engaged in recruitment and selection activities for classified positions.

Determines work methods, establishes priorities for the completion of work, and prepares work schedules to meet deadlines.

Conducts complex job analysis and reviews classification information to determine the knowledge, skills, and abilities for job related testing methods.

Designs and develops complex and innovative testing methods for job related knowledges, skills, and abilities.

Plans and develops examinations, specifying type and sequence of tests, weights for various parts, items to be used, and tasks to be rated.

Analyzes tests for validity, reliability, adverse impact, and differential prediction, develops standards and baselines for assessment tools; makes recommendations for enhancements.

Confers with department heads and technical experts about the selection, development, preparation, and evaluation of material for examinations.

Develops and ensures that recruitment plans meet employment needs; evaluates the effectiveness of recruitment activities of the unit.

Coordinates and participates in the preparation of effective recruitment materials including job announcements, pamphlets, brochures, web postings, and other publicity materials.

Arranges and schedules evaluation interviews, instructs committee members in procedures and standards to be applied, and gives general guidance to interviewers and raters in order to achieve reliability, fair competition, and standards of eligibility.

Analyzes and tracks data on recruitment and assessment activities to guide decisions related to diversity targets and strategies.

Develops and coordinates the maintenance of a test item bank and associated statistics.

Coordinates and participates in data compilation and analysis for test validation studies.

Coordinates and participates in the statistical analysis of examination results and develops improvements.

Consults with information technology staff to define information systems requirements or problems and coordinates the installation and utilization of specialized software programs.

Recommends new and revised class entrance qualifications and fields of competition.

Analyzes and answers protests arising from examinations.

Stays current on trends and new developments in the field of employment recruitment and selection and testing; researches and analyzes the possible effects of new laws, regulations, and codes on the assessment program; makes recommendations on program changes to ensure compliance.

Effectively utilizes the capabilities and functions of standard office software applications such as data management, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing in completing assigned projects.

Effectively utilizes the capabilities of specialized software programs in the development of examinations, applicant tracking and production of management information and reports.

Prepares complex reports, correspondence, presentations, and other communications containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content including the preparation and conclusion and forecasts based on data summaries and other findings.

Directs the maintenance of examination records and updates written procedures and documentation pertinent to assessment development, and psychometric practices.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Senior Assessment and Selection Analyst develops, administers, and evaluates complex and innovative employment examinations for positions in the classified service; supervises the activities of assigned lower-level analysts and technical and clerical staff. An incumbent in this class also applies a thorough knowledge of employee assessment and selection methods and techniques in the performance of duties.

An Assessment and Selection Analyst applies a thorough knowledge of employee assessment and selection methods and techniques in developing, analyzing, and administering employment examinations in the classified service.

A Recruitment and Assessment Manager plans, organizes, and manages the classified recruitment and assessment program administered by the Personnel Commission, including personnel research, job analysis, test development, statistical analysis, and evaluation of Civil Service testing methods, procedures and operations; personally performs the most complex test analysis and development work of the unit; and manages the day-to-day project and program activities of staff assigned to the unit.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a classified administrator. Immediate supervision is exercised over lower-level analysts and technical and clerical employees.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, methods, guidelines, and legal principles of industrial and organizational psychology with a special emphasis on selection, assessment, test development, test validation, and psychometrics

Principles of measurement and statistics, test construction, and test validation

Methodology and techniques of job analysis and research

Testing strategies and statistics used in test and item analysis and validation

Merit system principles and practices

A wide variety of occupations and the qualifications necessary for successful performance in these occupations

The sources of recruitment for a wide variety of occupations and of the most economical and effective methods and media for recruiting qualified personnel

Principles of supervision and training

Techniques and methods used for recruiting personnel

State and federal laws and regulations related to employment, employee selection, and employment testing

Organization and management of records

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware used in personnel management

Ability to:

Plan and perform complex professional-level work related to employee recruitment, testing and selection

Identify knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance in a wide variety of occupational fields

Plan and develop innovative examinations for use in employment selection

Use efficient research techniques to develop test materials and assessment techniques

Devise procedures for efficient test administration

Analyze psychometric properties of tests and assessments

Evaluate qualifications of candidates for various types of employment

Interpret, apply, and explain pertinent laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies

Analyze, identify, evaluate, and solve assessment related problems using appropriate techniques

Maintain high levels of ethical and professional conduct and confidentiality

Adapt to changing priorities and work demands

Build and maintain client relationships

Present complex and difficult technical information effectively, both orally and in writing

Select, motivate, train, and supervise assigned staff

Deal with novel and difficult problems

Maintain test security and integrity

Exercise creativity and critical judgement

Independently complete complex assignments

Prepare clear, comprehensive, and concise reports

Use advanced features of computer software such as SPSS, Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint

Establish effective working relationships with District administrators, employees, representatives from other agencies and organizations, and the public

Travel to off-site test administrations and recruitment events

Learn specialized computer applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. A master’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in industrial/organizational psychology, testing and measurement, psychometrics, research and statistics, or related field.

AND

Two years of recent, paid professional-level experience in employment test development and construction or related roles. Experience in staff recruitment is desirable. Supervisory experience is desirable.

OR

B. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in industrial/organizational psychology, research and statistics, or related field

AND

Four years of recent full-time, paid professional-level experience in employment test development and construction or related roles. Experience in staff recruitment is desirable. Supervisory experience is desirable.

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.


CLASS: 5033; EST: 11/17/2021; REV: ;