Los Angeles Community College District

Assessment and Selection Analyst (#5053)

$43.21-$53.53 hourly / $7,489.44-$9,278.11 monthly / $89,873.28-$111,337.32 annual


Performs complex journey-level professional personnel work in recruiting and testing applicants for positions in the classified service.

Typical Duties

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

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

Plans, outlines, and prepares examinations, specifying type and sequence of tests, items to be used, and tasks to be rated.

Compiles, develops, analyzes, edits, and organizes a wide range of examination materials.

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

Prepares examination items and verifies keyed answers from technical resources.

Plans and supervises the administration of a wide variety of examinations.

Designs and implements recruitment plans to meet employment needs; and evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of recruitment activities.

Prepares effective recruitment materials including job announcements, pamphlets, brochures, web postings, and other publicity materials.

Instructs and directs examination proctors and other clerical support staff in examination administrations and may personally administer tests.

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.

Determines weights for various parts of examinations and analyzes their effect.

Reviews examination results, explains scoring and examining policies and procedures.

Gathers and analyzes data for test validation studies.

Performs statistical analysis of examination results and makes recommendations for improvements.

Analyzes and answers protests arising from examinations.

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

Keeps abreast of trends and new developments in the field of employment recruitment and selection and testing; researches and analyzes the possible effects of proposed laws, regulations, and codes related to assigned area and makes recommendations.

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.

Participates in classification studies, position audits, salary surveys, and rule studies on an as needed basis.

May supervise lower-level analysts and technical and clerical support staff.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

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.

A Recruitment Specialist applies a thorough knowledge of labor market conditions and work force sources in the design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive and innovative recruitment program to attract well qualified applicants for a wide variety of occupations and occupational levels in the classified service of the District.


General supervision is received from a classified supervisor. Functional supervision may be exercised over lower-level analysts 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

Techniques and methods used for recruiting personnel

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

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

Ability to:

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 a variety of examinations for use in employment selection

Use efficient research techniques to develop test materials and assessment techniques

Use practical judgement, creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness in planning, designing, adapting, organizing, and presenting test materials

Devise procedures for efficient test administration

Evaluate qualifications of candidates for various types of employment

Effectively utilize computer equipment, software, and management information systems in the performance of duties

Maintain high levels of ethical and professional conduct and confidentiality

Maintain a strong customer service orientation

Work on many simultaneous assignments with close attention to detail and with attention to schedules and deadlines

Communicate and present information effectively both orally and in writing

Work effectively and cooperatively with District administrators, employees, representatives from other agencies and organizations, and the public

Travel to off-site test administrations

Learn specialized computer applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

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


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


B. 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.


One year of professional-level experience in employment test development and construction or related roles. Experience in staff recruitment is desirable.


A valid Class "C" California driver's license

Travel throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodation

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

CLASS: 5053; EST: 4/24/2019; REV: 6/5/2019;