State of Maryland

EMPLOYEE SELECTION SPECIALIST II (#003654)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $49,971.00-$79,996.00 Yearly


GRADE

17

NATURE OF WORK

This is the team leader level of highly complex and technical work in the construction and validation of employment examinations in conformity with rigorous legal and technical guidelines and requirements.

Employees at this level function as working leaders of teams of specialists engaged in the evaluation and development of employee selection devices. Assignments are generally based on occupational or functional areas. By virtue of their experience, expertise and location within the organization, employees at this level are expected to plan, implement and evaluate work projects, and are held accountable for the efficacy of the work and worker products.

As team leaders, these employees work under the general supervision of a unit director. They assist the director in the establishment and operation of the overall test construction and validation program and function as technical experts within their assigned areas. Work effectiveness is determined by evaluations of the technical propriety of the reports, studies and analyses produced by the teams.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Establishes work priorities for a team of specialists, based upon evaluations of data concerning adverse impact class size, etc.;

Develops an annual work program for a team of specialists in order to plan test construction and validation activities by efficiently and effectively utilizing allocated resources;

Provides supervision, training and guidance to subordinate specialists in order to produce legally and technically sound work;

Researches information and conducts interviews in order to determine the existence of and magnitude of adverse impact in selection devices;

Performs background searches and literature reviews in order to obtain preliminary information on occupations and classes;

Conducts job analysis studies in order to ascertain the duties performed, the work environment, the materials used and other job characteristics;

Compiles task and behavioral statements written by job experts at group sessions;

Develops a variety of selection devices (e.g. oral examinations, etc.) and administers same;

Develops job performance criterion and collects ratings of same;

Performs statistical analysis (e.g. correlation and regression analysis), in order to assess the validity, reliability, readability, difficulty and discrimination ability of selection instruments;

Collects and compiles data for inclusion in narrative reports;

Prepares narrative study reports, including technical validation reports, in order to document information collected about the job, study methodology, sources of test items, justification for test components, and recommendations for use of the test;

Maintains a variety of contacts with job experts and operating agency personnel, through written correspondence and in person;

Maintains security of and monitors test item file;

Recommends changes to personnel policies and practices;

Conducts presentations to agencies, groups and individuals in order to advocate the need for, purposes, techniques and practices of test development;

Assists the unit director in the development of worker performance standards;

Assists the unit director in the preparation of the unit budget by providing input concerning team needs and requirements;

Assists the unit director in establishing unit goals and objectives;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of classical test score theory, test processing systems, administration and scoring; of item writing and editing techniques;

Knowledge of the principles and uses of rating scales and scaling techniques; of the principles and techniques of factor analysis, multiple regression analysis and correlation analysis;

Knowledge of the legal and technical requirements for test development and job analysis, such as the Federal EEOC and FEA guidelines, and the American Psychological Association guidelines, and of current case law interpretations thereof;

Knowledge of the practices and principles of personnel administration as applied to State government;

Knowledge of the role of personnel administration in State government;

Knowledge of the principles of supervision and management including budgeting and program planning and evaluation;

Ability to draw valid conclusions and interpret the results of highly complex statistical analyses and other job information;

Ability to present ideas and recommendations clearly and concisely;

Ability to deal tactfully with employees, officials and the general public;

Ability to secure cooperation and participation from employees, job experts and program managers;

Ability to supervise other professional workers;

Ability to work effectively under pressure with minimum supervision.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Undergraduate or graduate level coursework in statistics, psychometrics, research design, general psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, personnel administration or other job related areas.

Experience: Three years experience in the construction and validation of employee selection devices or any combination of job related training and experience sufficient to provide the necessary levels of theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Recruiter classifications or Recruiter specialty codes in the human resources field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

NOT APPLICABLE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Feb 6 1980 12:00AM

Date Revised

September 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003654; EST: 2/6/1980; REV: 9/1/2014;

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