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Industrial/Organizational Psychologist (Selection and Assessment)

14 Sep 2022 3:36 PM | Anonymous

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Under administrative direction, the purpose of this position is to apply professional principles of human resources analysis in one (1) of the functional areas of the Bureau of Human Resources.  Areas may include: Selection and Assessment, Recruitment, Benefits, Classification and Compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), or Workers’ Compensation. Employees in this classification participate in the development, implementation and administration of assigned programs and projects in the functional area. Position exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in the conduct of duties, referring unique, unusual, or complex situations to an administrative superior for review and advisement. Performs essential functions as outlined herein according to area(s) of assignment. Performs related work as directed.

Selected candidate will be required to work on-site. This position will not work in a remote capacity.

  1. Master's degree from an accredited institution in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior/Development, or closely related field of study.
  2. One (1) year of progressively responsible experience in the development and implementation of assessment processes to include test development, item analysis, job analysis, research design and statistical analysis, including evaluation and validation methodology.
  3. Strong technical and non-technical writing skills.
  4. Solid interpersonal skills for building internal and external relationships.
  5. Excellent planning and organizing skills; ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities.
  6. Experience in a governmental or similar public sector agency preferred.
  7. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. 

Participates in the development, implementation, and administration of the agency’s selection and assessment, recruitment, benefits, classification and compensation, EEO, or workers’ compensation, functions. 

Applies professional analytical techniques to assigned functions, i.e., testing and evaluation, item analysis, assessment measures, classification and compensation evaluation, statistical analysis in relation to personnel injuries, benefits eligibility, ad hoc reporting, enrollment processing, EEO investigations, workers’ compensation claims administration, market survey and evaluation.

Participates in or conducts special projects, studies, investigations, and/or research pertaining to assigned functional areas, i.e., test development, market analysis, statistical analysis, needs analysis, benefits assessment, EEO complaints, classification evaluation, applicant processing. 

Develops records, reports and other documentation related to assigned functions, i.e., classification descriptions, statistical data, assessment examinations, leave accruals, desk audits, market surveys, investigations, ad hoc reporting, score matrices.

Participates in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures; assists in the dissemination of information and materials relating to modifications/additions to agency policies and procedures. 

Participates in the maintenance and retention of a centralized employee personnel records system for the assigned functional area, e.g., classification and compensation, benefits, workers’ compensation, selection and assessment, recruitment, and EEO.   

Participates in collective bargaining; assists in the development of proposals; prepares reports and materials for the collective bargaining process; provides guidance to personnel in matters relating to employee relations, contract interpretation, and the administration of collective bargaining agreements. 

Participates in investigations to include interviewing and assisting personnel in initiation and processing of complaints. 

Analyzes and evaluates highly confidential and sensitive personnel matters and information; prepares responses to issues/charges and recommends appropriate action. 

Addresses employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns. 

Provides technical guidance and advice to supervisors and managers regarding issues relating to testing and evaluation, selection and promotional processes, labor relations, EEO complaints, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, workers’ compensation, performance evaluations, policies and procedures and payroll administration.   

Facilitates and coordinates program-related training as appropriate; assists in providing training to departmental administrative personnel regarding roles in recording/reporting job-related injuries, performance evaluation completion, interviewing, EEO, payroll administration, union contract interpretation and tracking employee leave usage. 

May provide functional supervision to unit personnel when applicable to the functional area of assignment, i.e., personnel records, payroll administration, selection and assessment, recruitment, benefits and enrollment, workers’ compensation, EEO, classification and compensation. 

Advises department/bureau/division directors and employees on various human resource issues, i.e., union contract provisions, classification and compensation criteria, minimum qualifications, recruitment strategies, benefits status, hiring provisions, testing criteria, agency/unit reorganizations.

Ensures adherence to and compliance with established agency policies and procedures and regulatory guidelines and standards governing function(s) under charge, e.g., ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, EPA, (C)OBRA. 

Prepares quarterly, annual, and other statistical reports; prepares program plans and participates in long range planning initiatives.

Performs related duties as directed.

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors. 

Broward Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Broward Sheriff’s Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Recruitment Information:

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 10 to 12 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per Florida law.

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