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Fire and Police Exams Analyst, City of Seattle

17 Nov 2022 7:20 PM | Anonymous

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$40.08 - $46.68 Hourly


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time


Seattle Department of Human Resources

Job Number



1/3/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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Position Description

Seattle Human Resources endeavors to promote an equitable and engaging work environment so employees can do their best work and make a difference for the people and communities we serve. The Department focuses on providing high quality services to all City employees and departments and works collaboratively with department leaders to align policies, practices, and programs citywide to fulfill the vision of workforce equity and excellence.  

As part of this mission, the Fire and Police Exams Unit is responsible for developing and administering merit-based, entry-level, and promotional exams under the direction of the Public Safety Civil Service Commission (PSCSC) and on behalf of the Seattle Police and Fire Departments to establish eligibility lists to fill entry-level, lateral, and promotional positions. We strive to administer exams that are equitable, compliant, and transparent. To support these goals, we are looking for a Fire and Police Exams Analyst who will provide program coordination, research and analysis, and support a high volume of exams administered on behalf of the Fire and Police Departments. This position will also increase the unit’s capacity to administer entry and lateral police officer exam administrations. 

This position will give you the opportunity to work with a diverse team that centers equity, learning, transparency, and continuous improvement to serve our uniformed employees and the broader community. In this role, you will support the administration of entry and promotional exams, research best practices, analyze data, provide customer service to candidates and partner departments, manage dashboards, budgets, contracts, and records, coordinate public disclosure requests, and provide general logistical support. In addition, you will have the opportunity to regularly utilize your problem-solving and organizational skills to improve exam administration for both the Fire and Police Departments, ultimately making our community a safer and more equitable place by contributing to hiring and promotional processes.

Job Responsibilities

In this role: 

You will be successful if you feel passionate about: 

  • Improving administrative processes and identifying opportunities that make a significant impact 
  • Providing exceptional and welcoming customer service to fire and police exam candidates 
  • Solving complex problems creatively and efficiently 
  • Building and maintaining positive team relationships 
  • Maintaining the utmost level of security and confidentiality 
  • Identifying and undoing inequities in examination processes  
  • Utilizing your organizational skills for seamless project coordination and records management 

 Your effectiveness will depend on your ability to: 

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving in a fast-paced environment 
  • Research and analyze exam administration decisions, past practices, and best practices, providing recommendations and revisions as necessary 
  • Partner tactfully, courteously, and effectively with a variety of people, members of the Seattle Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Public Safety Civil Service Commission and consultants and other industry subject matter experts 
  • Support Senior Analysts by facilitating exam development committee meetings, administering protest periods, and fielding stakeholder communications 
  • Supporting the Fire & Police Exams Unit in testifying and defending work before the PSCSC 

 You will feel prepared if you have experience in: 

  • Supporting and administering employment-related examinations (written, oral board, working tests, practical exams, certifications, etcetera), particularly public safety or apprenticeship exams
  • Researching and interpreting rules, regulations, contracts, and policies and procedures 
  • Communicating technical exam-related concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Coordinating exam logistics, such as booking hotels, event spaces, airfare, and shuttles 
  • Applying your advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 
  • Conducting statistical reports and creating data dashboards 
  • Processing and monitoring contracts and receipts  
  • Providing instructions and assistance to large groups of people 
  • Industrial or Organizational Psychology and Personnel Selection

In addition to the ability to perform the tasks described above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business or Public Administration, Social Sciences, or a related field 
  • Two years in personnel selection assessments (preferably for Civil Service positions), public-sector exams, or performing other human resources-related tasks, or a related field 



  • An Associate Degree in Human Resource Management, Business or Public Administration, Social Sciences, or a related field 
  • Three years in personnel selection assessments (preferably for Civil Service positions), public-sector exams, or performing other human resources-related tasks, or a related field 



  • Four years in personnel selection assessments (preferably for Civil Service positions), public-sector exams, or performing other human resources-related tasks, or a related field 
Additional Information

This position is classified a Personnel Analyst and requires the ability to lift 30 pounds and work overtime, evenings, and weekends.


The first round of interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13, with the second round taking place on Thursday, January 19, 2023. 


Applicants must successfully pass a background check, which will be conducted in accordance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be given a chance to explain or correct background information and provide verifiable information of good conduct and rehabilitation.


The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.


COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate - City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your employment start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.



To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter to no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. In your 1-page cover letter, please explain your interest in this position and identify specifically how the combination of your knowledge, skills, and interests align with our business needs and will contribute to your success in this role. This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The City of Seattle encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey King at

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