City of Columbus: Personnel Analyst II (Public Safety Testing Team)

26 Apr 2018 8:07 AM | Elizabeth Reed

The City of Columbus Civil Service Commission is currently seeking a test development and test administration analyst for our public safety test team. We are seeking a self-driven, skilled selection specialist who works well in a team environment. Our team is responsible for developing, administering, scoring and validating entry-level and promotional assessments for police officers. Qualified applicants will possess a bachelor's degree, a course in statistics, and two (2) years of experience constructing employment examinations for an organization. Substitution(s): A master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge and abilities: (1) considerable knowledge of job analysis principles, methods and uses, basic descriptive statistics, and the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection; (2) general knowledge of job classification principles and methods, the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures, legal and social issues impacting employment assessments and selection; (3) the ability to develop solutions to work problems, apply statistical measures related to validity and reliability, organize and summarize information in written format, use video and audio software and equipment, and express and understand ideas communicated one-on-one and in group situations. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess resilience and a sense of humor.

The public safety test team is a dynamic team of analysts and support personnel who come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds. We are passionate about creating assessment practices that predict who will most likely be successful in the demanding jobs of policing and emergency response. We develop, administer, score, and validate multi-phase examinations that include traditional multiple-choice exams, video-based situational judgment exams, video-based tactical exercises, role-play oral board exams, writing samples, written work samples, and physical tests. We present training to assessors and information sessions to candidates to communicate clear understanding of assessment practices. We are a team dedicated to excellence and are seeking a new member who can immediately adapt to this fast-paced environment and contribute to these highly successful endeavors.

This is a full-time salaried position with an hourly pay range of $25.92 to $38.87. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education and will include a full range of benefits including vacation, health, retirement and more. Please contact Liz Reed, Public Safety Test Team manager, at 614.645.6032 or to learn more or to express interest. Please reach out no later than Monday, May 7, 2018.

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