Human Resource Research Specialist
- Job Code: W1318
- Pay Grade:WQ
- Pay Scale:$26.29-$47.75 Hourly; $54,683.20-$99,320.00 Annually
Conduct human resources research studies, primarily, to support the development of selection tests and performance evaluation criteria; conduct training sessions, administer examinations, and produce related reports.
Duties & Responsibilities
Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.
- Plan and conduct job analysis studies; interview job incumbents, supervisors, and department heads; design and analyze task and knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) questionnaires.
- Draft examination plans to match outcomes of job analyses and draft examination items to measure important KSAOs.
- Perform statistical analyses to identify and improve psychometric characteristics of examinations.
- Administer human resources selection examinations.
- Write reports to document job analysis procedures and results and assist in writing job descriptions.
- Assist in the development of performance evaluation instruments; manage and deliver the countywide performance management training program; and provide guidance, applicable rule interpretation, and technical assistance to county personnel regarding proper implementation of the performance management process.
- Collect performance management data and develop, produce, and distribute summary reports.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.
- Considerable knowledge of human resources selection techniques.
- Considerable knowledge of the American Psychological Association’s Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
- Considerable knowledge of descriptive and correlation statistical analysis procedures used in psychometrics.
- Considerable knowledge of individual performance evaluation methods.
- Considerable knowledge of test security.
- Working knowledge of the current principles, practices, methods and procedures used in personnel selection, job performance evaluation, adult learning and training, and organizational surveying.
- Working knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
- Skill in interviewing job incumbents and supervisors to accurately identify entirety of work performed and relationships with other jobs.
- Ability to write effective multiple choice examination items.
- Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.
- Ability to design training and rating plans for all types of jobs.
- Ability to design job applications to solicit job-specific information from applicants.
- Ability to write job task and knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics statements.
- Ability to plan, organize, and conduct projects spanning several months.
- Ability to prioritize work.
- Ability to schedule, coordinate, and conduct training activities.
- Ability to proof own work.
- Ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgment.
- Ability to use a computer and related software.
- Ability to work effectively with others.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise narrative and statistical reports.
- Ability to complete assignments and projects in an efficient and timely manner.
Minimum Education & Experience
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in Business Administration or Psychology.
- Two years of experience in job analysis and test validation.
- A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an industrial/organizational psychology or business administration field.
Additional Job Requirements
- Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
- Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
- No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
- No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
- No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
- No felony convictions within lifetime.
- No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
- No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
- Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.
General Benefit Information
Benefits include but are not limited to:
- Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
- Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
- Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
- Employee Assistance Program
- Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
- Tuition reimbursement
- Paid training