Human Resource Research Manager

  • Job Code: W1315
  • Pay Grade:WS
  • Pay Scale:$30.09-$54.76 Hourly; $62,587.20-$113,900.80 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Perform managerial and administrative human resources research duties developing and administering valid and legally defensible job selection tests, directing the Performance Management program, and conducting diversified human resources research projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Design, implement, and maintain valid, reliable, and legally defensible selection tests in order to maximize the effectiveness of applicant pools.
  • Conduct thorough job analyses in order to identify the relevant tasks involved in a particular job classification.
  • Consult with job incumbents, supervisors, and all levels of management to establish knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed for successful job performance.
  • Develop test questions to measure the KSAs of prospective employees using appropriate reference materials such as textbooks, SOPs, and training manuals.
  • Analyze the results of piloted questions to determine the effectiveness of test items.
  • Direct and implement changes to the performance management program to maximize the program's effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Oversee or participate in the training of all new supervisors to ensure that the performance management program procedures are followed properly and consistently.
  • Generate and compile summary reports reflecting the distribution of applicants, employees, and general county populations by race, gender, and job type to comply with Federal Guidelines and promote equal employment opportunity.
  • Report findings of various analyses, either orally or in writing, to various agencies (e.g. agency heads, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Federal Government, news agencies, etc.).
  • Supervise assigned staff by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work providing training, counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of human resources selection techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of the American Psychological Association’s Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
  • Extensive knowledge of job performance evaluation methods.
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical procedures used in the analysis of whole test and individual test item validity and reliability.
  • Extensive knowledge of test security.
  • Considerable knowledge of the current principles, practices, methods, and procedures used in human resource selection, job performance evaluation, adult learning and training, and organizational surveying.
  • Considerable knowledge of statistical procedures used in the analysis of issues associated with assessing progress in the areas of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Working knowledge of computer databases and spreadsheet systems.
  • Skill in interviewing job incumbents to accurately identify entirety of work performed and relationships with other jobs.
  • Ability to write task and KSA statements that comply with accepted professional standards.
  • 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 supplemental questionnaires to solicit job-specific information from applicants.
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement, and analyze organizational opinion and satisfaction surveys.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions and meaningful reports from raw data.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to proof own work and the work of others.
  • Ability to schedule, coordinate, and conduct training activities.
  • Ability and willingness to speak in front of large groups of employees representing all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in business administration or psychology.
  • Four years of professional experience in human resources research related activities utilizing standard statistical computer packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS, etc.), three years of which must have included the performance of duties directly involving test validation research.
  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an industrial/organizational psychology or business administration field.
  • Two years of professional experience in human resources research related activities utilizing standard statistical computer packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS, etc.), one year of which must have included the performance of duties directly involving test validation research.

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, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral 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