With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 36 Departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.
Don't miss your chance! We are accepting applications starting
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)
This application period will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. First group of applications will be reviewed on June 4, 2021.
Type of Recruitment
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Who are we looking for?
At the Countywide Talent Assessment Division, we are seeking driven and creative individuals with a passion for developing and validating pre-employment assessments and working on special projects and research studies. A successful individual will be knowledgeable and experienced in test construction and statistics, enjoy collaborating with people of diverse backgrounds and expertise, and comfortable with working on multiple projects at the same time.
Why work for us?
Work from home! A teleworking schedule is available. We also offer one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation (Click here). Join us and you'll discover a rich selection of health care options, robust retirement plans and the flexibility to work, relax and rejuvenate in order to reach your fullest personal and professional potential.
We are dedicated professionals committed to preserving the dignity and integrity of the workplace as well as protecting the rights of each employee. With more than 36 diverse departments and over 2,300 different job descriptions, the County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers. What will you do?
- Plan, conduct, and design job analysis, assessment tool development, and validation research projects.
- Collaborate and consult with operating departments to understand assessment needs and recommend efficient and effective assessment plans to identify the best candidates for the job.
- Interview, observe, and survey subject matter experts to collect information and identify critical work behaviors and skills necessary for optimal job performance.
- Develop and validate assessment tools (e.g., structured interviews, written tests, performance tests, situational judgment tests) based on job analysis results in order to provide a fair and equitable assessment process and predict successful job performance.
- Lead and direct special projects related to selection, recruitment, business process improvement, performance measurement and evaluation, learning and development.
- Conduct statistical analyses (e.g., t-tests, correlations, scale reliability estimates, factor analyses, regression) and apply classical and modern test theory to improve the reliability and validity of assessments, ensure fairness, and recommend passing scores.
- On a frequent basis, travel to various locations throughout Los Angeles County.
- Collaborate with operating departments to ensure job analysis and assessment materials are in accordance with professional guidelines and legal standards.
- Build, review, and/or deliver training programs, including item-writing training, interview and assessment development training, and interviewer training.
- Assist in the orientation and training of staff on job analysis and construction of talent assessment tools.
What are we looking for?
One year of experience developing and validating assessments at the level of the County of Los Angeles class of Human Resources Analyst II* or higher.
Special Requirement Information:
*For this exam, experience at the level of Human Resources Analyst II is defined as experience analyzing and making recommendations, under general supervision, for the solution of problems in the administration of a test research or talent assessment program.
No withhold will be allowed in this examination. Out-of-Class Experience:
If you are a Los Angeles County employee who wishes to qualify using experience gained in county classifications not at the level of those listed above, you must provide verification of qualifying out-of-class experience by providing official documentation such as additional responsibility bonus, out-of-class bonus, or temporary assignment bonus, with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. Employees do not need to submit such verification if they hold or have held one of the positions above, or a position deemed to be at equivalent level.Desirable Qualifications:
- Experienced and knowledgeable in applying test construction principles and methods and research methods in a work setting.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. Physical Class II – Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
If you meet the requirements listed above, we will evaluate your fitness for this opportunity using three assessments:
PART I: A Multiple-Choice test weighted 50% assessing the following competencies: Deciding and Initiating Action, Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations, Persuading and Influencing, Planning and Organizing, Working with People, Deductive Reasoning, and Verbal Ability.
MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
PART II: A writing assessment weighted 20% measuring English Structure and Content, Written Expression, and Prioritizing Information.
Parts I and II will be administered concurrently. Only candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Parts I and II will have their Training & Experience Evaluation (Part III) scored and calculated.PART III:
An Evaluation of Training & Experience weighted 30%
assessing the following competencies:
- Knowledge of test construction principles and methods
- Knowledge of research methods
Candidates must meet the selection requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register. Please Note:
Test Invitation Letters and other correspondence will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid e-mail address. Please add *****/a>, *****/a>, *****/a>, *****/a>, and *****/a> to your e-mail address book and/or list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.
Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Result letters will be sent electronically to your e-mail address.
Test scores cannot be given over the telephone.
How to prepare for this exam:
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help you preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
• An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/
. Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
• Additional online practice tests are available at https://www.shldirect.com/en-us/practice-tests/
Transfer of Test Components
Applicants who have taken identical test components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.
This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test scores may be transferred.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. Those receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of three (3) months.
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Human Resources’ Countywide Talent Assessment Division (Test Research unit).
How to apply:
We only accept applications online. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the [time & date] deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements to Qualify as listed on this bulletin. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.Important:
Please note that all
information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and Minimum requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified. Social security number:
We need for you to use your own
social security number during filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a social security number. Do you have a computer and internet access?
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications. Please note some library locations are open with restricted hours. User ID and password:
We want you to have your own
user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's account may erase an applicant's original application record. Have questions about anything? Please contact us using the following information: Exam Number:
R1912B-R Department Contact Name:
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. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process. California Relay Services Phone:
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*****] Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI)
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.Fair Chance Initiative
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.