Public Safety Exam Analyst (human Resources Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Nov 12, 2022
Nov 26, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County Government offers numerous benefits that support employees today and into the future! We are looking for an experienced, professional and detailed-oriented employment testing/exam analyst to complete our established Employment/Public Safety Exam Team. The team provides oversight and management of public safety examination development and administration. Duties include:

  • Works with various public safety committees to develop promotional examinations;
  • Writes and/or edits test items for multiple choice written exams;
  • Reviews statistical analysis and establishes the passing score cutoff for examinations;
  • Plans and organizes projects to achieve established objectives and time schedules;
  • Conducts research on test validation and test correlation as it related to job requirements and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines;
  • Develops surveys to measure effectiveness of processes;
  • Interprets and evaluates statistical analyses and reports findings.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)


Manages/oversees a major function/program, project or team;

Proactively develops, manages, and evaluates programs and procedures that are responsive to the changing needs of the customer and the business environment;

Participates in the contracting process, including drafting bid specifications, evaluating

proposals, and selecting a contractor;

Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies, procedures, and programs consistent with County, State, and Federal laws and regulations;

Serves as an expert witness; presents testimony at official proceedings such as Civil Service Commission and in Court;

Applies systems solutions to business problems; trains users in system functions;

Proactively develops solutions; facilitates problem solving among different individuals/groups to reach effective outcomes;

Provides advice and consultation regarding immediate situations;

Works independently to define and meet customer needs, facilitating innovation and exploration of non-traditional ideas;

Recognizing the implications of proposed changes, identifies and collaborates with appropriate individuals and groups to develop and implement the changes;

Leads change initiatives throughout the department or with customers to improve services and meet the needs of the customer;

Investigates/responds to individual, agency, or County-wide issues, questions or grievances from the public, employees, and/or County/State/Federal agencies;

Develops and presents material on various topics to individuals and groups.


Assists or leads recruitment activities for specific County agencies and/or functional areas (such as Public Safety, Information Technology, etc.)
Facilitates the County's employment testing program.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Knowledge of the principles, methods and problems of organization and management;

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public sector human resources administration in relevant areas;

Knowledge of group/team dynamics;

Knowledge of federal, state and county laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to all aspects of human resource management;

Skill in use of computer hardware and software;

Skill in facilitation;

Skill in mediation and conflict resolution;

Ability to gather, analyze and present facts;

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with citizens, employees and public officials;

Ability to work as a team member or leader;

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in personnel administration, public administration or a related field, plus four years of professional-level human resources experience.

Not applicable.

  • Master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology.
  • Four years of experience developing, administering, and scoring high-stakes employment tests.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting statistical analysis of employment data.
  • Advanced skill with MS Excel.

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.

This position typically operates in an office environment and duties are generally sedentary in nature. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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