Job Analysis for Federal Hiring (STAF8005)

Job Analysis for Federal Hiring

Job Analysis for Federal Hiring


Learn how to develop effective applicant assessment tools that both satisfy the minimum regulatory guidelines for job-related selection practices and result in better quality candidates on selection certificates. These methods they can be easily implemented within an agency using typical agency resources and staff.

This course is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Human Resources Management.

Who Should Attend?

HR practitioners as well as supervisors and managers involved in the recruitment and placement process or otherwise assess job candidates.




1.2 CEU's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop more effective assessment tools that can result in better quality candidates on selection certificates
  • Define the terms knowledge, skill, ability, and competency, and explain the difference between them
  • Conduct a simple but effective job analysis that satisfies the minimum regulatory requirements specified in Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations and in the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (UGESP) of 1978
  • Recognize potential problems in existing assessment tools that could lead to illegal or unsupportable actions, or to less qualified candidates being selected
  • Create simple and useful documentation that supports and justifies rating criteria used to evaluate applicants in the event your action is challenged
  • Understand the differences between the various applicant assessment devices

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