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Series established January 9, 1991
This series specification describes two classifications which perform specialized examining and certification duties in State service.
Personnel Selection Technicians are distinguished from other clerical classes by duties which require thorough and detailed understanding and application of a broad range of laws, rules and departmental policies and procedures pertaining to the State civil service merit selection program.
The Supervising Personnel Selection Technician is a supervisory class (supervising Personnel Selection Technicians and clerical staff) with authority in the interest of management to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, discipline, and responsibly direct other employees, and to adjust their grievances, or effectively recommend such actions.
This is the entry, trainee and journey level for this series. Under close supervision, as a trainee and in accordance with established procedures, incumbents perform increasingly difficult duties in the exam processing and certification programs of State departments, including the State Personnel Board.
Journey level incumbents, under general supervision, independently perform a broad range of exam processing and certification activities, are involved with sensitive public contact and have substantial knowledge of the selection program and specific testing components.
Supervises from three to five subordinates performing exam processing and certification work.
Six months of experience in the California state service performing clerical duties as an Office Assistant, Range B (Typing or General).
Experience: One year of clerical experience. Academic education above the twelfth grade may be substituted for one year of the required general experience on the basis of either (a) one year of general education being equivalent to three months of experience or (b) one year of education of a business or commercial nature being equivalent to six months of experience. Students who are enrolled in the last semester or its equivalent of course work which upon completion will fulfill these requirements will be admitted to the exam, but they must submit evidence of completion before they can be considered for appointment.]
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Personnel Selection Technician, Range B.
In an automated environment:
Knowledge of: Government code provisions governing the State civil service merit system; and rules, policies and procedures relating to exam processing and certification of list eligibles.
Ability to: Interpret and apply laws, rules, policies and procedures relating to exam processing and certification of list eligibles; analyze situations; take/recommend an effective course of action; exercise tact and good judgment in responding to a variety of contacts from the public and departmental employees; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and process work timely and accurately.
Knowledge of: All of the above and principles of effective supervision; supervisory responsibilities under the State Employer/Employee Relations Act; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a supervisor's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: All of the above and plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; assess training needs of subordinates; develop staff; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all those contacted during the course of the work; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; effectively participate as a member of the management team; understand and fulfill supervisory responsibilities under the State Employer/Employee Relations Act; and effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.