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ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Supervising Cosmetology Examiner (8817)

ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Supervising Cosmetology Examiner

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: VU50
  • Class Code: 8817
  • Established: 09/02/1965
  • Revised: 03/08/2011
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction of the Executive Officer, Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, to administer a statewide testing program for licenses in cosmetology; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Supervises the administration of practical and written tests; reviews testing practices to assure uniformity, security, and adherence to standards; develops statistics, analyses, trends, and identifies potential problems in the examination program; consults with the Executive Officer on problems arising from the examination program and recommends revisions in the testing program, including weights, content, criteria, and procedures; maintains standards and procedures manuals; encourages interested groups to supply suggested examination material; replies to inquiries and complaints; recommends Board rule changes to the Executive Officer; and supervises testing site staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid Cosmetology license. and Either I One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Cosmetology Examiner II.



Two years of experience in the California state service performing examining duties at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a Cosmetology Examiner I.



1. Three years of experience in the administration of practical performance examinations in cosmetology. or


2. Four years of experience as a cosmetology instructor in a public or private school of cosmetology, of which at least one year is in an administrative and/or supervisory capacity. (Education equivalent to graduation from college with a major in psychometry, psychology, statistics, or other areas in measurement and evaluations of examinations may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.) or


3. Any combination of the above.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Provisions of the California Cosmetology Act and related rules and regulations; methods, practices and terminology of cosmetology, and the material used in the industry; activities of the various branches of cosmetology; principles of supervision and ability to plan, organize, and direct work of the examiners and clerical employees; administrative practices of the cosmetology business; organization and activities of the State Board of Cosmetology; principles and techniques of constructing and grading subjective examinations and preparing practical performance examination material; office equipment, methods, and procedures; and a manager's/supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; determine the license qualifications necessary in each of the branches of the cosmetology industry; identify potential problems in the examination program and take corrective action; determine examination validity, consistency, and job relatedness; detect unfair trade practices sometimes occurring in the cosmetology industry; dictate correspondence and prepare reports; establish and maintain cooperative relations with organizations and members of the cosmetology industry; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; carry out assignments without detailed instruction; and effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to travel and work away from headquarters office.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 10/6/2017
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