PERSONNEL ANALYST TRAINEE 0400
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves learning to perform entry level professional work in public personnel administration under the direct supervision of a Personnel Analyst or Senior Personnel Analyst. The employee works closely with professional superiors in learning all aspects of work but may function with limited technical independence on the more routine aspects of work as the employee becomes familiar with them. Problems encountered are referred to a superior for direction and guidance. All work is subject to review through frequent consultation and examination of work performed. The term of probation is one (1) year, during which time employees will be required to satisfactorily complete a supervised in-service training program. After one (1) year of continuous service as a permanent Personnel Analyst Trainee, the employee in this class achieves permanent competitive status as a Personnel Analyst without further examination. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Reviews applications to determine eligibility for appointments, examinations and tuition reimbursements;
Assists in writing the more routine questions for use in examinations, as well as performing item analyses on examination questions;
Assists in position classification by reviewing questionnaires, duties statements and desk audits, and by serving as a member of survey teams;
Assists in compiling raw data for further analysis and use;
Assists in providing information to jurisdictions in matters of eligibility for Civil Service positions, employment placement and interpretation of Civil Service rules and regulations;
Assists in preparing and conducting standard training courses and recruitment lectures;
Assists in writing class specifications for titles established by the department and in reviewing specifications as directed;
Assists in evaluating tuition reimbursement claims and in conducting exit interviews.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Ability to express ideas and impart information clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to acquire familiarity with the principles and procedures of public personnel administration; ability to analyze and organize data and prepare relevant reports for departmental use; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to get along well with others; good judgment; tact; courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
At the time of appointment and during employment as a Personnel Analyst Trainee and Personnel Analyst employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.