Job announcement at the Contractors State License Board:

The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (working title – Examination Specialist) develops and validates Contractors State License Board’s licensing examinations. The job consists of facilitating groups of contractors, analyzing the occupations, editing exam questions, and using exam statistics to ensure a high-quality product. The Examination Specialist uses Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SurveyMonkey, testing applications, and travel related applications. The position requires strengths in written and oral communication, project management (being organized), and statistics. Travel of 3-4 times per year (1-2 days at a time) is typical for completing occupational analyses. The Examination Specialist will learn about building trades, for example, solar, electrical, carpentry, painting, flooring, or air conditioning. Applicants do not need experience in these occupations. The incumbent also works on blueprints and technical drawings. There is extensive training before a new hire takes over an examination.

This position has many positive aspects in addition to the benefits of State service.  These include flexible hours, free parking, opportunities for advancement, strong support staff, cutting edge technology, access to training, autonomy, access to public transportation, proximity to gym facilities, and some travel.


Ideal Major – MA/MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Also fine are BA and/or MA in

  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Psychometrics
  • Business – Organizational Change, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources
  • English

Application to this position requires being on the AGPA list at www.jobs.ca.gov and then applying to the AGPA position (working title – Examination Specialist) listed for Department of Consumer Affairs.

The AGPA (Examination Specialist) position has a final filing date of 5/3/2018 so all steps must be completed by then.

Here is the link to the posting: https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=108138

Thank you!

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