Public Service Faculty - Human Resources Management

Position Summary

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a public service faculty position within the Human Resources Management Unit of the Strategic Operations and Planning Assistance Division. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is a Public Service Unit under the leadership of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. The position will be available March 1, 2023 and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of The University of Georgia.

The Human Resources Management Unit serves local and state government clients across the state of Georgia and aids client organizations with identifying qualified candidates eligible for promotion within their agencies. Clients include public safety agencies, such as fire departments, police departments, sheriff’s offices, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Georgia Department of Public Safety (State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance Division), and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The work entails the development and implementation of assessments, statistically analyzing data, conducting research, as well as technical report writing. A thorough background and/or expertise in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Business, or Organizational Behavior is required for this position. It is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and background to interact in a very objective, positive, and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute of Government.

Requires overnight travel 30-50% of the time within the state of Georgia.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities
  • Drive the development and implementation of a comprehensive talent assessment strategy for government clients
  • Engage in client management and lead clients through the assessment process end-to-end
  • Partner with clients and stakeholders to implement promotional testing and assessment solutions
  • Conduct job analysis by meeting with subject matter experts, conducting observations and on-site interviews, developing job analysis questionnaires, collecting and analyzing data, and writing technical reports
  • Lead the development of promotional tests, assessment center exercises, and supporting testing material and documentation
  • Develop and conduct assessment center and testing orientation sessions with client organizations to outline testing procedures and set up candidates for success
  • Facilitate assessor training sessions on assessment center content and evaluation procedures to ensure rater calibration and legal defensibility
  • Facilitate test and assessment center administration and ensure a high-quality candidate experience
  • Statistically analyze talent assessment data and produce technical reports on assessment success metrics
  • Conduct item analysis using statistical programs and create technical reports
  • Act as a subject matter expert if called upon in legal cases
  • Conduct research on testing best practices, solutions, and services and be a driving force in improving testing practices
  • Organize, manage, and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments
  • Provide assistance and consultation and perform applied research as needed.
  • Perform other role-related duties as assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications of the successful applicant. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates will be considered for this position until it is filled but are assured of being considered if application materials are received by January 6, 2023 .

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Public Service Faculty - Human Resources Management


PSO-Carl Vinson Inst of Govt

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Today’s complex challenges demand that governments at all levels strive to be more responsive, efficient, and effective in serving their citizens. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government is committed to promoting excellence in government through technical assistance, training programs, applied research and technology solutions. We are proud to be recognized as one of the best institutes of government in the nation.

The Institute of Government works extensively with governments across Georgia and beyond to develop the knowledge and skills that elected officials, professional staff, and appointed board members need to manage effectively in the 21st century. As we look ahead to future governance challenges, we must continue to tackle the complex and ever-changing demands of communities and their leaders. As an integral part of the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach mission, we are committed to serving the state of Georgia and its state and local governments and other public entities.

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Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible


Advertised Salary

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Public Service Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A graduate degree or equivalent in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Development, Business, or other related field.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Public Service Assistant, Public Service Associate, or Senior Public Service Associate.

For more information about the requirements for each rank, please see Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion ( ).

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Background managing assessment solutions and/or measurement initiatives in a Talent/HR function preferred. Background conducting and providing guidance on statistical analyses (e.g., SPSS, R, SAS, Excel) preferred. Background working with public safety agencies (i.e., law enforcement, fire) preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Successful candidate must be able to function effectively in an interdisciplinary environment. Must have strong organizational skills, particularly in managing multiple project priorities simultaneously. Must be able to effectively work alone, as a team member, or as a project lead. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for client interactions and presentations. Must have proficient Microsoft Office skills (e.g., Word, Excel). Must have analytical ability to delve into details.

Knowledge of:
  • Job analysis
  • Test development
  • Assessment centers
  • Survey design
  • Research design and analysis principles and methodologies
  • Data analysis methodology using Excel, SPSS, and/or SAS
  • Report writing
  • Concepts, principles and practices of public safety agencies
Physical Demands

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Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation
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