Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
There are many resources and websites you can use to gather tasks and competencies. While none listed here are necessarily endorsed by OPM (except for OPM’s Selection and Assessment website), they can provide a good starting point for your job analysis.
Some of these resources include:
If you know of other resources we have not listed, please send your comments or suggestions to Assessment_Information@opm.gov.
Conducting a job analysis requires the identification of critical tasks and competencies for a given position – along with the linkage between the critical tasks and competencies – which can then be used to develop valid and reliable assessment tools such as occupational questionnaires, structured interviews, and job knowledge tests.
The information (tasks and competencies) gathered during a job analysis can also be applied to other employment practices such as performance appraisals, promotions, and employee development.
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