About US

Who We Are

The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (PBJC) is a human resources organization, established by state legislation, responsible for providing Jefferson County and its municipalities with a variety of personnel related services as related to civil service positions. On behalf of the PBJC, the Employment Testing Division is responsible for designing, administering, and scoring all employment tests related to civil service employment opportunities with the use of job-related, valid, and legally defensible selection procedures.

What We Do

Employment Testing conducts and utilizes thoroughly gathered job analysis information, along with the help of identified subject matter experts (i.e., incumbents within the job and supervisors), to develop employment tests that are designed to measure the KSAs needed for the job, while also ensuring the test closely relates to the responsibilities of a position. Once developed, employment tests are then administered, by the division, to candidates who have successfully met established minimum qualifications. The Employment Testing division is then responsible for ensuring the appropriate evaluation and scoring of these examinations.

Why We Need You

In an effort to ensure that candidates' performance on employment tests are assessed accurately and fairly, the Personnel Board of Jefferson County recruits individuals with education and/or experience in employment testing, fire prevention and suppression and law enforcement to assist in the final assessment of candidates. Our assessment centers evaluate candidates’ performances on a variety of pre-employment measures, including structured interviews, written exercises, work samples and job simulations. The success of our program and assessment processes hinges largely on the participation of external participants. We rely on the knowledge of  subject matter experts bring to these efforts to ensure that our development and assessment processes are job related, standardized, fair, and valid.