Job Analyses


Job analysis is a systematic process that involves learning about a job and then providing a detailed description of it. The job analysis often includes information such as job duties, or tasks, and competencies identified as critical to successful performance on the job. A more formal definition follows:

Job analysis is the systematic identification and documentation of the tasks performed on the job and the competencies required to perform the tasks based on information/data provided by a representative group of job experts. Information in the job analysis must be sufficiently descriptive and detailed to provide an understanding of the job.

City of Los Angeles Personnel Department staff conducts job analyses by interviewing job experts, usually job incumbents and/or supervisors, and having them complete questionnaires. A formal observation of the job may also be conducted as part of the job analysis.

In January 2010 the City instituted a Competency Modeling approach to job analysis. A Competency Bank was established. For each class for which Competency Modeling is conducted, those competencies that best separate superior from satisfactory job performance in that class are identified. In this sense, the Competency Model is said to "model" effective performance of the job. Two additional definitions follow:

Thus, although the Competency Modeling approach to job analysis is in many respects parallel to previously used job analysis methods, the final set of competencies in a Competency Model differ in format and content from those produced by job analyses conducted prior to January 2010.

Included below is a link to the Competency Bank, which includes the full set of competencies from which each Competency Model is derived, although, as stated, additional competencies may be added for a given class. When reviewing the competencies you will no doubt note that most of them would be very desirable characteristics for performing most jobs. However, as previously mentioned, the goal of the Competency Modeling approach to job analysis is to identify the set of competencies that best distinguish those who perform a given job at a superior level from those who perform it at a satisfactory level, i.e., to "model" effective performance of the job.

Also included below, in alphabetical order, are links to the job analyses for classes for which the City has conducted a recent job analysis. For each class you will find links to the tasks, competencies, and, in some instances, a Physical and Mental Activity Form (PAMF). Where included, the PAMF describes the job by indicating the extent to which various physical, mental, and emotional activities are required. This information helps guide medical staff in evaluating individuals for positions.

Competency Bank
List of Competencies
Competency Bank
Accounting Records Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Administrative Clerk
Tasks
Competencies
Administrative Hearing Examiner
Tasks
Competencies
Airport Chief Information Security Officer
Tasks
Competencies
Airport Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Airport Superintendent of Operations
Tasks
Competencies
Apparatus Operator
Tasks
Competencies
Applications Programmer
Tasks
Competencies
Apprentice - Metal Trades
Tasks
Competencies
Aquarium Educator
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Art Curator
Tasks
Competencies
Art Instructor
Tasks
Competencies
Assistant Communications Cable Worker
Tasks
Competencies
Assistant Communication Electrician
Tasks
Competencies
Assistant Inspector
Tasks
Competencies
Assistant Signal Systems Electrician
Tasks
Competencies
Assistant Utility Buyer
Tasks
Competencies
Associate Zoning Administrator
Tasks
Competencies
Background Investigation Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Background Investigator
Tasks
Competencies
Blacksmith
Tasks
Competencies
Boat Captain
Tasks
Competencies
Building Mechanical Inspector
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Building Inspector
Tasks
Competencies
Building Operating Engineer
Tasks
Competencies
Cable Television Production Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Chief Internal Auditor
Tasks
Competencies
Chief Port Pilot
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
City Planner
Tasks
Competencies
City Planning Associate
Tasks
Competencies
Civil Engineering Drafting Technician
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Commercial Field Representative
Tasks
Competencies
Communications Cable Worker
Tasks
Competencies
Communications Electrician
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Crime and Intelligence Analyst
Tasks
Competencies
Database Architect
Tasks
Competencies
Deck Hand
Tasks
Competencies
Detention Officer
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Director Of Maintenance Airports
Tasks
Competencies
Director of Security Services
Tasks
Competencies
Director of Systems
Tasks
Competencies
Electric Distribution Mechanic
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Electric Distribution Mechanic Trainee
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Electric Station Operator
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Electrical Craft Helper
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Electrical Engineering Associate
Tasks
Competencies
Electrical Engineering Drafting Technician
Tasks
Competencies
Electrical Services Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Electrical Tester
Tasks
Competencies
Elevator Repair Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
EMS Nurse Practtitioner Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Environmental Specialist
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Equipment Mechanic
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Exhibit Preparator
Tasks
Competencies
Financial Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
Competencies
Garage Attendant
Tasks
Competencies
Gardener Caretaker
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Geographic Information Systems Chief
Tasks
Competencies
Graphics Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Harbor Planning and Research Director
Tasks
Competencies
Heating and Refrigeration Inspector
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Hydrographer
Tasks
Competencies
Information Services Specialist
Tasks
Competencies
Information Systems Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Light Equipment Operator
Tasks
Competencies
Load Dispatcher
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Machinist
Tasks
Competencies
Maintenance and Construction Helper
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Maintenance Laborer
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Marine Aquarium Curator
Competencies
Materials Testing Engineering Associate
Tasks
Competencies
Mechanical Engineering Associate
Competencies
Mechanical Helper
Tasks
Competencies
Office Engineering Technician
Tasks
Competencies
Park Maintenance Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Personnel Analyst
Tasks
Competencies
Personnel Director
Tasks
Competencies
Personnel Research Analyst
Tasks
Competencies
Photographer
Tasks
Competencies
Pipefitter Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Planning Assistant
Tasks
Competencies
Plumber
Tasks
Competencies
Plumbing Inspector
Competencies
Police Administrator
Tasks
Competencies
Police Service Representative
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Port Electrical Mechanic
Tasks
Competencies
Port Maintenance Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Port Pilot
Tasks
Competencies
Power Shovel Operator
Tasks
Competencies
Principal City Planner
Tasks
Competencies
Principal Clerk Police
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Principal Clerk Utility
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Principal Storekeeper
Tasks
Competencies
Principal Tax Auditor
Tasks
Competencies
Principal Tax Compliance Officer
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Programmer Analyst
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Property Officer
Tasks
Competencies
Rates Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Refuse Collection Truck Operator
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Risk Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Safety Engineer
Tasks
Competencies
Safety Engineer Elevators
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Security Officer
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Senior Administrative Analyst
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Senior Chemist
Tasks
Competencies
Senior City Planner
Tasks
Competencies
Senior Construction Inspector
Competencies
Senior Equipment Mechanic
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Senior Gardener
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Senior Heating and Refrigeration Inspector
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Senior Park Maintenance Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Senior Parking Attendant
Tasks
Competencies
Senior Street Services Investigator
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Senior Transportation Investigator
Competencies
Senior Utility Accountant
Tasks
Competencies
Senior Utility Buyer
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Senior Utility Services Specialist
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Special Investigator
Tasks
Competencies
Steam Plant Maintenance Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Street Lighting Electrician Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Street Services Investigator
Tasks
Competencies
Structural Engineer
Tasks
Competencies
Supply Services Manager
Tasks
Competencies
Survey Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Systems Aide
Tasks
Competencies
Systems Programmer
Tasks
Competencies
Tax Compliance Officer
Tasks
Competencies
Title Examiner
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Traffic Officer
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Transportation Engineer
Tasks
Competencies
Transportation Investigator
Tasks
Competencies
Treasury Accountant
Tasks
Competencies
Tree Surgeon Assistant
Tasks
Competencies
Truck and Equipment Dispatcher
Tasks
Competencies
Utility Administrator
Tasks
Competencies
Utilities Service Investigator
Tasks
Competencies
Video Technician
Tasks
Competencies
Warehouse and Toolroom Worker
Tasks
Competencies
Wastewater Collection Worker
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form
Water Service Worker
Tasks
Competencies
Water Utility Operator
Tasks
Competencies
Watershed Resources Specialist
Tasks
Competencies
Waterworks Mechanic Supervisor
Tasks
Competencies
Window Cleaner
Tasks
Competencies
Workers' Compensation Analyst
Tasks
Competencies
Zoo Curator
Tasks
Competencies
Physical and Mental Activity Form