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Supplementing the Existing Job AnalysesData Analyses to Examine Disparate Impact of the 2013 Selection ProcessAPPENDIX A. Key Considerations in Evaluating the Selection Process APPENDIX D. The Impact of Chance Variability in Simple Random SamplingThe Emphasis Should Be on Finding Highly Qualified Candidates, Not Merely on Increasing the Quantity of CandidatesTest of Reading Comprehension, Arithmetic, and Mechanical AptitudeOther Factors to Consider When Designing a Selection SystemRecommendationsObjective 4: Minimize Costs for the City of Los Angeles and Its ApplicantsStart a New Citywide Outreach and Recruiting Campaign for the LAFDStep 8: Field InvestigationCaution in Interpreting These Estimates Is WarrantedSuggested Changes to Step 7: Initial Panel Review and Step 9: Final Panel ReviewTie Minimums on All Selection Factors to Acceptable and Unacceptable Performance in Training or on the JobObjective 1: Identify Applicants Most Likely to Be Successful FirefightersIncrease the Demographic Diversity of New Firefighter HiresTWO. Firefighter Recruitment and Outreach StrategiesNotification CardsStep 5: Oral InterviewKey Comments on Recruiting from the InterviewsObjective 3: Increase the Demographic Diversity of New Firefighter HiresStep-by-Step Recommendations for Improving the Selection ProcessA Framework for Understanding RecruitmentStudy ApproachMinimize Costs for the City of Los Angeles and Its ApplicantsStep 9: Final Panel ReviewCollection of Preliminary Background Information Using Applicant- Provided InformationObjective 2: Ensure Equal Opportunity Throughout the Hiring ProcessOverarching Recommendations Targeting the Four ObjectivesEstablish a Robust Appeals Process for Applicants Who Believe That They Have Been Wrongly DeselectedOrganization of This ReportStep 3: Written TestStep 7: Initial Panel ReviewFindingsRepeat of Initial Panel Review with Corroborated InformationLogistics and TimingOverview of the Reasoning for Selecting a Random SampleValidate Selection Criteria by Establishing Relationships to the KSAOs Required to Be an Effective FirefighterStep 2: Describing the Minimum RequirementsStep 4: Candidate Physical Ability TestSuggested Changes to Step 1: Preliminary Background Application and Step 2: Minimum RequirementsFOUR. Statistical Analysis of the Selection ProcessCosts to the CityStudy ApproachThe City's Current Selection ProcessExplore Options for Reducing the Applicant Pool to a Manageable SizeLAFD's Recruitment and Outreach StrategiesCertificationTHREE. The 2013 Firefighter Selection ProcessSuggested Changes to Step 10: Medical and Psychological EvaluationsSuggested Changes to Step 3: Written TestReduction of Applicants in the Selection ProcessTwo Fire Captains Review the Candidate's Initial Background Application PackageThe RAND Safety and Justice ProgramSuggested Changes to Step 4: Candidate Physical Ability Test FIVE. RecommendationsPrefaceTest DevelopmentValidity and ReliabilityExploratory Interviews to Understand Stakeholder PerspectivesAdditional ConsiderationsStep 6: Background Investigation and Preliminary Investigative QuestionnaireTime ConstraintsThe Value of DiversityCivil Service Standards, Guidelines, and RegulationsJob Incumbent Focus Groups to Confirm and Identify New Key Duties, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics for Firefighter ServiceAlternative Written Aptitude TestsExisting LAFD Job AnalysesAPPENDIX E. Mathematics and Examples of Key Considerations for Stratified SamplingAPPENDIX B. Defining Critical Firefighter Tasks, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other CharacteristicsStep 1: Preliminary Background ApplicationOverview of Recommendations as They Relate to the ObjectivesExplore Options for Reducing the Applicant Pool to a Manageable SizeObjectives Guiding the ProjectReview of Existing Documentation and Informational Interviews on Recruiting and Selection ProcessesStep 10: Medical and Psychological EvaluationsStratified Sampling Formulas Illustrated with an ExampleScope and Limitations of This ReportLegal DefensibilityEnsure Equal Opportunity Throughout the Hiring ProcessStatistical Analysis of the Selection ProcessDrawing on Existing Expertise and Past ResearchA Note About Hiring Practices and the LawAcknowledgmentsObjectivesValidate Selection Criteria by Establishing Relationships to KSAOs Required to Be an Effective FirefighterJob Interview with a Firefighter and Interview SpecialistThe Selection Process's Impact on MinoritiesAlign the Content in Each Selection Step with the Job Analysis and Deconflict It with Other Elements in the ProcessIn-Depth Background CheckImprove the Firefighter Selection Process Through a Variety of Specific RevisionsIncrease Electronic Documentation and Use of Online Technology During the Selection ProcessFirefighter Recruiting PracticesCosts Borne by the ApplicantAPPENDIX C. Outsourcing the Written Test for Entry-Level FirefightersData
 
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