Job Analysis Specialist  What They Do

Just the Facts


Collects, analyzes, and classifies occupational information to develop job descriptions or to create profiles for personnel management and career development.

This career is part of the Business, Management and Administration cluster Administrative and Information Support pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Ensures company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements.
  • Evaluates job positions, determining classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary.
  • Plans, develops, evaluates, improves, and communicates methods and techniques for selecting, promoting, compensating, evaluating, and training workers.
  • Prepares occupational classifications, job descriptions and salary scales.
  • Provides advice on the resolution of classification and salary complaints.
  • Advises managers and employees on state and federal employment regulations, collective agreements, benefit and compensation policies, personnel procedures and classification programs.
  • Prepares reports, such as organization and flow charts, and career path reports, to summarize job analysis and evaluation and compensation analysis information.
  • Performs multifactor data and cost analyses that may be used in areas such as support of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Assesses need for and develops job analysis instruments and materials.
  • Observes, interviews, and surveys employees and conduct focus group meetings to collect job, organizational, and occupational information.

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Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

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