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«Recommendations for improving the recruiting and hiring of los angeles firefighters»





APPENDIX D. The Impact of Chance Variability in Simple Random SamplingAlternative Written Aptitude TestsSuggested Changes to Step 3: Written TestStep 6: Background Investigation and Preliminary Investigative QuestionnaireSuggested Changes to Step 10: Medical and Psychological EvaluationsImprove the Firefighter Selection Process Through a Variety of Specific RevisionsMinimize Costs for the City of Los Angeles and Its ApplicantsOrganization of This ReportTest DevelopmentAPPENDIX E. Mathematics and Examples of Key Considerations for Stratified SamplingReview of Existing Documentation and Informational Interviews on Recruiting and Selection ProcessesAcknowledgmentsTime ConstraintsFIVE. RecommendationsObjective 4: Minimize Costs for the City of Los Angeles and Its ApplicantsThe Selection Process's Impact on MinoritiesExisting LAFD Job AnalysesRepeat of Initial Panel Review with Corroborated InformationObjectives Guiding the ProjectThe City's Current Selection ProcessTest of Reading Comprehension, Arithmetic, and Mechanical AptitudeCaution in Interpreting These Estimates Is WarrantedEnsure Equal Opportunity Throughout the Hiring ProcessStep 9: Final Panel ReviewAdditional ConsiderationsExploratory Interviews to Understand Stakeholder PerspectivesStep 1: Preliminary Background ApplicationStart a New Citywide Outreach and Recruiting Campaign for the LAFDDrawing on Existing Expertise and Past ResearchExplore Options for Reducing the Applicant Pool to a Manageable SizeA Note About Hiring Practices and the LawStep 10: Medical and Psychological EvaluationsTWO. Firefighter Recruitment and Outreach StrategiesAPPENDIX A. Key Considerations in Evaluating the Selection Process Overarching Recommendations Targeting the Four ObjectivesStep 5: Oral InterviewStep 4: Candidate Physical Ability TestThe Value of DiversityFirefighter Recruiting PracticesOther Factors to Consider When Designing a Selection SystemScope and Limitations of This ReportStep-by-Step Recommendations for Improving the Selection ProcessTwo Fire Captains Review the Candidate's Initial Background Application PackageObjective 3: Increase the Demographic Diversity of New Firefighter HiresThe RAND Safety and Justice ProgramStratified Sampling Formulas Illustrated with an ExampleCosts Borne by the ApplicantDataStep 2: Describing the Minimum RequirementsData Analyses to Examine Disparate Impact of the 2013 Selection ProcessThe Emphasis Should Be on Finding Highly Qualified Candidates, Not Merely on Increasing the Quantity of CandidatesCosts to the CitySuggested Changes to Step 1: Preliminary Background Application and Step 2: Minimum RequirementsIn-Depth Background CheckCollection of Preliminary Background Information Using Applicant- Provided InformationStudy ApproachStatistical Analysis of the Selection ProcessJob Incumbent Focus Groups to Confirm and Identify New Key Duties, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics for Firefighter ServiceLegal DefensibilityValidate Selection Criteria by Establishing Relationships to KSAOs Required to Be an Effective FirefighterNotification CardsObjective 1: Identify Applicants Most Likely to Be Successful FirefightersValidate Selection Criteria by Establishing Relationships to the KSAOs Required to Be an Effective FirefighterTie Minimums on All Selection Factors to Acceptable and Unacceptable Performance in Training or on the JobOverview of Recommendations as They Relate to the ObjectivesAPPENDIX C. Outsourcing the Written Test for Entry-Level FirefightersStep 7: Initial Panel ReviewEstablish a Robust Appeals Process for Applicants Who Believe That They Have Been Wrongly DeselectedReduction of Applicants in the Selection ProcessIncrease the Demographic Diversity of New Firefighter HiresA Framework for Understanding RecruitmentStudy ApproachSupplementing the Existing Job AnalysesObjectivesCertificationFindingsPrefaceIncrease Electronic Documentation and Use of Online Technology During the Selection ProcessKey Comments on Recruiting from the InterviewsOverview of the Reasoning for Selecting a Random SampleSuggested Changes to Step 7: Initial Panel Review and Step 9: Final Panel ReviewLogistics and TimingAlign the Content in Each Selection Step with the Job Analysis and Deconflict It with Other Elements in the ProcessJob Interview with a Firefighter and Interview SpecialistObjective 2: Ensure Equal Opportunity Throughout the Hiring ProcessAPPENDIX B. Defining Critical Firefighter Tasks, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other CharacteristicsTHREE. The 2013 Firefighter Selection ProcessStep 3: Written TestValidity and ReliabilityExplore Options for Reducing the Applicant Pool to a Manageable SizeFOUR. Statistical Analysis of the Selection ProcessRecommendationsLAFD's Recruitment and Outreach StrategiesStep 8: Field InvestigationSuggested Changes to Step 4: Candidate Physical Ability Test Civil Service Standards, Guidelines, and Regulations
 
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