Management Analyst

DC Metropolitan Police Department

Job Description

There is only one city in the country that can say it is the Nation’s Capital – Washington, D.C. given that distinction, the Metropolitan Police Department is the premiere law enforcement organization in the city. We receive over 19 million visitors a year, have almost 700,000 residents, and 21,000 private businesses. The Department consists of more than 4,500 members: approximately 3,850 sworn members and over 650 civilian employees. We are one of the most diverse and highly trained departments in the country. We have the honor of safeguarding and protecting not only our nation’s residents, but also people from all over the world.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) offers an attractive benefits package. The benefits package includes competitive compensation, health insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, short and long term disability and life insurance, as well a strong retirement benefit and savings options. Employees are also eligible for our employer contributed 401a plan after one year of employment. Additional perks such as discounts on wireless carriers, gym memberships, amusement park tickets and much more! Additional information can be found at: DCHR Benefits

The Management Analyst is covered under the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) bargaining unit and you may be required to pay an agency fee through direct payroll deductions.

The purpose of this position is to perform job analysis, construct examinations and administer tests for the selection and/or promotion of sworn members of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The position also conducts best practice research in selection procedures in the law enforcement industry.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

· Facilitates and administers open and promotional examinations such as written, oral and performance following standardized test administration procedures; develops scope of assessment instrument(s); schedules examinations, coordinates and facilitates test logistics including scheduling, venue(s), transportation of materials and people, etc.

· Scores and analyzes examination results, documents test validity, establishes passing points and generates eligible lists. Ensures security of test materials. Responds to exam-related appeals.

· Maintains the confidentiality of all testing and selection process materials and related discussions including, but not limited to, test products, records, and future exam plans.

· Applies and discusses industry best practices related to assessment techniques and validation approaches.

· Assists in conducting job analyses to identify key competencies required by specific jobs.

· Develops or assists in the development of examination plans to evaluate core competencies required by various positions.

· May be required to serve as a project manager for projects of short and longer lengths which may exist concurrently.

· Assists in the creation of various selection tools including but not limited to oral panel interview questions, work simulations, and situational judgment tests using accepted validation methods.

· Provides recommendations related to inclusion and testing.

· Provides recommendations related to avoiding bias and various rating errors.

· Ensures accuracy and clarity of written documentation, test materials and data while working under tight time constraints.

· Prepares written documents and presentations as needed.

· Reviews technical and complex information associated with testing integrity, validity and reliability.

· Establishes work management procedures in order to ensure self-accountability to best assist team.

· Manages the administration, scoring, creation of official test results of entry-level exams.

· Proctors entry-level exams.

· Maintains current knowledge and applies new knowledge to job responsibilities.

· Gathers, analyzes and synthesizes narrative and statistical data and information from relevant administrative and professional sources in order to provide support for the design and development of testing and evaluation programs.

· Works effectively on a variety of different projects under pressure, with frequent interruptions and new and/or rapidly changing priorities.

· Assists in preparation of training materials and trains personnel involved in selection testing and evaluation programs.

· Formulates recommendations for solutions to management issues and problems, taking into account internal and external factors, which increase efficiency and/or productivity.

· Summarizes quantitative data collected by computing descriptive statistics (e.g., means/averages and standard deviations).

· Prepares narrative and statistical reports to document the testing outcomes.

· Administers and analyzes surveys related to best practice research, job analysis, setting standards, administering assessments and other relevant topic areas.

· Maintains effective and cooperative relationships with personnel within the department, employees of other agencies and the public.

· Creates and maintains spreadsheets and databases; retrieves and analyzes data and prepares reports from electronic files.

· Utilizes knowledge and judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


·        Comprehensive knowledge of personnel testing processes and programs including but not limited to written and work performance tests, assessment centers and written multiple-choice exams.

·        Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods and coordination of people and resources.

·        Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.

·        Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms and other office procedures and terminology.

·        Knowledge of descriptive statistics and statistical concepts.

·        Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis.

·        Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, labor relations and negotiation and human resource information systems.

·        Ability to conduct thorough, accurate and timely document reviews.

·        Ability to prepare well organized, concise, clear, easily comprehended and grammatically correct written documents and email messages.

·        Ability to collect, assemble, consolidate and analyze facts in order to draw conclusions.

·        Ability to communicate with others in order to elicit critical information.

·        Ability to adapt to rapidly changing work priorities, while handling multiple work assignments.

·        Ability to determine how a system or a process should work and how changes in conditions, operations and the environment will affect outcomes.

·        Skill in speaking to others to convey information effectively.

·        Skill in using Microsoft Office Suite.

·        Skill in operating routine office equipment including but not limited to multi-line telephones, copiers, printers and paper shredders.




High School Diploma or its equivalent. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field is preferred. 


Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CS-11 grade level, or its non-District equivalent, gained from the public or private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position directly related to the position. Examples of specialized experience for this position include, but is not limited to: experience administering assessment tests to ensure effective evaluation and measurement of requisite bodies of knowledge, skills and abilities; advising on the procedural and regulatory requirements governing the merit promotion process and ability to collect, assemble, consolidate and analyze facts in order to draw conclusions.


Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Occasionally, off-site travel is required in order to accomplish work objectives such as administering various selection examinations or testing processes.


Apply through, DC Human Resources’ application portal, by May 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Search for Job ID: 12960. 


Promotion Potential to CS13.

This position may be considered as an Emergency or Essential position. This position is part of a 24/7 operation and is subject to non-traditional work hours including rotating shifts, shift works, and working weekends and holidays.

A background investigation including criminal history, traffic and credit checks are required for positions within the Metropolitan Police Department. 

If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer: all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is also prohibited. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited.