Job Function: Organizational Development Specialist
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Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Columbus, Ohio, United States
25 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Company Industry
Government/Civil Service
Job Function
Organizational Development Specialist


Work Locations: 150 OOD Cmplx 150 East Campus View Boulevard  Columbus 43235-4604
Organization: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time
Compensation: Starting at $29.49 per hour
Unposting Date: Jul 22, 2024, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Job Skill: Psychology
Technical Skills: Data Analytics, Gap Analysis, Diversity Management/EEO, Training, Compliance Enforcement
Professional Skills: Adaptability, Attention to Detail, Interpreting Data, Teamwork, Observation
Agency Contact Name: Megan Lentz
Agency Contact Information:
Human Resources Assessment Specialist (240005OX) 
Job Duties

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Empowering Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence.


Who We Are

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. It is accomplished through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Division of Disability Determination (DDD). A fourth area is the Division of Employer and Innovation Services (EIS), which is responsible for establishing and maintaining partnerships with employers.

In striving for excellence in service, we will:

  • Listen first
  • Act with a sense of urgency
  • Honor diversity
  • Foster inclusiveness
  • Value collaboration
  • Inspire innovation
  • Be transparent
  • Be accountable
  • Celebrate success

What We Do

OOD works with partners in businesses, education and non-profit organizations to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities; helps Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities; and is the sole agency determining medical and vocational Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in Ohio. To learn more about OOD, click here.

About the Job

The Assessment Specialist will work in the Human Resources Division, Workforce Planning and Development Section to create, analyze, and administer content-valid assessments for the purposes of employment (e.g., structured interview, written exam, physical demonstration) and organizational analysis (e.g., employment engagement surveys, training needs, exit interviews). Examples of duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develop behaviorally anchored rating scales;
  • Guide, educate, and inform the assessment process (e.g., item writing, job analysis, structured interviewer techniques, rater training);
  • Conduct research (e.g., environmental scans, job observation, comparative data) then present conclusions in technical reports;
  • Assist other human resources functions within the unit (e.g., filling positions, position description writing, curriculum development) as needed; and
  • Administer tests virtually and in-person.

This position is classified as an Organizational Assessment Research Analyst.

This position offers the flexibility of a hybrid schedule that combines working from home with regular in-office and/or community presence. Currently, the Human Resources Division employees work in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays. Employees must reside at a location that allows for reasonable response time to Columbus, Ohio. Daytime and overnight travel within Ohio may be required.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.  If you a require an accommodation based on a disability for any step of the selection process, please contact Human Resources at for proper arrangements to be made. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mission Statement

OOD is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and is actively engaged in continual DEIA improvement. OOD is amongst the top-ranked state agencies implementing DEIA planning and programming into businesses operations and services.   

OOD strives to hire, sustain, and promote a workforce that not only embraces this mission but is also reflective of the rich diversity of the Ohioans we serve. OOD is intentional in cultivating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment where all voices are heard, respected, and valued, as demonstrated by the way we treat all individuals. 


Application Requirements

Please ensure your online application clearly indicates how you meet minimum qualifications (MQs). If you meet MQs due to college courses, a degree, and/or relevant licensure, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcript by the posting deadline by attaching directly on the Additional Attachments section of the application (Step 7) or via email to  “See resume” is not a substitution for completing any sections of the application. Answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education sections of the application. Applications that fail to demonstrate how they meet minimum qualifications will not be considered.

Applicants who require technical assistance (e.g., issues logging in or other system-related issues) should contact


At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. Our benefits package includes: 

Health Coverage: Quality, affordable, and competitive medical insurance that gives you the choice between three plan options to best meet the needs of you and your dependents; prescription drug savings; employer-paid dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums within first month of employment; health program options (e.g., smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise).

Work/Life Balance: Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave; 11 paid holidays per year; childbirth/adoption leave for parents; flex schedule options. Telework-eligible positions may be eligible to work from home up to 3 days per week. 

Retirement Planning & Financial Wellness: The employee contributes 10% of their salary and the employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary toward Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), the retirement system for State of Ohio employees; 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan through the Ohio Deferred Compensation program; employee discounts to attractions, recreational facilities, entertainment, sporting events, wireless phone plans, and more; credit union membership option to receive exclusive rates, no-fee student loans, realtor partnerships, and more; flexible spending accounts for commuting/parking, dependent care, and healthcare; public federal loans forgiveness after ten years of qualifying public service. 

Compensation: We offer cost of living adjustments, longevity pay supplements after five years of eligible public service, and wellness incentives. Two pay rate increases are guaranteed in the first year!

Employee Assistance Program: Referrals (e.g., counseling, legal assistance) and support (e.g., caregiving, veterans, finances, stress, substance use) 

For more details on all the State of Ohio employee benefits, visitthis link

Background Check Information 

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Selection Process

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position may receive an email invitation to participate in our selection process.  The selection process consists of a remote structured interview, which is tentatively scheduled to take place during the week of July 15. Candidates should make sure their account contains an email address that is checked regularly, including checking junk and/or spam.


OOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Completion of graduate core program in industrial/organizational psychology OR completion of undergraduate core program in industrial/organizational psychology and one year of experience in job analysis and developing/validating assessments for the purposes of personnel selection.

An ideal candidate will possess the below competencies.

Knowledge of: job analysis; workforce planning; organizational development.

Skill in: testing software such as ProProfs or Questionmark; spreadsheets; word processing; statistical software such as R or SPSS.

Ability to: use statistical analysis to determine psychometric properties of tests and items, test validity, reliability, and adverse impact; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Job ID: 74016559

Our Mission Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency whose mission is to empower Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determination, and independence. Employment OOD helps connect the people of Ohio who have disabilities with the resources, support, and opportunities that fit their unique needs, abilities, and interests so that they can find and retain meaningful employment. Our Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and Bureau of Services for the Visually Impa...

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