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City of St. Petersburg, FL: Job Classification Analysis

Evergreen Solutions was retained by the City of St. Petersburg to conduct a Job Classification Analysis in order to update and produce approximately 648 legally-compliant job descriptions that included 6 – 8 core competencies each. Evergreen’s consultants: analyzed all city job descriptions, both full-time and part-time positions, and determined the core competencies for each classification; and revised classifications and competencies that formed the foundation of the City’s recruitment, learning management, performance management, and succession planning programs.

Evergreen met with HR staff and department heads to discuss roles, competency model options, and project processes and to adjust the competency survey that was used in conjunction with the Job Assessment Tool (JAT) that was administered to a representative sample of the City’s 3,150 full- and part-time staff. Evergreen reviewed the work performed by each classification and scored and reviewed any supervisory comments for any anomalies or discrepancies discovered. Evergreen created task inventory and job families based on JAT responses and organizational charts and identified the degree of overlap in tasks between jobs in similar job families. From this, Evergreen identified root factors in each task grouping and linked to any underlying behavioral factors.