Merit System Director

Direct administration of statewide merit system qualifying examinations.
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Salary Range
$77,000 – $130,000

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What do Merit System Directors do?

Directs administration of statewide merit system qualifying examinations: Formulates policies and procedures on recruitment, testing, placement, classification, and salary administration. Confers with school officials and superintendents of public buildings to arrange for space to conduct examinations. Verifies applicability and authenticity of examination and inventories examination materials to prevent errors and unauthorized use. Effects liaison with public officials, employee groups, and general public to promote program objectives. May proctor examinations and participate in oral interviews with applicants.


Should I be a Merit System Director?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Director, Merit System, HR Director

    How to become a Merit System Director

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