[IPAC-List] Personality Assessments

Aamodt, Michael G maamodt at RADFORD.EDU
Wed Sep 11 16:01:28 EDT 2013

It sounds like they already "know" the personalities of the people in question and are looking for a way to document it rather than assess it. Would including peer ratings as part of the promotion process be an option? My recollection is that Doug Cedarbloom used peer ratings for the Washington State Patrol many years ago - don't know if they still use them. I have never used peer ratings but can imagine that you would get some good information, but would also increase the politics and potentially the possibility of adverse impact as well.

Michael G. Aamodt, Ph.D. (Mike)
Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology
Radford University
Radford, VA 24142-6946
(202) 280-2172
maamodt at radford.edu
From: ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org [ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of Barry Casey [barry.casey at cahabavalleyfire.org]
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In a previous professional life, I worked in personnel assessment with a Civil Service Board in Alabama. I have been contacted by another Fire District in our area about helping them with a promotional examination. However, they have concerns that some of the candidates that they believe will do well, would not be a good fit due to the personalities of the potential promotional candidates. Essentially, they are concerned that the individuals' ego would prevent them from being an effective company officer.

Are any of you aware of any assessments that may help to identify those personality traits that may problematic for the District.

Any advice is welcomed.


Barry P. Casey
Executive Assistant to the Chief
Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District
145 Narrows Dr
Birmingham AL 35242
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