[IPAC-List] Requiring years of experience for jobs

Reindl, Kevin R KReindl at semprautilities.com
Mon Nov 20 12:23:01 EST 2017

Hi Nancy,

This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but there are quite a few resources out there for developing ratings of training and experience, including the IPMAAC monograph by Robert Schneider: http://www.ipacweb.org/Resources/Documents/monographs/monograph_v3n1_schneider_rating_experience_and_training.pdf. That was a good resource for me in my past public sector experience.

I also found this slide deck by Don White and Carl Nagy from the IPAC site: http://www.ipacweb.org/Resources/Documents/conf13/white.pdf. .. and if you look at the references section, you’ll find a lot of research and other resources on the subject.

As far as minimum years of experience requirements, we have not used an empirical way to establish these, although logic and consistency seems to play a hand…e.g., associate levels = 1-2 years, senior levels = 3-5 years, principal levels = 5-7 years.

Kevin Reindl

From: Dennis Doverspike [mailto:dennisdoverspike at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 6:28 AM
To: Robinson, Nancy <Nancy.Robinson at mwaa.com>
Cc: ipac-list at ipacweb.org
Subject: Re: [IPAC-List] Requiring years of experience for jobs


In terms of published literature, the two classic articles are the Roth et al. (2005) Personnel Psychology article and then the Levine et al. (1997) Personnel Psychology article. You may even have been at Akron at the time, but Barrett and Associates developed a pretty extensive procedure for developing minimum qualifications for the State of Ohio, not sure if anything was ever published. I also think a good source is George Alliger's work on Mission Critical Essential Competencies for the military.


On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Robinson, Nancy <Nancy.Robinson at mwaa.com<mailto:Nancy.Robinson at mwaa.com>> wrote:
Does anyone have a logical or empirical way of determining the years of experience requirements when hiring for jobs?

We have gotten frequent complaints from our department managers that we require too many years of experience for our various jobs and they have trouble finding someone with that level of experience (or if they do find someone, they are looking for a higher salary).

I believe at one time we had a rubric for determining the experience criteria (based on required education level and, of course, complexity of job), but nothing definite and nothing I feel confident in.

So before I start changing the requirements willy-nilly, I’d like to see what others are doing.

Thanks in advance!

Thank you,

Nancy Robinson

Organizational Design and Management Senior Specialist, MA-580
Office of Human Resources
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
One Aviation Circle
Washington, DC 20001-6000


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