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Overview

DEFINITION
Under general supervision, learns to perform and performs advanced level human
resources duties related to recruitment, examination, selection, equal employment
opportunity, employee relations, benefits administration, classification, compensation,
general personnel support, and risk management; implements and administers assigned
program responsibilities; conducts research, analysis, and preparation of reports;
performs other related duties as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Human Resource Manager. May oversee the activities of the
Human Resource Technician.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – Essential functions may include, but are
not limited to, the following:
Assists in the performance of duties related to the Human Resource/Risk Management
Department.
Assists in recruitment, examination, selection, equal employment opportunity, employee
relations, benefits, classification, compensation, and general personnel support.
Gathers information from employees, departments, and outside agencies for personnel
information.
Assists in developing, coordinating, and administering the recruitment and interview
process, including preparing job announcements, employment advertising and other
recruitment materials; evaluating employment applications; developing interview
schedules and panels and creating interview binders for oral interviews.
Provides information and advice to employment applicants and the general public
concerning employment opportunities and recruitment procedures.
Assists in obtaining or disseminating information concerning human resource policies,
procedures, wage rates and terms of labor contracts to City staff and the public.
Assists in conducting salary surveys; responds to compensation and classification survey
requests; assists in analyzing salary data and preparing related reports.
Assists in maintaining health benefits for City staff, including forms processing and
completion, open enrollment and answering all questions from City staff regarding their
health benefits.
Coordinates leave management programs; advises employees on their rights under
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), State Disability
Insurance (SDI), Paid Family Care Leave (PFL), long-term disability, and disability
retirement; receives and processes requests for FMLA, CFRA, and other leaves;
determines eligibility and sends initial notices; requests additional information and
prepares other leave-related correspondence; recommends approval or denial of leaves.
Assists in preparing all personnel action forms, including new hires and separations, and
ensures they are signed by the appropriate personnel, and submits to payroll for
processing.
Assists in creating policy and procedures for the Human Resource Department and other
city departments.
Assists in coordinating HR activities with other divisions, departments, government
agencies and outside organizations; provides technical assistance as needed.
Responds to department and citizen’s complaints.
Assists advising City staff regarding grievances and/or disciplinary actions; gathers and
assembles information to prepare disciplinary documents; provide advice and guidance
to departments on employee relation matters, and in the interpretation and application of
memorandums of understanding, personnel rules, policies, and procedures.
Establishes effective working relationships with representatives of community
organizations, state, and local agencies and associations, City management, staff, and
the public.
May represent the department before the City Council, community, outside agencies and
at professional meetings as requested.
Maintains the confidentiality of all records and information within the department.
Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of public human resources administration, including recruitment,
selection, labor and employee relations, and employee benefits; legal and professional
standards and procedures for the development, administration, and validation of
assessment instruments; research methods; principles and practices of program and
budget development, administration, and evaluation; methods and techniques of
supervision, training and motivation; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and
regulations; basic principles of mathematics; methods and techniques of scheduling work
assignments; standard office procedures, practices and equipment; modern office
equipment including a computer and applicable software; methods and techniques for
record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling and grammar;
occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Ability to:
Establish and maintain a high level of communication, cooperation, and understanding
among all levels of City staff with regard to human resources policies and programs;
administer labor relations agreements fairly and effectively; collect, analyze, and
interpret survey and statistical data; develop and coordinate work programs; interpret,
explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations; train, supervise and motivate
assigned staff; plan, organize, train, evaluate and direct work of assigned staff;
demonstrate strong people and problem solving skills, be self- motivated, display positive
character, and provide for an innovative culture; make adjustments to standard operating
procedures to improve effectiveness and comply with regulatory changes as appropriate;
read, interpret and record data accurately; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work
assignments; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within
established guidelines; analyze a complex issue, and develop and implement an
appropriate response; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and
work in a safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Education:
An associate degree from an accredited two-year college with major coursework in
human resources, business administration, public administration, or a closely related
field. A bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled to obtain a bachelor’s degree is highly
desirable.
Experience:
At least three (3) years of recent, fulltime human resources or office experience.
Governmental experience is highly desirable.
Substitution:
A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, public administration,
or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Additional Requirements:
Possession and maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work typically is performed in a normal office environment. Occasionally work is
performed outdoors, possibly exposing employee to traffic and construction hazards,
adverse weather conditions, wetness and humidity, above-average noise, air
contaminants, fumes, and dust.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires the ability to sit at desk for long periods of time and intermittently walk, stand,
stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach while performing office and field inspection duties; lift
and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds; use hands to finger, handle or feel
objects, tools, or controls. Must be able to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination
and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading, and
writing, and operating office equipment. Must be able to use a telephone to communicate
verbally and a keyboard to communicate through written means, to review information
and enter/retrieve data, to see and read characters on a computer screen.
This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not
all-inclusive. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than
those contained in this document.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Salary: Annual Salary: $54,413 - $76,564