• Full Time
  • Petaluma, CA
  • $79,435.20 - $111,113.60 USD / Year

Website City of Petaluma

The City of Petaluma Human Resources Department is looking to fill one vacancy at the Human Resources Analyst I or Human Resources Analyst II level depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close at any time. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early for first consideration.

Perform analytical work in human resources program areas, including recruitment, examination and selection, classification, employee relations, salary and benefits administration, training, workers’ compensation, and workplace safety.

Class Characteristics
General supervision is provided by the Director of Human Resources; responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of technical and/or support staff.

Human Resources Analyst I
This is the entry-level class of the Human Resources Analyst series. The incumbent provides technical and professional human resources services to departments. This class is distinguished from the Human Resources Analyst II in that the latter works independently on assignments with a greater level of difficulty and or complexity and has a working knowledge of rules, policies, procedures, and work practices of the City. Since this class is the entry level professional in the series, employees may have only limited directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks. This class is alternately staffed with the Human Resources Analyst II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency that meets the qualifications for the higher level class.

Human Resources Analyst II
This is the journey-level class of the Human Resources Analyst series. Incumbents provide a full range of human resources services to departments. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise considerable judgment and initiative in the performance of their duties. Incumbents will have the primary responsibility to oversee the recruitment and examination program. This class is distinguished from the Human Resources Specialist in that the Analyst works independently on assignments with a greater level of difficulty, complexity, and responsibility.

The following describes the duties and responsibilities. The duties shown below are not intended to show every job duty of the classification, and instead are focused on the key concepts for the work at this level.

Plan, coordinate, and conduct the City’s recruitment and examination activities.

Conduct various studies, surveys, and analyses and make recommendations.

Develop and revise class specifications.

Assist and participate in employee relations activities, including negotiations.

Provide human resources support, services, and information to employees, supervisors, managers, and the public in a variety of areas related to human resources.

Interpret, apply, and explain labor contracts, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and case law.

Investigate complaints and prepare written reports.

Prepare and process agenda items for the City Council.

Oversee and administer the City’s performance evaluation appraisal system.

Determine training needs; identify training resources; develop, coordinate, and schedule training programs.

Perform analytical activities and participates in the administration and analysis of the City’s benefit program operations, including health, dental, employee assistance, and leave program, including facilitating the interactive process.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of public human resources administration.

Federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to human resources administration.

Analytical concepts and methods.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Education and Experience
Any combination equivalent to education and experience is likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Human Resources Analyst I/II
A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration, business administration, human resources, or a related field.

Human Resources Analyst II
Two years of professional human resources administration experience similar to a Human Resources Analyst I with the City of Petaluma.

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

Additional Requirements:
Must be available to work outside normal working hours when necessary.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use the computer keyboard and mouse, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, stand, walk, and stoop, or crouch. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to work in an office environment where the noise level is usually moderate.

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