• Full Time
  • Redwood City, CA
  • $105,288 - $142,640 Annually USD / Year

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Apply to join the City of Redwood City team as a:


$105,288 – $126,348 Annually (I)
$121,620 – $138,492 Annually (II)

COLA salary increases approved for October of 2023  —  Hybrid schedule options available

Why join the Redwood City team?    
We offer a wide range of meaningful career opportunities with potential for growth, training and development, competitive salaries, flexible schedule / hybrid work options, paid time off, and robust benefits.  The Redwood City team is guided by the core values of excellence, integrity, service and creativity.  Inherent in these values is a great organizational culture based on trust, strong and supportive leadership, respect, risk-taking, empowerment, and effective communication.

Our community is known for its diversity, strong neighborhoods, and civic pride.  The City works diligently to maintain positive and productive relationships with community partners, together providing outstanding services, programs and opportunities for residents.  This mix of tradition and progress, community and diversity, makes Redwood City an extraordinary place to work and call home.

This is a particularly exciting time to consider joining the Redwood City Human Resources Department as we’ve recently reorganized and grown our team from 7 to 11 regular FTE employees!  We are adding a new HR Analyst I/II position for a total of 12 regular FTE employees.  In addition to this new position, we plan to recruit for a Senior HR Analyst or Principal Analyst position this year.  If you know of anyone who may be a good fit for our team, we hope you’ll spread the word about these positions.

Additionally, if you are interested in and meet the qualifications for either of these positions, we encourage you to apply to both positions.  Each classification will have its own oral board process with unique questions and panel members, followed by departmental hiring interviews where we can learn more about your career goals and explore position-fit.

If you’re looking to grow your career as a part of a public sector HR team that fosters innovation, creativity and collaboration, we hope you’ll apply.

About the role:
Please review the detailed job description for Human Resources Analyst I/II here, which includes more information on the duties and essential knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.

What you’ll do, at a glance:
Work on a variety of human resources program areas, which may include: recruitment and selection; classification and compensation; training; benefit administration; leave management; performance management; employee relations; labor relations; occupational safety; workers’ compensation; HRIS systems; or diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Department recently went through a reorganization process in 2022– in addition, the Department participated in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project, and launched a new Human Resources Information System (HRIS), also in 2022.  There will be opportunities for cross-training and working in multiple program areas.

  • Prepare written documents, including job announcements, classification and salary reports, surveys, examinations, administrative procedures or training materials.
  • Analyze and make recommendations regarding policies and procedures.
  • Provide analytical support to the Human Resources Team.
  • Communicate clearly – both orally and in writing – with employees, management, outside agencies and the public.

The HR Analyst I/II will primarily be assigned to support Recruitment, Pre-Employment Backgrounding, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program (DEI) areas, which would include the following:

  • Conduct recruitment, outreach and selection to attract top talent, while ensuring legal compliance.
  • Coordinate pre-employment background checks.
  • Serve on the City’s DEI committee and support HR’s DEI initiatives.

In addition, the HR Analyst I/II may also support Benefits, Leaves, ADA, Labor Relations, Classification & Compensation program areas, which would include the following:

  • Administer employee benefits and leaves of absence.
  • Support ADA program, including the management of proper documentation and facilitation of interactive processes.
  • Provide analytical support to senior staff regarding labor negotiations, contract administration, classification and compensation.

What you’ll bring to the table:

A combination of experience, training and education that has prepared you to have the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in this position.  Examples of potential backgrounds may include:

  • Two years of experience in a human resources setting
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in human resources, business administration, public administration, or a related field
  • Possession of, or an ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License

Ideal candidates will have a record of demonstrating the following:

  • Creative and Innovative Thinking – Evaluating past practices and best practices; developing creative and innovative solutions that improve outcomes and/or promote efficiency; implementing and managing change.
  • Managing Work – Effectively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently, with self-management and independent judgment.
  • Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Planning and Organizing – Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently and accurately.
  • Interpersonal Communication – Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with others; relating well to people from varied backgrounds and in different situations.
  • Continuous Learning and Self-Development – Actively identifying, creating and participating in learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge on the job and learning through its application.

Interested in joining the Redwood City team?
Submit your application via www.CalOpps.org or https://www.calopps.org/redwood-city/job-20415647   by September 17, 2023, to be considered in the first application review cycle and oral board process.
Starting on September 18, 2023, applications will be accepted on a continuous basis.

The Fine Print

•  Applications and supplemental questions will be reviewed on a continuous basis for completion, relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications.  Those who best meet the qualifications and requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Oral board interviews will be conducted in late September via Zoom  •  Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to pass a background check (at no cost to the candidate) including criminal history, DMV, a DOJ fingerprint check, and reference check.  Reference checks will be conducted in close coordination with the candidate.  •  Candidates with a disability which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise HR prior to or upon submittal of application by contacting Letty Juarez at Ljuarez@redwoodcity.org  •  Provisions in this document may be modified or revoked without notice.  •  Redwood City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  • Recruitment 23A-50 •

• Questions?  Read hiring process FAQs, or reach out via email to Ljuarez@redwoodcity.org •

To apply for this job please visit www.calopps.org.