Website City of San Jose, Community Energy Department
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Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
The total salary range for Analyst I is $38.79-$47.16 hourly or $80,676.96 – $98,083.44 annually. The total annual salary range for an Analyst II is $42.34-$51.45 hourly or $88,058.88 – $107,016.00 annually. These ranges include an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. Actual pay shall be determined by the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
About the Environmental Services Department
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a national leader in pollution prevention, watershed protection, utility service provision, and climate action. Together, ESD employees positively impact every resident and business in San Jose.
Our department is an exceptional place to start or grow your career. We have a supportive leadership team, numerous professional growth opportunities, and an inclusive workplace culture that is welcoming of your talents! We offer an array of meaningful career paths and value flexibility – offering hybrid work and alternative work schedules in select roles. The City offers excellent health and pension benefits, as well as 15 paid holidays!
To learn more about ESD, follow @sjenvironment on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and San Jose Environmental Services on LinkedIn.
About the Environmental Services Department Position
The Environmental Services Department (ESD) Employee Services (ES) Team is recruiting to fill one (1) Analyst I/II position in the Administrative Services Division. This position will primarily perform recruitment functions for the department.
Recruitment functions include but are not limited to:
*developing job announcements and assessment plans in partnership with hiring managers, screening *applications, coordinating and proctoring interviews, facilitating the candidate selection process
*implementing creative outreach strategies
*processing various hiring transactions
*hiring temporary staff and student interns
*Other human resources generalist responsibilities may include but are not limited to: liaison for workers’ compensation, coordinating performance management programs, developing and presenting professional development training, data analysis reporting, and other duties as assigned.
This position reports to the Senior Analyst in the Workforce Planning/Personnel section. This position offers a hybrid schedule, with in-office days primarily at San José City Hall. Additionally, the selected candidate will participate in and offsite/outreach events, as needed. This position is currently funded through June 30, 2023, and is proposed to be made permanent effective July 1, 2023, subject to budget approval.
About the Community Energy Department
San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is San José’s local, not-for-profit electricity supplier operated by the City of San José’s Community Energy Department. Since 2019, our dedicated and motivated team has provided clean energy for residents and businesses at competitive rates, while also offering community programs, local control, and increased transparency and accessibility.
San José Clean Energy serves more than 350,000 customers and has a peak load of almost 1 GW. SJCE is responsible for purchasing over 4,500 GWh of electricity annually and has an annual operating budget of over $300 million. Serving our community with respect and integrity is at the core of what we do. Joining our team means that you will be making a big impact and in the forefront in the fight against climate change. SJCE plays an important role in meeting San José’s ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 and in implementing Climate Smart San José, the City’s climate action plan.
SJCE centers equity in its drive to provide clean, renewable energy at competitive rates and provide local benefits. Since inception, SJCE has sprinted ahead to now provide 60% renewable and 95% carbon-free energy in our base product and has invested $1 billion to add nearly 550 MW of new solar, wind, and battery storage to the grid. SJCE’s low-carbon energy supply is foundational as we work to meet the electrification goals outlined in Climate Smart San José. For more information about San José Clean Energy, please visit www.sanjosecleanenergy.org.
About the Community Energy Department Position
The Community Energy Department is recruiting to fill one (1) Analyst position in the Budget, Financial Planning, and Human Resources Division.
The Analyst I/II is responsible for the coordination of the department’s human resources functions and supporting a range of department administrative activities. The incumbent in this position will perform a wide range of key responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:
*Serves as the Department Human Resources Liaison in supporting all employee services functions such as recruitment and hiring, training and development, safety, worker’s compensation, performance management, succession planning, and employee engagement
*Primary recruiter for the department to work with hiring managers and Human Resources business partners to plan and conduct recruitments
*Provides support to help managers and supervisors make timely hires and retain the best employees by complying with the City’s policies, procedures, and best business practices in human resources
*Coordinates positions requests including position reallocations, add/deletes, overstrength requests, and temporary employees to ensure staff resources and/or position classifications align with department priorities
*Supports the coordination of office administration and logistics to ensure the Department’s operational needs in terms of facility and equipment are met at all times
*Other duties as assigned
This position reports to the Division Manager in the Budget, Financial Planning, and Human Resources Division. This position offers a hybrid schedule, with in-office days at San José City Hall. Additionally, the selected candidate will participate in, and offsite/outreach events, as needed.
Successful candidates for both positions will demonstrate strong project management skills, the ability to conduct analytical work and provide recommendations, the demonstrated ability to work with the public and cross-functional divisions including building effective working relationships with customer service skills, and strong ethical standards. Accuracy and attention to detail are important in this role as these positions will handle and process sensitive and confidential employee information.
Analyst I: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and no experience required.
Analyst II: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional staff analytic or administrative experience conducting studies, organizing and analyzing data, and preparing reports, recommendations, or conclusions for a functional area in the budget, finance, grant administration, organizational analysis, general administration, or human resources.
Acceptable Substitution Additional years of experience in a position comparable to the Staff Specialist with the City of San José in areas such as budget, finance, grant administration, organizational analysis, general administration, or human resources may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver’s license may be required for some assignments.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Analytical Thinking – Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
Collaboration – Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.
Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, oral and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
Computer Skills – Experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel; proficiency in common video conferencing software such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom are desirable.
Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers’ needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using a professional demeanor.
Flexibility – Makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment.
Job Expertise – Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies, and federal and state rules and regulations; experience in recruitment and hiring, workers’ compensation, safety, training and development, performance management, succession planning, employee engagement, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), and employment application systems are desirable.
Problem-Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of the problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.
Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills – Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant’s training and experience based on the application and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews. You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response. You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
State your degree (s), major (s), date (s) when obtained, and from which school (s). You may also state any additional degrees you possess.
For the acceptable substitution for the education requirement: state how many additional years of experience you have in a position comparable to the Staff Specialist position with the City of San José in any of the following areas: budget, finance, grant administration, organizational analysis, general administration, or human resources. Include the employer (s) where the experience was obtained and dates of employment.
Describe at least two (2) years of your increasingly responsible professional staff analytic or administrative experience conducting studies, organizing and analyzing data, and preparing reports, recommendations, or conclusions for a functional area in the budget, finance, grant administration, organizational analysis, general administration, or human resources experience. Include the employer (s) where the experience was obtained and dates of employment.
Describe your experience with Human Resources functions including but not limited to recruitment and hiring, workers’ compensation, safety, training and development, performance management, succession planning, and/or employee engagement. Include your level of experience you have as an end user with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), and/or employment application systems.
Describe an instance in which you were responsible for delivering a time-sensitive project which required participation from multiple parties with differing priorities. How did you attempt to gain buy-in from the other parties? Were you able to complete the project in a timely fashion? Include any tools or techniques you used to keep the project on task.
Describe a time when you performed an analysis and made a recommendation.
Provide brief descriptions of your experience using the following Microsoft programs, including your level of experience and the typical tasks completed with each: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
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