• Full Time
  • San Rafael, CA.
  • $117,348 - $142,632 USD / Year

City of San Rafael

Principal Human Resources Analyst

Department of Human Resources

City of San Rafael, California

Annual Salary: $117,348 – $142,632 DOE/DOQ

The City of San Rafael is seeking a Principal Human Resources Analyst to serve as an HR generalist within the Department of Human Resources while performing high-level Human Resources functions. This leader will support the Director of Human Resources, while overseeing an HR Analyst and contributing to the development of an approximately $674K Department budget. They will have a strong understanding of personnel/HR administration, employee relations, recruitment, classification and compensation, labor relations, Civil Service employment, and training and development. The successful candidate will have exemplary relationship-building skills, as this role involves maintaining effective working relationships with department management personnel, public officials, and employees. They will provide guidance, mentorship, collaboration, and oversight to encourage professional development and to ensure compliance within the Department and organization. If you are looking for an innovative, forward-thinking organization where you will have exceptional opportunities to advance your career, take on exciting projects, and be a part of a dynamic leadership team, then this is a great match for you!

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The Principal Human Resources Analyst oversees a variety of essential HR functions and will work closely with the HR Director to make important decisions for the HR Department, such as technological innovations and policy development. They will oversee an HR Analyst and contribute to the development of the Department’s annual budget. This role will offer support in preparing council agenda items, resolving personnel and labor issues, and engaging with labor representatives to resolve minor issues. The Principal Human Resources Analyst will use a high degree of accuracy, independent judgment, and discretionary decision-making with respect to interpretation of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), City policies and procedures, the Employer-Employee Relations Resolution, and Public Employment Relations Board rulings. This position also provides oversight for employee benefits administration, risk management, and workers’ compensation programs for the City.


The ideal candidate will bring an HR generalist background and local government experience while being results-oriented, flexible to change, and customer-service-focused. The successful candidate will enjoy the autonomy this position allows, along with its unique challenges. The Principal Human Resources Analyst will also have the ability to analyze complex HR issues and use strategic thinking to develop sound and creative solutions. Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with department managers, public officials, employees, and union representatives is a must! The ideal candidate will be tech-savvy, ensuring the City stays up to date on the latest technologies and recommending more effective processes and systems where there is an opportunity to do so. The City is eager to find an exemplary leader who has exceptional HR knowledge and skills, who can make this position their own and champion effective HR processes!


Sufficient education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through:

·         Possession of a bachelor’s degree with major course work in business or public administration, industrial relations, human resources management, or a closely related field

·         Five years of professional experience in Human Resources


·         Master’s degree in human resources management, public administration, or a related field.

Salary and Benefits: Annual salary of $117,348 – $142,632 DOE/DOQ, plus an attractive benefits package

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by October 13th at https://wbcpinc.com/job-board/


·         Round one interviews will be virtual and take place on November 13th. Finalists will move on to round two interviews that will be in person and take place on November 21st. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.

Please contact Interim HR Director, Marissa Sanchez, with any questions:

·         Marissa.Sanchez@cityofsanrafael.org

·         (415) 485-3157

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