City of Huntington Beach

Here in Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team.  At this time, we have an outstanding career opportunity available, as we’re looking for the “right person” to serve as Senior Personnel Analyst with the Human Resources Division of the Administrative Services Department.

First and foremost, the City is seeking an individual who has an unwavering commitment to team-based environment, and recognizes that leaders must be focused always on serving their people.  For us in Huntington Beach, successful candidates must be genuinely committed to living our organization’s behavioral values, which include:

  1. Humility… be willing to place the team before self.
  2. Exceptionality… be really (REALLY) good at what you do.
  3. Social Awareness… say and do those things that bring people together.
  4. Passion… recognize the awesome responsibility we have to serve the people of HB.
  5. Integrity… live our values authentically.

Outside of these behavioral characteristics, we’re also looking for candidates who are ready to grow and develop and who can envision new ways to improve and enhance services.

The Administrative Services Department provides essential internal services to all City departments, striving to create a safe, equitable, and connected workplace, where data and technology is leveraged to enhance City operations in service to the community. Specifically, the department oversees human resources, risk management, performance management, and information services.

Human Resources provides exceptional internal and external customer service in support of the City’s belief that our people are our most important asset, fostering a community based on teamwork, collaboration, and shared success. Human Resources supports 11 City departments and 1,500 full and part-time employees from recruitment to retirement. Human Resources oversees a variety of operational functions, including employee selection, employee relations, health and retirement benefits administration, disability leave and return-to-work management, and classification and compensation. Human Resources works with the City Manager’s Office to build and maintain strong labor relations with our nine employee unions.

The Position

The City of Huntington Beach is seeking an experienced employee relations analyst to provide professional support to Human Resources by coordinating with liaison departments on a wide variety of employee relations issues.  This analyst will perform a variety of tasks within a centralized HR system related to employee relations, including: conduct workplace investigations and write fact-finding reports, make recommendations for corrective actions and draft disciplinary notices; assist in facilitating the grievance process, identify and implement conflict resolution techniques, provide recommendations to management to address performance management issues, draft and implement policies related to employee relations that comply with applicable State, Federal and local laws and mandates. This analyst will also assist with various other human resources functions as needed.

Application and Selection Process

  • Application Review – Please scan and attach to your job application prior to submitting a cover letter and a writing sample, consisting of a fact-finding report, disciplinary notice, project update, or similar document drafted by you during the course of your previous work experience (please redact any confidential information such as names or titles).  Application deadline is Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM PT.
  • Examination(s) – A virtual oral exam (weighted 100%) is tentatively scheduled for October 18, 2022. 
  • Selection Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Appointment

Salary range is $88,695 – $118,859 annually, including a comprehensive benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education:  A Bachelor’s degree in human resources, labor and industrial relations, psychology, business or public administration or other related field.
  • Experience:  A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in recruitment, testing and examination under a merit system; classification and compensation and/or general personnel administration (for the current assignment, employee relations experience is strongly preferred.
  • License/Certification:  Possession of a valid Class C California driver license and an acceptable driving record are required by time of appointment and throughout course of employment.

 

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