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Human Resources Analyst

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DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs professional analysis in recruiting and testing, classification, compensation, and other areas of human resources management; gathers, evaluates, and analyzes a wide variety of data and information; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Human Resources Analyst I is the entry-level class in the series. Incumbents receive close supervision and training in public human resource administration and are expected to obtain sufficient knowledge and proficiency to progress to the journey level. The Human Resources Analyst II is distinguished by incumbents' responsibility for projects of greater complexity and sensitivity, and for assignments requiring greater analytical ability and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

1. Plans and conducts recruitments for a wide variety of clerical, trades, technical, paraprofessional, professional, safety, supervisory, and managerial job classes; designs and writes job announcements, brochures, advertisements, and correspondence; reviews and evaluates employment applications; confers with departmental staff to develop written, oral, performance, and other exams; reviews and interprets exam results.
2. Analyzes job classes and positions using information obtained in written and/or verbal form; interviews employees and supervisory staff to collect information in order to determine job duties, and establish minimum qualifications, knowledge, skills, and abilities; writes and revises job specifications.
3. Gathers and analyzes salary data and makes salary recommendations for new or revised classifications; gathers and analyzes information on salary, benefits, and human resource practices for labor relations purposes; conducts special studies relating to a variety of human resource management activities.
4. nterprets and explains County and Human Resources Department policies and procedures, Civil Service Rules, and Memoranda of Understanding to County employees and managers and members of the public; counsels employees, applicants, and members of the public regarding job opportunities and career planning; confers with departmental staff on human resource practices and problems and makes recommendations or develops solutions; participates in labor negotiations in a support capacity; develops and conducts training on human resource-related topics.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Human Resources Analyst I:

1. Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to a Human Resources Specialist with Santa Barbara County, supplemented by college coursework in English composition; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: standard English grammar and usage; and basic math, including percentage, average, and mean.

Ability to: gather, organize, and analyze narrative and statistical data; analyze problems, consider options, formulate strategies, and make practical recommendations; learn, interpret, and apply procedures, rules, and laws; learn principles of public human resource practices and management; learn State and Federal laws pertaining to fair employment practices, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action; learn general and specialized computer applications; prepare a variety of written documents; exercise objectivity; communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively orally and in writing; explain rules and procedures; establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues, departmental staff, representatives of other organizations and agencies, and members of the public; represent the department with tact and diplomacy; and maintain confidentiality of information.

Desirable Qualifications: knowledge of basic statistics.

Human Resources Analyst II:

1. Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and one year of professional human resources experience in an organization that utilizes a formal system of human resource rules and due process procedures for employees, competitive testing for hiring and promotions, and which preferably operates in a unionized environment; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to a Human Resources Analyst I with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of public human resources administration, including job analysis, recruitment and selection, affirmative action, classification, and compensation; Federal laws pertaining to fair employment practices, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action; public human resources policies, rules, and practices; organizational structure of and services provided by County government; test development, including types of exams, validation methods, item construction, and related issues such as adverse impact; organizational development; standard English grammar and usage; and basic statistics, including standard deviation, standard error of measure, and distribution curve analysis.

Ability to: gather, organize, and analyze narrative and statistical data; analyze problems, consider options, formulate strategies, and make practical recommendations; learn, interpret, and apply procedures, rules, and laws; learn principles of public human resource practices and management; learn State laws pertaining to fair employment practices, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action; learn general and specialized computer applications; prepare a variety of written documents; exercise objectivity; communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively orally and in writing; explain rules and procedures; establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues, departmental staff, representatives of other organizations and agencies, and members of the public; represent the department with tact and diplomacy; maintain confidentiality of information; organize, prioritize, and coordinate work; work independently; resolve conflict; employ creativity in resolving problems; identify critical issues; exercise independent judgment; work under pressure.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License may be required for some positions in this class. Independent travel is required.


 



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