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Human Resources Analyst, Senior


Under general supervision, performs a variety of human resources work involving recruitment, selection, classification, salary administration, risk management, career development, retirement, benefits and other related human resources programs.

This position is assigned to the Management Bargaining group for Labor Relations purposes and is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA).


Direct supervision is provided by the Human Resources Director. The Senior Human Resources Analyst may supervise Human Resources Analysts, technicians and office support staff.


This is the full journey level class in the Human Resources Analyst series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Analyst level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned with minimal assistance or direction. Incumbents are thoroughly familiar with the operating procedures of the human resources office, and possess a technical expertise related to assigned programmatic responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the planning, development and implementation of human resources programs.
  • Develop, evaluate, and validate selection instruments such as written, oral, and/or performance examination activities.
  • Conduct position classification studies, including audit and analysis of positions and classifications.
  • Prepare and revise classification specifications including preparation of related documentation necessary for formal adoption.
  • Supervises and directs the work of staff with human resources responsibilities.
  • Supervises the activities of subordinates including employee selection, training, instruction, task assignment, work review, performance evaluation and administration of progressive discipline as needed.
  • Ensures close coordination with other City departments and affected outside groups.
  • Occasionally may assist with presentations before various groups, including City Council, and professional and public meetings, as needed.
  • Participates in recruitment and selection activities; makes recommendations for appointment of new staff; assists with staff orientation and training.
  • Conduct salary and employee fringe benefit surveys, analyze data and recommend adjustments and internal relationships.
  • Assist with the management of City self-insurance plans including health insurance and workersí compensation benefits.
  • Assists in the resolution of employee disciplinary and grievance complaints.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of negotiated labor agreements.
  • Assists with the administration of formally adopted health, retirement, workersí compensation, drug & alcohol, blood borne pathogens and employee incentive programs.
  • Provides assistance to City Departments and employees on human resources problems, staffing and organizational needs, the interpretation of human resources policies and procedures, and in resolving human resources problems.
  • Provide orientation for new employees on City operations and a variety of human resources, retirement and benefit programs.
  • Provide career advice and counseling to individuals and groups.
  • Assist with administration of the operational functions of the city memorandum of understanding, retirement, benefits, and deferred compensation programs in accordance with established policies, regulations and requirements.
  • Assist with the supervision of staff including provision of timely performance evaluations; provides staff development; and maintains high standards necessary for efficient, professional operations.
  • Answers questions; provides information to the public; recommends corrective actions; investigates, reports, documents and resolves complaints.
  • Builds and maintains respectful, positive working relationships with staff, supervisors, outside agencies and the public using principles of good customer service; provides effective conflict resolution, as needed.
  • Models appropriate professional conduct; maintains appropriate confidentiality of sensitive information; complies with and supports City policies and procedures, labor laws, and MOU provisions.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Fundamental principles and practices of public human resources management including recruitment, selection, classification, salary, career development, equal opportunity, benefit, and retirement programs.
  • Public agency administration.
  • Federal, State and local laws and regulations relating to human resources management.
  • Principles of organization and management.
  • Statistical concepts and methods.
  • Career development planning techniques and methods.
  • Principles of employee supervision, career development and training.
  • The concepts of word processing, micro-computer and computer applications.
  • Modern methods of records management.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, staff selection, training and human resources management.
  • Safe work practices and related regulations.
  • Principles of public speaking, conflict resolution and excellent customer service.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, direct, review and supervise the work of a small administrative and office support staff.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility effectively.
  • Perform professional, technical human resources management analysis including the preparation of complex analytical reports and documents.
  • Interpret and apply human resources management laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with elected officials, administration, other employees, and the general public.
  • Present ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Read, comprehend and apply complex laws and regulations.
  • Lead, supervise, evaluate and train personnel effectively and maintain discipline.
  • Organize, implement and supervise departmental goals and City objectives.
  • Use computer and needed programs effectively.
  • Organize, analyze, manage and implement a variety of human resources programs. Establish and maintain respectful, effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate effectively, orally, electronically and in writing.


Three years of increasingly responsible administrative support or technical work in a human resources system including one year of supervisory responsibilities that would have provided the opportunity to develop the required skills, knowledge and abilities.


Possession of a bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of public administration, business administration, human resources management or related fields preferably including course work in the area of human resources management.


Possession of a valid California Driverís License in the category necessary to perform essential duties of the position may be required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Maintenance of a valid California Driverís license and proof of automobile liability insurance thereafter is a condition of continued employment.


Maintain the following physical abilities: See well enough to read instructions, read fine print, view computer screen, operate vehicle and related equipment; hear well enough to converse on the telephone and in person, assist the public and other staff; use hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, drive vehicles and answer telephone.

    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Resources
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5150
    Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM

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