Human Resources Analyst I / II

City of Santa Barbara
Until Filled
805.564.5316 Resources Analyst I/II
(Labor Relations)
Level I: $72,285 - $87,863 Annually
Level II: $82,704 - $100,528 Annually

Salary includes 2.5% confidential pay.
The position will be offered and filled at a level commensurate to assignment and qualifications.

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking to fill a key Human Resources Analyst position on our team. We are searching for innovative creative-thinker who is enthusiastic about supporting our City departments in recruiting, developing, and retaining a quality workforce that is committed to excellence in public service. Ideal candidates for the Analyst II positions will be seasoned human resources professionals with a strong customer service orientation and a broad range of knowledge and experience.

This position will be primarily assigned to Labor Relations, reporting directly to the Director of Administrative Services in preparing cost analyses, reports, contracts and materials for the collective bargaining process, and participating in labor negotiations as a member of the management bargaining team. The position will also lead a variety of special projects related to human resources and labor relations, and coordinate the annual department budget submittal. Experience with collective bargaining topics such as job classification and compensation systems, employee benefits, and labor proposal costing is highly desirable. Good report writing and numerical analysis skills are particularly important for this placement.

  • Education/Licenses: Requires a Bachelor's Degree with major course work in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field; certification in Human Resources or Labor Relations is desirable. Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid California driver's license by the time of appointment.
  • Experience: Placement as an Analyst II requires significant progressively responsible human resources experience, including a minimum of two years at the professional, supervisory, and/or management level. Like experience at a similar public agency is desirable. Appointment to the Analyst I level may be may be considered for a promising candidate with relevant progressively responsible human resources experience indicating a likelihood of success, such as one year of experience at the professional level.
  • Requires knowledge of: Principles and practices related to the management and administration of human resources; all current federal, state and local employment-related laws, codes and regulations, including those specifically related to the public sector (FLSA, FMLA, ADA, EEO, COBRA, MMBA, etc.); research and analysis methods and techniques, English usage and grammar; basic math, including statistics; and the use of computer programs including the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Requires the ability to: Perform a variety of professional, technical and analytical human resources functions; work independently on a variety of simultaneous projects and schedule workload to meet deadlines; gather, organize and analyze narrative and statistical data to draw conclusions and make recommendations; develop and write operational reports, policies, and procedures; understand, interpret, and apply provisions of applicable laws, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and memoranda of understanding; speak clearly and effectively with individuals or groups; prepare a wide variety of professional written materials; listen to obtain complete and accurate information; represent Human Resources and the City with tact and diploma¬cy; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; maintain the integrity of confidential information, employee files, and other related information; and operate a personal computer/computer programs to produce correspondence, documentation, spreadsheets, and other materials. This individual must be a self-starter with attention to detail and a proven ability to solve problems.

Santa Barbara is among the country's most desirable places to live and work. Quietly nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains, Santa Barbara provides a unique living environment that represents the essence of Southern California -- the art and culture of a metropolitan city with the heart and hospitality of a small, beautiful coastal town. The City's 90,000 residents enjoy a year-round temperate climate with magnificent beaches, mountains, and parks within minutes of downtown. Among the City's many amenities are excellent healthcare services, abundant shopping, harbor facilities, and a convenient airport. Institutions of higher learning include the University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, and Westmont College, among others. From restaurants to cultural events, outdoor recreation to leisure activities and active activities and active community groups, Santa Barbara offers something for every taste and lifestyle.
The City has over 1000 full-time and between 300-700 part-time and hourly employees. Depending on assignment, our Human Resources Analysts' duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Labor Relations: Provide a variety of support to the Chief Negotiator by assisting in the preparation of reports and materials for collective bargaining process. Participate as a member of the management team with the Chief Negotiator during union contract negotiations.

Recruitment: Conduct job analyses and make reclassification recommendations; conduct market compensation surveys; develop written recruitment materials; design and validate civil service examinations; coordinate and conduct panel interviews and testing processes; ensure department compliance with related laws and policies; maintain the accuracy and integrity of the civil service system.

Employee Relations: Provide a broad array of advisory and administrative human resources management services to assigned departments in support of those departments' operational goals including employee performance evaluation, employment law and labor agreement compliance, progressive discipline, and defense of disciplinary appeals.

Benefits Administration: Plan, analyze, implement, communicate, and administer the City's benefit plans, including medical, dental, vision, EAP, COBRA, FSAs (medical / dependent care), group life insurance and AD&D, disability insurance (long- and short-term), SDI, deferred compensation 457 plans, annuities, and HIPPA and Affordable Care Act compliance; conduct the annual Open Enrollment; help to negotiate consultant and insurance contracts; work with consultants, plan administrators, and providers to resolve issues; advise employees and management about their rights and responsibilities related to a wide variety of interacting leave of absence and disability laws, policies, and programs including those related to the FMLA/CFRA and the ADA.

Other: Uphold the principles of equal employment opportunity within the organization and conduct related training; conduct workplace investigations; provide support for labor negotiations activities and participate as a member of the management team; coordinate the City's employee training program and design and personally provide training classes on a variety of topics; conduct audits of City's employment policies and procedures to assess compliance with regulations and consistency with best practices and recommend changes; coordinate regulatory program compliance and reporting; make effective and highly professional written and verbal presentations to labor groups, employees, retirees, and City Council; gather and analyze data on a wide variety of human resources related matters and prepare related reports and recommendations; perform additional duties and special projects in order to achieve HR and organizational objectives.

Customer Service: Exercise sound judgment and exhibit a customer-focused approach, including the ability to be flexible and creative in helping City departments meet their community service goals; respond to requests for information and assistance in a timely manner; develop and maintain effective business relationships with a variety of individuals including managers and supervisors, employees, retirees, staff, consultants and vendors to assure quality service and administration of all programs and services; counsel employees and supervisors regarding their rights and responsibilities.
It is important that your application and supplemental questionnaire show all the relevant education, training, and experience you possess which qualifies you for this position. Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be rejected if incomplete. All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may consist of a written exam, writing exercise, and/or oral examination. The successful candidate's employment history will be thoroughly evaluated prior to appointment. Disabled individuals who require accommodation during the application and/or hiring process should notify Human Resources.

You may visit the City’s website to view more information (including job description) and to complete the application and required supplemental questionnaire:

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