Human Resources Manager

City of La Canada Flintridge

The City of La Cañada Flintridgeinvites applications for



Part-Time (average 34 hours per week) (Exempt)

Hourly Pay Range: $42.40 – $56.57/hr. - DOQ



job summary

Under general supervision of the Director of Administrative Services, the HR Manager manages the City’s human resources program, including recruitment, employee benefits administration, job analysis and classification, compensation, employee training, workers’ compensation, safety, harassment prevention and other skills training. Consults with the Director of Administrative Services, department heads, supervisors, employee representatives, legal counsel and others on matters related to policy interpretation and formulation, discipline, and other human resources practices. Coordinates activities with finance staff. Ensures compliance with local rules, state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and case law applicable to human resources.  Maintains confidentiality. May serve as member of the City’s labor negotiations team and performs related work as required.


Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of the Human Resources Division; Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; legislative modifications, and program procedural changes; Recommends modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate; Ensures all human resources policies and procedures are in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations; Supervises work of subordinate staff; oversees employee benefits administration, including open enrollment; manages workers’ compensation program; Oversees the recruitment activities including the development of recruitment plans; Interprets the City’s Memorandum of Understanding; Maintains City employment classification plan; conducts studies, analyzes data, draws sound conclusions and makes recommendations; Prepares and drafts a variety of reports, including to the City Council, and makes presentations; Supervises the maintenance of official City Personnel records; Oversees employee safety plans and/or committees; Oversees employee recognition program; Provides support to Director of Administrative Services or City Manager as needed; analyzes positions and prepares or updates class specifications; Completes Personnel Action Forms; Supervises, trains and evaluates staff; may assist in labor negotiations at the negotiations table, and/or act as a resource.


desirable qualifications

Knowledge of:  Principles, practices and procedures related to human resources administration; Current state, federal law and case law as it pertains employment law in the public sector, Principles of personnel classifications; recruitment and applicant selection processes; Labor relations and negotiations; Principles and practices of employee supervision, training and performance evaluation; Principles and practices of customer service; Occupational hazards and safety measures appropriate to work performed; Methods of effective supervision; Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of public personnel administration; Considerable knowledge of state and local laws, case law and regulations related to human resources management; Principles of job analysis and validity.

Ability to:  Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the City’s human resources program; Conduct complex research efforts, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations and prepare effective staff reports; Analyze, interpret, summarize and present administrative and technical information and data effectively; Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, or methods; Read, interpret, apply, and explain technical written material and complex Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, ordinances, and City policies and procedures; Effectively represent the City in meetings and with individuals; Coordinate assigned activities with other City departments and agencies as required; Prepare and present clear, concise, and logical written and oral reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials; Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines; Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines; Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs; Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Supervise, plan, direct, train, and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; Interpret and apply complex regulations, laws, and guidelines.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the desired qualifications would be: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public or human resources/personnel administration, public policy, legal studies, or a related field, and five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional management and/or administrative experience in human resources. 



Cafeteria Section 125 Plan:  A Section 125 Cafeteria Plan has been established for employees.  Currently, the monthly City-paid benefit for part-time employees in CalPERS is $480, which is available on the first of the month following hire date. It may be used to purchase health insurance (under the CalPERS Health Insurance program), dental insurance (Delta), vision insurance (VSP), Cancer Insurance, and/or Accident Insurance.  Alternatively, the employee may elect to take all or part of the monthly $480 in deferred compensation (as permitted by law) and/or cash.  Optional participation in the Flexible Spending Accounts including the Health Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Day Care and Premium Only Plans programs are also available.

Retirement:   New members to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) will generally receive the 2%@62 benefit formula with highest three-year compensation.  Such new members will contribute 6.25% of their pay towards the cost of this retirement program.  Employees who are current members of CalPERS will generally be enrolled in the 2%@55 benefit formula with highest one-year compensation.  For these employees, the employee contribution to CalPERS is 7%.  The City does not participate in the Social Security system for employees covered by CalPERS.

Holidays:   Part-time employees are compensated for two eight-hour holidays per year based on the employee's regular rate of pay: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


application process

Submit an “application packet” consisting of (1) an employment application, (2) resume; prior to deadline.  Candidates possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in an oral interview. 


Applications and additional information may be obtained by contacting the Administration Department at (818) 790-8880, writing the City of La Cañada Flintridge at 1327 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, or visiting our website at where the application form may be downloaded.


application deadline


5:00p.m., October 12, 2018

(no faxed or e-mailed applications or postmarks will be accepted)

The City of La Cañada Flintridge adheres to the standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act

and does not discriminate against people with disabilities or any other non-merit factor in its actions, decisions, policies or practices. EOE.



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