Human Resources Technician/HR Accounting Technician

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Districts Administrative Services has an excellent opportunity for two motivated individuals looking to grow their career within the Human Resources (HR) and Finance field.  The District is seeking one full-time Human Resources Technician (HR) and one HR/Accounting Technician that will split their time between HR and Finance. The primary responsibility of each position is to provide excellent customer service when responding to inquiries from employees and the public, and provide generalist support for a variety of human resources and finance functions. In this confidential environment, incumbents are expected to work with the utmost integrity, exercise discretion, and sound judgment.  The ideal candidates will be organized, detail-oriented, and collaborative self-starters with excellent oral and written communication skills, who enjoy working in a group dynamic. 


About the District:  The District is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of over 63,000 acres of land in 26 extraordinary open space preserves, permanently protected for public enjoyment and recreation. The District is a growing organization with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact.  If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection and outdoor recreation, working with an incredible team of like-minded colleagues, we invite you to apply for this position!  To learn more about the District, visit our website,, and view our employee video “Working for Midpen” on the Jobs page.


About the Positions: 

The HR Technician role will provide a great foundation for a candidate looking to learn and grow in the Human Resources field. The HR Technician handles routine employee inquiries and is knowledgeable about District policies and procedures. The HR Technician is responsible for processing new hires, separations, and benefits/payroll information with accuracy in the HRIS/Payroll system. Successful performance of work requires a basic understanding of an HRIS system and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high level of attention to detail. Must have experience with HRIS platforms and is able to quickly learn and adapt to new technology and information systems. The HR Technician will act as a liaison between employees and contracted benefit providers, assist with open enrollment and provide administrative support for a variety of other programs such as performance evaluations and workers compensation. The incumbent also provides recruitment support. For additional information about the position, review the Job Description on the District website.


The HR/Accounting Technician role is a great opportunity for a candidate who enjoys variety and is looking to learn and grow in both HR and Finance. The HR/Accounting Technician is flexible, easily splitting their time between the HR and Finance teams, working in both areas effectively, and assisting with day-to-day administrative support. In HR, the technician will provide support to the Training and Safety Program by completing data entry, filing, training support, assist in monitoring safety programs (such as ergonomics, hearing conservation, and respiratory protection), and provide other generalist level support similar to the full-time HR Technician.  In Finance, the technician will perform a variety of routine to complex administrative and technical duties related to accounts receivable/payable, payroll, and other accounting support duties. The HR/Accounting Technician will be working in the District’s financial system to process invoices and verify data and will have experience working with financial systems, with the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology and information systems. The incumbent also provides recruitment support.  For additional information about the position, review the Job Description on the District website.


Work Environment:  These positions are part of Administrative Services at the District’s offices in Los Altos, California and will work in an office environment.


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 required qualifications would be:


HR Technician

  • Equivalent to two (2) years of college coursework in human resources or business administration or related field and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources or closely related function.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel (mid-level) and working knowledge of HRIS/Payroll systems.
  • The ability to write, proofread, and format documents.
  • Knowledge of myCalPERS is highly desirable. 
  • An Associate’s of Bachelor’s degree is highly desirable.

HR/Accounting Technician

  • College-level coursework in in accounting or finance and three (3) years of experience in the maintenance of financial and accounting records.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (mid-level).
  • The ability to write, proofread, and format documents.
  • Knowledge of Cal/OSHA and safety programs is desirable. 
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is highly desirable.


Licenses & Certifications Required:  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.


Benefits:   The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.


How to Apply:  Apply online at  Application deadline is January 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit the following application materials:

1. Fully completed CalOpps employment application 

2. Cover Letter

3. Resume 

4. Supplemental Question Responses


The CalOpps system will only accept fully completed applications submitted by 5:00 p.m. on January 20th.

The District will not accept applications not fully completed by this deadline.


Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.


Recruitment Timeline:  We recommend applicants’ schedules be open during this timeframe for panel interviews:

First Interview: January 29 and 30, 2019

Final Interview/Written Exercise at our office in Los Altos: February 5, 2019









Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources department at

(650) 691-1200 or via email at   

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