Job ID #2429: Human Resources Officer

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PositionHuman Resources Officer
Salary$95,000 to $130,000
AgencyCity of Long Beach
The Human Resources Officer uses a high degree of accuracy, independent judgment and discretionary decision making with respect to policy interpretation, team-work planning, and various functional areas of human resources.
The position responsibilities include:
• Plans, manages, and performs a variety of complex and difficult professional level duties in support of the City’s human resources functions including talent acquisition, employee retention, employment processing, file management, employee relations, policies & procedures, position audits, and classification/compensation issues.
• Reviews, revises, updates and implements HR policies, procedures and best practices to ensure conformity with the City Personnel Ordinance, Salary Resolution, Organizational Ordinance, Memoranda of Understandings, Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Administrative Regulations, State and Federal laws, etc.
• Provides guidance and assistance to departments to ensure consistency in the application and compliance with policies and procedures, compensation issues, employee relations and constantly changing laws and regulations.
• Assists in the design, development, and delivery of strategic and operational HR services of the City.
• Reviews and enforces employment investigative processes and procedures for consistency.
• Ensures City practices, policies and procedures are up to date legally and that the changes are conveyed citywide.
• Provides effective supervision and leadership to staff and ensures that operational goals and objectives are being met.

The Ideal Candidate: has strong analytical abilities, administrative skills and is capable of strategic, balanced decision-making, and will implement policies, procedures, and processes through teamwork and collaboration. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of public personnel/HR administration, including employee relations, recruitment, classification and compensation, labor relations, progressive discipline, Civil Service employment, ADA/interactive process, EEO compliance, FMLA, FLSA and training and development.
• A working knowledge of federal and state employment and labor law, Civil Service Rules, human resources policies, and procedures and the ability to interpret for others complex guidelines, labor contracts, codes, regulations and policies and procedures.
• The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department managers, the Civil Service Commission, public officials, employees and their representatives, job applicants and the general public as well as the Human Resources staff.
• Excellent oral communications skills with groups and individuals.

Education: Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a directly related field. A Professional in Human Resources (PHR), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), and International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) Senior Certified Professional, is desired.
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resources. Experience in a supervisory or lead capacity and in working in a government setting is preferred.

Professional Attributes:
• Independent decision making, technical expertise, and exercises solid judgment, flexibility, creativity and resourcefulness.
• Engaging, collaborative, facilitative in nature, works well with Department staff in all positions.
• Action and results oriented, innovative, strategic, accepts accountability; energetic and customer service oriented.
• Comfortable working in a complex department with rapidly changing issues, needs, and challenges.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ethical with a high level of integrity.
Additional InformationSALARY + BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is $95,000 to $130,000 annually. Placement in the range will depend on qualifications. The City’s compensation package also includes an attractive benefits package that includes:

• Retirement – City offers CalPERS with a benefit of 2.5% @ 55 for Classic members or 2% at 62 for new members as defined by PEPRA, subject to the limitations set by PERS. The employee pays the employee portion. The City also participates in Social Security.
• Vacation – Twelve (12) days after one year of service; 15 days after four years, six months of service; 20 days after 19.5 years of service.
• Executive Leave – Forty (40) hours per year.
• Sick Leave – One day earned per month; unlimited accumulation; conversion upon retirement to cash credit toward health and/or dental insurance premiums, or to pension credits.
• Holidays – Nine designated holidays per year, plus four personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion.
• Transportation Allowance
• Health and Dental Insurance – The City offers an HMO and PPO option for health and dental insurance coverage. The City pays a major portion of the premium for employee and dependents depending on the health/dental plan selected.
• Life Insurance – City-paid term life insurance policy equal to three times annual salary to a maximum of $500,000.
• Disability – City-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
• Flexible Spending Account – Optional election for employees to reduce taxable income for payment of allowable childcare or medical expenses.
• Management Physical – Annual City-paid physical examination.
• Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan – Optional for employee contribution to a supplementary retirement savings program available through ICMA Retirement Corporation.
• Technology Allowance – Monthly phone stipend.
To Apply
The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 2, 2018. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter that reflects the scope and level of their current/most recent positions and responsibilities, and responses to supplemental questions. Online applications can be filed at

Incomplete applications or candidates who clearly do not meet the minimum requirements of the position will not be considered.

This information is available in an alternative format by request to the Department of Human Resources at (562) 570-6803. If you require an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in any phase of the application process, please request when submitting your application or call (562) 570-6803.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.