Job ID #2492: Lead Human Resources Analyst

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PositionLead Human Resources Analyst
Salary$89,130.72 - $119,443.68 Annually
AgencyContra Costa County
DescriptionISSUE DATE: 02/08/19
Contra Costa County recognizes that our employees are our strongest and greatest asset. The Human Resources Department has a staff of just over 50 employees organized into three (3) service units that provide services to County Departments, employees, and the public.
Human Resources team members work in collaboration with one another and the County Administrator's Office to provide central human resources services and oversight to 24 County departments. In order to provide the best human resources services to our partners and clients, we strive to recruit motivated, forward-thinking, results-driven HR staff.
This is an exciting time to join Contra Costa County!
Over the past three years, we have been actively upgrading our two core HRIS, Peoplesoft and NeoGov, to streamline processes, produce actionable data, and improve outcomes. In addition, we are actively working to identify innovative and creative approaches to add value and provide high quality services to our County partners and the public.
A successful Lead HR Analyst will be a skilled professional who is committed to bringing out the best in others, leading and being the change, and who is able to provide guidance and support without dictating a specific solution.
We are looking for someone who is:
Analytical and data driven. You will be responsible for collecting and analyzing various HR metrics, and making recommendations to improve and optimize human resources activities for the County.
Creative! You will need to be able to understand the challenges faced in hiring and recommend innovative ways to assess applicants and shorten time-to-hire to ensure the best qualified candidates are available for our hiring managers.
Interested in learning and developing their career. In addition to recruitment and classification work, you will have the opportunity to propose a variety of special projects and pilot programs that will challenge you to develop your skills and learn more about our agency.
Customer focused. Your role will require you to understand your customer's operational needs and to be responsive and proactive when addressing those needs.
A strong relationship builder with excellent communication skills. You will be expected to create an environment where your team will strive and thrive, establish relationships across many departments at all levels of the organization, and ensure that a consistent message is communicated to a variety of audiences.
Organized and results-driven. You will need to balance your own work and multiple assignments and priorities for your assigned team in a fast-paced environment.
Tentative Recruitment Schedule
Tentative Multiple-Choice Test: March 11-13, 2019
Tentative Structured Interviews: Week of April 1, 2019
Tentative Final Selection Interviews: Week of April 8, 2019
Target Start Date: Early to mid-May 2019
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Leading a team of Human Resources analysts, technicians, and assistants by coordinating the work of the team and ensuring the integrity of the work is maintained and performance agreements are met.
  • Conducting complex recruitment, assessment, and classification work.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of County Human Resources programs, policies, processes, and team effectiveness; identifying areas for improvement and innovation, and proposing solutions.
  • Helping to develop strategies to create career ladders, increase employee engagement, improve employee retention, and building an inclusive, high-trust organizational culture.
  • Providing guidance and interpretation to County departmental human resources staff on human resources policies, procedures, rules and regulations, and on workforce planning, organizational design and development.
A few reasons you might love this job:
Your work will have a direct impact on the County's ability to provide important public services.
You are looking to develop your leadership skills without the full responsibility of a supervisor. 
You will be challenged daily.You will work with people who are passionate about their work, and focused on continuous improvement and innovation.
You're seeking an opportunity to contribute to an effort to redefine public sector merit-system hiring.
A few challenges you might face in this job:
You will be joining an organization that is in the early stages of updating and modernizing several business practices and technologies. This will require persistence and tenacity to help keep change moving forward in an environment where some are already experiencing change fatigue.
Your customers will include some people with difficult personalities and/or high expectations.
You will need to learn to navigate through complex, sometimes outdated and conflicting rules, policies and labor agreements to assist others in reaching operational objectives.
Additional Information
License Required: Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License, or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible full-time human resources experience performing recruitment and assessment, classification and compensation and/or organizational development work. Experience working in a public sector agency is highly desirable.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from a college or university with a major in human resources management, business, industrial psychology, public administration or closely related field.
1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
3. Multiple Choice Test: Tentatively scheduled for March 11-13, 2019. Candidates will be evaluated on necessary knowledge and skills that may include: the ability to collect and analyze data, draw logical conclusions, and make sound recommendations; the ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations; and the ability to communicate effectively in writing.
4. Structured Interviews: Tentatively scheduled for week of April 1, 2019. Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas.
5. Final Selection Interviews: Tentatively scheduled for week of April 8, 2019.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.