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The City of Torrance is currently seeking a dynamic Senior Human Resources Analyst with exceptional customer service skills to join the Human Resources Division of the City Manager's Office.
Mission Statement: "To Attract, Develop and Retain an Exceptional Workforce in Partnership with City Departments."
The Human Resources Division: Our Human Resources Division is proud to partner with the City Manager's Office to develop strategic business solutions and collaborate with our City Departments to attract, develop and retain an effective workforce that delivers high quality services to the Torrance community. As a progressive organization that strives towards innovation and best practices within the HR profession, the unit is seeking a career-oriented team player to complement it's HR Team in supporting our diverse departments.
The Position: The Senior Human Resources Analyst will serve as a business partner and technical expert by interpreting and applying HR regulations, policies, and practices in the areas of recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, and employee relations. Maintaining confidentiality with highly sensitive matters; developing collaborative and effective work relationships; analytical orientation; strong writing and oral communication skills; and ability to work autonomously while managing multiple projects are critical traits for a candidate that will thrive in our environment.
Human Resources Analysts have departmental assignments and act as the point of contact and resource for assigned departments. This position will work in partnership with the Public Works Department, but may be required to assist with other Human Resources Division assignments.
The Senior Human Resources Analyst in the Public Works Department must work independently to perform a wide variety of tasks with emphasis on talent acquisition and employee relations functions such as: assist the department with disciplinary actions; review and provide assistance with employee performance evaluations; leave administration; coach employees and supervisors; mediate conflict; interpret and apply City policy, applicable Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), as well as state and federal labor laws; and provide professional guidance and advice to all levels of the organization on a daily basis. Must have strong interpersonal, analytical and writing skills.
Any combination of education and experience that would have provided the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in industrial/organizational psychology, public or business administration, political science, or a related field and two years of experience in one or more of the following personnel areas: classification and compensation, benefits, employee and labor relations, recruitment and selection, training, or personnel policy and procedure development.
May be required to work evenings during scheduled City Council or Civil Service Commission Meetings.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Two (2) or more years of increasingly responsible human resources experience in the following areas: recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, and employee relations.
Effective problem solving and general administrative skills;
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills;
Strong consultation and conflict resolution skills;
A sound foundation in interpreting and applying ordinances, rules and policies in a public sector personnel system;
Awareness of political sensitivities;
Familiarity with merit system principles in personnel selection;
One or more human resources certifications or completion of training programs (IPMA-HR, HRCI, SHRM, CALPELRA, NPELRA).
HOW TO APPLY & EXAM PROCESS
Interested candidates must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs. The application filing period opens Monday, July 15, 2019 and closes Friday, July 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Only those candidates who best meet the City and Department's needs will be invited to participate in the examination process, which will consist of the following components:
Written Exam – Qualifying (Tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, August 13, 2019) Performance Exercise – 50% (Tentatively scheduled on Thursday, August 29 2019) Panel Interview - 50% (Tentatively scheduled on Thursday, August 29, 2019)
Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources prior to the exam dates.
As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract, and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.