5/30/2018 12:52:51 PM 396

$125,321.77 - $189,684.48 Annually
Los Angeles County, CA

HUMAN R  Job Number


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP): This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

The County of Los Angeles offers one of the strongest public-sector benefit packages in the nation which includes a Cafeteria Benefit Plan, Contributory Defined Benefit Retirement Plan, matched 401(k) Savings and Deferred Compensation & Thrift Plans, 12 paid Holidays, 10 paid leave days with an option to buy one to 20 more, and flexible work schedules. 

Directs the planning, development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive integrated human resources program for a large size County department; and ensures departmental compliance with local, County, State and Federal personnel and employment related laws and regulations.  

Positions allocable to this class typically report to an administrative deputy or higher-level executive manager and are responsible for planning, directing, administering and evaluating all human resource functions for a large size County Department with very extensive human resources operations and activities.  This responsibility includes the management and direct oversight of departmental human resources functions including policy development and application, examination and recruitment, classification and salary administration, employee relations, staff development, performance management, discipline and advocacy, benefits and retirement, Workers' Compensation and Return-to-Work programs, personnel operations and personnel records, and other human resources functional areas.  In addition, positions assist executive level managers in the development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental short and long term human resources related strategic goals and objectives; and provide strategic direction and recommendations to executive management on personnel management issues that impact departmental organizational structure, operations, and programs.  Departmental Human Resources Manager III positions are distinguished by a combination of factors including the size and complexity of departmental operations, employee population, number of occupational groups and classifications, and extent of authority in determining complex departmental human resources policies and procedures, and extensive employee relation activities. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the work of sections in broad human resources program areas such as recruitment and selection, classification and salary administration, discipline and advocacy, and employee relations; ensures the operations and human resources services are effectively integrated with the service needs of the department and operations of other divisions.
  • Develops and implements human resources program strategies and initiatives to accomplish short and long-range planning objectives and recommends administrative, operational and systems improvements to enhance effectiveness and integrity.
  • Evaluates and directs changes to department-wide personnel policies and practices to comply with local, State and Federal personnel/employment laws and personnel rules and labor contracts.
  • Advises management, supervisors and employees on the appropriate application of personnel policies, standards, regulations, procedures and practices.
  • Develops procedures for handling employee problems and arranges for specialized assistance for employees as needed.
  • Administers department-wide performance management programs within the framework established by the Department of Human Resources, and acts as liaison with the staff of the Department of Human Resources on appeals on ratings, actions to discharge or reduce probationers, evaluation procedures, and procedures for reporting ratings. 
  • Administers and coordinates departmental advocacy operations and activities, ensures the appropriate preparation and presentation of cases involving department disciplinary actions and charges of discrimination which may be appealed to the Civil Service Commission.
  • Ensures that departmental positions are properly classified, initiates classification studies, screens study requests from operating divisions, provides results of studies to the Chief Executive Office for approval, and transmits classification decisions to supervisors and employees.
  • Administers a decentralized examining program, including examination bulletin preparation, application processing, development and administration of examination components and preparation of eligible lists in accordance with Civil Service Rules and Department of Human Resources policies and procedures.

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OPTION 1:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree* in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or a closely related field -AND- Two years of highly responsible experience supervising professional-level staff conducting technical human resources work in areas such as recruitment and selection, discipline/advocacy, classification, and/or, employee relations; one year of which must have been at the level of the County of Los Angeles class of Administrative Services Manager III,** Principal Analyst, Human Resources,*** Section Manager, Administration, ISD,**** or higher. 

OPTION 2:  Five years of highly responsible administrative experience***** performing the more difficult technical human resources work; two years of which must have been supervising professional-level staff conducting technical human resources work in areas such as recruitment and selection, discipline/advocacy, classification, and/or employee relations, one year of which must have been at the level of the County of Los Angeles class of Administrative Services Manager III,** Principal Analyst, Human Resources,*** Section Manager, Administration, ISD,**** or higher. 

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

2 - Light.  Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting.  Considerable walking may be involved. 

**Experience at the level of Administrative Services Manager III is defined as experience directing a section composed of multiple units responsible for providing administrative services which directly impact the management of major departmental programs and administrative operations. Incumbents are responsible for directing, through subordinate professional administrative supervisors, a section composed of multiple units responsible for providing professional administrative services in such areas as human resources.

***Experience at the level of Principal Analyst, Human Resources is defined as experience having immediate responsibility for major programs providing operating departments with professional services in administration of Countywide human resources programs, such as compensation, examining, classification, benefits administration, appeals and advocacy.

****Experience at the level of Section Manager, Administration, Internal Services Department (ISD) is defined as experience managing the activities of an administrative section of ISD responsible for a variety of tasks in Finance, Human Resources, Planning and Administration (PLAD), Purchasing and Central Services, and ISD-Wide Support.  

*****Highly responsible administrative experience is defined as experience involving the application of a substantial body of knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices applicable to human resources.  Employees engaged in this type of work exercise analytical ability, judgment, discretion, and personal responsibility in the performance of advanced-level human resources work.

Professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) or International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), or an equivalent generalist professional certificate from a professional human resources organization.

Additional Information


This examination will consist of four (4) parts:
PART I:  A multiple choice test measuring deductive reasoning, director potential, director judgment, leadership professionalism, drive for results, building relationships, self-motivation and business acumen. 

PART II:  A multiple choice test measuring verbal ability and reading comprehension.

The combined score of Part I and II is weighted at 55%. 

Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or higher on the combined score of Part I and Part II in order to proceed to Part III.

PART III: A writing assessment measuring English structure and content, written expression, and prioritizing information, weighted 15%.

Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or higher on Part III in order to advance to Part IV.

PART IV:  An evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) measuring professional knowledge and experience, weighted 30%. 


Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Invitation letters for the multiple choice test, writing assessment  and T&E will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address. Please add oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. 

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail.  Written scores cannot be given over the phone.
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit."  Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.  You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

Applicants that have taken identical test part(s) for this or any other exam within the last 12 months, will have their multiple choice test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.  This includes any exams taken with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation.

The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in various departments of the County of Los Angeles as they occur.


Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PDT, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.  

In order to receive credit for any certification and/or degrees, you MUST attach a legible copy of certificate, diploma or official transcripts at the time of filing (preferred), or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents at the time of filing, you must email to oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing.  Please include exam number and exam title. 

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:  Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.  Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:  For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:  All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password.  Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADACoordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Olga Arteaga
Department Contact Phone: 

(213) 351-2936
Department Contact Email: oarteaga@hr.lacounty.gov