City of Carson-Human Resource Specialist

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Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree in personnel or human resources administration, public administration or related educational field and one year of paid full-time subprofessional experience in a governmental agency's human resources or personnel department.  Experience and/or education in a related field may be substituted on a year for year basis.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic Human Resources principles and practices.
  • Methods and techniques for recordkeeping.
  • Basic research methodologies.
  • Basic functions and structure of municipal government.
  • Basic purchasing practices.
  • Correct English usage and arithmetic.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Modern office techniques practices procedures and equipment.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Interpret policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Organize and prioritize work.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Operate standard office equipment including a computer and related software applications.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Collect data.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and deal tactfully with the public.

License and/or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license.  Employees in this classification will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Positions in this class normally:

  • Require vision (which may be corrected) to read small print.
  • Require mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and finger manipulation.
  • Perform work which is primarily sedentary, involves sitting most of the time.
  • Is subject to inside environmental conditions and occasional outside environmental conditions.
  • May be required to work at a computer terminal for prolonged periods.
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.
Applications will be screened and evaluated for relevant training and experience.  Applications must be complete, and include any and all required documents. Only those applicants determined to be among the most qualified may be invited to participate in the selection process which will consist of the following sections:
  • Supplemental Questionnaire, no weight 
  • Written/Performance exam, weighted 50%
  • Oral exam, weighted at 50%
The Human Resources & Risk Management Department reserves the right to adjust, modify, delete and/or change the above exam types and/or weights.

Supplemental questionnaires are used to evaluate applicant’s indicated abilities with the ideal candidate profile. Applicants must achieve a cut-off score of 70% or above on the written, performance and oral examination to be placed on the eligibility list. Passing the written, performance and oral examination does not guarantee an invitation to the selection interview. The Human Resources & Risk Management Department reserves the right to invite those amongst the highest scoring to the next phase of the recruitment.

Revisions to a testing component during a recruitment process can be made at the discretion of the Human Resources & Risk Management Department.  Applicants will be notified by email if a revision is made. An eligibility list will be established in accordance with the City's Personnel Rules, Rule VI, Employment List Procedures.

The City of Carson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call Human Resources for assistance at (310) 952-1736.

Any offer of employment, or acceptance of an employment offer, is contingent upon passing live scan, background check and other tests.  All new employees are required to take a loyalty oath.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.  Any provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.  All statements made on the job application are subject to investigation and/or verification.  Inaccurate and/or false statements will be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligibility list or discharge from employment.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This recruitment is open to promotional, internal and external candidates, who meet and/or exceed the stated qualifications.

Please do not use your City of Carson email address as part of this application.  You must indicate a personal email address in order to receive communications and/or notices from Human Resources throughout the recruitment process.

City of Carson
(310) 952-1736
701 E. Carson Street

Carson, California, 90745