PURPOSE OF POSITION The Human Resources Analyst will develop, implement, administer, and provide strategic support for human resources programs including recruitment, benefits, compensation, classification, leaves of absence, workers' compensation, wellness, employee engagement, learning and development, performance management, diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor and employee relations. This position also assists with a variety of agency-wide initiatives. TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning May 13, 2022. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry level in the Human Resources Analyst series. At this level, assignments are generally limited in scope and are performed within a procedural framework established by higher-level employees. SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Receives supervision from assigned departmental management
No formal supervisory responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Coordinate and conduct recruitment and selection activities by using an applicant tracking system and job-related valid screening techniques to conform to federal and state laws and regulations.
Conduct classification and compensation studies and make recommendations, including job title, salary and job description changes.
Administer and educate employees on the Authority’s benefit programs, including but not limited to group health and welfare, disability and retirement.
Develop a wide variety of employee engagement and recognition programs.
Handle training administration by coordinating with vendors, scheduling and assembling training rooms, tracking participation and generating reports.
Analyze training needs through surveys, interviews with employees and managers, focus groups or consultation with instructors or vendors.
Monitor budget by tracking expenditures to ensure that they do not exceed the contract amount.
Provide logistical coordination and organize agency-wide meetings and special events, including scheduling and room set up.
Organize and plan orientation and training for new and existing employees.
Administer the agency’s public records request program, including coordinating and tracking responses, drafting responses and partnering with the legal department.
Manage workers' compensation claims by educating employees on the process, monitoring performance of the third-party claim’s administrator, assisting with the investigation of questionable cases, and assisting with return-to-work and ADA compliance programs.
Administer leaves of absence programs, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations (FMLA, CFRA, PDL, & ADA).
Conduct investigations of complaints and grievances and make recommendations for disciplinary and other actions.
Assist with labor negotiations, including compiling information, interpreting policy and procedures, and taking notes.
Consult with and provide guidance to managers and employees on the interpretation of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the SCRRA and a recognized employee organization.
Develop, review and update Human Resources policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and assist with the implementation agency wide.
Conduct research assignments, including gathering and analyzing data, generating system reports, and preparing recommendations for consideration by management.
Maintain centralized databases, including the Human Resources Information System.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in human resources administration or management, industrial relations or a related field.
A minimum of two (2) years related human resources experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
A Valid Class “C” California driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record of no more than 3 moving violations and no DUI’s within the last 3 years is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of:
HR principles and practices
State and Federal Employment laws
Employee benefits and related laws
Use of Microsoft Office
Use of Human Resources Information System
Use of learning management system
Communication both verbally and in writing
Plan and organize tasks
Understand and communicate with employees verbally and in writing
Research and assess data and produce accurate reports
Manage confidential data
Transition between a stationary position at a desk or work location and move about Metrolink facilities or other work site locations
Operate tools to perform the duties of the position, such as computers, office equipment and work-related machinery
Transport equipment or boxes up to 25lbs
Exchange ideas by means of communication
Visual acuity to detect, identify and observe employees or train movement and any barriers to movement when working on or near railroad tracks
Hear and perceive the nature of sounds when working on or near railroad tracks
Balance, ascend/descend, climb, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch or crawl within assigned working conditions and or locations
Working Conditions Position requires work in a normal office or similar indoor environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at construction sites, Railroad Track and Right-of-Way environments, and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises (85+ decibels, such as heavy trucks, construction, etc.)
Selection Process: Following a review of resumes and/or applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. Eligible applicants will be notified of the exact time and place of assessments and interview. Candidates will be interviewed to determine their relative knowledge, skills and ability in job related areas. Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a reference check, including degree verification and criminal records check provided through SCRRA/Metrolink.
Internal Candidates: Employees with active discipline as defined in the HR Policy No. 5.3 Positive Discipline Program and/or with performance that does not meet the standard for "meets expectations" as defined in the Performance Planning and Appraisal Process may be precluded from consideration and placement in the position.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the SCRRA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
The SCRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/ADA