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Human Resources Analyst

Palos Verdes Library District

Rolling Hills Estates, California 90274
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  • HR Generalist
  • Health, Safety, Security
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment/Recruitment
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Human Resources Analyst
The Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) is seeking a well-rounded, talented Human Resources professional to join our team as a Human Resources Analyst.

The successful candidate will be an experienced human resources generalist with strong organizational and administrative skills who can play a key role in the success of the organization by offering guidance on recruitment, performance management, employee relations, human resources policies, best practices and by facilitating a positive and inclusive workplace culture.

The Human Resources Analyst, under general supervision, performs a variety of professional functions related to the development and administration of human resources programs and services. The Human Resources Analyst analyzes and administers PVLD’s human resources systems, such as recruitment, selection, employee orientation, performance management, safety training, workers’ compensation, and personnel recordkeeping. The Human Resources Analyst plays a key role in supporting effective employee relations, supports PVLD’s labor negotiations and related activities, and provides complex professional human resources assistance to PVLD management and staff.

The Palos Verdes Library District is a nationally recognized, award-winning public library system that operates three libraries and a teen Annex serving the 68,000 residents of the four cities on the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. We collaborate with our community to create environments for learning and inspiration, and to share the unique history of the Peninsula.

As an Independent Special District, the District’s $8 million budget is funded primarily by a dedicated allocation of local property taxes, and is governed by a publicly elected Board of Library Trustees. We have a creative and engaged staff, a large and dedicated volunteer corps, and our Friends of the Library provide over $300,000 of financial support annually.

Located 15 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport, the Palos Verdes Peninsula is known for its excellent schools, stunning coastline, quiet neighborhoods, and its open space and outdoor recreation facilities- all within close proximity to the urban amenities of the greater Los Angeles area.


CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES: Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.                                                                                                                                   



Education, License, and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

A degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, human resources, public safety, risk management, or a related field and four (4) years increasingly responsible administrative experience in designing, developing, and implementing human resources programs. Experience in unionized professional workplaces and/or with public sector workplaces is desirable.  Certification as a Professional in Human Resources from the Society of Human Resource Management is desirable.  Must possess and maintain a valid California class C driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.


Knowledge of: 

  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public, volunteers, vendors, contractors, and District staff, in person and over the telephone.
  • Management principles and practices, including goal setting and program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of human resources in a public agency setting, including recruitment and selection, equal employment opportunity, and employee orientation; job analysis and classification; compensation and benefit analysis and administration; employee and labor relations, including negotiations and the interpretation of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of occupational health and safety management and program administration.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • General principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area.
  • Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and sources of information related to the area of assignment.
  • Record keeping principles and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.  

Ability to:  

  • Plan, organize, administer, coordinate, review, and evaluate a comprehensive public agency human resources program.
  • Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards for the human resources division.
  • Administer programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide for the selection, motivation, and work evaluation of staff.
  • Provide for the training and professional development of staff.
  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards and internal controls for the department.
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with District policies and procedures, complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
  • Effectively represent the department and the District in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with individuals.
  • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

 Working Conditions 

May be required to work flexible schedules including evenings, weekends and holidays.  

Compensation and Benefits 

The annual salary range for the position is Salary Range 54, currently $75,509.15 - $94,300.58. Initial placement is usually at Step 1 of the designated salary range. The District offers an excellent benefits package that includes: health, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability insurance; life insurance; participation in the CalPERS retirement plan (formula dependent on date of enrollment); social security; employee-funded deferred compensation plans; 7 paid holidays per year, plus 7 floating personal holidays; 10 to 20 vacations days per year depending on years of service; tuition reimbursement program. 

This posting will close at 5:00 p.m. on April 14, 2017. Interested individuals should submit a resume, cover letter, references and supplemental questionnaire answers (electronically preferred) to: 

Palos Verdes Library District
Julie Mattix, Director of Finance & Administration
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
310-377-9584 x 246 

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Interested individuals should submit a resume, cover letter, references and supplemental questionnaire answers.

Supplemental Questionnaire: 

1. What is the most difficult work related situation have you been in and how did you resolve it? 

2. Tell us about your experience with Union negotiations. 

3. What do you like best about being a Human Resource professional? 

The Palos Verdes Library District does not make employment decisions based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or physical handicap, except when such qualifications are appropriate occupational qualifications. In addition, the District abides by a nepotism policy which may preclude an applicant from being hired if the District employs a relative. The District makes reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, considering each situation on an individual basis. Please make direct requests for accommodation to Human Resources. Finally, please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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