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Human Resources Specialist I & II

Los Angeles Unified School District

Los Angeles, California
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Job Details

Who We Are

We are Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the United States. Our contributions here impact our number one customers - the 600,000 plus K-12 students of LAUSD. With over 1,000 job titles to choose from, build your rewarding career here by joining nearly 30,000 employees, and achieve new levels of success in your career!

Who We Are Looking For

Human Resources Specialists (HR Specialists) are part of a team that promotes talent management strategies within the District. Specialists work to support talent management goals for teachers, District administrators, and our business services workforce. HR Specialists perform professional-level technical and analytical work in areas including classification and compensation, talent acquisition/recruitment, employment assessment and selection, staff development and training, performance management, and employee relations.

Salary schedule: up to $72,600 annually PLUS a comprehensive benefits package (see below)

What This Position Does

Specialists will be involved in exciting projects that may include:

  • Managing full lifecycle recruitment strategies to attract highly skilled candidates to fill diverse job classifications; identifying innovative and creative sourcing strategies to create a pipeline of high caliber talent for LAUSD; and cultivating branding strategies to attract a highly skilled workforce
  • Consulting with business partners and identifying assessment needs to find highly skilled candidates to fill critical jobs within the District; designing and planning the administration of employment selection tools and tests; and analyzing assessment tools to ensure their validity
  • Maintaining a standardized and equitable job classification system by studying and evaluating positions within the District and accurately classifying them; determining pay in relation to both internal alignment and salaries for comparable jobs within other organizations; and providing ongoing updates of LAUSD job classification specifications
  • Conducting training needs assessments; planning, coordinating, and facilitating training and development programs; and analyzing data to determine the impact and effectiveness of training programs
  • Providing analytical support in the planning, development, implementation and administration of performance management processes, programs and initiatives; collecting and analyzing data relating to these program and reporting on the findings; and developing and implementing a communication plan introducing and updating audiences about the program
  • Conducting investigations into disciplinary matters; overseeing the discipline, demotion or dismissal process for employees; and advising others on conducting progressive discipline

Please note: The duties listed above are not exhaustive. To learn more about this position, please visit

What We Provide

  • Insurance: District paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, vision plans for you and your dependents (at no added cost), and life insurance plans.
  • Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS).
  • Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation to start. Three weeks after five years of year-round paid service.
  • Paid Holidays: 12 days.


What We Expect

Education: Graduation from a recognized (accredited) college or university, preferably with a major in human resources, personnel, public or business administration, or one of the behavioral sciences.


Human Resources Specialist I: Professional/Technical experience in the field of Human Resources is highly desirable. Successful candidates will be those who show a commitment to the field of Human Resources and will have completed courses in human resources, public administration, or a directly related field (a degree in Human Resources Management is desirable) and/or will have previous professional human resources experience. Additionally, they will possess a sophisticated understanding of technology.

Human Resource Specialist II: Six months of experience as a Human Resources Specialist I or one year of technical human resources experience in professional human resource functions. A master's degree in human resources, personnel, or public administration, or one of the behavioral sciences may be substituted for six months of the required technical experience.

It is anticipated that successful candidates will possess a degree in human resources or a directly related field (a master's degree is highly desirable) and will have previous professional human resources experience in one or more of the following areas: talent acquisition (recruitment), employment assessment, performance management, classification and compensation, employee relations, and/or staff development and training. Additionally, they will possess a sophisticated understanding of technology.

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