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Senior Human Resources Analyst

Modesto Irrigation District


Location:
Modesto, California 95354
Date:
08/25/2017
2017-08-252017-09-24
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Training/Development
  • HR Generalist
Modesto Irrigation District
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Job Details

The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time vacancy in the Human Resources Division to plan, organize and supervise a variety of activities in support of the District's human resources functions including classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, employee benefits and leave administration, interactive process for disability accommodations, workers' compensation administration, and employee development; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Any Qualified Individual May Apply. This is an exempt position and is represented by the Modesto Irrigation District Employees Association. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Senior Human Resources Analyst vacancies within the District that may occur through August 25, 2018.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for the performance of various professional and technical human resources activities; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in the performance of professional and technical human resources activities, including, but not limited to the maintenance of the District's classification and compensation plan, development and implementation of recruitment and selection activities, and development and implementation of employee development programs.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for equipment, materials, supplies, and services; monitor and control expenditure.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures and conduct performance evaluations.
  • Perform complex employee relations activities; perform detailed analysis of data; plan and implement solutions and strategies to resolve grievances and other employee relations issues.
  • Facilitate collaborative processes with managers, individuals or work groups to develop plans and strategies to achieve performance goals; manage the impact of change; and build effective working relationships.
  • Participate in workplace investigations; recommend and implement resolution strategies, and prepare associated reports of findings; provide consultation to managers and supervisors; analyze complaint trends and develop recommendations for specific training or other remedial action as appropriate.
  • Conduct the disability leave and job accommodation interactive process using strong problem solving skills; analyze essential job functions as compared to restrictions; develop recommendations for on-the-job accommodations; consult and coordinate with appropriate decision makers the ability to accommodate and document the interactive process.
  • Assist in the District's workers' compensation program.
  • Utilize human resource information systems and various office software to accurately generate various ad hoc reports to meet District needs; compose professional and accurate written reports using sound research techniques and reaching reasonable conclusions.
  • Design, develop, update, conduct and oversee the delivery of in-house training to District employees on various human resource management issues.
  • Interpret and explain provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding, other District policies and regulations, and other state and federal laws related to personnel administration to employees, supervisors and others; respond to requests for information and assistance from employees, management, outside agencies and the public.
  • Research and analyze legislation and federal and state regulations for their effect on personnel functions.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, outside agencies, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Requirements

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

ExperienceFive years of increasingly responsible experience performing professional human resources activities, preferably within a public agency; including one year providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel.

Education:  Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major course work in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a related field.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public sector human resources management.
  • Methods associated with investigating and analyzing technical human resources issues and problems.
  • Research and statistical analysis practices.
  • Principles and practices of project management including planning, organizing, coordinating, scheduling, and overseeing of project process. 
  • Principles of technical report preparation.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Pertinent local, state and federal laws, ordinances and rules.
  • Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service.

Ability to:

  • Organize and implement various human resources activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent local, state, federal and District and department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget. 
  • Collect, research, analyze, evaluate, and interpret a variety of complex statistical and narrative information and data and make sound recommendations. 
  • Recognize, identify, and resolve conflict or problems of a sensitive or political nature.
  • Perform accurate mathematical and statistical calculations. 
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Special Requirement: Possession of a California Class C driver license.

Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application.  A resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled.  Screening of applications will begin on or after, Friday, September 15, 2017.  Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration.
 
Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; (2) supervisor assessment center; and (3) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors.  The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process.
 
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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