Saturday, August 13, 2022

Human Resources Analyst, Zone 7

Recruitment #22-4909-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted online.


DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY

Zone 7 Water Agency supplies treated drinking water to retailers serving approximately 260,000 residents and businesses in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and, through special agreement with the Dublin San Ramon Services District, the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon. Zone 7 also supplies untreated irrigation water (mostly to vineyards) and provides flood protection to eastern Alameda County.

For more information regarding the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, please visit their website at http://www.zone7water.com.

THE POSITION

Under general supervision the incumbent performs complex and varied technical, professional, and confidential work required to administer Zone 7 Water Agency human resources programs, including recruitment, and staffing; classification and compensation; workforce/training, planning and development; assists with employee and labor relations; performs research and analysis and makes appropriate recommendations; advises Agency departments/sections related to assigned aspects of human resources programs and activities; and performs related work as required.    

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: Human Resources Analyst, Zone 7 (#4909)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER  

Experience:  

The equivalent of three (3) years of full-time experience in the classification of Human Resources Technician, or higher-level classification in the Alameda County classified service performing human resources related activities.

 OR

Education:  

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources management, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field.

AND

Experience:  

The equivalent of three (3) years of full-time professional level experience in human resources management or administration, or a related field. 

Substitution:   Additional professional level experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

License:   Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.  

NOTE:         The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:  
 
  • Public human resources administration including job analysis and position classification, conducting job audits, wage and salary administration, recruitment and personnel selection, employer-employee relations, and training.
  • Federal, State and local laws, rules and guidelines relating to the hiring process and other areas of personnel related activities including Equal Employment Opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Workforce assessment techniques and employment policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Successful recruiting strategies to attract diverse and high caliber candidates.
  • Performance management and appraisal methods.
  • Techniques to assess training program effectiveness, including use of applicable metrics.
  • Labor relations laws, practices, and trends.
  • Progressive discipline.
  • Grievance resolution.
  • Consultative and coaching skills with supervisors and managers.
  • Investigative and interview techniques.  

Ability to:  

  • Conducts complex research projects on a wide variety of human resource topics, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports correspondences, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Interpret, explain, and ensure compliance with Agency policies and procedures; laws; codes; regulations; and ordinances.
  • Effectively represent the Agency and its departments in meetings with governmental agencies, contractors, vendors, and various businesses, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information. 
  • Maintain accurate files and records.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; set priorities and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software application programs.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgement within general policy and legal guidelines in all situations.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. Review of candidates' application to verify possession of minimum requirements.  Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. A review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score.  The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.  

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness, and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work. 

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN 
Deadline for Filing:                                                                                                                       5:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2022
Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:  by August 5, 2022
Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified: by August 17, 2022 
Oral Examination*:  Week of August 29, 2022
*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.   Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes. 

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @jobaps.com, acgov.org and Noreply@jobaps.com as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box Noreply@jobaps.com are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions, please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Erika Beams, Human Resources Analyst 
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
Email Address Link: ERIKA.BEAMS@ACGOV.ORG  Phone: 510-272-6393
www.acgov.org/hrs


DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.