Saturday, October 16, 2021

Human Resources Technician

Probation Department

Recruitment #RT-0278-05

Introduction

This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.

Reinstatement:
Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Transfer:
You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Voluntary Demotion:
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

DESCRIPTION


THE DEPARTMENT:

 


The Alameda County Probation Department is an essential element of the County’s system of public protection and human services. The Department’s role is to reduce the impact of crime in the community by providing accurate, comprehensive and timely information and recommendations to the Courts, providing community-based sanctions and treatment for offenders, and working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and community organizations with similar objectives. The Department provides a wide range of mandated and discretionary investigative, advisory, and supervisory services to adult and juvenile probationers pursuant to State law and the County Charter.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following competency:

§ Proficient computer skills (Word, Outlook, Excel);

§ Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

§ Knowledgeable in human resources policies, procedures, and practices;

§ Works with a variety of task simultaneously and prioritize multiple tasks;

§ Perform detailed work accurately;

§ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, the public, and other agencies; and

§ Knowledge of basic interviewing techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

The equivalent of one year of full time experience as a Specialist Clerk I or equivalent or higher level class in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) working with County personnel policies, procedures and practices which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the abilities and knowledge listed below.

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management & Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.

OR II

The equivalent of two years of full time experience working with personnel policies, procedures, and practices in a human resources operation of a large organization which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the abilities and knowledge listed below. (Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Human Resources may be substituted for one of the required two years of experience.)

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 AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

• Current trends in human resources policies, procedures and practices.
• English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
• Basic mathematics and statistics.
• Operation of office machines and equipment, including personal computers and word
• Processing and spreadsheet software.
• Basic interviewing techniques.

Ability to:

• Learn to perform human resources related statistical computations.
• Establish and maintain record-keeping procedures and systems.
• Understand and follow oral and written directions.
• Gather and evaluate relevant information.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, the public and other agencies.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Perform detailed work accurately.
• Compile and analyze data and reach logical conclusions.
• Work with a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize multiple tasks.
• Conduct fact-finding interviews.
• Make public presentations.

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

TO APPLY:

To apply, please contact Donna Hom at 510-208-1143, or by email dohom@acgov.org 

You are encouraged to apply immediately as this posting is open until filled and may close at anytime.

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.