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The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

Starting salary up to $111,267/Annually and a competitive total compensation package!
A 2.5% salary increase effective April 2022
A 2.5% salary increase effective July 2023
11 paid holidays annually, plus 2 to 3 “floating” holidays per year depending on years of service
$500 annually for wellness

Due to a recent retirement, we look forward to welcoming an HR Analyst who will bring a positive, collaborative approach to HR best practice change initiatives in recruitment, benefits and leave administration, onboarding, and performance management.

The Benefits of City Employment
In addition to offering a challenging, rewarding work environment and excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice of three health plans, a flexible spending program, employer contributions to a Retiree Health Savings plan, and top of the line employer paid vision and dental coverage. More information regarding benefits associated with this position can be found on our Miscellaneous Employee Benefits Page.

About the Position
Human Resources Analysts provide a full array of HR services, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation analysis, HR policy administration, and leave administration guidance. This position may also assist the City’s labor negotiators by conducting research and data analysis as needed.

Our ideal candidate will have:

Working knowledge of HR Analyst generalist duties, such as benefits administration, leave management, recruitment and classification, performance management, employee discipline, and labor relations
The proven ability to collaborate with a wide variety of employees, departments, leadership teams, external stakeholders, and vendors
Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
A highly organized, analytical, and influential skillset
Flexibility, and an aptitude for change management
In addition, experience in public agency HR and/or unionized environments is highly desirable.

Please complete a thoughtful, thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission. As part of the selection process, your responses to these questions will be scored using criteria specific to this position. Incomplete responses, or responses such as “See Resume” may not be considered.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:

Provide technical human resources support and guidance to employees, managers, supervisors, outside agencies and the public on such matters as employee relations issues, performance management, employee development and training, personnel records, alternative dispute resolution, grievances, reasonable accommodation, interpretation of memorandum of understanding, City policies and procedures, the Personnel Rules and Regulations and the discipline process;
Understand, interpret and apply city, state, and federal human resources laws, rules and regulations;
Plan, schedule and coordinate  recruitment and examination activities for a variety of job classifications;
Develop, administer, score, analyze and evaluate written, oral and performance tests and related assessments;
Perform classification and compensation and analysis of individual positions, classes, and series of classes;
Write and revise class specifications;
Participate in organization and staffing studies of City departments;
Prepare agenda items for the City Council;
Gather, tabulate, and analyze survey data to make recommendations and prepare reports;
Convene and facilitate interest-based problem solving meetings to resolve human resources-related issues;
Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of new or revised human resources policies or programs;
Conduct research and analysis on human resources issues;
Conduct meet and confer sessions with employee groups on job description and salary recommendations and other human resources activities;
Develop and present training programs on human resources related topics;
Provide support for labor negotiations activities including attending meetings, explaining and defending complex survey data, note taking, research, and responding to requests for information;
Provides advice and support to assigned department in performance management, discipline procedures and employee investigations;
Coordinate and participate in special projects or programs as assigned.

Additional Duties
In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties Section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.

Conduct and oversee investigations of allegations of harassment or discrimination and advise department managers;
and perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of: Fundamental principles and practices of job analysis, recruitment and testing, classification, total compensation, and employee relations in a public agency setting; current federal and state laws and regulations related to human resources administration; interest-based problem solving methods and techniques; principles of organizational development and management; practices of preparing effective reports, procedures, correspondence statistical concepts and methods.

Ability to: Communicate effectively orally to gather information, explain policies or procedures and persuade others to accept or adopt recommendations; interact tactfully and effectively with others at all levels of the organization, as well as with individuals from outside City service; proactively identify significant personnel issues and formulate reasonable conclusions and effective solutions; prepare narrative reports and recommendations clearly, concisely, logically and convincingly; comprehend and draw inferences from written material; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data soundly and impartially; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, managers, outside agencies and the public; make effective presentations to groups; work effectively and manage projects under deadline pressure; conduct and oversee investigations, determine methodologies, and obtain basic data necessary to evaluate solutions to complex problems and issues with multiple variables; operate a computer using word processing, applicant tracking and spreadsheet software applications.

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience – Sufficient years of general human resources administration experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above;
Education – Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major study in human resources administration, business administration, public administration or a closely related field. Human Resources Certification preferred.

Additional Information


Selection Process
The selection process will include a minimum qualifications assessment, an application and supplemental questionnaire review, and department selection interviews. It is anticipated that interviews will take place towards the beginning of April. The initial interview may include a performance exercise. For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Amy Reeve, Human Resources Director, at (707) 543-3070, or at [email protected].

The Human Resources Department
The Human Resources Department serves the community through our efforts to create a workforce that is trained and motivated to provide the highest level of customer service. The Department accomplishes this by providing services related to Employee Relations, Employment Services, Benefits Services, Administrative Support, and Organization Development and Training. Our employees receive training to provide the customer service that our citizens expect. Our managers and supervisors are given the tools they need to lead our workforce effectively, fairly and efficiently. The City of Santa Rosa Human Resources Department is committed to putting people first in providing fair, valid, competitive and impartial employment services for all City departments and their employees.

Santa Rosa – A Wonderful City to Call Home
The City of Santa Rosa is located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 180,000. Santa Rosa is the seat of Sonoma County and the center of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards and many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including golf courses. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. We boast many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally recognized restaurants, yet still retain the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: In compliance with the Sonoma County Health Officer’s Order and Recommendation, and to protect our employees and the public we serve, the Santa Rosa City Council has adopted a vaccination and testing policy to help mitigate transmission of COVID-19. All City employees must have documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination on file or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing.

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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