Southern California Association of Governments

  • 900 Wilshire Blvd ste 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

Founded in 1965, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is a Joint Powers Authority under California state law, established as an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. Under federal law, SCAG is designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and under state law as a Regional Transportation Planning Agency and a Council of Governments.

The SCAG region encompasses six counties (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) and 191 cities in an area covering more than 38,000 square miles. The agency develops long-range regional transportation plans including sustainable communities strategy and growth forecast components, regional transportation improvement programs, regional housing needs allocations and a portion of the South Coast Air Quality management plans. In 1992, SCAG expanded its governing body, the Executive Committee, to a 70-member Regional Council to help accommodate new responsibilities mandated by the federal and state governments, as well as to provide more broad-based representation of Southern California’s cities and counties. With its expanded membership structure, SCAG created regional districts to provide for more diverse representation. The districts were formed with the intent to serve equal populations and communities of interest. Currently, the Regional Council consists of 86 members.

In addition to the six counties and 191 cities that make up SCAG’s region, there are six County Transportation Commissions that hold the primary responsibility for programming and implementing transportation projects, programs and services in their respective counties. Additionally, SCAG Bylaws provide for representation of Native American tribes and Air Districts in the region on the Regional Council and Policy Committees.

1 job(s) at Southern California Association of Governments

Southern California Association of Governments Hybrid; Los Angeles, California, United States
Mar 14, 2023
Description Join our organization in this new limited-term role! If you’re looking for an opportunity to contribute to a growing organization by leveraging creative talent acquisition strategies, then Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) may the right place for you! This position offers an opportunity for an entry-level Human Resources professional to be at the forefront of innovative Human Resources practices through supporting SCAG’s talent management strategy and operational needs. In this role, the Human Resources Analyst I will support strategic talent management goals and core talent programs for the agency. The incumbent will serve as a recruitment subject matter expert and must be able to design, develop, and conduct innovative recruitment campaigns to source highly qualified, diverse candidates for all types and levels of positions, while ensuring operational excellence and equitable hiring process through all stages of the recruitment. The incumbent will also be expected to become a trusted resource among employees and management. If you have a passion for creating and delivering an exceptional candidate experience and attracting and retaining diverse and underrepresented talent, then we’d love to meet you! Serving as a strategic resource to the agency, the Human Resources Division consists of three business units dedicated to supporting approximately 200 employees. The Human Resources Division champions SCAG’s culture and is committed to fostering an equitable and empowering candidate and employee experience. This position reports into the Talent + Culture business unit, which is responsible for overseeing SCAG’s Talent Acquisition efforts. WHO WE ARE As a mission-driven organization, SCAG is committed to attracting and retaining talent who embody SCAG’s values. SCAG's workforce is passionate and committed to innovation that improves the quality of life for all Southern Californians. When you join SCAG, you can expect a culture where collaboration and teamwork is fostered. SCAG operates as a hybrid organization because we recognize that work can be successfully performed in various locations. Designing a work environment and culture where SCAG’s mission, effectiveness, and collaboration can be more flexibly served demonstrates our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) by supporting work-life balance for our employees, retaining our existing dedicated staff, and increasing access to new talent pools. As part of our Work@SCAG hybrid approach, employees’ eligibility in the three work models (office, hybrid, remote) will depend on the department, position, responsibilities, and duties. All work models require employees to work from a location based within the SCAG region. This position is expected to be in the office at least one day per week. WHAT WE BELIEVE MISSION To foster innovative regional solutions that improve the lives of Southern Californians through inclusive collaboration, visionary planning, regional advocacy, information sharing, and promoting best practices. VISION Southern California's Catalyst for a Brighter Future. SCAG CORE VALUES Be Open: Be accessible, candid, collaborative and transparent in the work we do. Lead by Example: Commit to integrity and equity in working to meet the diverse needs of all people and communities in our region. Make an Impact: In all endeavors, effect positive and sustained outcomes that make our region thrive. Be Courageous: Have confidence that taking deliberate, bold and purposeful risks can yield new and valuable benefits. OUR LOCATION SCAG headquarters is located in the hub of busy downtown Los Angeles, at Figueroa and 7th streets. SCAG has recently relocated to the 900 Wilshire Building, a new, multi-use hotel and office complex that features state of the art architecture and technology. The downtown area has expanded with LA Live, new restaurants, music, sports, shopping, libraries, museums and theaters. SCAG is in a culturally diverse area near Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Olvera Street and Grand Central Market. Southern California boasts near-perfect weather and close proximity to mountains, beaches and deserts, which encourages physical fitness and year-round activities. For ease of commuting, the LA office is located across the street from the Metro Red Line 7th St. station and is easily accessible by commuter trains and buses serving surrounding areas. Metro's light rail and subway connect downtown LA to Hollywood, Universal City, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Azusa, Long Beach and many vibrant and up-and-coming neighborhoods. In this role you can expect to Lead full life-cycle recruitments by developing innovative strategies to source, identify, and engage highly qualified and diverse candidates for a wide range of positions Develop and execute recruitments with identified key deliverables and timelines; monitor progress and hold hiring teams accountable for deadlines, while anticipating needs and proactively recommending solutions Serve as a recruitment subject matter expert to the Human Resources team, hiring managers, and leaders on integrating inclusive and equitable hiring practices into our recruiting operations Develop selection assessments that ensure validity, reliability, and compliance with Federal and State laws to deliver key talent initiatives aligned with business needs Support the development of recruitment metrics and reports Participate in the development and implementation of new or revised human resources programs, systems, procedures, and methods of operation Collaborate with internal communications staff to support employment branding efforts and produce Human Resources communication aligned with the agency’s communication needs Support outreach, prospective candidate engagement, and talent attraction efforts to position SCAG as a choice employer Remain current on all relevant hiring regulations, laws, procedures and administration as well as in the field of public sector human resources administration with special attention to California requirements Assist and provide analytical level support other functional areas of Human Resources as needed, such as Organizational Development, Performance Management, and Learning and Development Perform other duties as assigned What you'll bring to this role Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required skills, knowledge, and abilities may be considered. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be with a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. We’ll be a great match if you also have: Experience leading full life-cycle recruitments Experience proactively building talent pipelines of underrepresented individuals Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish trust and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships internally with SCAG staff and management across all departments Strong analytical skills to provide meaningful recommendations related to process improvement and workflow Experience utilizing an applicant tracking system (ATS) The ability to effectively communicate to convey clear and succinct messages that are targeted to the needs of the audience, both in written form and verbally Sound judgment and excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of human resources administration, including recruitment and selection, learning and development, classification, compensation, and/or benefits administration; project management principles and concepts; applicable employment laws including federal, state, and local Supplemental Information Please note, this posting will remain open until Monday, April 3, 2023 with the first application review taking place on Monday, March 20, 2023. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply prior to that date. We anticipate interviews for this position will be held in five weeks. An eligible list will be created for this recruitment and may be used to fill future limited-term and/or regular vacancies in this classification. The information you provide on the application and supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated and used to determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the hiring process. Please be advised that failure to provide complete and accurate information in the application and supplemental questionnaire may result in disqualification of your application even if you possess the qualifying experience or education. Please be as specific as possible and include all information as requested. Comments such as "see resume or application" will not be considered as a sufficient response. Please note that all information is subject to verification at any time in the hiring process. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or dismissal. Southern California Association of Governments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to embracing and actively supporting a diverse workforce. We strive to promote inclusion where the personal dignity and value of each person is recognized and celebrated. In order to achieve this objective, we must hire, retain, and inspire the right people to do the right work. Each member of the workforce is charged with contributing diversity of thought through intersectional identities and experiences. All applicants are considered without regard to protected classes including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, race, religion, or sex. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Insurance Coverage Employees may choose from eight HMO's and three PPO CalPERS health plans and two dental plans.SCAG contributes $800/month towardshealth insurance premiums with the cost difference paid out in cash.Dental and vision premiums for employee and dependents,are provided by SCAG. Life insurance in the amount of $50,000 is provided by employer.Supplemental life insurance is available at a minimal cost to the employee.Short-term and long-term disability insurance plans are provided by SCAG. Retirement Employees become members of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Effective January 1, 2013, for new members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the retirement formula is calculated at 2% @ 62 with a Three Year Average Formula. In accordance with the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), the new member will have a mandatory contribution of 6.25% of reportable compensation. ICMA deferred compensation plan is available. Employees do not pay Social Security. Employees who are current members of CalPERSor an agency with CalPERS reciprocity, or who have less than a six-month break in service between employment with SCAGor in a CalPERS(or reciprocal) agency will be enrolled in the 2% @ 55 benefit formula. Empower 457 planis available.SCAG does not participate in Social Security. Paid Parental Leave 12 weeks of paid parental leave to employees following the birth of an employee’s child or the placement of a child with an employee in connectionwith adoption or foster care. Employees become eligible for this benefit after12 months of employment at SCAG. Holidays Employees receive 9 designated holidays and 44 hours of Personal Floating Holidays (PFH) per fiscal year, 11 hours for each full quarter worked. Vacation Accrual Ten to twenty days per year depending on length of service with SCAG. 0-3 years: 80 hours 4-10 years: 120 hours 11-16 years: 140 hours 17+ years: 160 hours Sick Leave Employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per month. Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account A tax-exempt savings plan is offered to pay eligible expenses associated with health and dependent care. Transportation Incentive Program SCAG pays $230 towards monthly bus pass. In order to receive this benefit, employees must utilize one of the listed options at least 13 days per month. SCAG also provides a pre-tax parking plan for employees. Employees may defer up to $230 per month pre-tax towards the cost of parking associated with SCAG employment. Flexible Time/Modified Work Week/Telework Some employees may work a modified 9-80 work schedule, with every other Friday off. SCAG offers a flexible work schedule to allow employees some flexibility on daily work hours. Other Benefits Employees may have their paychecks automatically deposited. Tuition reimbursement up to $5,472 per year is offered for qualified courses after one year of employment. Probationary Period All non-Management employees are required to successfully complete a probationary period of 2080 hours prior to achieving regular employment status. Closing Date/Time: 4/3/2023 5:00 PM Pacific