Executive Administrative Assistant - Human Resources

  • City of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 03, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Clerical and Administrative Support Human Resources and Personnel
  • Salary: $65,628.00 - $81,024.00 Annually

Job Description

Job Summary

Deadline for First Round of Consideration  will be on: Friday, July 12, 2019


This recruitment is  open to the public  and will remain open for a minimum of ten (10) calendar days. This recruitment will be open on a continuous basis and will close on the day the Human Resources Department needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.



The City of Santa Monica's Human Resources Department has an exciting opportunity within our Administrative Services Division.  We are actively seeking talented Executive Administrative Assistant - HR candidates to pursue an opportunity to join our team.  This position directly supports the Chief People Officer and performs a wide variety of specialized and confidential administrative and office support functions within the Human Resources Department.  We offer a total compensation package that includes a generous salary, cashable leave days, medical, vision and dental insurance. Additionally, the City offers much more than just a salary; we offer career development opportunities through the City's SMi University and the opportunity to join one of California's most successful and progressive full-service cities.
To succeed in this position, the candidate will have a minimum of four years of recent, paid and progressively responsible administrative support experience and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.  Additional relevant work experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. Recent experience providing complex administrative and technical support to C-Suite executives, Department Directors or Division Managers is highly desirable. Experience working in a human resources department is desired.
To be considered for this opportunity, please complete an online City Application.

Major Duties

Performs a variety of routine and complex clerical and administrative support duties for Chief People Officer and other executive management.
Provides support in the implementation and management of Human Resources projects and initiatives.
Composes, types, and proofreads a variety of detailed material(s) including City Council staff reports, budget documents and correspondence.
Assists the public and City staff, in person and on the telephone by answering questions and making referrals to appropriate staff.  Serves as a resource regarding the Human Resources department programs and procedures.
Responds promptly, and courteously to internal and external customer requests. Takes ownership of internal and external customer needs.
Coordinates and provides responses to public record requests.
Assists in identifying improvement opportunities to Human Resources workflows and processes.
Attends department staff meetings.  Arranges, sets up and may be required to attend other meetings.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of Personnel Board requirements and procedures. Prepares agendas, minutes and packets for Personnel Board meetings.
Approves purchases, purchase orders, and department invoices for payment and assignment of account numbers.  Responsible for accounts payable functions.

Assist in the development of learning activities for staff members.

Assists in training temporary and as-needed staff in applicable office procedures.

Coordinates tracking of incoming and outgoing mail to ensure appropriate distribution and timeliness for requests of department services.
Schedules and arranges meetings and travel plans for Chief People Officer and other staff members.  Assists Chief People Officer with various calendaring and time management constraints.

Files and maintains a variety of records, forms and correspondence, including personnel-related files.  May develop alphabetical, numerical, chronological or other recordkeeping systems.
Contacts individuals and/or agencies to resolve problems, obtain information, and gather data.
Operates a personal computer and applicable software to enter, modify and retrieve data, prepare correspondence, and complete various job duties.
Represents Chief People Officer at meetings, as required.  Authorized to sign Chief People Officer's name on documents, as assigned.
Makes recommendations to Chief People Officer regarding office administration.
Assists with the administration of employer-employee relations as required.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Ability and Skills:
Knowledge of:
Basic principles and practices of human resources management.
Basic Project management techniques and practices.
Modern office procedures and equipment.
Record keeping principles and procedures.
Business English, spelling, and punctuation.
Computer software including word processing and electronic spreadsheets.
Effective customer service techniques.
Basic learning theories and approaches.
Effective training techniques.
Ability to:
Maintain confidentiality.
Monitor project and initiative timelines.  
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce solutions that make sense.
Train and coordinate staff.
Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with the public and with City employees.
Use independent judgment and initiative.
Complete assignments in a timely manner.
Operate a variety of office equipment.
Follow complex oral and written instructions.
Set up and maintain computerized office files and other documents.
Analyze procedural problems and then develop and implement solutions.
Perform basic mathematical computations.
Work in a fast-paced environment.
Learn and use required software applications.
Provide effective customer service and respond to inquiries from employees and the public in a tactful manner.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the public.
Skill in:
Using a personal computer and applicable software applications.
Reading, writing and communicating in English at an appropriate level.

Education, Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in office administration, communications, human resources, public or business administration, or a related field and four (4) years of recent, paid and progressively responsible administrative support experience. Additional relevant work experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. Recent experience providing complex administrative and technical support to C-Suite executive, Department Director or Division Manager is desirable. Recent experience in human resources is desirable.
Licenses and Certificates:
HR Certification desirable.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must file a clear, concise, completed online City Application along with any required supplemental application materials with the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process.

SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants must submit clear, concise and complete information regarding their work history and qualifications for the position.  All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Testing may consist of any of the following: written test, performance test, evaluation of qualifications, oral interview, or any combination of these.

Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.  Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).   Please note: the request for reasonable accommodations must be made to Human Resources at least three (3) work days prior to the examination.

Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.

Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community.  As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures, and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact. 
The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees.  Join us!
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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