Senior Human Resources Analyst

  • Modesto Irrigation District
  • Modesto, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Human Resources and Personnel
  • Salary: $45.77 - $58.59 Hourly $3,661.60 - $4,687.20 Biweekly $7,933.47 - $10,155.60 Monthly $95,201.60 - $121,867.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time vacancy in the Human Resources Division to plan, organize, review, participate in, and supervise the work of assigned personnel, engaged in the District's human resources activities. Areas of assigned responsibility may include but are not limited to: classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, employee development, labor and employee relations, pension administration, employee benefits, workers' compensation, leave administration, and interactive process for disability accommodations; to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility; to provide advice to District departments on a wide variety of human resources topics; and to provide administrative support to the Human Resources Manager.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is the advanced journey level in the Human Resources Analyst series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing the duties, and by the nature, scope and impact of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series, including providing direct supervision over assigned personnel and perform complex professional analytical work in support of internal and external customers. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility.

Supervision Received and Exercised:
Receives general direction from the Human Resources Manager. Exercises direct supervision over assigned professional and technical personnel.

Any qualified individual may apply. This is an exempt position and is Unrepresented Management and Confidential. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Senior Human Resources Analyst vacancies within the District that may occur through September 3, 2022.

Examples of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise assigned professional, technical and clerical staff to support daily operations of the division to include: plan, prioritize, and review work; provide training; evaluate performance; work with employees to correct deficiencies; recommend and implement discipline.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner; recommend improvements and modifications; and prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of recruitment activities to obtain qualified candidates, including the creation of recruitment timelines, advertisement sources and selection process, e.g., application review, supplemental questionnaire development, and test administration; receive, research, and respond to complex candidate inquiries
  • Conduct the disability leave and job accommodation interactive process using strong problem-solving skills; analyze essential job functions as compared to restrictions; develop recommendations for on-the-job accommodations; consult and coordinate with appropriate decision makers the ability to accommodate and document the interactive process.
  • Assist in the administration of the District's workers' compensation program.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of a District-wide employee development plan, including new employee orientation, to include the design and development of class curriculum including course examinations, exercises, assessment tools, participant guides and instructional materials.
  • Provide professional and technical advice regarding contract language, personnel rules and regulations, policies, procedures, and labor law for District departments, employees, employee organizations, job applicants and the general public; respond to complaints and requests for information from employees, management, outside agencies and the public.
  • Research and analyze legislation and federal and state regulations for their effect on personnel functions.
  • Support the Human Resources Manager with employee relations matters to include handling investigations, disciplinary matters and labor relations duties; assist in the collection and preparation of data used in negotiations.
  • Prepare reports for in-house decision making and professional/technical correspondence, including Board of Directors communications; make oral presentations of findings and conclusions.
  • Coordinate, perform and/or lead special projects; participate in the selection of consultants and vendors; review and approve the work of consultants and vendors.
  • Advise on grievance processing and dealing with disciplinary matters; interpret provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding with managers and employee organizations; conduct meet and confer process; coordinate discipline process .
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, departments, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service; represent the department to outside professional organizations; maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • A more complete job description available here.

Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public sector human resources administration and organization management.
  • Methods associated with investigating and analyzing technical human resources issues and problem.
  • Research and statistical analysis practices.
  • Principles and practices of project management including planning, organizing, coordinating, scheduling, and overseeing of project process.
  • Principles of technical report preparation and professional business writing.
  • Principles of effective presentations and public speaking.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Pertinent local, state and federal laws, ordinances and rules.
  • Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service.
  • Principles and practices of establishing comparability, collecting and comparing salary data and benefit information, statistical sampling and analysis, and the structural, internal, and market influences affecting wage determinations.
  • Concepts, instructional methods, instructional aids and materials necessary for developing, implementing and evaluating employee development programs.
  • Test construction, analysis, and evaluation; methodology for determining reliability and validity of written, oral, and performance tests; interviewing practices, screening and examining techniques.
  • Methods for developing and evaluating special employment programs.
  • Principles and practices of administering contracts with employee organizations, processing grievances, and dealing with disciplinary matters.
Ability to:

  • Organize and implement various human resources activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent local, state, federal and District and department policies and procedures.
  • Perform difficult and complex human resources work, ensuring compliance with District policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Analyze systems, administrative and management practices and identify opportunities for improvement; analyze situations quickly and objectively, apply appropriate elements of decision-making and determine the proper course of action.
  • Understand, interpret and apply complex laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment and initiative.
  • Use information systems and applicable software as tools in the performance of human resources work.
  • Determine effective method of research; and compile data and present in form most likely to enhance understanding.
  • Collect, research, analyze, evaluate, and interpret a variety of complex statistical and narrative information and data and make sound recommendations.
  • Perform accurate mathematical and statistical calculations in the preparation of reports, forms, questionnaires, and surveys.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned professional, technical and clerical staff.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Recognize, identify, and resolve conflict or problems of a sensitive or political nature.
  • Function under challenging conditions and/or confrontational situations requiring instructing, persuading and motivating people.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

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

Experience :

Five years of increasingly responsible professional-level experience performing analytical human resources activities appropriate to the level of this position, preferably within a public agency of comparable complexity; including one year directly supervising assigned personnel.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major course work in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or a related field.

Supplemental Information:

Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on or after Friday, September 17, 2021. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration.

Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process, which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.



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