This examination will remain open until the needs of LACERA are met and may close without prior notice.
The position is located in LACERA's Human Resources and is responsible for a variety of administrative and professional duties related to planning, organizing, researching and coordinating various Human Resources functions, including but not limited to, recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, performance management, employee discipline, labor relations, employee benefits, and workers compensation.
Examination Information: Examination Number: 9-0434-F, Job Bulletin Number: 13-03
NOTE: LACERA requires all applications to be submitted online.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following examples are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to each classification. Depending on the assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Conducts departmentally administered examinations including reviewing examination contents, preparing job bulletins, reviewing and accepting or rejecting applications, and preparing justifications for selective certifications; may recruit special examiners for specific examinations and represent the department at community, school, or outreach events such as job fairs.
Advises unit supervisors and departmental managers on compliance with Civil Service Rules and LACERA/County policies and procedures; may assist managers with the preparation of improvement needed or unsatisfactory employee evaluations, compilation of employee performance documentation, and steps for implementing progressive discipline.
Investigates and recommends management action in matters involving employee performance or disciplinary issues; may assist advocacy staff in the preparation of the departmental position in such cases and represent the department in meetings with employees or employee representatives to resolve disciplinary issues.
Reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations regarding workers compensation cases and/or employee benefits issues; may correspond directly with employee or with Department of Human Resources or third-party administrator (TPA).
Conducts classification studies of existing departmental positions and prepares findings and recommendations which may result in reclassification; prepares duty statements, organization charts and other materials supporting departmental requests for new positions in the annual budget process.
May gather facts, analyze and prepare recommendations to management on employee allegations of discrimination, harassment, or other illegal or inappropriate behavior in the workplace.
Prepares and updates information in human resources database, including new hires, transfers, and performance evaluation records.
Assists management and professional staff in performing and conducting studies, special projects, and administrative activities; performs data collection and analysis; prepares reports and makes recommendations when appropriate.
May develop and conduct training programs on issues such as employee safety and new employee orientations.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited college or university* AND two (2) years experience in a staff capacity, analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of issues related to human resources
Two (2) year's experience at the level of Senior Human Resources Assistant, LACERA.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS II– Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
Graduation from an accredited college or university* with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration preferably in Human Resources, Public Administration, Labor or Organizational Development;
Human Resources Certification, preferably from Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), WorldatWork, UCLA, or International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR);
Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating, and administering Civil Service recruitment and selection processes;
Demonstrated experience in performance management;
Demonstrated experience in employee discipline and/or relations;
Demonstrated experience in classification and compensation;
Demonstrated experience in employee benefits, including medical leaves and workers compensation;
Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying human resources policies and procedures;
Demonstrated experience utilizing an online applicant tracking system (NeoGov preferred);
Experience in a public sector human resources. Knowledge of: Policies and procedures related to Civil Service Rules, and Salary and Benefit provisions of the Los Angeles County Code; federal and state laws and regulations related to the administration of human resources programs and related functions; interpreting and applying human resources policies and procedures; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; statistical and research methods and their applications to human resources; customer service skills; principals and applications of the Microsoft Office Applications at an intermediate or above proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; online applicant tracking system (NeoGov).
Ability to: Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing; understand and follow oral and written directions; work with minimum supervision; and plan and organize their work; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff internally and externally; and operate a personal computer.
Those applicants, who meet the Selection Requirements AND most closely match the desired qualifications, will be invited to participate in the examination process.
- Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.
EXAMINATION CONTENT: This examination will consist of:
Part I: A qualifying evaluation of training and experience based upon application and supplemental questionnaire information.
Only the applicants with the highest qualifications as determined by the screening process will be invited to participate in the appraisal (oral) interview.
Part II: An Appraisal (Oral) Interview weighted 100%.
The appraisal (oral) interview will assess the applicant’s knowledge, experience, education, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70 OR HIGHER ON THE WEIGHTED PORTION OF THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE LIST.
ELIGIBLE INFORMATION: The names of candidates receiving a passing grade will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months following the date of promulgation.
COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: The acceptance of an employment application depends upon whether or not an applicant has provided adequate information that demonstrates meeting the Selection Requirements for the position as stated above. Please complete the application and supplemental questionnaire thoroughly and completely.
In addition, please attach a resume and cover letter detailing your experience as it relates to the position.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the completed application and supplemental questionnaire.
In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, and number of credits, degree, and/or certificate(s) earned.
In order to receive credit for any certification, college course work, or college degree, such as an Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate degree, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official and/or unofficial transcripts, or an official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization or official certificate(s) with your application.
Applicants must provide the appropriate attachments during application submission, email the documentation to email@example.com , or fax a photocopy of the required documents to (626) 564-6699 within five (5) business days of filing On-line. Please include the examination title and number on the documentation.
Failure to provide the appropriate documentation may result in your application being rejected as incomplete and will be removed from consideration.
For each job held, provide the name and address of your employer, your job titles, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, salary earned, and reason for leaving.
Part-time experience will be evaluated on the basis of its fractional equivalent of a 40-hour workweek. All required work experience must be paid.
If you have had more than ten (10) years with one employer, please list each job title and/or area of assignment separately to demonstrate your experience in various assignments/occupational areas.
Applications submitted without the completed work history and supplemental questionnaire will be rejected as incomplete.
Failure to provide all the information will result in your application being removed from consideration. This position may require working evenings, weekends, and holidays.
All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination process.
Applications must be submitted online. Applicants can check the status of their applications at anytime by logging into their account on www.governmentjobs.com
TO APPLY ONLINE GO TO: www.lacera.com and click on the Careers link.
Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
Candidate(s) who complete examination testing with acceptable results will be considered by the Department hiring authority. Prior to an employment offer, a comprehensive background investigation is conducted, which may include verification of experience, education, certification, credit history, and fingerprinting through the California Department of Justice. A job related pre-placement medical exam will be conducted upon issuance of a conditional offer of employment.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION: Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require material in an alternate format or are an individual requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process (e.g. assistance in applying for a position, special testing arrangements for readers, or interpreters,) please provide advanced notice of your needs, at least 72 hours, to John Nogales, coordinator of persons with disabilities, at (626) 564-6000 extension 4397. Hearing impaired applicants with TDD equipment may leave typewritten messages at (800) 899-4099.
RECORD OF CONVICTIONS: A full disclosure of all convictions is required. Failure to disclose convictions will result in disqualification. Not all convictions constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors such as your age at the time of the offense(s), and the recency of offense(s) will be taken into account, as well as the relationship between the offense(s) and the job(s) for which you apply. However, any applicant for County employment who has been convicted of workers' compensation fraud is automatically barred from employment with the County of Los Angeles (County Code Section 5.12.110). ANY CONVICTIONS OR COURT RECORDS WHICH ARE EXEMPTED BY A VALID COURT ORDER DO NOT HAVE TO BE INCLUDED.
SOCIAL SECURITY ACT OF 2004: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA-1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website http://www.socialsecurity.gov , or call toll free 1-800-772-1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM : In an effort to improve compliance with court-ordered child, family and spousal obligations, certain employment and identification information (e.g., name, address, Social Security Number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires, which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits, under certain circumstances, for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information.
Veteran's Preference Credit of 10 points will be added to the final passing grade in any open competitive examination if you are an honorably discharge veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States:
a. During a declared war; or
b. During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or
c. For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for
training, any part of which occurred after January 31
1955, and before October 15, 1976; or
d. In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal
or expeditionary medal has been authorized and
This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans' preference. If you are unable to provide any documentation at the time of filing, the 10 points will be withheld until such time as it is provided.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of: 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.