Human Resources Analyst, Recruitment and...
City of Sunnyvale, CA - Sunnyvale, CA

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Recruitment and Classification

$35.00 - $44.67 Hourly*
$6,066.81 - $7,742.96 Monthly*
$72,801.66 - $92,915.47 Annually*

  • This classification has been designated as confidential. In addition to the base pay indicated above, individuals in this classification receive a 3.5% confidential premium.
For benefits information, please refer to the City of Sunnyvale Human Resources website or click on benefits tab above.

Regular Full-Time Employment Opportunity

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional level human resources work in one or more specialized area of Human Resources, such as: recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, benefits, workers' compensation, payroll administration, safety, risk management, employee and labor relations, and/or training and organizational development; develops, plans, implements and administers assigned program responsibilities; conducts research, analysis and preparation of reports; and, performs other related duties as assigned.


The Human Resources Analyst is a journey level classification in the professional human resources analyst series. Incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of human resources analysis and research on new and current program activities, and may act as lead-worker to paraprofessional and clerical staff. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Senior Human Resources Analyst in that the latter supervises subordinate professional, paraprofessional and/or clerical staff and/or performs the most complex human resources tasks related to classification, compensation, organizational analysis, recruitment, selection and examination development.

Essential Job Functions:
(May include, but are not limited to, the following):
Develops, plans, coordinates and administers recruitment and examination processes, including: conducting job analyses, developing recruitment plans and creative outreach techniques to attract a diverse applicant pool;
Designs and develops job related selection procedures;
Evaluates employment applications;

Develops examination schedules;

Develops, administers and evaluates oral, written, physical agility and performance exams and other assessment instruments;

Performs statistical analysis of examination results;

Oversees the preparation of job announcements, employment advertising and other recruitment materials;

Attends job fairs and other events to publicize City job opportunities;

Provides information and advice to job applicants and the general public concerning employment opportunities and examination procedures;

Assists with conducting classification studies, including gathering information, surveying other agencies, assisting with the audit of positions by questionnaire and interview, and, preparing and revising classification specifications. In addition to the above, the following duties are also performed by the Human Resources Analyst:

Assists with the planning and coordination of major research or administrative projects; compiles and analyzes data pertaining to personnel program policies and issues.

Assists in the development and implementation of department or Citywide goals, objectives, policies and procedures; educates employees and managers on policies and legal compliance; analyzes and recommends strategies to improve effectiveness of operation.

Assists in analyzing data and preparing reports related to area(s) of assignment; conducts and responds to surveys.

Plans, develops, coordinates and presents training sessions related to area(s) of assignment; may prepare and conduct training classes for City employees.

Utilizes computer software applications to support and conduct recruitment and selection, compensation, classification, workers' compensation and safety, labor relations and employee development activities depending on the area(s) of assignment.

Assists with department budget preparation, analysis and administration; monitors expenditures; approves invoices and purchases; may be assigned responsibility for department-wide budget monitoring.

May represent the Human Resources Department in interdepartmental, interagency and public meetings; acts as staff to and/or serves on committees and task forces as assigned.

May act as a lead-worker to assigned clerical and technical staff; directs and assists with the evaluation of assigned staff.

Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds also is required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in personnel administration, business, public administration or a related field, AND two years of technical or professional level human resources experience, including one year of experience related to the area of assignment.

Human Resources Analyst assigned to Recruitment and Classification: one year of public sector experience related to the area of assignment is a minimum requirement.

Human Resources Analyst assigned to Employee Benefits: one year of experience related to the area of assignment must include one year of specific H.R.I.S. experience.

Knowledge and Abilities

Working Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of human resources administration, including recruitment and selection, employee benefit programs, workers' compensation claims management and administration, safety program administration, training, employee development and/or employee relations, depending on the area of assignment.

Legal and professional standards and procedures related to the development, administration and validation of assessment instruments, if assigned to Recruitment and Classification.

Professional standards and procedures related to the administration of H.R.I.S., if assigned to Employee Benefits.

Methods and techniques of record keeping and report preparation and writing; proper English, spelling and grammar.

Office practices, methods and equipment, including a computer and a variety of word processing and other software applications.

Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to area(s) of assignment.

Some Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of program and system development, administration and evaluation.

Research methods and statistical analysis.

Basic principles of supervision and training.

Ability to:
Analyze complex administrative and technical issues and make appropriate recommendations for action.

Exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment in solving problems and developing effective solutions within the role of a Human Resources Analyst.

Work effectively with a customer service focus with department and City staff, and the general public.

Effectively organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments.

Independently develop and coordinate effective systems, programs, and procedures.

Learn more complex principles, practices, techniques and regulations pertaining to assigned duties.

Understand, interpret, explain and accurately apply applicable laws, codes and regulations.

Develop and implement revisions to standard operating procedures to improve effectiveness and/or comply with regulatory changes as appropriate.

Develop and coordinate work programs.

Direct, train and assist with the evaluation of subordinate staff.

Make sound decisions within established guidelines.

Make public presentations.

Maintain accurate records.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Follow written and oral directions.

Work independently and as a member of a team.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.


Possession and continued maintenance of a valid class C California driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

Project management experience
Lead experience

Application and Selection Process:
If you are interested in this exciting City of Sunnyvale employment opportunity, please submit your completed City of Sunnyvale employment application and written responses(s) to the supplemental question(s) to the Department of Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2013.
City application forms, completed in full, are required, as well as response(s) to the required supplemental question(s). Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position on their application and in their responses to the required supplemental questions. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the application, please do not indicate "see resume".
Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.
Late or incomplete applications, as well as postmarks or faxes will not be accepted.
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which will consist of an oral examination and a written exercise, tentatively scheduled for the week of February 4, 2013. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).

Those candidates who receive a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City’s Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies.
Any candidate, selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which will consist of a background history check before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination.

Please note: Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e. original copy of diploma or college/university transcripts).

Positions in this classification are not represented by a bargaining group and are designated as confidential employees.
The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, and gender expression), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application

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