Human Resources Coordinator
County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

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The Human Resources Department is seeking an energetic and solution-oriented individual to fill one (1) full-time vacancy as a Human Resources Coordinator in the Recruitment and Classification Division. The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for this vacancy and future vacancies should consider applying to this recruitment.
This is a technical support position that assists Human Resources Analysts, and other management professionals. Direction is given on the priority of projects, on the nature and purpose of assignments, and initially on work methods and techniques necessary to complete assignments. Typical duties of the position may include:
Drafting job announcements, brochures, and advertisements for recruitments.
Communicating information to County employees, departments, and the public regarding the application and/or recruitment and selection processes, as well as Civil Service Rules and HR Department practices.
Administering and proctoring written and oral interview examinations.
Gathering information, conducting research, and producing reports.

(Civil Service Title: Human Resources Technician)

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Any combination of course work and training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, academic course work in human resources administration, public administration, business administration, management, accounting, political science, economics, statistics, English composition, psychology or closely related courses would provide such opportunity.
Experience: Work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, two years of full-time experience performing varied and complex human resources administrative/technical work or one year as a Clerk Typist III (Senior Office Assistant) in the County of Sonoma Human Resources Department would provide such opportunity.
License: Possession of a valid driver’s license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: basic human resources principles and procedures; personnel and payroll records and documentation; arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, percentages, fractions), administrative techniques and principles of organization; techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and preliminary analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics; interview techniques sufficient to obtain information related to employment; written and oral communications, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; modern office methods and procedures; database, spreadsheet, word processing applications, and presentation software, including basic methods of graphic presentations.
Ability to: read, understand, and explain human resources policies, procedures, and rules; communicate clearly and effectively in front of groups and on a one-on-one basis; learn effective interviewing techniques; exercise good judgment; collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; understand and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and the public; organize and prioritize work assignments; use and understand common database, spreadsheet and word processing applications; learn specialized computer applications.

Selection Procedure:
The information contained in the application and responses to the supplemental questions will be evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the employment process. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to and review the Hiring Process Overview.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass), and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination . Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.

A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required prior to employment.
Applications are accepted on-line at . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at:
HR Analyst: MM
HR Technician: TK