Principal Human Resources Analyst
City of Indio, CA - Indio, CA

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Principal Human Resources Analyst

$35.17 – $47.13 hourly

$6,095 – $8,168 monthly

January 18, 2013


Under general supervision, conducts recruitments and examinations, conducts classification reviews and compensation schedules, conducts investigations and performs special studies; performs a variety of routine to complex administrative technical and professional work in analyzing and administering various components of the City's Human Resources systems, including job analysis, compensation analysis, applicant screening, examination, selection, labor relations, training, affirmative action, benefits administration, workers' compensation, employee relations; performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to)
Provides administrative, paraprofessional, and professional support to human resources staff in all functional areas; develops and posts recruitment flyers; receives and screens applications; notices candidates of testing dates and times; sends follow-up information; maintains databases; tracks affirmative action data; maintains a variety of recruitment files.

Answers a variety of questions from staff and the public about City testing procedures; researches and develops recruitment sources appropriate to the occupation and consistent with affirmative action practices; responds to questions and refers unresolved issues.

Independently conducts a wide variety of employee investigations and, in conjunction other City department staff, determines appropriate disciplinary actions; attends grievance hearing with department managers, recommends a course of action, and assists departments in determining security precautions if needed; investigates, hears and makes decisions regarding grievance disposition.

Meets with employees and employee groups to discuss grievances, complaints, and problems, and resolves them in cooperation with line management and employee groups consistent with City policy and memoranda of understanding.

Analyzes a variety of benefits program and makes recommendations for improvements; develops and implements new benefits programs or operations.

Maintains all employee benefit and training development programs; acts as the liaison between employees, benefit providers, attorneys, brokers, providers, physicians, etc.; supports human resources administrative operations by overseeing benefit plan implementation, enrollments, data collection, and contract renewals.

Coordinates benefit plan open enrollments by setting up benefit fairs, preparing informational materials and developing enrollment procedures; resolves employee questions and problems regarding benefits through research and explanation of benefit policies and procedures.

Assists employees in completing enrollment and other forms as required; educates and informs employees about benefits; explains benefit programs, including health, dental, vision, long term disability, life insurance, retirement plans, workers' compensation, leave policies, and other federal and state mandated programs.

Maintains and updates the database of employee information and creates reports as required; maintains and updates salary schedules; acts as liaison with finance staff in a variety of areas.

Researches, plans, organize, and coordinate training programs.

Serves on oral boards and assists with examinations; composes emails, correspondence, agenda item commentaries, and resolutions; attends various meetings; prepares reports, makes presentations.

Responds to requests for salary and other survey information; conducts research and analysis; coordinates a variety of annual city programs; provides interpretations of and information concerning a variety of applicable policies, rules, programs, and labor agreements.

Demonstrates an understanding of applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS (minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)

Education and/or Experience: Required qualifications are possession of a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration or related field and six years of experience in the areas of job analysis, employment test construction, position classification, career counseling, compensation analysis and employee or labor relations that demonstrates acquisition of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license. PHR/SPHR or IPMA-CP certifications are desirable.

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Incorporated in 1930, the City of Indio is the oldest and largest city in the Coachella Valley. Thanks to phenomenal growth in new home construction in the last decade, more than 76,000 people call Indio "home" today. Located in the center of Riverside County, Indio is a two-hour drive to either Los Angeles or San Diego. Indio boasts beautiful vistas with miles of clear blue sky, 350 days of sunshine each year, and infrequent rainfall.

Known as "The City of Festivals," Indio is home to eight major festivals during the year, and a host of smaller events that bring culture, music, sports, entertainment, and a variety of cuisine to residents, and over 750,000 visitors each year. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking trails in the nearby San Jacinto Mountains and at Joshua Tree National Park, and horse lovers have access to polo and other equestrian events at two of the finest polo clubs in the country. Of course, there's also golf - Indio boasts five professionally designed golf courses that appeal to golfers of all skill levels.


To apply for this opportunity you must complete and submit a City Application to Human Resources, 100 Civic Center Mall, Indio, CA 92201. Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of application.