Elk Grove, CA
April 2009 to Present
Castillo Mobile Auto Repair, Elk Grove (Project completed; ready for outside employment)
§ Secured real estate location, negotiated service contracts, managed marketing and procured necessary business licensing, certifications and insurance requirements
§ Researched, created and implemented new business processes and improved pre-existing policies affecting both the front line business and human resource functions
Senior Employment Specialist
October 1998 to April 2009
Left due to Corporate Layoffs affecting 400+ employees)
Elk Grove and San Francisco Offices
§ Manage & Direct full life-cycle recruitment processes for high volume 40+ active req load (from business client strategy meetings to drafting job postings, initial interviews, candidate recommendations to negotiating job offers, background/reference checks, drug testing and the final on-boarding process) for positions located throughout multiple states and throughout various levels within the organization such as: Executive, mid-level, entry-level, Full-Time, Part-Time, Exempt & Non-Exempt across the enterprise and departments such as: IT, Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Insurance Sales & Service, Claims, Customer Service Reps and Marketing/Product Management, etc
§ Coach clients/individuals on behavioral interviewing techniques, created interview questions & hiring strategies. Facilitated and created "Job Search Presentations" for those employees being laid off.
§ Represented company at professional conferences, job fairs, diversity workshops etc
§ Researched & Managed outside contractors & contracts incl providers for Bilingual Testing Services, Background Checks, Pre-Employment Drug Testing & Temporary Employee Services
Human Resources Associate
September 1996 to October 1998
San Francisco (resigned due to career opportunity at AAA)
§ Provided executive administrative assistance to VP of Human Resources
§ Co-administrated highly competitive Broadcasting College Internships & Minority Training Programs
§ Responsible for complete job posting process; HRIS Personnel Records, Benefits Coordination, Back-up Payroll ADP processing, Employee Recognition & Holiday Programs
§ Re-designed and Facilitated New Hire On boarding Process
August 1991 to September 1996
Law Offices of John E. Hill, San Francisco, CA (Resigned due to career opportunity at KRON TV)
§ Provided Legal Secretary/Paralegal assistance to various attorneys in a Civil Law Office setting (Word Processing of pleadings, court calendaring and filings etc)
§ Coordinated and Managed logistics for office relocation (telecom, computer & real estate needs etc)
§ Responsible for all Human Resources, Payroll and Accounting functions for law office such as interviewing & training of support staff, processing bi-monthly payroll, benefits administration, employee relations, accounts receivable/payable, Notary Public and Spanish Interpreter Services.
Professional Certification in Human Resources Management
Bachelor's in General Education
English/Spanish Bi-lingual (read/write/speak) 12+ yrs Corporate Human Resources Mgmnt exp (Recruiting & Generalist focused) 7+ yrs Civil Law/Private Investigations/Executive Administrative Assistance/Gen Office exp 7+ yrs Law Enforcement/Security/Public Service exp 5+ yrs Coaching, Leading & Mentoring exp 3+ yrs Retail / Fast Food Industry exp Recipient of various Awards, Recognitions & Advancement Promotions Extremely Ethical, Respectful & Responsible Excellent Adaptability, Communication & People skills Strong Decision-making & Conflict Resolution Skills Possess Strong Multi-tasking & Organizational skills Certified Typing Speed of 55 wpm (with zero errors) 10-Key Data Entry /Alpha & Numeric Excellent Computer Skills: MS Office Suite, HRIS Software, ADP, Kenexa, Taleo, BrassRing, Legal Calendaring Software, On-line Job Postings, Research, and Social Net-Working Sites etc.
Awarded Multiple promotions throughout career at AAA as well as various recognitions for Excellence and for my positive community involvement as a representative of AAA.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper & Sacramento Business Journal
Story published in the Bee about a unique hiring situation
Represented Sacramento Works in an ad in the Business Journal for Building Business Partnerships
within the community.
AAA Conservation Corps: VOLUNTEERED for numerous projects; such as: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK WEEKEND CLEAN-UP CREW, AMERICAN RIVER CLEAN-UP, SACRAMENTO AIDS WALK, SAN FRANCISCO AIDS WALK, SAN FRANCISCO FOOD BANK, SACRAMENTO Holiday ‘Toys for Tots’ Program and Holiday ‘ADOPT-A-FAMILY” projects, amongst several other projects as well
San Francisco Police Department -CA State Police-San Mateo Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Div
Involved in SFPD Cadet Program for numerous years, as a volunteer I helped provide Security, directed traffic and provided any guidance necessary to San Francisco residents in the aftermath of the 1989 Earthquake. I participated in Ride-a-Longs and in a 6 week intensive cadet police training academy. I worked summers in the Detective Division of the Sex Crimes Unit and at various Police Stations taking non-emergency reports from walk-in citizens requiring police help. I received my Mace License and Security Guard Card at this time as well.
As a California State Police Explorer I volunteered for community service projects (fingerprinting of children, safety fairs, etc)
As a San Mateo Search & Rescue Division Cadet, I participated in unique training opportunities such as an intense night Search & Rescue Training program specializing in Wilderness & Mountain Terrain rescue techniques by foot & air. I also obtained First Aid & CPR Certifications (however now expired).