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Human Resources Analyst 2021 (20120028)

Company: City of Ceres, CA
Location: Ceres
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Central Valley

Job Type


Close Date

Until filled or until 100 applicants


$5,425.00-$6,594.00 Monthly

Additional Questionnaires

Pre-qualification and Supplemental

About Ceres

The City of Ceres is located in the Central San Joaquin Valley, 80 miles south of Sacramento and 95 miles east of San Francisco, in the heart of Stanislaus County. Ceres is in one of the Central Valley's richest and most diverse agricultural areas and is the home of the new $14 million County Agriculture Center. Even the name "Ceres" originates from the Roman goddess of agriculture. The City enjoys a comfortable climate, with 12 inches of rainfall annually. The average low winter temperature is 38 degrees Fahrenheit, the average high temperature in spring and fall is 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average high in the Summer is 90 degrees. The Tuolumne River forms part of the northern boundary. Ceres is a growing community with a heartfelt commitment to retaining its small neighborhood personality. Businesses, organizations, and nonprofit community service groups band together for a number of activities throughout the year. Events such as the annual Downtown Street Fair in May, summertime concerts in the park, Halloween Fun Festival, and the Christmas Tree Lane opening are well attended by the community. City government: City Manager's Office/Administration (City Clerk, City Attorney, Economic Development), Finance, Human Resources/Risk Management, Public Safety (Police, Fire), Engineering, Community Development (Planning, Building/Permits), Recreation, Public Works, Water, and Wastewater Utilities.

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2220 Magnolia Street CERES, 95307


Resume will not be accepted in lieu of application. A complete application is required.

Closed: When A Sufficient Qualified Applicant Pool Is Achieved

First Review of Applications: June 3, 2021

Panel Interviews: TBD


Under general direction, performs a variety of professional level administrative, technical and analytical duties in support of the City's human resource functions including recruitment, selection, classification, wage and salary administration, workers' compensation and other risk management, employer-employee relations, labor negotiations, training, and related functions; provides information and assistance to City employees and the general public regarding human resources activities, policies, and procedures; may supervise or provide lead direction to clerical/administrative staff; and performs a variety of professional tasks in support of assigned area of responsibility.

Representative Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of recruitment and selection activities including announcement development, application screening, and evaluation, examination selection and development, testing, and candidate certification.
  • Conduct and implement classification, reclassification, and organizational studies; evaluate and determine appropriate classifications and structures; prepare written reports and recommendations; develop new and revise existing classification specifications.
  • Participate in conducting wage, salary and benefit studies and surveys for the purpose of compensation administration and bargaining unit negotiations; compile data and prepare written reports including recommendations for action.
  • Assist in the overall management of the workers' compensation program; review initial workers' compensation claims and determine type of claim to be established; serve as liaison with injured workers, City departments, attorneys, medical providers, and investigators in the management of injured worker claims; work closely with insured employees and department managers regarding return to work issues.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of other risk management programs, such as occupational health and safety, and liability; serve as liaison on citywide Safety Committee, co-administering program with other departments and coordinating training; support Director, City Attorney and contract attorneys in litigation preparation.
  • Provide assistance with employee relations issues; consult with managers and employees regarding the interpretation of personnel practices, policies, and procedures including related laws and regulations; provide information and assistance to departmental personnel regarding employee evaluations, disciplinary actions and other employee relations issues.
  • Assist in employer-employee labor negotiations with various bargaining units; conduct a variety of surveys to gather and compile information for negotiation purposes; compile data and prepare various charts and graphs; work with finance to calculate negotiated costs.
  • Assist in conducting intra/intradepartmental training programs and activities; coordinate implementation of training programs with department heads.
  • Conduct research, analyze data, and prepare written and statistical reports and recommendations for a variety of human resource issues and topics; make oral presentations as required; update and revise written directives, rules, and regulations and various handbooks as appropriate.
  • Conduct new employee orientation and exit interviews; ensure proper applicant notification.
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resources administration.
  • Perform related duties as required.
  • May supervise other HR Staff.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a human resources program.

Principles, practices, and procedures of human resources administration in the areas of employment, compensation and classification, workers' compensation, employee development, training, and benefits administration.

Resources to sustain current understanding of modern trends and legal issues in the field of human resource management.

Employment and employee relations issues.

Methods and techniques of research and analysis of personnel administrative and statistical data.

Principles of city government organization, functions, and management.

Basic labor relations, negotiation processes and employment law.

Workers' compensation and related contract principles and theories.

Workers' compensation claims adjusting, investigation, and administrative techniques necessary to participate in the management of claims from reporting of injury to settlement.

Basic principles and procedures of record keeping.

Business letter writing and report preparation.

Principles and practices of customer service.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:

Perform professional personnel work with minimum supervision.

Make independent decisions.

Collect, compile, and analyze information and data.

Understand and analyze statistical information.

Make complete and accurate analyses, reports, and recommendations in a variety of personnel areas.

Work tactfully with and win confidence and cooperation of other departmental personnel, the public, and outside agencies and organizations.

Understand and assess needs and strengths of others.

Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Prepare clear, concise, oral and written reports both narrative and statistical.

Formulate and conduct presentations to employees, supervisors, and department managers.

Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.

Communicate and interact in situations requiring tact, instruction, persuasion, and counseling including conferences, group discussion, individual interviews, and negotiations.

Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

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

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, public administration, business administration, or a related field. Professional Human Resources certification is desirable.


Five years of increasingly responsible professional human resources administration experience. A Master's Degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of required experience that provides a generalist background.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel from site to site.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Those top applicants who most closely match the needs and skills of the position will be contacted via email regarding next steps in the recruitment process, an interview and written assessment. Those candidates who achieve a passing score on the interview and written assessment will be placed on an eligibility hiring list for hiring consideration.


Offers of employment will be subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check, fingerprint clearance, and physical examination including a drug test. An additional condition of employment includes employment verification and authorization to work in the United States, by completing the I-9 verification form designated by the USCIS.

NOTE: The City reserves the right to alter, adjust or change any portion of the examination process without notification. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract or employment expressed or implied. Any provision contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability as defined by the ADA and you need reasonable accommodation to participate in any of the examinations administered by the City of Ceres, you must notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date for the specific job. Official documentation of your functional limitations to support your request may be required.



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Health: The City contributes toward the combined monthly premiums for medical, dental and vision a maximum of $710, $1,470 or $2,090, dependent on level of medical coverage enrollment. Some of the monthly plan premium options are currently at no cost to the employee and family! Any employee contributions to health premiums are taken as pre-tax deductions. Employees eligible to waive medical coverage receive $200 per month in additional taxable compensation. Carriers include: Two Blue Shield HMOs, Blue Shield PPO, Kaiser HMO; Stanislaus Foundation Dental and Blue Shield MES Vision.

Retirement/Pension: The City offers a generous defined benefit plan pension (membership required) in the Stanislaus County Employees' Retirement Association (StanCERA), as governed by County Employees' Retirement Law of 1937 and Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). "Classic members" (within the last six (6) months a member of StanCERA or a reciprocal retirement plan, e.g. CalPERS) are enrolled in the City's 2% @ 55 plan; final compensation at retirement is based on the single highest year. Non-classic or "new members" are enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan, and employees are required to pay 50% of the normal contribution rate as prescribed by PEPRA, currently 9.41%, on a pre-tax basis; final compensation at retirement is based on the average of the three highest years.

Other Benefits: The City contributes an additional $100 per month through a qualified Section 125 plan to the employee's Flexible Spending Account (FSA - for non-reimbursable medical expenses or daycare), Health Savings Account (HSA), as applicable or other select voluntary benefits.

Voluntary Benefits & Leave: Employee Assistance Program, voluntary options for Deferred Compensation (457), Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage, 96 hours of sick leave accrued each year with unlimited accrual; vacation accrual based on years of service with maximum accrual of 480 hours and 13 paid holidays (including one personal day) each year.

The City also participates in Social Security, which has a mandatory 7.65% contribution for Social Security and Medicare.

Special Instructions

You must complete supplemental questionnaire, or you will be disqualified from application processing.

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