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Human Resources Analyst

at Maricopa County

Pay: $22.61 to $35.24/hour
$22.61 - $35.24
Posted: 3/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2319889

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Overview

The Human Resources Analyst provides human resources leadership to the department by driving and executing advanced level professional personnel work which requires the use of discretion and independent judgment in making recommendations and decisions. Responsibilities include researching, planning, and implementing solutions; recruitment and selection, classification and compensation; employee benefits; employee relations; leave case management, disability, risk management; professional licensing and credentialing, special programs and projects; and as well as completing of a variety of staffing studies and special projects.  Performance of these duties requires that the employee interpret and apply state and federal laws and County policies and procedures, and provide related counseling to employees along with information and recommendations to management.

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Public or Business Administration or a closely related field and two (2) years of experience performing Human Resources functions including Employee Relations and Recruitment. An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and/or Human Resources experience may substitute for the minimum requirements on a year per year basis.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Local, state, and federal employment laws, statutes, regulations, and guidelines.   
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, and implementation and evaluation.
  • Conducting investigations, concisely documenting findings, and discerning an appropriate course of action. 
Skill in:
  • Motivating, developing, and identifying the best people for the job.
  • Social perceptiveness, negotiation and facilitation.
  • Analyzing, consulting, and mediation.
  • Identifying trends and complete root cause analysis to address workplace concerns. 
  • The use of computer applications including spreadsheets, database, and word processing software. 
  • Exceptional level of customer service.
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
Ability to:
  • Use relevant information and individual judgment to inform operational decisions and improve processes.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse work group and the general public.
  • Conduct an investigation, concisely document findings, and discern an appropriate course of action.
  • Think strategically and find creative solutions and alternatives to workplace issues.
  • Present ideas and information clearly, accurately, objectively, and logically, both orally and in writing, so that others understand.
  • Work in an unstructured, fast paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Analyze, organize, and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Master's in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development or Public Administration. Additional experience performing Human Resources functions including Employee Relations and Recruitment. Five (5) years of Human Resources experience in a public sector setting or managing under a merit system or contract (CBA).  Experience with classroom delivery of HR related training programs.  Five (5) years' experience performing the full spectrum of HR related operations on an HRIS system.  Experience conducting employee relations related investigations.
Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
HRCI, SHRM or IPMA-HR certified professional.
Working conditions:
Work occurs primarily in an indoor office environment and occasionally outdoors. Tasks require manual dexterity of hands and body to operate office equipment as well as manage frequent interruptions, time pressures, high work volumes, and multiple, complicated and unscheduled tasks. Job includes team-oriented activities and interaction with all levels of County management and personnel as well as the public.  Responsibilities require concentration, accuracy, ethical conduct and a professional demeanor. Ability to work a variety of hours outside of the normal schedule during peak-demand periods.

Essential Job Tasks

  • Interprets, explains, and makes recommendations regarding personnel law and department policies and procedures.
  • Provides guidance and counsel to department management and employees regarding employee relations issues; and mediates with management and employees to facilitate resolutions and interventions.
  • Reviews disciplinary matters and recommends appropriate level of discipline; provides guidance to management with regards to written counseling / reprimands and authors disciplinary documents.
  • Investigates, analyzes, and prepares written documents to respond to employee related concerns; interfaces with legal counsel and conducts internal investigations and drafts related reports; performs research and assists with responses to EEOC Charges, Unemployment Claims and Merit System appeals.
  • Coordinates performance management process. Ensures performance check-ins and evaluations are completed timely. Assists and coaches management in managing employee performance.
  • Develops and implements recruitment strategies, including identifies sources of candidates and partnering with management on interview and selection process. Consults with management to determine staffing needs and appropriate use of established positions; creates, inactivates, changes attributes of positions as business needs dictate; and writes / maintains all job descriptions.
  • Partners with County Compensation in regards to wage offers, salary advancements, market reviews, and additional concerns related to pay.
  • Works with management and employees to ensure equal employment opportunity law compliance including the Americans with Disabilities Act, HIPAA, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • Manages leave case management (FMLA, ADA, Donations of Leave, Short and Long Term Disability) in accordance with specific laws and provisions of leave. Advises management and employees about rights, obligations, policy and procedures. Works with management to suggest methods of reasonable accommodation; maintains detailed documentation of processes undertaken to accommodate individual circumstances.
  • Ensures that employee records relating to recruitment/selection, employee relations and confidential medical records are accurate and maintained in accordance with County policy and State records retention guidelines.
  • Designs, develops, and delivers training presentations to management and staff.
  • Participates in special projects as assigned; perform research and assists in developing and implementing programs and procedures.

Selection Procedure

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.  A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County.  These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

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