Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Departmental Human Resources Officer Trainee (Promotional)

Recruitment #17-0459-01

Introduction

YOU MUST BE AN ALAMEDA COUNTY EMPLOYEE TO APPLY

THIS IS A NEW PROMOTIONAL ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. 

The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended. Qualified applicants must be current county employees and have completed the equivalent of six months of continuous service following a regular appointment in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes the District Attorney’s Office, the Medical Center, and the Superior Court) by Monday, December 4, 2017. 

A regular appointment does not include provisional, TAP (Temporary Assignment Pool), or STEP-UP appointments.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Postmarks are not accepted.  Applications will only be accepted on-line.

DESCRIPTION

THE POSITION

Under close supervision, to learn to perform professional, human resources management work in a County department or agency assisting, developing and maintaining a program of human resources management and administration including, disability and reasonable accommodation case management, recruitment/staffing, workforce planning, training and development, examination development and administration, employee selection, position classification, performance evaluations, affirmative action, disciplinary and grievance procedures and employee relations; and to perform other related duties.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to provide comprehensive consultation and appropriate recommendations.
  • Strong organizational skill with the ability to value and manage work groups by inspiring, advising and delegating to facilitate goal accomplishment and track, monitor and evaluate performance to ensure success.
  • Strong collaboration skill and be a consensus builder, adept in identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships to help achieve department goals.
  • Political savvy and skills necessary for identifying, navigating and successfully interacting within the dynamics of the organization while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Plan and organize work for self and others in order to ensure that work is completed efficiently and in a timely manner.
  • Respond quickly in a changing environment and provide quality solutions to programmatic and organizational problems.
  • Problem solve with good judgment, capable of thinking logically, taking initiative and reacting calmly under pressure in order to arrive at sound conclusions, make well supported decisions and take appropriate action.

VACANCY

The current vacancy is within the Sheriff's Office Disability/Worker’s Compensation Unit.  However, the eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be used by any department needing to fill a vacancy.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Disability/Worker’s Compensation Unit is currently recruiting to fill a Departmental Human Resources Officer Trainee position.  The Disability/Worker’s Compensation Unit provides claims management services for industrial and non-industrial illness and injuries to over 1,600 employees, of which approximately 1,000 are sworn personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience as a Human Resources Technician or in an equivalent or higher classification performing human resources related activities in the Alameda County classified service.

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.

Or II

Education:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.

AND

Experience:

The equivalent of one year full time professional level human resources management experience involving compensation analysis, workforce planning, training and development, recruitment/staffing, employee relations, requiring the use of the knowledge and skills described in this specification. (Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the degree.)


NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

Recruitment & Staffing
• Public human resources administration including job analysis and position classification, conducting audits, wage and salary administration, recruitment and personnel selection, employer-employee relations, and training.
• Federal, State and local laws, rules and guidelines relating to the hiring process and other areas of human resources-related activities.
• Internal workforce assessment techniques & employment policies, practices, & procedures
• Federal, State and local laws, rules and guidelines relating to the hiring process and other areas of human resource-related activities.
• Successful recruiting strategies to attract high caliber diversity candidates.

Employee & Labor Relations
• Knowledge of labor relations laws, practices, and trends
• Progressive discipline
• Grievance resolution
• Consultative & coaching skills with managers
• Investigative and interview techniques
• Labor relations laws, practices and trends.

Health & Safety
• Federal, State and Local workplace health, safety, security & privacy laws & regulations.
• Enforcing procedures of workplace safety, health & security.
• Awareness of potential violent behavior and workplace violence conditions.

Administrative
• Computer applications and hardware and software related to the work.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

 

Ability to:

• Demonstrate commitment to the county’s mission, credo, and goals.
• Be visionary, strategic, and innovative, working with change.
• Collaborate with other agencies and departments to meet overall countywide needs while leveraging financial and other resources.
• Use business acumen to build a strong organization that delivers results.
• Use interpersonal skills to communicate effectively.
• Promote personal and professional growth for self and others.
• Provide the highest level of service delivery to diverse customers.
• Work effectively as a member and leader of diverse teams.
• Plan and organize workload.
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity
• Be flexible
• Create HR policies, programs, and services with Diversity imbedded.
• Create employee programs that will demonstrate to the community the organization’s commitment to Diversity.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' application to verify possession of minimum requirements.  Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. A written component that will be weighted as pass/fail.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score.  The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this examination.

  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:

5:00 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2017

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

by Monday, December 18, 2017

Written Examination:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Oral Interviews:

Friday, January 26, 2018

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing.   Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance (Employer Credit)
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Group Legal
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Leticia Diaz, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
510-272-6469; Email: Leticia.Diaz@acgov.org
www.acgov.org/hrs

 Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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