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Human Resources Analyst

Salary Range:
Analyst I - $41,488 to $69,037 per year
Analyst II - $45,741 to $76,113 per year
Associate Analyst - $50,429 to $83,915 per year

Close Date: Open Until Filled

Application Instructions:
Details about the SANDAG Employment Application and Supplemental Questions required for this position can be found below.

A Comprehensive Human Resources Program

Working in close collaboration with employees, managers, and executives, the Human Resources team has a reputation for delivering programs and services that contribute to the overall effectiveness of the organization. Supporting more than 350 employees, who represent all stages of career development from entry-level interns to senior executives, and a diverse range of technical expertise, the Human Resources team designs, implements, and facilitates programs and practices that allow the agency to leverage the very best from its talented staff. The team is progressive, proactive, and provides outstanding customer service; they have contributed to the agency’s ability to deliver on its regional responsibilities by attracting, retaining, and developing a highly productive, engaged, and knowledgeable workforce. Current initiatives of the team are directly tied to agency strategic goals and include workforce planning, performance management, career development, recognition, and organizational development.

Human Resources Analyst Role

As a member of a seven-person team, the Human Resources Analyst will coordinate recruitments to fill a broad range of operational, technical, and professional staff positions; provide guidance and resources to hiring managers to successfully identify and select candidates for employment; ensure a smooth transition for new employees to the agency through onboarding/orientation activities; and participate in strategic workforce planning initiatives. The position also may perform technical and analytical work related to classification, compensation, performance management, and organization development programs.

Job Responsibilities

This position is best suited for an experienced human resources professional with expertise in recruitment, staffing, and workforce planning. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with senior staff. Examples of primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to managers and executives for the selection of candidates for various staff positions ranging from intern and entry level, though journey, senior, and manager level roles.
  • Liaise with managers and executives regarding options for filling vacant staff positions that align with agency practices and requirements; develop recruitment strategies including schedules and timelines.
  • In collaboration with hiring managers, research, develop, and prepare announcements that fully describe position responsibilities and qualifications as well as candidate submittal requirements; determine outreach and advertising strategies; coordinate and recommend appropriate selection procedures including application screening and evaluation criteria, identify interview panel members, interview questions, and job-related testing.
  • Facilitate panel-style interviews and assist hiring managers form candidate recommendations to present to executives; coordinate reference checks, degree verifications, and pre-employment checks required for positions.
  • Research and provide compensation recommendations for candidates to executives; extend and negotiate job offers; prepare new hire offer letters and pre-employment materials.
  • Maintain contact with all candidates throughout the recruitment process; respond to candidate questions; contact and send final notifications to non-selected candidates.
  • Initiate and participate in onboarding activities to ensure appropriate arrangements are made for new employees; communicate and coordinate with hiring managers and onboarding/orientation program partners.
  • Participate in activities to continuously monitor and review the effectiveness of the recruitment and onboarding/orientation programs; identify and implement changes that maintain or enhance the level of service to managers, candidates, new employees, and orientation program partners.
  • Assist managers with the placement of temporary employees to fill short-term staffing needs; work with staffing agencies to communicate needs; meet with temporary candidates to ensure fit with SANDAG; perform related administrative functions, including maintenance of records, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the SANDAG classification and compensation program; conduct job analyses and classification reviews; develop and update classification specifications.
  • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of the SANDAG Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program; coordinate outreach initiatives and prepare required reports for the Board of Directors, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and federal funding agencies.
  • Advise employees, supervisors, managers, and executives on the application and interpretation of personnel policies, practices, procedures, rules, laws, and programs.
  • Participate in other Human Resources team programs and systems in the areas of benefits, wellness, performance management, and organizational development.
  • Remain current with state and federal regulations pertaining to employment law; assist with the development and review of policies and procedures in response to changes in employment law or to support new or modified agency practices.
  • Research, collect, compile, and analyze information on a variety of specialized human resources topics; prepare technical records, reports, and summaries to present and interpret data, identify alternatives, and make and justify recommendations.

Experience and Qualifications

Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for a candidate who is responsive, organized, and detail-oriented, and committed to providing professional, prompt, and accurate services while meeting numerous time-sensitive deadlines. Superior verbal and written communication skills, analytical capabilities, and the ability to exercise diplomacy, tact, and sensitivity when working with staff are key characteristics.

The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in human resource management, organizational development, psychology, business or public administration, or a related field, and one to four years of recent experience in human resources with a specific emphasis in areas related to recruiting and workforce planning.

The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position.

  • Demonstrated experience supporting a comprehensive recruitment program for a broad range of operational, technical, and professional staff positions; demonstrated familiarity and experience with the requirements and practices for public sector recruitment and selection is desirable.
  • Experience collaborating with hiring managers to understand their needs related to filling vacant positions; demonstrated ability to translate role-specific job requirements into detailed descriptions of position responsibilities and qualifications; ability to research, develop, write, and prepare job announcements, including candidate submittal requirements.
  • Experience providing technical guidance to hiring managers and developing tools and resources to support the various phases of the candidate selection process; experience developing screening and evaluation criteria for candidate applications, preparing appropriate and effective interview questions and job-related testing, and coordinating pre-employment checks.
  • Experience facilitating panel-style interviews and assisting hiring managers with recommending candidates to executives; demonstrated ability to research and prepare compensation recommendations, and negotiate job offers with candidates.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, coordinating, and participating in effective onboarding and orientation programs for new employees; experience monitoring, reviewing, and enhancing orientation efforts in response to new employee and manager needs.
  • Familiarity with classification and compensation programs; experience researching and preparing new classification specifications, conducting job analyses, and participating in classification reviews.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of rules, regulations, laws, and requirements related to employment, recruitment, and selection; familiarity with public sector practices is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in the design and implementation of innovative human resources programs that anticipate and respond to organizational issues.
  • Experience compiling and maintaining sources of information related to a broad range of human resources programs and services; experience researching and analyzing information to prepare reports and other written documents; experience making appropriate recommendations on technical and complex personnel issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and comprehend the key responsibilities and functions of agency departments and staff positions and how these contribute to SANDAG overall.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and ascertain the needs of employees and respond quickly, tactfully, and courteously.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with employees, managers, executives, candidates, and others, and foster positive and collaborative working relationships with those met in the course of work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the need to maintain confidentiality and act with diplomacy when working with personnel records, candidate applications, compensation data, demographic data, and other confidential materials.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and perform multiple tasks with frequent interruptions from telephone calls, and employees; effective time management skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to establish and maintain priorities and work independently.
  • The selected candidate can anticipate a driving record check upon hire, and approximately annually thereafter. The results of the check may determine whether the selected candidate will be permitted to drive for SANDAG business.

Salary and Benefits

SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible and generous offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.

The Human Resources Analyst position will be filled at the I, II, or Associate level depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Positions at the Analyst I and II level are considered entry-level with job duties primarily related to learning and supporting program activities. At the Associate level, employees are expected to independently coordinate more complex functions. The annual salary ranges are: Analyst I - $41,488 to $69,037 per year; Analyst II - $45,741 to $76,113 per year; Associate Analyst - $50,429 to $83,915 per year.

Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. And to support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.

How to Apply

We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.

The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.

This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on Friday, March 23, 2018.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in
order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or

Application Supplement

To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 300 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.

Supplemental Questions

1. Briefly describe two examples of enhancements or improvements you have recommended or implemented to achieve a more effective recruitment or onboarding program.

2. Please attach an example of a recent job announcement/ posting you prepared and describe the steps that were taken to develop this document.

Candidate Selection and Notification

Following the first review date for applications, all candidates will receive written confirmation that their application has been received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. Based on this evaluation, the best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.

Further Information

The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.

SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.