MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:
$4,339.74 – $4,562.12 – $4,796.18 – $5,041.94 – $5,299.44 – $5,570.98
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Wednesday, December 7, 2022. (Candidates must appear in person for the examination.)
The City of Stockton is currently recruiting for one (1) Human Resources Technician to work in the Human Resources Department/Administrative Division. The assignment will include working on a wide range of human resources administrative related duties to provide technical support for the Administrative Human Resources staff. This eligible list may also be used to fill future vacancies in other divisions of the Human Resources Department. The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fridays, with alternating Fridays off.
Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service system, in a “for-cause” employment status, and not represented by a union. (Classified/Unrepresented)
This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list or the open list or a combination of both. These lists may be used to fill future vacancies.
This position is included in the Civil Service system, in a “for-cause” employment status, and not represented by a union.
Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to, and successfully pass, a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting.
Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of paraprofessional and technical administrative duties within the City’s Human Resources Department; provides support to various Human Resources functions including, but not limited to the following specialized areas, recruitment/selection, personnel actions/position control, information management, classification/compensation, benefits administration, and general administration; coordinates and/or performs projects and special assignments as requested by professional and management staff; and performs related work as assigned.
This paraprofessional class describes positions that provide technical and specialized administrative assistance in support of human resources operations and functions. Incumbents work with a high level of independence and confidentiality, applying technical knowledge of City human resources policies, practices and procedures to perform duties within broad procedural guidelines.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
The duties assigned to any single position typically emphasize one or more of the following areas, but are not limited to those listed below. Most incumbents also perform some general administration duties and others cross train in several areas to ensure efficient and effective customer service.
Operates a personal computer and other standard office equipment utilizing an assortment of computer software; updates website information.
Responds to and completes survey information regarding salary and benefits; provides general technical and paraprofessional support; collects and compiles data; performs statistical analyses and prepares related reports using complex spreadsheet software; interprets and explains Memoranda of Understanding (MOU’s), rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to employees; coordinates job fairs and other events.
May serve as a lead worker or supervisor
Other Positions may require:
Responds to and resolves a wide range of benefits-related issues regarding leaves, health insurance, retirement, unemployment, disability and workers’ compensation; interprets and explains benefits-related contract provisions, MOU’s, policies and procedures; provides liaison between employees and benefit providers to resolve eligibility, claims and other issues.
Holds pre-retirement meetings with employees/dependents to provide counseling regarding options and benefits; retrieves payroll, MOU and other information for the purpose of establishing retirement benefit eligibility and payment levels; calculates and projects potential retirement income based on established formulas and employee options; assists with completion of retirement forms and applications; receives and processes retirement requests; coordinates post-retirement actions with administrator to ensure that all required actions are completed appropriately.
Reviews, verifies eligibility for, and processes specific benefit requests (e.g., Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and other leave requests); drafts/sends correspondence to individual employees regarding benefit eligibility/limitations; processes enrollment, change and separation notification forms.
Helps administer the City’s long term disability program by reviewing and processing claims, calculating supplemental leave payments, completing required employer documentation and monitoring payroll status to ensure compliance with City policy.
Reviews and processes unemployment claims; reviews and processes life insurance claims; reviews personnel action forms that impact employee benefits and determines required benefit-related actions; conducts benefits orientation sessions for new employees; monitors part-time employee eligibility for benefits; assists with preparing or completing benefits surveys.
Possession of an Associate of Arts degree or completion of sixty semester units or equivalent quarter hours from an accredited two-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration, industrial relations, organizational psychology, or a related field; AND three (3) years of progressively responsible office administrative experience.
NOTE: Depending upon the specific requirements of the position being recruited for, experience must include at least one year of specialized experience in a public human resources setting that required familiarity with recruitment, testing, selection, position control, information management, classification, or benefits administration. Additional human resources office administrative experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Some positions require possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Basic principles, practices, techniques, and terminology of public human resources administration, including recruitment, testing, selection, position control, information management, classification, and benefits administration;
Basic methods of administrative research, data collection and reporting; basic statistical concepts and methods;
Federal, state, and local laws, and rules and regulations pertaining to public sector human resources administration;
Principles and practices of employee leadership and supervision, including work planning, delegation, scheduling, training, evaluation, and discipline;
Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary;
Standard office administrative procedures including business letter writing and document formatting;
Business arithmetic including percentages and decimals;
Confidentiality as it applies to the human resources environment;
Computer software used in personnel administration, including databases, spreadsheets, and word processing; and
Methods and practices of record keeping.
Reading, understanding, and applying complex rules, regulations, and laws;
Understanding and implementing oral and written instructions;
Learning and retaining a substantial amount of factual material;
Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
Organizing, researching, and maintaining office records;
Independently composing correspondence and other documents;
Collecting, compiling, comparing, and reconciling data; preparing reports and correspondence;
Performing arithmetical computations and basic statistical manipulations;
Interpreting and editing written materials;
Operating a variety of office equipment, including computers;
Using initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines;
Organizing and prioritizing work; meeting critical deadlines; following up on assignments;
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; and
Leading or supervising the work of subordinate staff; training staff in work procedures.
Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include a written and/or oral examination weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates’ names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.
ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. (DO NOT STATE “REFER TO RESUME” ON YOUR APPLICATION OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.) INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTALS WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY’S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY.
The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.
After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this notice as proof of filing.
Notification and correspondence will be sent via email only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is being received.
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In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.
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