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$69.02-$92.44 hourly / $11,963.00-$16,023.00 monthly / $143,561.60-$192,275.20 yearly


Under general direction, assists the Personnel Director in planning, organizing, and directing the Personnel Department and its divisions in achieving divisional and departmental objectives. Acts as Director in the absence of the Personnel Director. Do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single-position class is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Personnel Department, which includes recruitment, selection, benefits, relations, training, workers’ compensation, and risk management. The department also provides staff to the Civil Service Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Commission on Disabilities, and the Women’s Commission. This class differs from the higher class of Personnel Director in that the latter is responsible for providing policy direction and for the overall administration of the entire department. This class is distinguished from the lower classes of Principal Analyst and Risk Manager in that the former has day-to-day operational responsibility for all divisions.

Typical Tasks

Plans, organizes, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Personnel Department by providing service to operating departments while ensuring that processes meet merit principles, Civil Service Rules, and Equal Employment opportunities and guidelines. Supervises, trains, and evaluates the work of subordinate professional, technical, and clerical support staff. Coordinates the Department’s employee relations activities. Evaluates personnel programs, policies, and procedures. Develops and recommends improvements in the administration of programs and implements changes as approved. Serves as a technical advisor to departments and staff. Develops short-term and long-range work plans. Assesses program progress and recommends changes as required. Serves as a key member of the management team. Keeps the Personnel Director informed of changes and problems pertaining to division operations. Coordinates division operations with other personnel services and with other County managers. Prepares and administers the operational budget for the Department. Plans, develops, and implements internal staff development and training to ensure delivery of effective and efficient service to departments, employees, and the public. Ensures compliance of decentralized personnel functions with merit system principles. Serves as the Division liaison for data processing and information system requirements. Prepares and/or reviews reports and correspondence. Performs complex and difficult special assignments and projects. Provides staff support to a County commission. Inputs and analyzes data using a computer. Attends meetings and conferences.

Employment Standards


Thorough knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of employee relations, personnel administration, contract implementation and labor negotiations.
  • The principles, practices, and techniques of effective management.  
Working knowledge of:

  • The principles of recruitment, testing, classification, and pay and job analyses.
  • Equal employment opportunity regulations and laws.
  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting public personnel administration.
  • The principles of supervision and training.
  • The application of data processing to personnel programs.
  • Training programs, and
  • Budget preparation and administration.
Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, manage, and evaluate personnel programs.
  • Supervise, train, schedule, and evaluate the work of professional, technical, and clerical staff.
  • Understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, rules, regulations, MOUs, and policies and procedures.
  • Negotiate mutually satisfactory solutions to problems.
  • Define problems; collect, interpret, and evaluate data; develop solutions to problems.
  • Establish a cooperative and credible working relationship with others.
  • Develop and evaluate improvements to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of personnel services to departments, employees, and the public.
  • Coordinate functions among divisions.
  • Prepare clear and concise written reports and make effective oral presentations.
  • Plan, organize, and/or prepare research and statistical studies.
  • Operate a computer to input and analyze data.
  • Periodic after-hours work as needed.

Training and Experience:

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

Five years of increasingly responsible professional personnel experience with two years of experience supervising professional staff. A minimum of three years of the above experience must have been in a public agency.

A four-year degree from an accredited university with an emphasis in Public Administration, Personnel, Employment Law or related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

Special Requirements:

Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license, or provide suitable transportation that is approved by the appointing authority.

The mental and physical ability to perform the position's essential functions as summarized in the Typical Tasks section of this job specification.


Bargaining Unit: 08
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 87
Workers' Compensation Code: 0053
Analyst: GLD/DTW
Revised Date(s): 7/91, 5/05,

CLASS: VG7; EST: 5/1/1989; REV: 7/1/2005;