1246 Principal Human Resources Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-1246-088400

Introduction

The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

The purpose of this examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification.

 

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 411A.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under general direction, performs complex and specialized human resources work and thereby serves as a resource for important technical problems in the areas of recruitment and examinations. The Principal Human Resources Analyst position is assigned to the Exam - Merit Unit of Operations in the Human Resources division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.  The position reports to the Examination Manager of the Exam - Merit Unit.

 

Examples of essential duties include, but are not limited to the following:

 

•   As a team leader, plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of subordinate employees in performing professional human resources work in the areas of recruitment and examinations.

 

•   Serves as the expert technical advisor or coordinator on examination related appeals, protests and complaints.

 

•   Coordinates with division HR Liaisons in recruitment activities, confers with personnel at different operating levels to determine minimum qualifications, means of recruitment and areas to be covered; personally reviews those applications requiring a high degree of judgment.

 

•   Oversees/develops examination questions with rating guidelines, examination and administration issues, including strict content-validation approach (demonstrating job-relatedness) as defined by the federal Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures and the applicable rules of the San Francisco Civil Service Commission.

 

•   Oversees/performs job analyses of individual positions and classes; assigns relative weights to various parts of the examination; reviews test items for construction and accuracy; establishes passing points; organizes material for final review and makes revisions, as deemed necessary; investigates and responds to complaints, protests and appeals regarding examination matters and job specifications.

 

•   Supervises and participates in various classification projects/requests; coordinates the preparation of class specifications; and makes recommendations.

 

•   Appears before legislative bodies and committees including the Civil Service Commission to present staff reports, explain and interpret matters involving recruitment, examinations, and classification.

 

•   Prepares various memoranda, correspondence, records and various reports with recommendations when appropriate.

 

•   Meets with employees, division heads, and labor representatives concerning recruitment, examinations, and/classification, when necessary.

 

•   Performs other related duties as assigned. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education:

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

 

Experience:

Five years of professional human resources experience in one or more of the following areas of activity: recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee and/or labor relations, benefits administration and human resources operations of which one year must have been as (1) an advanced journey level classification, similar to 1244 Senior Human Resources Analyst, that performs difficult and specialized human resources work and thereby serves as a resource for special problems, or (2) lead or supervised a small team of professional staff involved in the more difficult and complex matters associated with recruitment and selection, employee and/or labor relations, classification and compensation, benefits administration and human resources operations.

 

Substitution:

Experience Substitution - Possession of a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or a Master’s degree in Personnel Administration, Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or Clinical/School/Industrial-Organizational Psychology may be substituted for one (1) year of the required non-advanced journey / non-lead/supervisory experience.

 

Education Substitution - Verifiable professional human resources work experience in one or more of the following areas may substitute for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis: recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, employee and/or labor relations, benefits administration and human resources operations (30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one year.)

 

Experience Substitution - Completion of a 12 month human resources trainee program equivalent to the City and County of San Francisco’s 1249 Human Resources Training Program may substitute for one (1) year of the required non-advanced journey / non-lead/supervisory experience.

 

In addition to the Minimum Qualifications listed above, this position has an additional requirement. In order to qualify for this position, applicants must meet the following Special Condition:

 

Special Condition:

This position requires 12 months of verifiable experience conducting job analysis for purposes of assessing duties and functions of positions to make recommendations for classification purposes, and/or for purposes of developing and administering employment exams.

 

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

 

•           Click and select 1246 Principal Human Resources Analyst (PBT-1246-088400)  

•           Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

•           Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”

•           Follow instructions given on the screen.

 

Computer kiosks are available for the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to file online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

 

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail.  It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org).

 

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Merit Section.  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415.701.5003 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at angela.szu@sfmta.com.

 

VERIFICATION:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience and education at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.

 

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Technical Knowledge HR Exam – Recruitment and Examinations Emphasis (Weight: 45%)

Qualified candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas. These include but are not limited to: principles, concepts, procedures and processes related to job analyses, test administration, test development, recruitment, harassment, EEO and ADA laws. It is also designed to measure analytical and quantitative ability, basic statistics, and ability to interpret data in tables, graphs and charts, and basic computer use (e.g., Outlook, WORD, Excel, PowerPoint).

 

Scores attained on this component are "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination, and are applicable to both the 1246 and 0931 Human Resources’ positions where “Recruitment and Examinations” is the job’s emphasis. Note, this is a separate exam from the Technical Knowledge HR Exam with an emphasis on “Operations” and/or “Labor Relations’. This means that, should you apply during this three-year time period for a 1246 and/or 0931 HR job opportunity for which “Recruitment and Examinations” is the position’s primary focus, you will not be required to re-take this test component. If the selection process for a future 1246 or 0931 HR job announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes this test component, your score on this test component automatically will be applied to that announcement. [Please note that separate passing points for this test component will be applied with respect to the 1246 and 0931 selection processes (i.e., a higher passing point is applied with respect to 0931 HR recruitments)]. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take this test component. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another 1246 or 0931 job announcement for which this test component is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

 

Supervisory Test Battery (STB): (Weight: 55%)

Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written multiple-choice examination component will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/FileCenter/Documents/11676-STB%20Blurb.pdf

 

A passing score must be achieved on the Written Multiple-Choice Technical Knowledge HR Exam – (Recruitment and Examination Emphasis) and the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.

 

The above test components are considered standardized, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

 

Scores attained on the Supervisory Test Battery will be valid and "banked" for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take the Supervisory Test Battery. The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other classes; therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Supervisory Test Battery, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement, However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the Supervisory Test Battery. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the Supervisory Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

 

A passing score must be achieved in all test components listed above in order to be placed on the Eligible List. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

 

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director. 

 

CERTIFICATION RULE:

The Certification Rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Five (5) Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

 

ELIGIBLE LIST:

The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Director of Transportation or the Civil Service Commission.

 

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Director of Transportation.

 

Upon approval of the Director of Transportation (see Civil Service Rule 411A), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.

 

NOTES:

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.  Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not  be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

 

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5003, 415.701.5062 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.  For further information, contact 415.701.5003 or 415.701.5062.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

 

Veteran’s Preference:

Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at:

http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:

http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#senioritycredit

 

Position Based Testing:

http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#positionbasedtesting

 

General Information concerning San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Employment Policies and Procedures:

Employment Information for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor. This information, including information regarding appeals of the terms of this announcement, is part of the terms of all announcements.

 

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

 

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 411A.  The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis” for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reasons(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

 

Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

 

Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Exam Type:  Combined Promotive & Entrance

Issued: July 11, 2018

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: 088400

MTA/AQS: 415.701.5003

 

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 


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