1244 Senior Human Resources Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-1244-092508

Introduction

This is a Position Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

The Department
SFO is a world-class, award-winning airport that serves nearly 58 million passengers annually. SFO offers non-stop flights to 51 international cities on 44 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 85 U.S. cities on 12 domestic airlines.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. The Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, has a workforce of approximately 1,700 City employees who are focused on providing the best level of service to our guests.

For more information, visit www.flysfo.com. You can also watch this video about careers at SFO.

Position Description
Under direction, performs difficult and responsible professional and technical human resources work in the areas of recruitment, examinations, personnel operations; and performs technical work in other phases of personnel administration.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Serves as a team leader or assistant team leader in the performance of professional human resources activities in the areas of recruitment and selection, employee and/or labor relations, classification and compensation, benefits administration and human resources operations.
  • Performs recruitment activities, including announcement preparation, sources for recruiting.
  • Prepares examination announcements/advertisements; determines applicant eligibility based on minimum qualifications/special conditions.
  • Performs job analysis, constructs examinations; obtains input on exam development from subject matter experts; oversees test administration and scoring; and determines relative weights to various parts of the examination; responds to exam-related protests; documents test validity; and generates eligible lists.
  • Conducts investigations and surveys concerning the duties, responsibilities and qualifications of positions in the classified service; makes field and desk audits of work performed; recommends and prepares class specifications for new classifications or revises existing class specifications. 
  • Evaluates requests for leave and ADA accommodation; administers requests to fill position, employee transfers, post-referral, hiring, appoint, onboarding and layoff processes; interviews and examines candidates; administers employee discipline.
  • Negotiates resolutions to grievances; investigates complaints of serious employee misconduct and complaints; enforces MOUs to ensure consistent departmental compliance with provisions, and; acts as a Skelly officer in employee disciplinary hearings.
  • Participates in the collection and evaluation of salary and wage data.
  • Performs special projects involving the planning, research, development or implementation of a technical phase of human resources administration; prepares various memoranda, correspondence, records and reports with recommendations when appropriate.
  • Confers with employees, department heads, labor representatives and human resources analysts of other jurisdictions regarding the interpretation and application of laws and regulations concerning recruitment, examinations, classification and compensation, employee and/or labor relations, and human resources operations.
  • Coordinates processing of human resources transactions; reviews requests to fill positions; directs and reviews the preparation of requests to fill positions; tracks the certification and selection process; directs and participates in the processing of appointments; and receives, reviews and processes personal services contracts.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Experience
Three (3) years of verifiable professional human resources experience, similar to 1241 Human Resources Analyst, 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.

Substitution
Education Substitution: Additional qualifying work experience as a professional human resources analyst may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis (30 semester/ 45 quarter units equals 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 required professional experience.

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

Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.

  • Experience developing assembled examinations (e.g., creating multiple-choice questions, assessment center exercises, job simulations, oral examination questions, oral exam rating criteria, etc.), designing valid test plans based on job analysis findings, analyzing test results and establishing passing scores.
  • Working experience in large public jurisdictions or municipalities dealing in areas of recruitment, classification and personnel administration.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers 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 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, or the Airport Commission Human Resources office at 710 N. McDonnell Road, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94128.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email 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).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Erin Zadlo, by telephone at 650-821-2019, or by email at erin.zadlo@flysfo.com.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Verification
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found here.

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

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. 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.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying)

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

 

Written Core Examination (Weight: 60%)

This is a standardized written multiple-choice examination. In accordance with Civil Service Rule 111.11.4, inspection privileges do not apply to the questions and answers in this examination. This multiple-choice exam will be administered either on a computer or in a paper format. The type of format will depend on the size of the qualified applicant pool. Qualified candidates will be notified of the type of exam format in their exam appointment notification.  Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include, but not be limited to; Ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret data and information, including the ability to exercise good judgment when evaluating data and information Ability to read, comprehend, interpret and/or apply written information, rules, procedures, regulations, etc. Basic knowledge of, and the ability to apply policies, rules, and laws relating to recruitment and hiring processes, Civil Rights Act Title VII, EEO laws, and ADA Basic knowledge of, and the ability to apply principles, techniques, procedures and practices relating to job analyses, position classification, valid selection procedures and research, including the ability to perform mathematical calculations associated with these activities.


A passing score must be achieved on the Core Test. This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.  Your score 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 re-take this test. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the core exam 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 test.  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 core test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent. 

 

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 40%) 

Candidates who pass the written core examination will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire to complete and return. The Supplemental Questionnaire has been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to:

  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, principles and practices used for personnel-related transactions;
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, principles and practices used in association with position classification;
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, principles and practices used for recruitment processes;
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, principles, practices, and procedures related to the development of valid selection instruments;
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, principles, practices, and procedures used for test administration; 
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, policies, rules, regulations, and laws relevant to hiring processes; 
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, Civil Service Rules applicable to human resource activities; 
  •  Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, appeal processes and procedures; 
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to apply, the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures; 
  • Ability to communicate written information in a clear, concise, and understandable manner.

The supplemental questionnaire will be rated and scored. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the supplemental questionnaire in order to be reviewed in the rating process. 


Note: Candidates must achieve a passing score on both selection components described above in order to move forward in the selection process.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.


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

Eligible List/Score Report 
A confidential eligible list with names of candidates who have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established so interested parties can view the ranks, final scores, and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of candidates on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once that eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments that use this classification, please click here. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

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 applying 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 applying 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.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found here.

Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found here.

Terms of the Announcement
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 111A.35.1. 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 reason(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.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record 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.

General Information Concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures
Important employment information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained online here or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance
Issued: 9/6/19
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 092508
AIR/EZ/650-821-2019

 

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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