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Position Description: Under general supervision, provides technical and paraprofessional support for various personnel programs, services and activities including recruitment, classification, compensation, training, benefits, risk management and related functions; processes personnel actions for payroll, maintains job postings; responds to questions from City employees and the public regarding Human Resources and Risk Management Administration functional areas and performs related work as assigned. Responsible for preparation of several reports, including, but not limited to: EDD New Hire Report; Retiree Health Trust Report, and COBRA. Oversees the Tuition Reimbursement Program, benefits processing, PAF processing, IFAS entries and changes, and MYPERS entries and address changes. May assist in recruitments and coordinate selection activities with departments, including but not limited to: development of job announcements, preparation of test materials, researching City records, statutes and laws; proctoring and grading examinations, determining test criteria and screening methods, establishing eligibility lists and coordinating final selection of candidates. Conduct a variety of recruitment activities, including but not limited to: attending career fairs, screening applicants for basic compliance with position requirements; maintaining records of test scores; preparing correspondence regarding recruitment processes; placing advertisements in media, verifying employment references; conducting follow-up pre-employment processing, such as scheduling physicals, fingerprinting, identification card photos, etc. Process salary and benefit changes and initiate changes in status for payroll; perform data input of personnel transactions in the system. May assist in conducting salary and benefit surveys; respond to inquiries about standard policies and practices; provide general employment information to both internal and external clients. Verify employment of City employees to the public in accordance with related policies and procedures. Maintain and distribute current employee information, maintains the evaluation process, ensuring notification of departments and follow through to ensure receipt of completed evaluations; policy and procedure information and other communications and assists with special projects. Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Skills Required : The Human Resources Technician is the entry level paraprofessional class of the Human Resources series. Positions at this level perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled administrative duties in support of the Human Resources functions. This level is distinguished from the next higher level of Analyst which has responsibility for specific areas and project management. Knowledge of human resource policies, practices and procedures; modern office methods and standard office equipment; payroll database record keeping systems and appropriate software. Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality; demonstrate excellent customer service; perform difficult technical and administrative work involving the use of independent judgment, initiative and accuracy; exercise discretion and judgment in resolving problems; learn and apply federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting human resource administration and management; and understand and apply City of Murrieta municipal codes, policies, procedures, practices and MOUs. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; organize work and meet deadlines; work independently; develop and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively in written and oral form..
Experience Required: Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. An example of qualifying experience would be completion of the equivalent of two years’ of college and two years’ experience in human resources, payroll or a related field, or a combination thereof. Additional qualifying experience may be considered for substitution of college coursework. Public sector experience preferable.
Education Required:Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. An example of qualifying experience would be completion of the equivalent of two years’ of college and two years’ experience in human resources, payroll or a related field, or a combination thereof. Additional qualifying experience may be considered for substitution of college coursework. Public sector experience preferable.
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California Class C Driver’s License.
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