Who are we?
The people of California rely on us to ensure the effective and efficient use and management of public funds and programs. We provide nonpartisan, accurate, and timely assessments of California government’s operational and financial activities. Our recommendations lead to saving the State millions of taxpayer dollars each year and helps make sure that California government is held accountable to the highest standards.
Why should you join us?
- You want to work in a professional environment with a team dedicated to progressive human resources practices.
- You are highly collaborative, solution-oriented, and can deliver impartial consultative services in a dynamic organization.
- You have a strong work ethic and thrive when working under pressure.
- You want to be part of an agency that makes a difference for Californians and future generations.
- You desire an annual salary range of $73,488 - $91,296.
What is the position?
As a Human Resources Analyst (HR Analyst), you work as part of the human resources team dedicated to developing and managing value-added human resources policies and programs, and providing expert consultation, services and solutions in an efficient and customer-focused manner. Specifically, the HR Analyst performs high-level complex analytical work in support of policy development and consultation, strategic planning initiatives, and special projects. In this role, the HR Analyst works independently and uses good judgment to produce accurate, high quality work products; manages multiple tasks and priorities; establishes and maintains effective working relationships; and demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
What will you do?
- Research and develop written analyses on a wide variety of sensitive and complex human resources-related matters.
- Develop, review, and facilitate the implementation of policies relating to a variety of human resources issues.
- Advise and consult with management in the implementation of a wide-variety of HR-related policies including employee performance, civil service merit principles, the progressive discipline process, disability and protected leave benefits, workers compensation, and other programs.
- Actively participate and collaborate with strategic planning implementation teams by researching, interpreting, and analyzing civil service laws, rules, and policies to provide recommendations for innovative methods to attract, recruit, and hire high caliber professionals.
- Provide insight to executive sponsors and strategic planning implementation team leaders to ensure their efforts comply with civil service laws and rules.
- Research laws, rules, policies, and best practices and provide recommendations to create new or improve existing processes and procedures that positively impact organizational development and performance.
- Collect and maintain statistical data for strategic planning partners; develop data collection protocols and analysis methods for conclusions and recommendations; conduct analyses on collected data; synthesize information; provide recommendations on effective strategies; and participate in implementing recommendations as needed.
Who are you?
- You have strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience taking projects from inception through completion.
- You have experience developing human resources policies and providing consultation on a variety of human resources-related topics.
- You have the ability to develop strong working relationships and interact with all levels of staff and stakeholders in a customer service focused manner.
- You have experience having difficult conversations requiring diplomacy and tact.
- You are a self-starter who is not afraid to take the initiative to propose changes, recommendations, or solutions.
- You have strong written and oral communication skills.
- You have the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects with short deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- You have the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
How do I join?
The California State Auditor is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. The civil service selection system consists of two simple steps: exams and hiring. This job announcement is part of the hiring step in the process. Details on taking the Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) examination can be found on CalHR's website.
Even if you have not taken the exam, you can apply for the position but must complete the exam process prior to participating in a hiring interview. To be considered for the position, submit a completed STD. 678 via your CalCareer account or by mail:
California State Auditor
Human Resources Office
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814
Current state workers with eligibility are encouraged to apply. The most qualified candidates will be contacted in early January for the next step in the hiring process.
The Fine Print:
Any applicant receiving a conditional job offer will be subject to a background check, fingerprinting and an inquiry to the California Department of Justice to disclose criminal records prior to appointment. State Auditor’s Office employees are excluded from collective bargaining. The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the state, the rules governing civil service and the special trust placed in public servants.