Senior Human Resources Analyst (Labor Relations and Investigations)

The State Bar of California - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)3.8

This Senior Human Resources Analyst position is focused on labor relations and workplace investigations. The primary responsibilities of this position are: 1) Conduct internal factual investigations into State Bar workplace issues and produce investigation reports. Types of investigations include, but are not limited to, complaints of illegal harassment or discrimination; whistleblower complaints; workplace violence; employee misconduct; and employee performance issues. 2) Assist managers and other HR staff in the performance management process, including performance evaluations, performance improvement plans and notices of discipline. 3) Coordinate and participate in employee disciplinary proceedings. The Senior HR Analyst may also assess employee reasonable accommodation requests; may serve as the State Bar’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator for matters related to accommodating members of the public; and may perform other investigatory, labor relations and general human resources functions as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Senior Human Resources Analyst is the lead/advanced journey-level class in the professional Human Resources series. The Senior Human Resources Analyst reports to the Director of Human Resources and assists in the formulation, determination, and effectuation of management policies in the administration and effectuation of employee and labor relations, and is responsible for maintaining confidentiality concerning such matters.

The Senior Human Resources Analyst exercises a higher degree of independent judgement and performs more complex work than the Human Resources Analyst. Both may exercise lead direction over lower professional and technical classifications when assigned.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assumes primary responsibility for the management, operation, design, and implementation of Human Resource programs and strategies in the areas assigned consistent with State Bar goals and objectives.
  • Assumes operational responsibility for internal and external procedures, programs, and/or activities within the assigned areas.
  • Gathers and reviews data in the assigned areas, coordinates with relevant managers, and prepares evaluations, analysis, reports, and recommendations as required.
  • Maintains relationships with outside entities, individuals and vendors including producing advertisements for recruiting, communications on benefits, and other communications.
  • Coordinates with vendors, reviews vendor data, and develops reports and recommendations.
  • Reviews internal candidates’ qualifications and arranges interviews with hiring managers, screens interview candidates, coordinates interviews, completes reference checks for job candidates, and extends job offers to successful applicants verbally and in writing.
  • Develops and presents employee orientation and training programs related to the assigned areas.
  • Conducts research, analyzes data and information, and makes appropriate reports on Human Resource programs in the assigned areas.
  • Ensures that employment functions, policies, and procedures comply with state and federal regulations and assists with filing appropriate reports to government agencies.
  • Administers requests for temporary agency employees, including the negotiation of billing rates, develops and conducts new employee orientation, and ensures that necessary forms and benefit information are accurate and complete.
  • Administers COBRA, CalPERS, health benefits, the 457 Plan, worker’s compensation, and other benefit programs which include employee notification, record logs, and coordination with payroll concerning employee status.
  • Communicates with employees to ensure thorough understanding of benefits, consulting with individuals about coverage for medical procedures and following guidelines for legal compliance.
  • Acts as the liaison between the insurance carriers/brokers or other people providing the benefits, and the employees.
  • Administers leave of absence, accommodation, and ergonomic programs and reviews, including assisting with interpretation, compliance and communication of applicable state and federal laws, employee status reviews, and ensuring proper employee status notification to Payroll.
  • Develops or updates job descriptions by performing classification analysis and research.
  • Develops specific training and professional development plan for State Bar employees to include the identification and prioritization of staff needs for organization.
  • Responsible for working with individual employees in support of their identified State Bar career goals.
  • Maintains classification and salary data to reflect labor market trends.
  • Assists with salary analysis, compensation surveys, and payroll administration.
  • Administers wage, salary, and payroll standards.
  • Assists in the selecting, reviewing, training, evaluating and directing the work of subordinate staff.
  • Assists in the formulation, determination and effectuation of management policies in the administration of employee and labor relations, and is responsible for maintaining confidentiality concerning such matters.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Employment Standards/Knowledge of:

  • Advanced principles of California and Federal Labor and Employment Laws.
  • Advanced principles of personnel selection, administration, and supervision.
  • Advanced principles of office and business management techniques.
  • Advanced methods of analyzing and synthesizing policies, programs, projects, and procedures of the State Bar.
  • Advanced principles of problem identification, analysis, and evaluation.
  • Principles of human resource information and database recordkeeping.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the State Bar Offices and their functions.
  • Principles of business math for completing non-technical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Principles of computer information systems, including personal computer applications, spreadsheet programs and word processing.
  • Principles of interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills including presentation and listening skills.
  • Principles of project management.
  • Principles of organizational behavior and effective conflict resolution.

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply the policies and practices of a department.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work under pressure and address conflict effectively.
  • Review and analyze complex written data.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, and internet and web-based applications.
  • Compile data and prepare narrative and statistical reports.
  • Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the general public, State Bar members, or other departments.
  • Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of information.
  • May speak publicly to large groups of people.
  • May plan, schedule, make work assignments, set priorities, train, evaluate, select and discipline subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or equivalent academic achievement.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible human resources experience in the assigned area or closely related area; or three (3) years of human resource experience with one (1) year supervisorial experience.

Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar’s selection process for this classification.

License, Certificate, Registration Requirements:

  • None required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sit for extended periods of time.
  • Make fine visual distinctions upon proofreading written document and viewing information on a computer screen.
  • May travel by air and automobile for job-related assignments.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Possess visual capability and digital dexterity to operate a computer and other standard office equipment.
  • Digital dexterity to assemble, retrieve and replace files.
  • Frequent and ongoing use of a telephone and computer terminal.

About The State Bar of California

The State Bar of California’s mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.

The State Bar:

  • Licenses attorneys and regulates the profession and practice of law in California
  • Enforces Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys
  • Disciplines attorneys who violate rules and laws
  • Administers the California Bar Exam
  • Advances access to justice
  • Promotes diversity and inclusion in the legal system

The State Bar of California is the largest state bar in the country and licenses approximately 250,000 attorneys. Annually it investigates approximately 16,000 complaints of attorney misconduct and distributes over $30 million in grants to legal aid organizations. Created by the Legislature in 1927, the State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of state government and serves as an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court. The State Bar’s offices are located in San Francisco and Los Angeles. More information about the State Bar can be found online:

The State Bar offers a unique compensation package including competitive salary and many benefits including: CalPERS Retirement, health and life insurance, 14 paid holidays, vacation, sick time, 457 saving plan, commute subsidy, and more.

To apply, submit an employment application, cover letter, and resume. Obtain applications at:

Mail or email (preferred) to:

San Francisco

The State Bar of California

Office of Human Resources

180 Howard St.

San Francisco, CA 94105


Los Angeles

The State Bar of California

Office of Human Resources

845 S. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017


Job Type: Full-time