Full Job Description
Please note, this position will be limited to the first 200 applications received.
Join our organization in this new role! Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking a highly motivated and team oriented Human Resources Analyst II with a passion for developing and implementing strategies to build on SCAG’s employee experience. This position offers an opportunity for an experienced mid-level Human Resources Generalist to be at the forefront of innovative HR practices. The ideal candidate will possess sound judgment and excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate must have the ability to manage high-impact projects in a fast-paced environment.
The HR Analyst II will provide thoughtful leadership regarding employee engagement to ensure that HR programs and functions are centered on the employee experience. The critical duties of the position are performance management, recruitment, further developing a robust employee engagement program, and total reward management. The incumbent will also be expected to become a trusted resource among employees and management. If you have a knack for analyzing trends, drawing useful conclusions, recommending viable solutions, and successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously, we’d like to meet you!
When you join SCAG, you can expect a culture where collaboration and teamwork is fostered. SCAG's workforce is passionate and committed to innovation that improves the quality of life for all Southern Californians. SCAG is proud to support a work environment that promotes meaningful and fulfilling work while supporting work/life balance.
SCAG headquarters is located in the hub of busy downtown Los Angeles, at Figueroa and 7th streets. Located in the 900 Wilshire Building, a new, multi-use hotel and office complex that features state of the art architecture and technology and LEED Gold Certification. The downtown location is vibrant and exciting with LA Live, new restaurants, music, sports, shopping, libraries, museums, theaters and residential opportunities. SCAG is in a culturally diverse area near excellent public transit access and Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Olvera Street and Grand Central Market. Southern California boasts near-perfect weather and close proximity to mountains, beaches and deserts, which encourages physical fitness and year-round activities.
The office is located across the street from the 7th Street/ Metro Center Station and is easily accessible by LA Metro's Blue, Expo, Purple, and Red lines, commuter trains, and bus service. Metro light rail and the subway connect downtown LA to Hollywood, Universal City, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Azusa, Long Beach and many vibrant and up-and-coming neighborhoods.
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1965, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is a Joint Powers Authority under California state law, established as an association of local governments and agencies that voluntarily convene as a forum to address regional issues. Under federal law, The SCAG region encompasses six counties (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) and 191 cities in an area covering more than 38,000 square miles. The agency develops long-range regional transportation plans including sustainable communities' strategy and growth forecast components, regional transportation improvement programs, regional housing needs allocations and a portion of the South Coast Air Quality management plans. Currently, the Regional Council consists of 86 members.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
To foster innovative regional solutions that improve the lives of Southern Californians through inclusive collaboration, visionary planning, and regional advocacy, information sharing, and promoting best practices.
Southern California's Catalyst for a Brighter Future.
SCAG CORE VALUES
Be Open: Be accessible, candid, collaborative and transparent in the work we do.
Lead by Example: Commit to integrity and equity in working to meet the diverse needs of all people and communities in our region.
Make an Impact: In all endeavors, effect positive and sustained outcomes that make our region thrive.
Be Courageous: Have confidence that taking deliberate, bold and purposeful risks can yield new and valuable benefits.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Understands the drivers of candidate/employee experience and works to continuously evaluate efficacy of programs and improve the work environment and culture.
Implements, drives, and monitors project activities, manage project risks and resources
Accurately assesses candidates/employees' needs, evaluates feedback, and translates feedback into actionable recommendations to improve SCAGs work environment.
Identifies, analyzes and understands target audiences and their specific communication needs – and develops effective messages for those audiences.
Works collaboratively with internal communications staff to produce HR communications and to ensure a consistent approach to the Agency’s communication needs and maintains awareness of cross-functional source stories, topics, and approaches that resonate with SCAG staff
Manages employee engagement projects and programs to drive employee engagement and foster a high-performance culture.
Updates process documentation workflow for annual performance management reviews and quarterly progress reports for new hires
Leads recruitments by partnering with hiring managers to develop and execute recruitment plans to ensure the agency hires highly qualified staff for positions.
Administers a variety of benefits programs offered by SCAG, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts, CalPERS retirement and other programs.
Participates in the development of new employee onboarding and orientation activities to evaluate effectiveness
Supports the coordination of SCAG annual open enrollment activities, oversees preparation and assembly of all materials
Stays current on all relevant SCAG related benefits regulations, laws, procedures and administration as well as in the field of public sector human resources administration with special attention to California requirements
Analyzes and participates in resolving problems and issues, conducts research independently with minimal supervision.
Ensures all employees are informed of benefit eligibility according to SCAG policies and procedures, relevant laws, governing insurance/benefit policies; ensures all benefit plan documents, summary plan descriptions, booklets and information brochures are always accurate and current.
Evaluates existing SCAG benefit plans, industry trends, and coverage options available through insurance, review vendor proposals and make recommendations regarding benefit options.
Administers and monitors Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), mid-term and/or long-term disability, and unpaid leave in adherence to standard procedures.
Drafts policies and procedures for HR processes
Provides assistance and support to all functional areas of HR
Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Public or Business Administration, or another related field required. A Master's degree and/or a Human Resources Certification (IMPA-HR, SHRM, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Certification-CEBS) are highly desirable.
Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible human resources experience at a Human Resources Analyst level that demonstrates knowledge in the application of principles in Human Resources functions such as recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, benefits administration, and performance management.
IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALITIES
Strong interpersonal skills to help establish trust and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships internally with SCAG staff and management across all departments
High attention to detail and possesses strong analytical abilities
Strong analytical skills to provide meaningful recommendations related to process improvement and workflow
Knowledgeable about HR technology platforms such as Workday, Service Now, or similar
Strongly proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (especially Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint)
Able to exercise sound judgment and be successful while working independently and as part of a team
Effective communicator with the ability to convey clear and succinct messages both in written form and verbally
Able to prioritize work effectively and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment; excellent time management skills
Recent experience in the development, implementation, and communication of performance management, recruitment, total rewards, and employee engagement programs.
Discreet and able to maintain confidentiality and possess sound judgment regarding sensitive employee matters.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of employee engagement, employee relations, EEO, selection, recruitment, performance evaluation, benefits administration, classification, and compensation; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development and implementation of human resources programs, policies and procedures; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures; sources of information related to a broad range of human resources programs, services and functions; project management principles and concepts; modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment; principles and procedures of financial, statistical, and administrative record keeping; pertinent Federal, State, and local employment laws, codes, and regulations including administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to: Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of human resources goals; research, analyze, and evaluate human resources programs, policies, and procedures; prepare clear and concise correspondence and reports on a variety of human resources and administrative issues; independently perform the full range of responsible and difficult analytical and administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative; understand the organization and operations of the Human Resources Department and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities; effectively administer a variety of human resources programs, functions, and administrative activities; plan, organize, and carry out assignments from management staff with minimal supervision and direction; conduct research on a wide variety of human resources and administrative topics; interpret and apply administrative and human resources policies and procedures; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships, team spirit, and collaboration with those contacted in the course of work.
Important Applicant Information: Candidates must fill out the application and supplemental questions completely. Incomplete applications including references to see the resume for qualifications are incomplete and will be disqualified. Candidates are encouraged to provide accurate answers as SCAG will verify the qualifications for each candidate.
SCAG is an equal opportunity employer. SCAG's policy is to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression and pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status.
The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
SCAG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR REVOKE, WITHOUT NOTICE, ANY OR ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN PRIOR TO THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT, AND TO WAIVE ANY NON SUBSTANTIVE JOB REQUIREMENT AND MAKE SUBJECTIVE DECISIONS INTERPRETING AND ASSESSING THE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF ANY CANDIDATE, INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION THAT NONE OF THE CANDIDATES, EVEN THOSE WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THE POSITION.