2018-08-06 2018-08-31

Human Resources/Risk Analyst

Friant Water Authority
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Lindsay, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 48213
  • Organization Type: Other
  • Location: Lindsay, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 48213
Position Summary
Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer, the Friant Water Authority (FWA) Human Resources/Risk Analyst position assists in the development and administration of Human Resources-related programs, policies and procedures and performs responsible administrative work in the areas of recruitment and selection, benefits administration, classification, compensation, labor and employee relations, and training and development. In coordination with management, implements, and monitors FWA safety, loss-prevention, and security policies and performs related risk management administrative and analytical duties, and performs other related tasks as required.

Essential/Primary Responsibilities

  • Recruitment and Selection; General Administration: Performs professional activities related to recruitment and selection of job candidates. Confers with managers and supervisors on related matters. Evaluates policies and procedures and recommends and implements changes to improve efficiencies or ensure compliance with guidelines, laws, and regulations. Oversees the background and reference check process; schedules post-offer medical examinations. Participates in employee orientation and on-boarding programs.

  • Develops a range of assessment tools, evaluates results and prepares and maintains applicant lists and records. Analyzes statistical information. Develops and implements employee orientation and on-boarding programs. Coordinates medical examinations and the administration of drug and alcohol testing program; coordinates and conducts employee interactive meetings under ADA and FEHA; coordinates and organizes employee fitness and health programs. Process employee terminations including the conducting of exit interviews for departing employees. Ensures FWA compliance with federal, state and local laws pertaining to human resources.

  • Payroll and Benefits Administration: Manages and oversees pay and benefit processing and ensures accurate system implementation of pay and benefit changes. Performs analytical activities and participates in the administration and analysis of FWA's benefit program operations including health, life, dental, disability, unemployment insurance, employee assistance programs, deferred compensation, retirement and leave-of-absence administration. Manages, plans, organizes, and coordinates FWA’s Worker's Compensation programs with third-party administrators; monitors claims and reviews case outcomes; manages, oversees and coordinates program activities. Assists in the review and administration of benefit contracts and consultants providing benefit advice to FWA; provides benefit information and related materials to all levels of FWA staff. Prepares salary and benefit system updates and changes and all related documents.

  • Employee Records Administration: Compiles and maintains employee records, including personnel, benefit, and confidential files. Works with staff to ensure proper and efficient functioning of records systems, including security and confidentiality of records.

  • Evaluation, Classification, and Compensation: Administers employee performance evaluation systems and programs. Assists and participates in the process concerning disciplinary action involving employees that have violated FWA policies and procedures. Assists and participates in responding to employee complaints. Conducts classification and organizational studies and salary and benefit surveys, conducts job audits; makes recommendations regarding modifications to the classification plan, compensation plan and organizational structure; prepares job descriptions. Oversees and administers salary administration processes and procedures in coordination with accounting and finance operations.

  • Professional Development: Identifies and coordinates training programs and career development opportunities; coordinates in-house training programs or oversee technical staff carrying out the administrative tasks related to training activities and programs.

  • Personnel Policy Implementation: Assists in the development, maintenance, and administration of personnel policies, practices and procedures. Assists in implementing and maintaining FWA safety practices and programs. Explains salary schedule resolutions, personnel policies and practices and other human resources related policies and procedures to managers, supervisors and other levels of staff; performs other related work as assigned. May supervise administrative/clerical staff.

  • Risk: Identify and develop strategies and procedures for risk avoidance and risk reduction with department management, staff, committees and inter-departmental groups. Assist with the implementation, updating and tracking of FWA’s safety programs, including compliance with OSHA rules and regulations. Assist with the administration of other FWA insurance and risk management programs as directed, including the handling of insurance claims.

Experience and Education

  • A minimum of two years of technical experience in human resources field, with experience in public-sector human resources preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree related to Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Psychology, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field is required.

  • Membership in the Society of Human Resources Management, Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), or International Public Management Association – Human Resources, Certified Professional (IPMA-CP), or Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) is highly desired.

  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License (or the ability to obtain one) is required at the time of appointment.

Skills and Abilities

  • Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of office, management, and field employees. Represent FWA in a professional manner when dealing with outside professionals, applicants, contractors, insurance and benefit representatives, and other vendors. Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within established policies, procedures and standards, as well as the ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple and difficult requests from others.

  • Mathematical Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide; calculate percentages, decimals and fractions.

  • Technology Ability: Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) of a skill level sufficient to perform the job duties noted.

  • Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability: Ability to use good personal judgment and discretion in performing all job functions. Ability to remain calm in crisis and emergency situations. Ability to use discretion when handling and disseminating sensitive information. Ability to use good judgment in decision making with applicants, employees and customers. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

Working Conditions
This position requires extended desk work in an office environment with occasional travel possible. It may also require lifting and moving objects up to 15 pounds such as large binders, books, and small office equipment. The position requires regular use of office equipment such as phones, computers, copiers, and FAX machines. Qualified candidates must have sufficient hand-eye coordination and hearing and vision within normal ranges with or without correction. The position is located in Lindsay, California.

Compensation and Benefits
Hourly compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience and ranges from $24.54 to $38.07 per hour. FWA has an excellent benefits package, including generous health, leave, and retirement programs.

For questions and inquiries, please look us up at www.friantwater.org/employment or contact Becky Briones, (559) 562-6305. If interested in this position, please provide a resume and cover letter to hr@friantwater.org by 5:00pm PST September 1, 2018.

FWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FWA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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