A Comprehensive Human Resources Program
Working in close collaboration with employees, managers, and executives, the Human Resources team has a reputation for delivering programs and services that contribute to the overall effectiveness of the organization. Supporting more than 350 employees, who represent all stages of career development from entry-level interns to senior executives, and a diverse range of technical expertise, the Human Resources team designs, implements, and facilitates programs and practices that allow the agency to leverage the very best from its talented staff. The team is progressive, proactive, and provides outstanding customer service; they have contributed to the agency’s ability to deliver on its regional responsibilities by attracting, retaining, and developing a highly productive, engaged, and knowledgeable workforce. Current initiatives of the team are directly tied to agency strategic goals and include workforce planning, performance management, career development, recognition, and organizational development.
Human Resources Specialist Role
As a member of a seven-person team, the Specialist will perform administrative duties to support various functions and projects for the agency’s Human Resources program in areas such as staffing and recruitment, benefits administration, employee training and development, performance management, and compensation.
This is a Limited-Term position and is expected to be funded through June 30, 2020. Limited-Term employees are considered to be “at-will” and receive many of the benefits of Regular employees. This is a new position and subject to Board approval of the FY 2019 program budget.
This position is best suited for an experienced administrative professional who has an interest in furthering their expertise in supporting a comprehensive human resources program. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with senior staff. Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for a candidate who is responsive, organized, and detail-oriented, and committed to providing professional, prompt, and accurate services while meeting numerous time-sensitive deadlines. Strong verbal and written communication skills, outstanding administrative skills, and the ability to exercise diplomacy, tact, and sensitivity when working with employees are key characteristics.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a high school diploma, or equivalent supplemented by specialized training or college level course work in human resources, business, or a related field, and five years of recent experience providing administrative support for a comprehensive program area.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position:
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible and generous offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
The annual salary range for the Human Resources Specialist position is $35,839 to $59,637 per year.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. And to support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
How to Apply
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on Friday, May 4, 2018.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or email@example.com.
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 300 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
1. Describe three work habits or strategies that best demonstrate your ability to support a busy team.
2. Please provide an example of when you had to respond to an upset employee or customer while communicating information. What steps did you take to help resolve the situation?
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, all candidates will receive written confirmation that their application has been received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. Based on this evaluation, the best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.