Human Resources Analyst/Staff Recruiter

  • San Diego Association of Governments - SANDAG
  • San Diego, CA, USA
Full Time Admin-Clerical Customer Service Government

Job Description

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 375 employees, who represent all stages of career development from entry-level interns to senior executives, 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.

Human Resources Analyst/Staff Recruiter Role

As a member of an eight-person team, the Human Resources Analyst/Staff Recruiter will coordinate recruitments to fill a broad range of operational, technical, and professional staff positions; provide guidance and resources to hiring managers to successfully identify and select candidates for employment; ensure a smooth transition for new employees to the agency through onboarding/orientation activities; and participate in strategic workforce planning initiatives. The position also may perform technical and analytical work related to classification, compensation, performance management, and organization development programs.

Job Responsibilities

This position is best suited for an experienced human resources professional with expertise in recruitment, staffing, and workforce planning. 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:

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to managers and executives for the selection of candidates for various staff positions ranging from intern and entry level, though journey, senior, and manager level roles.
  • Liaise with managers and executives regarding options for filling vacant staff positions that align with agency practices and requirements; develop recruitment strategies including schedules and timelines.
  • In collaboration with hiring managers, research, develop, and prepare announcements that describe position responsibilities and qualifications; determine outreach and advertising strategies; coordinate and recommend appropriate selection procedures, and develop interview questions.
  • Facilitate panel-style interviews and assist hiring managers form candidate recommendations; coordinate reference checks, degree verifications, and pre-employment checks.
  • Research and provide compensation recommendations for candidates; extend and negotiate job offers; prepare new hire offer letters and pre-employment materials.
  • Initiate and participate in onboarding activities for new employees; communicate and coordinate with hiring managers and onboarding/orientation program partners.
  • Participate in activities to monitor and review the effectiveness of the recruitment and onboarding/orientation programs.
  • Assist managers with the placement of temporary employees to fill short-term staffing needs; work with staffing agencies to communicate needs and meet with potential candidates.
  • Advise employees, supervisors, managers, and executives on the application and interpretation of personnel policies, practices, and laws.

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. Superior verbal and written communication skills, analytical capabilities, and the ability to exercise diplomacy, tact, and sensitivity when working with staff are key characteristics.

The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in human resource management, organizational development, psychology, business or public administration, or a related field, and one to three years of recent experience in human resources with an emphasis on recruiting and workforce planning.

The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position.

  • Demonstrated experience supporting a comprehensive, high-volume, recruitment program for a broad range of operational, technical, and professional staff positions.
  • Experience collaborating with hiring managers; demonstrated ability to translate role-specific job requirements into descriptions of position responsibilities and qualifications; ability to research, develop, write, and prepare job announcements.
  • Experience providing technical guidance to hiring managers and developing tools and resources to support the candidate selection process; experience developing screening and evaluation criteria for candidate applications, preparing effective interview questions, and coordinating pre-employment checks.
  • Experience facilitating panel-style interviews and assisting hiring managers with recommending candidates; demonstrated ability to prepare compensation recommendations and negotiate job offers with candidates.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, coordinating, and participating in effective onboarding and orientation programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of rules, regulations, laws, and requirements related to employment, recruitment, and selection; familiarity with public sector practices is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability foster positive and collaborative working relationships with employees, managers, executives, candidates, and others met in the course of work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the need to maintain confidentiality and act with diplomacy when working with personnel records, candidate applications, compensation data, demographic data, and other confidential materials.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and perform multiple tasks with frequent interruptions; effective time management skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to establish and maintain priorities and work independently.
  • Demonstrated computer software proficiency using various programs from the Microsoft Office Suite particularly Outlook, Excel, and Word, and other PC-based applications.
  • The selected candidate can anticipate a driving record check upon hire, and approximately annually thereafter. The results of the check may determine whether the selected candidate will be permitted to drive for SANDAG business.

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 Human Resources Analyst position will be filled at the I, II, or Associate level depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Positions at the Analyst I and II level are considered entry-level with job duties primarily related to learning and supporting program activities. At the Associate level, employees are expected to independently coordinate more complex functions. The annual salary ranges are: Analyst I - $47,708 to $73,947 per year; Analyst II - $52,598 to $81,527 per year; Associate Analyst - $57,989 to $89,883 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. To support the need to rest and rejuvenate, SANDAG offers flexible work schedules and 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

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, August 23, 2019.

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

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.

Further Information

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


Human Resources

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


Analyst I - $47,708 to $73,947 per year; Analyst II - $52,598 to $81,527 per year; Associate Analyst - $57,989 to $89,883 per year.