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Human Resources Analyst - City of Snoqualmie ( Job # 20-0001)

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Minimum Salary: $6,796.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,551.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Administration
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


An at-will professional position, assists in the management of the City’s human resources functions under the direct supervision of the Director of Administrative Services. This position provides staff support for personnel processes requiring comprehensive knowledge of personnel laws and procedures, including recruitment and selection processes, providing information and interpretations on position classification and wage plans, labor negotiations, and compliance with employment regulations and guidelines as dictated by federal, state, and municipal law. A person in this position works under the stress of continual public and inter-departmental contact, interruption, and pressure to meet strict deadlines. This position performs mathematical calculations involving percentages, decimals, and basic statistical analysis and requires considerable judgment and human relations skills. Incumbents must exercise considerable discretion in the protection of confidential information and administration of policies and procedures within guidelines set by the City.

Essential Functions
  • Provides confidential assistance to the Director of Administrative Services in labor negotiations; collects and compiles salary and other data from and for other government resources, as requested.
  • Assists in analyzing the number and types of positions needed; assists in determining proper organizational structure and defining roles of divisions, work units, and positions/employees in the departments; assists in developing and defending proposals for additional or new structures and staffing levels.
  • Assists in the coordination of the recruitment and selection process for position vacancies; assists with the coordination of the position advertisements/announcements and the application process; accepts and records applications and schedules interviews;  assists the Director of Administrative Services and Department Directors in the development of interview questions; copies and distributes application packets for interview panel members; notifies applicants of selection decisions, as necessary.
  • Coordinates and assists with reference and background checks; coordinates the selection and notification process while maintaining effective communications through all phases of the recruitment and selection process.
  • Assists in the coordination of benefit program enrollment, including medical, dental, vision, life, employee assistance program, and annuity program.
  • Conducts employee orientations and assists in the coordination of exit interviews.
  • Oversees employee leave administration, including FMLA, WFLA, ADA, and LWOP.
  • Assists in the maintenance of confidential records and the filing system for personnel, including employee files and medical information files.
  • Provides accurate employee data to requesting departments; responds to requests for basic information and assistance from employees, outside agencies, and the public concerning human resources issues.
  • Assists in maintaining the classification system; conducts job classification audits and compiles data for various projects including salary and benefit surveys.
  • Assists in the request for clarification, interpretation, and correct application of collective bargaining agreements and City policies and procedures.  
  • Assists in the research, preparation, and updates to personnel manuals, policies, and other related manuals and reports.
  • Provides confidential administrative support to the Director of Administrative Services in the review and recommendations for employment and compensation policy formulation, implementation, and interpretation.  
  • Monitors and administers performance evaluation schedules.
  • Coordinates and administers the city’s drug and alcohol testing program.
  • Administers the Labor and Industries claims for the City with the liaison staff at AWC.
  • Supports the Director of Administrative Services with the AWC’s Wellness Works program.
  • Monitors the Safety and Health programs.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality standards while performing related duties as required or assigned.
  • Acts as the Secretary/Chief Examiner for the Civil Service Commission.

These duties are not inclusive of all duties, and as such, this position may perform other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Completion of an Associate’s degree with major course work in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field, including two years of progressively responsible experience in a human resources and recruiting function, preferably in the public sector and five years administrative, accounting, and progressively responsible municipal experience.

Licensing and Certification:

Valid Washington State Driver’s License with driving record free of serious or frequent violations.

Desired Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Municipal practices and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of public sector personnel administration including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, benefits administration, labor relations, confidential records management, training, and relevant local, state, and federal regulations and rules governing HR functions.
  • Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.
  • Accounting and office practices and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.

Ability to:

  • Maintain confidentiality of records information as appropriate.
  • Work independently with little supervision.  
  • Understand and execute oral and written instructions.  
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Director of Administrative Services, City Attorney, Department Directors, fellow City employees and the general public.  
  • Work within a team and independently.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Skill in:

  • Recruiting applicants in accordance with established employment practices and methods.
  • Answering questions, assisting in advising staff, and resolving problems on recruiting and selection processes.
  • Preparing and maintaining human resource records and reports.
  • Demonstrable proficiency in computer operation, clerical, filing, accounting, organizational and public relations. 
  • Must have a very high level of confidentiality.
Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employees work is performed in an office or conference room setting, with minimal exposure to adverse weather conditions; involves sitting, walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus; occasionally lift up to 30 pounds; to sit, stand, bend, and reach; hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and office equipment; good listening skills; some local travel may be required.

Selection Process

Your application packet will be reviewed and those found to be MOST qualified will be invited to participate in a job-related hiring interview.    

Current Benefits
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental, orthodontia and vision insurance coverage for employees and dependents
  • Deferred compensation investment plan with up to $200.00 a month match by City of Snoqualmie
  • Employee assistance program
  • Eight hour accrual on sick leave per month
  • Ten days of vacation per year (increases with longevity)
  • Twelve paid holidays per year (includes two floating holidays)
  • Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • $50,000 life insurance coverage for employee
  • Eligibility for pay for performance after 1 full year of completion of Step C
  • Comp time accrued hour for hour with a maximum cap annually


City Hall
38624 SE River St.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065