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Senior Human Resources Analyst - City of Sammamish ( Job # 19-0028)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $70,622.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $96,651.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: City Manager’s Office
Closes: April 26, 2019 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



The Senior Human Resources Analyst performs senior-level provisional human resources generalist duties in the areas of recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee relations and training and development, collaborating with other departments, employees and job candidates to ensure the City’s human resources responsibilities are carried out in an efficient, effective and customer service-focused fashion. 


The Senior Human Resources Analyst is supervised by the City Manager/Assistant to the City Manager.


While the Senior Human Resources Analyst does not have direct supervisory responsibilities, the Senior Human Resources Analyst will need to closely collaborate with the Department’s Administrative Assistant as well as staff in other departments


  • Serves as a resource to department directors, deputy directors, supervisors and employees on personnel-related questions and concerns. 
  • Conducts, coordinates and develops the recruitment and selection process for hiring regular and temporary employees, including coordinating with the hiring supervisor, development of job descriptions for new positions, advertisements, interview panels, interview questions and assessment exercises, employment testing and completion of background and hiring requirements, ensuring that the recruitment and selection process complies with fair employment practices, is efficient and delivers prompt service for both managers and prospective employees. 
  • Assists with the development of strategies to improve the City’s long-term Human Resources goals and objectives, including updating and maintaining personnel policies, managing the City’s employee performance evaluation program, implementing and maintaining a Human Resources Information System, and developing   employee development and training strategies. 
  • Provides information, assistance and counseling to employees and managers regarding human resources policies and procedures, and related work place issues, working to resolve employee issues and grievances.
  • Administers the City’s performance management system.
  • Develops and conducts employee trainings and collaborates with management to meet employee development needs; develops and delivers orientation for new employees, including necessary paperwork and programmatic overview of the organization.  Conducts periodic assessments of training needs to identify potential organization-wide training programs and potential vendors.
  • Collaborates with the Human Resources Director and the City’s legal counsel upon receipt of workplace complaints to determine if an investigation is warranted and who should conduct the investigation; recommend investigation plans, conduct investigations as assigned and serves as a point of contact for third party investigators. 
  • Coordinates and administers employee benefits programs, including conducting periodic reviews and making recommendations for changes resulting from regulatory or policy mandates.
  • Maintains the City’s classification and compensation system, including overseeing periodic updates of job descriptions.
  • Works towards maintaining employer-employee relationships that contribute to satisfactory productivity, motivation and morale and serves to prevent and resolve problems arising from situations at work.
  • Develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates the safety program, plans, systems and procedures; coordinates the work of the safety committee.
  • Researches, makes recommendations, designs, implements, and coordinates new human resources programs and initiatives.  Monitors industry trends and legal requirements to ensure the City’s human resources function follows best practices.     
  • Prepares statistical reports, charts, graphs and presentations.
  • Works closely with payroll to ensure consistent application of policies procedures and the integrity of data and records.
  • Acts in the absence of and assists the Human Resources Director as assigned.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with computers and software programs for communicating via email (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and databases).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Current trends and practices of public sector human resources administration.
  • Experience in three or more of the following disciplines:  recruitment and selection; compensation and classification; benefits administration; employee relations; training and development.
  • Personal computer use, including work processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Methods and techniques of research and analysis.
  • Business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Various learning styles and how they should affect training design and delivery
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations as it relates to the administration of human resources management
  • Program and project management principles
  • Applicable human resources systems.

Ability to:

  • Provide senior-level professional human resources services independently
  • Understand, interpret and apply human resources theory, applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
  • Respond to employee inquiries, complaints, concerns and needs, using appropriate protocol.
  • Set priorities and adapt to changing needs
  • Conduct salary, benefit and classification surveys and prepare reports to present findings.
  • Implement recruitment and training programs.
  • Assist in employee grievance resolution.
  • Design instructional materials.
  • Conduct new employee orientations
  • Maintain accurate confidential employee records.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Exercise sound judgement and maintain confidentiality.
  • Provide high-quality customer service for internal and external customers. 
  • Manage completing demands and prioritize work.



Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human resources, or possesses current certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) plus five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in three or more of the following:  recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee relations or training and development, preferably in the public sector.  Any combination of related experience and education may be considered that demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. Ability to pass pre-employment background check.


Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Due to the nature of the organization and the "on-site" supervisory and inspection duties performed, time may be spent outdoors.  During occasional emergency situations, the incumbent may be exposed to extreme weather and working conditions.


Good driving record and possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License, or ability to obtain one within one month is required,. 


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Sammamish City Hall
801 - 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075




Sammamish City Hall
801 - 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075