Confidential HR Analyst

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Confidential HR Analyst
Classification Title Confidential Administrative Support II
Job Summary

The Confidential HR Analyst (Confidential Administrative Support II) works independently under the general direction of the Classification & Compensation Manager. The incumbent develops and conducts classification and compensation studies and analyses, and makes recommendations and implements based upon results.
This position is part of a team responsible for collaborating on unit objectives, integrating and making suggestions on long- and short-range goals, and handling a variety of emerging daily problems and resolutions. With significant independence, the incumbent performs confidential, technical, administrative and analytical functions related to staff and management positions, which requires a high level of initiative, judgment, and discretion for the Classification & Compensation Unit. The incumbent conducts classification review desk audits of staff positions, reviews in-range progressions and other compensation requests, coordinates multiple projects and priorities, and coordinates operational procedures and administrative work flow. The incumbent is responsible for the seniority points process, including calculation, maintenance, and reporting. This position provides management with appropriate analysis and data for issues related to collective bargaining agreements.
Due to the complexity of issues faced by the Unit, the incumbent maintains an up-to-date knowledge of Sacramento State programs, organizational structures and reporting relationships, Human Resources and Classification & Compensation policies and procedures, and is sensitive to common unit issues.

FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

4,233 – 9,237 monthly

Hiring Range
Salary Grade/Range 2
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday; Hours may vary dependent on Department need.
Department Information

The Office of Human Resources has as its mission to serve as a valued campus resource for ensuring that the University attracts, develops and retains a quality workforce in support of the University’s mission. HR will provide you with the tools needed to smoothly transition to being a member of our university community. Whether you are new or a veteran employee, our skilled staff is available to provide you with professional and timely information, advice and counsel in the areas of benefits, classification/compensation, employment equity, recruitment, employee and labor relations, payroll, and professional development and training.

Minimum Qualifications

To enter this classification, the incumbent must have a basic foundation of knowledge of the principles of organization, administration and management; and the ability to analyze and find solutions to problems, work independently, communicate effectively, and write clear and concise reports. Some positions may require a basic knowledge of research techniques and statistical methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree or professional training program specific to the position (e.g. Certified Public Accountant) and directly related work experience, or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.

Required Qualifications

1. Professional human resources experience (e.g. classification, compensation, recruitment)
2. Experience conducting analysis and making recommendations based on that analysis

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
3. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
4. Strong communication skills including thorough mastery of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling (e.g. writing reports)
5. Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to handle interactions at any level in a diverse environment
6. Excellent business math skills (e.g. the ability to correctly calculate percentages, ratios, averages)
7. Excellent organizational and time-management skills to handle a heavy workload, changing priorities, and competing deadlines
8. Proficiency using standard office equipment
9. Fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures
10. Strong computer skills including expertise in using office software packages, technology, and systems (e.g. Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, Internet) with the ability to use human resources related databases and technology (e.g. recruitment modules/PeopleAdmin, enterprise systems/PeopleSoft)
11. Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle a variety of situations with tact and diplomacy

Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

12. Experience working in an institution of higher education
13. Experience writing position descriptions and/or job duties
14. Experience conducting desk audits and/or classification studies
15. Experience analyzing, calculating, and recommending action on various compensation requests (e.g. bonuses, salary offers, increases to base salary, stipends)
16. Experience interpreting and implementing terms of collective bargaining agreements

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0242P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 02/19/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 03/05/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience analyzing complex compensation and/or classification related issues.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience analyzing Memorandums of Understanding and/or contract language for purposes of compliance.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience reviewing and /or drafting position descriptions/duty statements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience reviewing position descriptions for purposes of determining appropriate classification.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents