Human Resources Analyst - #2995045
Maricopa County, AZ
As our Human Resources Analyst, you will have an opportunity to work in a fast-paced legal environment supporting leaders, attorneys, and support staff in all facets of personnel management. You will become part of a dynamic and passionate team who are all here for one reason – to serve our clients and ensure their rights are protected
About the Office of the Public Defender Join one of the largest PD offices in the country. We provide innovative, client-centered legal representation in the full range of criminal matters to clients unable to afford representation. Our attorneys and staff are committed to treating our clients with respect and dignity as we defend their constitutional rights in a court of law. Together, our dedicated team delivers high-quality representation and engages our community to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve
Apply today and come make a difference! Position Qualifications We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Personnel Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field
- Two years of professional level experience in human resources
- A combination of post-secondary education and/or job-related experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year-for-year basis.
Our Preferred Candidate has
- Human resources experience in the public sector or in a legal environment
- Experience conducting employee relations related investigations in a public sector environment
- Progressively responsible experience performing professional level human resources functions
- Interprets, explains, and makes recommendations regarding personnel law and department policies and procedures
- Advises director, managers, supervisors, and staff on a variety of human resources functions, such as policies and procedures, performance management, use of leave, and evaluation processes
- Investigates, analyzes, and prepares written documents to respond to complex employee related concerns; interfaces with legal counsel and PDS HR Manager; drafts related reports; and performs research and assists with responses to EEOC Charges, Unemployment Claims, and Merit System appeals
- Ensures that employee records are accurate and maintained in accordance with County policy and State records retention guidelines
- Assists in developing and implementing a wide range of human resources programs, processes, and procedures; assures compliance with laws, rules, and regulations
- Oversees recruitment and selection process and actively works together with department HR staff to improve department recruitment and retention practices as well as decrease time to fill
- Partners with PDS HR Manager in regard to compensation processes and complex FMLA/ADA situations
- Works directly with Deputy Director and Administrator to develop and implement trainings related to HR, benefits, and leadership for supervisors and other employees
- Serves as lead and mentor for lower level department HR staff; actively assists staff during times when the workload is unusually high
Working Conditions Mostly office setting in high volume, fast-paced environment. It requires long periods of sitting while completing computer activities. Must be able to manage frequent interruptions, time pressures, high work volumes, multiple, complicated, and unscheduled tasks, team-oriented activities, prompt decision-making and interaction with government officials and the public; must constantly maintain concentration, accuracy, ethical behavior and a professional demeanor. Must have the ability to lift boxes up to 20 pounds and carry, push or pull a distance of 100 feet Selection Procedure The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices
Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Maricopa County offers a Total Compensation Package that includes competitive salaries and a comprehensive, affordable benefits package. High value is placed on employee well-being and meeting the needs of our employees and their families. Our benefits package is comprised of traditional benefits like medical, prescription, dental, vision, and other health benefits. Employees are supported by various wellness programs including classes, coaching, and fitness center opportunities. Our generous benefit options are some of the best in Arizona and just one of the unique advantages of working for Maricopa County. Below is a representative listing of typical benefits received by most full-time employees.
Holidays and Leave
Maricopa County observes ten paid holidays per year. Most County employees accrue vacation (starting at three weeks per year for full-time employees) and sick leave (starting at one hour for every 30 hours worked for all employees). Employees also receive paid leave for other needs such as jury duty, civic duty, and bereavement.
Medical, Prescription, Behavioral Health, Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending Accounts
We understand how important health care is to maintaining a good quality of life. We also know our employees want to have the freedom to choose benefit plans to best meet their needs. Eligible employees may choose from four medical plan options, an HMO, PPO, and two HDHP (High Deductible Health Plans) with a health savings account. When employees enroll in medical coverage, they are automatically enrolled in prescription and behavioral health coverage as well. There are three dental plans from which to choose, two PPO plans and a pre-paid dental plan that functions like an HMO. As is the case with medical, the plans range in cost, flexibility, and network of providers. The vision plan provides employees and their covered dependents access to routine vision services and materials, including an annual eye exam. For those who wish to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses, the flexible spending accounts are suitable for that need.
Life and Disability Insurance
Because life sometimes takes unexpected turns, the County offers life insurance coverage to help employees and their loved ones in the event of death. Basic life and basic accidental death & dismemberment insurance equivalent to one times an employee's annual base salary is provided at no cost, with the option for employees to purchase additional coverage including spouse and child life insurance. Disability insurance is available to replace a portion of an employee's salary should they experience a short-term illness or injury.
Eligible employees are covered by one of several State-sponsored retirement pension plans, including the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS). Additionally, there's the option to contribute to a 457(b) Savings Plan that provides employees with a variety of investment opportunities. For those employees who retire from the County and from their retirement system, and have accrued 1,000 or more hours of sick leave, the County makes a $10,000 contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan set up on their behalf to be used for payment of eligible out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.
Group Legal Plan
Maricopa County offers employees group discounts to purchase coverage for legal services such as adoptions, family matters, wills and trusts.
Maricopa County's Wellness Works program promotes health and wellness for employees and their families by focusing on physical activity, good nutrition, self-care and stress management. Maricopa County offers eligible employees a wellness incentive for completing required activities. By meeting a set of criteria, employees and their families can get reimbursed for participating in a Weight Watchers Program. On-site fitness facilities and fitness classes are provided to employees at various locations around the County. Employees and their families also have the opportunity to receive a discounted fitness club membership at LA Fitness. Employees have access to smoking cessation programs and health-related classes on various topics including nutrition, exercise and stress management. Employees located downtown benefit from an onsite pharmacy and clinic. Every fall, flu vaccines are offered to employees at various County locations.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
When employees and their families are faced with personal issues, confidential, short-term counseling and referral services are available to them at no cost.
Maricopa County subscribes to a service association which provides employees with volume discounts for sporting events, entertainment, and many other services.
Commute Options Program (COP)
Maricopa County provides free Valley Metro passes for the bus and light rail systems for commuting to/from work; a vanpool subsidy is also provided. Employees can decrease stress, decrease wear and tear on their vehicle and help the environment all at the same time.
New Employee Orientation (NEO)
NEO provides new employees with information about Maricopa County such as: history, organizational structure, Merit Rules, County policies and procedures, County pay system and benefits and employee programs.
To promote Maricopa County's long term employee retention objectives, our employees are eligible to receive financial assistance to continue their education, help make them more productive, enhance their job performance, and equip them to pursue new opportunities within County government.
To learn more about the County's generous benefits, visit the Maricopa County Employee Benefits and Wellness website.
Agency Maricopa County Address
301 W Jefferson
Phoenix, Arizona, 85003