Job Posting: Human Resources Analyst

California State Auditor's Office

Human Resources Analyst

$6,124.00 - $7,608.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/20/2019

Job Description and Duties

What is the position?

As a Human Resources Analyst (HR Analyst), you work as part of the human resources team dedicated to developing and managing value-added human resources policies and programs, and providing expert consultation, services and solutions in an efficient and customer-focused manner. Specifically, the HR Analyst performs high-level complex analytical work in support of policy development and consultation, strategic planning initiatives, and special projects. In this role, the HR Analyst works independently and uses good judgment to produce accurate, high quality work products; manages multiple tasks and priorities; establishes and maintains effective working relationships; and demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.

What will you do?

  • Research and develop written analyses on a wide variety of sensitive and complex human resources-related matters.
  • Develop, review, and facilitate the implementation of policies relating to a variety of human resources issues.
  • Advise and consult with management in the implementation of a wide-variety of HR-related policies including employee performance, civil service merit principles, the progressive discipline process, disability and protected leave benefits, workers compensation, and other programs.
  • Actively participate and collaborate with strategic planning implementation teams by researching, interpreting, and analyzing civil service laws, rules, and policies to provide recommendations for innovative methods to attract, recruit, and hire high caliber professionals.
  • Provide insight to executive sponsors and strategic planning implementation team leaders to ensure their efforts comply with civil service laws and rules.
  • Research laws, rules, policies, and best practices and provide recommendations to create new or improve existing processes and procedures that positively impact organizational development and performance.
  • Collect and maintain statistical data for strategic planning partners; develop data collection protocols and analysis methods for conclusions and recommendations; conduct analyses on collected data; synthesize information; provide recommendations on effective strategies; and participate in implementing recommendations as needed.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Human Resources Analyst
$6,124.00 - $7,608.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

Who Are We?

The people of California rely on us to ensure the effective and efficient use and management of public funds and programs. We provide nonpartisan, accurate, and timely assessments of California government’s operational and financial activities. Our recommendations lead to saving the State millions of taxpayer dollars each year and helps make sure that California government is held accountable to the highest standards.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Any applicant receiving a conditional job offer will be subject to a background check, fingerprinting and an inquiry to the California Department of Justice to disclose criminal records prior to appointment.

All State Auditor’s Office employees are excluded from collective bargaining.

Selection Process

The California State Auditor is part of the merit-based California civil service selection system. The civil service selection system consists of two simple steps: exams and hiring. This job announcement is part of the hiring step in the process. Details on taking the examination can be found on CalHR’s website at 

Even if you have not taken the exam, you can apply for the position but must complete the exam process prior to participating in a hiring interview.

The most qualified candidates will be contacted in early January for the next step in the hiring process.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 12/20/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California State Auditor's Office
Attn: Human Resources
621 Capitol Mall, Ste. 1200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Human Resources
621 Capitol Mall, Ste. 1200
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Who are you?

• You have strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience taking projects from inception through completion.
• You have experience developing human resources policies and providing consultation on a variety of human resources-related topics.
• You have the ability to develop strong working relationships and interact with all levels of staff and stakeholders in a customer service focused manner.
• You have experience having difficult conversations requiring diplomacy and tact.
• You are a self-starter who is not afraid to take the initiative to propose changes, recommendations, or solutions.
• You have strong written and oral communication skills.
• You have the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects with short deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
• You have the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Why should you join us?

• You want to work in a professional environment with a team dedicated to progressive human resources practices.
• You are highly collaborative, solution-oriented, and can deliver impartial consultative services in a dynamic organization.
• You have a strong work ethic and thrive when working under pressure.
• You want to be part of an agency that makes a difference for Californians and future generations.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Mai Lia Chang
(916) 445-0255 ext: 198

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Kristina Gin
(916) 445-0255 ext: 500
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail