Job Posting: Human Resources Director

CA Science Center

Human Resources Director

$6,722.00 - $8,352.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Staff Services Manager II (Human Resources Director), under general direction of the Deputy Director, Administration (CEA), is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of the Human Resources Office and the implementation of labor and personnel management policy and procedures. The SSM II will be responsible for managing the Department’s human resources activities for the California Science Center (Science Center), California African American Museum (CAAM) and Office of Exposition Park Management (OEPM). The HR Director provides proactive, responsive, high-quality customer service to Science Center, OEPM and CAAM employees, representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-todate information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.


You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Work Environment
• Multiple state facilities located on campus-like setting
• Administrative office building with secured area for
confidential information and public reception area for
employees and visitors.
• Museum facilities are open to the public

Physical Ability
• Ability to sit for long periods; travel to hearings, meetings, etc

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Human Resources Director
$6,722.00 - $8,352.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Science Center provides an innovative model for science learning by combining exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning as well as a teacher professional development program. Located in Los Angeles is open to the public seven days a week, 362 days per year, with free general admission to its permanent exhibit galleries. We are also the permanent home for the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, the California Science Center will continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to “maintain continuity of operations,” Candidates who participate in the interview process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20. Virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. Please speak with the Hiring Unit contact for more Unit contact for more information.

Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for 16 hours per month of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020). The salary information listed under Position Details does not include this salary reduction. Additional details regarding the PLP 2020 program is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at Please refer to the section for:

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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:

CA Science Center
Attn: Maria Hernandez - State Human Resources
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

CA Science Center
Maria Hernandez - State Human Resources
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Drop off at Science Center - Loading Dock Mail Clerk
08:00 AM - 04:00 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 required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    The Statement of Qualification should be typed in Arial 12-point font and be 3 to 5 pages. This serves as documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.

    1) What role does HR have in promoting the Science Center’s mission?

    2) With the state’s competitive hiring process in mind, prepare a business plan to expand outreach and recruitment to ensure the Science Center has a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    3) How does your education, training, experience and leadership skills qualify you for a Human Resources Director position managing policy on State Personnel transactions, Classification and Pay, the Worker’s Compensation program, Labor Relations and Disciplinary process, at the headquarters level?

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.


The California Science Center is located in Exposition Park just south of Downtown Los Angeles. The department offers free parking conveniently located to the office building. For convenience the Metro Expo Line public transportation system is across the street. Close to a variety of restaurants.
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Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Maria Hernandez
(213) 744-7533

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:
Alfred Konuwa
(213) 744-2308
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.

Additional Information

Upon submission of your State application (STD. 678 (REV. 12/2017), please ensure the following information is clearly stated on the application:

Job Code #211620, Classification/Working Title: Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory)/ WT: Human Resources Director.  Position # 314-102-4801-001. State the source of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section of the application. In order to be considered for this job vacancy, you must satisfy one of the following requirements:

1. BE LIST ELIGIBLE: Successfully complete the competitive State civil service exam pertaining to this classification at, OR

2. BE TRANSFER ELIGIBLE: Have current employment with the State of California in the same classification or in a classification that is comparable (employees who wish to be considered based on transfer eligibility must meet the minimum qualifications of the classification per DPA Rule 250), OR

3. BE REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE: Have obtained previous permanent employment with the State of California in the same classification or in a classification that is comparable.


5. HAVE SROA and/or Surplus eligibility.

• Hand delivered/mailed applications must have original signature and date for acceptance. Applications with “see Resume” will not be considered.
• Fax or emailed applications are not accepted.

Applications will not be accepted without a Statement of Qualifications. Applications will be screened based on experience and desirable qualifications. Only the most qualified who submit the signed State Application (STD 678) and Statement of Qualifications will be interviewed.

*Minimum qualifications will be verified prior to being scheduled for an interview. Please provide proof of minimum qualifications with your application submission, which may include a copy of your unofficial college transcripts (which include the date your degree was conferred, if applicable). If selected official transcripts will be required.

NOTE: Salaries do not reflect recent changes necessitated by the unanticipated budget shortfalls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Information for actual reductions of salaries is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at

Additional Requirements

The position requires incumbents pass a Department of Justice background clearance prior to being hired. 

The position requires incumbents pass a TB test.

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