Department of Justice

(HR Consultant)

$3,063.00 - $6,168.00

Final Filing Date: 2/20/2018

Job Description and Duties

Are you passionate about public service and do you desire a career in human resources? Want to work for an organization that encourages creative thinking and celebrates shared values and diversity? If so, we invite you to join our department as a Human Resources Consultant! As a HR Consultant in our Classification, Performance and Labor Unit, you'll be responsible for providing advice, guidance, and recommendations to departmental staff on issues related to performance management, labor relations, classification and pay, and adverse actions.

Essential Functions:

Performance Management: Provides advice, guidance and recommendations to departmental management staff on disciplinary issues related to work performance, attendance, insubordination, adverse actions, rejections during probation and Absence Without Leave (AWOL); advises and assists in the preparation and drafting of counseling, corrective and attendance memoranda, performance evaluations, probationary reports and unit expectations memoranda. Ensures all performance related plans of actions are in conformance with departmental policies and procedures, labor contracts, the State of California’s progressive discipline process and control agency policies such as those of the State Personnel Board and the California Department of Human Resources.

Formal Disciplinary Actions: Drafts and ensures service of Notice of Adverse Actions, Rejections During Probation and Notice of AWOL Separations; ensures actions are legally served and employees’ Skelly rights are met; consults with departmental employment law attorneys on appeals and settlement options.

Labor Relations: Regularly interacts with union representatives; interprets and enforces labor agreements; briefs the Office of Human Resources’ management on union proposals; and provides recommendations on responses to the union. Interprets and enforces labor agreements as they relate to compliance with collective bargaining issues when dealing with wages, hours, hiring, transfers, layoffs, leaves, and classification issues. Represents the department in negotiations with labor unions; investigates and responds to grievances.

Classification and Pay: Assesses the department’s existing classification plan and identifies alternatives for changes to the classification plan; identifies and evaluates program classification-related needs; reviews complex position allocation requests; analyzes and determines appropriate alternatives to meet program needs; conducts position audits and special classification and pay studies; and assists management in the hiring process.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
HR Consultant
$4,784.00 - $6,168.00
$3,063.00 - $5,129.00
$4,784.00 - $6,168.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Operations, Office of Human Resources, Classification, Performance and Labor Unit.
  • Please disregard the Training and Development Assignment language below, as the Department of Justice will not be considering this type of appointment for this position. 
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility. 
  • For more information about the Department please visit the Attorney General’s website at

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.  
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-96454) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.
  • Please be certain that your application package is thorough and completely filled out describing in detail your background experience and/or education and duties. All applications will be pre-screened and only the most qualified and competitive applicants will be included in the interview and hiring process.
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. An official transcript will be required upon appointment.

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: 2/20/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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:

Department of Justice
Attn: Yvonne Salas (JC-96454)
Office of Human Resources
1300 I Street, Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Yvonne Salas (JC-96454)
Office of Human Resources
1300 I Street, Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

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

  • 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.
  • Other - A cover letter, no more than two pages, describing the relevant skills, knowledge, training and experience you possess and why you feel you are the most qualified for this position. Note: Resumes, statements of qualifications and other materials do not take the place of the required cover letter. Application packages received without a cover letter may not be considered.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
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:

Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with all levels of management and union representatives; exercise initiative, flexibility and to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment; be a creative and resourceful problem solver; and organize and establish workload priorities and work under pressure. Knowledge and experience with 
California Department of Human Resources and State Personnel Board laws, rules, and procedures; the interpretation and enforcement of labor agreements; and with a structured performance management process. Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills; dependable, punctual, with an excellent attendance record; and experience in providing excellent consultation services. 

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Yvonne Salas
(916) 210-7200

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:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
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 Job Related Information

  • The position's Collective Bargaining Identifier Designations (CBID) are confidential pending CalHR's approval.

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