Human Resources Analyst I

May 13, 2020
Spokane, WA
Job Type



Performs routine professional and analytical work related to the administration of human resources management programs.


  • Serves as the primary point of contact for employee programs, including but not limited to equal employment opportunity (EEO), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Collaborates with union representatives in resolving issues. Provides support with employee and labor relations activities, including research and documentation for negotiations.
  • Assists in the coordination of employee recruitment, selection and placement program of non-classified positions exempt from Civil Service as defined by City Charter; prepares job announcements, advertises job opportunities, reviews applications, and determines, recommends and coordinates interview strategies with department heads and hiring managers.
  • Assists with the preparation of notices and participates in pre-disciplinary hearings; advises department heads as to the appropriateness and level of disciplinary action; drafts disciplinary letters, work improvement plans and last chance agreements.
  • Assists in conducting investigations on matters relating to equal employment opportunity (EEO), discrimination and harassment complaints. Gathers and analyzes information, prepares reports, recommendations, and correspondence on findings.
  • Assists in the administration of employee programs relating to employee development and training, FMLA, ADA and EEO compliance.
  • Performs related work as required.


Open Entry Requirements:
(Open entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.)

  • Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Personnel/Human Resources, Public Administration, Industrial Relations, or a related field of study
  • Experience: Two years of experience in various phases of human resources administration.
  • License: A valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrate ability to get to and from multiple work locations as required.


Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a written test and a training and experience evaluation (T&E) with scoring weight assigned as follows:

  • Written examination: 60%
  • T&E Evaluation: 40%

Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.

The written test date and location areto be determined, due to events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The approximate duration of the test is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The written test may include such subjects as: Employee Relations, Labor Law, Labor Relations, Merit-Based Employment, Personnel and Human Resources, and Selection Processes.

The T&E examination consists of a Supplemental Questionnaire. The questions may be viewed online under the tab marked "QUESTIONS" on the job announcement page. The T&E must be submitted online at the time of application.

  • Responses to your T&E questions should be consistent with the information given in your application details. Answers are subject to verification.
  • Failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score; therefore, it is advantageous for you to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question.
  • In order to receive credit for education or training, you must attach copies of your transcripts, diploma, or relevant certificates to your online application.
  • Resumes or questionnaires uploaded as attachments to the application will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question online.
  • "See Resume" or "See above," etc., are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Changes or corrections to your responses cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • TIP: It may be more efficient to develop your responses in a word processing document and then paste them into the online questionnaire to be submitted.

We encourage you to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.

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