City of Long Beach, CA
April 30, 2021
Long Beach, CA
Job Type



The Position

The Human Resources Officer is an at-will management position that reports to the Deputy Director of Human Resources. This position will oversee the administration of the Citywide Training and Development Program and Equal Employment Opportunity Program Plan. The Human Resources Officer uses a high degree of independent judgment and discretionary decision-making with respect to policy interpretation, planning, and various functional areas of human resources. The position requires sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective team and ensuring operational goals and objectives are met.

The position will be responsible for planning, developing, and managing the City's EEO Program Plan to ensure the City's compliance with Federal, State, and City laws, regulations, and policies, as well as providing guidance and assistance to departments on matters pertaining to discrimination in employment and provision of services, workplace harassment, sexual harassment, and ADA compliance. The incumbent will be responsible for the tracking, investigation, and adjudication of discrimination complaints and concerns, conducting discrimination complaint investigations, and overseeing staff and/or contractors conduct discrimination complaint investigations.

The Human Resources Officer will also be responsible for facilitating and/or providing a comprehensive citywide training program for all levels within the organization, as well as assessing and determining training/development needs of staff to City departments. The position collaborates with consultants and contractors on related training issues and modifies and implements compliance tracking programs and record-keeping systems.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has strong leadership and analytical abilities and is capable of strategic, balanced decision-making, and will implement policies, procedures, and processes through teamwork and collaboration. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of public personnel/HR administration, including training and development, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) issues and principles, including ADA interactive process, merit system, employee relations, and labor relations.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state employment and labor laws, Civil Service Rules, human resources policies, and procedures, and the ability to interpret complex guidelines, MOUs, codes, regulations, etc.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and monitor citywide programs for assuring and promoting compliance with various federal and state employment and labor laws.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including various levels of professional, managerial, administrative, and technical personnel.
  • Comfortable working in situations that may be sensitive, confrontational, and/or adversarial.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to various groups and individuals. Ability to provide training. Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Exercises independent decision-making, solid judgment, flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness.
  • Action and results-oriented, innovative, strategic, accepts accountability, energetic, and customer service oriented.
  • Designs, arranges, and fosters a training environment for comfort, interaction, and learning.
  • Knowledge of communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Ability to supervise a team, establish priorities and manage competing deadlines for self and others.


Education & Experience

Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a directly related field, and a minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resources. Experience in conducting discrimination complaint investigations and EEO program administration is highly desired.

A Professional in Human Resources (PHR), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) Senior Certified Professional, Certified Professional certificate, or Association of Workplace Investigations (AWI-CH) Certification desired.


The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit an online application, including a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire, that reflect the scope and level of their current/most recent positions and responsibilities.Closing Date/Time: 5/14/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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