Northern California Chapter -
International Public Management Association - Human Resources

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2017 WRIPMA-HR Outstanding Chapter Award

City of Sacramento-Human Resources Manager (Labor Relations)

04/12/2018 9:33 AM | Selina Zapien (Administrator)

Final Filing Date: 04/26/18

Salary: $47.17-$70.76 Hourly/ $3,773-$5660 Bi-weekly

Under general direction, the Human Resources Manager (Rep20) performs complex managerial and analytical work in the management of a major division of the Human Resources Department; plans, administers, and directs one or more program areas including labor relations, recruitment, examination development and testing, classification and compensation, benefits administration and payroll and personnel actions, retirement, organizational development, training, equal employment, or other personnel program area; directs the work of human resources professionals; assures Division compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, and codes; and acts in the absence of the Director.


This management classification is populated with multiple incumbents. Human Resources Managers manage a major program or section of the Human Resources Division, assist the Director in administering the City's Human Resources Program, and act for the Director during absences. This classification is distinguished from Senior Personnel Analyst in that the Human Resources Manager manages one or more programs or sections while the Senior Personnel Analyst performs responsible professional personnel work in one or more programs or sections.


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of modern human resource management and public administration including labor relations, staffing, testing, examination development, recruitment, classification, organizational development, training, equal employment, salary administration, benefits administration, and retirement.

Public relations techniques and practices. Effective practices used in collective bargaining.

Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, policies, and agreements in the public sector.

Principles and practices of personnel management, including supervision, training, and performance management.

Effective management principles and organization. Budget development principles and practices.

Statistical concepts and methods used in human resources programs.

Standard negotiating strategies, tactics, and impasse procedures; effective administration of grievance procedures.

Current literature and trends in public and private sector human resource management. Principles of management rights, representation rights, and unfair labor practices.

Practices used in public negotiations and patterns of arbitration decisions. Procedures for administering disciplinary appeals, including arbitration.

Project management. Effective team building. Merit system principles.


Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Five years of progressively responsible administrative analytical experience in personnel programs, including a minimum of two years of advanced journey level or professional supervisory experience.



A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, human resources management, or a closely related field.


Additional experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Proof of Education:

Proof of education such as college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, or fax to (916) 596-1556. If submitting in person or via fax, please include your name and Recruitment #020038-18 on your documents.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted before you will be considered for any positions.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

Please visit for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.

Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at; Send an email to;

Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Address: 909 Marina Village Pkwy #191, Alameda, CA 94501

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