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Human Resources Analyst II
City of Petaluma, Northern Bay Area

Human Resources

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(707) 778-4534
Close Date: Continuous
Salary: $71,468.80 - $86,860.80 Annually

The City of Petaluma invites applications for the position of:

Human Resources Department

Filing Deadline: Continuous until filled

HR Analyst II: $71,468.80 - $86,860.80/annually

Employee is required to make a contribution to CalPERS retirement on a pre-tax basis.
Currently depending on prior or current membership in CalPERS that contribution
can range from 9.25% to 10% and may change in the future depending upon CalPERS and contract negotiations.

The City does not participate in Social Security.

Current work schedule is a 4/10 Monday – Thursday. City Hall is closed on Fridays.

This is a Journey-Level position applicants will have a minimum of one year professional experience working as a Human Resources Analyst. 

Experience in the Public Sector is highly desirable.

We are currently recruiting for the position of Human Resources Analyst II - Generalist Assignment.  Under direction, the incumbent will be responsible for a variety of assignments within the Human Resources Department including work in Recruitment/Selection, Classification/Compensation, Employee Relations/Development and Conducting Studies, Surveys and Analyses.

The primary responsibilities of the HR Analyst will include: overseeing and coordinating recruitment and selection; conducting studies, surveys and analyses and making recommendations based on findings; and assisting with labor and employee relations matters. For the complete copy of the job descriptions go to 

The Human Resources Department has a close knit group of experienced professionals, which in addition to the Human Resources Analyst, includes the Human Resources Director, a Human Resources Specialist and a Human Resources Assistant serving eight departments and nearly 300 full time employees. We provide a full range of services and support to departments within the City, including recruitment and staffing; employee onboarding; records management; training; classification and compensation; policy development; performance management; and employee and labor relations. The Department also ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment law, manages the City’s benefit and self-insured workers’ compensation programs, and oversees the City’s workplace safety program.

A combination equivalent to education and experience that is likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in human resources, public or business administration, or a related field.

Experience: A minimum of one year professional experience working as a Human Resources Analyst.

Experience in the Public Sector is highly desirable.



Ideal Candidate:

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

  • Public sector experience overseeing a recruitment and selection program.
  • Working knowledge of human resources principles and practices.
  • Experience with interpreting and explaining HR policies, procedures, rules, laws and labor contract provisions.
  • Skills to manage multiple concurrent projects, and effectively manage priorities, time, and resources in a demanding work environment.
  • Excellent customer service, professionalism, confidentiality, and communication skills.
  • Skills to gather, analyze and research data; identify issues with multiple variables and formulate conclusions; write reports and make recommendations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and experience using Human Resources technology platforms.




The City of Petaluma provides an excellent benefits package.  Information on benefits plans is on the City of Petaluma’s Human Resources website (Refer to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Unit 11, located at

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