Located nearly halfway between the metropolitan powerhouses of San Francisco and Sacramento, Suisun City is a hidden gem of the Bay Area. Suisun City is accessible from Interstate 80 via Highway 12 and Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor commuter rail stop at the Train Depot, right to the heart of the City’s historic Waterfront District, making it a prime location for job seekers as well as homeowners. The community is a unique destination for a Bay Area day trip, an overnight getaway or even a place to work, particularly with its reverse commute for inner Bay Area residents. Residents of this mostly bedroom community take great pride in the quality of their neighborhood infrastructure and amenities.
Under general direction of the City Manager, this position manages and performs all human resource functions at the City including personnel transaction processing and personnel records management, recruitment and selection, classification, compensation, benefits, administration, leave management, labor and employee relations, and risk management activities including worker’s compensation, liability claims, general insurance, and safety and training programs; evaluates, recommends and implements management decisions and practices that directly affect or influence employees. This position is “at will” and the incumbent is hired and retained at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
Ideal Candidate - Essential Job Functions
The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive organizational view; be detail-oriented, collaborative and an innovative problem solver. This person is a self-starter with a strong customer-service orientation to the operating departments, employees, clients and general public. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude with a strong “can do” attitude that looks for solutions rather than problems.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Plans, manages, and performs all Human Resources programs and functions including advising executive and management staff regarding sound Human Resources practices and techniques to effectively plan for and manage the City's workforce.
- Develops and implements the Human Resources division's goals, objectives, policies, and programs in accordance with City policies, goals, and objectives.
- Maintains knowledge of current federal and state employment laws and legislations, policies and procedures pertaining to personnel matters to ensure City compliance.
- Manages benefit programs, including retirement, medical, dental, vision, life insurance plans, and disability programs; provides information and assistance to all employees; schedules and coordinates enrollment periods, presentations, and training for all benefit programs.
- Manages the classification and compensation program including preparation, review, update, and maintenance of job descriptions for all positions; conducts compensation and benefit surveys and makes salary recommendations; prepares and administers the wage and salary schedules for bargaining unit and unrepresented employees.
- Receives and processes employment applications, conducts testing, schedules interviews, administers pre-employment assessment and background screening; conducts interviews with managers and supervisors; notifies candidates of hiring decisions and manages the employment process; administers new employee orientation programs.
- Coordinates annual performance evaluations; assists and trains managers and supervisors on process, ensuring appropriate and timely employee ratings.
- Manages and processes employee leave of absence requests, including coordination of benefits, accommodations, and return to work.
- Organizes and implements policies for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); reviews and analyzes employee requests for job accommodations and determine if employees meet the qualifications; facilitate reasonable accommodations.
- Oversees nondiscrimination, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity programs.
- Directs and administers employee relations activities including contract interpretation, grievance process administration, progressive discipline, facilitate negotiation of new and revised policies and procedures, and other personnel practices and matters; maintain ongoing communication with the City Manager, department and division heads, employee unions and associations and others.
- Oversees administration of the City’s risk management programs including workers’ compensation claims, liability, general insurance, safety and training programs, and maintain the City’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to ensure compliance, enhance employee safe work practices, minimize the City’s risk and perform all related functions.
- Manages the FMCA commercial driving program including drug and alcohol testing program, maintaining required records and reports.
- Develops and administers City-wide development and training programs, and employee wellness programs.
This is an unrepresented management level position, the standard benefit package includes:
- Retirement –Employees who are considered New Member to CalPERS will have the benefit formula of 2% at 62, highest three-year average final compensation in accordance with PEPRA legislation. For employees who are considered “Classic” CalPERS members, the benefit formula is 2% at 55 with single highest year final average compensation.
- Health Insurance – Choice of health insurance plans provided through CalPERS health, with a health allocation of up to $2,027.64 per month, based upon plan enrollment. Employee pays for additional premiums above the health allocation.
- Dental and Vision Insurance – City offers Delta Dental and VSP insurance with the premiums paid by the employee.
- Life Insurance – City pays for $200,000 of Basic Life Insurance coverage.
- Personal Time – Vacation is accrued initially at the rate of ten days per year with amounts increasing up to twenty-three days at 16 years of service. Executive Leave of 80 hours per fiscal year, and the ability to earn up to an additional 40 hours for each hour of work assigned and worked outside of the regular workday. Sick Leave is accrued at the rate of approximately 8 hours per month.
- Holidays – The City observes eleven (11) paid holidays and two (2) floating holidays per year.
- Deferred Compensation – Voluntary contribution to the 457 Plan. City match up to $118 or 4% per pay period.
- Alternative Work Schedule - The standard City work schedule is 9/80 with alternate Fridays off.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s official application form but may accompany the application. All applications and resumes are reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.