Departmental Human Resources Analyst II - Leave Administration

Contra Costa County


Martinez, CA


$84,950 – $113,842
per year

Why join Contra Costa County in one of these roles?
Health Services Department:
Contra Costa Health Services is the largest Department in Contra Costa County, with over 4,600 employees in various disciplines such as Nurses, Doctors, Clerks, Janitors, Mental Health Specialists, and Lab Technicians. We are looking for someone to join our dynamic, dedicated, and cohesive Leave Administration Team. This assignment will require you to manage a fluid caseload of approximately 700-1,100 cases of various leaves in partnership with another Leave Administrator. You will also have clerical support and dedicated oversight from a manager in the Personnel Unit.  If you are interested in working with people representing a myriad of job classifications that provide critical support and services to the 1 million residents of Contra Costa County, Health Services is the place for you.
Employment and Human Services Department:
We are looking for leaders who enjoy utilizing creative solutions to problems! Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) partners with the community to deliver quality services to ensure access to resources that support, protect, and empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency. Our personnel team supports EHSD employees who provide those crucial social services to our County’s residents. In this role, you will play a crucial part in supporting our employees who may need to take time off to tend to personal life events. We pride ourselves on serving our 2000 employees with compassion, transparency, and integrity!
We are looking for someone who is: 

  • Innovative. We are constantly looking at ways to improve the way we work!
  • Creative. You may encounter unique problems that require creative solutions.
  • A leader. You will be responsible for managing a high volume workload and making decisions without a lot of oversight.
  • Tech Savvy. We use several systems to track and manage leaves of absence.
  • Supportive. Our employees may be experiencing personal hardships and will need assistance navigating the different types of leave they can use.
  • Customer Service Oriented. You will need to communicate clearly with employees and their supervisors in a timely manner.
  • Resolute. At times you will have to be firm with your position to ensure the Department is following the applicable laws.

What you will typically be responsible for: 

  • Implementing and maintaining the Leave Management Program for a large department within the County
  • Managing long term leaves, FMLA/CFRA, ADA, and Worker’s Compensation
  • Facilitating interactive meetings
  • Providing clear communication to employees about their eligibility for leaves
  • Coaching supervisors on what they can and cannot say to employees about their leave of absence
  • Assisting with HR Generalist duties as needed, including Employee and Labor Relations, Mentoring, and Training

A few reasons you might love this job: 

  • We have a strong and supportive team environment
  • We offer learning opportunities on a consistent basis
  • You will have the ability to engage in innovative and creative problem-solving sessions
  • You will make an impact on our staff’s success in their jobs
  • You may have the opportunity to be a part of special committees/workgroups that provide solutions to issues at a departmental and County level

A few challenges you might face in this job

  • You will need to have patience while waiting for things to move forward
  • You may need to work within the parameters of complicated or antiquated processes and procedures 
  • You will need to know how to apply County policies and State and Federal laws to make decisions
  • The Department may use information you provide to make employment decisions that could negatively impact the employee.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Experience: Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent professional human resources experience. Qualifying experience should include leave administration.
Note: Professional Human Resources experience is defined as performing duties that require interpretation, independence of judgment and application of defined principles, practices and regulations.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A major in human resources management, business administration, public administration, industrial / organizational psychology, or a closely related field is preferred.

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • IPMA-HR CP Certified
  • SHRM Certified
  • Public Sector Experience in Leave Management or an HR Generalist position


How to Apply