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Human Resources Specialist

Santa Clara County Housing Authority San Jose Full-Time
$33.02 - $44.25 / hour
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As one of the largest providers of affordable housing in the Bay Area and a designated Moving To Work (MTW) agency, the award-winning Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is seeking talented individuals looking to make a difference in Silicon Valley. SCCHA is an independent local government agency that administers the federal Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program for approximately 19,000 households and manages more than 2,000 units of affordable housing in Santa Clara County.
If you are looking to help solve one of the most significant problems in the Bay Area and want to be part of a collaborative, innovative organization dedicated to building a better Silicon Valley, then apply today!
Human Resources Specialist
Salary: $33.02 - $44.25 Hourly DOQ
Under general supervision, coordinates and administers assigned human resources programs including recruitment and selection, employee benefits administration, leave of absence administration, job analysis and classification, compensation, workers’ compensation, safety, performance management, and general human resources administration; coordinates and serves as a liaison for assigned programs, projects, and activities with other Santa Clara County Housing Authority (Agency) departments, outside agencies, and the general public; performs related work as required.
This is the journey-level class in the human resources specialist series. Incumbents at this level are capable of performing the full range of duties in support of assigned human resources programs such as recruitment and selection, classification, compensation, benefits administration, leave of absence administration, performance management, safety, and/or worker’s compensation, in addition to performing a variety of record-keeping, administrative, and technical support activities. The work has technical and programmatic aspects, requiring the interpretation and application of policies, procedures, and regulations and involving frequent contact with staff and the public, as well as performing various research functions. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned area(s) of responsibility. This class is distinguished from the Senior Human Resources Specialist in that the latter is assigned to the more complex human resources programs and initiatives, functioning with a higher degree of independent judgment and initiative, and requiring additional training and experience.
  • Coordinates the recruitment and selection process, including preparing and posting job announcements, screening applications/resumes, scheduling interviews, administering and overseeing the testing process, conducting employment reference and background checks, negotiating job offers, preparing offer letters, initiating the on-boarding process, and preparing and conducting new hire orientations.
  • Processes all personnel actions such as new hires, promotions, terminations, resignations, and retirements.
  • Coordinates employee exit process including conducting and providing required paperwork.
  • Administers the workers’ compensation claims management function; processes insurance claims submitted; monitors accepted claims prior to closure; provides information to claimants, attorneys, and workers’ compensation carrier; assists employees in resolving issues related to workers’ compensation, safety, and health; maintains accurate databases; prepares reports and other related documentation.
  • Administers leave of absence programs ensuring legal compliance; reviews leave of absence requests; makes recommendations and develops employer response; interprets human resources policies and procedures with regards to benefits and paid and unpaid time off options for employees; educates employees and managers on policy and legal compliance regarding leaves of absence.
  • An associate degree in human resources management or related field; and three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience administering or supporting the administration of human resources programs.
We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, flexible spending accounts, deferred compensation, retirement, educational tuition reimbursement, and more.
In addition, employees are required to maintain a work schedule and must maintain on-site office hours. We operate on a 9/80 work schedule where employees have a paid day off every other Friday. (Monday through Thursday is a nine (9) hour day and the Friday that is worked is an eight (8) hour day).

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In 1967, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors established the Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) as an independent local government agency to administer the federal rental assistance programs authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937. Since 1976, SCCHA has operated the federal rental assistance programs of the County of Santa Clara and the City of San José as one program. In 2008, Congress designated SCCHA a Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration agency.

Our agency assists about 17,000 households through the federal rental housing assistance (Housing Choice Voucher, also known as Section 8) program. We also develop, control and manage affordable rental housing properties. The majority of our program funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our programs and properties are targeted to assist low, very low and extremely low-income households. The vast majority—more than 80%—of our client households are extremely low-income families, seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities and the formerly homeless. Working together with landlords, housing developers, charities and local governments, we strive to provide housing and support services to as many eligible families as possible.

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