Human Resources Assistant I Job at American Canyon, Napa County, California

Human Resources Assistant I

City of American Canyon , California

Job Information 


City Manager

Entry Level


$5,197.00 - $6,316.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 


10/29/2020 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



The Human Resources Division is seeking a Human Resources Assistant to perform specialized office support in a variety of personnel activities and functions such as recruitment, employee benefits administration, employee training, in-take and processing of liability, property and workers’ compensation claims, and provide administrative support in confidential personnel matters and labor negotiations. Please see Classification Specification for additional information. The ideal candidate will  possess an understanding of public personnel administration, equal employment opportunity, workplace accommodations, personnel recordkeeping, standard office procedures, customer service, and correct business English spelling and grammar. Public Agency experience is highly desirable.


Experience and/or Education:
Three years of full-time highly responsible office administrative support experience or technical support in a human resources setting; and an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college. Some experience exceeding minimum may be substituted for education.

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

Physical Requirements:
Work is performed in a typical office environment. (1) Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long period of time; occasional bending or squatting. (2) Lifting: Frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 25 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. (4) Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. (5) Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. (6) Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. (7) Environmental: frequent exposure to noise.


The City of American Canyon application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by 5pm, October 29, 2020, to be considered for this position. To apply, please visit The City uses to  electronically accept and process applications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s official application form, but should 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. Applicants  successful in the initial examination phase will be placed on an eligibility list from which the City will invite candidates to participate in the departmental hiring process for final selection. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring  interview.

An oral board interview is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2020
A departmental interview is tentatively scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2020

Prior to providing a Conditional Offer of employment the City will conduct a reference check including but not limited to the verification of employment history and education.

After a Conditional Offer of employment is made, applicants will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical. Additionally, all Conditional Offers of Employment will be made contingent upon successful completion of Livescan  Fingerprinting. The resulting report of conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of the conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to  which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Veteran’s Preference- view City Policy at

Candidates requesting veteran’s preference will be required to provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" to Human Resources before the filing application deadline for this position.

Preference afforded via the application screening shall constitute the complete and total extent to which the City of American Canyon will afford veteran preference over other candidates.

Monthly Salary: Step A $5,197 – Step E $6,316 (Hiring typically done at Step A)
The City provides a generous benefits package which is outlined on the following page. The City Council adopted an employee furlough plan for FY2020/2021 to annualize 20 furlough days equivalent to a pay reduction of about 7.7%. A 2-4% cost-of-living adjustment takes effect July 1, 2021.

COMPLIANCE WITH AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): With prior notice to the Personnel Department regarding testing or job performance modifications, the City will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and  employees with disabilities. Disabled individuals requiring accommodation during the application/hiring process should notify the personnel office by email to Human Resources Officer Scott Corey at of calling  707-647-4361 or 711 for the California Relay Service.

IMMIGRATION REFORM & CONTROL ACT: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all potential employees will be required to provide proof of United States Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States. The  provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Summary of Benefits for City Employees

• The City contributes a monthly payment equal to 90% of the Kaiser HMO premium rates at each level of coverage (Employee only, Employee plus One Dependent, and Family) for active employees. • Employees covered by another insurance plan  may be eligible for $400 per month in lieu of health coverage.
• The City contributes 100% of the current “Supplement/Managed Monthly Employee Only Rate for Kaiser Senior Advantage” (currently $339.43) to assist with medical insurance costs for CalPERS covered retirees.
• $299.07 “Cafeteria Plan” towards out-of-pocket medical health premium, if any, Life, Group LTD, Dental and Vision Insurance and an Employee Assistance Program.
• Several “family friendly” benefits such as sick leave for dependent care, bereavement, and flexible work schedules.

Paid Leave

Vacation: 12 days = 0-3 years of service
15 days = 4-9 years of service
20 days = 10-15 years of service
25 days after 16 years of service
Sick Leave: 12 days per year.
Holidays: 15 paid holidays per year.
Vacation Same as Cash: Eligible employees may convert a portion of their accumulated vacation to cash based on certain guidelines.

Longevity Pay
After the completion of 10 years = $100 per mo.; after the completion of 15 years = $150 per mo.; after the completion of 20 years = $200 per mo.; after the completion of 25 years = $250 per mo.

Union Representation
The City of American Canyon is an Agency Shop. Positions subject to agency shop shall as a condition of continued employment, have 30 days from the date of hire to either join the union or pay an equivalent fee to an identified nonprofit  organization. Retirement Plan - CalPERS 2% @ 55 formula – CalPERS classic members (employed by CalPERS agency before 12/31/2012) Employees are covered by the Public Employees’ Retirement Systems (PERS). Employees’ 7%  contribution is employee paid. Employee pays 4.855% toward employer portion (cost sharing). This formula has single highest year compensation.

Retirement Plan – CalPERS 2% @ 62 formula – CalPERS new members (employed by CalPERS agency after 1/1/2013)

• Three year average on final compensation
• A pensionable income cap of $151,549

The City provides deferred compensation programs in which employees may participate. For more detailed information related to benefits, please see the current Memorandum of Understanding with the General Unit Employees and the City of  American Canyon.



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