Human Resources/Payroll Analyst Job at Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County, California

Human Resources/Payroll Analyst

City of Scotts Valley , California

Job Information 


Administrative Services

Mid Level


$4,324.00 - $5,794.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 


10/30/2020 11:59 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The Position and Ideal Candidate

The Human Resources/Payroll Analyst is a critical position for the City and responsible for a wide variety of payroll preparation and processing, timekeeping and record keeping activities, as well as some specialized technical human resources duties to include benefits administration.

The ideal candidate will be able to manage ongoing payroll processes in accordance with City policies and follow oral and written instructions; explain laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to payroll and human resources; and provide assistance by interpreting and explaining employee benefit plans.

Specific competencies should include strong interpersonal and excellent organizational skills. An ability to work independently and in team environments. An ability to work on several different tasks simultaneously with accuracy and independence.

This position requires a person who is flexible, a good listener and can express ideas clearly and concisely, exercises good judgement in analyzing situations and making decisions. An essential component of this position is the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and provide exceptional customer service.

The Human Resources/Payroll Analyst will be responsible for maintaining confidential employee records in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. The position will also be involved in labor negotiations to include the preparation of materials and providing analysis utilizing salary and benefit data.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for the Human Resources/Payroll Analyst is $4,324 - $5,794 per month. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including:

  • Retirement: California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CALPERS). State laws have established the following retirement requirements:
    • Classic Members: Retirement formula of 2.5% at 55 based on a single highest year compensation with employee paying an 8% contribution.
    • New Members: Retirement formula of 2% at 62, based on a 3 year final compensation period, with employee paying a 6.75% contribution.
  • Vacation: 10-21 days annually depending on years of service.
  • Personal Leave: 40 hours per year.
  • Holidays: 13 designated days and 2 floating holidays per year.
  • Sick Leave: 12 days per year.
  • Excellent Health Benefits: The City provides fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee and dependents.
  • Retiree medical benefits.
  • Life Insurance: City paid life insurance policy of $50,000.
  • Disability Insurance: City paid long term insurance.




1 Civic Center Drive

Scotts Valley, CA 95066