Human Resources Analyst Senior

City of Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Full time

US$64.4-80.5k (annually)

Productivity & Performance

Nov 7


$64,355.20 - $80,454.40 Annually


Flagstaff, AZ

Job Type

Full-Time; Exempt; Benefit Eligible

Remote Employment



Human Resources and Risk Management

Job Number



Human Resources


11/18/2022 4:00 PM Arizona

Work Week

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Pre-employment Requirements


Administrative Duties

The City of Flagstaff is looking for team members who are passionate about community, innovation, and quality of life. Come be a part of this amazing community and see why the City of Flagstaff is Northern Arizona's employer of choice!

Actively supports and upholds the City’s stated mission and values. Under the direction of a Human Resources Director and limited supervision, employees of this class are expected to provide professional, technical and analytical human resources services. The Human Resources Analyst Senior is distinguished from the Human Resources Analyst by the work complexity, technical expertise and independent judgement. 


  • Supervisory: This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities; however, provides guidance and serves as a resource for other human resource team members
  • Budgetary: This position assists HR Leadership with the budget by providing input on areas of need and/or opportunity, preparing cost estimates for budget recommendations and carrying out day-to-day activities within approved budget. This position plays a key role in researching and developing recommendations for the City’s personnel budget. 
  • Strategic Planning: . This job has partial responsibility for strategic planning at the division level including working with the Director in the overall strategic planning efforts for the Human Resource Division as well as City organizational structure and personnel planning.
  • Policies/Procedures: This position provides recommendations and assists with developing and implementing personnel policies and procedures. The incumbent in this position also answers questions, provides input and interprets and develops recommendations relating to Human Resources policies, procedures and practices.
  • Compliance: This position follows, ensures compliance with and enforces Federal, State, and Local regulations and City policies and procedures. 
  • Council Communications: This position assists with making recommendations and presentations, writing staff summaries, ensuring performance measures are met, and balancing needs with Council’s adopted priorities and direction. 
  • Reporting: This position gathers information, completes reports, analyzes data and assists in reporting to Federal, State and Local agencies. This position responds to Public Records Requests. 

Examples of the Work Performed

  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Administers activities and services related to Classification and Compensation. 
  • Researches and makes recommendations on policies and procedures in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations. 
  • Interprets personnel policies and procedures and responds to requests for information and assistance from employees, management, outside agencies and the public.
  • Researches and analyzes statistical data related to assigned functions or special projects, prepares reports, and written correspondence interpreting and explaining data, presents information and makes recommendations. 
  • Performs extensive research and resolves technical, operational, and procedural problems including conducting and completing studies and surveys, conducting audits, and examining data.
  • Performs extensive research for special projects; collects information on operational and administrative problems and performs comprehensive analyses; synthesizes information. 
  • Plans, organizes, develops curriculum, and delivers training for City employees on various human resources related material. 
  • Represents the Human Resources division in city-wide employee committees such as the Employee Advisory Committee; may also be assigned as liaison for Council appointed Commissions
  • Maintains, modifies, implements various human resource information systems and applications.
  • May be assigned to facilitate one or more modules of both New Employee and Supervisory Orientation. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Classification and Compensation

  • Manages the classification and compensation systems to ensure compliance with applicable laws and City policies.
  • Conducts research and analysis and makes ongoing recommendations to City leadership to ensure the City maintains a competitive compensation program to support recruitment and retention. 
  • Responsible for personnel changes, organizational studies and job classification including evaluating paperwork submitted; researching and analyzing internal and external job information; interviewing employees and supervisors regarding job duties, responsibilities, and requirements; determining FLSA status; recommending job classification; developing job descriptions and organizational charts.
  • Conducts benchmark job classification audits and internal equity analyses to maintain equitable and appropriate titles, salary ranges and pay rates.
  • Conducts and responds to comprehensive salary surveys, collects and analyzes data to determine the City’s market position, prepares reports, makes recommendations, and facilitates changes to pay plans.
  • Writes reports recommending establishment of new classes and reclassification of existing positions. 
  • Prepares or revises job descriptions to accurately describe duties, coordinates with City divisions to ensure minimum qualifications meet classification specifications and are consistent with similar City positions. 
  • Coordinates and develops recommendations to determine offer information for new hires, promotions, positions changes, etc… in accordance with approved policies and procedures. 
  • Oversee internal equity efforts in the classification and compensation program. 
  • Makes recommendations and implements compensation program changes. 
  • Provides direction to directors, managers, supervisors and employees regarding classification and compensation issues. 
  • Coordinates with Finance and Payroll to maintain the City’s position authorization systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management or Public Administration, or comparable curriculum.
  • Four years of experience in Human Resources in one or more major functions such as classification, compensation, organizational development, training, recruitment, and/or benefits. 
  • Or any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements. 


  • Certification as Professional in Human Resources preferred.
  • Experience in public sector is preferred.


  • Must possess, or obtain upon employment, a valid Arizona driver’s license.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.

Supplemental Information


  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. 
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. In classification and compensation, the ability to compute complex concepts such as standard deviation is required.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding, to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to research, make independent analysis, prepare, and present comprehensive written and oral reports of findings. 
  • Ability to work with highly sensitive, confidential, and emotional matters in a proper and professional manner.
  • Knowledge of employment-related Federal, State and Local regulations and City policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of contracts, regulations and policies to ensure compliance of the benefits programs. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources in one or more major functions such as classification, compensation, compliance, organization development, training, recruitment, and/or benefits.
  • Ability to thoroughly learn and enforce personnel policies, procedures. and practices.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple and changing priorities at one time. This position requires a proven track record to multi-task.
  • Ability to effectively resolve operational and personnel problems.
  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, write, interview, provide and compare statistical data.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Human Resources personnel, other City employees, supervisory personnel, and the public.
  • Operation of personal computer and job-related software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, database creation and maintenance, information storage and retrieval and related tasks.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to verbally communicate. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands or fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate noise.

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