Human Resources Analyst

Dakota County
Full Time $60,396 - $94,369 Per year MN Dakota County Employment, 1300 145th St E, Rosemount, MN 55068, United States


General Description

POSTING TYPE: Open Competitive
DEPARTMENT: Employee Relations
HOURS: Full-time
PREFERRED HIRING RANGE: $60,396 -$67,946 /year (107 Salary Grade)
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on 6/24/2024

The Human Resources (HR)  Analyst is a key partner performing professional work; conducting analysis and managing all aspects of HR data and systems including responsibility for overall data administration and reporting as well as oversight for department technology initiatives.  

Location & Schedule
This is a hybrid position that offers a mix of telework and in-person work at our Administration Center in Hastings, MN. Work is performed Monday through Friday during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

What You’ll Do 
The HR Analyst will provide consultative, technical and professional support and expertise in program design, implementation, administration, evaluation and communication of various department wide programs with a focus on data systems, reporting methods and procedures. The incumbent will develop outcome measures and prepare reports, recommendations, and proposals under the supervision of the Total Compensation Manager.

Who We Are
Dakota County is Minnesota’s third largest county and home to more than 400,000 residents. Our motto is “Be More” and we strive every day to achieve excellence public service, with a focus on four values: Service, Integrity, People, and Innovation.

Dakota County aims to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of diverse people, backgrounds, and experiences. Our goal is to have a workforce that is reflective of the communities and individuals we serve. We promote an equitable and culturally aware work environment where everyone can be their authentic selves.

Minimum Qualifications

Need to Have Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Public Administration, or a related field  
Associate degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Public Administration, or a related field  AND Two years of experience in data administration and systems and/or process analysis
•  An equivalent combination of education and experience to total four years or more

Nice to Have Qualifications:
• Master's Degree in, Public Administration, Human Resources, Business Administration, or a closely related field
Experience working with Human Resources Information systems (HRIS)

Duties & Responsibilities

These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.
1. Manage and work in multiple Human Resource Information Systems (HRISs), including Oracle HCM, NeoGov, Cornerstone, and SAP SuccessFactors.
2. Manage data-related aspects of HR projects and processes while ensuring data security and integrity.  
3. Manage and create department reports and requests for areas of County workforce, benefits, labor relations, and compensation, including running canned reports and constructing ad hoc as needed.
4. Oversee Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) reporting, processing, and submission
5. Assist with responding and pulling data to open records law requests for the department and organization.
6. Analyze options for HR process improvement.
7. Serve as a liaison to the County Information Technology department for various system upgrades and SharePoint digital accessibility.
8. Assist in HRIS set up of annual open enrollment, reporting and tracking.
9. Assist in total compensation processing of merit increases, classification analytics and position control changes.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties 1-9 are essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment

• Considerable knowledge of governmental organizations, administrative procedures, and operations.
• Considerable knowledge of research techniques and of basic accounting principles.
• Knowledge of evaluation, measurement, systems analysis, and statistical principles.
•  Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act ("HIPAA"), and the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act ("Data Practices Act"), and other state and federal laws and regulations concerning information privacy as it related to Human Resources;
• Skill and ability to negotiate terms of projects, including deliverables, timelines and resources.
• Considerable ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
• Considerable ability to manage resources such as personnel, time and money.
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate information and prepare recommendations.
• Ability to prepare clear and accurate reports on time.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to complete complex assignments on time with a high degree of quality.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Hybrid schedule.  Work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. May require occasional travel.


  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, vision, and other benefits
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Generous paid time off (accrual rate starts at four weeks per year)
  • Eleven paid holidays each year
  • Pension with a generous employer contribution
  • Ability to work from home some of the time
Selection Process
  • You submit an online application that includes supplemental questions
  • We assign you a score based on your qualifications 
  • Top scoring candidates are referred to the hiring manager for interview consideration
  • We conduct background and reference checks before hiring