Senior Human Resource Systems Analyst

City of Oakland
Full Time 94612. Workstations are available during regular business per week $9,846 - $12,088 Per year CA 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612, United States


The Position

The City of Oakland is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity. Oakland has a long history of activism around issues of justice and equity. Both oppression and this resistance to oppression have shaped the city’s historical roots and the lives of its residents to this day. As public servants in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, we strive to develop employees who understand the harm and impacts of systemic inequity to create lasting, meaningful outcomes for everyone. Oakland strives to establish an environment that embraces the richness of culture, community, and individualism of employees.      

Why join the City of Oakland Finance Department?

As a Senior Human Resources/Payroll Systems Analyst, you will be an integral member of the Department of Finance Payroll Systems Team. You will be key in developing innovative processes and procedures, creating user documentation, and implementing systems solutions for payroll processes.  The Finance Department provides quality government financial services to the City of Oakland. We manage the City’s financial affairs with the highest degree of customer service, honesty, and integrity. We value teamwork, trust, accountability, and fiscal responsibility.

We are looking for someone who is:   

  • Self-motivated: You will be expected to take initiative and use your resources to solve problems.
  • A strong relationship builder with excellent communication skillsYou will be gathering user requirements and converting to technical systems requirements, and you will be the first point of contact for users with escalated issues.
  • A Critical Thinker/Problem Solver: You will analyze complex technical and administrative information and evaluate alternative solutions, recommend, or adopt course of action.
  • Organized and detail-oriented: Due to a large volume of work with overlapping deadlines, we are looking for someone with strong organizational skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently: You will be expected to work on projects that require collaboration with many different team members in your unit and other departments that will require you to use sound judgment and work independently at times. 

What you will typically be responsible for 

  • Identifying requirements, designing, configuring, developing, testing, and deploying systems functionalities and enhancements.
  • Troubleshooting application and data problems.
  • Producing custom data reports.
  • Performing systems setup and mass systems changes.
  • Developing training programs for users.
  • Serving as a system security administrator and OTL administrator.
  • Serving as a technical resource to both departmental payroll staff and operations unit personnel.
  • Creating user documentation.

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A few reasons you might love this job:  

  • Your work will directly impact City of Oakland Employees, and the City's ability to provide important public services. 

  • You will be part of a great team who has fun and works hard.

  • There are many opportunities for future growth and upward mobility.

  • You will provide important support for staff throughout the City of Oakland.

  • You will have excellent opportunities to grow an develop your skills and abilities.

A few challenges you might face in this job: 

  • You will work in a fast-paced environment, so you will need to multi-task and work on many projects time simultaneously that have time-sensitive deadlines.

  • You will need to support staff and employees who need more in-depth education regarding Oracle e-Business Human Resources/Payroll/OTL application.

  • You will need to learn the City ordinances, policies, MOUs, and other materials quickly. 

Competencies Required: 

Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
Fact Finding: Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question
Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information
Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter expertise to the job
Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new and better ways of doing things
Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication
Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
Writing: Communicating effectively in writing
Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
Negotiating: Reaching mutually satisfying agreements and compromise
Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
Leveraging Technology: Applying technology for improvements in organizational efficiency and effectiveness

Minimum Requirements for Application

This recruitment will produce two eligible lists. The restricted list will be for full-time, permanent part-time, or part-time City employees who meet the minimum qualifications. The open list will be for all other applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, or a closely related field.
Three years of progressively responsible experience as a systems analyst including at least two years involving a payroll/personnel application.

License or Certificate / Other Requirements:
Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.