Principal Analyst, Human Resources - Occupational Health/Leave Management

Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Position/Program Information

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Type of Recruitment:

Open Competitive Opportunity

Why work for us

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 36 Departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

The Department of Human Resources (DHR) is committed to providing innovative and efficient HR solutions by recruiting, developing, and retaining a highly qualified, diverse workforce for the nation's largest County. We serve as the central HR agency and partner with line operations to provide a coordinated and balanced approach to HR management.

We deliver the County mission, vision, and strategic direction through our employees who make the difference in providing services for our community.

When to apply

We are accepting applications from Monday, December 9, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

What are we looking for

We are looking for someone to fill our Principal Analyst role. Our ideal candidate is innovative, motivated, and passionate about their work. We are searching for someone excited by the opportunity to take responsibility for a major program of the Human Resources Department.

Essential Job Functions

How you will be involved

Principal Analyst, Human Resources in Occupational Health and Leave Management and Disability Compliance division is responsible in providing operating departments with professional services, guidance and oversight in the administration of Countywide Occupational Health and Leave Management programs.

Some tasks that Principal Analyst, Human Resources will perform are:

  • Functions as the Los Angeles County's expert on all matters related to occupational health or leave management and disability compliance.

  • Plans and organizes work in resolving highly complex policy issues and problems related to pre-employment/post-offer medical examinations, employees' periodic medical examinations, wellness medical examinations, fitness for duty examinations and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing; or protected leave management, lactation program, disability compliance and management, and disability benefits.

  • Supervises professional and support staff assigned to Occupational Health Services section or Leave Management and Disability Compliance section.

  • Assists in the formulation of Countywide Human Resources policies and procedures related to occupational health or leave management and disability compliance.

  • Acts as a liaison on behalf of Department of Human Resources with the Board of Supervisors, the Chief Executive Office, and various County departments on all matters related occupational health or leave management and disability compliance.

  • Coordinates the preparation of correspondence, reports and studies related to occupational health or leave management and disability compliance.

  • Researches and provides written and oral responses and presentation to departmental management countywide, the Board of Supervisors and a wide variety of officials and agencies regarding legislation, employee inquiries or complaints and other issues as needed.


Selection Requirements:

Three years of highly responsible professional human resources experience analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems in areas regulated by the Federal and State laws governing disability compliance (return-to-work), protected leaves of absence and/or occupational health practices at the level of Los Angeles classes of Human Resources Analyst IV*, Administrative Services Manager III, Departmental Human Resources Manager I* or higher.

Physical Class

2 - Light. Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.


A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Special Requirement Information

  • Experience at the level of Human Resources Analyst IV (Item #1913) includes advanced journey level work as a lead to lower staff independently analyzing, developing, and making recommendations for the solution of complex problems in analysis and administration of countywide human resources programs.

Experience at the level of Administrative Services Manager III (Item #1004) includes directing, through subordinate, professional administrative supervisors, a section composed of multiple units responsible for providing professional administrative services. These positions are typically located in the central administrative office of line departments and report to a higher-level manager.

  • Experience at the level of Departmental Human Resources Manager I (Item #1883) includes experience planning, directing, administering and evaluating all human resource functions for a small size County Department (having less than 200 employees) with significant personnel operations and activities. Departmental Human Resources Manager I positions assists executive level managers in the development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental short and long term human resources related strategic goals and objectives; and provide strategic direction and recommendations to executive management on personnel management issues that impact departmental organizational structure, operations, and programs.

Endorsement of County Qualifications

If you are a Los Angeles County employee who wishes to qualify using experience gained in county classifications not listed above, you must provide verification of qualifying out-of-class experience by providing official documentation of additional responsibility bonus, out-of-class bonus, temporary assignment bonus, or reclassification study with CEO Classification with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. Employees do not need to submit such verification if they hold or have held one of the positions above, or a position deemed to be at equivalent level.

Additional Information

Our Process:

Once we determine that you meet the requirements, we will invite you to take the following assessments.

  • Part I is an online multiple choice assessment covering Deductive Reasoning, Management Potential, Achievement, Flexibility, Confidence and Optimism, Thoroughness, Sense of Duty, Innovation, Influence, Independence, and Professional Potential.

Only those who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I will be invited to Parts II and III. If you do not pass, you will be notified by via e-email or USPS mail.

  • Part II is a multiple choice assessment covering Quantitative Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Reasoning, and Data Interpretation.

The combined score of Part I and Part II is weighted at 80%.

  • Part III is a writing assessment weighted 20% measuring English Structure and Content, Written Expression, and Prioritizing Information.

Both Parts II and III will be administered on the same day. Only those who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the combined scores for Parts I and II will have their writing assessment scored and calculated.

Applicants must meet the requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Final results will be sent via email or U.S. mail. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

If you took an identical assessment in the past 12 months, we automatically transfer your answers to this opportunity. We will transfer your assessment responses to any future opportunity within 12 months.

These assessments are not reviewable per Civil Service Rule 7.19.

How do you prepare for the exam

An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests and printable information is available on the Department of Human Resources Job Resources website at, under the "Employment Test Assistance" section. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.

You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to While these study guides will help in preparing for the written test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary to prepare for this test.

Eligibility Information

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation.

Vacancy Information

The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies at the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources.

How to apply

We only accept applications online. Any submission by U.S.

Mail, Fax, or in person cannot be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track your application status using this website.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the selection requirements.

Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Important Note

Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.


Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.


For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.


All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Have a disability and need accommodation to take the assessments? Contact our ADA Coordinator at

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond. Please contact us with any questions:

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Kathleen Macaranas

Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2934

Department Contact Email:

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Principal Analyst, Human Resources - Occupational Health/Leave Management

Los Angeles County