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Human Resources Specialist

Human Resources Specialist

$81,529.24 - $99,336.12 Annually


Human Resources Specialist description imageTHE OPPORTUNITY 
Join our dynamic and forward-thinking team as a Human Resources Specialist! At IEUA, we believe that our people are our greatest asset, and we are dedicated to improving the way IEUA employees work, develop, and thrive! As an HR Specialist, you will have the opportunity to shape our culture, and develop innovative talent acquisition strategies. We are committed to attracting top talent and nurturing their professional journeys, offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a flexible work schedule that promotes work-life balance. If you are a passionate HR professional who is eager to make a meaningful impact, this is the place for you.

We are looking for someone who is organized, can work collaboratively, is analytical, and is an excellent problem solver. Reporting to the Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources Specialist is responsible for utilizing cutting-edge recruiting methods and technologies to optimize operations and stay ahead in talent acquisition.

This position might be the perfect fit for you if:

  • You like to find efficiencies, develop goals, and implement solutions.
  • You enjoy interacting with various stakeholders and teammates to attract top talent.
  • You are able to effectively communicate with team members and stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • You are organized and able to maintain records, reports, and data.
  • Contributing to and ensuring an open work environment committed to teamwork, mutual trust, and respect sound good to you!
Here at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, we are a leader in water management and environmental stewardship. We strive to produce high-quality renewable products such as recycled water and top-quality compost to enhance and preserve the quality of life throughout our region. Our values go beyond just protecting the resources and the communities we serve. We are committed to applying ethical, transparent, and environmentally sustainable principles to all aspects of business and organizational conduct. We recognize that our commitment to the community starts with our employees. In order to ensure that our staff are able to continue to perform at a high level and provide unparalleled services throughout our service area, we strive to provide a healthy work-life balance.

Here are a few ways the Inland Empire Utilities Agency is committed to helping you feel your best, work your best, and live your best while working with us:

  • A 4-day work week with remote hybrid work schedules for some positions
  • A pension through California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Generous employer monthly health benefit allowances to go towards the cost of medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive vacation, floating holiday, sick time in addition to 9 agency paid holidays
  • Education Reimbursement up to $5,250 per fiscal year
  • Professional Development Stipend of $1,000 per fiscal year
  • Basic life insurance coverage provided
  • Wellness Stipend of $500 per fiscal year
  • 457b Deferred Compensation Contribution
  • Interest free loan for a computer purchase up to $3,000

This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 14, 2023.  Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment.  This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline. 

There are two (2) vacancies in the Human Resources Department. 

This recruitment is being conducted to fill two (2) vacancy and will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility list.  

Salary Range: UN 177
FLSA: Exempt
Probationary Period: 12 months

Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine to moderately responsible professional duties in support of the Agency’s human resources programs and initiatives in one or more human resources disciplines; and performs related duties as assigned.

A Human Resources Specialist performs entry-level professional assignments in one or more human resource program area while learning Agency policies and procedures and specific techniques and legal requirements related to the Agency’s human resource management programs. Incumbents are expected to carry out their responsibilities with initiative, exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills.

Employees in this class typically report to the Human Resources Officer.

Human Resources Specialist is distinguished from Human Resources Analyst in that an incumbent in the latter class performs complex analytical work and provides professional recommendations requiring broader professional knowledge gained through continuing professional development and experience.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

Participates in the development and implementation of routine to complex activities in support of human resources programs and initiatives in compliance with applicable policies, practices, law, and regulations. 

Enters and maintains a variety of data and information in human resource information systems (HRIS); furnishes information and answers inquiries related to personnel transactions.

Collects and compiles data for human resources programs; conducts program or project-oriented studies as assigned; gathers and evaluates data; communicates and researches with other public agencies; tracks statistics and assists with reports on the effectiveness of human resources programs and initiatives.

Composes and types documents, memorandum, and other correspondence related to assigned human resources programs and activities; prepares and coordinates a variety of work reports, records and data; attends meetings; assists with training and documentation of training; serves on various task forces, committees and teams for a variety of purposes.

Assists in the development and coordinating of human resources related training and presentations; may assist with presenting information to management and non-management staff; assists with monitoring, evaluates, and updates information for effectiveness and changes to policies, practices, law, and regulations.

Assists in the development and coordinating of programs with member agencies, institutions, and organizations; may answer questions and provide information to individuals and groups in areas of assignment. 

Interprets and explains policies, procedures and regulations to Agency management, staff and the public; analyzes trends, proposed legislation and regulations for impacts on Agency human resources programs and policies and makes recommendations for any required changes. 



Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in human resources, business administra­tion, public administration, psychology or a closely related field, and at least two years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred. 


A valid California Class C driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Agency’s vehicle insurance program.

Principles, practices and techniques of public human resources management.

Basic employee/labor relations principles and practices, including contract administration.

Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and Agency policy and practice.

Research methods and data analysis techniques.

Agency ordinances, codes, procedures, and practices regarding area of assignment.

Principles and practices of sound business communication;

Customer service principles, practices and etiquette.

Agency policies and labor contract provisions.

Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

Perform a range of human resources management duties in multiple programs.

Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound, appropriate recommendations.

Exercise sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills within established guidelines.

Understand, interpret, and accurately explain the application of policies, procedures and requirements pertaining to assigned areas of responsibility.

Represent the department effectively in meetings with other departments and union representatives.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

Operate a computer and standard business software and other standard office equipment.

Prepare clear, concise and accurate analytical reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential personnel issues and employee situations.

Maintain confidential information.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Be present onsite at Agency locations during the normal business hours

Be physically present at non-Agency locations including, but not limited to, member agencies, conferences, and other work-related events that occur offsite.


All employment applications will be reviewed for accuracy, completion, relevant experience, education, training and other job-related qualifications. Applicants with the strongest background relating to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the testing process which may include one or more of the following: written test, oral interview, performance/practical examination. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background/reference check and pre-employment physical examination including a drug screen (for safety sensitive position) at no cost to the candidate. Please visit our website at and select the Human Resources Department for additional information regarding the Agency, the hiring process and benefit information.

Any applicant requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process due to a qualified disability must inform the Human Resources Office at (909) 993-1640 or at least 72 hours in advance of the need for accommodation.
"The Agency's success is obtained by creating a positive and diverse work environment which recognizes individual differences and experiences".

Inland Empire Utilities Agency
6075 Kimball Ave.

Chino, California, 91708

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Job Function : Services

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