• San Bernardino, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Human Resources and Personnel
  • Salary: $83,563.48 - $106,756.26 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 106756 USD Annually

Job Description


The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino is seeking a well-qualified and experienced Human Resources professional for the role of Human Resources Business Partner .


Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early in the process as applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


3% COLA increase effective October 2024; approximate salary range $86,070 -$109,959


Telework/On-Site Opportunity

This position is eligible for a combination of telework and on-site work assignments. Telework must be completed from a pre-designated home-based location within the State of California and employees may be required to report on-site to address business needs.

Telework is at the sole discretion of the Court and may be rescinded immediately, without prior notice, based on the needs of the San Bernardino County Superior Court.

About the Position

Under general supervision, the Human Resources Business Partner supports managers and supervisors with aligning the court division's business and operational goals with human resources practices; performs responsible and complex professional activities in support of the court's human resource management programs in multiple functional areas, includ ing recruitment and selection, classification and job evaluation, employee relations, perform ance appraisal, organizational training and development; and performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Human Resources Business Partner provides journey-level human resources management support to one or more districts. Incumbents provide professional advice and counsel to managers, supervisors and employees in addition to providing technical expertise in multiple functional areas of human resources. Incumbents work with a significant degree of inde pendence and interact with all levels of management and external stakeholders.

For full position details, review the job description by clicking here .

Essential Functions

Provides internal consulting services on human resources policies, procedures and regulations to management, staff and the public; provides resources and builds relationships in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the assigned division; assists management with business case development and change management through the development of human resources strategy.Advises managers and supervisors on positive employee relations practices and the interpretation and application of Court rules, policies, proce dures and laws; consults with employees and their repre sentatives to identify and resolve employee/employer-related problems and issues; assists in the resolu tion of disputes through a variety of resolu tion options.Supports management and employees on work and performance-related issues; researches and devel ops recommenda tions regarding employee relations procedures, issues and cases, such as grievances, disciplinary actions and contract application and interpretation; assists in conducting investigations regarding performance and misconduct issues, employee complaints and grievances; provides recom mendations on improvements in the performance management system to align human resources practices with business performance goals.Manages the day-to-day activities of one or more specific functional area of the district's human resources management program, such as overseeing the design and implementation of employee recruitment and selection programs; updating and maintaining the classification structure and job descriptions for recruitments; conducting recruitments and selections; counseling employees on leave and benefits options and ensuring proper submission of forms/documentation; working with third- party administrator and assisting in the investigation and administration of workers' compensation claims; reviewing work and public areas for possible safety issues; identifying accommodations for modified duty assignments; and monitoring the status of claims.Analyzes program and operational data and develops recommendations to improve organizational structure, productivity and effectiveness; researches new and innovative human resources programs and trends and adapts and introduces programs to meet needs; evaluates program effectiveness and recommends program improvements, expansion or termination as needed.Administers temporary employee, internship and volunteer staffing programs; assists with the devel opment and facilitation of employee training programs.Participates in labor relations including collective bargaining and meet and confer negotiations with employee groups; collects and analyzes data for use in formulating negotiation proposals; reviews and updates personnel handbooks and manuals; administers labor agreement provisions.Prepares and coordinates a variety of work reports, records and analyses; develops and maintains a variety of departmental key performance indicators and tracking reports.Represents the Human Resources department in designated meetings; leads or participates in com mittees and/or task forces; coordinates with county and state management staff.Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a major in human resources, business administration or a closely related field, and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Experience in the public sector is preferred. Additional human resources training/professional certification or a master's degree may be substituted for experience.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application and supplemental application.

Human Resources will review applications to identify candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, therefore, it is to your benefit to include all pertinent work experience. When listing court experience, please include dates and classification of each position held, if more than one.

Selection Process
  • Applications will be reviewed to identify candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and/or desirables. Only those who meet the minimum qualifications and desirables (if applicable) will proceed to the next step in the recruitment process.
  • Candidates' supplemental question responses may be evaluated and ranked. Depending on the number of applications, assessments and/or screening interviews may be conducted.
  • Candidates who are successful in step 2 will be placed on the eligible list and may be considered for interview. Placement on the eligible list does not guarantee an interview or employment.

All candidates will be notified via email of their status at each step of the process. Additional steps in selection process will include background check and a reference check.


The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact the Human Resources Office at (909) 521-3700 or via email at . Individuals with hearing and/or speech impairments may also contact the recruiter for this position through the use of the California Relay Service by dialing 711.

Physical Characteristics

The physical and mental demands described on the job description, or by clicking here , are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino is an Equal Opportunity Employer- M/F/D/V.


The San Bernardino Superior Court offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.A summary of benefits is provided below.

Health and Welfare Benefits
MEDICAL: The Court offers a variety of comprehensive health plan options to fit individual employee needs. The Court contributes up to $200.00 in benefit plan dollars each pay period to help full-time employees pay for health premiums. In addition, the health plan subsidy the court contributes toward the employee cost is 58% of lowest cost HMO plan based on level of coverage.

DENTAL: The dental subsidy is equivalent to 100% of the employee only DPPO plan (but not less than twenty dollars {$20.00} per pay period).

VISION: Court-paid plan for employees and eligible dependents. No co-pay/deductible for eye exams; frames and standard lenses or contact lenses (in lieu of standard lenses) every twelve (12) months.

SHORT-TERM DISABILITY: Court-paid benefit that provides partial income replacement in the event that an employee is unable to work due to a non-work related disability.

LONG-TERM DISABILITY: Court-paid benefit that provides partial income replacement in the event that an employee is unable to work due to a non-work related disability.

LIFE INSURANCE: Court-paid basic life insurance benefit of $60,000. Additional supplemental life and AD&D insurance benefits may be purchased voluntarily.

MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that helps participating employees lower their taxable income. Under this plan, employees elect to set aside pre-tax money each pay period to pay for eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses for themselves and their eligible dependents that are not paid by insurance or reimbursed by any other benefit plan. The Court contributes a dollar for dollar match up to $20.00 per pay period up to a maximum of five-hundred dollars ($500.00) per plan year.

DEPENDENT CARE ASSISTANCE PLAN: This is a type of Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that helps participating eligible employees lower their taxable income. Under this plan, employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified childcare or dependent care expenses that are necessary for the employee and/or spouse to continue working.

Leave Allowances
VACATION: After completion of the requisite hours of continuous service (based on the bargaining unit), employees are eligible to use accrued vacation allowance. Depending on length of service, employees may accrue from 80 to 200 hours annually.

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE: Eighty (80) hours of additional leave to be used during the calendar year, prorated depending on start date.

HOLIDAY: Fourteen (14) paid recognized holidays and the accrual of two (2) floating holidays annually.

SICK LEAVE: Employees in regular positions accrue approximately 3.69 hours of sick leave per pay period to use during instances of authorized absence due to illness, injury, or medically related appointments.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: ALL employees are eligible to receive a maximum of thirty-two (32) hours of paid leave per occurrence for bereavement leave due to the death of a person in the immediate family.

Retirement and Deferred Compensation Plans
RETIREMENT: The Court is a 1937 Act employer. More detailed information may be found by contacting SBCERA at (909) 885-7980 or toll-free at 1-877-722-3721 or by visiting the website at San Bernardino County Retirement Association. The Court does not pay into the Social Security system; however, it does contribute to Medicare.

Retirement benefits subject to change.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employees are eligible to participate in the Court's 457 and/or the 401(k) Deferred Compensation Plans. These are supplemental retirement plans that permit employees to defer a certain portion of their pre or post tax salary, within certain Internal Revenue Service (IRS) limits, to an account maintained by an investment service provider. Participating employees in the pre-tax option postpone paying taxes on the deferred portion of their income.

401(k): The Court matches a percentage of the employee's earnable compensation based on the employee contributions.

457: Employees may elect to have a percentage of their salary or a flat amount deferred for a pre or post tax investment.

RETIREMENT MEDICAL TRUST: This plan helps with the high cost of health care expenses after retirement. Participation is for those with ten (10) or more years of participation in SBCERA or where the individual contributed to a public sector retirement system or system(s) over a ten (10) year period and did not withdraw the contribution form the retirement system(s). Under this plan, eligible retired participants pay for qualified expenses on a non-tax basis. All contributions, earnings, and reimbursements are tax free. The trust is funded by the eligible cash value of the participant's sick leave upon separation of service and Court contributions. The Court contributes a percentage of the employee's salary to the trust per pay period.

Additional Benefits
TUITION BENEFIT: The Court shall provide $1,000.00 per fiscal year to be used for job related education or career development, book fees or to reimburse membership dues in professional organizations.

CAR ALLOWANCE: Use of Court Vehicle.

CELL PHONE: The Court shall provide reimbursement of $20.00 for voice and $20.00 for data services per month upon submission of proper forms and documentation.

FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE: The Court recognizes the importance of work/life balance. Employees may request alternative work scheduling or flexible work schedules when classifications meet the requirements.

COMMUTER SERVICES: This program assists with providing information on carpools, rideshare matching, and public transportation options. The Court offers incentives for employees eligible to participating in Ridesharing activities.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to modify the benefit programs in accordance with the Personnel Rules and Regulations.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


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