Human Resource Analyst 3 (General)

Commonwealth of PA | Dauphin County, PA

Posted Date 2/05/2024
Description The Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) is seeking a detail-oriented professional with strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills to join our team as a generalist Human Resource Analyst 3.  If you thrive on varied responsibilities, enjoy challenging work, and can easily adapt to fluctuating workloads and priorities, we encourage you to apply today!

We are a small human resource (HR) team, and each HR Analyst is responsible for multiple functional areas.  In this position, you will primarily focus on classification and staffing functions for non-civil service positions, as well as serve as the agency Employee Relations Coordinator.  You also will oversee the performance evaluation program for attorneys and investment professionals at SERS; draft and review agency policies; coordinate responses to unemployment compensation claims filed by former agency employees; and provide secondary support in a variety of other HR functions, including civil service staffing and classification.

Interested in learning more?  Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description. 

About SERS:  SERS is celebrating our 100th year anniversary!  Established in 1923, SERS is one of the nation’s oldest retirement plans for public employees and manages the pension benefits of nearly 240,000 employees and retirees for 101 public sector employers.  In 2022, SERS paid about $3.9 billion in benefits and managed $33.7 billion in assets.  A wealth of information is available at

Our mission is to prepare our members and participants to achieve financial security in retirement.  We achieve this through focusing on our mission, acting ethically and with integrity, empowering our members, embracing innovation, fostering life work balance, modeling an inclusive and respectful workplace, valuing and developing team members, collaborating, and finding joy in our work.

SERS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified individuals to our team.  We are committed to an inclusive and respectful work environment that fosters personal and professional growth, embraces the contributions of all team members, and values diversity in people, ideas, and experiences to achieve our highest potential.

Work Schedule and Additional Information: 

  • Full-time employment, 37.5-hour work week.

  • Work Hours: A work schedule beginning and ending between 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, inclusive of a half-hour or one-hour unpaid meal period will be considered, dependent on operational requirements.  The requested work schedule may not end prior to 4:00 PM. 

  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time, up to 3 days per week, dependent upon operational needs.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to work on-site. 

  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. 

  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.  Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices. 


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: 

  • One year as a Human Resource Analyst 2 in the area of the parentheticalor 

  • One year as a Field Human Resource Officer 1, and one year of professional experience in the area of the parentheticalor 

  • Two years of experience in the performance of professional human resource work, including one year of professional experience in the area of the parenthetical; and a bachelor's degree; or 

  • An equivalent combination of experience and training. 


Other Requirements: 

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement.  For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions. 


How to Apply: 

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.  Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education). 

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  

  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.  Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted. 

  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 




Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals). 


If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date. 

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.  The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.  All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.  No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam). 

  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only. 

  • You must provide complete and accurate information or: 

  • your score may be lower than deserved. 

  • you may be disqualified. 

  • You may only apply/test once for this posting. 

  • Your results will be provided via email. 

Salary3.90 Hour

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