Welcome to the Cosumnes Community Services District Human Resources Division home page. The CSD stands at an intersection of the present and the future, looking back at the way business was conducted in the past and planning for the way we dream it can operate in the future.
One of the greatest benefits in working for the CSD is the opportunity to make a difference in our community and to see the impact that we, as an organization, have on both individuals and on our community as a whole. We improve the quality of life in our region and, in doing so, improve our own lives on a daily basis.
- Employment / Job Opportunities
- Recruitment Questions
- FY2012/13 Allocation of Full Time Employees
- 2013 Employee Salary Schedule
- 2011/13 522 Contract (Fire Dept.)
- 2011/13 MEO Contract (Fire Dept.)
The mission of the Human Resources Division is to assist the CSD in reaching its strategic goals through recruiting, promoting, retaining and rewarding the best qualified workforce and promoting the health, well being, safety, economic and career growth of our many talented and hard-working employees. Those dedicated, professional employees will then be a positive force providing outstanding service to our community.
The Human Resources Division is a team dedicated to exceeding the expectations of both our internal and external customers by working collaboratively to implement innovative solutions.
The Human Resources Division provides a wide-range of professional and personalized human resources services including:
- Recruitment and Selection
Includes working collaboratively with management of each department to evaluate organizational structure, recruit a diverse workforce, initiate appropriate advertising and outreach to maximize reasonable competition. Human Resources works collaboratively with department management to identify critical dimensions for testing and to select appropriate testing; processing applications; administering tests and ensuring that recruitments comply with Federal, State and local laws and ordinances. We continually strive to find and implement ways of providing a higher level of service to ensure that the employment process is as effective and efficient as possible. To this end, our current goal is to provide an on-line application process in the near future.
- Classification and Compensation
Includes responsibility for interpretation and correct implementation of wage and hour requirements mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act and any applicable labor contracts. This responsibility includes analyzing and allocating positions to appropriate classifications and assisting in the organizational development, reorganization and structuring of positions and work within individual work units. We conduct analytical studies to ensure employees are working within stated classifications. We maintain the official position allocation list; maintain and revise the classification plan; work with operating department management as needed to develop accurate classification descriptions, job titles and appropriate salary recommendations to ensure labor market competitiveness. We also work with Finance to develop the official salary tables. Immediate goals include a major review of all current CSD job classifications and posting all job classification documents on the website for reference by applicants and employees.
- Benefit Administration
One of our most important responsibilities is to provide accurate information about our generous benefits, including vacation and sick leave, comprehensive health plans (medical, vision and dental), and retirement benefits.
- Personnel Operations and Payroll
Includes processing and verifying all payroll/personnel changes; maintaining official personnel files for the CSD; developing and modifying personnel policies, procedures and systems; and, ensuring that payroll is processed in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws and ordinances.
- Employee Training and Development
Includes conducting new employee orientation; developing, coordinating and providing training on topics which have applicability across departmental lines including management, supervisory and leadership training programs, customer service academies and enrichment courses that are beneficial to all CSD employees.
- Employee Relations
Offering professional assistance in areas of the employee relations including consultations with operating department managers, performance management questions, investigations, disciplinary issues, and interpretation of policy provisions.
- Labor Relations
Providing professional assistance in labor relations including interpretation of MOU and policy provisions, consulting with operating department managers, labor negotiations, management-union relations and meet and confer issues.
- Equal Employment Opportunity
Interpreting laws, rules and procedures and maintaining EEO policies and standards to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations to keep CSD employees free from discrimination and retaliation; coordinating CSD compliance with disability laws. We provide, or coordinate, competent, impartial and thorough investigations of complaints of discriminatory or harassing treatment occurring within the workplace.
- Disability Management
Administering all employee disability benefit programs such as sick leave, workers' compensation, return to work, long term disability, life insurance, catastrophic leave, Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act and CalPERS disability retirements. We promote early return to work through consistent contact with employees on medical leaves and their departments. We apply the State mandated Interactive Process with employees needing workplace accommodations for their physical or mental disabilities to properly fulfill the essential functions of their jobs. Management of claims and litigation is conducted through a third party administrator.
Human Resources strives to model behavior that reflects our core values of:
We will be open and honest and follow through; our actions will follow our words.
We will sustain a focus on the "best practices" in our field to support both our internal and external customers.
We will treat all of the people we work with and serve with respect and act in a timely and sensitive way.
We will be supportive of the needs of both our employees and the applicants desiring to join the CSD family and will attempt to balance the needs of both groups.
We value diversity in the workplace and encourage men and women of all ages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, religious and political affiliations and persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our CSD family. We are committed to fostering positive relationships between CSD employees and our community by promoting professional development and unity through mutual respect and sensitivity to the diversity of our population.
We will demonstrate pride on our organization and our people in everything we do. We will recognize and celebrate the unique and positives characteristics of the CSD.
We will work together in partnership with our internal customers to provide them with excellent service while maximizing the quality of services we all provide to external customers.
We will always look to see if there is a better, faster, more effective way of meeting our customers' needs through proactive planning and innovative problem-solving.
We will provide timely and effective response to the needs of our customers; our goal is not to merely meet service expectations, it is to exceed it. We will hold ourselves to high standards of excellence because our employees and the public deserve it.
This site will provide you with information on employment opportunities, job descriptions/class specifications, salaries and benefits, bargaining agreements and other links of interest.