STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B14

Class No. 1729

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level human resources management work.  Work involves assisting in the administration of a human resources management program and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.  Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Performs technical and administrative work in support of human resources programs such as recruitment and selection, compensation, classification, employee relations, benefits, workers’ compensation, or organizational development. 

Compiles and prepares report and documents related to human resources activities.

Evaluates applicants’ job qualifications, coordinates the administration and scoring of employment tests, and refers those qualified to the proper hiring authorities.

Maintains human resource automated systems, files, and records, and may assist with the analysis of human resources reports.

Assists in conducting studies regarding staffing needs and problems, and may recommend action as appropriate.

Assists in planning, developing, revising, and implementing human resources policies, procedures, and forms.

May conduct interviews.

May coordinate the administrative processing of newly hired and terminating employees.

May assist in analyzing organizational methods.

May assist in evaluating jobs, and preparing and revising job descriptions and job postings.

May assist with processing or posting vacancies on internal or external Web sites.

May prepare and conduct new employee orientation.

May counsel employees on medical insurance or workers’ compensation matters and process the related paperwork.

May process employee grievances and their resolution.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in human resources management work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in human resources management, business or public administration, organizational development, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management; of human resources programs such as employment, compensation, classification, employee relations, benefits, workers’ compensation, or organizational development; and of federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing personnel activities.

Skill in oral and written communication, in conducting interviews, in the use of a computer and human resources-related software applications, and in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

Ability to explain policies and procedures to staff and the public; to maintain confidential and sensitive information; to develop and analyze human resource processes; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with applicants, employees, and the general public; and to communicate effectively.  

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require registration, certification, or licensure in a specialty area.


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Revised 9-1-15