STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B16

Class No. 1731

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) human resources management work. Work involves administering or assisting in the administration of a human resources management program and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Provides assistance with the implementation and administration of human resources programs such as recruitment and selection, compensation, classification, employee relations, benefits, workers’ compensation, or organizational development. 

Recruits, screens, and interviews applicants; evaluates their qualifications; and refers qualified applicants to the proper hiring authorities.

Administers and scores employment tests.

Completes human resources-related surveys and questionnaires.

Conducts classification compliance audits; reviews position questionnaires; interviews employees; and prepares reports of findings, making recommendations as appropriate.

Prepares human resources correspondence and reports.

Prepares training outlines and guides for orientation and training programs.

Provides advice and assistance on classification, compensation, recruitment, retention, benefits, leave provisions, employee relations, and salary administration matters.

Maintains human resource automated systems, files, and records, and analyzes human resources reports.

Assists in compiling and analyzing wage data.

Assists in training and counseling agency staff on issues, rules, polices, and regulations related to human resources management.

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

May analyze organizational methods.

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

May assist in processing and investigating employee grievances and preparing recommendations for 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.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15