STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 1733

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) human resources management work. Work involves administering a human resources management program and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Implements and administers human resources programs such as recruitment and selection, compensation, classification, employee relations, benefits, workers’ compensation, or organizational development. 

Advises staff on issues, rules, policies, and regulations related to human resources management. 

Coordinates the recruitment of applicants and makes recommendations for selection.

Completes human resources-related surveys and questionnaires.

Compiles and analyzes wage data.

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

Conducts audits of human resources activities to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

Conducts workforce analyses and executes workforce plans and recruitment and retention strategies.

Prepares and maintains various human resources correspondence and reports.

Analyzes organizational methods, evaluates jobs, and prepares or revises job descriptions and job postings. 

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

Communicates and disseminates human resources policies and procedures.

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

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

May process and investigate employee grievances and prepare recommendations for resolution.

May participate in job fairs.

May train others.

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 train others; 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