Human Resources Specialist Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Performs basic professional human resource assignments in areas such
as employment, compensation, classification, employee relations,
training, benefits and/or organizational development. Incumbents
typically explain university policies and procedures and then advise
as what actions can or should be taken.
second in a series of five classifications and is distinguished from
the clerical level in that this classification advises staff and the
public on human resources actions that can and must be taken.
Incumbents typically explain university policies and procedures and
then advise what actions can or should be taken.
Examples of Duties:
- Reviews university human resources policies and procedures,
determines actions to be taken and advises Department Heads,
employees and the public on what actions must be taken; may also
function in an informational role in areas where specific advice
is not needed.
- Investigates circumstances surrounding disciplinary actions
and informs of procedural policy; advises if policy should be
followed or if it might be more appropriate for a special
action; assists in the mediation of employee grievances.
- Performs local salary surveys as directed and responds to
salary survey requests from outside the university.
- Informs new employees of university policy pertaining to
employment, promotion and transfer; reviews employment
applications and evaluates minimum qualifications and determines
equivalent qualifications if necessary.
- Prepares position announcements, advertisements and
information materials for recruitment; maintains records in
support of the university Affirmative Action Program.
- Assists in the preparation of needs analysis to identify
training needs; researches instructional materials to meet
training requirements; develops broad curriculum outline;
arranges for instructors; schedules workshops and seminars.
- Assists with the revision of training programs; prepares and
presents a variety of training workshops and seminars.
- Counsels employees on benefit and retirement programs.
- Performs routine data input into HRIS to establish and
update applicant and employee records and benefits information.
- Prepares and edits correspondence and forms including
benefit eligibility announcements and applicant referral
- Prepares reports, graphs, charts and statistics in support
of human resource operations and studies.
- Assists in or conducts new employee orientation programs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of principles, practices and standards of human
resources administration in assigned area.
- Knowledge of state and federal regulations in assigned area.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Problem analysis and resolution skills.
Bachelor's degree in Personnel, Business Administration or related
field; OR, Four years of progressively responsible human resources
experience in one or more funtional areas; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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