In the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of professional human resources duties within a specialized service delivery team or a unit with statewide impact.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class may be used in the following ways:
1. The service delivery team, within talent solutions, employee leaves and benefits, and workers’ compensation administration, will be organized by groups of agencies to optimize agency familiarity, grow relationships and improve efficiency.
2. The units with statewide impact, will be comprised of human resources professionals focusing on talent acquisition, classification, employee development, and human resources policy and information systems.
Works under the general supervision of a Principal Human Resources Specialist or other administrative official of higher grade.
May lead human resources professionals and other employees of lower grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Proposes, formulates and implements program policies and operational procedures;
Screens, refers and recommends candidates for employment;
Interprets, administers and ensures compliance with human resources, employment and equal opportunity laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
Processes human resource records and transactions;
Develops new job classifications and new job classification series and uses job evaluation systems and methodologies to evaluate jobs and set salaries;
Communicates with agency human resources partners, bargaining unit representatives and other stakeholders to ensure cooperative relationships;
Implements and may assist in developing training programs;
Advises administrative officials, managers and supervisors regarding program policy and guidelines;
Develops materials for recruitment programs;
Collaborates with administrative officials in strategic planning to ensure alignment of activities with organizational goals and strategies;
Monitors and makes recommendations for emerging program needs;
Maintains human resources information systems;
Processes workers' compensation claims;
Provides assistance to employees in areas such as leaves (e.g., family, medical, military), and tuition reimbursement;
Conducts audits of agency transactions to ensure business rules are followed;
Analyzes and resolves problem situations and takes or recommends appropriate action;
Performs job audits, or other fact finding techniques, related to individual job classification and job classification studies;
Prepares or directs preparation of reports, manuals and correspondence;
Interprets and ensures adherence to collective bargaining agreements;
May serve on human resources project teams involving the conduct of best practice research and the development and implementation of new systems, training initiatives and other projects with statewide impact;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of: human resources management and relevant state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
Knowledge of: employment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity, job classification, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefit programs, pay administration, workers compensation and labor relations;
Considerable: interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and conflict resolution skills;
Ability to: analyze and balance partners need with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements; strategically plan, including succession planning, and ability to apply innovative solutions to organizational problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of professional experience in human resources or equal opportunity/affirmative action
or labor relations management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the junior working level in human resources management.
For state employees, this is interpreted at the level of Human Resources Associate, Human Resources Generalist 1 or Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's Degree in human resources management, labor relations, business administration, public administration, or closely related field or a law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
For state employees one (1) year as a Human Resources Associate or Human Resources Generalist 1 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Human Resources Specialist in Salary Group MP 60 approved effective April 4, 2022. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications) Final No. 22-039