In the Department of Administrative Services, this class is deployed at an agency and is accountable for performing professional human resources duties as an agency business partner.
In a state agency outside of the State's centralized Human Resources structure, this class is accountable for performing professional human resources and other related duties.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a professional junior working level class and will be used to support agency human resources business partners.
Agency human resources business partners are responsible for working with agency leadership on people strategy, advising leadership on key people issues, providing on-site human resources delivery to agency employees and coordinating with DAS service delivery teams and specialized units, to optimize efficiencies within a matrixed organization.
Works under the general supervision of a human resources professional of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in advising agency staff on human resources policies and procedures, proper organizational structure and use of appropriate job classifications, talent needs, etc.;
Partners with DAS service delivery teams and specialized units to appropriately deliver solutions for agency human resources needs;
Communicates with agency managers, bargaining unit representatives and other interested parties to ensure cooperative relationships;
Makes recommendations regarding agency’s classification and position management transactions and ensures proper organizational structure;
Assists in ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
Advises employees on matters related to employment, career development, transfer, separation, recruitment, examinations, and/or compensation;
Performs job audits, or other fact finding techniques, related to individual job classification and job classification studies;
Upon approval, facilitates human resource transactions, including promotions, demotions, transfers;
Maintains human resource information systems within assigned agency;
Performs research in support of reclassification grievances, business rules questions, policy and legislative changes, training initiatives and other human resources initiatives and projects;
Assists in various areas of the recruitment process, including clearing of mandatory lists, interviewing, selection and on-boarding hires;
Prepares or oversees the preparation and maintenance of relevant documentation and records;
May coordinate employee assistance programs;
May assist, coordinate, implement, oversee, and/or provide training and/or staff development programs;
May support related agency strategic needs;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of human resources management and relevant state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
Basic 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;
Interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills;
Some ability to: analyze and balance partners need with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in human resources management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling 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 other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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 title of and specification for the class of Human Resources Associate in Salary Group MP 57 approved effective February 3, 2017. (Revised to retitle and modify content) Action No.19-036