PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency human resources office this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of complex professional duties relating to human resources management.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a full professional working level class and may be used in the following ways:
1. Serves as a human resources generalist performing a full range of complex professional human resource duties, including labor relations, in support of an agency business area(s).
2. In a large agency with centralized functions serves as an expert in a subset of human resource functions (e.g., staffing including all of the following: workforce planning, recruitment, applicant screening, interviewing, reference and background checking; employee orientation, career counseling and retention efforts).
3. In a very small agency (e.g. Office of State Ethics), serves as the highest level human resources professional and is responsible for human resources, payroll and equal opportunity activities for the agency.
Works under the general supervision of a human resources professional of higher grade or an agency head or deputy.
May lead/supervise professional, paraprofessional and clerical employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Interprets collective bargaining contracts, human resource policies and procedures; confers with employees and superiors on human resource issues; analyzes problem situations and takes or recommends appropriate action; ensures proper organizational structure, use of classification system and implementation of compensation plan; screens, interviews, refers and recommends candidates for employment; develops materials for special recruitment programs; conducts orientation sessions; counsels and advises employees on matters related to employment, career development, transfer, separation, recruitment, employee benefits, and/or retirement benefits; counsels and refers employees to assistance programs; conducts a variety of investigations; administers progressive discipline; consults with the Department of Administrative Services on issues of classification, compensation and policy; coordinates performance management system; processes human resource records and transactions; maintains human resource information systems; prepares or oversees preparation of reports; performs job audits; trains new staff in human resource policies; assists in implementation of equal opportunity policies and procedures; implements and may assist in developing agency training programs; may serve at reclassification grievance panels and labor contract negotiating teams; may represent agency in grievances and other hearings; may oversee preparation of multiple payrolls; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of public human resources administration including recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, career counseling and employee relations, knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of labor relations principles and procedures; knowledge of payroll procedures and operation and benefits administration; knowledge of equal opportunity principles and requirements; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral communication skills; interviewing skills; negotiation and conflict resolution skills; ability to read and interpret laws, statutes, regulations, policies, and collective bargaining agreements; ability to analyze complex problems quickly and determine effective solutions; ability to counsel employees; ability to design and deliver training programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years professional experience in human resources 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 or Human Resources Consultant 1.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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.
2. A Master's Degree in public administration, human resources management, labor relations, industrial/organizational psychology or closely related field or a law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For state employees one (1) year as a Human Resources Associate or Human Resources Consultant 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 October 18, 2006. (Revised to modify Special Requirements)