In the Department of Administrative Services, this class is deployed at an agency and is accountable for independently performing a full range of human resources duties as an agency business partner.
In a state agency outside of the State's centralized Human Resources structure, this class will be accountable for independently performing a full range of human resources and other related duties.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
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 the agency Human Resources Business Partner or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Advises 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 to agency human resources needs;
Communicates with agency managers, bargaining unit representatives and other interested parties to ensure cooperative relationships;
Approves 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;
Facilitates human resource transactions, including promotions, demotions, transfers;
Maintains human resource information systems within assigned agency;
Independently handles reclassification grievances;
Administers 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;
Counsels and makes referrals to 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;
Knowledge of: employment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity, job classification, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefit programs, pay administration, workers compensation, human resources information systems and labor relations;
Considerable: interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills and conflict resolution skills;
Ability to: work effectively in a matrixed organization; analyze and balance customer’s needs with laws, regulations, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
Ability to: supervise, strategically plan, including succession planning, and ability to apply innovative solutions to organizational problems.
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 Generalist 1 or Human Resources Associate.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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.
2. 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.
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 title of and specification for the class of Human Resources Specialist in Salary Group MP 60 approved effective May 13, 2016. (Revised to retitle and modify content) Action No. 19-036