POSITION DESCRIPTION  

POSITION TITLE: HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

Department: Finance Pay Grade: 11  

Reports To: Human Resources Specialist d

Purpose of Position  

Under the supervision of the Finance Director, the Human Resources Specialist performs a  wide variety of professional, technical, analytical, and administrative duties in relation to  coordinating the county’s personnel and employee relations program.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as  exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.  

  1. Coordinate administration of employee benefits programs, process monthly billings, serve  as the resource person on employee benefits, and assist employees with benefit enrollment  and benefit claims. This includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, deferred  compensation, life insurance, short-term disability and voluntary insurances.  
  2. Process unemployment and worker’s compensation claims, maintain appropriate records  relating to unemployment and worker’s compensation claims, and assist in  unemployment and worker’s compensation appeals and hearings.  
  3. Assists department heads with open position recruitment activities such as posting job  openings, preparing formal advertisements and announcements, and processing  applications. Coordinates pre-employment requirements such as background  investigations, medical investigations, drug testing, etc.  
  4. Prepare and maintain classification and compensation schedules. Assist in the  preparation and standardization of position descriptions.  
  5. Identify the need for training, coordinate and develop training materials and other staff  development activities.  
  6. Gather and/or prepare information required for collective bargaining negotiations.  
  7. Develop and maintain a system to collect, classify, analyze, and disseminate employment  information as needed by the County, or for external reporting needs; prepare and  process employment and personnel reports and surveys; and maintain personnel files.  
  8. Serves as custodian of all regular and confidential personnel records.  9. Performs related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Training, Experience and Knowledge Required to Perform Essential Duties  Possession of an Associate’s degree with coursework in human resources administration, and three  years of progressively more responsible experience in public sector human resources management or  any equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Thorough knowledge of:  

Principles and practices of public sector human resource management;  

State and federal laws and court decisions relevant to proper personnel management;  Employee benefits, selection processes, classification and compensation and job analysis.  

Minimum Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Duties  Physical Requirements  

Ability to operate a variety of automated office machines including computer, copier,  telephone system; ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment;  ability to operate a computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, and  other software applications.  

Ability to exert physical effort in sedentary to light work involving routine stooping, kneeling,  crouching, and reaching; tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  

General Abilities  

Ability to establish and maintain effective human resource programs.  

Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and to make recommendations for proper  actions.  

Ability to conduct research and to prepare analyses and reports.  

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees,  county officials, representatives from labor unions, and the general public.  

Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate  decimals and percentages; ability to perform mathematical operations and fractions.  

Environmental Adaptability  

Ability to work effectively in an office environment.  

Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental  conditions.  

Ionia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans With  Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals  with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss  potential accommodations with the employer. 

IONIA COUNTY, MICHIGAN  

POSITION DESCRIPTION  

POSITION TITLE: HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST  Department: Finance Pay Grade: 11  

Reports To: Human Resources Specialist 

Purpose of Position  

Under the supervision of the Finance Director, the Human Resources Specialist performs a  wide variety of professional, technical, analytical, and administrative duties in relation to  coordinating the county’s personnel and employee relations program.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as  exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.  

  1. Coordinate administration of employee benefits programs, process monthly billings, serve  as the resource person on employee benefits, and assist employees with benefit enrollment  and benefit claims. This includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, deferred  compensation, life insurance, short-term disability and voluntary insurances.  
  2. Process unemployment and worker’s compensation claims, maintain appropriate records  relating to unemployment and worker’s compensation claims, and assist in  unemployment and worker’s compensation appeals and hearings.  
  3. Assists department heads with open position recruitment activities such as posting job  openings, preparing formal advertisements and announcements, and processing  applications. Coordinates pre-employment requirements such as background  investigations, medical investigations, drug testing, etc.  
  4. Prepare and maintain classification and compensation schedules. Assist in the  preparation and standardization of position descriptions.  
  5. Identify the need for training, coordinate and develop training materials and other staff  development activities.  
  6. Gather and/or prepare information required for collective bargaining negotiations.  
  7. Develop and maintain a system to collect, classify, analyze, and disseminate employment  information as needed by the County, or for external reporting needs; prepare and  process employment and personnel reports and surveys; and maintain personnel files.  
  8. Serves as custodian of all regular and confidential personnel records.  9. Performs related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Training, Experience and Knowledge Required to Perform Essential Duties  Possession of an Associate’s degree with coursework in human resources administration, and three  years of progressively more responsible experience in public sector human resources management or  any equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Thorough knowledge of:  

Principles and practices of public sector human resource management;  

State and federal laws and court decisions relevant to proper personnel management;  Employee benefits, selection processes, classification and compensation and job analysis.  

Minimum Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Duties  Physical Requirements  

Ability to operate a variety of automated office machines including computer, copier,  telephone system; ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment;  ability to operate a computer utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, Internet, and  other software applications.  

Ability to exert physical effort in sedentary to light work involving routine stooping, kneeling,  crouching, and reaching; tasks require visual perception and discrimination.  

General Abilities  

Ability to establish and maintain effective human resource programs.  

Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and to make recommendations for proper  actions.  

Ability to conduct research and to prepare analyses and reports.  

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees,  county officials, representatives from labor unions, and the general public.  

Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate  decimals and percentages; ability to perform mathematical operations and fractions.  

Environmental Adaptability  

Ability to work effectively in an office environment.  

Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental  conditions.  

Ionia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans With  Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals  with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss  potential accommodations with the employer. 

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