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Human Resources Generalist
Location:County Courthse WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:03/18/2018
Hiring Range:$22.49/hr - $25.70/hr
Job Responsibilities:
Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to provide a wide range of Human Resource (HR) support and advice. Will play a key role in the success of Wood County by offering guidance on recruitment, employment offers, terminations, performance management, employee relations and HR best practices while facilitating a positive and professional relationship between candidates and internal and external partners.  The work is performed under the direction of the Human Resources Director.

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.

Collaborates with County departments to develop strategies for recruitment of talent to include qualifications, posting, placement expectations, full-time equivalent (FTE) status and selection criteria.  Offers proactive recruiting assistance.

In the absence of the Director, provides leadership and oversight to the Human Resources Department.

Conducts employee exit interviews to identify reasons for employee separation. Confers with Human Resources Director, if necessary. Provides exit information to Department Head and Supervisor.

Assists in the development of the County’s wage programs and key policies.  Assists in interpreting and providing guidance on County programs and policies.

Completes special projects by clarifying project objective; conducting research; developing and organizing information for presentation.

Responsible for County recruitment including job postings, reference checking and job offer activities for the County, including background checks and post-offer, pre-employment drug screens.

Answers calls and inquiries from current and potential applicants regarding job postings.

Serves as the Social Media representative for the Human Resources Department. Works with Social Media Administrator in the Information Technology Department to post open career opportunities on Wood County social media accounts.

Administers and maintains applicant data base. Provides guidance to departments on program use and best practices.

Recommends job offers within the guidelines of the Compensation Plan.

Creates and prepares monthly open position report by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data.

Prepares and maintains annual Affirmative Action reports.

Consults with departments to seek out opportunities for greater posting visibility within the available advertising budget.

Supports the Human Resources department in implementing programs to help improve the employee experience.

Facilitates 90-day post hire surveys to determine manager satisfaction of selection process and candidate fit.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Identifies ways to improve policies and procedures.

Assists with initiatives for partnering with local universities and technical colleges and attends job fairs to increase visibility and promote Wood County as an employer of choice.  

In conjunction with the Human Resources Director, creates job descriptions. Maintains and reviews job descriptions periodically.  Insures all new hires; along with their supervisor, review, sign and return to HR to be placed in their personnel file.
Train and provide support to Human Resources team members and others, as appropriate.

Maintains and coordinates the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing program for employees with commercial driver’s licenses. Serves as the liaison between the County, the collection labs, and Medical Review Officers. Submits reports in accordance with federal guidelines.

Coordinates, complies, and submits the required Civil Rights Compliance Letter of Assurance and Plan as required by state and federal agencies. 

Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County.  Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

Assists in developing the annual department budget.

Monitors recruitment activities for compliance with applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations.

Assists with daily administration of the County’s benefits program.

Assists with HRIS data entry and onboarding new hires.

Provides training to leadership on recruiting processes as they evolve.

Assists in special projects as needed.

Creates new programs for marketing and branding of Wood County.  
Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

An Associate’s Degree in Human Resources or Business with five plus (5+) years of experience in general human resources, with at least one (1) year experience in public sector Human Resources, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Relevant work experience preferred in creating competency and behavior based outcomes and experience in measuring results against financial and service objectives.  Requires proven project management abilities.  Requires ability to function effectively inside an HRIS driven applicant and payroll system and various aspects of health and retirement benefit programs.  Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office, with intermediate or higher proficiency in Excel and Word.  Travel will be required.