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- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:Grade Number: 5
- Posted Date:09/26/2019
Class Title: Generalist
Department: Human Resources Grade Number: 5
GENERAL PURPOSEThe HR Generalist for Pecos City is responsible for delivery of day-to-day and strategic human resources services in support of the City’s goals, mission, values, and vision. The HR Generalist works under the general guidance of the HR Director, and partners with the HR team and City leadership to develop and deliver sound business solutions for anticipated, existing, and new human capital challenges. The HR Generalist possesses a general understanding of HR policies and practices and works collaboratively with City departments to support the strategic direction of Pecos City.
Reports to the Human Resources Director
Exercises autonomy and sound judgement over tasks as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supports human resources and organizational initiatives, including but not limited to performance management, talent planning, employee engagement, employee relations, turnover goals, and retention efforts under close supervision of the HR Director. Works cooperatively with other human resource colleagues and business leadership to produce innovative solutions by learning how to examine existing processes and suggesting improvements in a collaborative way.
Challenges the status quo and pushes for positive changes; involves others in processes and decision to ensure their support. Articulates positive values about change and provides direction and focus during ambiguous or chaotic circumstances. Participates in training and professional development activities associated with change management; partners with departments to gain credibility and ensure alignment. Applies an understanding of basic legal precedents, policies and practices to protect the interests of Pecos City, affiliated business units, and individual employees.
Partners with leaders, employees, and HR team to ensure understanding, interpretation and application of policies and practices are aligned with organization's philosophy; uses available resources and tools to seek out answers. Provides guidance and counsel to employees and managers regarding basic employee relations issues; observes confidentiality as appropriate for resolution. Partners with managers, HR and other colleagues to assess and analyze root cause issues; recommends and ensures appropriate actions are taken to promote employee satisfaction and to reduce controllable turnover. Demonstrates a basic understanding of the City’s strategic compensation plan. Effectively creates and/or uses reports to document, assess and analyze turnover, vacancy, employee engagement and satisfaction, and other metrics required to support City goals and objectives. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers and all City stakeholders. Must be an effective problem solver, team player and possess strong organizational skills.
Represent the City at various conferences and meetings.
Serves as a back-up to the HR Director.
Composes, types, and edits a variety of correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other material requiring judgment as to content, accuracy, and completeness.
Education and Experience:
- Two year associate's degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school.
- Experience as a HR Generalist or two (2) years in the human resources function.
- Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
Ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to maintain a professional presence.
Knowledge of the general principles and practices of human resource management, current employment law, and leave administration.
Knowledge of and ability to interpret local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations governing employment practices.
Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Ability to create and deliver presentations.
Ability to prepare and maintain personnel records in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
Ability to interpret, explain and enforce established personnel policies and procedures.
Ability to plan and coordinate programs, meetings, and special events.
Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with staff, fellow employees, elected officials, supervisors, citizens, business and community groups.
Ability to comply with all record retention laws.
Ability to effectively communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.
Ability to maintain proficiency and knowledge of current and/or new regulations/legislation within areas of responsibility.
Must hold a valid Texas Driver’s License
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer, including word processor, spreadsheets, project management software, 10-key calculator, phone, copy machine, fax machine, etc.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, crawl, talk, hear and manipulate objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those and employee typically encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is generally performed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate.
The Town of Pecos City provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.