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HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

Date:  Nov 10, 2022
Req ID:  23205
Location: 

Fayetteville, AR, US, 72703

Category:  AR DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $35,581.00

Position Number: 22164489 
County: Washington 
Posting End Date: 11/23/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $35,581.00 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: Some experience with AASIS and EASE. Knowledge of State HR Policy.  Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.  

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs serves Arkansas Veterans, and their eligible dependents, through advocacy and education to access federal and state benefits, high-quality long-term nursing care, burial honors, and assistance to minor children of honorably discharged Arkansas veterans experiencing medical issues.

Position Information

Class Code: R036C

Grade: GS04

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $29,046.00 - $42,117.00

Summary

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for performing human resources related activities such as recruitment, interviewing, and orientation; monitoring and providing oversight, and correction to processes related to area of assignment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Analyzes and evaluates employment applications received from internal and external applicants to determine if applicants meet minimum qualifications. Participates in pre-employment interview panels to assist with personnel issues and make certain that proper procedures are followed. Prepares and coordinates the flow of appropriate paperwork for each interviewee. Conducts pre-employment background checks, including but not limited to reference checks, criminal history background checks, and drug testing. Orients new employees by explaining policies and procedures, obtaining required employee information, and advising employees of benefits packages. Conducts exit interviews with terminating employees and informs them of COBRA coverage. Provides information to or counsels employees on various personnel issues such as benefits, grievance procedures, leave accrual and usage, wage garnishments, workers' compensation, and labor standards. Responsible for maintaining a current centrally located employee bulletin board with all Department of Labor required information. Prepares spreadsheets and databases to track employee related information. Prepares and submits various bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual personnel reports on employee status including new hires, terminations, transfers, promotions, worker's compensation claims, salary, and leave accrual/usage. Responds to inquiries and provides information on state and federal policy to management and staff. Provides basic training to educate personnel on new systems, policies, and procedures. Monitors and provides technical direction by assisting, advising, and correcting personnel actions keyed into human resources databases. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and documents. Ability to interpret and apply state and agency/institution policies and procedures governing human resources. Ability to communicate with a diverse group of employees. Ability to analyze data and prepare reports. Ability to work in a technological environment demonstrating proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and data base applications.

Minimum Qualifications

The educational equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in human resources, insurance/benefits or retirement eligibility administration, administrative support or a related field.  Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville