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Date:  Jun 11, 2021
Req ID:  8421

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  29,046

Human Resources Specialist


Position #:     22092806

Grade:            GS04

Salary:            $29,046

Location:        Shared Services - Central Office Human Resources, Little Rock

Req #:

Closing date: June 21, 2021


This position is responsible for a variety of department wide HR procedures including scanning and filing personnel related documents, maintenance of personnel files, processing unemployment claims, responding to requests such as verification of employment and proof of prior service.  Other responsibilities will include evaluating employment applications to determine if minimum qualifications are met, scheduling interviews, participating in the interview panel, when needed and preparing and coordinating the flow of required paperwork for interviewees.  Position may be responsible for completion of various reports and other duties as assigned. Ability to interpret and apply state and agency policies and procedures and proficiency using Microsoft Office Word and Excel.  Preference will be given to candidates with AASIS HR experience.


This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance and retirement pension.


Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications:  The educational equivalent of a high school diploma, plus four years of human resources related experience, administrative support or related field.


We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.


Applications accepted online ONLY:  https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/




The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: R036C

Grade: GS04


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


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.


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.



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.



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: Little Rock