Auto req ID: 263218BR
Job Code: Direct_Employers Direct Employers
Job Description: Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist
$51,138.96 - $69,004.32 Annually
Human Resources Building 824 N. Adams St. Spokane, WA
Performs professional, technical, analytical and administrative human resources work in the areas of employee relations, classification/compensation, job analysis, EEO compliance, sexual harassment and discrimination investigations, and assists with labor relations activities and negotiations.
Examples of Duties
(duties may include, but are not limited to the following):
Serves as the Point of Contact (POC) for assigned departments. Provides professional consultation, technical assistance, support and guidance to all levels of the organization in addressing and resolving a wide range of complex human resource and labor relations issues. Interprets and explains County personnel policies, practices, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
Participates in the resolution of employee complaints. Investigates complaints dealing with violations of law and/or County policy; analyzes and evaluates information to make recommendations on the resolution of each case.
May testify in administrative and/or court proceedings regarding investigations conducted, disciplinary actions and/or interpretation/implementation of County policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements
Represents the County in labor/management committees, meetings and discussions; assists with labor/management issues including collective bargaining and labor negotiations. Assists in pre-disciplinary and pre-termination issues, and assists with grievances, arbitrations and Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) hearings.
Conducts confidential research for labor negotiations including salary and benefit surveys and trend analysis; gathers, compiles and analyzes statistical information; prepares recommendations, reports and potential solutions; participates as a member of the management team by developing proposals and strategies and participates in the negotiation of the County's collective bargaining agreements, including interest and non-interest arbitration groups.
Develops and maintains job classification and compensation plans. Conducts classification studies of existing and new positions, including on-site analysis of duties and responsibilities, salary surveys, internal/external comparability analysis and writing of class specifications. Provides determinations regarding appropriate classification and salary allocation.
Performs analytical studies in a variety of compensation areas, such as market analyses, competitive pay practices, incentive compensation, skill pay and emerging salary and benefit trends. Recommends associated policy and/or program changes.
Consults with Elected Officials, Department Heads or their designee to provide guidance in reorganizing or restructuring classifications and personnel to achieve office/department efficiencies and objectives. Recommends organizational changes, classification of work needed and development of career ladders.
Researches policies, practices and trends to develop new or more effective methods and procedures to better maintain human resource functions. Researches and recommends new programs, policies, procedures, training and strategic initiatives.
Researches and maintains familiarity with and interprets relevant laws, statutes, rules, language and trends in the human resources management field.
May develop and conduct training for supervisory and management employees on various human resource topics and issues.
Consults with the Prosecuting Attorney's office on serious legal issues.
Performs other related duties as required.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in human resources, public or business administration or related field AND two (2) years of experience performing professional human resources work. HRCI or SHRM certification and experience in a union environment is preferred.
LICENSE: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide transportation suitable to the County as needed to perform the work.
Considerable knowledge of:
the laws, rules, principles, techniques and methods of human resources management processes including recruitment, selection, personnel evaluation and discipline, job analysis, wage and salary administration, training and investigations.
the laws, rules, principles, techniques and practices of labor relations and collective bargaining including grievances and interest and non-interest arbitration processes, negotiations and contract administration.
application and interpretation of federal, state and local rules, regulations, codes and ordinances.
research methodologies, analysis and presentations.
procedures for conducting internal investigations of highly sensitive issues.
principles and practices of effective management including supervision.
research, analyze and resolve complex problems.
gather, analyze, evaluate and prepare clear and concise reports and/or recommendations.
apply judgment and discretion and maintain confidentiality in resolving various and complex human resources problems and in interpreting policies and regulations.
conduct effective investigations and interviews.
present matters clearly and persuasively before public bodies, hearing officers, arbitrators, management and employees.
communicate detailed and often sensitive information effectively both orally and in writing.