Place of Business:
City of Austin - Austin Public Library
The ideal candidate must be able to exercise sound critical thinking and judgment to handle complex matters; and must possess excellent listening, problem-solving, oral, and written communication skills. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess strong consulting and influencing skills with the ability to build trust and maximize relationships with employees at all levels.
Experience with Benefits and Leave Administration, including City, State, and Federal regulations.
Experience administering benefits including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities. Act (ADA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Experience overseeing Payroll and Timekeeping.
Experience with Safety & Workers’ Compensation.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
Experience using a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) to input, update, review, and analyze employee and organizational data.
Experience supporting HR functions in a public sector or for a municipality.
Ability to earn the cooperation and willingness of Human Resources and support staff, and other employees, by demonstrating honesty, integrity, responsibility, accountability, and dependability.
Ability to travel to more than one work location.
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Assists HR management in planning, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating major HR programs.
2. Serves as subject matter expert in providing advice and counsel to management and employee groups on a broad range of HR issues and with applicable regulations, programs, policies, and procedures.
3. Implements HR programs, procedures, processes, and strategies.
4. Recommends enhancements to improve policies, procedures, operational efficiency, and service quality; and monitors implementation of agreed-upon actions until the problem has been resolved.
5. Advises and influences management in making sound HR-related decisions.
6. Identifies, analyzes, and recommends solutions for various HR problems using morale indicators and other personnel measurements, such as, but not limited to, surveys, turnover, and grievances; and presents recommendations for corrective action programs when needed.
7. Provides training to managers and supervisors on HR topics and procedures.
8. Researches, gathers, analyzes, and evaluates data and information; monitors program trends; reviews and performs quality checks of program-related data; and develops and maintains management reporting to support decision making and policy development.
9. Monitors and maintains system data, files, records, and reporting; transmits program data files to vendors; develops, monitors, and implements information tracking systems.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field, plus three (3) years of HR experience.
One (1) additional year of experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
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