JOB POSTING

HR GENERALIST
Human Resources
Full-time with Benefits

Job Summary and Essential Functions:

The purpose of this job is assist with the management of the County Human Resources programs and initiatives. The HR Generalist will collaborate with department heads and employees to ensure the County attracts, develops, and retains a diverse and talented workforce while promoting a positive and inclusive work environment. The HR Specialist will provide guidance on employment practices and the administration of HR policies and procedures. This position requires the ability to establish priorities, handle sensitive or confidential situations and provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers.

Responsibilities:
• Assists with workforce planning efforts to ensure the County has the right talent to meet present and future needs.
• Screens resumes, participates in the interview process ensuring fairness, consistency, and adherence to applicable laws and regulations. Attends job fairs to attract top talent into the organization.
• Provides guidance to supervisors and employees. Acts as a point of contact for employee inquiries and concerns. Mediates and resolves employee conflicts and issues.
• Promotes a positive and inclusive work environment. Ensures consistent application of HR policies, procedures, and labor laws. Addresses employee grievances and concerns with sensitivity and professionalism.
• Assists with identifying training and development needs. Coordinates and delivers training initiatives and programs within the County.
• Assists employees with County benefit elections, enrollment, updates, questions, etc. Assists with the coordination of the annual Open Enrollment.
• Conducts new employee orientation sessions to familiarize new employees with organizational information, which includes County policies, benefit information, government required forms, etc.
• Maintains current and accurate employment related records on County employees and assists with data entry of same into HRIS (Human Resources Information System) platforms.
• Completes employment verification requests.
• Manages FMLA procedures.
• Assists with all aspects of coordinating and implementing employee events and celebrations.
• Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records to meet legal requirements. Prepares and submits required reports to regulatory agencies.
• Represents the County professionally with integrity. Complies with all County policies and Rules & Regulations. Supports special projects and initiatives as assigned. Stays current on industry trends and best practices in HR.
• Ensures confidentiality of employee information. Complies with the Maryland and Dorchester County record retention schedules.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, public administration, business administration or related field with three years of experience in human resources, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
• Professional HR certification (e.g., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SHRM-CP or PHR) strongly preferred.
• Thorough understanding of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
• Exceptional organizational and communication skills (orally and in writing).
• Skilled in Microsoft Office applications, with ability to create and maintain spreadsheets.
• Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
• Demonstrated experience in leading and managing teams.
• High level of integrity, ethics, and confidentiality.

Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
• Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including a computer, copier, telephone, and communications equipment. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. This position requires: walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, seeing, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
• Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for light work.
• Must be able to stand, walk, and traverse department and community for extended periods. Capable of ascending stairs and pedestrian areas as needed.
• Clear vision and hearing, including the ability to communicate effectively in various environments.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

This posting lists many of the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

To Apply: Applicants shall submit a completed County application including a resume to Human Resources, 501 Court Lane – Rm 103, Cambridge, MD 21613. Applications may be mailed or emailed to kbudd@docogonet.com. Position will remain open until filled. Applications can be downloaded at www.dorchestercountymd.com.

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