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The City of Harrisburg is accepting resumes for the position of Human Resources Generalist in the Department of Administration – Bureau of Human Resources. The person in this position will perform human resources related duties at a professional level and assists the Director and Bureau on a variety of assignments. The Human Resources Generalist is expected to exercise good judgment and have a good knowledge of the City’s personnel policies and procedures. This position receives assignments orally and in writing from the Director and also provides administrative support to other managerial staff.  Other duties are assumed in the absence of the Human Resources Specialist and Confidential Secretary. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Human Resources. This is a management, FLSA-exempt position.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The City of Harrisburg offers an annual salary range of $50,000.00 to $52,750.00 (commensurate with experience and qualifications). This full-time position also includes an excellent benefits package: defined pension plan, paid holidays, paid time off (vacation, sick and personal time) and health care benefits (medical, dental, prescription and vision). This position will remain open until filled.  If interested, please submit a cover letter, your resume, three employment references and salary history to:

City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Human Resources
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center                                                                                                                                             10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 255-6475
Email: [email protected] (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wanda R. D. Williams, Mayor

JOB TITLE                                                                                                                 Grade: M 10

Human Resources Generalist – Department of Administration – Bureau of Human Resources

DEFINITION:

Performs human resources related duties at a professional level and assists the Director and Bureau on a variety of assignments. The Human Resources Generalist is expected to exercise good judgment and have a good knowledge of the City’s personnel policies and procedures. This position receives assignments orally and in writing from the Director and also provides administrative support to other managerial staff.  Other duties are assumed in the absence of the Payroll Manager and Benefits Administrator and Confidential Secretary. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Human Resources. This is a management, FLSA-exempt position.

EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION:

Work is typically performed at the Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., City Government Center, Bureau of Human Resources, Suite 406, 10 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Occasional travel may be required to City facilities and other locations. The position requires the use of a personal computer, Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), photocopier/scanner, printers, camera, fax, telephones, calculator and other technological devices as necessary or required. Duties are typically performed weekdays from either 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; however, some evening, weekend and holiday work is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

This position requires a range of complex and advanced skills and knowledge in human resources by providing administrative support to areas of the bureau, which include, but are not limited to, the following functional areas: assisting with payroll processing, benefits administration, family medical leave, complaint investigations, workers’ compensation, and data entry.  Assisting with recruitment and grievance matters, if needed.  Assist in the development and revisions of job descriptions, provide information regarding position functions, compensation, benefits, policies, schedules and employment opportunities. Assist in ensuring that the City is compliant with state and federal labor regulations. This position will also assume other duties during the absence of other bureau staff. Types memoranda, correspondence, reports, policies and other related material. Answer inquiries from employees and the public. Maintains regular, punctual and predictable attendance; reports to work and remains at work in a productive condition, which includes not being under the influence or impaired by the use of alcohol and/or drugs; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public; and completes all assignments in an efficient, consistent and timely manner.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Performs other related duties as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to handle priorities and manage workload while multitasking and conforming to changes.
  • Knowledge of City practices, polices, procedures and contractual provisions.
  • Thorough understanding of Bureau of Human Resources policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of personnel functions and how they interrelate with other departments.
  • Knowledge of Labor and Employment law, organizational development and best practices.
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.
  • Ability to read and understand union contracts.
  • Strong attention to detail skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Essential skills in the safekeeping of the Bureau confidential records and files.
  • Ability to develop and prioritize project schedules and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and use sound judgment demonstrating a professional and courteous manner with elected officials, department heads, city employees and the general public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other City and union officials, employees, job applicants and with the general public.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree preferred, or an associate degree in Human Resource Management or closely related field with two years of experience in the area of personnel/human resources; or completion of college courses in personnel or public administration with two to three years of experience in the area of personnel/human resources; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Previous work experience in a unionized environment preferred. Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class C or equivalent required.

To apply for this job please visit laserfiche.harrisburgpa.gov.