HR Generalist – Bessemer, AL

Position Title:
Human Resources Generalist

Reports To:
Executive Director

FLSA Status:

Central Office Cost Center

Position Overview

This is moderately responsible management work related to the Authority’s human resources and personnel management function.  The incumbent is responsible for providing assistance in the hiring, maintenance, and termination of employees.  This position is also responsible for providing support to employees in the administration of benefits.  Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the job classification system, the performance evaluation system, and various other related tasks.  Work assignments are received in the form of broad objectives and performance expectations with minimal direction in day-to-day operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility; but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.  The functions listed are also examples of duties that may be required and in no way imply a contractual agreement between the employer and employee or affect the at-will relationship between the parties.

  1. Provides support to the Executive Director in the management of all human resource functions including hiring, employee evaluation, termination, and benefits administration.
  2. Develops and maintains position descriptions for all Authority positions. Updates descriptions, as needed, in accordance with laws, regulations, or changing organizational needs.
  3. Maintains the Authority’s organizational chart showing position level and reporting lines. Updates organizational chart as needed.
  4. Assists with the management of the Performance Evaluation System. Tracks and maintains all outstanding employee evaluations and ensures that evaluations are included in the employee file.
  5. Supports the Executive Director in the application of the Authority’s Personnel Policy. Recommends changes and updates to the Personnel Policy resulting from changes in laws, regulations, or agency needs.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  1. Ability to work closely and confidentially with individual employees in the area of personnel management.
  2. Ability to plan, organize, and develop a variety of operational and management systems related to the position. Ability to orient other workers and to explain regulations, policies, procedures, or processes.
  3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, consultants, contractors, professionals, residents, HUD, and local, state, and federal officials. Ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Performance Standards

Performance standards are provided to help facilitate the periodic evaluation of the degree to which the employee meets the requirements of the job.  The performance standards below represent examples and are in no way all inclusive.  The Authority reserves the right to add or change performance standards through a modification of the position description, a supplemental performance evaluation tool, or written or verbal communication between the employee and their supervisor or the PHA Executive Director.  Achieving the performance standards in no way guarantees a change in compensation and does not supersede or affect the at-will relationship between the employer and employee.  Examples of performance standards for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Ensures that employee benefits are effectively administered. Recommends changes in benefits as requested by the Executive Director.
  2. Ensures that confidential employee information is properly secured.

Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience

This position requires graduation from an accredited high school with two years of additional instruction in human resources, personnel management, or related field; a minimum of three years experience in human resources or personnel management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Physical Requirements

This position is required to work in an office setting that is generally accessible to the mobility and sensory impaired.  The incumbent must have the ability to utilize standard office equipment and access files and documents.  The incumbent must have the ability to lift up to 20 pounds.  Must be able to work while seated for extended periods of time.

Special Requirements

  1. Possession of a valid Alabama driver’s license.
  2. Must be bondable.

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Updated: May 7, 2020 — 5:21 pm