Human Resources Officer

City of Safford, AZ

Human Resources, including but not limited to compensation and benefit programs, recruitment, selection, testing, position classification, ensures labor law compliance and employee relations programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics: This is an administrative level job class within Human Resources and reports to the City Manager.

Essential Job Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

Works closely with the City Manager/Executive Team to define and accomplish established strategic goals and objectives and execute successful business plans.
Provides technical advice to City Manager/Executive Team on issues relating to Human Resource and employment; ensuring compliance with local, state and federal ordinances, regulations and laws. These areas include but are not limited to; ADA, FMLA, HIPAA, FLSA, EEO, USSERA, etc.
Effectively manages and supervises the daily operation of the Human Resource Department, ensuring the goals and objectives of the department are efficiently met.
Communicates with personnel about matters relating to Human Resources and their employment; interpreting and explaining complex regulations and laws into an easily understood manner both verbally and in writing. This includes maintaining and keeping current the City of Safford Human Resources Manual.
Implements and administers an organization-wide development training for current and future supervisors in the organization.
Manages the internal and external posting of position vacancies in the organization. This includes the recruitment, screening and selection of applicants while maintaining the integrity of the selection process.
Manages the termination of employees and enforces disciplinary sanctions relating to staff conduct and performance issues.
Responsible for position classification and pay setting analysis.
Acts as a primary liaison between the organization and benefit providers.
Coordinates benefit enrollments for medical, dental, life, vision, flexible benefit plans, retirement, sick, vacation and holiday pay, worker’s compensation, etc.
Manages the finances of the department, ensuring department purchasing and procurement follow policies and procedures.
Performs the duties of Risk Management Officer for the organization.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge, skill and ability to interpret and apply all city, state and federal laws, court decisions, administrative rulings, regulations and ordinances that pertain to Human Resource matters.
Knowledge of public personnel management and administration; position analysis and classification development; benefits administration and techniques.
Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of management and supervision.
Knowledge of budget preparation, bid and purchasing procedures and expense control.
Ability to maintain composure, utilizing tact and diplomacy when working under stressful conditions and emergency situations.
Skill in effectively supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority.
Skill in reviewing and preparing narrative and statistical reports and records.
Skill in operating a personal computer and software applications.
Skill in interpreting, following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals from various social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
Ability in maintaining confidentiality of information.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses:

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration or a related field, and;
Five (5) years’ work experience in Human Resources within a minimum of one (1) year having been served in the capacity of a supervisor.

An equivalent combination of 10 (ten) years of training and work experience in the public sector that provides the required knowledge and skills with a minimum of one (1) year having been served in the capacity of a supervisor, and;
Certification as a Professional in Human Resources or similar certification.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Work is routinely performed in an office environment with occasional exposure to inclement weather, and varying temperatures.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, running, and occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.

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Job Function
Human Resources Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Safford


717 W Main St
Safford, AZ 85546-2825
United States

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