Based in our Grand Forks, ND office.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The human resource generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.
Essential Position Responsibilities
- Maintains and processes all leave requests keeping complete and accurate records.
- Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
- Ensure job descriptions are created and updated accordingly.
- Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-pathing program; and writes and places advertisements.
- Maintains all employee and applicant documentation as dictated by governing agencies.
- Coaches, counsels and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
- Manages and tracks all employee disciplinary action.
- Handles employee relations counseling and exit interviewing.
- Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
- Maintains and processes all Unemployment Notices of Entitlement and potential charges in a timely, efficient manner. Attends unemployment hearings when necessary.
- Maintains employee personnel files.
- Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
- Distributes and monitors employee performance evaluations and ensures they are done in a timely manner.
- Updates, monitors and maintains eligible salary adjustments/increases.
- Participates in and contributes to all other tasks and initiatives as it relates to the goals of the company. Example: committees, work and focus groups.
- Completes various human resources related special projects as requested.
Education and Work Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or a related field required.
- 2 years of related Human Resources work experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
- Well-rounded knowledge of human resource theories and practices.
- Knowledge of state and federal labor laws and regulations.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
- Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines by setting priorities with work projects.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.
- Proficient with computers, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and using various software packages.
- Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching.
- Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.
- Hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts.
- Requires the ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
- Prompt and dependable attendance.
The duties described above are the general nature and level of work performed, but are not intended to be a complete comprehensive list of all the duties, activities, and responsibilities required of job incumbents. Supervisors or managers may ask job incumbents to perform other duties as needed and/or required.
Management has the right to revise this position description at any time. The position description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.