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Human Resources Advisor

Austin Public Health

Austin , Texas 78702
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1st Shift, Holidays
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Job Details

This position will support the Austin Public Health Department and the Animal Services Office by investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and other employee relations matters . This position will provide phone and face-to-face consultation to employees, management and executives on complex employee relations matters, interpret HR policies and practices, manages the municipal civil service grievances/appeals process and will develop and conduct trainings on various HR related topics.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Plans, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates major human resources programs.
2. Provides advice and counsel to management and other employee groups on a broad range of human resources issues and decisions.
3. Implements human resources programs, procedures, processes and strategies.
4. Identifies, analyze, and recommends solutions for various human resources problems, monitoring implementation of agreed upon actions until the problem has been resolved.
5. Advises and influences management in making sound human resources related decisions.
6. Analyzes morale indicators and other personnel measurements such as but not limited to surveys, turnover, and grievances, and present recommendations for corrective action programs when needed
7. Provides training to managers and supervisors on human resources topics and procedures.
8. Develops and maintains current knowledge in the assigned human resources areas and in the operations of the City and/or its Departments.
9. Develops and maintains knowledge and skill in the use of the computerized tools, databases, and communications techniques used in human resources within the City of Austin municipal government.
10. Answers questions from other city employees and the public.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Provide leadership for groups including other professionals and support staff in the area of Human Resources
May manage entire program or programs.
May lead group of human resources professionals.
Provide direction, guidance and mentor less experienced human resources personnel.
Provide training to managers and others on human resources issues.
Participate in hiring and assignment decisions of human resources professionals and/or support staff.
Periodically act as a team leader to special task forces or teams.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of assigned human resources areas.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing personnel activities.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to handle hostility, conflict, and uncertain situations.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to train others.
Ability to develop and maintain knowledge in assigned specialized Human Resources areas.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public



Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor?s degree from an accredited college or university in related field plus four (4) years of human resources experience in human resources.

One (1) additional year of experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Preferred Qualifications

PHR or SHRM-CP certification

A minimum of 2 years of experience conducting employee relations and writing investigation reports

A minimum of 1 year of experience in leave management to include FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation

A minimum of 1 year of experience developing, conducting and training on a variety of HR topics

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