Human Resources Generalist
- HR Generalist
Under general supervision, supports the day-to-day operations of the Teton County Human Resources (HR) Department including recruiting and onboarding, benefits administration, and employee communication efforts. Assists the director in coordinating employee development and training programs, applying compensation and classification policies and guidelines, and develops and tracks various statistical HR metric reports.
- Performs recruitment functions county-wide including working with hiring managers/supervisors to write advertisements, determine best recruitment methods and assist with interviews. Administers and facilitates New Hire Orientation trainings.
- Assists the Director with ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, HIPAA and other County rules, regulations, and policies.
- Assists the Director with County-wide training, conducts training needs assessments, and recommends staff trainings and management development programs. Assists with the implementation of approved programs.
- Assists the Director with the County Classification and Compensation program including salary surveys, writing and revising job descriptions, updating job compensation pay tables, and communicating the classification and compensation program to employees.
- Assists with employee issues including providing information, advice, feedback and other assistance to Division Managers, Department Directors, and employees in personnel management and resolving problems. Conducts exit interviews and reviews continuation of benefits, payouts, and pension options with employees.
- Compiles data, evaluates information, and generates summary and status reports. Assists with the maintenance of HRIS information and records and compiles reports from the database as requested. Researches information and completes special projects as assigned.
- Assists all employees in understanding provisions of Teton County’s health and welfare benefits programs including claims resolution, change reporting, and communicating benefits information to employees. Coordinates annual open enrollment meetings.
- Coordinates the administration of workers’ compensation and FMLA procedures. Assists in ensuring compliance with all applicable employment laws. Tracks benefits and claims data for workers’ compensation cases. Updates and verifies employee data for reporting and tracking purposes.
- Acts as a resource to all employees with respect to interpretation of Teton County HR Policies and Procedures. Assists employees on employment issues and refers issues to HR Director as necessary.
- May process the results of background checks for individuals selected for employment.
- Manages HR internal and external webpage and social media platforms.
- Assist the HR Assistant as needed and serves as back-up in the HR Assistant’s absence.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, or related field; AND three years of progressively responsible Human Resources program experience; OR equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Specialized training in employment law, compensation, employee relations, benefit administration, safety, and training preferred.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
- May be required to possess a valid Wyoming/Idaho Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record.
Required Knowledge of:
- County organization, operations, goals, policies, and procedures.
- County, state, and federal laws, statutes, rules, and regulations governing Human Resources activities and functions.
- Principles and practices of public sector personnel systems, personnel files, and confidential records management.
- Principles and practices of regulatory compliance, employee relations, recruitment strategies, effective supervision, compensation and wage structure, benefits program administration, and workplace safety.
- Legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct for government employees.
- Office practices and procedures and equipment and software.
Required Skills in:
- Analyzing HR service issues, evaluating alternatives, making recommendations based on findings.
- Understanding and applying County policies, and relevant state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
- Administering human resources plans, policies, and procedures.
- Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
- Preparing, maintaining, and reviewing confidential human resource records, reports, and documentation.
- Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
- Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
- Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.