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City of Joliet, Senior Human Resources Generalist

JOB POSTING # 36-24 POSTED: 05/13/2024
EXPIRATION: until filled
TITLE: Senior Human Resources Generalist (Position #1574)
SALARY: Full Salary Range for this position is $70,000 – $111,982

This position provides complex administrative support to city management. Provides guidance with respect to organizational development, policies and administration, employee relations, and employee communications in support of the goals and objectives of the city, as well as general management assistance. Responsible for the coordination of job postings and full scope of onboarding. Functions independently, referring specific problems to supervision only where clarification or interpretation of city policy is required.

Responsible for hiring procedures including posting and advertising job openings; forwards applications appropriately, coordinates interviews and manages the on-boarding process including background checks, employment/drug screens, and other required testing.
Researches, recommends, and implements enhanced hiring selection procedures.
Responsible for the collection and maintenance of all documentation related to employee recruiting, hiring, on-boarding and exiting.
Creation and submission of Council memos when required.
Assists with collection and submission of data requested through FOIA.
Responsible for coordinating and participating in the employee orientation program.
May participate in labor relations activities and provides information/reporting support during contract negotiations.
Responsible for coordinating and tracking various training within the City.
Interprets and administers various labor agreements.
Creation and distribution of the newsletter.
Responsible for various regular reporting, i.e., ACA, finance committee, hiring & terminations, insurance eligibility, etc.
Acts as a liaison between department managers and union representatives.
Receives and assists with employee relations issues.
Assists and counsels managers and supervisors regarding personnel practices, policy, and employment law.
Serves as liaison for the City’s Police and Fire Board and attends meetings.
Assists with scheduling various employee programs and events such as annual flu shots, uniforms, lunch-n-learns, on-site 457 sessions, etc.
Assists in the implementation and interpretation of policies and procedures and has responsibility for the SharePoint site for all policies and procedures, communicating any updates or changes to all employees.
Maintains in depth knowledge of legal requirements related to Human Resources.
Ensures the integrity of confidential employment files per State and Federal requirements.
Provides guidance on employment matters to the City administration.
Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
Assists with the development of the departmental budget.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business or closely related field desired. A minimum of five years of progressive administrative experience in Human Resources management, including supervisory responsibilities, required. An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability will be considered.

Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of human resources administration.
Exceptional skills in oral and written communications, interviewing and counseling techniques, and training/instruction.
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures used in recruitment and selection.
Knowledge of investigation techniques and follow up for complaints.
Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local employment-related laws and regulations.
Knowledge of statistical concepts and research methods.
Ability to analyze, recommend and interpret city personnel programs and policies.
Ability to collect, compile and analyze information & data and to translate observations & results into clear, concise reports & recommendations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Skills in problem-solving and intervention.
Skills in making group presentations and facilitating group discussions.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to analyze data, identify patterns, draw logical conclusions and effectively solve problems.
Ability to prepare complex analytical, technical and operational reports.
Ability to proofread and check documents for errors.
Ability to operate commonly used computer software systems.
Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Knowledge of Tyler Munis reporting is desired but not required.
Reliable attendance, punctuality and availability are essential to this position.
Ability to maintain mental focus in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment and work over 40 hours per week as needed.

Must possess a valid State of Illinois motor vehicle operator’s license.



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