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Human Resources Generalist

Henry County

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  • The purpose of this classification is to provide professional human resources support to County staff in one or more assigned areas, such as records and human resources systems administration, recruitment, compensation, benefits, or other area of specialization as assigned. Incumbents in this classification can independently and competently address all but the most unique human resources issues in area of assignment, handle routine issues in all areas, and have at least three years of experience in area of assignment.


  • Serves as a resource to County departments regarding area of assignment, such as employment, classification, compensation, employee relations, employee benefits, records and human resources systems administration, and other human resources issues: provides a wide variety of information to employees, management and the public concerning human resources programs, policies and procedures and interpretation of laws and regulations; receives and responds to inquiries; conducts research; and provides technical analysis.

  • Provides information regarding mediation and conflict resolution: counsels employees and managers regarding policies, procedures, and resolution of complaints; provides advice regarding the grievance and arbitration processes; prepares related reports and recommendations; and provides background information and documents to review committees as requested.

  • Assists in administering compensation and classification plan; assigns classes by pay grade to a pay scale; conducts wage, salary, and benefits surveys; performs desk audits to validate job responsibilities; updates and maintains class specifications and job descriptions; makes recommendations regarding the allocation and reallocation of positions; and processes salary adjustments and increases as directed.

  • Recruits new employees: posts job openings and notices in print, on web sites, etc.; distributes applications and explains the application process to applicants; attends job fairs; receives, sorts and screens possible candidate applications; and forwards qualified applications to appropriate personnel.

  • Coordinates interview process: schedules interview with hiring department and candidate; obtains and/or creates interview questions; gathers materials in preparation for interview; and assists in interviewing candidates for vacant positions as requested.

  • Conducts new employee orientation and employee development; explains, distributes and gathers necessary documents; provides information regarding human resources policies and programs; and provides career counseling to existing employees.

  • Coordinates employee benefits programs; provides information and answers questions regarding health, retirement, and other benefits; distributes and processes applications and forms; monitors and coordinates benefits data; researches and corrects billing issues; coordinates eligibility and enrollment; research issues and complaints with insurance companies; and maintains related data and documentation in department systems.

  • Administers human resources records and related computer systems: enters and maintains personnel and payroll data in the HRIS, such as personnel actions, deductions, taxes, garnishments, etc.; verifies the accuracy and completeness of employee information and data entered; applies annual changes relating to the pay plan; calculates employee salaries and changes; audits timekeeping reports to balance with leave records; creates and maintains user accounts; assigns security levels, resets passwords; performs system backups; logs system changes; and runs queries to create, prepare and submit required reports.

  • Research, compiles, and/or monitors administrative, statistical, or other data pertaining to department operations; summarizes data, performs routine data analysis, and prepares reports; conducts research of department files, database records, electronic data sources, Internet sites, hardcopy materials, or other sources as needed.

  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures; receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

  • Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

  • Communicates with supervisor, other County employees, third party service contractors, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.


  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field required supplemented by one year of experience as a Human Resources Generalist I, three years of experience for a Human Resources Generalist II, and five years of experience for a Human Resources Generalist III; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Licenses or Certifications:
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

    • Human Resources Generalist III must possess and maintain certification as a Professional in Human Resources.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Must possess the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

    • Knowledge of county and departmental policies, practices, and procedures.

    • Skill in effective communication, both verbally and in writing.

    • Skill in the use of computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes.

    • Ability to meet and deal with employees and the public in an effective and courteous manner.

    • Ability to get along with others and work effectively with the public and co-workers.


  • Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.


  • Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


  • Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.


Henry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.



Salary: Based on Qualifications

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