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Human Resources Generalist

City of Pooler

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This position is responsible for performing human resource related duties on a professional level and to work closely with the Human Resource Director in supporting human resource operations.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the employee recruitment and selection process; screens applications for minimum qualifications; assists department heads with the interview process.
  • Schedules and directs employee orientation and on-boarding and maintains data entry into HRIS.
  • Schedules and directs exit interviews and maintains related documents, forms and information.
  • Maintains and directs worker’s compensation and incident reports.
  • Coordinates with vendors in matters related to education and training programs.
  • Maintains employee files and personnel records.
  • Conducts wage surveys within labor markets to determine competitive wage rates; analyzes wage and salary reports and data to assist in the establishment of a competitive compensation plan.
  • Assists in planning, organizing, and facilitates training and professional development opportunities for employees and managers.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; remains informed of new trends, innovations and legal updates in the field.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of human resources principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of employee classification, compensation and benefits, recruitment, selection and training.
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws.
  • Skill in operating computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the preparation and analysis of comprehensive reports.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


The Human Resources Director assigns work in general terms of department goals and objectives.  The supervisor reviews work through reports, departmental meetings, and observation of department activities. 


Guidelines include EEOC regulations, affirmative action laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, other state and federal employment laws, and city personnel policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.


  • The work consists of varied human resources management duties. Strict and frequently changing laws and regulations contribute to the complexity of the work. 
  • The purpose of this position is to manage the city’s human resource function. Successful performance ensures the fair and consistent application of personnel policies.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, city management, human resources professionals in other organizations, attorneys, representatives of employee benefits providers, members of the news media, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, provide services, resolve problems, and motivate personnel.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require two to five years of related experience.

The City of Pooler is a Drug-Free workplace.

The City of Pooler does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran/military status and other statuses protected by Federal and State laws.


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