Human Resources Specialist II

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Job Code: PD21-41
Posted On: Monday, 19th July 2021
Department: Executive
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Pay Rate: Grade: 21 Minimum: $52,366

Job Description:

This is a professional position that implements and executes work efforts in the administration of various personnel systems to include employee benefits, recruitment, classification, performance, orientation and leave management. An employee in this class requires knowledge in a variety of personnel systems such as recruitment, training, classification and employee’s benefits. Employee is given overall program objectives/priorities and is expected to carry out the daily activities of the position with little supervision. Guidance is provided through the Personnel Policy Manual, Collective Bargaining Agreement, established personnel practices and previous experience, but unusual or non-standard problems are referred to the supervisor. An employee in this class performs a variety of duties and researches problems to provide alternative courses of action. These duties generally are conventional/standard but have a large impact on the proper functioning of the Human Resources Office and services provided to other divisions and employees. Contacts include HOC Directors, supervisors, career and term employees, and temporaries for the purpose of exchanging information, providing assistance, coordinating work efforts, solving problems, and educating staff on personnel policies, processes and procedures. Other contacts include the Office of Human Resources at Montgomery County & participating agencies, other outside organizations and the public for the purpose of administering contracts, coordinating service and providing assistance. Incumbents in this class may occasionally speak in front of groups or counsel employees or job applicants, but direct service to the public is limited. Work is primarily sedentary, and is performed mostly in a private office setting. There are no significant hazards to the employee.

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
  • Three years experience in the Human Resources field.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations applicable to the field of assignment.
  • Computer skills (Google Suite, MS Word, Access, Excel).
  • Ability to handle information of a confidential nature.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, managers, employees and external contacts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.