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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Human Resources Specialist
Job Category: Human Resources/Recruiting/Safety
Job description:  
Human Resources Specialist

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01971

Posting Date: 02/21/2017

Initial Screening Date: 03/15/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $71,596.99

Maximum Salary: $93,941.45


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP ).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

• Flex 125
• AFLAC Policy
• Supplemental voluntary life insurance
• 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: District Office

Location: DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown

Basic Function:

Under the general direction of the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, the HR Specialist provides administrative assistance and performs comprehensive HR services for employees

This is technical and highly complex work involved in directing the clerical and related operations of a district human resources office for a multi-campus community college district. Major responsibilities include evaluation of recruitment/selection, employment services, Human Resources Information System (HRIS ), control of confidential and other employment records, development of projects and reports, and completion and submission of internal and external reports. Public contact is extensive, and can include staff, the general public, vendors, legal services, and outside regulatory agencies for the purpose of exchanging information related to HR and District policies and procedures. A high degree of independent judgment, creativity and initiative is required to resolve minor and major problems by selecting from various alternative solutions

Examples of Duties:

Maintain official HR/employee records and files for all District employees; ensure contract compliance with employment policies including classification, assignment, salary placement, evaluations, leaves, benefit administration, and resignations/termination; maintain HRIS ; establish the electronic system job record; collect and disseminate required payroll and benefit documents; coordinate with the District Benefits Specialist and District Payroll department to initiate payroll processing; coordinate the resolution of payroll irregularities with District and College HR/payroll staff

Coordinate the District's compensation and classification program for classified employees; collect and analyze data for position classification; conduct classification reviews; develop classification specifications based on submitted documentation and interviews with management and staff; recommend salary ranges; process appeal actions; maintain official job descriptions, including updates and annual distribution for college and bargaining unit use

Assist in the investigation of employee grievances and complaints of violations of HR policies with respect to classification and compensation matters

Review documentation to ensure compliance with contract language as it relates to professional development and/or salary advancement

Provide administrative assistance in the collective bargaining process for the District and all bargaining units; assist in the development of contract language, policies and procedures; provide statistical and narrative analysis of data and information in support of proposals; maintain the official record of collective bargaining sessions; produce and distribute to all employees and managers negotiated contracts upon completion of the bargaining process

Prepare the employment contracts as directed by the Vice Chancellor; collect and analyze data for contract assignments, including eligibility for sabbatical, leaves, optional retirement program applications, merit eligibility, tenure status of probationary employees; research benchmarking data for total compensation reviews; monitor contract service days based on collective bargaining agreement, job descriptions and tenured job status; respond to request for salary information regarding District academic assignments and salary surveys from other educational institutions and governmental agencies

Coordinate and assist the District Benefits Specialist in validating eligibility for District health benefits according to collective bargaining agreements

Provide technical HR management advice and assistance to the Human Resources administrators

Exchange information with College and District Office staff, the general public, and representatives of outside agencies, organizations, and educational institutions regarding State and federal regulations, Education Code requirements, legal procedures, court rulings, recruitment/selection policies, employment services, employee file set-up and maintenance, employment verifications, employee orientation/training, collective bargaining contract interpretations, leaves, fringe benefits, exception payroll issues, attendance record keeping, regular and special reports, retirement, resignation, termination, surveys, and other related matters; attend conferences, workshops and seminars to obtain current information

Provide for quality control HR data submitted for District input to the electronic HR module and for data input from campus locations by validating the compliance of data submitted with District policies and procedures and other applicable regulatory provisions

Assist in the training of staff responsible for maintaining College employee records by ensuring the level of understanding of Banner processing is adequate for competent performance

Research and develop modified and new office procedures to meet various workload needs; confer with management staff in fiscal operations and other departments regarding project time lines, methodology for project completion, staffing needs, coordination of staff work, and other matters

Compose correspondence, report narratives, memos, and other written materials

Other related tasks as assigned or directed

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree with four (4) years related experience.

Four (4) years of successful work experience of increasing responsibility, including extensive public contact, research and data collection for reports, automated and integrated human resources information system, computer data entry/modification/retrieval, and directing the work of others

Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of relevant federal and state legislation

Knowledge of applicable sections of State Education Code

Knowledge of the policies and procedures related to a human resources integrated computer system

Knowledge of practices and techniques for administering a compensation plan

Knowledge of principles and trends of public employee administration

Knowledge of employer relations techniques and methods

Knowledge of the techniques of staff training, supervision and performance evaluation

Knowledge of information technology (IT) and personal computer systems

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Skill in communicating effectively and respectfully with individuals at all levels, both to internal Kern Community College
District populations and external customers

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization

Skill in researching and compiling statistical and other data in final form for surveys, reports, and projects

Skill in performing technical work involving the use of independent judgment

Ability to learn and comprehend District organization, operations, policies, and objectives

Ability to interpret District Board policy and applicable laws to human resources/employee procedures

Ability to listen, speak, read, write, compose, analyze, and comprehend, with discretion and tact, in order to perform the essential functions

Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team

Ability to prepare and maintain accurate employee records and reports

Ability to complete assignments within specified deadlines accurately and efficiently

Ability to analyze data and information and reason logically to develop alternative resolutions

Ability to train and supervise others as directed or needed

Salary Grade: E

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on March 15, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/973718. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
Other Information
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93305
Post Date: 03/02/2017
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Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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