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Human Resources GeneralistCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #26-08 FLSA Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Human Resources Generalist Department: City Manager’s Office Division: Human Resources Supervisor: Human Resources Administrator Job Summary Provides technical and personnel support services to departments, divisions, and employees including the areas of compensation, labor contract administration, benefits and training. Job Scope No supervisory or budgetary responsibilities. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Counsels and provides information to employees, administration, staff and the general public regarding benefits, personnel policies, federal and state regulations and labor contracts. Monitors employee benefits for errors, over-usage, and eligibility for conversion; resolves discrepancies and provides assistance. Reviews and monitors personnel operations for compliance with current personnel policies and labor contracts. Assists in the administration of a variety of Human Resource programs and projects including testing, service awards and staff training. Assists and participates in the recruitment, interview and hiring process for Civil Service Police and Fire entry level positions; serves as minute taker and clerical support staff for Civil Service Commission. Prepares notices, provides information and assists employees with issues related to leaves of absence including FMLA, military leave and leave without pay. Prepares information for terminating employees; conducts termination interviews; prepares and distributes insurance information to affected individuals in compliance with federal and st ate insurance continuation laws; determines accrual payouts and/or benefits owed to city employees. Processes unemployment notices of claims, represents the City in hearings on contested claims and monitors quarterly charges. Participates in employee recruiting, screening, interviewing and selection. Job Class #26-08 Human Resources Page 2 Updated 12/20/2019 Organizes and maintains personnel files, records of employment/promotional process and related information. Performs research and data collection for compensation administration, labor contract negotiations and other special projects. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk or stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor's degree in human resources from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body and one year experience in human resources including public contract experience required. As an alternative, college coursework in Human Resources and three years minimum experience in Human Resources or combination required. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Three years of experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of state and federal labor laws and personnel administration including FMLA, FLSA, EEO, COBRA and HIPAA. Skills in organizing files and records and the use of a personal computer. Ability to read and understand technical materials, federal/state/local regulations, insurance policies, union contracts, and journals. Ability to perform and interpret mathematical calculations in administering compensation issues, testing functions, collective bargaining costing analysis, and budget preparation. Ability to maintain consistency and impartiality in applying personnel policies. Ability to clearly and concisely communicate a variety of information, both orally and in writing. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.